Hotel le Mouton Blanc2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Awful room (304)! AVOID at all costs. After spending a lot of time on the internet researching where to stay on Mont St Michel, we (unfortunately) decided on Le Mouton Blanc. The reception was not manned and we had to go to another hotel to check in and get the room key. The check-in procedure there was uneventful and professional. We were told our room was a bit difficult to find since it was not located in the main hotel building. Nevertheless we were given good directions with photos. However, upon opening the room (304) door we were hit by an overwhelming damp and musty smell. This did not disappear during the stay. I will not waste much more time on this review since we never intend to return but be please aware should you consider staying there. The shower was very dangerous with a very sharp edge to the handle. The fact that you had to hold the shower-head in order to get wet unfortunately goes without saying - see photos..... The tourist office of Mont St Michel has been informed and something needs to be done about it because it has certainly left our family with an unpleasant memory of what should have been an enjoyable first stay on Mont St Michel. Things were so bad we left after the first awful night's sleep instead of staying for the planned two nights.
My family spent two nights in this charming hotel on the historic island. Before we went, I read all the reviews written by people who didn't know what they were doing before booking, who aren't accustomed to travel through more rural areas of Europe, and who are accustomed to the kind of accommodations found in chain hotels rather than locally owned ones. Before you book any hotel on Mont St.-Michel, a few things you should know. You cannot drive onto the island. You will take a free shuttle from the visitors' center and walk from the bridge. The grand avenue up the island is steep, narrow, and very crowded at the height of the day, so best to come either early in the morning or - better still - around 6 PM. As check-in times for all hotels is 4 PM local time, you can get right into your room and leave your bags there. Travel light. Multiple suitcases on wheels sounds great for running through airports, but will be a hassle on the island. Expect steep cobbled streets, narrow passages, and a LOT of stairs. No, staff will not carry your luggage for you. No building on the island will have air conditioning. Few places in France do, but this place especially will not. Look around - it's a miracle that the island has modern plumbing and electricity. Expecting WiFi through massive stone walls and spa style bathrooms is utterly unreasonable. You will not check in at the sign of Le Mouton Blanc. Check in at Les Terraces Poulard instead. Look for signs on the way up the street. The clerk at the desk will give you a photo guide to show you where to go and what to look for - pay attention. They speak beautiful English there and, I suspect, Spanish, Italian, and maybe some German. Be in awe of them, as so much is required from people who work in this industry. Breakfast for this hotel is not free, but you have choices. At La Mere Poulard, linked to this hotel, you can have breakfast at three levels and prices - 5 Euros gets you 3 mini pastries, unlimited coffee, juice; 8 Euro ads bread, fruit, and yogurt to the mix; for 17 Euros, get eggs, breakfast meats, and omelettes. It's a good deal, and can be added to your hotel stay. My room had a marvelous view of the bay on one side, and the local cemetery on the other side. The room was clean and neatened for us on our day exploring the island. The bathroom was basic but clean, functional, and all we required. So I have to ask those who were expecting something from a luxury resort - did you come to the island for the beauties and sublime views, or to hang in a hotel room? Me, I wanted somewhere clean and close to hang my hat while I drank in that amazing place. For that, I paid a price; but given that this site offers so few rooms for guests, I felt privileged to have been able to stay there. I hope future guests do as well.
This hotel has excellent service, polite, welcoming and helpful staff. They stored our bags for us safely till check in time which allowed us to have fun exploring during the day and to enjoy a lazy three course lunch too. The hotel restaurant is also worth a stop, delicious meals and lovely staff. Our beautiful room also had a bath! After the five hundred million stairs around Paris which we traversed the day before, on foot for ten hours, the baths was a special treat much needed. The room was a good size for a couple and very clean with beautiful historic trimmings and a great view of the laneway shops below and the buildings above too. A delightful stay, we would come again and again if possible, highly recommended!
Can't complain about being able to actually stay on Mont-Saint Michel itself. So the location is superb. But early morning noise of workers, suppliers, all kinds of people supporting the entire Mont-Saint Michel establishment is beyond awful. I suspect because most people will only come for one night they do not care.
Rooms were acceptable. It was clean but the building is old and could use some updates or renovation. The bathroom did smell musty. The reception area wasn't really manned and we had to get our room key from a different hotel reception, which wasn't far. When we returned from dinner, the front doors were closed. Fortunately other guests were there to tell us of the side door code. There are no elevators and staircase is narrow.
This hotel is on the island where the abbey is located about halfway up the Grand Rue. Locationwise - great! Now to the issues we had with this "hotel". We had to check in at another establishment, 2nd hotel on the left as you go up the Grand Rue from the entry gate. There was no on site hotel staff at the reception desk. The room we had was in a converted attic. This room was hot, 25 - 30 C, and there was no air movement or fan making it very uncomfortable. When we opened the windows we had to keep the curtains drawn to not have birds come in at night. Also, the pigeons were very loud. The ceiling light fixture was broken and hanging by it wires (safety issue). Also, one of the sconces had no light bulb. The room was dirty and hadn't been sewpt in who knows how long. The toilet had a phantom flush, and this occurred at a rate of 1 time / hour. And the last issue was the noise. Even though we were 2 stories up, it sounded like people were right outside the window due to the acoustics of the Grand Rue. In the early morning, 5 am, the forklift was running up and down the cobblestone Grand Rue. The noise it made sounded like a machine gun and it was very noisy. The next time we go to visit the abbey we will stay on the mainland for 1 night and walk or take the bus. This is one of the worst hotels we've ever stayed in. Overall, we strongly recommend not to stay at the Hotel le Mouton Blanc .
