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7 et 9 rue du Rivage, 62630 Étaples, France

#5 of 8 hotels in Étaples

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Based on 820 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8

  • Comfort

    7

  • Location

    7.9

  • Facilities

    6.8

  • Staff

    8.1

  • Value for money

    7.8

  • Free WiFi

    7.5

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  • Reviewed: 1 July 2018

    8.3
    A great stay and good value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Car parking was a bit tight.

    The room was a bit on the small side but it did not matter as I was only there for a night.Would have been a bit tight if I were not alone. A great breakfast.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 June 2018

    6.7
    Perfect for a short and cheap stay with not too high expectations!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Quite uncomfortable beds, very hard. Breakfast OK but not very fresh and not a lot of choice.

    Friendly staff, cheap place to stay, good location. Very nice shower! Perfect for a short and cheap stay with not too high expectations!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2018

    8.3
    Not our first time, returned because we like it!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bigger shower enclosure would have been easier. Lovely wooden stairs but take care and take your time, steep and small steps and cornering stairs to climb.

    Budget room at budget price, all clean, tiny bathroom but usable, good hot shower, helpful staff, good location, good coffee machine.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2018

    8.3
    A good hotel offering value for money, with fine service, clean facilities and a good breakfast.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    no hot water. air extractor was on permanently, with no way to switch it off. there was only one electric wall socket, positioned poorly, which made it difficult to plug anything into it and use at the same time, such as a lap-top and toothbrush charger.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2018

    8.8
    Great for a stopover
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    In a side street with little parking although plenty in public car park 200m away. No lift but it is only 2 stars so not expected

    Good breakfast with good choice and good coffee. Friendly and helpful reception.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2018

    9.6
    Our Quick Visit Favourite
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    This is the simplest of hotels, clean and comfortable with a pleasant atmosphere, and the most wonderful curved banister. Le salle de pitit déjeuner was nicer this visit than on previous visits. We love the location, close to Au Pêchers Restaurant, the sea and the beaches of Le Torquet! Étapes is the essence of France; we find out more each time we visit and we like that everyone doesn't speak English.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    7.1
    Overnight perfection
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    easy access and inexpensive - this is lino tile simplicity with comfortable bed and really good access to the main roads of Etaples; turn right from the roundabout and park, walk a few metres and there is the hotel. Nothing fancy, simple clean comfort. A real bonus for us it the easy walk to Aux Pêcheurs d'Etaples which is our favourite fish restaurant!

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    5.0
    Would not consider booking again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Rec'd email prior to our stay saying there was a fete, no mention of any impact on visitors. We arrived to find that a funfair had taken over the neighbourhood and vehicles parked across both ends of the street that the hotel was on, preventing access and parking. Hotel is past it's prime, reflected in price.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2017

    6.3
    Ok with some problems
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We found this hotel difficult to get to as there was a very big Fair in the vicinity. It meant we had to walk a long way with our luggage and the night was noisy. Check with hotel before booking if a fair is to be held

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2017

    8.3
    When considering a cheap overnight stop this is a much...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The bath has an excellent shower but unfortunately there is no shower screen so the whole room gets wet.

    When considering a cheap overnight stop this is a much better option that 'Formule 1' or the equivalent. If you are around to have breakfast it is very good for the money but, unfortunately, it is not available until 7.15 and sometimes we need to go by then.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    5.4
    Basic hotel at cheap price
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No mirror in bedroom, no hairdryer, bathroom very small and basic. Room in need of redecoration and bathroom really needs updating

    breakfast excellent value for €8. Good variety of food well displayed

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2017

    6.3
    Enjoyed our stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Reception closes at 9.30pm so if you are delayed in traffic you can't check-in which made for a stressful journey. No shower curtain. Old and dated bathroom, cracked floor tiles. No hotel parking, free public car park 2 streets away.

    Big rooms, plenty of space for a family of 5. Proper beds rather than fold away so very comfortable. Great location close to restaurants and shops Quiet location, great night's sleep

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2017

    7.5
    At entrance to town.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    At entrance to town. Opposite a marina. Close to all other facilities. Friendly owner. Hotel has character inside. When you first see it, you may think, oh dear, but you quickly realise it is much more interesting than a boring modern chain of hotels. It is very good value considering the location and convenience. My room was overlooking the rear courtyard and was surprisingly peaceful all night and in the morning just sounds of doves and pigeons cooing. The breakfast had a wide selection on offer. My room was a single but had a double bed. The corner en-suite was clean and I enjoyed a good shower. I was able to park immediately outside the hotel in the quiet side street. I would book again.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2017

    7.1
    Cheap and cheerful in Etaples
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Tiny room, with no coffee-making facilities in the room (nor any room for them).

