Used this for a 4 night stay. The hotel is jammed into a tiny space near the Jeanne d/Arc Memorial so well placed for walking the old town and to the many local restaurants. The reception staff were pleasant and friendly. I hardly saw a chamber maid but my room was always impeccably clean on my return. The serving staff at breakfast were a bit grim and not entirely geared up for the rush of a tour group.
Breakfast was OK for a 3* - reasonable coffee, a range of teas and fruit juices. Odd, cakey sliced bread but no croissants (or marmalade!). Unseasoned scrambled egg and small dull sausages were the only hot fare and there were only cold plates to serve it on. You could if you felt inclined fry yourself fresh eggs. There was a good fresh fruit salad and yogurt. No variety day to day.
My room, though a double, was not large and I was glad I didn't have to share the space. It felt smaller because it was painted in a shade of dried cowpat (OK taupe) with dark red curtains lampshades and cushion. The view was grim - the back of everything I suspect. There was no easy chair (and few in reception) and worse, no drawers at all for underwear and other small items. The one bedside table was on the wrong side of the bed with no space to swap it over. BUT there was a KETTLE :) and MUGS - always a bonus in a European hotel.
The TV might as well have not been there as far as English tourists were concerned. The only English speaking channel I found was a rolling business news one. No BBC World in spite of the card suggesting there was, not even the dreaded CNN. A good thing I had a good book or two.
The bathroom room was fine though there were no handles nor non-slip panels in the bath, but the shower was good. I did have to report that, in spite of careful positioning of the curtain, the floor flooded each time I showered. There was a hair drier. Overall it was a perfectly comfortable hotel and a good 3* standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel, ideally located in the historic center of Rouen, close to the place du Vieux- Marché, the literary hotel, Gustave Flaubert, pays tribute to the writer in the city where he was born and where he spent the major part of his life. Modernity and comfort, punctuated by a few literary notes, provide the guests the time to dream or read. Just 10 minutes from the cathedral Notre Dame of Rouen, the Hotel Gustave Flaubert shares with us his passion for the author of Madame Bovary and Salammbô. ... more less
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