Discover the richness of Brittany in one of its most typical towns. You will be greeted in the heart of Quimper at the Best Western Kregenn, a new elegant hotel-garden. Created in 2007 in an old building, it offers all modern comfort in its 32 large and very cozy rooms and its three suites with their own terraces. All the rooms are equipped with free Internet access and Wi-Fi on request. In some rooms, you will relax in your private spa bath for a comforting stay. The entire hotel is dedicated to your well being. Each room is unique with its specific decoration to make you feel more at home. Our attentive and enthusiastic staff takes pride in providing personalized service. Right in the middle of the city, two steps from the river and five minutes from the station, we are ideally situated to explore Quimper with its array of restaurants, pubs, cinemas, theatres, not forgetting its wonderful cathedral. You may have the opportunity to participate in a Fest Noz, the famous Breton celebration and visit the well known Quimper faience Manufacture. We are also central to explore further afield, to the coast for example where there are beautiful beaches and natural sites. You can enjoy many other typical Breton sites nearby. Benodet, Concarneau, Port Aven, the Pointe du Raz, Audierne.
A few friends and I stayed at the hotel. At check in we asked whether the breakfast was included or not in the room rate because the reservation didn't provide any information. The person who checked us in confirmed that the breakfast was included in the rate. When we checked out the next morning, the new staff from the morning crew would not honour it and charged use my friend only had a coffee because she thought it was free but then was made to pay 13 euros. The manager of the hotel acknowledged that their staff made a mistake and gave us the wrong information. But we basically were made to pay 40 euros for 3 cups of coffee. It's a very unfair and but the manager of the hotel seems to think it's ok but I feel they just take advantage of their customers. I would stay away and will never go there again. Very rude and unhelpful
stlesage, Gérant at Best Western Hotel Kregenn, responded to this review
Dear Mr Werner, Thank you for your comment. Your reservation was made the day of arrival through hotels.com (uk version, in english). At every step of the reservation process, it clearly states that breakfast is an extra, to be paid on site. Next time, you could book directly on our website or on the phone, where you can find the only rates that include breakfast. We might have avoided wasting 45 min of your holidays over 39€ for these three buffet breakfasts. Best regards, Stanislas - Manager
The building is beautiful, as are the common areas. But the room leaved a little bit to be desired: it was fairly large, with a good bed and a superb bathroom, but it was poorly lit, some pieces of furniture were dusty, and the color scheme (blue carpet with green walls) was dark and a bit sad. The next morning, a delicious breakfast awaited - earning the hotel an extra "star" from me!
Back from 3 weeks of sightseeing in Brittany, 10 glorious days of which were spent in Quimper at The Hotel Kregenn. Their staff was so gracious, welcoming and helpful! Stanislaus manages the desk during the week and he is a gem! He also speaks very good English and can assist with directions and suggestions. The hotel has an elevator. The rooms are small, but well appointed compared to many French hotels. The room had a hairdryer, generously sized towels, bars of soap and gel soap...and the petit dejeuner served each morning had a wide selection of breads, jams, yogurt, fresh fruit, sliced fruit, eggs to hard boil, meats, cheeses, juices, teas and coffees. It was always a great start to each day! Behind the breakfast room, there's a small garden with a koi pond in which to sit and relax with your cup of coffee. There's also a comfortable and intimate lounge off of the lobby. The hotel is located an easy walk from the train station and a few blocks from the Cathedral St. Corentin on the place (or town square). Located around the place is The Beaux Arts Musee, a pharmacy, restaurants and the famous Art de Cornouaille shop. There you can shop for postcards, aprons, the famous Breton cookies & caramels and Quimper faience, old and new! (You have to ask to see the old pottery.) Along the walk to the place, there are some delightful cafes and art galleries. If you're tired and hungry, heading out the hotel front door, turn right and a couple of doors down on the same side of the street is a small, family owned Italian restaurant. We think you'd enjoy a stay at The Hotel Gregann! Bonne journee!
Nicely decorated hotel at the edge of the City Center. Actually only a few blocks from the Cathedral, just a bit out of the way, although we did no see any other 4 star hotels in the area as we explored Run by a very nice lady and her grown son, they care very much for the comfort of their guests. Breakfast more than ample, Several side rooms in which to relax outside your chamber, plus a wonderful terrace in the back with a fish pond. Will stay here again on our next visit.
