We stayed for a couple of nights in mid September 2013, en route to our cottage in Brittany, as we had decided to revisit the museums/landing beaches in the area. I'd asked for a seaview room, which was good as the views were lovely and the room was fairly smart - BUT - as soon as we walked in we could smell the overpowering odour of cigarette smoke. Now, obviously the hotel can't be blamed for guests who obviously choose to ignore the many signs telling you that the place is a no smoking establishment, but the weather was dull and windy on arrival but the bedroom windows were wide open. (To try and get rid of the smell, perhaps?), I can't believe that whoever had cleaned the room that day had failed to mention this to the management - but anyhow, the lady at reception explained that the hotel was full that night so they couldn't offer us another room, but we could change the following day if we wanted. So we duly asked the next morning, and a different lady on reception offered to have our room "deep cleaned" to get rid of the smell - but we said we'd prefer to move, and to be fair, we were given another sea view room on the corner, with views over the beach and town. However, I feel it does beg the question as to why the room couldn't have been deep leaned before our arrival..... The second room was fine apart from a very annoying extractor fan in the shower room which couldn't be switched off at all and disturbed us during the night. We ate in the restaurant the first night - pricey but very good food and service, and far better value than the meal we had in town the next night! Overall, the hotel was good - better than average but perhaps not very good - the staff were helpful and pleasant, but it was such a disappointment about our smelly room.
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- Also Known As:
- De La Marine Hotel
- Hotel De La Marine Arromanches-Les-Bains, France - Normandy