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Hotel Dormy House
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Etretat
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“Excellent!!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Excellent long week-end at this hotel! Ideal location, just a few minutes walk from the beach and the village. The staff is helpful and the restaurant serves good food. The view from our room was magical and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: "Directoire" rooms are nice and spacious.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Dormy House simply has the best location in Etretat, it's as simple as that. It is located on an elevated position allowing sweeping views over the ocean and the village below. Still, it is an easy 3-minute walk down into the village.

The hotel itself is pretty modest, nothing fancy, just ok. Breakfast is good and plentiful albeit somewhat overpriced (33e for two). The bed was good although we didn't really like the linens (old blankets) but we had a nice seating area and slept like a baby.

Do eat at the hotel restaurant, it is quite good and the views are magnificent.

Room Tip: The sea-facing rooms are more expensive but take them if you want to enjoy the view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We only had the opportunity to stay one night at this lovely hotel before moving on and up
towards Le Touquet, and I would love to go back there. The staff at this hotel were all, without exception, top class; The room, with a lovely sea view, was not huge but not small either, and beautifully furnished. We stayed for dinner in the hotel, which was hereagain, beautifully done - the only thing we did not have was breakfast as we wanted to spend a bit of time in the village before leaving.
I would not have been surprised at all, if Poirot had walked in with his cane, for dinner, and I
don`t think anybody would even have blinked. !! Lovely stay - and such a convenient pathway down to the sea shore.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Just spent the weekend at Dormy House - the second time we've stayed there. It was lovely. We had a superior room, with great views across the valley, that was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Access to Etretat and the beach is direct and easy and the hotel has pretty grassy terrace overlooking the beach and cliffs, well equipped with deck chairs and parasols. The restaurant is lovely, with panoramic views across the Channel. The food and service are excellent. Prices are expensive but worth it. The weather was lovely and on Sunday morning we had breakfast outside on the terrace. Highly recommend it for a weekend stay or longer - and for those who like it, there is a golf course right next door. Etretat itself is also lovely and there are plenty of places to eat nearby. I had the best plate of prawns in the world for lunch at a little place on the seafront - freshly caught and delicious. We will be going back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This place is magic, we stayed overnight heading south and sitting outside with a drink, admiring the amazing view over the bay to the old church opposite was heaven.

It was easy to imagine Peter Ustinov sipping a drink on the patio watching Roger Moore and Sophia Loren winding their way up the drive in an open Alfa Romeo Spyder, so nostalgic of the 60's cinema.

But it's not just a pretty picture, the accommodation, food, staff all first class and we will make a sizeable detour the next time we are in the vicinity.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This is a very nice Hotel on the cliff overlooking the beach at Etretat .The views are lovely and our room which had a sea view was excellent and very comfortable. The restaurant is very good with a nice choice of dishes and our choices were well cooked and presented. If you are booked in on a bed and breakfast basis and wish to have dinner at the restaurant it is essential that you book early at reception as the hotel is well used by business conventions and such like and the restaurant is very popular and can become full. This is not the end of the world, however as the are a number of excellent restaurants in Etretat.
The staff are very professional and pleasant which contributes to a nice stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

good hotel with great views ,nice staff and good parking,we didn`t try the restaurant but it looked good,everything in the hotel was very clean,there are good walks on the cliffs ,the town is small but nice,the lane that leads from the rear garden down to the beach has a restaurant on the end ,I can`t remember the name but they say they do fruit de mer, it`s a round building, what ever you do do not go there its rubbish

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Dormy House

Property: Hotel Dormy House
Address: 2 route du Havre | BP2, 76790 Etretat, France
Region: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Seine-Maritime > Etretat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Etretat
#1 Romantic Hotel in Etretat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dormy House 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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