Staying here was an almost perfect experience for me, as it encapsulated everything I look for in a stay in France, charming, low budget, authentic, atmospheric , picturesque setting. For this price, you stay in a lovely old house in the ancient centre of Roscoff, steps away from a huge choice of restaurants, shops and the picturesque harbour. Our room, no.88 if you wish to know, looked out over lovely flower-filled granite-walled gardens. If you don't like or can't manage ancient stone spiral stairs, it's best to go to Ibis or Best Western with a lift. At the time of our visit, the delightful proprietaire was clearly indisposed and suffering, but managing to carry on her business with the help of neighbours. We found this very touching. In spite of her pain, Madame Cadiou got in her car to meet us and guide us to the residence. ( I would really recommend that BnB owners provide a detailed map of their location on their site, as it is difficult driving around unfamiliar narrow one way systems, trying to find a residence in a strange town ).
Our room on the 3rd floor was spotless with comfortable twin beds. I was travelling with my son. I hope his snoring didn't keep too many people awake. It did me.
The pretty courtyard garden by which we had access to our rooms was very welcoming and the climb to our room was like entering little turret to a magic tower.
This is no 5 star hotel, but for the essential France, in basic comfort, it is a "must".
Based on the comments of other reviewers, I feel disappointed that we did not get to know Madame Cadiou better. I do wish her well, and would like her to know that our stay was one of the highlights of our trip and that we hope to return. Thank you, Madame Cadiou, and thank you also to Monsieur and Madame Gilbert at Les Chardons Bleus for their assistance. With all good wishes. Cordialement Mary
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Francoise will welcome you as friends in her old stone house from the 16th century in Roscoff, small city of character in Brittany. Francoise has 2 bedrooms for 2 people with their own private bathrooms and 1 family suite including 4 beds in 3 bedrooms. The house is in the city center, close to the church, the harbour, restaurants and shops. A typical French breakfast is included in the price. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Residence Des Perles Hotel Roscoff
- Residence Des Perles Roscoff, France - Brittany