The walled city of St Malo (intra muros) is truly spectacular. Known as “the Corsaire city”, St Malo is steeped in history and tales of piracy from times gone by. The quaint cobbled & bustling streets are lined and with cafes, restaurants, buskers and shops selling and displaying an absolute delight of local, traditional Malouin and Breton fare.
You can walk all around the town ramparts and enjoy the stunning views out to the surrounding islands and across to St Servan where the origins of St Malo were founded by the Welsh monk Maclow in the 8th century. A walk to St Servan is highly recommended for a look at the stunning 14th century Solidor tower and the spectacular views of the mouth of the river Rance.
Maison des Armateurs ****
Formerly Best Western Central, this hotel has been entirely refurbished for 18 months. It is at the moment the only 4 star hotel inside the walls, only 5 minutes away from the ferry terminal. The on-site restaurant has now disappeared but there are an amazing selection of restaurants nearby
Le Cartier is right next to the main pedestrian St Vincent street and offers 30 rooms with modern comfort and first class stress free service. Check their rates in the spring and autumn, probably one of the best value for money hotel in town.
Le Louvre is quite famous with Channel Islanders thanks to its convenient location right inside the walls, but also for its warm welcome and efficient service. 50 comfortable rooms and a secured parking option for an extra charge.
Le Bristol **
Nesteled on the Place de la Poissonnerie, Le Bristol is a convenient hotel for an overnight stay in St Malo. Recently renovated, le Bristol offers good comfort and ideal location for a weekend away or for a stop over.
Anne De Bretagne **
In a little cobblestoned street off the main Chateaubriand square, the Anne de Bretagne is now ownwd by le Chateaubriand and offers a large selection of rooms (including large interconnecting ones for families). It is also group friendly, for friend and groups of golfers alike.
L’Univers is a very famous hotel with locals and tourists with its old maritime pub , leather armchairs and warm terrace. Facing St Malo’s town hall on the main square Chateaubriand, you can treat yourself to one of the superior rooms overlooking the bustling square with its painters and artists.
Superb Belle Epoque white façade on the main Chateaubriand square, le Chateaubriand offers 80 rooms in the heart of the walled city and also 2 restaurants, one for alfresco lunch and a panoramic restaurant at the top of the building
Outside the walls
The Oceania is located right behind the casino and faces the main St Malo beach. Still within walking distance from the port, this hotel boasts a cosy bar and breakfast room overlooking the sea. On-site Jacuzzi. The rooms are both modern and very comfortable, some of which with stunning views (extra charge). Sister 3 star hotel Escale Oceania also available.
Le Nouveau Monde ****
NEW charming hotel owned by les Thermes Marins, alongside the St Malo sea promenade. Impressive building with brand new 4 star services including onsite bar, gourmet panoramic restaurant and onsite spa facilities with pool.
Small family run hotel offering personalised care and welcome. Direct access to the main St Malo beach, le Beaufort offers a cosy panoramic lounge and is ideal for a romantic getaway or a stopover. The walls are within walking distance, so is the Thermes Marins Spa centre.
Logis La Grassinais***
La Grassinais is an old Breton Malouiniere cottage offering 29 rooms “Logis de France” & on-site restaurant. At a stone’s throw from la Madeleine shopping centre La Grassinais is a haven of peace with onsite secure parking, authentic charm, comfort and local gourmet cuisine. Ideal for a stop-over or shopping weekend.