We stayed here on spec, so without looking at the previous Tripadvisor reviews, or we might not have done so. I had enjoyed a lovely stay here 25 years ago (when I was between wives, so maybe that was the reason I had enjoyed it then so much!), and should have remembered the adage "never go back".
However, we found the staff reasonably helpful, especially to "rosbifs" whose French is not brilliant, but they need to remember their first responsibility is to their customers, not to talking to their work colleagues. Our bedroom was on the top floor up two flights of stairs, so if you have heavy cases, or are elderly, this hotel is not for you.
The hotel is right on the quay, so there is a bit of traffic noise, especially on Sunday morning when stallholders come in early to set up the market. Be warned also that the town gets extremely busy at weekends - I had to fight to stop to unload our cases on Saturday afternoon, and eventually parked nearly a mile away for overnight. Also it is jam-packed on Sunday mornings.
There were lovely views from our spacious but basic bedroom over the estuary and salt flats - take your binoculars! Room was clean with TV, ensuite etc, but 90 Euros seemed pricey to us.
We dined in the restaurant which was satisfactory, although we thought maybe the chef was trying too hard to be trendy and not quite getting there. I think something described as fish and scallop coquille st jacques should have more than one little piece of scallop in it, for example. However, we found on this trip that wherever we went, French prices were astronomical : dinner cost 82 Euros for two with one Kir and a cheap (19E!) bottle of Loire rose wine, and only one dessert and one coffee, and breakfast was 9 Euros.
Overall it could have been so much a better experience.
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