Hotel de la Deig

  • Room Type : A double room
  • Stay Nights : 1 night
  • Stay Num : 2 people

I chose "Hotel de la Digue" because it was close to Mont Saint Michel and was a reasonable hotel. I wanted to stay not only in Paris but also in the vicinity of Mont Saint Michel, so I searched for an online travel reservation site for a hotel that I can walk to Mont Saint Michel. Because there were no other places that I would like to stop by except Mont-Saint-Michel, I chose this hotel. It is close to Mont-Saint-Michel and the price is not too expensive.

What is the exterior of the hotel? Check entrance and reception

The hotel looks old and cheap but it is in the countryside after all.

The atmosphere of the entrance, to be honest, felt cheap and I felt anxious.

There was no one at the front desk, when I shouted several times, one staff appeared from the restaurant about five minutes later. I was told that there was still time before check-in and I just wanted to leave my suitcase, but I got the keys of the suitcase storage place and went to them by on my own, but with the suitcase of others, the stairs Just putting it in a place like it, I was worried about security.

Stairs connected to rooms on the second floor

Because it was a hotel with no elevator, I thought it would be a problem because I  had a heavy suitcase, but fortunately my room was on the first floor.

What is the room in the double room?

Room entrance door

The entrance door seen from inside. Guest room looked like an old business hotel. The room is small and there would be no place to walk if you spread two suitcases. It smelled a little old. But, it was very close to Mont Saint Michel and I just thought that it would be a good place to sleep.

The bed was comfortable. It was large and the hardness was just right, and the pillow was comfortable as well. The temperature of the room was just right, so I slept well.

There was a TV set opposite the bed.

There was a desk and a chair, too.

There was a storage shelf under the desk.

View from guest room window

Bathroom

There was a bathroom door on the side of the bed. There was no bathtub, only a shower. Overall it is an old hotel, but the bathroom was clean, and  I was able to use it pleasantly.

The shower had a shower that was removable. There was no problem with water pressure, hot water immediately came out and it was stable. There was no such thing as the water leaking out and making the bathroom wet.  

The toilet was an ordinary toilet without a washlet.

There was a sink between the toilet and the shower room. It was easy to use.

Amenities were shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothbrush, soap, shower cap on the sink. Although it is an old hotel, it is the best product selection among French hotels I stayed so far, I was surprised. Shampoo and conditioner and my hair didn't become frizzy. However, there were no slippers. It is told to be like this anywhere in France, but I was disappointed.

There was also a hair dryer. The wind pressure was strong and it was easy to use.

Closet and Safety Deposit Box

There was a vertically long closet beside the bed.

Hangers were also installed in the closet and I used it to hang my coat. There was no safety box. The housekeepers did not come in to clean our room because we were only staying for a night, but it would have been better to have a safety box.    

Restaurants in the hotel

Although we did not use the restaurant in the hotel, it was a famous restaurant of the same affiliation as restaurant in Mont-Saint-Michel.

Unfortunately they closed at 21 o'clock and we could not eat, because we came back late from Mont Saint Michel. Since there is no where to eat in the countryside, we recommend you to eat at this restaurant.

Entrance to restaurant from outside hotel

Facilities in the hotel

There was a vending machine for snacks beside the stairs.

Hotel surroundings environment

There was only one big hotel around the hotel but nothing else. Although it was dark, there were people who went to Mont Saint Michel which was lighted up at night, so it did not feel dangerous out side. The road in front of the hotel is beautifully paved and there are plenty of trees, but it is in good condition. For a woman to walk alone it may be scary,  but I think it is good to go to see Mont Saint Michel in the evening in a group.

Road in front of the hotel

Staff & Customers

The hotel staff did not give out a good impression. When I got to the hotel, no matter how many times I called, no one came, and also, they would not carry my suitcase for me and just gave me a key to where the suitcases are stored. Fortunately, the staff was friendly. The restaurant closing early was inconvenient, because when I tried to go in at 21:00 the restaurant was already closed. There was nothing to eat around the hotel so we ended up just eating snacks.  I wanted them to tell us in advance about the time the restaurant is closes.

There were many young and old women and men of Westerners staying but I think that there were relatively more young people.

access

Our destination was Mont Saint Michel, and you can see it in the picture. It looks close, but it took about 30 minutes to walk there. It was nice to be able to get some exercise.  A free bus to Mont-Saint-Michel was also in front of the hotel. I think that it was about one in 15 minutes. It was quite crowded so occasionally it may not be possible to ride, but it is very convenient.

Mont-Saint-Michel which can be seen from the hotel

Mont Saint-Michel

Summary

I only stayed around Mont Saint Michel for one night, and I was happy that I got to stay at this hotel. The good thing about this hotel is that it is cheap and close to Mont Saint Michel. There is a hotel in Mont-Saint-Michel, too, but since it cost about 50,000 yen per night, we thought that it would be better to stay here. It was a pleasant walk around the pier for about 30 minutes. Free bus also came often so it was convenient. The bad thing was that the restaurant closes early, and that we were not told about it. It closed at 21 o’clock and there was no restaurant at all, so it was troublesome. Next time, if there is somewhere to stay near Mont Saint Michel, I think that I would like to stay near Mont-Saint-Michel even if the price is high.

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