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Reviews of Alpha Ocean 2 stars

93 Boulevard de Rochebonne, Parame, 35400 Saint Malo, France

#63 of 69 hotels in Saint Malo

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Based on 421 hotel reviews

7.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.1

  • Comfort

    6.3

  • Location

    8.5

  • Facilities

    6.2

  • Staff

    8.2

  • Value for money

    6.6

  • Free WiFi

    6.3

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  • Reviewed: 31 May 2018

    8.8
    A real pleasure.
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • 5 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No elevator, but the director did carry up a heavier suitcase or two.

    Reasonable prices for a hotel just a few meters from the waves and sand. It was a delight to awake in the morning to the sound of the waves through my open window. Management is also very careful and helpful, and allowed us use of the bar (before opening hours) for a group meeting.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2018

    5.0
    Poor value
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I was involuntarily upgraded from economy, the shower was broken, the sink plug did not work, the breakfast was mediocre, apart from the jam which was good

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    7.1
    Manager's welcome, recommendations for dinner.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 1 night

    A bit expensive for a very basic comfort. Sea view: actually you can see it but don't expect a wide srceen view, it is a side view. We did not expect better as we googled the location and orientation of the hotel before the stay.

    Manager's welcome, recommendations for dinner. Sunny breakfast on the terrace.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    7.5
    Ok for a single night stop over,
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower head was broken, and washer for hose poured out water,, for £15/20 a complete new riser bar an shower head and hose could easily be fitted in minutes, probably cost them more in heated water in one weeks hire than the new replacement cost!,,,

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    3.8
    The proximity to the beach
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The rooms are very tiny. The door to the bathroom was broken and nearly falling off. Should not be rated a 2 star. Barely manages a 1 star. The place needs some money spending on it.

    The proximity to the beach

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    5.8
    great location, price ok, you get what you pay for if you dont mind subpar tidyness
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    rooms not 100% cleaned, a bit smelly,

    Despite us overreading that no check in sunday afternoons we were accepted without Problems Great Location of the hotel directly at the beach

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    9.2
    OK for an overnight stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Little bit rundown. Carpets need a thorough steam clean and some replacement. No coffee/tea facilities in room.

    Location near the beach and the walkway to the old city. Available street parking. Friendly host.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2017

    6.3
    I liked the convenience to the ferry port and for a stroll.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Run down, broken curtains, wobbly bed in the room. WiFi didn't work. Breakfast overpriced for what you get. Shower mouldy. Parking is a joke. Heavily parked on road parking.

    Convenient for an overnight stay prior to car ferry sailing. Interlinked room good for a family with young children. Close to the beach for a nice stroll.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2017

    4.6
    Extremely disappointed and our stay in St Malo was salvaged by an excellent meal at Le Kidygwen.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Reception seemed nice enough and the staff was friendly, but when we got to our room we were greeted by a huge patch of damp/ mould on the wall. The shower was also broken and the lights flicked on and off when the water was running. We had paid on arrival, there were no other rooms available and it was already late so didn't really fancy kicking up a fuss over one nights sleep. Really regret paying on arrival as we would not have paid the full amount, it was one of the most expensive hotels of our trip and by far the worst. We booked a standard double room but it looked nothing like any of the pictures for that standard of room. Really disappointed and will complain to booking.com for being mis-sold!

    Comfy bed. Helpful staff. Free parking outside. Good choice of restaurants half hour walk away.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    6.7
    The hotel is little shabby around the edges.
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The hotel is little shabby around the edges. Although the room was very clean, but very basic and tiny. not much room for two people and one Labrador. No lift and access via a tiny staircase, difficult to carry a bag up as it was narrow. saying that it is an excellent location for the beach and a fab walk to reach Malo centre

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2017

    5.4
    This was a convenient hotel for the ferry but I wouldn't want to stay any longer than 1 night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything was very worn and tired looking, the curtains and bedheads are faux leather and these were worn bare, the bathroom door was broken, the metal wardrobes functional but very dated. The twin beds for the children were very comfortable but the double bed was well overdue for replacement and quite uncomfortable.

    Great location and the family room layout was very good.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    5.0
    lots of better hotels nearer to the centre and the ferry.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Rest of building decor tired bedroom tatty poorly maintained ie extractor not working in bathroom so bedroom steamy. Is it too much to expect a kettle if paying 98 euros bed only breakfast extra for one night.Farther than expected from St Malo Centre positioned in a boring suburb, too far to walk. Beach was nice but irrelevant as cold and raining, normal for St Malo. Wouldn't have paid more to be in St Malo Citidal, the Intra Mura ie the interesting bit.

