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Le Relais du Roy
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Mont-Saint-Michel
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Real Find”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a great hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Marie, (not sure of spelling, sorry) the young lady on reception, was particularly helpful. We were lucky enough to get a room with a very large bathroom and the largest shower I have seen in Europe (room number 107). We also had a French balcony with a view of the river. The breakfast room was terrific. Large, spacious and well lite...a fire burning in the fireplace. The breakfast buffet had everything you could imagine. Including scrambled eggs and back bacon. The hotel is well situated for the shuttle to Le Mont, which is accross the street and 50 m north. A gate code, which is emailed the day before your arrival, gets you in to the restricted access area and you can park right out front of the hotel.

Room Tip: As noted in the written review 107 was great.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sodetour, Responsable relations clients at Le Relais du Roy, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Sir,

We thank you for your message and are delighted that you spent a good stay in our hotel.
As you wrote, some rooms have a balcony with a view of the river and you can also see Mont saint-Michel from there.

We hope to welcome you again at "Le Relais du Roy".
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very Convenient for visiting mont st michel for the free parking (they actually charge a negligible eur1.50 for the access code!) but our visit was marred by the weather which was much much warmer than expected and air conditioning really was required unfortunately but the hotel didn't have it and opening the window made no difference at all. Only one wifi device can be used in the room at a time which was irritating. Overall still a good stay. Very pleasant and affordable meal in the restaurant. Tasty and the chef clearly had a creative steak with the presentation which we appreciated!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We chose this hotel based on the low price and proximity to Mont St Michel. We stayed in late April when the system to get to the island was different. Our double room was a good size. Bathroom split in two: toilet in one area, sink and shower in the other. We had a lateral view of the island. Parking in front of hotel, but limited # of spaces. We had breakfast at Brioche Doree, not at the hotel.

Overall, this had more of a motel feel to it, but it was a good value for a place that was simply a quick stopover for us. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Great location at reasonable price. Room was basic but clean. Hotel is located near the shuttle bus stop and also within walking distance to Mont Saint Michel. Also near a few other restaurants and a local supermarket. View from hotel is spectacular. We also had a very nice meal at the restaurant of the hotel.

The staff was very friendly and helpful (although they did not tell us about the shuttle to the castle when we checked in). We left an iPad connector in the room.We contacted the hotel and they found it and mailed it home to us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sodetour, Responsable commercial at Le Relais du Roy, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you for your commentary
We are glad you had a nice stay and we hope to welcome you once again in our hotel.
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Milwaukee
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91 reviews
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Last time I was at Mont St Michel we were able to stay on the island, so I was disappointed that there were no rooms available when we tried booking for our most recent trip. We settled on this hotel though and were not disappointed. This is one of the closest hotels to the Mont without actually being there. They have recently changed the entire system as to how one parks and gets to the island which was a little confusing, but we had no trouble getting through the gate. It is nice to park at the hotel (instead of in the new parking lot) and the shuttle bus stops right across the street to take you to the base of the Mont. The views at night were lovely from this distance. Across the street is a grocery store and a Brioche Doree which is a cheaper alternative for breakfast. Our room was great for the price. We noticed that they take in large tour groups, but they were not noisy. Overall, a wonderful stay!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

As per reviews below the village is now gated. Little bit of confusion finding the gate but the code was emailed to me the night before. Entered the code and away we went. Rooms are spacious and the staff were very helpful. The wifi is terrible which is a factor for me as I use it a lot. Was designed to cut out every 5 minutes. Very frustrating. Apart from that the hotel is very good value in a prime position. We walked to the Abbey early and took courtesy bus back. Go in morning or afternoon because by 11:00 am the bus loads are there. Breakfast was. Bit basic but the restaurant meal that night was very very good. All,in all a good venue.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

From the last review, we knew the hotel was in a gated zone, but had a bit of trouble finding how to get there and then our code to open the gate did not work. Someone did eventually open it for us. The rooms at this hotel are just ok, with red carpet, 80's furniture and a tv that is in a wall which you cannot rotate or adjust the picture quality (why?). The worst part about this hotel is the "no air conditioning". We too left our balcony door open to get some fresh air, but in the summer when it gets really hot, I would not want to be here.

The shuttle to Mont St. Michel is across the street, comes every 5 min and takes you to the bottom of the entrance.

The best thing about staying here is the restaurant. We had our dinner as well as breakfast here and it was delicious. No one mentioned to us the demi-pension option to us, but we asked for it based on the last review and it was worth it.

Room Tip: If you need air conditioning, do not stay here...rooms get very hot.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Le Relais du Roy
Address: la Caserne | Bp 8, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Manche > Mont-Saint-Michel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Mont-Saint-Michel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Relais du Roy 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is Tastefully decorated in a classic style, the hotel's bedrooms have all that is necessary for a short stay or undisturbed holidays at the foot of Mont Saint-Michel. Most of the rooms have a balcony with a view of Mont Saint-Michel and the River Couesnon. There are duvets and soft pillows for refined comfort.The hotel has rooms for 2 and 3 guests, and one for a family.Facilities :Non smoking roomsfree wifi accessFlat screen satellite television ... more   less 
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