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Reviews of Hôtel Restaurant l'Hirondelle 2 stars

46, 48 Avenue du Général Faidherbe, 59240 Dunkerque, France

#7 of 17 hotels in Dunkerque

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Based on 275 hotel reviews

7.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.4

  • Comfort

    7.2

  • Location

    8.2

  • Facilities

    7.3

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    7.3

  • Free WiFi

    6.8

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  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    4.6
    Attention booked room did not correspond to the photos!
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 5 nights

    We had booked through Booking.com and were very surprised when we arrived. The rooms were very small and not comfortable. On Booking.com all rooms looked very large and comfortable. There was not a single photo that showed such a room as we got. On request, we learned that we have booked the cheapest category (about 80 €) and the room, which we got, would correspond. For an extra charge we could get better room (about 105 €). In addition, we were informed that the next time we should just call, instead of booking via Booking.com. In such cases, she can make a special price, because the fee of Booking.com is eliminated.

    After changing rooms I was satisfied with the room. Dishes in the restaurant belonging to the hotel were very good. Price performance in the restaurant was good.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2018

    5.0
    Don’t book this hotel if you want somewhere nice with good nights sleep
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room was really small and nothing like any photos. Room had a slope so bed also sloped floor vibrated. Room was very very basic no coffee making facilities no shower just bath. Very expensive for this type of room. Made a travel lodge look 5*.

    Nothing really

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 November 2017

    7.9
    It was ok, but it used to be better.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The rooms certainly need new windows. The noise from the street was very strong.

    A very nice breakfast: very nice fresh breadrolls and nice selection of food in general. The personel was very friendly.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    8.8
    Nice hotel with excellent restaurant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    Hotel was clean, comfortable and conveniently located with just a short walk to the seafront. The meal in the restaurant was superb. We had a lobster and they served it just as we asked with plain butter instead of a sauce and a simple salad and bread. Seafood starter was exceptionally generous and very very fresh.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    8.8
    Clean, welcoming and convenient location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    Unfortunately the restaurant was shut as the chef was on holiday, but staff recommended a brasserie on the seafront and although the food was not so good, the setting was very pleasant on a warm evening.

    Clean, welcoming and convenient location. This was our second visit. Excellent cafe/bar in the adjacent square and brilliant bakery just opposite opening at 7.30 to have a croissant and an early getaway before the hotel breakfast started.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2017

    6.3
    Great location 5 minute walk from Dunkirk...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Like many French hotels, expensive when you factor in no breakfast included - 3 guests at 9 euros each makes an expensive add-on for bread rolls/coffee.

    Great location 5 minute walk from Dunkirk sea-front/beach and on street parking by the front door. Basic, functional bedroom. Very good restaurant.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    10
    We spent a very enjoyable three days
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Can't think of anything - perhaps the beds are a bit low but we are in our 80s!

    The breakfast is excellent and varied and so is dinner. We've stayed nearly every year for the past 14 years so are a bit prejudiced, I suppose, but it is an excellent place to stay. The staff are very friendly and speak good English. Malo-les-Bains is especially interesting at the moment because of the Dunkirk film - you find yourself walking down streets that were in the film - disguised of course. The new museum is very well done.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2017

    5.8
    If i can book another hotel and i will not book this hotel again next time.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The place is not good, it's a terrible experience that my car no. plate was stolen by people there, OMG. And the price is not cheap, because the price at that time is the same as the price in a 4 star hotel there.

    The host is warmly and helpful.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    8.8
    A pleasant stopover on our way to Alsace
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We booked this accommodation specifically because of the bathtub, which I require for medical reasons. The room was spacious, the bathroom just perfect, and it was extremely clean. The breakfast was excellent, too. The staff were friendly, polite and efficient and we will certainly stay here again.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2016

    8.8
    Proximity to the beach 5 min walking distance .
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No hotel parking

    Proximity to the beach 5 min walking distance . If you like walking , 20 min from center or free buses and shuttle ( on WE) to bring you to to the centre-ville. Excellent place for the children . Lots of activities for all ages

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2016

    6.3
    Cheap but noisy and unpleasant smell in the bathroom
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    Unpleasant smell from the bathroom. Needs some refurbishment. You may struggle to find your parking place on the street. As the hotel is located on the main street, it is very noisy in the evening.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018

    10
    Excellent stay in this hotel, helpful staff, spacious comfortable room. Highly recommend.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Mimosa
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Central location, excellent room, comfortable bed, good shower. Short walk to beach

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    5.0
    Near a beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It's okay

    It's near a beach

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2018

    6.3
    I would use this hotel again.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Small room (#322), no view from window, tiny desk to work on, street parking.