    The older guy at breakfast was friendly and attentive he may have been the owner.Ground floor reception,dining room and bar nicely decorated clean and comfortable.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2016

    4.6
    Poor value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    I'd class this hotel as more a B&B rather than a hotel. No a/c, room very tired, shower too small, no lift just stairs a few very steep which makes it awkward with cases, wifi non existent (not a major problem), breakfast a lot of money for what you get (not a lot), on the whole needs a lot of updating.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2018

    8.8
    The location, the ease of register .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Not the hotel's fault but eateries around a little expensive unless you like pizzas.

    The location, the ease of register .

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2018

    4.6
    Location, near the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything but the location

    Location, near the beach

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2018

    5.8
    The position is very nice
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The beds are not good and the wifi is realy bad

    The position is very nice

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2018

    7.5
    A very pleasant, friendly hotel in a beautiful location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    WiFi did not work

    Wonderful location right by the beach; welcoming staff.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    9.6
    A one day stop off from the ferry. Will definatley use again
    • With a pet
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a good location.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 April 2018

    3.8
    No restaurant, not a lift, No english speaking very well, toilet far to small for me a disabled etc.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing

    nothing

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    5.0
    Nearby to Sea
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nearby to Sea

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    9.2
    value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the bath room was a bit on the small side

    good location and we had a very nice breakfast and would recommend to family and friends

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    9.6
    Nice place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good location, quite, cheep

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    4.2
    okay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Tiny room. The bath "room" is really a closet for a toilet.. but otherwise safe. Also no view.

    Right next to the ocean

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2017

    10
    Good Seafront Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to dislike

    Good seafront location. Excellent value. Pleasant walk to the old town. Easy cycle ride to the ferry port. Congenial host.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    10
    1 night in tha Alpha
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Negative: nothing to mention.

    Positive: safe and free parking for cars. The room was clean.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    8.8
    I would recommend the hotel to my firends
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good selection for continental breakfast. The staff where very helpful. The room was spotlessly clean.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    6.7
    Fit for ourpose
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No lift

    Good breakfast and comfortable bed

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    9.6
    The location and the friendly staff that gave us boiling...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economic room with shared toilet and bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The showers outside of the rooms were often occupied

    The location and the friendly staff that gave us boiling water late when he was about to close!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2017

    7.1
    Great end to our little tour of Brittany before getting the boat home.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast - Poor choice for 8 Euros!

    Location - so close to the beach and easy walking distance to St Malo

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2017

    5.0
    Great location. Fine if you just want a clean beach - but you pay for the privilege!
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very expensive for the facilities and size of room.

    Convenient location

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2017

    8.8
    Perfect location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Steep stairs. Hard to get to the room with small babies.

    Perfect location. Friendly staff. Clean.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    10
    Right next to beautiful beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Right next to beautiful beach.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2016

    7.1
    Convenient for ferries and very close to beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Maintenance to shower and toilet room,broken door.

    Very nice room and good lighting. And wi fi.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2016

    7.1
    Good value for being on the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom door broken, no elevator

    Right next to the sear, near grocery store, free parking, wifi without any problem

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2016

    7.1
    Manager spoke german :)
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Manager spoke german :)

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2016

    6.3
    Close to the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi did not work from the room. A bit far from intramuros (30+ min. walk).

    Close to the beach.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2016

    9.6
    Lovely hotel, great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi was slow but that we a blessing in disguise

    Excellent location

    Stayed in August 2016

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  • Reviewed: 25 October 2015

    7.5
    Convenient place to catch the ferry back to Portsmouth
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Had to wait 1.5 hours before the reception opened had to call Booking .com who sorted it out very promptly.

    Convenient place to catch the ferry back to Portsmouth

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    6.3
    The beach and restaurants nearby
    • Couple

    Very bad Wi-Fi, no lift (we were on the third floor with a dog and I have an injured shoulder) No prior warning of no lift - otherwise we might have chosen somewhere else.

    The beach and restaurants nearby

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    7.1
    Clean comfy room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Impossible parking, noisy street, no wifi in room and no chance to get a cup of tea or coffee, when the bar is closed that's it.

    Clean comfy room. Reasonable price.

