I spent two nights here with three friends, as it was very near Amiens. We had pre-booked,on the internet, two twin-bedded rooms (one of the beds is over a double, similar to an ETAP hotel). When we arrived we were given one twin room and one double. When we asked to change the latter, we were given a room which had obviously just been vacated - there were bedclothes strewn across the double bed, the light was still on in the shower-room, and the bedroom stank of cigarette smoke. We rejected this room and were then given a clean twin bedded room.
I fully accept that you get what you pay for, but the rooms in this hotel are a health & safety nightmare which would never be permitted in the UK. The flat screen TV's project over what walking space there is, and one of my friends managed to walk into it but fortunately no major injury. Another friend was not so lucky, he caught his head on the metal edge of the overhead bed, causing a gash in his forehead and some bleeding. Getting in and out of the double bed requires you to be careful you don't bump your head on the underside of the top bed. In fact you have to concentrate, to make sure you don't bump into anything. Not very relaxing! I might add that both the people who had the mishaps were 100% sober! Our room was on the first floor. The carpet in the corridor was in two pieces. One edge of one of these was curled up, just waiting to trip someone up and potentially cause a nasty injury. All the bedroom doors opened out onto open corridors. Although these were very well lit, it did not feel very secure.
On the credit side, the receptionist was very friendly. We did not bother with breakfast as we felt it was overpriced at 4 euros for what appeared to be just a bowl of cereal. I don't know whether other hotels in the chain are like this one, but I don't intend to find out. I was sent a survey email by the hotel group, but this was a waste of time as any comments were limited to 400 characters so here was very little I could say. Unfortunately I couldn't find a local ETAP but I have stayed in many of these in France, Belgium & the UK. Prices are comparable and the rooms & showers are small, but the lay-out is better and you are far less likely to bump into things.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Tingo so you can book your Premiere Classe Amiens Glisy reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.