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Detective Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Avenue George V, 76790 Etretat, France
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Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Etretat
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013
madanc47 Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are a bunch of overgrown kids out on our Annual foray, This year we chose Etretat France. Etretat is a lovely picturesque littleVlle just to the east of La Havre, Its a bit hilly, so if you are a bit feeble to foot migh not be for you, We stayed ( 20 of us ) at the detecive hotel... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed a the cutest hotel in downtown Etretat. The Detective Hotel is quaint and comfortable. The rooms have a detective theme such as Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple, etc. the owner was a really delightful young man who tried valiantly and often succeeded in communicating with us in English. There was a really good breakfast offered With the usual... More

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed here for one night during our long trip across France, and it was one of the best. The themed idea is just stellar! Room (Arsene Lupin) designed with taste and style (and we even had our little piece of mystery!). It's a real old-fashioned house, packaged with creaking stairs, dark wooden floors, carved headboards et al. If you have... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I recently stayed with a group of friends sharing 2 rooms at the Detective Hotel. We found this place last minute before driving into Etretat, based on tripadvisor reviews. Upon arriving at the address, we were skeptical if we would be comfortable in the hotel based on it's outside appearance. But we were quite content to stay after we went... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We booked this hotel for a last minute detour to Etretat. a double bed, on the small side, not the most comfortable, but the pretty fine... The bathroom was clean and the shower was adequate. All in all, a great place for one night, but we wouldn't stay there longer...

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Lincolnshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had high hopes for the Detective Hotel due to the good reviews, but they were largely not met. I think it may all be down to unrealistic expectations. We were disappointed because, the room was very small, there was no storage apart from 2 small bedside tables and a small projecting bracket for hanging clothes on so almost everything... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We booked this hotel for a last minute detour to Etretat. Slow down as you aproach the main drag, otherwise you might miss it (it's right next to a butcher shop, and across from New Windsor Hotel.) Parking is real easy to find and it's literally steps away from the hotel, in the city hall lot, even though it's "pay"... More

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We were 4 friends travelling to Etretat to see the cliffs. We took a room for 4 people in the hotel, it was really nice: big enough, with a clean bathroom, lots of towels, everything in working condition. In the evening before supper, we went downstairs and discovered a very cozy common room, with a free selection of tea, and... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011 via mobile

They have great unusual decor in the rooms. We had a little record player and colourful painting on wall. It's a nice place and very friendly. Characterful.

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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

well situated in the centre of etretat, close to an accessible municipal car park, this apparently standard french hotel is run by an enthusiastic young eccentric anglophile. the rooms are themed along the lines of a nostalgic range of detectives, we stayed in the miss marple room , which my wife found delightful and very funny.this is not an hotel... More

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Address: 6 Avenue George V, 76790 Etretat, France
Location: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Seine-Maritime > Etretat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Etretat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Detective Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mystery of the hotel The chairs were comfortable well be the most welcoming host, a vague apprehension pincer visitors who took the risk to book a room at Hotel Detective . Dim light , dark corridors and creaking floors . Wall , a steel plate shredded shot rocket launcher sets the tone in a setting worthy of a film noir. The country of Arsene Lupin , the ghosts lurking . Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes Charlie 's Angels Ladies, all the great names of literature the crime series have left here trace of their passage and even hidden in some room some bumps and smaller surveys that must be resolved before you can rest soundly . So open the eye and play finesse ! And needless to slip away , the handcuffs are never far away and the boss is an old fingerprint expert of the Institute of Criminal Research of the National Gendarmerie . Credit text Seine-Maritime Mag # 86 . ... more   less 
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