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“Delightful, but........” 4 of 5 stars
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La Goelette
13, Digue de Mer, 62930 Wimereux, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Wimereux B&B and Inns
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Delightful, but........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Our stay started badly! We delayed our arrival until a, reasonable?, 3pm only to discover that we would not have access 'til 5pm (Blame = Booking.com small print being too small!). It was a warm September Sunday afternoon resulting in impossible,legal, parking (Blame = God and other Town planners). Our small 'Patio View' room (one of 3 I believe) had a plan view from 2 floors up of a table and a few chairs. Whilst these rooms (they're simply back rooms) are nearly half the price of the 2 seaview rooms they should not be so misleadingly named. The false expectation annoyed intensely then and still does when I think of it. (Blame = Owners)
The somewhat eccentric decor (Plenty of wallhangings, stuffed toys, and French comedic books) may not be everyone's taste but the breakfast will be! Served in a room with a delightful view of the sea and beach (what a pity it's locked during the daytime) the (continental) breakfast is probably the best presented I've ever seen (baskets of bread, local preserves, yogurt in glass pots, nuts, fresh fruit, etc).

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Had a really wonderful stay here with my boyfriend back in May when our booking at the nearby Chateaus De La Marine fell through last minute. They put us in touch with La Goelette, and we're pleased they did! We stayed in the 'Yellow Room' at the top of the house which had beautiful views over Wimereux beach. Our host was delightfully friendly and welcoming, the room was quiet and tastefully furnished with quirky features. We were recommended a local restaurant which was delicious, and our breakfast the next day included fresh bread and croissants, cooked egg, cold meats and cheese. A really lovely stay overall.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Excellent hosts who made interesting conversation and instantly make guests feel at home. High quality and spacious rooms - would recommend those overlooking the sea. Incredible variety and volume of fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and interesting evening meals which are well worth trying. Location is perfect and was a pleasant change despite being such a short journey from the UK. Constant supply of free bottled water and sweets a nice touch

Room Tip: Blue and yellow rooms overlooking the sea
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We LOVED it. From the minute I walk through the door my breath was taken away at the beauty and Frenchness of the hotel. Our room (the Bleu room) overlooked the promenade and was decorated in a french style with an eclectic twist. Thoughtfulness showed in every aspect of the room. Nespresso machine, kettle, a small bottle of delightful red wine, chocolates on the pillows of course, chairs and chaise lounge to relax in and look out over the sea, shutters to close out the sunlight if you want to sleep in, a bijou bathroom but modern and very clean. I loved it and am thrilled to have discovered such a treasure. Breakfast was amazing and I really could have stayed and eaten and eaten and eaten. Our hosts featured some local cheeses which were divine and it was nice to see that they supported local businesses. Even though they had their own little restaurant our host immediately asked if he could help us with dinner recommendations and even made a reservation for us at a lovely little restaurant just down the way. Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly and you immediately feel like you are a treasured guest. I just can't say enough good things about this place and am already looking forward to our next sojourn over there. Thank you La Goelette for a brief but memorable evening.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

La Goelette is a delightful B & B in the best location in Wimereux, on the seafront. We have only stayed in the rooms overlooking the promenade and these are spacious and beautifully decorated. The house is full of character, the breakfasts are superb and the hosts are extremely welcoming and friendly and only too happy to help. I can only reiterate the positive comments that have already been made. It is so refreshing to find somewhere that is original and not a carbon copy of the usual run of the mill 'boutique' B & B', and a couple who enjoy their work. I can also highly recommend the restaurant.

Room Tip: The blue and yellow rooms are both excellent and both have sea views. I haven't stayed in the o...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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London
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We've been going to Wimereux, a seaside town that feels as though it's pleasantly stuck in the 60s, for the best part of 15 years now. Having stayed in many B&Bs over the years, La Goelette has become a benchmark.

Our preferred rooms are the blue and yellow rooms, both of which afford superb views over the promenade and sea.

The rooms have recently been tastefully and elegantly refurbished and provide a haven of peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustle of activity on the seafront. The rooms are very comfortable and it's relaxing to sit with a glass of wine and watch the world go by, or to watch one of the many DVDs provided or to read a book.

The hosts, Mary and Franck, provide a fantastic breakfast to set you up for the day, including a wide range of fruits, cereals, charcuterie, cheese and seasonal products. There is also the possibility of dinner and Franck is a great cook!

Mary and Franck are happy to provide guest with information on where to visit, what to see and are more than happy to make restaurant reservations. In short, they will do their best to make sure that all guests have a most enjoyable stay.

The welcome at La Goelette is second to none and it is very popular, so sometimes you have to book well in advance. However, it really is an opportunity not to be missed! We're recently home from our latest visit and already planning our next one.

Room Tip: Blue or yellow rooms for the view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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26 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

No matter how good somewhere is, there always seem to be reviewers who delight in awarding the lowest rating possible. Perhaps that's the nature of internet reviewing. Anyway, do yourself a favour and ignore the nay-sayers below. We've stayed here on three or four occasions, and will continue to do so whenever passing through, if we can get a booking (it is very popular)!

The "Blue" and "Yellow" rooms have been tastefully re-furbished. Both provide a panoramic view over the sea-front at Wimereux. The rooms are large and comfortable, and a half-bottle of red wine was provided (and gratefully consumed). Electronic blinds closed out the light at night and provided a very restful night's sleep.

Breakfast was of a very high standard - a huge basket of croissants, pain-au-chocolat, lovely fresh bread, and a fine buffet selection, with freshly-squeezed orange juice and an excellent selection of cheeses and charcuterie.

This is a guest-house, not an hotel. So the owners may be out when you arrive, but if you call their number (on the door) they will admit you. If you don't like this, stay in an hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: 13, Digue de Mer, 62930 Wimereux, France
Location: France > Nord-Pas-de-Calais > Pas-de-Calais > Wimereux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Wimereux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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