We had two nights here in a suite with a king bed. We had room 333. The room was large with a king bed on one side, a sitting room on the other, divided by the bathroom. I found the bed to be quite uncomfortable with a very firm mattress that slumped in the middle. The bathroom was a good size with a spa bath with shower overhead and the toilet was separate. The room had a safe and air conditioning. The living room had double doors that opened on to a private balcony with chairs. The room had 3 chairs but a sofa would have made it a little more homely. Everything was very clean. The reception areas and public areas are lovely. Everything looks new and it is very nicely decorated. There's a small lift so you can send your luggage upstairs easily. Also a lovely private garden and sitting area at the rear. Breakfast was a lovely European style continental at a reasonable additional price. Secure, off road parking right next to the hotel for an extra €7. My only complaint was our room was guaranteed to be ready at 2.00pm but when we arrived at 3.15pm we were told the lasts guests left late so it wouldn't be ready till 4pm. Not particularly happy about this but we were offered a cup of tea while we waited so not all bad. It's a very easy 5 minute walk into old town and there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby. The young man on reception (sorry I didn't get his name) spoke excellent English and was very helpful. The WIFI, while free, was unreliable and while not a big deal for a French traveler, it is annoying for a foreign visitor trying to stay in touch with home!
This Quimper hotel is right in the city and made visiting the historic center an easy walk. The staff (especially Stanislaw) was helpful and friendly. The breakfast was great. Bedrooms were comfortable but common areas were really beautiful. Lots of quiet spots to relax or have conversations.
I arrived at the hotel quite late and was pleased that reception was still open. Not only did they check me in and make sure that I knew that parking meters kicked in at 9:00 AM, but they also gave me a map of the city. The room was clean, quiet, pleasant and comfortable. Basically it had everything I could want. And the location really can't be beat. The post office is around the corner, you are a 5 minute walk to the Cathedral or rue St Catherine which is the best bet for finding restaurants beyond creperies. I would definitely stay here again.
The location is wonderful for strolling the old city center. That there's a car park, breakfast, comfortable beds, spacious rooms and welcoming staff all make this any easy stay. There are just a few details that come up short for a 4-star rating (and they are little details): if you want an alarm clock, radio, cotton balls or toiletries beyond a wall mounted soap bottle, you will need to bring your own. The lack of headboard to finish off the room is just another small detail that I would expect in a 4-star hotel, but not in a 3-star.
Staff very courteous and helpful. Rooms cleaned well. Did not try the breakfast but it looked adequate. Car park very useful. Short walk to the centre of Quimper. Good base for driving to other attractive towns.
We stayed at the Hotel Kregenn for four nights in September 2017 and had a thoroughly pleasant experience. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff were charming and helpful and the position is very convenient indeed for the city centre area around the cathedral. The hotel has it's own adjacent car park, currently charged at €7 per day, which seems reasonable and saves time looking for on street parking. The Hotel Kregenn is a Bed & Breakfast hotel so has no restaurant but there are an enormous selection of places to eat of all types within a five to ten minute walk. It offers breakfast which we had once when the rain was pouring down; it was a good enough breakfast but is currently being charged at an outrageous €13 per person per day. In my opinion this should be included in the room charge; the other days we were there we had a short walk to get breakfast for €8 thus saving ourselves enough to pay for our parking. My only other negative comment is that the lighting in our room (219) was much too dim. Even with every light in the room turned on and the curtains open I still had to use a torch to see to lock/unlock the room safe. Overall, despite these negative notes, I would certainly be very happy to stay at the Hotel Kregenn again and would recommend it to friends.
The hotel is only a short walk from the train station, and also close to the cathedral and town center. The public rooms are in a modern style, our room was in a more traditional fashion. There was also a beautiful outdoor seating area with a pond and lily pads. Breakfast was good, with an assortment of cheeses, bread and pastries. The man at the desk spoke excellent English, and put up with my terrible French. We would definitely come back.
Nice hotel in a great location a couple of minutes walk to get to the cathedral. The hotel is pet friendly and accepted our dog at a fee of 15 euro. Parking is also available at a fee. The rooms were clean, quiet and nice, but not amazing. The bed was really comfortable. We stayed just one night.
We spent three nights here in April when we were in the area for a wedding. The common areas are lovely and the staff extremely nice and helpful. They were very helpful with places to eat and a hair salon appointment. The room was a bit dated but very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was adequate and nicely presented in a nice setting. The hotel is conveniently located to tour the area but a car is essential. We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area.
It has its own secured parking. The reception is a bit hip and funky. The rooms were average though. It's fairly near the church. Something to note is that there is a gay bar just beside the hotel which can be quite noisy.
Despite our room being a little tired the bed was comfy and the shower warm. We only stopped for a night but it was nice to have only a short 2 minute walk to the cathedral square, where there are lots of nice places to eat. Quimper is well worth a visit.