    Good seafood restaurant. Close to beach promenade.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2018

    10
    Very enjoyable
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Value for money in good location with a very friendly staff

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2018

    9.6
    Attention of the personnel, size of the rooms and location...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Attention of the personnel, size of the rooms and location of the hotel.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2018

    6.7
    Didn't reckon on on a French sunday inside as well as outside
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast and lack of a degree of liveliness even for a sunday

    The staff

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2017

    6.3
    Friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Room Villa Faidherbe ( 2 adults + 2 children under 10 years old)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very dated basic room for price

    Friendly staff

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2017

    9.6
    The dinner in the restaurant was exceptional.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing!

    The dinner in the restaurant was exceptional. Breakfast was very good. Staff very helpful

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2017

    7.5
    Comfortable, clean and friendly hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking on the street.

    Location

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2017

    7.5
    Locality close enough to walk into Dunkirk and very close to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Locality close enough to walk into Dunkirk and very close to the seaside.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    2.9
    poor quality, accommodation below the standards of a hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Room Villa Faidherbe ( 2 adults + 2 children under 10 years old)
    • Stayed 1 night

    facilities were not even one star

    The hotel was very basic, would not use again

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2017

    7.1
    Staff very pleasant and decor throughout great, room could have been a bit warmer, heating not wor
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Chilly room

    Staff, and decor

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    7.9
    The price and service
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very poor internet service!!!!

    The price and service

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    9.6
    Great, lovely!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Great place!! Next to sweet square and close to the beautiful beach.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2017

    7.1
    The food in the restaurant was excellent.
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room a bit dated and in need of a lick of paint.

    The food in the restaurant was excellent.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2017

    6.3
    Not a very good location in terms of bars restaurants.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not a very good location in terms of bars restaurants. Small room. The prices on display seemed less than those via booking.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2016

    7.1
    Restaurant served excellent food and service was excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location is near the sea but there are not many bars or cafes nearby.

    Restaurant served excellent food and service was excellent.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    7.9
    The hotel is a short walk from the beach, and not far from...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night

    The hotel is a short walk from the beach, and not far from the centre of Dunkerque.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2016

    9.6
    good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 2 nights

    very well placed for a short walk to the bach

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2016

    8.3
    Good location near the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room Villa Faidherbe
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location near the beach.

    Stayed in August 2016

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  • Reviewed: 9 August 2015

    7.9
    in lovely area, easy to find nice restaurant, lovely bakery...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    quite a basic hotel, but fine for short stay rooms quite small

    in lovely area, easy to find nice restaurant, lovely bakery across the road staff friendly easy to park free on street

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2015

    9.6
    Beautiful location, lovely building, great food, nice room,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Short staffed in restaurant the night we stayed so dinner was late. Everything else was good.

    Beautiful location, lovely building, great food, nice room, clean and modern. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2015

    3.3
    Only positive I can report is it was only a couple of blocks...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Beds were horrible, no AC, no fans, linens shabby, breakfast not very adequate, had to leave window open and was attacked by mosquitos. Plus, dark hallways....just plain not nice.

    Only positive I can report is it was only a couple of blocks to waterfront.

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    7.9
    Centrally placed with plenty of free street parking and easy...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Rather small bedroon / bathroom but adequate for a short stay. Only small wardrobe with no draw space.

    Centrally placed with plenty of free street parking and easy walking distance to the seafront. Good restaurant serving excellent seafood dishes.

