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Hotel Barriere Le Westminster
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6 reviews
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“great hotel”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

excellent hotel with high standards.very close to the town.3rd time i have stayed here always of a high standard and good value.worth a visit just for a ride in the lift.this hotel typifies the art deco ambiance of le touquet.just a short walk into this lovely town makes the hotel an ideal place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Lydia L, Responsable réception at Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest,
What motivating and generous words of praise for our hotel, thank you!
Awaiting the pleasure of welcoming you once again to your Touquettoise home.
Sincere regards,
Lydia Launay
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed for four nights over the Christmas period and thoroughly enjoyed the luxury. Admittedly, we upgraded ourselves into more expensive rooms, but the service, the accommodation and the food were all excellent. It makes such a change to come across more understated luxury - if you're loking for the glitzy 4 star international style chain hotels with huge lobbies and trouser presses then this isn't the place for you! We stayed in tastefully refurbished, extremely comfortable rooms with well-appointed bathrooms. The hotel has managed to retain its original style whilst including the modern conveniences one would expect. We had booked the 2 day Christmas package and added a night on either end. Given that this included breakfasts, Christmas Eve buffet and an absolutely amazing 9 course Christmas lunch in a Michelin starred restaurant, we think we got great value for money. All the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and the hotel's position on the edge of the main street made strolls out to the shops and beaches very easy. We were delighted by Le Touquet itself, having only been there before during the busy summer period: the lights were spectacular; the beach was bracing and the overall atmosphere very chic! We left planning to return next year.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Lydia L, Responsable réception at Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Sir,
Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion about our hotel via the website TripAdvisor. We are pleased to learn that your stay with us was a success, both in the situation of our hotel, that the quality of our service. Your words are so very generous and will be immediately shared with all our staff members.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Again thank you,

Lydia LAUNAY
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Wow, what can I say? This was the highlight of our post New Year break in France. The standard room we had was lovely. A truly wonderful touch was when we had popped out for dinner in Le Touquet in the evening and the chambermaid had been in and replaced our towels without asking (we used them for the pool that afternoon) and put a little treat on the pillow. Also bathrobes and slippers come as standard for the spa and pool. We loved the pool,sauna and jacuzzi. The bar is definitely worth a visit and the prices are OK. I couldn't eat the nuts as they were not gluten free so very kindly the bar tender gave me some olives. The breakfast is excellent. All the staff are so kind and helpful. Very friendly. Great secure car park at the back. Thank you for helping us to create a great moment for our memory box of life. Magnifique!

Room Tip: The standard room was absolutely fine and the bed enormous. I can't imagine that there would be...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lydia L, Responsable réception at Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Madam,

Quite simply, thank you. We are honored by your generous and gracious comments which I am delighted to share with all the staff.
Looking forward to welcoming you once again to Westminster Hotel and Spa,
Sincerely,

Lydia Launay
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Lille, France
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We enjoyed a one-night stay in the wondeful Westminster hotel. We had a room on the 4th floor, large and all new. Amazing power shower with enough space for 2! Nice decoration and lighting in the bedroom, plenty of storage space and a safebox.
I would appreciate tea or coffee facilities.

Nice small swimming pool, jacuzzi but the hamman space was not working properly at the time we tried. It seemed it had worked some hors before.
I would advise to go down to the spa area with your bathrobe.

We tried the 2-buffet-menu in the restaurant Les Cimaises. What a delightful experience: lots of choices, fresh and quality food, and amazing desserts! Don't forget to try the petits choux au caramel and the babas au rhum! Gourmet choice!

I advise you to park your car in the private parking lot at the rear and to enjoy the city center and the beach.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lydia L, Responsable réception at Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Madam,

Quite simply, thank you. We are honored by your generous and gracious comments which we are delighted to share with all the staff.
We do sincerely apologize for hammam space.
Hoping to have the honor of welcoming you again very soon,
Sincerely,

Lydia Launay
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Brussels
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Old style romantic hotel with modern facilities. The renovated rooms are very nice. Our teenager received a single room, unfortunatelly clearly a smoking room and rather small. When we asked for an alternative solution, he was contacted by the management but accepted to stay. We would suggest that the management addresses this type of situations with parents and not the children. The sauna is very small – for some 4 people only and there may be crowd ! - and the swimming pool is not big either. After just few meters, the knees touch the bottom ! We loved the breakfast proposing inter alia large choice of fruits.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Lydia L, Responsable réception at Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your comment praise for our rooms and breakfast buffet. We sincerely apologize for your son's room. Don’t hesitate to mention us in your next booking you need interconnecting rooms or to be side by side.
Regarding the pool, we share your opinion, but the constraints of the building do not give us many alternatives.
Hoping to welcome you once again, very soon!

