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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish that we stayed in Etretat and at Detective Hotel for longer than one night. This place was comfortable and quirky. The staff upgraded us to their biggest room and it had a gorgeous view of the little town. We found an old record player in the wardrobe with a huge selection of vinyl; we spent our night there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very nice. It's not really modern but not old at all. There is a good détective decoration in the bedroom and the commun areas. The breakfeast was very nice. I'm quite difficule about the bathroom but it was very clean. People are very nice. The price is a little high but we are in august so it's... More 

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Thank Jeanne T
Rennes, France
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I rent a bedroom 2 nights; it's a good choice according to me thanks to the right place to visit 20km around, and to go out in the evening on "foot" I choose a small room (columbo) for 2 (it's correct) Very nice pointview since window over "the Arc"

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Thank MARCO35FREE
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

it was an interesting place to stay but the hotel has worn out now. the owners are sweet people and co operative. we lived on level 3.. which was a good exercise to climb as there is no elevator. the hotel has interesting books to read and games to play, which can keep you engaged on rainy day. we did... More 

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Thank kadambarikadam
Paris, France
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16 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Detective hotel, sounds good, sounds hip, sounds fun! The price is regular for a 2 star hotel, so one expects the services of a 2 star, with the detective theme as the icing on the cake. Instead, just as you open the door, the smell of damp catches you. OK, the long corridor to the reception desk is as spooky... More 

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Thank Atakora
Melbourne, Australia
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We always arrive late afternoon, this was first Hotel we spotted. Reasonable rate and room was clean. Had the Sherlock Holmes room so you have to find everything which makes the trip a little more interesting. Breakfast was fine , nice people running the place

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Thank Michael M
Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

To start with - if you are taller then 180 sm don't book Colombo room. Well generally - don't book this room ever. Its sooo ridiculously small that my feet were literary touching the door of the bathroom from the ridiculously short bed! Leave alone the noise from the corridor, micro shower and worn out interior. Credit should be definitely... More 

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Thank Lena G
Charmouth, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Good beds, good breakfast, central location, friendly staff and good value. However, its quirky and surprising charm can't overcome the fact that our room was small, tired and very dated and the dingy stairwell and corridors were off-putting. We arrived on a Saturday at the end of August - probably peak visitor time - and parking was a nightmare -... More 

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Brentford
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I honestly can't understand the positive reviews of this place - I stayed there last week and it was, frankly, grim (anyone remember the 1-star private hotels of Paris in the 1970's - one step up the ladder from 'student digs' (or 'squat') but with 'hotel' pretensions..? This brought back the memories... in spades...). Anyway... we stayed in the 'Emma... More 

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Thank West_London_Welshman
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Even our GPS could not find this hotel! A shopkeeper we asked never heard of it even though it was meters away from her shop. . We are older people so we're surprised we were not told they did not have a lift. The price for one night was incredibly high for the comfort and room we had which was... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mystery of the hotel The chairs were comfortable well be the most welcoming host, a vague apprehension pincer visitors who took the risk to book a room at Hotel Detective . Dim light , dark corridors and creaking floors . Wall , a steel plate shredded shot rocket launcher sets the tone in a setting worthy of a film noir. The country of Arsene Lupin , the ghosts lurking . Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes Charlie 's Angels Ladies, all the great names of literature the crime series have left here trace of their passage and even hidden in some room some bumps and smaller surveys that must be resolved before you can rest soundly . So open the eye and play finesse ! And needless to slip away , the handcuffs are never far away and the boss is an old fingerprint expert of the Institute of Criminal Research of the National Gendarmerie . Credit text Seine-Maritime Mag # 86 . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Detective Hotel

Address: 6 avenue George V, 76790 Etretat, France
Location: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Seine-Maritime > Etretat
Price Range: $77 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Detective Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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