We booked a last minute trip to Le Touquet and thought we would try a different hotel. We have stayed in quite few different hotels over the years and we know Le Touquet well. To be honest my stay was not highly noteworthy either way but as the hotel was average and more than a little over priced for the bank holiday weekend. What prompted me to take the time to write this was when I read over some of the gushing, unbelieveable reviews. I thought I should add some balance.
It was priced similar to the Mercury Grand and I thought it might be better than it was. The room pictures are hugely flattering as the rooms are okay but definitely on the compact side and furnished on a low-scale budget.
Our crossing was later than usual and the booking confirmation said to call the hotel if we would be late. I called and was given a code for the front door to enter and our room was to be left open for us. We arrived just after 10.00 p.m. and used the access code to enter the building. The place was like the Marie Celeste. The staff had done a bunk. Reception was shuttered off.
Our room was on the top floor so we found the lift and pressed the top floor button ... nothing happened. We eventually saw a sign saying that they turn the lift off after 10.00 p.m. ! So we had to hike up the stairs (helps keep us fit I suppose). We used the lift the next day and it was one of those lifts where the moving wall is part of the compartment. A bit risky if you are an octopus with itchy leg syndrome as you would be likely to lose a leg or two on the way. The lift also had an interesting button feature. Press the button the lift moves. Take your finger off and you stop. No doubt they did not have anything more advanced in 1925.
We found our room and it was really okay.
Being a security aware person I noted that our room keys had a semi-permanent sticker with the external front door access code on it. It looked as if it had been on the card for a long while. I also noticed that some room doors had signs of being 'forced' open or at least someone had tried very hard.
Breakfast was pretty well done in the ground floor breakfast room.
In summary this is an okay hotel. Be careful about parking though if next day is market day (Saturday and Thursday also I think). The price is fair and the hotel is within a short walk for the town centre and the market is on the doorstop. I felt a tad uncomfortable being on the top floor re fire exit considerations and the security exposure needs to be addressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situé sur la côte nord, cet hôtel se trouve à 200 mètres de la plage du Touquet-Paris-Plage. Il propose des chambres élégantes dotées d'une télévision à écran plat.Toutes les chambres disposent d'une salle de bains moderne avec sèche-cheveux et articles de toilette. Certaines chambres sont équipées d'un minibar et d'un plateau/bouilloire.Un petit-déjeuner buffet ou continental est servi chaque matin à l'hôtel Be Cottage. Une connexion Wi-Fi est mise à votre disposition gratuitement sur place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Be Cottage Hotel Le Touquet
- Le Blue Cottage Touquet
- Hotel Le Blue Cottage