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“Lovely characterful apartment”
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Very good
34 reviews
The little balcony
14th century building opposite
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Very good - based on 34 reviews
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Katevw72
Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely characterful apartment”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This is our second time staying at 'Little Balcony'. Certrally placed, in the heart of the walled city, the apartment has real character and is tastefully decorated in keeping with the traditional building. The apartment is warm, clean and tidy and has plenty of space. It is also very reasonably priced. Annie, the owner, was extremely hospitable, kind enough to collect and drop myself and my young children to and from the boat. Can't wait to stay again. A proper little gem!

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Liked best: The character of the apartment
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Apr 2016
Thank you very much indeed Kate, it was lovely to meet you this time and I am so glad you had a good stay. Your review is very much appreciated. Hopefully see you again. Annie
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Jonathan...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Town, Great Appartment”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A return visit for me to the Little Balcony but this time with my wife and twin 11 year old grandchildren. A wonderful stay. The apartment is clean and bright. 2 generous bedrooms, living room (complete with little balcony), a kitchen with EVERYTHING you could possibly want and a top hot shower all located right in the heart of this special town. Walk the ramparts, we all enjoyed the sandy beach, just 5 minutes walk away, the quirky sea swimming pool, a jump off the top board is a must, exploring the off shore islands at low tide and hours spent discovering stuff amongst the rock pools.A street of local shops just a minute away for bread, fresh fish and the most amazing cheeses. A lovely market too. Spoilt for choice when eating out but Divers Cite, a restaurant just around the corner was out favourite. We'll be back!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Laeving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Apr 2016
Thank you very much indeed. The city, the sea, the countryside are wonderful. Jumping off the top board is something I've not done, you're braver than me but I am now inspired to give it a go. Annie
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Raylene T
Fremantle, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful holiday destination”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A very comfortable and well equipped apartment with all amenities close by, including market, bakeries, fish shop, and countless eateries. A wonderful town and surrounding area for long walks around the coast, around the wall, and for watching the rise and fall of the wondrous tide. Swimming in summer is invigorating, with the offer of numbers of beaches a short walk away. We felt quite at home in the Little Balcony and would gladly return another time.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you here again. Annie
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Deborah L
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect location for exploring St Malo and surrounding towns”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Excellent location bang in the middle of the walled city of St Malo. Lots of nice shops and really lovely eating places. The local buses and those to farther afield (from the train station) are superb, they ran on time and were increadibly good value for money. Take a boat trip to Dinard which has a great market on Saturday and is really pretty. Thanks go to Neil who not only collected us from the ferry port but returned us there a week later. The flat has everything you need, a plus for us was no TV which meant we played lots of games with our children after dinner, instead of them being glued to watching DVDs. Stay at home for dinner on Thursday evenings and listen to the fishermen choir - very reminiscent of the Port Isaac Fishermans Friends who we have seen on our holidays in Cornwall.

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Liked best: Location, we didn't take or need the car
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
7 Aug 2015
We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Thank you very much indeed. Glad you had a good stay. Annie
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Mr Neil P
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Summer break”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This comfy apartment had everything we needed for our stay and is situated in the old town which makes a good base to explore other towns and villages. We visited Concale, Dinan and Dinard using the bus service and the Bus de Mer during our stay. A real bonus was Neil Vann who met us on our arrival at the ferry terminal to take us to the apartment and arranged to take us back to the ferry in good time for our departure. The Little Balcony is in an ideal location to access creperie's, bistro's and bars as there are several in the street below and very close by with plenty of nightlife.

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Liked best: Additional service provided by the very helpful Neil.
Liked least: Some of the very late night life noise.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2015
Thanks so much for your review. Annie
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