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“A great travellers stop from the ferry or train”
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Escal Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Etaples
Reviewed 28 August 2012

The hotel is conveniently next to the town centre and the small harbour. An easy walk to the town square. Although there was parking on the street outside the hotel this was full so we used a small car park just around the corner.
The hotel was clean throughout. We where given a small room at the back of the hotel. A compact bedroom with a shower/bath toilet and sink. The walls dividing us from the next room where quite thin and we could here the couple talking in the next room. Overall a decent stop although a little overpriced for the facilities available.
Situated about 30 mins along the motorway from the channel tunnel, this makes a great stop off when just entering or leaving France.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We booked this hotel via "Hotels.com" back in January for one night this August as a 1 night stopover on our return from Spain. Due to an unforseen problem whilst in Spain we were travelling much later than we expected, so at about 9pm when we were still about 150 miles South of Paris I rang the hotel to tell them that we would be arriving, but it would be about 1am when we got there. I got a recorded message which I couldn't fully understand, I can get by in French but not enough to understand the message.
I then phoned hotels.com to ask them to relay the message, the operator asked me to hold whilst he did so, when he got back to me he explained that he had ( after a few attempts ) managed to speak to the owner who told him that she closes the reception at 10pm, she had already decided not to answer the phone at 9, and that, NO it would not be possible to check in after 10pm!
We have travelled abroad by car many times, and sometimes you get delayed, but we have never had this happen before, always, there will be somebody there, or they will give you the code to enter the building or the safe code to get your key.
I hope this hotel goes bust and gives the owner a lifetime of misery.

Room Tip: The best room would be any other hotel if you don't want to be in bed by 9.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Z1a
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Used the hotel as a base for a golfing week with 3 friends. Very clean hotel and a friendly owner. One of the rooms was a ground floor studio which proved plenty big enough to store golf clubs overnight. Good buffet style breakfast. We would definitely stay again if we re-visit for golf.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank AFOaOFA
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Rooms in this friendly hotel are small but super clean, and the tiny bathrooms have been upgraded in the last year or so. The location is ideal - central, but quiet. The breakfast buffet is relatively modest, but much better than the standard bread and jam offering of cheap hotels in France. We have stayed here several times and it just keeps getting better. If you want room to swing your cat, go somewhere else; for a warm welcome and a no frills place to stay, this place is perfect.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Address: 9 rue du Rivage, 62630 Etaples, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Pas-de-Calais > Etaples
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Etaples
Price Range: £29 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Escal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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