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Hotel du Plat d'Etain
Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Poitiers
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Trading price & location for facilities”
Reviewed December 20, 2007

If you've read the other 2 reviews you may wonder how the same place could be viewed so differently, so let's get this clear - it is a two star hotel for which you will not pay a lot of money. It badly needs to renew facilities in the rooms, simple things like light bulbs, shower holdings, etc. For me it's main failing was not to have a tiny, luggage only lift out the back meaning you have to lug bags up a number of stairs.
The owners were charming and the breakfast excellent; of course it doesn't have a bar or restaurant and the owners like to be able to leave the hotel and have lunch, etc. but there is an entry code to get back in. After all, it's just a place to get your head down, shower, etc.
Our experience of Poitiers was great; imagine leaving London early one morning and being sat in the sun in a pavement cafe in Poitiers overlooking the main, very attractive square, round the corner from your hotel by lunchtime.
Poitiers itself was a great place for a long weekend, lots of monuments, a market out of town, restaurants, good discounted CD store, be aware that it's on a steephill so if you walk down, you have to walk back up!

  • Liked — Great price for the location
  • Disliked — Lugging bags upstairs; easily fixed facilities in room
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

How on earth this 'hotel' has been awarded two stars is totally beyond me. All it has going for it is that, at the moment, it is quite clean, and the breakfast is acceptable. It has no facilities whatsoever. No lounge, no bar, nowhere to sit except on the hard chair or even harder bed in your room. No complementaries in the room, not even soap. No coffee making facilities. You even have to hold the shower in one hand whilst washing your hair with the other! Our room had no overhead lighting, just three reading lights which shared two bulbs. The stairway is lit by those lights that switch off after a few minutes, so consequently is always dark. When we arrived back at the hotel at the late hour of 9.20pm, we had to ring the doorbell to get in. Even for the price of 46 euros per night, this place is nothing but mean.

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  • Tips/Secrets — don't go there
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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3 Thank annierose
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Great location, friendly staff (very helpful with bus routes, train schedules, restaurants, etc.).
Room was fine. I would definitely stay here again. The location is perfect, just off the main town square. Great value at 46 e/night.

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel du Plat d'Etain

Property: Hotel du Plat d'Etain
Address: 7 rue du Plat D Etain, 86000, Poitiers, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Vienne > Poitiers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Poitiers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel du Plat d'Etain 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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