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“This is a budget hotel - don't expect any more of it than that”
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Hotel Gambetta
Ranked #75 of 82 Hotels in Saint-Malo
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Having tried to find rooms in more than about 10 hotels in and around the area from St Cast to East of St Malo I was somewhat relieved that Gambetta was able to offer me the four rooms I needed for my team, and at a very good price. The bar and reception are basic but nice and clean and the owner couldn't do enough for us. The rooms are basic, exactly what I would expect for the price. It was a bit noisy due to internal noise in the morning - thin walls and the main shower room above my room (being used by several guests one after the other) and rattling pipes, I also confess I slept in my sleeping bag because I have a bit of an issue with budget hotel beds, but that was my choice and I saw no evidence to suggest that the bed and bedding were questionable (although in truth I didn't look!). We didn't have breakfast but there was bread and croissant available at tables in the bar set out for breakfast. This is a genuinely budget hotel that is ageing and needs some maintenance and modernising so don't expect any more for your money, the owner is a gem though.

Room Tip: I had the en-suite (6) it has a small shower that looks like something out of the 1940s but it worke...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I loved this place Andy made me and Heidi feel like we were staying in his house such a personal service would definitely come back and stay again it's not the Ritz but the personal touch of Andy and the price more than made up for this

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Seriously, if you are a family considering stopping in St Malo either for a break or 1 night stop on your way to, or from your destination in this hotel - THINK AGAIN. The smell upon entering the room was the equivalent of walking into the hatching chamber from the movie Aliens, and clearly, the cleanliness and overall presentation of sanitary facilities are of no concern at all to the management or owner of the hotel. Disgusting is quite honestly the only word in my limited dictionary of the English language I can find. And yes, I am being honest. This is no negative tripadvisor post as a result of a personal gripe in any way whatsoever. My 8 and 10 year old daughters squirmed at the thought of sleeping in this room and, quite frankly, so did I. I won't mention how my wife felt. My family and another family of 4 spent the night in the beautiful town of Saint Malo dreading the thought of spending the one night ahead of us in this so called hotel.

Room Tip: Don't book one here!!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank neilharsant
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We enjoyed a two night stay here and had a brilliant time. We booked two quadruple/family rooms as there were nine of us in all (five children) and we were welcomed with a smile and told to treat it as our home. The rooms are basic but clean, just what we needed. The nearest beach is a short walk straight down the road and its not too far to the old town and docks. We didn't need to go far to find some good restaurants and the hotel bar was great fun! We would definitely recommend this hotel for a cheap and cheerful stay in St Malo.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Nice little bar up front. About a half hours walk along the beach (which is five mins away) to the old town, which is open late for food and drinks. Clean and basic rooms. Good light breakfast, some local pastries and things. The best feature for me was the ability to lock my motorcycle against some railings in the inclosed and locked garden. As this is my first night in France, the reassurance is great! Nice chap who runs the place. Would recommend for cheap and cheerful. Don't expect 5* because its not.

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Address: 40 boulevard Gambetta, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
Region: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Saint-Malo
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Ranked #75 of 82 Hotels in Saint-Malo
Price Range: €43 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gambetta 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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