6 adults and 7 Children (7months up to 9 years) drove from the UK with one overnight stop each way.
We all enjoyed our stay in La Grande-Motte, weather was lovely and people friendly.
Firstly the hotel/room; the hotel was very clean and nice. Well situated for the beach, local shops/restaurants. There was small shop to buy baguettes and croissants and drinks. The swimming pool was clean and ok. There was no real shallow end just steps down, so young kids will need to be able to swim or have floats to use it. The baby pool just next to it is good for the non swimmers. Both have gates around it for safety which I thought was very good.
The room was spotless and functional, not overly big but did 2 adults 2 kids in bunk beds and a baby in the cot ok for a week. Small kitchen with electric rings and a microwave.
The only negatives were no air con so it was very hot in the room at night and the Wi-Fi wasn’t particularly great to pick up (although it did say there wasn’t any so it was a bonus). It was 3 Euros for up to 5 hours which can be used as and when over the week which I thought was reasonable. Reception was the best place to access it.
Also no bedding or toilet rolls, but as we drove from UK my mother-law who booked the holiday had brought all the stuff we needed. I may have had a less favourable opinion if we had flown and had to purchase all the extra's there
The grounds were nice and we were lucky with 3 adjoining ground floor apartments which had gardens to play in which was great for the kids. There were many families (not many English) with young kids so I would suggest if you’re just a couple looking for a peaceful stay it might not be for you!
The beach a short walk away was very nice and clean. The water clear and shallow, great for our young kids to enjoy. It is very open so the sun shade/beach tent we took was essential.
At night there are lots of bars and restaurants to enjoy and a few of the typical holiday shops. It is an expensive place as you would expect but no different from most places now. We ate one night in Billy Bob’s eat all you want which was good value as it included all drinks so it was very popular.
The main dish everywhere is mussel and chips, if you don’t like it (I do) there certainly are other choices but it makes it easier if you do!!
There was a beach bouncy castle area for the kids which they enjoyed and a couple of seafront amusement rides.
The marina area was pretty with some bars and restaurants which although we didn’t go in any looked very nice.
Overall I would recommend the hotel and area; we had a nice family holiday. It’s not the best place I have ever been but certainly have no complaints about it. I think although a long way driving is the best option for this hotel, I wouldn't consider it if we had flown due to facilities and payed optional extras.
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