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Hotel Caudron
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rue
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The hotel Caudron is a nice place to stay. The communal area of the hotel are very well kept, the food at the restaurant is delicious and all staff are very friendly indeed. The rooms could do with a little TLC but otherwise my stay here was an enjoyable one and its a place I would recommend to anyone staying in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We found the Caudron Hôtel online, and chose Rue, which we had never heard of, because of its convenient location for the 3–day circuit we had planned.

Rue is a surprise in its own right as it is not only conveniently located in the Baie de la Somme, but as a former walled city and pilgrimage centre it also boasts a superb architectural heritage among which a remarkable 19th century Belfry, the stunning High Gothic Chapelle St Esprit and a few superb listed medieval houses.

Rue is also the birthplace of the Caudron Brothers, two aviators whose airplanes factory was later bought by Louis Renault in 1933!

The Hôtel Caudron is located right in the centre of town, along the main street.

The hotel looks quite unassuming and quite provincial from the outside despite an obvious repainting and upgrading of the façade.

It seems that the hotel was entirely refurnished and upgraded in 2012 as all the labels seem to attest, and I believe the young couple we saw everyday runs it.

We were accommodated in the rooms located in an extension-wing overlooking the back yard of the hotel.
The courtyard seemed to be in the final phase of being redeveloped, it was tiled with elegant pinkish slabs and organized around a central fountain (that was unfinished).
I think it will look fantastic when completed.

The rooms and bathrooms are new, with a simple yet very effective decoration with little touches that made a difference such as a half plaid thrown over the bed.
A structural beam has been kept in each room in order to give a little bit of character to it. Once more, very simple yet effective!

The rooms are medium size with a large TV, wardrobe, table and chair and armchair.
All the rooms have free Wi-Fi – the code is in the room’s brochure.

It seems that there are more rooms on the main building above the reception and restaurant, along the main street.
I don’t think that the noise from the street traffic would be a problem as all the windows are brand new double-glazing windows.

The hotel doesn’t have any parking facilities but there is plenty free car park in the street opposite the hotel along the main street, and on a little square 30m farther along.
There are also a lot of spaces available in the small street located at the back of the hotel, and there is a direct access from the back street to the hotel.
The street leads to the station but is one of the quietest streets I have ever seen!

The hotel has a restaurant and a little lounge with a large TV set and the most comfortable Club chairs you can think of.
Again the color scheme of the deco makes the room very cozy and welcoming: A great place to have a pre-meal drink or afternoon tea.

The hotel seems to own a restaurant outside town (about 1km) Le Petit Chaudron where local traditional food is served.
The menu card (which you can consult in the hotel) looked superb and the prices more than reasonable but we preferred to take our evening meals in the hotel as we spent the day touring and visiting.

The hotel restaurant looked very traditional in its style and deco, it was very French and very welcoming.
The food was delicious, very well prepared, tasty and original. It is obvious that they have a Chef in the kitchen.
We enjoyed the meal so much the first evening that we booked a table for the second evening!

The quality of the service was impeccable, all the staff was smiley, helpful and obviously had a proper catering training!

Breakfast is not included in the price of the room, it is an extra 8/9€.
The buffet had plenty of salty/sweet food, various drinks hot and cold, juices, fruit etc…along with fresh bread and croissants. Very good value for money and very good!

The hotel is classified as 2* but could easily be compared to a good quality 3* for the quality of its accommodation, food and service.
In fact we were surprised that it was only a 2*!

As in many provincial areas, you have a key for accessing the hotel should you need to go out after service hours.

It’s a pity we don’t need to visit again the Baie de Somme as we would have loved to return in the Caudron hotel restaurant, so the best thing I can do is to recommend it to you if you decide to visit the Baie de la Somme area.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed here for a night to break up the Bordeaux - Derby journey after a fortnights camping, thank god!! It was perfect, particularly after a not so comfortable trip! The rooms were great, the bed very comfortable and we were made to feel very welcome, especially the children (6,4 & 2). The restaurant is well appointed, and very welcome. If you are looking for a hotel that is less than 5km of the A16 on the way to Calais, with great food and a comfortable bed then this is perfect.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed for a night as a stopover and were very impressed- I'd like to have stayed longer. The decor is smart and the rooms are clean and comfortable.