    Right in the centre of Etaples with street parking not too far away. Cheap, clean and cheerful, with a good breakfast, Great place if you just want to sleep. Very small choice of restaurants in the town - the best one is directly opposite the hotel.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2017

    5.8
    Ok, but could be a lot better with a little effort !
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Extractor in the bathroom didn't work, making the room humid and stuffy, couldn't leave the window open as room would be insecure. Room small but adequate. Breakfast had a good selection but plenty out of date or even gone off. I think it was expensive considering the problems we had.

    Convenient location and no problems with parking or noise

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 March 2017

    8.8
    Good value off peak overnight
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room and ensuite small but adequate and good value for off peak stay. Suspect street parking may get tricky in peak times.

    Excellent location for traveling to or from port at Calais, and for exploring etaples on foot. Local amenities all there. (Bars, restaurants, bank, pharmacy, shops, late night mini supermarket, boulangerie). Staff very helpful, used coffee machine in foyer but didn't have breakfast.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2016

    6.7
    Very welcoming, great brekkie but access poor for older or disabled people.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was not accessible for use by a disabled person - too cramped and the bath is impossible to get in and out of. It needs a walk in shower in which you can sit down. The stairs to the room my sister had upstairs are steep and slippery and she had difficulty with them, being older.

    The breakfast was sensational in its choice and generosity

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2016

    8.8
    Not far from Calais (1 hour), and close to Le Touquet beaches.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    A lounge area.

    Had its own bathroom. Was near the main square. Opposite a reasonably priced restaurant. Quiet back street. Excellent town for fresh fish & shell fish. Fishing boats based on the harbour.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2016

    7.9
    Great value for money but very poor sleep quality
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Poor sleep quality due to the use of heavy blankets and heavy covers, when will the French learn that blankets went out many years ago in favour of duvets.

    Simple hotel at a very reasonable price.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2016

    5.4
    A stop over between La Rochelle and Dunkirk
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was quite a tired hotel - could do with some upgrading.

    The staff were very friendly and we managed to work out what we were each saying in our English/French conversations.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2016

    6.3
    Great family room for 5
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking. None available on site and so I had to park the car, fully laden with camping equipment clearly visible, a street away on a car park. The car park was not really overlooked so it was a little worrying. Not that this was the fault of the hotel and I knew at the time of booking there wasn't a hotel car park.

    Family room had proper beds for 5.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2018

    5.8
    correct
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    facilité check in check out

    bof

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    4.2
    Disappointing cheap accommodation in a rough seaside resort.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Tiny room, noise from adjoining rooms and parking not possible outside hotel.

    Nothing.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2018

    8.8
    Comfortable easy stopover
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Decent reading lights accessible from the bed

    Basic, good value hotel near some excellent restaurants and a delightful wine bar in the main square

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 April 2018

    9.2
    Great for a short and cheap stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No shower curtain.

    Cheap and cheerful and very clean.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2018

    6.7
    Friendly & helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very small room

    Nice reception

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2017

    9.6
    Excellent value for money.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    There was a bath.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 November 2017

    10
    Very pleasant, and excellent value
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    Very clean, helpful staff, warm welcome. Very good spread for breakfast

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2017

    7.9
    Excellent stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Excellent stay

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2017

    7.1
    Good value for a one night stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Was not room for a suitcase except the bed!

    Value for money

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    7.9
    Good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    6.3
    It was clean and convenient for us but do not except too...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was clean and convenient for us but do not except too much from the decor.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2017

    8.3
    we needed cheap accommodation for a 2 night stay, this was perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    simple basic accommodation in the centre of the town, ideal location and near to the ports

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2017

    10
    Really enjoyed my one evening there
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breaskfast was amazing.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2017

    8.8
    Good value for money, basic but comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The family room had a small kitchen facility which was very useful.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2017

    4.6
    Would not book again
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room very uncomfortable, very small with nowhere to put anything

    Breakfast

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2017

    3.8
    Location not so good but everything else good. Will stay again
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    For the price not much to dislike

    Cleanliness & FFriendliness

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2017

    10
    Exceptional value for a stopover night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    THis was all basic accommodation but with nothing to complain about and very good value.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    4.6
    Room very small.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room very small. On street parking.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    6.7
    Good substantial breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower too small lack of any real storage space if we had been staying more than one night

    Good substantial breakfast

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 June 2017

    7.5
    WEEK END FOOTBALL
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    RAS

    RAS

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2017

    5.4
    Ok for a night if stuck.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dated and tired. Absolute basic.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2017

    7.1
    Comfortable and convenient
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Taking a shower in the bath. I don't get it.

