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“Should be so much better” 3 of 5 stars
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Les Corderies
214 rue des Moulins, 80230 Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France   |  
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Should be so much better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

First impressions are good. Excellent, ample free parking-unknown in this (too?) attractive town. The poorly kept garden starts to give the game away. Good size bedroom, but minimal wardrobe space,dim bathroom lighting,no bedside tables, badly positioned lights and switches. Vastly overpriced breakfast (14 Euros), with poor quality ham and cheese. Yes,fresh orange juice, but somewhat spoiled by the pips. Only Earl Gray tea bags. Lack of attention to detail goes on. A request for a glass of rosé wine at the bar, was met with " sorry we do not have a bottle opened". The hotel overlooks the Bay of the Somme which means a steep walk down to the main street. This should be the best hotel in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme,but sadly is not.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We have had lunch at the Corderies before now (mixed results: stingy but nice starter, very mediocre main and utterly fabulous dessert)) but this time we stayed. Lovely room. We did not pay a supplement for the view: we are very familiar with it and we were out most of the time anyway. The bed was large, comfy and with wonderful linens. I particularly liked the bedside lamps: they were duo. Ordinary lights and special READING lights!!! The bathroom was large with two basins and a walk in wet room shower, all very clean and agreable to use. There was a separate WC and hand basin. Since we stayed at the begining of the week the restaurant was not open. We could have had lunch on our last day, but as we had business to attend to we couldn't make it in time: they stop serving very early.

Each morning we had breakfast in our room. This was immaculate, with freshly squeezed orange juice in little individual carafes, delicate little viennoiseries, good traditional bread, quality preserves and very good coffee. This was quite sufficient as, when in France....we have lunch! The wheel-in table was covered with a fine table cloth, a linen runner and linen napkins (but sadly there was only one proper height chair, the other was very low: my partner looked like a little boy at his end of the table!).

There appear to be very few people working there: we only saw 2 at a time, and more often only Ambrose who works all hours and who is utterly charming and obliging (unlike the treatment you get at the Hotel du Port et Bains). He also makes a mean Mojito! Very nice at sundown seated on the sofa in the garden. The indoor pool was unused when we were there, so I had a swim: I hate when other people are splashing about.

Altogether it was a very enjoyable stay and we wouldn't hesitate to go back or to recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We have stayed in St Valery at least 6 times before at different hotels and gite and Les Corderies is by far the most comfortable and happy experience we have had. Our room was large bright and clean with nice linen and a very large comfortable bed. It was well worth paying extra to have the view over the bay. We ate in the restaurant and both the veal and the turbot were cooked to perfection. The breakfast, despite earlier reviews, was good. All ingredients fresh and top class. Good hot coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice,excellent croissant and in addition ham, cheese and boil your own egg. The hotel is family run and we were made to feel very welcome and looked after well.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Fabulous! What a lovely hotel, wonderful situation,superb rooms,excellent food, fantastic staff! We have travelled all over France and this is the best hotel and service we have ever had! St Valery sur Somme is a gem of a little town on the Baie de Somme. Must go again as we regret we could not stay longer Les Corderies.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

Les Corderies is a modern family run hotel which serves evening meals 5 nights a week. The beds are particularly comfortable with superb bed linen and the rooms are a reasonable size with good ensuite facilitiess. We had a very good view over the rooftops to the Baie du Somme but paid extra for this. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. Breakfast is contintental but very adequate and we enjoyed the two dinners we ate in the hotel. We understand the menu is always the same so it could get a bit repetitive after a few days, however there is no shortage of restaurants in the town. Our only problem was finding the hotel in the first place! Our SatNav took us to the town end of Rue des Moulins which is no entry after a few yards. If in doubt head for the old town and the hospital and the SatNav will then get you there!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

We liked this hotel very much. Finally a good value hotel in France. Clean !! Very friendly personnel !! A clean pool !! Good beds. Certainly the best hotel in this town.
The only point lost was for the breakfast, which was a little lean. On holidays, we prefer more the English type of breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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surrey
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

We did not stay at the hotel but took lunch there. We looked through the windows at the rooms and assume that the hotel is very peaceful in its location. There were two other people in the restaurant who we decided were reporters: they went into the kitchen with a camera, the manager was very interested in their comments and there did not seem to be a bill presented.
We both had different starters and they were good but very small. We both had the same main course which was confit of ox tail etc. etc. A confit is supposed to be cooked until meltingly soft. Ours was very chewy with a lot of gristle and fat. It was also luke- warm. The upside was the dessert, a parfait of rose. Gorgeous. The waitress offered us coffee to make up for the cold main (she said you should have told me, but it would not have improoved the dish significantly) The service in the restaurant was distant. The man at the bar/reception was very welcoming. We will give it another try, but reserve jugement. For the moment we will recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Les Corderies

Address: 214 rue des Moulins, 80230 Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
Location: France > Picardy > Somme > Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A relaxed and luxury hotel, located in the heart of the “Baie de Somme”. The 11 authentic rooms provide calm and comfort in Saint Valery sur Somme, a picturesque fishing village. The decorator has chosen comfortable, elegant designer furniture. ... more   less 
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