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The little balcony
14th century building opposite
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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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Raylene T
Fremantle, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful holiday destination”
Reviewed September 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A very comfortable and well equipped apartment with all amenities close by, including market, bakeries, fish shop, and countless eateries. A wonderful town and surrounding area for long walks around the coast, around the wall, and for watching the rise and fall of the wondrous tide. Swimming in summer is invigorating, with the offer of numbers of beaches a short walk away. We felt quite at home in the Little Balcony and would gladly return another time.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you here again. Annie
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Deborah L
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect location for exploring St Malo and surrounding towns”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Excellent location bang in the middle of the walled city of St Malo. Lots of nice shops and really lovely eating places. The local buses and those to farther afield (from the train station) are superb, they ran on time and were increadibly good value for money. Take a boat trip to Dinard which has a great market on Saturday and is really pretty. Thanks go to Neil who not only collected us from the ferry port but returned us there a week later. The flat has everything you need, a plus for us was no TV which meant we played lots of games with our children after dinner, instead of them being glued to watching DVDs. Stay at home for dinner on Thursday evenings and listen to the fishermen choir - very reminiscent of the Port Isaac Fishermans Friends who we have seen on our holidays in Cornwall.

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Liked best: Location, we didn't take or need the car
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Thank you very much indeed. Glad you had a good stay. Annie
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Mr Neil P
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Summer break”
Reviewed July 13, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This comfy apartment had everything we needed for our stay and is situated in the old town which makes a good base to explore other towns and villages. We visited Concale, Dinan and Dinard using the bus service and the Bus de Mer during our stay. A real bonus was Neil Vann who met us on our arrival at the ferry terminal to take us to the apartment and arranged to take us back to the ferry in good time for our departure. The Little Balcony is in an ideal location to access creperie's, bistro's and bars as there are several in the street below and very close by with plenty of nightlife.

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Liked best: Additional service provided by the very helpful Neil.
Liked least: Some of the very late night life noise.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thanks so much for your review. Annie
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Terry M
1 review
“Comfortable, convenient and”
Reviewed May 29, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had an amazing time in St Malo and The Little Balcony. The apartment was full of interesting artwork and quirky items. There was a wide variety of leaflets and books to read/ peruse. We were met at the Ferry Port by Neil - a real treasure - who took us to the apartment in his car and back again at the end of our stay. We even met him one evening for a drink and were reassured by his presence at the end of a phone should we need him.
The Little Balcony is situated very close to the outside walls with a myriad of eating places inside at the base, the morning vegetable market and launderette. The centre of St Malo is a stones throw away. There are hundreds of interesting restaurants and coffee places serving delicious food right on the doorstep as well as craft shops, winding roads to explore and the buzz of the town. During the evening/into the early hours the restaurants and Irish pub are open nearby.
We didn't take a car but enjoyed a boat trip to Dinan - not to be missed - as well as to Dinard and a very cheap bus ride to Cancale - home of delicious seafood and oysters. Of course a walk of the walls was 'a must' and another experience to treasure. Plenty to do and lots of reasons to return.

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Liked best: Being in the centre of St Malo and being a part of the buzz - so much to see within easy walking distance
Liked least: Lugging suitcases up and then down the 4 flights of steps [45 steps] - but hey we got fit!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your comments. I am glad you had a good stay. Annie
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sandie m
cambridge
2 reviews
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“Perfectly placed, lovely accommodation”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Have just spent 4 nights in the Little Balcony and it was exactly what I wanted. Right in the middle of town, quiet in spite of that, close to all amenities. The apartment has everything you might want (interestingly I didn't notice if it had a tv as I wasn't looking for one) spacious rooms and lovely hot water. Very walkable to most places, otherwise there are busses. I didn't try them this time but will next time. The weather was not good but I hadn't planned on good weather and it didn't detract much at all. Left feeling much more relaxed than when I came

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
We so appreciate the feed back and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Annie
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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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Travelling group: Friends
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Aug 2015
St Malo is a delight and I am so pleased that you had a good stay. Annie
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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