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Relais Guillaume de Normandy
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Not our first stay at this hotel and we hope it won't be our last. The rooms are clean, comfortable and have every thing required, the restaurant is superb, excellent food, wine, service and very good value for money. The staff are warm and friendly and always on hand to help.

Room Tip: Book your room in advance and if possible choose one with a view of the Baie de la Somme, noise and...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Tried a couple of different dates to get a room but without success, stayed elsewhere and went for dinner. Amazing food.
The place has a certain faded charm and is definitely quirky, but the food was fantastic, as was the service.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

St Valery is a pleasant resort with a balance of old streets,promenade, narrow guage railway, good pubs and good birdlife(plus seals) out in the Bay, Hotel restaurant is excellent and reminiscent of earlier days in France when quality was king. Room was small but adequate and as it was a french breakfast we declined as they are invariably poor value. A good place to stay either in transit or for a few days break

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

We visited this hotel with friends(who have stayed there before) for a long weekend.
St Valerie is a picture postcard french seaside town well worth a visit in its own right - although it does get very busy in high season.
The hotel evokes images of the Munsters when you first arrive what with the turrets etc...
We had a room on the top floor overlooking the estuary - very cosy - with about 12 inches of space on each side of the bed. A tiny ensuite was adequate although there was no pipe from the sink drain - straight onto the floor !
Our room also had a tiny balcony that looked as if it was about to fall off the building!
Having said all that, the staff were welcoming and helpful - breakfast was adequate and typically continental.
We ate in the hotels restaurant on Saturday evening - excellent top notch french cuisine with a good choice of local dishes - salt marsh lamb was very tasty although the tete de veau (calves head) is something tried only once!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

A rather odd looking, fin de siecle residence - a style popular along the northern French coast - with a tower, gables and half timbering which may be a bit off putting in the photos but better in the flesh. Well situated right by the pedestrian path along the bank of the Somme where it forms part of the Baie de Somme and close to the medieval part of Valery sur Somme. The larger part of the town and the port are a pleasant ten minute walk in the other direction.

There is plenty of off street parking and the rooms have all been recently remodelled in a modest way. Our room overlooked the bay and was rather small but quite comfortable.

However, it is the restaurant that makes the difference. A charming dining room and excellent menu of, largely, local produce and regional dishes. Service was excellent and properly paced (about 2.5 hours for four courses) with not an empty table to be seen. This was in November too!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2010

Bit of a fraud this as I didn't stay at the Guillaume but we did eat there twice.
The building reminds one of a Hitchcock film with its elongated gothic tower. Once inside the restaurant there is no need for apprehension.
Everything about the restaurant is superb with the possible exception of the choice, which is rather limited. Lovely atmosphere, really posh tablecloths and napkins and lovely designer wine glasses. Excellent food, beautifully presented and exceptional service.
Four of us dined really well with magnificent food and service and if we hadn't gone bonkers on the wine it would have cost less than 90 euros.
Booking is a must, which is always a good sign. This is where the locals go to celebrate.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2010

We wanted a couple of nights away with good food.

We got all we wanted and more. Friendly welcome, comfortable room though on the 2nd floor you need to be fit to get the bags up. We ate in the hotel both nights. Went for the 33Eu menu night one and were not disappointed. 2nd night toned down and enjoyed the 18Eu food was excellent. We had a parc view but as we spent little time in the room it was fine. The view from the dining room was more than enough. The town has plenty to see and do.

All in all a great hotel for a short break in France with plenty to do and see without needing to drive everywhere.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank digitalruggerman
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Additional Information about Relais Guillaume de Normandy

Address: 46 quai du Romerel, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Somme > Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Relais Guillaume De Normandy Hotel Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme

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