We stayed three nights. The hotel common areas are very nice. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was good. There is onsite parking. Our room was nice and spacious. The bathroom was nice. The main problem was the noise from a bar down the street. Other rooms are apparently more quiet but the bar noise interfered with our sleep on the first and last night of our stay. Unless you are a heavy sleeper ask for a room as far from the bar as possible or go somewhere else.
We stayed in Quimper for two nights early September 2016- Sunday and Monday night. As usual we had checked out the hotel reviews before booking. This hotel claims 4 star status. The first sight of the hotel was not inspiring- it is in a slightly scruffy area and the exterior views are nothing like as glamorous as on the website photos. The parking area is secure in the sense that there is a barrier preventing access, but not secure in so far as anyone can walk in from the street without being hindered or observed. The reception area is very pleasantly decorated, even chic, but could best be described as compact. The breakfast area is directly beside the reception desk, in a corner alcove of the lobby- not very appealing. We decided not to take breakfast in the hotel, preferring to eat in one of the many cafes nearby- more atmospheric and a lot cheaper. A small escalator led to the upper floors. We had booked the comfort double room, and had requested a quiet room. We were however given a room overlooking the street. The room was basic, clean and adequately equipped. The hotel amenities were perfectly OK- if it had been classed as a 2 or 3 star establishment. However the mere fact of claiming 4 star status on their website sets higher expectations. I did notice that the name plate outside the building only claimed 3 star status- closer to reality. For example, paper cups for the in-room coffee service is not 4-star. Neither is the fact that on both days the room service staff supplied only the bare amount to make 2 cups of tea or coffee. The WiFi was problematic, weak signal and an irritating log-on procedure, but that's not the end of the world. However Sunday evening was nearly the end of the world. Both nights of our stay were quite warm. There was no air conditioning in the room, and I could not see any fresh air vent anywhere. So we had to try to sleep with the windows open. However there is a bar on the corner of the street very close to the hotel, so well patronised that the customers overspilled into the street. The noise with the windows open was unbelievable. With the windows closed, the room was unbearably stuffy and warm. The noise eventually faded at around 3am. Being a Sunday night, we assumed this was just joie de vivre. However the following night, Monday was just the same. Again the noise went on until 2:30 am or so. It completely ruined our stay. On checking out Tuesday morning we told the gentleman at reception of our experience. He told us that this has been a problem ever since he had started in this hotel some 10 years ago. I asked why our request for a quiet room had been ignored- he said that "everyone asks for a quiet room". The hotel's gesture for our problems was to take out the overnight parking charge. This is just not adequate. In summary this hotel has great potential. It is well located in a charming city, close to tourist attractions and restaurants. But it does not deliver what it promises. The hotel would be better off claiming a more realistic star rating, so that expectations will be at a more realistic level. When you expect 2 stars, and get 3 star service, you are delighted. But not the other way round. Second, get rid of the paper cups. Third, provide air conditioning and/or proper room ventilation. And above all, do something with your city authorities to control the anti-social behaviour in your street. This is a residential street, and this problem is not an occasional one at weekends only, or times of festivals- and how the other residents put up with these noise levels is beyond my comprehension.
We had booked this hotel before arriving in Quimper and frankly we were a little disappointed with the outside appearance of the property. It is situated in a narrow little street which has few other shops and business premises on it. The outside of the hotel does not match the inside, and if I had not booked it previously, frankly, I would have driven past and found somewhere else. To be more positive, the inside of the hotel is bright and friendly, the desk clerk was exceptionally helpful, the bedroom was large and very comfortable, and the self service breakfast was good value. Onsite parking was available for a charge, which was reassuring as the general surrounding area is a little intimidating. Maybe the management should spend a few euro on the exterior .
I booked on the Best Western website about 6 months in advance and was only offered a suite. Not having been to the area before I assumed that August was a busy time but when we arrived the hotel did not seem overly busy, so not sure why I had limited choice of rooms. Having said that our suite was very comfortable and spacious with separate sitting area with coffee machine, fridge, wardrobe and safe. Our bathroom had a bath with shower and there was a separate toilet. French doors from our room opened on to some steps which led to our own courtyard with patio furniture. Our room was at the back of the hotel and looked over the garden which also had patio furniture. Everything was spotless and coffee etc was replenished daily. Having read the other reviews, we had no problems with noise but maybe it was because we stayed mid-week (2nd to 4th August). Wifi worked perfectly adequately, although we had to log on each day. The public areas were spacious and well maintained. Breakfast was fine for us with a good selection of cereals, fruit and the usual continental fare including eggs. Parking next door was a bonus. It's not free but this was quite normal in most of the hotels we visited, and the hotel is just a short stroll to the centre of Quimper, where parking seemed to be a problem. All in all we enjoyed our visit to Quimper and would certainly consider returning to BW Quimper. Thank you to all the staff.
