My wife and I stayed at the Nautilus after she found it here on trip advisor, I have to say it seemed too good to be true. The price makes this hotel the best value I have had in all my time here in Europe, it is right in the middle of everything in the Intra-Muros, you can get to every attraction, restaurant, fort...etc. within a five to ten minute walk and to top it off, the staff will bend over backwards to make sure you have a good stay.
We checked in after getting lost in town since there are renovation at several access points to the old city there is only one road in and out and my GPS led me to one of in repair access points. There is pretty much no parking inside the city its a pedestrian village with the occasional car coming in and out shuttling hotel guests, etc. So we had to park outside the city walls, basically a five minute walk, thankfully the hotel sells parking day passes which allowed us to come in and out as we pleased.
The rooms are nice and clean (we stayed in room 8), small but everywhere here in France they are the same size. It's a historic building, very cozy. My wife, baby and I slept on the bed, think it was a queen sized.
But there is so much to see and do and most importantly eat in Saint Malo that you really should not be spending too much time inside your room. We called up the front desk for our baby milk to be heated about 5 times a day and they were always very helpful and nice, asked for restaurant recommendations and they were always very helpful. I think we probably kept them a bit busier than most guests but they were always very professional and very friendly, and after having stayed in the Paris area so often, friendly is something you really appreciate in a hotel. This town and this hotel are two of the most positive experiences I have had in France in the past year I have lived here. As a hotel it is average, the main thing about the Nautilus the service, the people there are what makes it excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inside the old town close to the sprawling beaches, you will find the Nautilus cherished haven of the buccaneers of St Malo, a resting place before returning to sea. Open all the year, the Nautilus, 2 stars hotel, offers 15 welldecorated non smoking rooms with ensuite facilities and a private bar. In this classified historical building, you will appreciate the warm welcome of the Nautilus crew, every passenger can expect a faultless service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Nautilus Hotel
- Le Nautilus Saint Malo