Unsafe, wholly unsuitable for women, especially threatening when you have your young daughter with you.
There are what appear to be what I can only consider to be unemployed male (potential illegal immigrants in France / seeking illegal entry to the UK?) living / squatting in the vast majority of rooms, probably aided by the unhelpful 'receptionist'. Stair cases are littered with empty beer and larger cans and crates. Heavy smoking, Dirty underpants propping open doors and occupants (four skin heads on our way to the room) crowding entry to the stair wells.
Once instead our over sized coffin whilst the sheets looked clean the cover was littered with cigarette burns and the toilet flush was broken leaving a huge hole in the wall.
I dare say I could have found more faults but after about 40 minutes of sitting in the room, unable to hear the TV for the mob outside (getting drunker and louder) feeling to be honest very vulnerable - we planned our exit strategy, unlocked the double deadbolts (but you can't knock the security!) and making sure our daughter was in-between we made a hasty exit for the car.
It was the last night of our holiday (14 days touring Europe staying in several hotels) and was booked as some where to stay for a few hours rest before embarking on the DFDS ferry from Dunkirk back to Dover at 6am.
Having left the 'hotel' we spent the next five hours sleeping in our car at the ferry port which was well lit, secure, felt safe, was quiet and was FREE. There are toilets at the port on the Dunkirk side and it is policed and staffed.
So whilst not ideal - if you simply need a SAFE place to stop over on the way to / from the ferry - pull up in the car park and don't bother with this hell hole.
It cost 45 Euro with no breakfast - the previous evening we stayed at the Novotel in BREDA very clean and safe, everyone speaks English, is polite and helpful for a mere 68 Euro which puts it very firmly into context.
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