My wife and I spent 3 nights here on our first visit to Quimper. Our room was good, but could have been improved by repair of towel hooks; some thought about health and safety around the shower, for example a non-slip mat and grab handles, as the shower was over the bath. There was nowhere to store clothes, apart from a hanging space. The room was quiet and adequately air-conditioned. The wi-fi whilst free required repeated log-ins and was slow at times. Breakfast was nice though quite simple. This was quite adequate for me but might disappoint someone with greater expectations. Parking beside the hotel was very good, though charged for. The location of the hotel was first class, very close to the main attractions of the town, which greatly impressed us. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
We booked their mid-price (but quite expensive - I think 220 euros) room which had 'de luxe' in the title - when we told them on checking out that it wasn't a luxury room, the guy reception said 'it's just a name'.... hmmm. They offer car parking but then charge you (I think 7 euros). The public areas have been decorated smartly in a contemporary style and then the disappointment comes when you get to your room, which needs the same treatment. The corridors are dark and although movement seems to trigger the lights, when we came out of our room we had to stand and then walk in the dark before it lit up, which didn't seem very safe. At breakfast there was a buffet with a variety of the usual foods, disappointingly they couldn't produce sugar free muesli or cereal. A couple sitting next to us at breakfast who come to Brittany every year for a number of weeks said they felt this was the most disappointing place they'd stayed. Overall, probably ok if they refurb the rooms.
Hotel Kregenn is well located, within easy walking distances to many restaurants and sights. The hotel is modern, with attractive public spaces. Our "deluxe" room was generous in size, attractively furnished, and in good repair. There was an in-room safe, but no refrigerator. The breakfast buffet (13€ per person) seemed a bit pricy for a continental breakfast, but choices included three cereals, a selection of pastries and breads, yogurts, and some fresh fruits. Parking is an extra 7€/day. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. Be aware: we booked our room at a prepaid, nonrefundable "early web special" rate, but significantly lower "last minute" rates were available before our arrival. However, the hotel has too many annoyances to rank above average. The advertised free wi-fi was repeatedly problematic, frequently loosing connectivity and requiring repeated sluggish logons. On many occasions, wi-fi was unavailable in the room (and sometimes in the lobby as well). The bed creaked and sagged noticeably toward the center. Housekeeping did not empty the trash, and did not restock the cups for coffe/tea. The in-room coffee options were limited to two servings of decaffeinated coffee. Using the shower predictably flooded the bathroom floor. Overall: an adequate but not great hotel.
Bad Hotel ! Inexperienced reception, located in a noisy area , never take a room on the streetside , never do the laundry ! They have Ruined my clothes and I had to pay the laundry too! Breakfast is ok not so much stuff, parking is not garanteed so even i have reserved it, one night i couldnt park because its Full!
We have stayed in this hotel previously. It is centrally situated for visiting Quimper. Unlike many French hotels, the car park is relatively easy to access with reasonable space. The few staff there are were very welcoming, friendly and efficient. The rooms are quite quirky and vary in size and amenities. To the left of the hotel is a bar which opens weekends. In rooms adjoining the bar, music can be heard until one in the morning. At the rear of the hotel is a wall courtyard which forms a very welcoming retreat. All in all a very good place to stay when visiting Qimper.
Thanks Hotel Kregen (Stan at desk) for our 3 night stay...comfortable room and very friendly service . Great value...I recommend this hotel ! Parking lot on the right side of the hotel was so convenient. Stan answered all our questions in English...
Comfortable and clean. Spacious rooms with all mod cons. Conveniently located close to the cathedral and town centre. Very nice pond out the back which you could easily miss. Very lively pub around the corner. Would absolutely recommend it to a friend.
Well located and run hotel on a quiet street in downtown of the exquisite city of Quimper, at the tip of Brittany: walking distance from train station, warm welcome and special attention by a dedicated family owned staff, great nice looking furnishing, nice background open air platform for breakfast and rest, what else could one ask for!
Very comfortable room and bed with good quality linen and pillows . Hotel in good position close to the cathedral and restaurants. Secure parking next to the hotel excellent. Value for for money. Staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend .
Staff were great, breakfast really good, rooms very comfortable but with small French plumbing problems - all just 5 minutes walk to Quimper centre. Excellent break at a reasonable price. On site secure parking. Quimper OK if you,re a fan of galleries.