    The location close to the village centre was good.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2017

    8.3
    street parking poor
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    street parking poor

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2017

    7.9
    Good stopover
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Difficult to find parking between 8am and 5.30pm

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 January 2017

    4.2
    Right in the centre of town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Staff not pleasant & room quality average. Shower leaked rusty water.

    Right in the centre of town

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 December 2016

    9.2
    Very near the port where we wanted to buy fresh fish
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing

    Very near the port where we wanted to buy fresh fish

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2016

    8.3
    A pleasant stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Friendliness of manager. Location was good with plenty of parking nearby.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2016

    8.8
    Great stopover hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good breakfast and friendly staff.A great place for a stopover.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2016

    7.5
    was ok for stop over
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night

    very small bedroom ok for what we paid

    was ok for stop over

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2016

    7.9
    Storage for my bike
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Storage for my bike

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    7.5
    Decent basic hotel in good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff a bit surley

    Basic but convenient.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2016

    9.2
    Great hotel offering good value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All was good - nothing I didn't like.

    Friendly welcome. Good continental breakfast. Value for money.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2016

    8.3
    Etaples👍
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • small economic double room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Reception

    Great shower comfortable bed!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    8.3
    it was convenient for a stop over before travelling further...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    it was convenient for a stop over before travelling further south. places to eat in the evening within easy walking distance. beds comfortable.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2016

    7.5
    Good location, value for money type of hotel, would stop...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location, value for money type of hotel, would stop again

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2016

    6.7
    Great breakfast and lovely dining room
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room antiquated.

    Great breakfast and lovely dining room

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2016

    10
    Querky French hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great querky hotel lovely place wake up to the smell of the bakery x 2nd time we have used it for a stop over on the way to Calais.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2016

    6.7
    Close to the port and to the restaurants.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bathroom was very poor and needed a lot of attention.

    Close to the port and to the restaurants.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2015

    9.6
    Excellent value for money, friendly staff, comfortable bed,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Excellent value for money, friendly staff, comfortable bed, clean room and great location. This hotel is better than we expected, will stay here again.

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2015

    9.2
    Everything you need if you just need a bed for the night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing to dislike. The hotel was ideal.

    Everything you need if you just need a bed for the night. Very good value. Bed comfortable. Small room, but all i wanted was somewhere to sleep and a base for a couple of days. Returned for another night.

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2015

    7.5
    Small basic room but clean, quiet and comfortable bed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very basic but only what we expected for the price we paid. Didn't like the folding door to the toilet as it did not give the amount of privacy one would like.

    Small basic room but clean, quiet and comfortable bed. Okay for overnight break. Convenient for restaurants and centre of town. Visit often to dine at Restaurant Les Pecheurs de Etaples which is situated above the fish market - upmarket dining but quite expensive. We also frequent Restaurant/bar Le Roulis, which is opposite, for the fish stew which is to die for!! Very good menu at reasonable prices. Etaples is convenient for visiting Le Touquet.

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2015

    8.8
    Fantastic location, central location in town centre and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Top floor had a very flimsy window catch, easily opened by a child - very concerning indeed!

    Fantastic location, central location in town centre and close proximity to a number of lovely beaches. Very friendly staff!

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2015

    10
    Room was great on top floor - great view over the rooftops...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Room was great on top floor - great view over the rooftops to see local airplanes land and take off, Very private and quite and we actually got FREE parking on same street as hotel about 20metres away.

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2015

    7.9
    Great location in walking distance of good restaurants,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The showers were built for slim people so it was a tight fit for me.The parking is on public free park which is exposed.Parking is available on the road outside if you are lucky.

    Great location in walking distance of good restaurants, cafés and bars.very easy to get to upmarket Le Touquet Very reasonable cost and a good enough French breakfast buffet.Good overnight stop off hotel .Friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2015

    9.2
    Very clean and comfortable and excellent value.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Very clean and comfortable and excellent value.

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2015

    9.2
    Good value and friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good value and friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2015

    6.3
    This was a place to rest our head before leaving for our...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    This was a place to rest our head before leaving for our next destination. For the money it cannot be faulted. Basic, but clean and tidy.

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2015

    7.5
    Pleasant location and comfortable room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Pleasant location and comfortable room. Good value breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2015

    10
    Freindly comfortable and welcoming
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Freindly comfortable and welcoming

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    5.0
    There was nothing to like.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Run down.

    There was nothing to like. Cheap, but not cheerful!

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    5.4
    average
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    average

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2015

    7.9
    The competitive price
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No poor experiences

    The competitive price

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2015

    6.3
    Quiet surroundings
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Same key for room also opened front door!

    Quiet surroundings

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    5.4
    Free wi-fi
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Waterproof mattress protector which made bed very uncomfortable.

    Free wi-fi

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