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“Fabulous small hotel full of character” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cle d'Opale

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La Cle d'Opale
Ranked #1 of 9 Calais B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich
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171 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fabulous small hotel full of character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Lovely small hotel. The owner was very friendly and helpful with advice about where to but wine and chocolates from.
There is free parking on the road outside the hotel which is free after 6pm until 9 am the next day. Payment is then 2 euros for 2 hours but I think you have to move every 2 hours but there is a supermarket with a free car park a few yards further up the street.
Also the hotel does have two lockable garages which can be hired at 10 euro’s per night.
Breakfast was delicious at 8 euros with ham cheese with a French stick with cereals and youghurts, juice coffee and 3 pastries if you can manage them (I did!).
The hotel feels like you have gone back nearly a century and has great character. The bed was very comfortable too. Exceptionally easy access to Le Tunnel (Just 2 junctions up the E16). All in all a super place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AllanNorwich
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Customers, I did appreciate your coming in my guesthouse and do thank you for your wonderful comment on tripadvisor. Looking forward to seeing you again, Isabelle
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in our way to the UK. The place is lovely, very easy to find and about 10 minutes to the Eurotunnel. Rooms were very well decorated with modern appliances and an elegant feel. Very quiet and confortable. The host Isabelle was very nice and helpful. An excellent option in Calais, I highly recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Regina L
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Regina, I was extremely moved by the kindness of your family and do thank you for your fabulous review. Yours sincerely, Isabelle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

A most interesting old building, nicely revamped and the room comfortable. Decor very carefully thought out and it was excellent value for money. Added bonus was that the dog was made welcome as well. Isabelle runs this hotel and was most attentive to our needs, parking was not an issue and is a perfect place to stay for an early Eurotunnel train as only 10 minutes away, whilst only 5 minute walk into the centre of Calais as well. Breakfast simple but adequate. I will return next time I go to France.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leonora C
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Clients, I only say "merci !" for your sincere report and hope to see you come back as soon as possible. Yours faithfully, Isabelle
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Not at all what I was initially expecting this lovely Hotel is centrally located and has a lovely atmosphere. The building is traditionally presented and the rooms are traditional with very nice ensuite added for convenience. I stayed on two separate occasions and was very comfortable both times. The beds were heavenly. Isabelle made me feel very welcome. If you are staying suggest avoid heavy bags as no lifts and a little awkward getting upstairs.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peter w
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Client, I was very pleased to welcome you in my B&B twice in a week and thank you for your trust. Best wishes, Isabelle
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118 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a night and found it to be a lovely place. Isabelle is very gracious, and helped us to settle in. She made recommendations for nice places to eat as well as places to visit. The room was lovely! The bed was super comfortable, the pillow was great, and when the shutters were down is was quiet and dark even though our room was facing the street. The shower was amazing - the nicest I've ever seen anywhere. Breakfast was good, lots of choice. Stay here if you can you won't regret it!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MaxBC
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Clients, How Lucky I am to meet so wonderful people like you ! I do enjoy my job and I know why every day. It is so fabulous to read so much kindness from you and all my other guests. Yours sincerely, Isabelle
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SURREY
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here after long drive and the welcome was very warm and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Good recommendation for local restaurant. Fairly centrally located and parking on road was no trouble, many thanks to Isobelle for putting ticket on vehicle just after 9 am to prevent us getting a ticket! Room was very nice, bed extremely comfortable and en suite excellent. Breakfast was delicious and very plentiful. Look forward to staying here again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EVO70
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Customer, I do thank you for your wonderful review. Looking forward to seeing you again, Isabelle
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

After a long drive it was nice to be met by our hostess, Isobelle , who was most attentive and welcoming. The house is very close to the town centre and has links to the former lace trade. Beautiful building that has been sympathetically decorated. Very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard_Sandra2013
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ISABELLE P, Gérant at La Cle d'Opale, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Guest, I did received your nice advise and thank you for having shared your experience.
Best regards, Isabelle
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Property: La Cle d'Opale
Address: 154 boulevard la Fayette, 62100, Calais, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Pas-de-Calais > Calais
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Calais
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Number of rooms: 4
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