We have just got back from the Hotel de France having stayed 3 nights, Friday to Sunday. We arrived on a Friday night and had a pre-ordered salad in the bar as we were late for the restaurant. We stayed in the large suite with the balneo and walk in shower and it was very clean. Additions to the room included a small fridge with complementary water and fruit juice, a Nespresso coffee machine that did excellent expresso, once I worked out how the machine worked! Lighting is a little subdued in the room - I would imagine a bit dim for a business traveller who needed a decent desk light. Plenty of towels but they were a bit threadbare. Bathrobes were nice. Reception and staff very friendly and helpful as usual. Breakfast was good with plenty of variety. Dinner was ok but nothing special. The entree trilogy - turned into a duo due to lack of one ingredient, was good. There was a lack of bottles of red wine available, plenty by the glass or half bottle but 2 out of our 3 selections were missing. The waitress was very apologetic.
One problem in that, on returning from a very good meal at L'Etoile de Jour on a Saturday night, the bar was dark at 10pm… This is a 4-star hotel?! Upon asking for some drinks to take up to the room we were asked if we were checking out the next day. We weren't, so got the drinks! It was as if we were not trusted…. We have stayed in this hotel over 10 times so this did not give us a good impression.
Checkout was fine, we had been charged for full breakfasts we did NOT have on the middle day but this was quickly rectified with a smile from Beverley, not her mistake and she was quick to sort this out. We would happily stay here again but hope the restaurant can improve a bit as there is not a lot of choice in Abbeville.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the entrance to the Bay of the Somme, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, this red brick hotel, right in the heart of town is a classic example of Ponthieu architecture. The airconditioned hotel offers 72 rooms (including 3 for guestswith limited mobility) as well as a restaurant, bar, meeting rooms and private pay car park. This hotel is equally suited to a business trip or a holiday in Abbeville with your partner or family. Upper levels fully refurbished in early 2008. ... more less
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