Comfortable, basic but good value
Posted Sep 26, 2011
My wife and I wanted a hotel for 2 nights close to Cherbourg, the D-Day beaches and Mont St Michel on our way back to England after staying with relatives in central France. The Hotel Altos was ideal - there was free on-street parking and the hotel was within easy walking distance of the attractive town centre of Avranches.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and we had a clean, modern room on the 3rd floor at the back, overlooking houses and gardens. The room had a 'Juliet' balcony with a waist-high railing which would have concerned me a little if we had young children. The bed was very comfortable, the TV was modern but with only 5 French channels and the shower was hot and powerful. Sadly there were no facilities for making tea or coffee but the wi-fi worked well. There is an adjoining restaurant next door which we did not use.
Slight criticisms were that we were near the lift which we heard at night, and the separate toilet area was tiny.
Our rate included a continental breakfast which was healthy and had a good variety of choices.
It was a bit like staying in a Holiday Inn Express - fairly basic but modern, friendly, clean and perfectly adequate for my wife and I who spent most of the day out sightseeing. I would happily stay there again.