The Mercure has a fine frontage with typical elaborate Norman timbers and balconies with a part of it in stone recalling a small castle. It's just a shame that commercialisation requires the hotel chain to plaster its insignias all over the front. The lobby, in contrast, is a modern affair, full of strong, bright colours. The reception desk, manned by pleasant members of staff, is located right at the front of the hall while just before this is a grab & go station where guests can pick up snacks such as sandwiches, crisps, chocolate, yoghurts and soft drinks and coffee. There is even a microwave for the selection of ready meals. Aside from the comfy, modern seating, art prints and flatscreen television on the wall, there is a place to borrow magazines and newspapers (although these are in French!).
One unique feature of the Mercure is the access it grants its guests to the private park at the back of the hotel. Also accessible to those people living in the buildings surrounding the green space, it is a gorgeous place to relax and stroll around in the summer months. The rest of the public spaces are in excellent condition and the corridors, lined with black and white shots of yachts, wide and easy to navigate. For those with reduced mobility, there is a lift serving all five floors of the hotel. There is complimentary wifi throughout the hotel and eight parking spots at 15? each per night (or you can park on the street for free).