First the good points. Service is in general very friendly and helpful; staff speak at least some English. The hotel is very clean throughout. Room price is cheap. Buffet breakfast is copious. Restaurant is good (but see caveat below). Location is good: ten minutes’ stroll from the delightful Old Town, twenty minutes from the harbour, but rather further from the SNCF station; buses to Carnac and Quiberon stop nearby.
We spent a week here in June. Our room was smallish (normal for Kyriad), with a view onto the car park, which did not worry us, since we spent most of our time out. However, it had a serious drawback: there were no drawers, no room safe and very little shelf space. We were not quite reduced to living out of our cases, but very nearly.
The hotel has a demi-pension (half board) option, which we took, and found very good value at an extra 22 euros a head for breakfast and a three course dinner. Drinks are not included, but the restaurant has a good sensible wine list (a good few half-bottles; good wines by the glass, adequate cheap pichets). Just one warning about dinner: you really need a good appetite. The main courses tend to be over-garnished (e.g. little bits or courgette with spicy dressing, plus a bit of broccoli, three varieties of potato, rice and a sort of small poppadum). You may find yourself leaving much of this so as to avoid indigestion. The cooking was rather variable: delicious honey-glazed pork, excellent navarin d’agneau (lamb stew), very good and very substantial fish soup – but rather dry salmon, rather tough steak, and on one occasion the fish soup was served lukewarm.
Vannes is a very pleasant town, with good transport connections, but of course it’s in Brittany, which means that it frequently stops raining; high season is just July and August.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Totally renovated in 2015, the Vannes City Center Kyriad hotel was a famous Post House in the past. This charming hotel is welcoming you within one of its 45 comfortable rooms. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, free wifi access, a flat screen television with Canal+ and satellite channels and a courtesy tray. Located at two steps from the medieval city center, with its ramparts and shops, you will enjoy your stay in a traditional French hotel. During your stay, you will appreciate our private parking or your free access to our safe at the reception. Our restaurant A l'Image Sainte-Anne, renowned table since 1948, offers you creative meals made of fresh Brittany products and recipes. The Vannes Centre Kyriad Hotel offers you 2 modern and comfortable seminar rooms which can welcome until 50 people for your professional or family events in Southern Brittany. With your family or during your business stay, our Kyriad hotel in Vannes welcomes you 24h a day. ... more less
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