Sincerely,
Lydia Launay
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Walmer, Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Beautiful hotel in an excellent and quiet location. Our mid week Gourmet break was very reasonably priced. Hotel parking is secure. We found the staff friendly and helpful and we liked the art deco interior. Our newly decorated room on the 4th floor was very quiet, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was lovely with bath and large walk in shower (with 2 shower heads). We had a delicious supper in the Cimaises brasserie - very casual. Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant was slightly chaotic (I think they were lacking staff that day) but there's loads of choice. Only criticism is the spa pool (if you're a keen swimmer) - it's small and you can't swim proper lengths. Once a few people get in the pool, you can't move! Also the changing rooms are tiny. We didn't try any treatments this time but intend to return again soon for some pampering. All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lydia L, Responsable réception at Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion about our Hotel via the website TripAdvisor. We are pleased to learn that your stay with us was a success.
We share your opinion about the swimming pool, but the constraints of the building (old) do not give us many alternatives to enlarge.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Again thank you,

Lydia LAUNAY
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

First the good points: It looks very impressive from the front. There's a secure car park at the rear. And then . . . er . . . I'm struggling.

It's not so much that the hotel was awful, though some aspects were very poor - it just wasn't right.

Most of all, the place lacked any coherent sense of style. Walking through the hotel you variously pass through multiple decades. You arrive in an oak panelled lobby with a collection of old brass and claret-tassled room keys on regimented display - marvellous, but then you're handed a plastic key card and it all starts to go wrong. You ascend in a charming, rickety old cage lift, but then walk through corridors that attempt a nautical theme (rope designs etc.). A modern slate grey entrance to the spa gives way to a different wood effect, then into bright gaudy colours around the pool and old blue and white tiles. Every area of the hotel seems to be from a different age and conceived by a different person with different taste. Carpet colours and style are also rather random and non-complementary. Our Executive Double room on the second floor was almost comically out of date, reminding me of seaside holiday hotels in Devon in the early 70s. I'm not sure I have the vocabulary to do justice to its blandness. It certainly didn't resemble the pictures on the website.

A few more serious complaints. The jacuzzi by the pool had so much chlorine in that I had to get out - the fumes made my eyes sting, and I do not normally have any problem with chlorine. I went to shower off and noticed the grill by my head was filthy, covered in dirt, rust and cobwebs.

My father, a traditional sort in his 70s, slipped the concierge €20 and asked for a recommendation for somewhere to eat dinner. The man took his money, then just pointed towards the town. No named suggestions. No offer to ring and book somewhere. Incredible!

Back to the traditional bar downstairs then for tea, and the illusion of a period grand hotel was this time dispelled by music from Elvis Costello and The Police - two great acts to be sure, but over afternoon tea at The Westminster?? (At breakfast we had Terence Trent D'Arby with our croissants by the way!)

Overall it all seems a bit desperate. There's a large display of photos of famous people who have stayed there over the years, but look closely and you'll see how contrived and pieced together many of the 'signed momentos' really are. This is almost a metaphor for the whole place - trying to be stylish and relevant, but not standing up to scrutiny.

This place very obviously wishes it was still grand. Regardless of whether or not 'grand' is actually sustainable in Le Touquet in 2012 is debatable - what's not debatable though is the sense of overwhelming disappointment our party of 6 adults all felt. A design director with a single vision would be a start, but it will take more than that to live up to the hotel's impressive facade I feel. A shame.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Barriere Le Westminster
Address: Avenue du Verger, 62520 Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France (Formerly Hotel Westminster & Spa)
Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Pas-de-Calais > Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
#1 Luxury Hotel in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
#3 Romantic Hotel in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Barriere Le Westminster 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Opal Coast ideally situated between Paris, London and Brussels, where you will find Le Touquet - a dynamic and vibrant 4-season European Resort. In the heart of one of its most elegant quarters, just 500m from the beach and 150m from the Palais des Congres, the 1930's charm of the Westminster and its sober luxury continue to attract. The 115 rooms and suites, 2 restaurants and spa will welcome you for a charming stay. ... more   less 
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Hotel Westminster And Spa
Westminster Hotel Le Touquet
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