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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Pleasant hotel where all the basic amenities are in place. Mr and Mme Séguin are super-friendly and helpful. The hotel is within walking distance of a lovely beach, and when I was there in mid-July, Notre Dame des Monts, unlike other places in Vendée, was not over-run with tourists. Most tourists French (families and older tourists). Nice pool.

Room tip: Poolside room, ground floor.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank GPfeffermann
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were driving back to Caen from the very south west of France and needed to break our journey north. So we looked at the map and decided that Notre Dame du Mont was the best location. Doing very little research into the area we booked a night at the L'Oree du Bois and left it that until our drive north.
The hotel is fairly basic - but clean sheets, ensuite shower, shutters for stopping the morning sun glaring into the room - helped to raise the standards... It also has a pool which is always welcome after a 6 hour drive in the blazing hot sun. The staff were polite and helpful - for some reason they'd lost our key so we had to loiter a bit when we were checking in. Which really isn't a big deal.
The four of us (two adults two children) were sharing a family room. I was glad to not have booked in for a week, in that room, as it was really too small for a regular length holiday. For an overnight journey breaker though, it was great, and hit the spot.
We jumped straight into the pool and freshened up before heading into the town (not far away but we drove as we were pretty tired and needed to get some food rather than walk for 30 minutes).
Notre Dame seems pretty untouched by the ruinous hand of British tourism... There were no "fish and chips" or "english breakfast all day" cafes - just really good looking french restaurants, mainly filled with French families on their holidays. (We did spot a few Brits but only from a distance... - not like going to Caracassonne where every person is NOT French...).
We had a delicious meal in a buzzing restaurant on the main strip, about 50metres back from the sea front... I had the best Fruites-des-Mers pasta, my husband hoovered up a steak and the girls had a childrens' menu that seemed to mostly hit the spot. The house wine was excellent - both in taste and value.
We all slept fairly fitfully as the room was quite muggy - no aircon and not really a proper window (just the double doors / shutters), and the beds were quite crammed together...
We chose not to spend E10 (per head) on breakfast as it was a simple buffet with machine-coffee (i.e. quite plastic). Instead we headed back to the beach, loaded up with brioche and found the cafe ON the beach - drank coffee, orangina, ate bread, and then went and lazed on the beach for a few hours before heading off to Caen.
L'Oree du Bois - it's fairly good value - E110 for four people in a room - it's basic, clean, quiet, has a nice pool, friendly staff - but it's definitely no frills. Perfect for one night to break up the monotony of the autoroute heading north and south.
Notre Dame is a really cracking little seaside town and I would happily spend a week there in a self-catering house, going to any of the scrummy looking restaurants on the unbelievably expansive seafront. Merci!

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Clare L
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is a simple and clean hotel which is well run by the owners. We wanted a small hotel near St Jean de Monts, so I could play golf. We ate out for dinner. We walked to the beach and swam when the tide came in (warmer). It was a simple and refreshing break with the elements that we were looking for. Breakfast starts at 8am. In reading other comments I don't see the problem with that - if you need to leave earlier there are bakeries in town. 9h20 tee off time worked well.

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SkeeterFrance
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Reviewed 14 December 2010

We stayed here in August 2008 with friends. We were pleased with the hotel and the security of the site. However when we went into the restaurant for dinner we were told we had not booked and the attitude of the staf was not at all sympathetic. We have NEVER ever stayed in a hotel any where and been refused dinner. This was most inconvenient because we had to drive into town to get a meal and this certainly spoiled our stay here. The place was more like a holiday village than a hotel with only one sitting for dinner. This is not what we expect of French hotels and would not recommend this place at all unless you dont want to eat in the evening!

Date of stay: August 2010
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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3  Thank flinny
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Reviewed 15 November 2018
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Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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