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Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee

Citadelle Vauban, 56360 Le Palais, Belle-Ile-en-Mer France
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Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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mary0103 wrote a review Sep 2020
Cognac, France11 contributions12 helpful votes
We will not be back. We paid over 300e for a room and received about 75 euros in service. We notified the hotel of our arrival and requested a shuttle. The shuttle was waiting when we left the ferry, but the shuttle was over booked (not enough seats for everyone) and we were informed our room was not ready. They suggested we walk around the village and then walk to the hotel in an hour. We told them we would just ride to the hotel. At the hotel, we were informed that our room still wasn't ready and they would call us. After 90 minutes, we still hadn't been called. We went to the front desk and the front desk clerk had to run somewhere to check to see if our room was ready. We finally checked in. The room was large and nice. The view from the terrace was spectacular. But, the WIFI does not work in the rooms,. There isn't a TV and the tub only had a shower wand (now shower). The grounds were very nice and the museum interesting, but not large. Breakfast was a disorganized disaster. We arrived with 2 other parties. The party before us and the party after us were both seated. We were left to stand. After 15 minutes, we seated ourselves as opposed to standing in a hallway as breakfast servers passed by us. After about 20 minutes, I finally tracked down someone to help us. The items very limited. For the price of 19euro a piece, we received about 5 euro of food. The server who finally helped was very nice. They seemed to be under staffed and had no clear system for checking people in despite requiring a breakfast reservation. We have stayed many places as my husband travels for work about 200 days a year (pre Covid). This was one of the most disappointing stays, ever. The town had many small, quaint hotels. Next time, we will choose one of those.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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micahsinger wrote a review Sep 2019
Williamstown, Massachusetts30 contributions5 helpful votes
Belle Ile is not exactly an A list destination so the citadelle is under used and affordable for the amazing historical significance and beauty it represents. The converted barracks are very well done with sweeping ocean views from every room, long hallways with flickering lights and a peaceful and serene sensibility. The staff were very nice in this seasonal hotel
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: All rooms appear to face the ocean. End rooms - junior suites - have windows on both sides -...
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epicurein84 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sault, France13 contributions19 helpful votes
We booked this hotel for the « spa » as we were hiking the coastal path and needed to relax after long hikes each day. Nothing worked—jacuzzi, sauna, pool heater were all broken. The outdoor pool is ugly and not at all sheltered from the wind. The indoor pool is tiny and filled with misbehaving children screaming and jumping into the pool. The breakfast room is tiny and overcrowded and the personnel seemed stressed out. Chairs are very uncomfortable and there is no way to talk. The elevator was out of service for two days, so after hiking up the steep climb to the hotel we had to climb up the 2 long flights of stairs. All this for 215 euros per night. The site is spectacular and the room was big but very rundown. Water faucets didn’t work, stains on walls and carpets (which were not vacuumed during our stay). No WiFi or tv in rooms. We felt totally ripped off and would never stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Howard13BuckHouse wrote a review Sep 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
It was my wife's sixtieth birthday and I took her to this hotel as a treat. Amazing place. Rooms very spacious Could park my car in the bath Lagavulin very expensive but who cares View from our room fabulous
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Date of stay: August 2018
Tony B wrote a review Jun 2018
Chiswick, United Kingdom191 contributions68 helpful votes
We arrived on Belle Ile without doing research or knowing where we would stay or what exactly we would do. I wouldn’t recommend that in high season or in fact any time after 23rd June. However, we made all the right decisions and the weather was terrific which always helps. Net result - we booked sea view rooms at the Citadelle which were fabulous. We dined at the restaurant in the Citadelle on the first night which was also an excellent decision. Breakfasted in the dining room each day which was very good indeed. We stayed three nights rather than the one we originally planned. We had a fabulous time. Cycling around Belle Ile in electric bikes rented from Eric down in the port Next door to the little car rental on the front. We loved every minute of our time on Belle Ile and our stay at the Citadelle. I can highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$105 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FranceBrittanyMorbihanBelle-Ile-en-MerLe Palais
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Frequently Asked Questions about Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee
Which popular attractions are close to Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Nearby attractions include Musée Citadelle Vauban (0.1 km), Port du Palais (0.3 km), and Liber & Co - Librairie Café & Littéraire (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Parenthese, L'Annexe, and La Touline.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Citadelle Vauban Hotel Musee accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.