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Balladins Calais Universite

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   126 Rue Salvador Allende, 62100 Calais, France
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is, technically, a hotel, but it feels more like a hostel. Finding it isn't necessarily that easy as it's off the main roads through Calais, but a good sat-nav will get you there eventually, where you'll find a decent sized car park and a tired looking hotel. The room was small, with barely enough room to squeeze around the... More

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Hotels_balladins, Directeur général at Balladins Calais Universite, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor following your stay at the Balladins Calais. We greatly appreciate your feedback as this gives us the possibility to improve on our guest services. It was a pleasure to read that you found our rooms and bathroom clean and functional. Concerning the size of our rooms, we propose our customers... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were on our way home from a long road trip to France. We hadn't booked anywhere so phoned "late rooms.com and we got a room here, we had a little trouble finding the hotel as it's a bit out of town. The car park was safe with a fence round it and free. Checked in with friendly staff. Room... More

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Hotels_balladins, Propriétaire at Balladins Calais Universite, responded to this review

Dear “D999G777”, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am pleased to know that you appreciate our room, our friendly staff and safe parking for your car. Our hotel is committed to making every possible effort to provide comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the problem with your TV.... More

Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here one night before heading south in France with our caravan. Fist problem was finding a parking space for 26ft caravan in the small car park. Receptionist called the Ibis next door who were happy to let us park there fore the night, their car park was fairly quiet and had ample space to park. Very helpful. We... More

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Hotels_balladins, Propriétaire at Balladins Calais Universite, responded to this review

Dear Margaret M, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor following your stay at the balladins Calais. I am pleased to know that you found our room clean and functional and that you appreciate the helpful of our staff. We greatly appreciate your feedback as this gives us the avenue to improve on our guest services. Should... More

Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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339 reviews 339 reviews
57 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived in this hotel by the guidance of "booking.com', who had to make up for an error made by one of their B&B partners, which had overlooked our warning, made upon booking, that our party was physically handicapped and could not climb stairs. Balladine became the replacement hotel. Well, our room was on ground level, so booking.com had kept... More

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Hotels_balladins, Directeur général at Balladins Calais Universite, responded to this review

Dear […], Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Please be sure that we do feel sorry about the inconvenience you had in our hotel. First of all, being redirected to another hotel is never easy knowing you’ve first chosen the first one for specific reasons. Reading our staff is unpolite and unfriendly is very... More

Retford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Compared to other budget hotels the bedroom was perfectly adequate, with a good shower room. Clean and functional. Breakfast was a bit basic for the price but plentiful with good coffee and even tea. Coffee machine in foyer and also vending machine for snacks/ canned drinks. Staff all friendly and helpful. Plenty of free car parking on site with a... More

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Hotels_balladins, Directeur général at Balladins Calais Universite, responded to this review

Dear Alison P, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am pleased to know that you found our room clean and functional. Guest comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost concern to us and our hotel is committed to making every possible effort to provide comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. We appreciate too your... More

Newcastle
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Dead basic, no tea coffee etc in room, but clean with good shower and decent firm beds. Rooms a little small. Much nicer than Premiere Classe and Jacquard but the location is not as good, 2 km out of Calais centre, hence only 3 stars.

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Hotels_balladins, Directeur général at Balladins Calais Universite, responded to this review

Dear “NewcastleHenry”, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor following your stay at the Balladins Calais. It was indeed a pleasure to read that you appreciate the clean room, good shower and beds. We have noted your comment. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind regards, More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

At this price you can't expect too much. Typically French small rooms, tiny shower and narrow beds! Cannot criticise cleanliness, bed linen perfect. Just ok for an overnight if you are using ferries. Breakfast very average.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A french overnite travel hotel, cheap and clean, does what it says on the packet, no more no less. Rooms small, but we have 2 singles in the same size room as a double, it was clean. We eat next door at the Ibis (e-bis in french), nice meal, had a local beer .5 litre, so nice I had another,... More

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Cambridgeshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We booked this hotel purely out of convenience. Our ferry arrived in Calais at 23:30 and I didn't want to drive on to our Destination, Paris, the same night. With only a few days left before this short trip, all the hotels with triple rooms were fully booked, and this one had 2 doubles available for only 55 Euros each,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Arrived late so used the key machine, no problems. Easy to find from ferry port, even without satnav. Room was tiny and looked dirty and outdated, hotel looks dirty and outdated. but once got in bed the sheets were clean and bed was comfy. Bathroom was tiny and shower panels were dirty, very basic. There was dirt/food in the leaflet... More

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Additional Information about Balladins Calais Universite

Address: 126 Rue Salvador Allende, 62100 Calais, France
Location: France > Nord-Pas-de-Calais > Pas-de-Calais > Calais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Balladins Calais Universite 2*
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This Balladins Hotel is located just 2 km from Calais Railway Station and 1.5 km from the ferry port. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. Rooms at the Balladins Calais Hôtel are equipped with a work desk and a telephone. They each have a private bathroom. A full buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Hôtel Balladins Calais. The hotel also provides free on-site parking. Located in central Calais, this hotel is 3.6 km from Calais Beach and 2.4 km from Calais Lighthouse. The Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle is 2.2 km away and Lille-Lesquin Airport is 95.8 km away. ... more   less 
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