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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Very good - based on 34 reviews
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Jacky I
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Second stay, still my favorite place away from home.”
Reviewed May 8, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was my second time in St Malo and it was as fantastic as I remembered. I was only stayed 3 nights this time due to other travel plans, but they were memorable nights. The vibe of intra muros is just the best. The apartment is perfectly located with everything in walking distance: restaurants, supermarket, croissants (and all the other delights of the boulanger), beach, bars (there is so many), souvenir shops, the ramparts (love these) and of course the bus stop with many connections which means you can get anywhere with a bit of planing. The appartment has all required for a short or long stay. The rooms are great size with enough space to unpack your suitcase and feel like you are actually living in France....
One thing that I miss when I am away from home is a decent shower, with hot water and decent water pressure. This apartment has both of these...so happy.
With the artwork on the walls, the little shelves/boxes with bits and pieces here and there, small book collection, notes and recommendations maps it feels like a home instead of a sterile hotel room that would be identical to the one next door.
I love it and will definitely be back hopefully for longer next time I am in Europe.

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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Hopefully you will come for a third time. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Annie
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rhonda k
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1 review
“Quintessentially French !!!”
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The little balcony apartment was the center of our wonderful stay at Saint Malo. What a perfect location, cafes, markets, restaurants the beach just a 2 minute walk away. The apartment has oodles of charm and has everything you need for a homely night. Definitely re booking next holiday.

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Liked best: everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
St Malo is a delight and I am so pleased that you had a good stay. Annie
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Jollydave
south fremantle
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location and cosy and comfortable.”
Reviewed April 3, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Little Balcony apartment is perfect for two - or four - but we were just two and it was comfortable and in such a great spot to enjoy all St Malo has to offer inside the old walls. It's decorated with Annie's artistic touch and has everything you need to be comfortable and cosy. We loved it. Plus a real bonus is manager, Neil, who looks after you so well when you arrive and we had so much fun going to the Cathedral Bar with him and Jennifer, and other local favourite spots they recommended. Neil was so helpful, even taking us to the train station when we left.
The apartment is light and spacious which makes it very comfortable to come home to after a long day out or a rambling walk around the ramparts of St Malo. Perfect spot!

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Liked best: bright, airy spacious
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated and I am more pleased that you had a good time in St Malo. Annie
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BoreDa2U
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Nice one!”
Reviewed October 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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St Malo is often overlooked being a ferry terminal but I'm glad we gave it a try.
We took our bicycles so as to save money on fares and car hire.
We were met at the ferry terminal by a friend of the owner who showed us the way (it's only about half a mile away) and then introduced us to the apartment. He was very friendly and helpful, we met up later in the week for a drink and a chat.
The apartment is very nice and convenient although a little noisy being in the heart of the city.
St Malo was rebuilt after the last war but you wouldn't know it. It has every thing I want from a French resort - cafes, bars, restaurants, beaches and quaintness.
We certainly enjoyed our holiday.

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Liked best: The location,
Liked least: The noise.
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
I agree, the walled city is a hidden gem and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review. Annie
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annie f
Fremantle, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect flat”
Reviewed October 2, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

Beautifully appointed little 2-bedroomed flat in the heart of St. Malo. Stylish and quirky decor. Comfortable beds, great shower and bathroom fittings (unusual for France!), Great kitchen stocked with everything one needs - and a butter/cheese shop around the corner!! Lots of local info. The owner obviously loves the flat and cares that renters will have a good time.

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Liked best: The general level of comfort.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you for your review and I am very pleased that your holiday was a good one. Annie
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goldenroa...
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“You can't get more central than this”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The little Balcony is an amazingly spacious 2 bedroom apartment inside the ancient granite walls of St Malo. It is absolutely central to everything..right at the heart of the old town. It is 2 minutes from the ramparts, harbour,main squares and only a few minutes to buses, supermarket, beaches etc. the apartment is very roomy.. Unlike many French units and it is light and airy. The rooms are all quite spacious including the bathroom which is new and very tasteful. There is a big kitchen that has everything and a lovely sitting/ lounge room with a gorgeous little balcony( strangely enough:-)) that looks out onto a lovely cobbled street and up the steps to the main square that has wonderful buskers in summer. The singers that sing sea shanties on a Thursday night sing just below which is very exciting and privileged. There are some of the very best restaurants within 50 m of the apartment. The apartment is on the second floor from the entrance but the stairway is wide and easy to ascend. We used this apartment as our base and walked all over ..within and outside the walls. The local people are very friendly and we found the whole experience delightful. Neil who greets you is terribly friendly and helpful. He even picked us up at the railway station which is easily accessible by the buses and only 5 minutes from the old town. What a wonderful place to discover Brittany.

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Liked best: The Absoluetly central location within the old town
Liked least: A bit of noise on some evenings from young revellers.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Being central, amongst it all is great, we love the place and are so pleased that you had a good time. Annie
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mumanddad...
West Yorks
2 reviews
“Lovely stay in st Malo”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St. Malo. We liked the little Balcony, and Neil couldn't have been more helpful, an early morning lift to the train station was above and beyond the call of duty.

The only drawback was that it was a little noisy at night, there are numerous bars and restaurants within earshot, although the fishermans choir on Thursday nights is recommended.

There are miles of beaches, so the kids were happy, and lots to explore beyond the town.

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Liked best: The apartment was comfortable, and had everyting we needed, including interesting books for children and adults.
Liked least: Noisy people in the small hours
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
The walled city and Neil are both treasures - absolutely agree and thanks for your review. Annie
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