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“Absolutely dreadful, sleep in the car or park bench but avoid this hotel!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hostellerie du Coq Hardi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 avenue de la Victoire, 55100 Verdun, France   |  
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Ranked #9 of 13 hotels in Verdun
Wigan
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“Absolutely dreadful, sleep in the car or park bench but avoid this hotel!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Booked for two nights but stayed only one. On arrival I booked the car into their garage which is some distance away. Cars cannot stop outside the hotel.
The room was poor and one of the pillows was dirty and stained with what I hope was chocolate. I rang reception but the gentleman spoke French only. My wife, a fluent French speaker took over...he told her he didn't understand and began shouting. I went down to see him and he thought it amusing.
The shower was dirty and overflowed flooding the bathroom. On going back to reception my wife discussed with the manger the problems who was very sorry they had problems with the drains but nothing could be done with the room. On checking out, it was clear other guests had problems too. This room was 139 euros per night and was classed as a superior room!

Room Tip: Don't go near room 34
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011 via mobile

An overall very poor quality hotel considering the rating, parking was not on site and the general cleanliness and smell was appalling! The family room we stayed in was dated, dangerous and not fit for purpose! Would try somewhere else!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Walked into the lobby of the hotel and immediately was assaulted by the smell of cat urine. Not an auspicious beginning. The room was large but very dingy looking. It obviously had not been upgraded in years. The bathroom h ad no real shower, only an extremely large bathtub with a handheld shower. Stayed there for 2 nights and never had any hot water going to the tub. Bent over the tub and washed my hair with cold water from the shower attachment and then took sponge baths with warm water from the sink. This place is disgusting. The single room was 127 euros and breakfast was 18 euros. At least breakfast came with eggs, sauasage & bacon in addition to the usual. Dinner at the hotel was 43 euros. The dining room is dark and unappealing. The only good thing at dinner was a dessert of poached pear with a jigger of chocolate sauce and homemade vanilla ice cream. I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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southampton, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

This marked our second visit to Verdun and du Coq Hardi. Last year, I wrote a rather extraordinary review that now needs to be "tempered". Although du Coq Hardi is like stepping back into the 19th century and is situated right in the center of the ville, our second visit wasn't as appealing as our first. Parking is off-site, and really wasn't a cause for concern. Our room, this year, was only moderately clean. The trash can had not been emptied -- it came complete with empty liquor bottles -- and the room reeked of cigarette smoke. The staff tried to help by using an aerosol spray. The hotel, filled with charming antiques, could use some renovation. Having said all of this, we would still stay here again. du Coq Hardi is within walking distance of everything in Verdun. The World War I battlefields and fortifications are all a mere fifteen minutes away by car. And, their bistro -- located next door -- The Chantaco, was excellent! It featured great food and a very helpful and friendly wait staff.

Room Tip: If you are a non-smoker, ask if there are any non-smoking rooms available [probably not].
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Thank goodness we stayed for one night only. When we got to our floor level, we knew it wouldn't be good as we were greeted w/ mold and old food stench. We're usually not very particular, but a place to stay must be clean, esp. the bathrooms. It was so hideously dirty that we had to line up the bathroom floor with towels so that we didn't have to walk on the tiles. Let's just say it was a lot like being in a public restroom. I had to post pictures. Just beware.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for only one night (thank goodness!). The beds are short and about 40 years old so they completely sag in the middle. The furnishings and bedding are old and they feel "grubby". The hotel has an odor and is dark. The toilet in one of our rooms broke on the first evening we were there and someone had to come try to fix it. It worked the rest of the time but we were quite wary because it seemed very close to breaking again. The restaurant is incredibly overpriced and didn't look like it was anywhere near worth the prices being charged. We ate at a quaint little restaurant down the street on the river. The staff in the evening tried to be helpful but when our internet wouldn't work they had no idea how to help us. We had intended to do some extra research and map out the battlefields prior to departure the next day. When I talked with the staff member the following morning about the lack of internet they didn't apologize nor have any offer for compensating for the hassle. The only positive was the location. We had a nice view of the river and it was convenient access to the historical sights. I like "quaint" hotels but this was NOT one, it was just old and run down.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This hotel is right in the heart of Verdun - 20 minute walk from the train station, many of the historic sites and the shipping are in easy walking distance. It is clean but the decor has not been changed for maybe 20 years.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostellerie du Coq Hardi

Address: 8 avenue de la Victoire, 55100 Verdun, France
Location: France > Lorraine > Meuse > Verdun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 hotels in Verdun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostellerie du Coq Hardi 3*
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Also Known As:
Le Coq Hardi Verdun
Le Coq Hardi Hotel Verdun

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