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La Mère Poulard

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has few rooms but very well equipped and clean. Unfortunately we left early and couldn't have breakfast. But our room had two beautiful views and warm furniture and linings. We chose it because it was easy to access with baggages and a good starting point for walking and exploring. When you reserve a high floor consider that usually hotels in Mont Saint Michel do not have lifts!

It is not in inexpensive omelette and after reading reviews I expected to be disappointed as many said it is overpriced. I did not think the prices were unfair. You are in a very remote location where everything has to be transported in. It is a fine dining type of establishment so priced accordingly. We had the 3 course meal with the famous omelette. I do not like eggs very much and LOVED the omelette. It is very special. It was fun watching the process of making it too.

Yes once your on the Mont you are captive and must pay the price. This Poulard mob operated apart from this Hotel , other rooms and half the other Restaurants & Cafes on the Island ! We stayed in the rear hotel and while large & old, it was very comfortable for our 2 night stay. The restaurant was also very good , not cheap (9E) for a bottle of water ! But we took the Dinner & Breakfast package as we thought why fight it ? The Omelette was up to speck and tasty and it was a great experience all round ! As the Title says 'Location" is everything and with the Monastery right above you it was pretty special. Well worth splashing out for a once in a lifetime experience, do yourself a favour and stay on the Mont !! And Eat ? Also Staff Member Lucille was Excellent !

The rooms are small, old and outdated. You have to lug your luggage up narrow, winding stairs. But you're staying at the Mont and can explore it without all the hoards of tourists that are there during the day. We got fantastic pictures of the Mont all lit up at night, took a late night stroll up the Mont after dinner and had the famous dessert omelet, flames and all! We got to explore the Mont, including touring the abbey/cathedral, in the morning before all the day tourists arrived. The most attractive part of La Mere Poulard is its location!

Very pleasant atmosphere and there is a glass wall that allows you to see how they are cooking. The food is very good, but not cheap. Service could be by far better. Our server did not care at all, and the wait was excesive.

When you visit Mt St Michel, it is impossible not to see this restaurant, that is in the entrance of the Mount. The place is famous for it's eggs Poulard, that are nice and delicious.... until you get the check. Honestly they overcharge you, since basically there are no other places to eat there. Maybe when you start going up the road to the monastery, will find other places, but, in the entrance, only them, and they manage the coffee shop too.

1. Staff is trying to avoid you, looks like you keep bothering them with stupid things when ask something, or try to order something 2. Food was so disappointing, I just hoped not to be sick next day. Maybe the omelette was simply not my thing, however the fish soup starter and the apple tart words...was not even able to slice a piece of the tart because the crust was who knows how many days old, and how many times microwaved 3. SHOCKING BILL!!! Was so sorrow to see such s bill (£130 for 2 people) for something that is not worth going even if you were invited to dine for free. It's actually my first time to write a review, and that's the reason I do it - to help others avoid such disappointment in such an amazing place as Saint Michele...

We were coming just for the famous omelet for a lunch. Two out of three were not properly cooked. The outside was OK but inside was foamy but too liquid and not cooked enough. The accompanying mushrooms were basic Paris mushrooms and Pleurotes (not even wild mushrooms in spite of the season). This for the outrageous amount of 36€!

Came hear for evening meal the food was really good service was good until the waiter forgot my husbands pudding and we were left waiting over 40mins. But we would still come back the food was good. The walls are covered in interesting people who have eaten there.

The hotel has its issues. The rooms are good size, the views were amazing and who doesn't want to stay in a castle overnight?! The rooms were outdated though and there were a few stains here and there, but again the idea of staying in a hotel inside a castle was amazing. I would recommend staying inside the walls vs outside the causeway which was quite far. You have to lock your door at night. Turn the key as it doesn't automatically lock. We had a view of the bay and the abbey. We stayed one night. There is no elevator!!!! Pack light because you will be climbing stairs. The tides are amazing! We arrived around 9pm at night and the tide was in. We stayed overnight and the tide went out around 10 or 11 am. It is amazing to see Mont. St. Michel when the tides are in and out.

Grande Rue, BP 18 Le Mont-Saint-Michel Manche

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Mont Saint Michel Abbey
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

La Mère Poulard places you next to Mont Saint Michel Abbey and Maritime Museum. This 27-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Archeoscope and Saint-Aubert Chapel.


This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All 27 rooms provide minibars, free bottled water, and phones. 19-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

La Mère Poulard offers free WiFi in public areas and 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.

Room options

Superior Room Mère Poulard

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Prestige Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite Prestige Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Triple Prestige Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

53% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1069 reviews