We stayed here twice within a week, once as a stay over on the drive down through France, then over night on the way back.
The hotel is situated on an industrial estate on an easy to find main road on the edge of Arras. You're unlikely to want to spend a week's holiday here, but as an overnight stop just one hour from Calais its ideal. The four person rooms with en suite bathroom are perfect for a family, with just enough space for everyone and the dog (pets are accepted for an additional fee). Although the rooms aren't large, they are well thought out, not an inch of space is wasted. The hotel and rooms are very clean and obviously well maintained, my only comment on the room is that the mattresses are slightly on the hard size.
The advantage of the hotel also has its negative sides. Reception is unmanned during the night, you can check yourself in with a booking reference and credit card at an ATM style terminal, or just get a free room with a credit card without a prior booking. We discovered the disadvantage of this system when a couple of very drunk and very loud individuals decided to take the room below ours at 3 am. A manned reception may well have refused to rent a room, an on site night porter could maybe have resolved the situation, in the absence of either, you can take your life in your hands and try and get them to calm down yourself, or just put up with it.
Noisy neighbours are a risk in any hotel, however, the ease of late night check in when the hotel is unmanned combined with reasonable rates may mean that you're more likely to have issues with hotels like these. Nevertheless, so long as you're not unlucky, and you're not expecting high luxury, you'll have a pleasant stay here.
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