Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
2.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler
Disappointing and OverpricedPosted Jul 28, 2011 on Hotels.com
As a seasoned traveller I have a great plenitude of experience with which to compare my hotel stay at Inter-hotel Le Grand Hotel Abbatiale - that being said, I had never before visited Bénodet, which transpired to be a relaxing and visually appealing place. From the exterior, the hotel is, in my opinion, wonderful - a brilliant example of a late 19th century seaside hotel. Inside too, in the lobby, it is quite apparent renovations have recently taken place creating a nice atmosphere - the disappointment began when I opened the door to my room. Immediately I perceived the room was fairly small, and had not been redecorated for some time. There is no Air Conditioning, which in this day and age frankly isn't acceptable for a *** property. The bathroom was the rotten cherry atop the mouldy cake, as a segment of the bath was chipped, revealing a rotten panel beneath. The shower-head was not attached to the wall, resulting in a horribly inconvenient and actually dangerous (the water spurts in all directions causing the floor to become slippery when one steps out of the shower) washing experience. The bathroom I assume had not seen any investment since the mid 1980s. There were dirty marks (which were perhaps from guests' suitcases scraping the walls during unpacking) on one of the walls, and the WiFi access was awkward, constantly asking its user to log back into the system every 5 minutes or so, making even simple tasks like checking emails an undesirable slog. Worst of all, however, was the constant presence of a mysterious and untraceable smell which I can only describe as the odour of the aftermath of a flood which had soaked the carpets (basically a musty damp smell) combined with that of a sewerage pipe. It seemingly permeated everything - it would waft in through the window, was on some (but not all) of the pillows, and was present at the hotel's rear entrance. This is an issue the hotel needs to rectify urgently for the comfort of all their guests. Aside from the considerable negatives; the hotel's location is excellent, adjacent to a truly brilliant restaurant and the female receptionist is incredibly friendly and speaks good English for those of us with rather lacklustre French abilities. Considering the price of the room, I believe the hotel does not represent good value for money as from vast personal experience I can categorically state that there are much more luxurious hotels available for less even in the immediate surrounding area.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from San Francisco
The upstairs neighbors....Posted Jul 6, 2011 on Hotels.com
This was a last minute stop as part as an impromptu and romantic trip to South Brittany with my girlfriend a couple weeks ago. We were given a first floor room in a small building off of the parking lot behind the main building. This building appeared to have only 4 guest rooms (maybe those are reserved to Hotels.com clients). The room looked nice but we discovered two flaws, one more bothering than the other. 1) The bathroom had no ventilation whatsoever so after a shower, the bathroom itself and then the room itself got transformed into a foggy sauna and the only "window" was actually a glass door opening on the parking lot, not necessarily something you're comfortable opening when just getting out of the shower to ventilate your room. 2) The second floor of this building is actually occupied by a bunch of young people, late teenagers I'd say. I know so because I saw them arrive on the parking lot with food and bottles and go upstairs. This struck me as odd as they did not have the profile of hotel guests and looked like local kids. Not sure whether they're tenants or family members of the hotel owners but after an hour of ruckus above our heads I called the front desk and asked is the people upstairs were hotel guests and if they could intervene in asking them to be quieter so we could sleep. Within minutes somebody came and yelled at them. I am French so I understood every word and this confirmed that they were not hotel guests. The loud talking and music ceased immediately but the noise of them constantly moving above our heads did not subside. Foam earplugs ended up being the trick to allow me to fall asleep. I wish they had put us on the same floor as bus of German retirees that checked in the same time we did. It would have been quieter. As a conclusion, the hotel is nice and well situated but if you're given a room in the small building by the parking lot behind the hotel, ask for another one right away.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Newbury
Old style but comfortable hotelPosted Oct 12, 2007
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Cambridge
Great position on Odet EstuaryPosted Aug 8, 2007
Staff very friendly and welcoming. Room facing estuary rather basic. Needed certain comfort touches and decorative arts on the walls. Certain areas require some renovation e.g. bedroom corridors. Restaurant comfortable and food of a high standard and reasonably priced.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Very nice HotelPosted Jun 28, 2006
I was very pleased with this hotel in France, the only thing was no AC, but it was on the coast so it had a nice ocean breeze. For business the Internet was a wonderful surprise.