Great location and pool.
We have been staying here for over 10 years, on a regular basis.The location is spot on for a young family only one block back from the beach (which is vast) and a couple of blocks from 'downtown'
The staff are friendly, attentive and with good spoken English.
The rooms are very clean and tidy, almost minimalist, but a little small, unless you opt for a family room - we've had a couple, one that shared a wet-room which was top fun if a little slippy, and one with a mezzanine upstairs room, which our 5 year old absolutely loved (even if the stairs were a little narrow)
Even though the hotel is on the main road, it is quite quiet, but a room facing the back is really lovely and quiet - so try for one of those.
Parking in high season is always an issue in Carnac, but if its not August, then you should be able to find a spot out the back on the road (for free), but if you are concerned about your car then they do have under cover garages. Don't know how much they are but worth knowing.
One block out of the back of the hotel is the beach - incredible, soft sand, gently slopping, great sandcastles, great for a stroll at low tide, great for beach-combing, and paddling with a toddler or infant.
Along the beachfront are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants - nothing too posh, nothing too tacky either, but just right.
Staying in Carnac (Plage) as opposed to Carnac Town, there are many more eateries, and bars, all vying for your Euro's, and all varying from super-cool bars to very very good restaurants. Booking isn't essential except in August. And if you have little ones, there's a mini funfair too.
One of the hotels highlights is the pool - heated, and with a retractable roof, and a dazzling array of Jacuzzi/water jets - its the only thing our son remembers!
The hotel restaurant is great for breakfast - light and airy - and the staff worked tirelessly restocking the various dishes - and the coffee is pretty decent too! Not eaten here in the evening so can't comment.
Around and about there's loads to do, the beach is always there, but then a stroll into Carnac town is great for market day, and jump on the 'train' for a tour of the "Menhirs" - the standing stones for which Carnac is famous. you can hop on and hop off and make a day of it, or do the whole tour in about an hour.
La Trinite sur Mer down the road is a delight to visit too, a small fishing/sailing port with links to the Vendee race.
Finally the Spa is really rather good - had a full body massage and fell asleep - par for the course really!
Love this place, its not budget, but its not cheap either, but Carnac is such a top place, we'll definitely be back. less