Malouinière le Valmarin

Saint Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine

Great value, light-filled rooms close to beaches and thalassotherapy spas. Françoise and Bertrand are cheerful, indefatigable hosts


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 5


The graceful malouinière was built in the early 18th century by a wealthy shipowner. Very near the ferry terminal, and in the centre of town, whence the urban buzz, this hotel has an unexpectedly large rose-filled garden with loungers and tables beneath mature cedars and the copper beech. Most bedrooms – light-filled with high ceilings, tall windows carefully draped to match the bedcovers – overlook the garden. Second-floor rooms have sloping ceilings and a cosier feel, with exposed beams, white walls and pale blue carpets. The indefatigable and cheerful Françoise and Bertrand refurbish a couple of rooms each winter. There are lavender bags in the wardrobes, plenty of books in French and English, and breakfast at the small yellow and blue dining tables. Or have your café-au-lait in bed and laze a bit before exploring the fabulous ramparts of the city or sunning on the nearby beaches. There’s riding nearby and excellent thalassotherapy spas, or take an ocean ride to one of the Channel Islands (Sark is fascinating). Dinard, the ‘Nice of the North’, is a very short drive. Great value.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Secure parking available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €12. Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €95
4 Family rooms for 5
From €139
8 Twin/doubles
From €95


A great find - an oasis of green and quiet in the town. , a An historic building with lovely big rooms, attractive garden to sit in, free off-road parking, five minutes from the ferry terminal. What's not to like? We will be back and stay longer next time


This is a wonderfully tranquil and peaceful place to stay. We stayed for a night before catching the ferry to the UK after two weeks cycling in France. The rooms were wonderfully appointed and spotless. We received a really warm welcome and I cannot find fault in any way with this fantastic place. It is located in a lovely part of St. Malo. I look forward to returning next year and really would recommend it wholeheartedly without any reservations.


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