We stayed here for two nights recently. Not the easiest hotel to find and in a bit of a back street which initially was off-putting but it is very close to the old town. I was also worried about parking but the hotel has its own car park available at a small cost. The interior is very smart and classy. The room really was very good with all you would need and decorated to a high standard. Our only issues were they didn't leave milk in the room ( although there was no problem getting some ) and the cups were paper. Breakfast was good, all you would expect from a French breakfast, of a good quality and plenty of it. The staff are excellent. Very helpful and extremely pleasant. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
We were pleasantly surprised when we reached the hotel in the old city. It is owned by a lovely woman, Laure. Her son, Stanislaus, works at the front desk and speaks perfect English. She is there daily with hands on as well. We had a nice room on the interior as there was street construction and we did not want the noise. It was two blocks away from the cathedral and all the shopping and restaurants. The room was very clean, sleek, and contemporary. Nice flat screen TV on the wall; no refrig, but there is an electric water pot for tea only. Great shower, comfortable bed with crisp sheets and it was quiet! The hotel serves apparitifs and we also had a nice breakfast for 10 euros each. I found out they will serve you eggs if you ask for them, but it is in the fine print and no one said anything. I have read in other reviews that their breakfast was included, but ours was not. There is a nice garden in the back. Mother and son could not have been more friendly, helpful and accommodating. A real plus for those who drive there--there is a secure parking lot attached for 7 euros a night. It seems like this would be a good business hotel as there is a separate room off the entry that would accommodate that. We definitely would return and recommend.
Although under the BW branding,this is evidently a family run type of hotel.The level of maintenance is very good,and the quality of service from Reception is more consistent with a proprietor than an employee. The location is very convenient for the delightful old town.The street is a little dingy,and shows evidence of the donkeys used to give rides to children. There is no sign of the noisy bar mentioned in old reviews.There is nothing at all dingy to see once inside the building.The public areas are elegant and modern without being too quirky.The little back garden with ferns and a pond is unexpected in a city centre. Our room(105) had a restful decor of brownish walls and floor,with verdegris painted furniture.The perspex type chairs are more comfortable than they appear.Other rooms (107) have a more conventional colour scheme and wood/upholstered chairs.Although in the modern style,the bathroom was practical,with a proper bath and a basin just large enough to be usable(and with a plug),and an excellent storage shelf. Lighting is free from depressing CFL units,and is sparkling bright in the bathroom.The bedroom,with dark walls,would benefit by some wall lights above the bed.The bed was most comfortable,and it was quiet at night.The room is equipped with a kettle,but,surprisingly,no fridge.The central type air conditioning was working(July). Breakfast emphasises quality rather than gross profusion.Eggs are the only hot food,and would be better advertised by not being in small print at the very bottom of the bill of fare.There are especially good local cheses and preserves.The bread is as expected in France,and there is a toaster and sliced bread for the English.The tea,in a cast iron teapot,is excellent ,especially if you do not destroy it with milk. I hope to return.
The hotel reception and breakfast areas were truly beautiful with a sleek modern, yet warm, flair. The rooms were spacious, pristinely clean, beautifully furnished and quiet with lovely appointments. The included breakfast buffet offerings were fresh and closely monitored for replenishing. The son reception host and his mother owner were amazingly helpful, friendly, hardworking and efficient. Secure parking is also an option. Its an easy walk to the old city. The sole negative of the hotel was the street on which it was located which at first was off putting. However, this was quickly overlooked because of the outstanding service and ambience of Hotel Kreggan.
Very nice hotel just outside the old city. Room was spacious, breakfast was very good. Room was quiet. Minor things: key card had to be reset several times, air conditioning required a Bachelor's degree and you had to read the fine print on the card on the buffet to know that breakfast included eggs.
The hotel's location is slightly un-prepossessing but that is more than compensated for by its appointments, comfort and friendly staff. There is a secure car park to the side of the hotel. We did not take breakfast at the hotel - preferring our more usual style of seeking an estaminet or brasserie for a simple cafe / croissant. we were on an extended motoring holiday and found the hotel and Quimper in general to be a great base for exploring Finisterre and Britanny. I would definitely use the hotel again and have no hesitation in recommending it.
I stayed one night in the hotel for business, although if you like comfort this definately could be a place for tourist use also. Staff was very helpful, clean rooms, good shower, comfortable bed. The city centre is only a short walk and the most popular bar in town is even closer (No worries i did not hear the party)
A family style hotel with finely tasteful decoration and an aristocratic touch flavour personally managed my a caring and interested in every detail lady. I doubt whether one can find at similar price a better hotel in the region.
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