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“Handy stopover for an early ferry home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ibis Boulogne Sur Mer Centre Les Ports

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Ibis Boulogne Sur Mer Centre Les Ports
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Boulevard Diderot, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France   |  
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Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Boulogne-sur-Mer
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Handy stopover for an early ferry home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We arrived on a Sunday night without a reservation and were very quickly checked in and in our room after a long drive through France. Parking is in a secure compound underneath the hotel which was a relief as our car was full to brimming with lots of camping stuff which we would have felt a bit vulnerable about leaving on the road. The room was perfectly adequate, with everything in it you would expect. I was surprised by the comfort of the bed and the quality of the bed clothes, as past experiences of Ibis hotels have been less than luxurious. Our room was on the roadside with a view over some water. The room was at least triple glazed so there was no issue with road noise. There was air conditioning in the room, which we needed and it worked adequately rather than brilliantly. The hotel offers two levels of WiFi, with a free service which is pretty slow and only just about enough for picking up emails or reading the paper, and a pay for service which is super fast that supports VPN access. it was less than 3 euros for a day, but we opted not to - specially as the TV in the room had BBC1 and BBC2.
Everything in the bathroom functioned, though it's probably fair to say that the bathroom was the least enticing thing about the hotel. Clearly this is an old hotel with successfully refreshed rooms, and not so successfully refreshed bathrooms. The bath was small and functional, but the overall finish of the bath and the walls around it was a tad shabby. I did also find a hair on the bath which didn't bother me particularly, but if you are a clean freak then you would have been upset. Otherwise the room and bathroom were very clean. The state of the bathroom certainly wasn't a deal breaker and it wouldn't stop me staying there again. As is common with budget style hotels, there are not many towels, so I would recommend bringing one of your own, particularly if there are two of you.
I found one plug in the room which I used to charge the phone and keep our mini fridge going. It was underneath a table surface, so took some finding, and it was good that I had a double adaptor to keep both devices going at the same time.
The hotel is in a great location for travellers. We arrived from the south and followed signs to Centre Ville and there is was on the right hand side, a few minutes walk from the centre where there are plenty of restaurants. You can pick up signs to the Autoroute for Calais directly from the hotel without having to retrace your steps. Petrol/diesel are available at a huge Leclerk hypermarket on the outskirts of town on your way from the motorway to the hotel.
I did think that the bill of over 80 Euros for one night without breakfast was steep for what we got, but it was convenient and provided us with safety and a bit of comfort after a long drive on the way home. I would stay here again, though it isn't a destination hotel in itself.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The view is horrible, the bedroom looks outdated (90' feeling). The food was terrible and you can see it comes from the microwave.
I ordered a main dish with Tagliatelle (pasta) and they came with a plate full of Spaghetti. I was surprised that they did not check with me before to know if it was ok to swap the advertised Tagliatelle with Spaghetti. When I raised the issue they said that 'it is the same... it is pasta'.
Well... it is like saying that chips and crisps are the same because it is made of potatoes...
As a Favourite Guest member I am supposed to have 10% off and a small present when I arrive...well....I had to ask for my present and I had to remind them for the 10%...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Easy to find and free secure parking. Staff a little unorganised but like all Accor Hotels, very very clean. Had problem with the hot water in the shower but the surprise change to cold certainly woke us up. Changed our minds about breakfast and had to confront ex Gestapo Warden in buffet room who likes to ration out the bread. This is the only Ibis I've ever stayed at where they don't allow patrons to cut their own bread. Perhaps it's Heath and Safety ? Brekkie NOT as good as other Ibis's but sufficient to set you up for the day. Nice and quiet and windows open fully which was lovely in the heat.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Booked a room then phoned the hotel to make it a family room with an extra bed for my son. (As I done last year too!) This worked out fine and extra bed was made up in the room.

Typical French buffet breakfast - pastry, cheese, cereal, fruit, meat etc. Perfect.

Nice clean rooms, wifi works, is located above a supermarket - very handy. 2 or 3 blocks from town centre shopping, and very hand for a walk along the seafront to the beach area.

Cheap but perfectly pleasant clean safe hotel for a family to enjoy a nice break. Recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chislehurst
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12 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a typical ibis the rooms are a bit small but clean and have been recently refurbished.
It is very conveniently located and it actually has very nice views over the canal.
Breakfast is good value and parking is easy and cheap.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed in July and again in August for stopover to get down to Vendee and back. Great location for ferry port of Calais. Beds really comfortable, rooms clean, no frills however needed no more. Connecting rooms for children which was great and the staff were very helpful and rebooked connecting rooms for stay on the way back. All you can eat breakfast with plenty of choice. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Ibis Boulogne Sur Mer Centre Les Ports

Address: 11 Boulevard Diderot, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Location: France > Nord-Pas-de-Calais > Pas-de-Calais > Boulogne-sur-Mer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Boulogne-sur-Mer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Boulogne Sur Mer Centre Les Ports 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'hôtel Ibis Boulogne sur Mer Centre les Ports est idéalement situé face à la Liane, à 2 pas du centre ville commerçant et du port de plaisance, à 5 minutes de Nausicàa, de la plage, de la Vieille Ville et sa cathédrale.Accès rapide à l'Autoroute A16. ... more   less 
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