I made a reservation at this hotel directly over the phone. When I arrived, there was a sign in reception saying to go to another inconvenient hotel to pick up my key. When I did, I was directed to an Annex to the main hotel. At no time was this mentioned during our phone call. The rate I paid for this reservation was over $150 and for this I got a very small room and minuscule bathroom, no air conditioning or wi-fi even though this was advertised in their website, a broken flushing mechanism on the toilet, holes in the wallpaper, a curtain that didn't cover the window and was hanging down on one side, a total of one electrical outlet in the two rooms, and a bedside lamp that didn't work. Breakfast was 17 Euros if you wanted it. Avoid this place.
We booked this hotel at least six months ahead of time. The check in was a total disaster. We arrived at the hotel there was a signe saying to go to a different hotel for check in. Once there we were sent to an annex of the hotel which was at a different place, with no way to tell which building the annex was in. No signers or markings. We had to go all the way back and have one of the staff to show us where our room was and she was not very happy about it. The room was like a dungeon and no internet. Over all it was a very bad experience. Other than wasting about two frustrating hours getting our room taken care of, our visit ti Mont St. Michel was great.
Ok so admittedly I didn't research this hotel/destination as well as I usually do. Basically Mont Saint-Michel looked amazing and I jumped at the opportunity to stay on the island. It was the priciest hotel night of our trip even though it was a Monday and the room was the least nice looking. First of all, I knew there was a free shuttle although for some reason I assumed that if you are staying on the island you could drive right there. This is not the case. You must take the shuttle and there is paid parking nearby. Then the realization hit that we had to leave at 4am to catch a flight in Paris that afternoon. Then when we got off the shuttle there was a sign about certain times that the tide prevents access to the island. Oh crap. We went straight to the tourist office to find out if we can get off the island when we needed to. They were really helpful and told us that the tides would be fine and that we could book a shuttle to come get us at whatever time we needed. They gave us a phone number to call, however, when we finally got to our room later we couldn't figure out how to dial out and there were no instructions. So we headed back and the tourism office kindly booked the shuttle for us. Anyway, now for the really fun part - getting to our hotel room. We lugged our suitcases onto the shuttle and up the tourist-filled cobblestone road to Le Mouton Blanc, where were were greeted by a sign and a staff member who informed us we had to get our key from the Terrasse Pouland, back down the street. Ok, well that would have been good to know ahead of time. So I left my husband with our suitcases and walked back down and found the Terrasse Poulard (if you are ever looking for this, it's around a corner in a sort of alleyway). I check in and they hand me a key for room 307. I try to ask if I'm able to check out at 4am but I was so frustrated I couldn't communicate in my broken but usually passable French and the front desk staff only speak a little English and don't understand. I just shrug and hope for the best. AT NO POINT, do they tell me where my room is. I walk back up to Le Mouton Blanc where the staff person we had talked to had disappeared so we head up the stairs lugging our bags (me 4.5 months pregnant). We get up a couple flights only to realize that these rooms are only in the 100s. Ugh!!! We go back down, wander around, find some more rooms but still no 300s. I see the staff member again and ask her were 307 is. I understand from her French that it's up the street, up stairs to the left, and the door is on the left. Ok ... My husband and I go up and see a couple sets of stairs. I head up the first one to scope it our while he waits with our bags. There are doors and more alleys with doors. But no signage. I turn around frustrated and tell my husband I can't handle this anymore. I wait with our bags while he goes back to Le Mouton Blanc where he talks to the staff member again. He comes back and says its the first door on the left, which is totally unsigned and has zero indication that it's a hotel. How can they expect you to just open an unmarked door? You could have been walking into someone's home for all you knew! Anyway finally we arrive and we carry our bags up a set of stairs to our room. The hallway is cemetery adjacent and the window provides a view of it and you can see the abbey looming above. Our room faced the other direction so we had a window overlooking the water (and a seagull next across the street). We kept it shut when we left and at night to prevent birds from flying in. The wallpaper had a large stain that we optimistically told ourselves was champagne. The room was old and decor leaved something to be desired but they seemed clean at least (although other reviews say otherwise). It did however smell faintly of cigarette smoke which I am not a fan of. Wifi did not work in our room, but you could access it by standing outside the actual Le Mouton Blanc building. The front desk was not open when we checked out in the wee hours of the morning. I just left the key on the door knob and hoped for the best. I figured there was nothing worth stealing in the room, if a potential thief was actually even able to find it! It was cool to stay on the island and we walked around a lot and made it to the abbey in time before closing. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone unless you are desperate to stay on the island. If you do, pack light, ask a lot of questions about where exactly your room is (get them to draw on a map), and be prepared for the less than ideal accommodations.
Our room had a double bed and two twins. The bathroom was recently renovated and was nice and clean. The room was right above the sign along the Rue Grande. After reading all the negative reviews, we expected much worse so were happy with the room. Yes, the wallpaper needs some repairing but it definitely has a lot of old world charm. Reading reviews definitely helped us be better prepared for our stay. Some tips: carry a bag with only essentials because there are narrow stairs to climb which makes towing baggage difficult. Check in at the La Mere Poulard because there is nobody at the reception area of the hotel. Also, wear earplugs because the Mont gets noisy in the early morning.
- Steps from Mont Saint Michel Abbey
- Free in-room WiFi
- Onsite dining
Hotel le Mouton Blanc places you next to Mont Saint Michel Abbey and Maritime Museum. This 15-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Archeoscope and Saint-Aubert Chapel.
Enjoy a bite to eat at MOUTON BLANC, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.
All 15 rooms feature desks. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free toiletries are also included.
At Hotel le Mouton Blanc, guests have access to features like a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is EUR 11.70 per day, and there's also a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby.
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63% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 735 reviews