The charm of Brittany An authentic location and welcome. Conviviality. Welcome to Guillaume Postel's hotel.
"Our hotel focusses on authenticity and conviviality. What matters, aside from the comfort and service, is the relationship with the customer" .
Guillaume would have loved to welcome Victor Hugo and his companion Juliette Drouet, when the couple stayed at the Hôtel des Messageries in Dinan, back in 1836. But Guillaume wasn't born and the Hôtel des Messageries has not yet become the Hotel The Originals Boutique, Hôtel du Château, Dinan. Time has passed, and today Guillaume manages this elegant hotel that perpetuates, in the centre of Dinan, the values of hospitality, conviviality and authenticity that have always been part of this beautiful Breton home. Facing the castle of Duchess Anne and the Saint-Louis door, the hotel's 35 rooms housed within these old walls prove to be modern and cosy. A comfort and service to which Guillaume and his team attach a great importance because "our customers are the focus of all of our attention", underlines Guillaume.
The hotel The Originals Boutique, Hôtel du Château, Dinan's 35 rooms can accommodate 1 to 5 people. Two rooms are suitable for guests with reduced mobility. You will enjoy maximum comfort and the numerous amenities at your disposal. Especially since their modern and understated style favour soothing hues and create an atmosphere conducive to rest and relaxation. Certain rooms have their own private terrace.
- Room service
For a good start to the day, Guillaume offers a continental or buffet-style breakfast which can be enjoyed in the elegant dinning-room, in your own room or on the private terrace. On this occasion, you can savour the excellent regional products that Sébastien and his team have selected for you, in particular products that are typical of Brittany.
Ideally situated in the centre of Dinan, the hotel also lets you discover the Côtes-d'Armor and take advantage of the region's many charms.
WALKS IN MONT-SAINT-MICHELThe Mont-Saint-Michel is located less than an hour from the hotel. This rocky isle is home to a magnificent Gothic cathedral and a small village. According to legend, Aubert, the bishop of Avranches, is said to have been ordered by the archangel Michael to build a church on this rock in the year 709. And the Mont-Saint-Michel was, during Medieval times, one of the most important religious pilgrimage sites. From the fortress walls, you can admire the impressive tides entering the bay.
STROLLING IN DINANStrolling through Dinan's old city-centre let's you embark on a wonderful journey through time and recapture a little of the Middle Ages' atmosphere. The city is surrounded by fortified walls erected between the 13th and 15th century, and its historical centre is dotted with numerous half-timbered houses that are remarkably preserved and old buildings like the Saint-Sauveur basilica where is kept the heart of Bertrand du Guesclin.
A WALK ALONG THE EMERALD COASTThe Emerald Coast - about 40 km long - is located on Brittany's northern coast, between Cancale and Cap Fréhel. You can roam along this beautiful coast on foot, on horseback or by bicycle thanks to 350 km of paved trails which include the GR34. You will discover lovely seaside resorts situated between the Pointe du Grouin, to the north of Cancale, and Val-André in the Côtes-D'Armor. As well as beautiful landscapes where beaches, coves and rocky shorelines alternate.
SAINT-MALOLocated 30 minutes from the hotel, the legendary Saint-Malo - the famous seaside town with an exceptional historical heritage - should be visited by wandering through its narrow streets. Saint-Malo's old fortified walls harbour narrow paved alleyways flanked by perfectly aligned granite façades. Most have been restored and even rebuilt after 1944. Wander around the castle, which house the Historical museum and the cathedral before heading to the fine sand beaches (Môle, Bon Secours) sitting below the walls. And, atop the walls, you will find a sentry walk providing a beautiful panoramic view.
What our customers say
"A pleasure to stay "
A very friendly warm welcome by staff , immaculate rooms and fantastic location very central for exploring this beautiful French town
"Good location, good structure, comfortable room"
All good. I recommend.
"Long weekend in Dinan"
First time in Dinan for 50 years! Delightful town with interesting shops, and pedestrian areas. Easy enough to walk down to Port de Dinan, but directions for walking around the walls could have been a little clearer. Hotel on edge of town, adjacent to old castle and tourist info centre - but it's only a very short walk into the centre. Small, but adequate, room with ensuite facilities. Extremely helpful and pleasant staff. Good breakfast with excellent choice of local restaurants. Restricted parking at hotel - but not a problem as extensive free parking available a short distance away (which doesn't necessarily apply to town centre hotels !). Only 2 problems - lift out of order during our stay, and en suite could flood if shower used at full power. Enjoyed our stay, and would stay here again.
Hotel is in a great location and is clean and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We booked a car parking space which had our name alongside it which we thought was an excellent idea. My only negative was there being no air conditioning, it was an extremely hot day and our room was on the third floor which meant we were in the roof. The staff member on duty found a fan for us but unfortunately it was completely innefective ,so we had to resort to windows wide open and cold showers throughout the night.
Laurie at your front desk was one of the most pleasant staff members we've encountered at a hotel. You are blessed to have someone with such a great personality working for you. She was helpful in too many ways to mention... We had a room on the first floor facing the road and found it pretty loud at night with the restaurants crushing the bottles and the garbage collection, and street sweeper. but... we did have a great view from the balcony to the reflections pond, sunrise and loved the fresh air. I guess if we'd closed the patio doors at night it would have been quieter - but with no A/C only a fan we needed air circulation. The location is great to many activities and restaurants
"Very nice hotel with a good location"
Our stay was very good and we are very pleased with everything.
"Great Location and helpful staff"
Perfect location with parking and easy check in.
Pleasant, very clean hotel. Small hotel parking, but my reserved parking place was waiting for me. Recommend this place.
"One night stopover in Dinan"
The family room was great, but quite dark. We did enjoy the shower room and the breakfast.
We enjoyed your hotel.
"Fabulous hotel in the centre of Dinan"
We stayed here for one night in a family quadruple suite, which was excellent. We liked the way the room was split up, so it was more like 2 bedrooms. The only slight issue was that it was difficult to have a shower without flooding the entire bathroom - a deeper shower tray might help this. We had hoped to have breakfast in the hotel, but it doesn't start until 8am on Saturdays and we had to leave early to catch our ferry. We will definitely be back to this hotel as we were really impressed with it.