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    9.2
    The hotel was surprisingly modern inside from its appearance...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Would have preferred an upper floor room, as requested but was given a ground floor one which was a little dark and we felt we couldn't open a window at night. A better selection of breakfast would have been appreciated

    The hotel was surprisingly modern inside from its appearance outside. The staff were very pleasant and the food in the restaurant out of this world

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2015

    7.5
    -Very good location,close to beach, bakeries and supermarket...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    -Private garage is in a separate building across the road -Rooms are quite small. -Couple of other guests complained about the the kids' noise, but staff dealt with it fairly.

    -Very good location,close to beach, bakeries and supermarket close by. Good for day trips to sea side villages and Belgium -Friendly staff. -Had dinner at restaurant once, fresh and tasty food (sea food)

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2015

    6.7
    The lady of the house was great
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The bar isn't too inviting. I like to have a night cap with the locals in the bar but people weren't present and lacked atmosphere .

    The lady of the house was great

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2015

    9.6
    restaurant is very good, rooms are spacious and staff are...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    restaurant is very good, rooms are spacious and staff are pleasant and friendly. located outside of town centre of Dunkerque, you can walk to the promenade/ sea.

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2015

    8.8
    I went with a group of friends for a bit of a battle field...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    I went with a group of friends for a bit of a battle field tour and a little shopping. very central and close to the beach. Was pleased to find a market in the square close by (tuesdays). Good breakfast. Comfy and friendly.

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2016

    7.5
    Nice stop over from the UK to Belgium by car.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Simple but expensive breakfast

    Nice stop over from the UK to Belgium by car.

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2016

    10
    The whole experience was exceptional
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The whole experience was exceptional

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2016

    7.5
    Clean, welcoming, good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Clean, welcoming, good location. Perfect for what we needed for a short break.

  • Reviewed: 14 February 2016

    8.8
    The location and the staff
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    No drawers in the bedroom

    The location and the staff

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2015

    4.6
    Just location was ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bad room was very old, shower bath and toilets not clean !!! For two nights we have paid 180 euro!!!!

    Just location was ok

  • Reviewed: 17 November 2015

    9.6
    The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful .
    • Couple

    The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful . The restaurant service very good.

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    7.0
    Close to the beach and restaurants (the hotel restaurant was...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Close to the beach and restaurants (the hotel restaurant was closed). The breakfast was average.

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    7.9
    Good location, parking
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Good location, parking

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2015

    9.2
    Nostalgia - we have stayed several times in the past!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nostalgia - we have stayed several times in the past!

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2015

    8.3
    Pleasant hotel not far from the beach - excellent service
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Pleasant hotel not far from the beach - excellent service

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2015

    8.3
    Closse to ferry, 30 minutes.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Closse to ferry, 30 minutes. Also close to beach and many restaurants, port and town centre.

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    8.5
    Staff were very helpful and efficient, location was good for...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Staff were very helpful and efficient, location was good for getting to the beach and restaurant area. Parking available close to hotel

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    7.5
    Location just a short walk from the beach and dozens of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast a bit plain

    Location just a short walk from the beach and dozens of restaurants and lots of free parking around the hotel

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2015

    9.6
    Location - a short walk to beach and market in square.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing.

    Location - a short walk to beach and market in square. Very helpful host and good breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2015

    7.9
    Location near the ferry is handy for either direction.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Location near the ferry is handy for either direction. There are restaurants and bars nearby on the promenade, but the food in the hotel was great.

  • Reviewed: 22 June 2015

    3.8
    just a place to sleep
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    very hard to find when travelling by car. Had to park away from Hotel. Room very very basic, no comforts at all.

    just a place to sleep

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2015

    5.8
    Not much going on,lots of tramps in nearby park
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not much going on,lots of tramps in nearby park

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2015

    9.2
    Very friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Very friendly staff. Clean hotel in a good location

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    5.8
    Well located
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Single room to small, smelt bad and noisy during the day.

    Well located Quit during night time

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2015

    7.9
    clean, functional, nice staff
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    make sure to notify staff if arrival is late breakfast not included

    clean, functional, nice staff

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2015

    8.3
    Food in hotel restaurant very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Rooms a bit basic but food made up for it

    Food in hotel restaurant very good

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