The service was friendly throughout and the breakfast is good too.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

We stayed for one night in September. Hotel was very easy to find and exactly as described on the website. We had a double room at the back of the building which was smallish but clean, pleasantly decorated and quiet. We ate in the restaurant where we found the service excellent. The menu was a little limited but typical of a French brasserie We enjoyed the breakfast which we thought was good value with plenty of choice and with good quality croissants and baguette.
I imagine you may struggle here if you don't speak any French as no one appeared to speak English.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Booked into this hotel sight unseen as an overnight stopover on our way further south. The hotel is easy to find, and although its own parking is limited, there is plenty of free parking very near. The building has clearly been recently revamped, so all is in good order. The staff are pleasant and welcoming. The dining room was full of locals as well as guests, which is a good sign, but in view of the very limited choice of eateries in Rue, not surprising. The menu and cuisine was simple , correct, and good value. Breakfast at a highish 9 euro was quite comprehensive, and in a way it was reassuring to know that the hotel fire alarm can be triggered by slightly burnt toast in the dining room. Free wifi is available downstairs and in some rooms. Although not in a glamourous location, this is an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We won some Dover to Calais ferry tickets so looked to do a weekend break for one night in France (Our annual leave from work is limited). We began looking for hotels in Le Touquet and were staggered by the price (as so early in the season). We stumbled upon this hotel on booking.com and it had good reviews on there, and we thought we could remember seeing it and had eating at the restuarant previously...

We arrived at the Caudron restuarant (and auberge) just off the main road, and this isn't the hotel! (Although I think they belong to the same people).
The hotel is situated on the main road in Rue just by the unusual cross road junction, and it looks very inviting from the outside (like a traditional French restuarant & bar).
If you take the immediate turning around the hotel, they have a small courtyard where you can park your car. We parked fine, but if this is full I believe there is a public car park across the road.

Upon check in, no one speaks English but they were extremely helpful and friendly and we were easily understood with my limited French!
At the time of booking I had requested a ground floor room, as my dad who we were travelling with has some health problems and cannot walk up stairs. They showed us to our rooms on the ground floor just round by the restuarant and overlooking the courtyard where we parked.

The rooms are exceptionally clean, with comfy beds and lovely linen decorated and furnished really well. As always in France you only receive one pillow (not a problem as we had brought our own). In the room you have a desk and chair with a flat screen TV with lots of French channels and a small hanging area for your clothes as well as two bed side tables with lamps.
The bathrooms were slightly older, but very clean and had everything you would need, including a hair dryer on the wall. NB - as always the shower was a hand held head over the bath.

We ate that night in the restuarant (which seemed busy with locals and other guests) and the food was great! A good mix of regional cuisine and the standard steak & frites! This isnt haute cuisine, but the food was fantastic - great portions and very reasonable prices. We throughly all enjoyed our meals with no complaints at all and would of eaten their the next night if we were staying longer. (Bit random they have flat screen TVs in the restuarant playing the music channels! Quietly!).

Breakfast is served in a function room just behind the restuarant. This cost 7.50pp and was well worth it - fresh fruit juice, bread, pastries, crossaints, cheese, ham, tea, coffee etc.

We throughly enjoyed our trip here and think it represented excellent value for money,

(We found out that this hotel has recently been taken over and had changed it name in JAn 11, I believe it had been refurbished at the same time. I cannot remember now the original name but it was the name of the two famous aviation brothers).

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 5 rue de la Barriere, 80120 Rue, France
Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Somme > Rue
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Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rue
Price Range: $95 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Caudron 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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