I first stayed in this hotel 6 years ago when I was touring around France, at that time it was the first hotel that I called that day with a suitable room in a convenient area.
So when I was in the area again last year I went back, its been polished up a bit - some may say its lost wee bit of charcter and I noticed another reviewer saying they expected someone from allo allo to appear - you should have went a few years back !
Seriously though this hotel is great value and in a perfect position and I have met lots of people that use this place every year, almost all the staff are multi lingual although they do like guests to try and speak a little bit of francais. Safe especially if you are on route somewhere with a car load of things as they have their own garage, small daily charge around 10 or 11 euros per day to leave your car in this and gives good peace of mind.
Rooms are not terribly modern but they are clean, comfortable and have everything that you will need, a variety of options as well from single through to various family rooms. Food was good and snacks and drinks available all day - I have noticed as well that some UK based tour companies appear to use this place so do not be surprised to see crowds of Brits at the bar and then dissapearing first thing in the morning.
Location wise its handy for shopping in Calais, not far from the City Hall and also the local train station, some nice walks along the rivers and a short walk from the harbour area or resistance square - A few minutes in a taxi from ferry terminal and short drive to most of huge shopping malls or smaller hypermarkets.
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