- Reviews: 2318
Hotel La Cave: in Pontorson, 9kms from Mont St-Michel
When we visited Mont St-Michel we decided not to stay on the actual island as we didn't feel the need to sleep over-night here, plus accommodation is quite expensive. Instead we decided to stay in the town of Pontorson, which is located just 9km south from Mont St-Michel.
I chose a small hotel called Hotel La Cave, located just off the main road (D976) in Pontorson. It reminded me of the little motels we used to stay in when I was young and my parents took us on a road trip.
The owner was very friendly and funny, really making us feel welcome. There was secure off-street parking which was a real plus.
Our room, on the first floor, was nice in a dated way. Not a huge room, it was however clean and more than adequate for our one night stay.
We had dinner in the hotel's restaurant which was actually very enjoyable, and most convenient, as there didn't seem to be too many other options nearby. We also had breakfast at the hotel which was the usual French style, but served with a smile.
In June 2006, the cost of a double room was 48 euro. Breakfast was an additional 7 euro.
- Reviews: 2706
Le Manoir de la Roche Torin: An Inn with a View
The Manoir is located a quick 9 km from the Mont on a back road. The grounds are charming with an old chapel near the front door. It is a member of the Relais de Silence. We have stayed there twice, both times for 2 nights. They have a superb restaurant; be sure to reserve dinner with your stay (demi-pension). The rooms are large and comfortable. Our 10 yr old grandson was intimidated by the Relais Logo (when we explained that we would be expelled if he was noisy). It really was quiet and the service was friendly.
The restaurant specializes in open fire cooked lamb. The lambs are grazing in the field between you and the Mont which is clearly visible. (In another Tip on distant views we have included our very poor sunrise and sunset shots from here). The salt-laden marsh grasses tenderize the lamb meat. You have never had better lamb.
- Reviews: 31
All: Hotels near the causeway in Beauvoir
Beauvoir is the town at the end of the causeway leading to the Mont St Michel. Hotels here are not too expensive and plentiful, however the maps on google and other hotel search sites don't really give you a good idea where they are located. Starting from tip of the causeway, heading south (away from the Mont St Michel), the closest hotel is on the left (east) side of the road: Relais St Michel. On the right side of the road further up by about 1/2 block, is the Hotel de la Digue. Beside that one is the Relais Du Roy (different from the Relais St Michel). After that one is the Formule Vert, and the Hotel Mercure. Across the street from the Hotel Mercure (crossing over again to the east side of the road), is the Hotel Vert. Beside the Hotel Vert on the most southern end of the street is the Hotel St Aubert. This area is called Beavoir. There a decent-sized supermarket here, a few decent restaurants (the hotels actually recommend La Rotisserie but there are at least 5 other choices). Total distance from the causeway to the last hotel is about 200metres, about a 10min leisurely walk. I stayed at the Hotel St Aubert. I liked it, it was good value for the money. Please note that there are no real 5star hotels in this area, so if you don't go in with your hopes high, you will find decent accomodation anywhere. Mine was free from bugs and had a comfortable bed, so I was happy, even though the hotel was a little tired (who cares, it's France!!!) At the tip of the causeway, you may walk to the left and you will find a nice boardwalk where many people take their first sunset shots of the Mont St Michel. Then, start strolling the causeway (bring a flashlight) until the lights of Mont St Michel come on at dusk. The walking is fairly easy, but there are no sidewalks, just walk on the curbs (again, bring a flashlight or you may topple down the side into the tide coming in). Also, obey the signs. If they say you gotta move your car by a certain time, do it or wave goodbye to your car as it floats away in that tidal rush. One gentleman exclaimed to me that the tide came in 'comme les chevals' (like horses!). It's true.
4 hotels on the west side of the street, 3 hotels on the east. There are also hotels directly on the Mont St Michel too, but I didn't mark them down for consideration. This is really a tip for the photographer who likes to get those awesome twilight shots of the Mont, and who want to stay at the tip of the causeway.
- Reviews: 3267
Various hotels ON the island: Stay on Le Mont
Of course you can try to stay as a pilgrim in the abbey, but be sinsere about this and be prepared to simple circumstances. On top of that: register first.
On Le Mont Saint Michel are various hotels, from luxereous to average. However, all prices are - naturally - relatively high on this extra ordinary location.
- Reviews: 7
Have to dig up this place with...
Have to dig up this place with pictures. It's an old Victorian house overlooking a cliff. You can see the tidal changes here as well. The town is called Cancale and is know for it's salty oysters (which we weren't fond of ).
simply gorgeous..will have to dig up pictures
- Reviews: 200
Hotel Montgomery: Beautiful Hotel in Pontorson
Small style hotel / motel, with beautiful rooms with excellent service - 2 couples run this establishment and speak absolutely perfect English. They were more than accommodating and welcoming, and we would definately stay with them again. Luxurious rooms - the huge corner spa was just what the doctor ordered, after a 6 hour drive from the Loire Valley.
Character filled accommodation, VERY comfortable rooms and excellent service. Only 15mins by car to Mont Saint Michel.
- Reviews: 527
Chateau des Blosses: Chateau des Blosses
Located between Brittany & Normandy, Chateau des Blosses is only a few miles from Mont St. Michel. English is spoken, and they are open from April 1st through October 1st of each year. We also opted to have dinner here and it was incredible -- ham and cheese omelette, green salad with dijon dressing, roast pork with vegetables, raspberry tart, a cheese course, and the appropriate wine/aperitifs to accompany each course. Breakfast featured croissants, madeleines, eggs, jam, etc.
This chateau had a large stained glass window at the top of the stairs, dried flowers, and stuffed animal heads (deer and such). In the morning while we were having breakfast, we watched the lady of the house outside gathering fresh flowers in her basket while her dog followed along.
- Reviews: 22
Le Lithana: Cheap and clean
It's a cheap hotel (44 euros at night) at the entrance of the Pontorson ville. The room was clean and practice with a shower.
We had also Wi-Fi for free without any code or any extra payment.
The breakfast was 6 eur/person but it was very simple: Nutella and some jam with butter and bread. The coffee was large but not very good.
It has a free parking very useful for us because we traveled by car and we didn't know where to park the car in Pontorson.
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