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Review of Hotel l'Escale

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Hotel l'Escale
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Escalles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights on the way back from The Dordogne rather than the usual mad dash round the Hypermarket and leaping onto the ferry. On arrival the welcome was very pleasant and the room was clean, tidy and perfectly acceptable for a short stay. The shower room and separate loo were on the tiny size, but for 2 nights it mattered not. The bed was very comfortable and unlike one or two other hotels of this nature, late night noise was at a minimum.
We paid the 8.50 euros for breakfast and thought it was well worth the money. It was 'semi self service' with a good range to get the day off to a well filled start.
Had I been travelling with my grandchildren,the small play area would have been an added bonus: a nice touch missing from so many other hotels like this. There were tables, chairs and sun-loungers available for those wanting to soak up the sun.
The hotel is ideally situated for the Eurostar Terminal, about 10 mins max and it's also a pleasant drive along the coast road into Calais. There's a beach about 10 minutes walk from the hotel and there a couple of marked walks you can do.
We ate in the restaurant on our first night and the meal and service was excellent. Prices ranged from about 10 euro for an omlette to a 30 odd for a set menu, with various price points in between.
It's very popular and I recommend reserving a table, or eating later, as we did when the 1st sitting had departed.

The only issue was on the second evening when we'd lunched late and only wanted a drink in the bar/restaurant. It was obvious that the lady in charge wasn't the slightest bit interested in serving drinks to the 8 or so customers in the bar. Unlike pretty much every other bar I've been to in France we all had to go to the bar and order our drinks. My proferred note was pretty much snatched from my hand and the few cents change I was due weren't offered either. Two other couples and I exchanged glances and we didn't need a common language to communicate our thoughts on the service. One man was so fed up waiting for a second beer that he helped himself to 1/2 a glass in desperation.
After this we went to the bar at the campsite down the road where service was as good as this was bad.
I won't let this incident prevent me from returning to the hotel as everything else about the place very good, but the bar experience was a classic example of grim customer service. Next time I'm straight off to the camp site bar!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We have been stopping here for overnight stays several times a year for 10 years. The hotel just keeps getting better. The owners and staff are extremely helpful and polite (something that some hotels can fall down on). The small flower arrangements in the grounds in the summer are most attractive. The hotel is becoming more popular but this has not affected the service or comfort. Breakfast is on site but the restaurant (which is across the road) for other meals is not part of the hotel and is under separate management. The restaurant is busy most of the year and like the hotel the owners and staff are helpful and polite. To sum up, a pleasant place to stay with English speaking helpful staff and owners. Highly recommended. We love it!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed in the hotel a few years back and while we weren't totally thrilled by the room (I think we were in the old part which is apparently not as good as the newer section) the food in the restaurant was lovely. In fact, we have just returned from France and stopped at the restaurant again for lunch before getting the train back to the UK and had a fantastic meal. Moules-frites, in portions that were so huge that we couldn't finish them! The restaurant was busy with French and English clients and the service was polite, friendly and quick. Not sure I would stay in the hotel again (just not my taste in decor etc though the managers were very friendly and accommodating) but would definitely eat here again. Great French food and at a very reasonable price too.

Room Tip: From what I have heard, the newer rooms are slightly better.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

This hotel is ideally placed for your return trip to UK as it is only 10 minutes from the eurostar terminal. The rooms are surprisingly large and modern. Their restaurant on a separate site across the road is clean and efficient with a menu to suit most tastes. The breakfast is more than ample. English spoken.

Room Tip: we were in the new part
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rue de la Mer, 62179 Escalles, France
Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Pas-de-Calais > Escalles
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Escalles
Price Range: $91 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel l'Escale 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Escale Hotel is located near the beautiful national site of the Cap Blanc Nez and 14 km from Cap Gris Nez. The property is surrounded by a family for over 50 years with easy access from the A16 motorway, exits 39 or 40, the ferries and Eurotunnel are 20 minutes and 10 minutes respectively. Hotel Tourism and Handicap label for disabled people, we offers the best value for your evenings with rooms equipped with all comforts, flat screen TV and internet wifi access. ... more   less 
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