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2015

    9.2
    Location, pet friendly, nice room with view, free parking
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I thought that breakfast was pricey, we had cheaper intramuros. We couldnt find how to connect to wifi and when we wanted to connect there was no hotelstaff to give us access code. In all fairness, that was quite late

    Location, pet friendly, nice room with view, free parking

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2015

    7.5
    Great location right on the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Great location right on the beach. Only a brief stopover after a long journey before a ferry crossing early next day, would like to have stayed longer. Staff (owner?) was very helpful and pleasant on arrival

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2015

    9.6
    A hidden gem at the eastern end of st malo promenade with...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    A hidden gem at the eastern end of st malo promenade with amazing high tides, a fantastic stretch of beach on the doorstep, accessible yet in a quiet spot with a small selection of shops and bars close by. Great value for money, very clean, quiet and a great little bar! The staff are very friendly and the hotel is clean and modern. I will definitely to using the Alpha next time I fist ts malo.

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    4.2
    Just aside the Ocean and the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No hot water in the shower, which holder was broken. Staff who doesn't speak English; dogs who shout against You in the corridor...

    Just aside the Ocean and the beach

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2015

    7.5
    Great location only 25 metres from the beach!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Not a bad experience as such, but our room's ensuite door was broken, the plug in the sink didn't work and neither did one of the lightbulbs. However, I pointed this out to the manager and he assured me they would be fixed asap.

    Great location only 25 metres from the beach!

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    8.8
    Hotel is located practically on the beach in St Malo, its...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Hotel is located practically on the beach in St Malo, its pretty basic but really clean and comfortable. Wifi didn't work for us and caused some concern for teenage children which was a pity.

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2015

    9.6
    We loved this hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    We loved this hotel. It is right next to the beach & we had a sea view. Wonderful ! The staff are very friendly & helpful, parking available. Breakfast was adequate. For a 2 star,it was excellent.

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2015

    5.0
    Location by the beach is very nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No lift. Very small room.. Bathroom rather basic with nowhere to hang any clothes and no proper towel rail. Had to run the shower for 5 minutes before it got hot. Stairway dusty and carpet dirty.

    Location by the beach is very nice. Very quiet with parking just outside. Clean room.

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2015

    9.2
    This place has a fantastic location, we could see the sea...
    • Business trip
    • Family with young children

    This place has a fantastic location, we could see the sea from our balcony. It is literally only a few meters from the beach. The hotel was very clean and the manager was friendly. For the price I thought it a great place to stay. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    10
    The beach was right there.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The beach was right there. Bed was comfy Shower perfect Location was perfect for me.

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    8.3
    Cleanliness and location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Cleanliness and location

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2015

    10
    Great location friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No bad experience... We loved it and will return without hesitation

    Great location friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2015

    9.2
    very good no frills hotel, clean and friendly with a good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    very good no frills hotel, clean and friendly with a good location for the ferries

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    10
    Excellent location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Excellent location Sea view room Friendly staff Easy parking outside

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    7.9
    Staff very friendly, the position on the sea.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Wi-fi in the room didn't work. The sliding bathroom's door wasn't adequate.

    Staff very friendly, the position on the sea.

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2015

    7.5
    Nice hotel with friendly personnel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Make clear price agreements (rooms) to avoid disappointments afterwards.

    Nice hotel with friendly personnel

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2015

    5.8
    Great position, good value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Wi fi not available in room, expensive breakfast for offering, parking tricky.

    Great position, good value for money.

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2015

    10
    Staff were lovely and really helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Staff were lovely and really helpful Lovely location right next to beach

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2015

    7.1
    Good value, clean, and right on the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Bed was hard and uncomfortable and WiFi was weak.

    Good value, clean, and right on the beach.

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2015

    8.3
    Lovely location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very difficult parking.

    Lovely location.

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2015

    9.2
    perfect situation for a 20 minutes walk on the impressive...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    perfect situation for a 20 minutes walk on the impressive path along the tide; or on the beach at low tide.

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2015

    9.6
    Next to beach, wonderful communication.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Nothing.

    Next to beach, wonderful communication. Everything was ok.

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2015

    9.6
    Best part was having the 2 mile sea-walk right at your...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Best part was having the 2 mile sea-walk right at your doorstep so could walk to the town centre via the sea-walk or the beach with the tide out.

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2015

    10
    The location,right next to the sea
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    The location,right next to the sea

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    7.5
    close to sea, easy parking,restaurants fairly close
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    furnishing rather basic,rather small room

    close to sea, easy parking,restaurants fairly close

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2015

    7.5
    Watching the high tide come in with some very impressive...
    • Couple

    Nice location. G.. G

    Watching the high tide come in with some very impressive waves. Nice walk along Atlantic sea wall to the old Saint Malo.

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2015

    9.2
    Location, Cleanliness, Staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Room space was a bit of a squeeze.

    Location, Cleanliness, Staff. Value for money.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2015

    5.8
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very noisy - could every word the family opposite were saying.

    Location

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2015

    10
    service
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    service

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