Alot of the reviews are positive about this hotel and having just returned I would say they hit the nail on the head. The hotel room was basic, clean, good running shower and the basic essentials. Agree a kettle would be nice but for a 2 star I dont see much wrong with this. The best feature is that most of the rooms have a great view over the harbour and that alone is something you happily pay more for.
The overal - experience.
We took up britanny ferries offer, two return cherbourg with a hotel stay for only £130 for both of us and this was one of the options. The hotel is great for foot passengers because you can walk it very easily from the terminal. Granted, if your elderley or any handi-caps a taxi would be needed but walking takes 20mins or so and its a decent walk through the quay etc.
We arrived at the hotel around 11.30am having caught the very early ferry. The hotel reception were lovely and let us check in and checked the room was available (been cleaned) this was definantely brownie points as they dont have to let you check in until 2pm really.
The location is fantastic to see Cherbourg, agree, ofcourse its not Paris or anything but we think there is enough to spend a day here and leave the car at home. Cherbourg is actually quite a big town and on certain days have a large market for food, clothes and other crafts which is good for a souviner.
You also have a large range of restaurants and bars to choose from. The one's along the quay front are pricey however most of them offer decent set menus. I believe the one we went too (Le Perogia?" also a hotel, was absoloutely fantastic. 3 courses each, bottle of wine, a beer and a cocktail came too 57 euros and the food is top top quality and service matched. Very fair price
The Muesium is as everyone describes huge. I would disagree with you could spend 4/5hrs here purely because i dont think many people want to spend that long here, but 2 - 3 hours is good enough. Although the aquarium side is slightly heavily filled with information the titanic expedition is absoloutely amazing the 18 euros is worth it just to see this exhibit. Quite strong watching the stories being told and the cinematic viewing of the titanic minute by minute is very powerful.
The only thing we found hard about this entire trip was the ferry journey can be quite choppy as its the quick ferry and we did the day very tiring so ended up needing a nap in the afternoon which the hotel did not disappoint on that point.
Breakfast is contiental with croissaints, bread, preservces with juice and tea/coffee. All served well and a nice way to start the day.
As a place to visit, you can easily spend 1 or 2 days here and no need to bring the car. The hotel is great value and although one visit is enough would delay in staying here again if passing through france anytime.
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