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Mercure Vannes Le Port

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is relatively new and well designed. The rooms are very good even if the bathroom is smallish. It is a stones through from the creek leading up to Vannes and there are plenty of boats offering trips round the Morbihan and a ferry up to Vannes centre. Plenty of parking. The restaurant "Brasserie Edgar" was very good.

We've stayed here a few times in the past; since we last did so it has been refurbished and is now a pretty much standard Mercure. In some ways, that's no problem - you know what you're getting and the rooms (and particularly beds) are okay. In others it's sad, because this hotel used to have some individuality. It's very handy for Vannes, easy to reach by car and allowing one a pleasant walk along the river to the centre: allow 20 minutes to half an hour for this. Two negatives, though. First, they over-heat their rooms. The air-conditioning/room cooling isn't functional. Not a problem, we thought: we had a window that would open. And then the night club nearby started up. And continued, until 6.30am. Drunken youths gathered outside the hotel to play their own music, just to add to the cacophony. My wife didn't sleep at all. Of course, Mercure do have a satisfaction guaranteed policy - but who wants to be changing a room at midnight. Assuming that the staff showed any interest. Because that's the other problem. I remember when Accor recruited staff who took an interest in their guests. Not any more. The young woman on the reception desk when we checked in just processed us. The older woman on the desk when we left didn't ask about the stay. We were just consumers, passing through. This is becoming a real problem for Accor, because we've seen it elsewhere. It leaves you thinking that if you want a bog-standard package, administered by people who don't really care, Accor remains a reliable brand. But talk to them about the hot, noisy room? I had no confidence there'd be any interest on the basis of the staff we met.

Spent one night here. Rooms were clean, staff nice, it was quiet, bed comfy, and wifi worked. Location pretty good. Could walk to historic Vannes in about 20 minutes along the canal/river. In good weather, there are bikes to rent along the shore, nice place to jog too.

We stayed at this hotel for sadly only 1 night at the end of our holiday,we will certainly be returning.Our family room was huge with lovely views we were made to feel welcome even though we had our 2 dogs with us who get very excited and vocal on arrival somewhere new.If only hotels in the uk would be as welcoming.The location is 20 mins from the centre of Vannes ,it is an easy flat walk,however for the less able there is a regular shuttle bus from the front of the hotel.The hotel restaraunt looked nice but we did not eat there.We had no problems at all with the Wifi and found it fairly fast.

This would be an excellent hotel, if it were not for the substandard Wi-Fi service, and the lack of attention in the restaurant. The hotel guest rooms are a good size and very comfortable. There is adequate space in the bathroom and wardrobe, and there is desk space for a computer. If you need more desk space, there is a table which can be moved close to the desk. I would have rated this hotel "excellent" if my experience had not been spoiled by the unreliable internet service, and by the ignorance of some restaurant staff. Most Mercure hotels use an ISP called WiFirst, which works very well. This particular Mercure uses an ISP called OpenArea.fr. The problems started in the small hours of my 3rd morning at this hotel. I was told by the night staff that a technician would be called later that day, but 2 days later there was no improvement. When I complained again, I ot the usual "You are the only one who is complaing. It must be your computer". Obviously this was NOT the case, and I found another client who agree that the WiFi did not work properly. The internet worked part of the time, but there were intermittent period when the connection was lost; mostly between 1600h and 2000h. This is symptomatic of INSUFFICIENT BANDWIDTH. The problem occurs when there is heavy demand. It could be that the hotel's router is inadequate for the number of guests, or it could be that an antenna is down and other antennas are being overloaded. The choke point might also be the hotel's ISP. In any case, I believe that the hotel needs to change it's ISP because another annoyance is the fact that after 2 or 3 hours, you get automatically kicked off, and you have to log in again. This can be really annoying, if it results in you having to re-start a partially completed task. I used the hotel restaurant (Edgar's Brasserie) twice. There were no problems the first time. The menu is quite extensive and there is plenty of choice. My 2nd visit was a different matter. I had to wait 15 minutes before my order was taken. After another 15 minutes I had still not received my entrée, and another customer was seated at an adjacent table and her order was taken right away. 5 minutes later she had her food, whilst I was still waiting after a total of 35 minutes. I did not use the hotel restaurant again during my stay.

This hotel was what one would expect from a four star hotel in a holiday area in France. It was comfortable, the room were spotless, everything worked as it was meant to. The only real drawback to the hotel is that it is a brisk 20 minute walk into the old part of the town and the majority of the restaurants. However, having said that the restaurant in the hotel was considerably more than adequate and the food was better and more imaginative than the normal hotel fare - the souflees we had for desert were to die for. Well done Mercure.

The Mercure is a 25 minute walk from the beautiful city centre on Vannes. Room was spacious but dated and although non-smoking it smelt of stale cigarettes. Dinner in the on site brasserie was good and the service efficient.

Regular Mercure standard with comfy and calm Privilege room at the last floor, bed mattress is really good. Only issue with the room was the small size window, too bad. Staff at the reception desk was really polite and efficient. I recommend it.

Although I was aware that this hotel was on the edge of Vannes I did not expect it to be quite so cut off from the town. I paid extra for a room with a view of the Port but, as shown in the picture, this was not worth the extra money. The Port is really only a couple of landing stages for the various ferries which ply their trade in and around the Morbihan Gulf. This is, however, the only negative I am reporting about the hotel. From reception to departure we were made to feel welcome, the breakfast was substantial but not exciting and the food in the Brasserie was good quality brasserie style food. Although the hotel is out of town there is a free shuttle service into Vannes but to explore the beautiful area a car is a must

We got this hotel via a "private sale" but it was still the most expensive of the 7 night trip we took. It was very nice and in an excellent spot if you don't want to have t use your car. We walked along the river the following morning and were in Vannes centre in less than half an hour walking at a very leisurely pace. Some building work going on around the port which would suggest this place will become more expensive with time.

19 Rue Daniel Gilard Vannes Morbihan

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Le Chorus Exhibition Centre and Vannes Aquarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Mercure Vannes Le Port is adjacent to popular attractions such as Le Chorus Exhibition Centre and Vannes Aquarium. This 89-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Vannes and also close to Musee de La Cohue and Jardin aux Papillons.


Dining

This hotel is home to a brasserie and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Mercure Vannes Le Port's 89 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. 82-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

At Mercure Vannes Le Port, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a conference center, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, Multiple Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Privilege, Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 530 reviews