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131 rue du val de saire, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, France
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Hotel Chimene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014
John C London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I needed somewhere to stay on Saturday night as I was due to catch the ferry to Dublin on Sunday, so I looked for the nearest hotel and by chance came across this delightful little place. The street outside was full of parked cars, so I was offered a lock up garage, but my Mercedes Vito was just too long.... More 

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Winchester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hotel has reasonable facilities for the price (but no tea/coffee) and excellent breakfasts. The room was very clean and the owners very helpful and friendly. However, we did not sleep well, partly due to the lack of a sprung mattress (and also the stormy weather!). The room, and particularly the shower room were a bit cramped. We would rather... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What is important to us, wifi that is fast and reliable, a good hot shower, a place to plug in my hair dryer and a clean comfortable room. All of the above was here at this very cute hotel. The couple who run the hotel were the highlight of our stay along with the homemade yogurt we had every morning.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We arrived at Hotel Chimene at 3pm to find a sign on the door saying that reception was closed until 7pm. We phoned the number on the sign, and despite having a good mix of French & English signs, the person on the other end of the phone spoke no English, and made little effort to communicate with us in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Chose the hotel due to the proximity of the Ferry and due to a basketball tournament we were attending as other parents had booked in. What you’d expect from a 2 star hotel, clean, tidy. However what made it an exceptional stay was the owner (sorry forgot name). I found her very friendly, very accommodating to our needs and made... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Very welcoming. The owner was friendly and helpful offering advice on restaurants The room we were allocated was brown (not an ideal colour) but it was large enough and very comfortable and clean. The shower was good and the breakfast excellent. The French (good looking) lady spoke good English and you could see she was hard working, always on the... More 

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Norwich
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This little hotel looked great on the website so we duly booked 2 single rooms on their website and promptly received an email confirmation. Whilst on the ferry over from Portsmouth, we received an email to say, sorry bu only one twin room was available - would we mind sharing? We replied OK, and when arris rove off the ferry... More 

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Tarragona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

The hotel is not in the city center but it takes you only 5 minutes to get there by car. The location is good and you can park right in front of it. The owner is kind and helpful. She will give you all the information you need and do not doubt to ask about restaurants, she knows them. The... More 

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Blewbury, Oxfordshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Arriving late afternoon by ferry, we wanted to avoid having to drive until the next day so we booked the Chimene. We had worried about parking, and when we arrived there was a special market closing the road it was on so we took back streets and discovered plenty of free and unrestricted parking on quiet streets - don't bother... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

My byfrnd and I stayed here 2 nites. It takes 10-15 mins walk to city center but there were tons of restaurants and shops around hotel but they were closed early as well. Receptionist couldn't speak English even a word and made mistake bout our payment over and over again. We had to contact booking.com in the states by ourselves... More 

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Address: 131 rue du val de saire, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Manche > Cherbourg-Octeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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