This is a fairly basic hotel, but clean, fairly modern, and fine for a stopover or short stay if you’re not going to spend too long in your room, or if you're on a tight budget.
There are various layouts of room. My husband and I had a double room at the far end of the corridor away from reception. The bedroom area was small but we had a surprisingly large bathroom with bath and shower. Our son was in a twin with a friend, and they had a double bed with a bunk over the top. Their bedroom was larger, but the bathroom was smaller, with just a shower. One of our party was in a wheelchair, and they had a special access room.
The bedroom had little in the way of furniture, just bedside shelves, a larger shelf with a plastic stool underneath, and a rail with a couple of hangers. The TV was flat screen and pretty new, but no English channels that we could find. There was nowhere to put your things so you couldn't really unpack, but there was plenty of room under the bed to put your bags.
The design was fairly modern, and looked like it had been painted fairly recently. Everything was very clean.
The beds were quite firm but must have had some form of memory foam as they were pretty comfortable, with nice duvets. There was only 1 pillow per person, but I suppose we could have asked for more.
There was no kettle but we took our own. There was a hot drinks machine in reception and also a cold drink/snack machine.
There was free wi-fi, which was fairly easy to connect to (I used an ipod).
Breakfast was better than we had expected from previous comments here. The croissants didn’t run out while we were there! There was also bread, cake, cheese, yogurt, a fruit salad mix (looked tinned but tasted fine), cereals, jam, marmalade, chocolate spread. Drinks included apple and orange juice, fresh coffee with hot or cold milk, instant coffee, and a variety of teas. We found the staff at breakfast very friendly.
It is fairly well located. There is a Carrefour only about 200m away, a pizza takeaway across the road, and a fruit/veg shop. We walked up to the old town the first night. There is a steep route or a gentler climb that takes a bit longer, via the more modern part of town. There are various restaurants in the old and new parts, although it was pretty quiet for a Friday night. Some of our party went for walks along the river nearby.
The car park had plenty of spaces while we were there. We didn’t use it as we were in a coach.
Overall, we were perfectly happy with the hotel, and would stay there again if on a similar short trip or needed somewhere clean and inexpensive for a stopover.
- Also Known As:
- Etap Boulogne Sur Mer