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Le Grand Air Hotel-Restaurant
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

The final stop on our drive from the Quinta da Horta, Ferragudo, Portugal back to the UK.

Having booked we found some sad reviews on this place and started to worry ...needlessly as it turned out.

We gave the sat nav it's head to get us to the Auberge from Le Toquette, what a stunning drive even on a stormy, sleety day.

The welcome was great, the room (one of only 5 rooms) was comfortable and the food was French.

The views across Calais, the channel and England were magestic.

Only downside, having to walk across the courtyard to the Restaurant

We will go back

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have the best view.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank thebuns
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

We booked this hotel as it was a short drive (twenty five minutes) to Calais for an early ferry crossing back to Dover.

The room was big and well appointed with free WiFi available. We had a meal in the restaurant in the evening. The table was by a window and the view was fantastic. One of the party was vegetarian a three course meal was prepared with out a problem. The food was good as was the service.

Good secure parking in front of the room.

They were also very accommodating with an early breakfast.

We will come back to spend more time in this area staying at this hotel.

AMW

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank AMWard
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

This is an establishment we stayed in some years ago and really enjoyed, so on a recent visit to France, decided to do an overnight stay here again. This proved to be a rather mixed experience. I believe that this hotel/restaurant is now under different management and for me at least, the restaurant has suffered for this, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Firstly, when we arrived, there was a wedding reception sitting down for their meal in the restaurant and the staff were obviously very busy, however, we were warmly welcomed and shown to our room. The room itself – No. 2 - was on the ground floor and nicely presented, clean and simply furnished. There was no wardrobe, but instead, two racks of pegs with coat hangers and there is no draw or shelf storage, so if staying more than a night or two here, that might become an issue. There was a table with upright chair, which could be used as a desk or dressing table as desired, next to which is a full length mirror. There was also a wood/upholstered armchair. The bed was made up with a warm duvet and a lightweight quilted throw, plus plenty of pillows. A small flat screen TV was provided as well, but no facilities for making refreshments. The flooring is of very harsh seagrass matting, but there were two pairs of slippers thoughtfully provided, so that getting to the shower room did not have to be like walking on a pebbled beach! The shower room was of a reasonable size, with plain white fittings and adequate towels and racks and pegs for the same. There were working radiators in both rooms.

Rather than impose ourselves on the gathering (in the lower part of the ‘L’ shaped restaurant/bar), we got drinks to take back to our room, where we read and napped until early evening, when we showered and changed, before going to the restaurant for our evening meal – pre-booked at the time of making the room reservation. From our previous experience, we had expected to be able to have an intimate meal ‘a deux’, selected from an interesting menu.

On arrival in the restaurant we were greeted and shown to our table and we ordered some Kir Royale as an aperitif, to drink whilst perusing the menu. We were just beginning to do this, when the disco for the wedding reception blared into life, people started whooping and cheering and children began racing up and down the length of the bar/restaurant shrieking. Of course, these guests had a marriage to celebrate and had every right to let their hair down in whatever fashion they chose. However, this was not conducive to our plans for the evening and one would have expected as a minimum, the management to have mentioned when I made the booking, that there would be a party that evening, or better still, as we were to be their only other guests that evening, they should have said the restaurant would be closed due to a private party.

It being a private party, they had probably felt that it was reasonable to set up a baby changing table in the part of the restaurant the wedding guests were not dining in – however this table was a matter of maybe six feet from where we were seated to eat our meal!

Anyway, we took a look at the menu, which offered a disappointing selection, with the A La Carte consisting solely of approx eight or nine offerings from the grill plus two or three burger options – no starters unless you chose to have a Formula menu. The Formula menus were 12.50 Euro, 18 Euro, 24.50 Euro and 35 Euro, with by far the best options being on the later and the first one consisting of just two course, probably more suited to a lunchtime. The 24.50 and 35 euro options offered a starter, main, cheese and ‘pâtisserie de maison’. The wine list seemed to us, to be at odds with the scope of the food menu although the number of offerings were similar. There were just a couple of offerings at 18 and 20 Euros with all the rest being in the order of 30 and 40 euros plus. It seemed oddly mismatched to the menu – burgers and a 40Euro bottle of wine??

Having sat and browsed the menu and tried to ignore the noise levels from the wedding party and the unpleasantly close baby changing station, we decided to find somewhere else to dine. Having deposited our drinks in our room, we set off by car to Guines – so much for the plan to stay somewhere we could ‘stay and dine’, so that we could both relax and have a drink, thus not needing to worry about drive during the evening.

Guines being a sizeable town, we had expecting to be presented with a choice of a few restaurants to choose from – never before have I been to a French town that was all but entirely closed down by eight in the evening! The only place not closed and shuttered in the town centre, was a Chinese take away. We did finally manage to find a little restaurant on the outskirts of the town though – L’Auberge de 3 Pays – where the two of us made up the six covers the proprietor sold that evening! Please see separate review on this restaurant.

Back at the hotel, we had a good night. The place is very quiet at night and the bed was firm but comfortable, the room a good temperature – all was well. We were greeted warming when we went to get breakfast in the morning and the lady that seemed to be in overall charge enquired if we had slept well. The meal was fairly standard continental, as one would expect. The table was set with pots of yogurt, fruit puree, individual portions of a selection of jams, pats of butter and Nutella. A carafe of orange juice was served and we asked for hot chocolate, which was provided as sachets and a jug of tepid milk. Finally, we were presented with a basket containing four croissants, four thick slices of brioche and four slices of plain bread – way more than we two could eat.

So, to sum up, what spoilt the experience for us, was the restaurant which on our previous visit had been much more up market, offering a broad and interesting menu (devoid of burgers!) and a wine list that did not threaten to push one into the red!

Overall, if you are looking for somewhere with clean comfortable rooms for a good nights sleep, this is a good option. If you are looking – as we were –for a ‘stay and dine’, you might want to think again. We plan to return to Chateau des Tourelles in Le Wast next time, for a little bit of shabby chic olde world charm.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Orchid4841
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Reviewed 26 June 2009

Stayed overnight in a family room which was good because it was on 2 floors. Not very inspiring setting except for the view. Asked for demi-pension which was a bit of a mistake because it seemed rather expensive (30€) - we were given a meal of their choice and the main course was rather tired chicken. By far the best thing was the pear and almond tart - one of the best I've tasted, so at least the meal ended on a high. Very expensive wine list, but pension did include an aperitif and a rather nasty glass of wine.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2006

This establishment, bookable through Les Logis de France, is a restaurant with a few rooms (five, to be exact) attached. There are many such places in France and as a rule they offer a chance of a good meal followed by a night’s accommodation in moderately-priced accommodation; usually fairly basic but always entirely adequate for a brief stay. Le Grand Air is typical of its kind.

Situated on a hill top some ten miles inland from Calais, a distinct bonus of staying here are the magnificent views across the Pas de Calais and over the channel beyond, with the ferries manoeuvring like models on a municipal duck pond.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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