Rather surprised to read the other reviews here (and glad I didn't look at them before our trip!)
We have just returned from a week at this residence and had a lovely stay. There were four of us in a 6-person house that was clean and in good order. (Although the residence has recently been refurbished, so perhaps previous decoration problems have been attended to as part of that). This is designed as holiday accommodation so obviously the space allocation is less than a house built for continuous occupancy; small kitchens and bathrooms are typical of such developments. The kitchenette in our house was well equipped. A minor problem in our house was attended to rapidly and efficiently. Our garden area was secluded by hedges and contained a flagged patio area which was pleasant for eating out. The pool was exceptionally clean and well-cared for and the indoor pool was warm. Our children made use of the giant games and playstation available in the Salon. There were board games available for loan - you had to ask for them at reception - the games are all in French! We had Cleudo and Trivial Pursuit. Reception stayed open until after seven while we were there, so I don't know why others have complained it shut at five.
I would stay here again.The location was excellent, with both the historic village of Dives sur mer and the sandy beach and promenade at Cabourg within a few minutes' easy walk. There were plenty of nearby restaurants to choose from - we ate at La Passerelle restaurant over the bridge, which specialises in pancakes, and has live music, and at Le Mary by the marina which was more bistro style. There is also a bakery down at the Marina so no need to use the bakery ordering service at the residence unless you want to, which means you can get your breakfast bread and pastries before reception opens at 9 am.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Divers sur Mer is a historical beach resort on the Cote Fleurie. Great location in the Port Guillaume marina near the beaches of Cabourg and Houlgate. Self-catering accommodation with 2 swimming pools including a heated indoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maeva Residence Port Guillaume Hotel Dives-Sur-Mer