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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Arrived around three in the afternoon, staff were very helpful.. the room It seems a lot like a seventies through back hotel .. dirty windows, dirty electric heaters, taps on the bath and sink very difficult to open .. decor is a bit out dated.. had a drink in the bar , once again the staff were very helpful.. all said it is a good little hotel for the money but could do with some updating

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank 22alm
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is about what you should expect of a 2-Star rated hotel in a smaller French city. Decent room at a reasonable price. Interior of this hotel is dated, maybe even a bit shabby in the hallways. Room was large by modern European standards. Bathroom was large and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. We did not reserve the room online. We were able to negotiate a few € per night off the regular price. Best attribute is location mid-way between downtown and the beaches, easy walking distance to both.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank tchout02
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Ok, it’s a budget hotel at just over £50 per night. But it does specify a bar. We arrived back after dinner at 9.45pm and the bar was closed. The ‘night porter’ could not have been so unhelpful. Very poor accommodation as you can see by the pictures, and no air conditioning. To be honest, I didn’t check the sitcom status when booking so that could be my fault. Our opinion, choose somewhere else. We will in future!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank I7164YMmarka
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

We stayed there for 2 nights (Bongo) and first impression was not great. It all looked a bit dated in a French 80'ies contemporary style building. A colorful yellow or orange paint here and there makes it a bit flashy and expresses its style. The rooms are very basic but relatively spacious. Not a lot of extra's and the decoration / finishing touches aren't made with high quality. Our bathroom had a shower, one sink, one toilet.

The breakfast is available in a buffet inside a very large cantina alike restaurant. A fair choice of food (but no hot prepared food). The atmosphere is somewhat depressing if you ask us, but hey.. a lot is made by yourself and as we had each other we didn't mind a lot.. I'd say that the hotel (room) that we had was clean but needs some renovation.

The reception service was kind and fair.
the location is pretty good - the hotel is next to the harbour and pretty close to the old town, new contemporary apartment blocks close by. Dunkirk itself is a mix of old, and modern, inidustrial and residential. A bit of a weird city planning but you see that things are moving here. Visits to Zuydcote natural parc are easily made and a trip to Cap Griz Nez, Cap Blanc Nez and larger area are ok too.

We were there with a Bongo voucher but I can imagine that the value/price is the way how it should be. This hotel won't not our preferred one if we pay ourselves.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank 378willemd
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Stayed here in readiness to catch the ferry next morning. I don't know about other rooms but ours was very tired and dated but the bathroom was absolutely terrible. Dirty stained toilet bowl with loose seat, soil pipe from it looked as though it had a wrapping of some sort around it. Old steel chipped and rusting bath with manky shower curtain and old plain yellow tiles. Veneered door with a big piece missing at the bottom. The whole room needed gutting and refurbishing.

Having stayed in about 6 other hotels in France Germany and Belgium, all about the same price, this was nowhere near the standard of the others, 3 of which had breakfast included and the hotel Aviva in Karlsrhue had a free breakfast that was epic.

No way would I stay at Les Gens de Mer again unless they spent some time and money improving it.

My advice is to look elsewhere.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank bernieeccles
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