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Detective Hotel

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6 Avenue George V, 76790 Etretat, France
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Paris, France
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Detective hotel, sounds good, sounds hip, sounds fun! The price is regular for a 2 star hotel, so one expects the services of a 2 star, with the detective theme as the icing on the cake. Instead, just as you open the door, the smell of damp catches you. OK, the long corridor to the reception desk is as spooky... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We always arrive late afternoon, this was first Hotel we spotted. Reasonable rate and room was clean. Had the Sherlock Holmes room so you have to find everything which makes the trip a little more interesting. Breakfast was fine , nice people running the place

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Thank Michael M
Amsterdam
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

To start with - if you are taller then 180 sm don't book Colombo room. Well generally - don't book this room ever. Its sooo ridiculously small that my feet were literary touching the door of the bathroom from the ridiculously short bed! Leave alone the noise from the corridor, micro shower and worn out interior. Credit should be definitely... More 

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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Good beds, good breakfast, central location, friendly staff and good value. However, its quirky and surprising charm can't overcome the fact that our room was small, tired and very dated and the dingy stairwell and corridors were off-putting. We arrived on a Saturday at the end of August - probably peak visitor time - and parking was a nightmare -... More 

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Brentford
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I honestly can't understand the positive reviews of this place - I stayed there last week and it was, frankly, grim (anyone remember the 1-star private hotels of Paris in the 1970's - one step up the ladder from 'student digs' (or 'squat') but with 'hotel' pretensions..? This brought back the memories... in spades...). Anyway... we stayed in the 'Emma... More 

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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Even our GPS could not find this hotel! A shopkeeper we asked never heard of it even though it was meters away from her shop. . We are older people so we're surprised we were not told they did not have a lift. The price for one night was incredibly high for the comfort and room we had which was... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you plan to stay in Etretat and like detective stories, you really should consider staying in this wonderful hotel. It has such a love for detail and amazing furniture and props, and it is so close to the city center that walking anywhere within Etretat becomes an easy task. I'd happily give them five stars, but parking is a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Detective Hotel is a very well located one near the beach and the center of Etrétat. Its decoration is like being in a movie. It is a very simple hotel but the breakfast has a varied buffet and the bed is very confortable with clean white sheets.

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Thank lprocopio
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The owner is passionate and made sure every little detail is right. I really enjoyed the ambiance. The hotel is on a perfect location in etretat. Etretat is beautiful by the way. I recommend this place. Especially the breakfast room is nice , he thought if a nice playing area for kids as well.

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Basel, Switzerland
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94 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The name and decor is cute. If you are into crime and detectives the them is great. The room was basic with a little hidden twist. Clean and warm. The sitting room had a great selection of chairs, where you could play games and drink tea. Sadly it was not open during the morning when one might actually want to... More 

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