We have been several times to Hôtel Les Mouettes and enjoyed it However, we have been recently to Hôtel Les Mouettes and from the outside, there does not seem to have been recently much keeping done.
Hôtel Les Mouettes is ideally situated along the Canal Royal. However, if you have a car, you will have to park in the (expensive) public parking under the canal.
45 € out of season
We stayed with Mme Narcisse in 2004.Meeting her grandchildren and dog, who all joined us at breakfast time!Dog stayed on the floor and was very good!
She looked after he children all day so the dining area, after breakfast ,was full of their colouring books, crayons, etc.She amused them well.
Madame Narcisse couldn't have been more obliging, although neither of us spoke much of each language!I spoke some French, she hadn't a word of English.
However we had an interesting episode with the bats.See other page- Bats in Sete.
She provided us with helpful brochires and maps of the area and told us about the July 14th festivities and where the best place was to see the fireworks.
She provided ample breakfasts, replenishing coffee as we drank it.No limit on the time we took.
On returning to Sete last year, we were sitting at 'our' cafe and I saw Mme Narcisse walking past with the grandkids and a new dog-- an English greyhound! I went and greeted her ,her daughter and the kids--even remembering their names--Marina and Theo.They were stunned that I'd remembered them.She remembered me, eventually, saying 'Ah, les chauves souris"!The bats!!That episode stayed in her memory too.
It's memories like that that make a good holiday:-)
This a small hotal-27 rooms-en suite.A double consists of 2 double beds.Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the side entrance of the Theatre Moliere.Good sun trap on which to sit and sip a glass of rose before going out to dinner-or to have a coffee on one's return.(unfortunately there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms but we took our own kettles and supplies- and an adaptor, of course!
The owner-Eric -is very personable chap, ready to help with our enqiries.He doesn't speak much English but we got by with mime and our school French.
He has a great selection of brochures and maps of the area, giving all the events happening in Sete and surrounds.he gives these out on our arrival-which I thought ws a nice touch.
There is no lift but he has a team of young chaps who help with luggage.
The hotel is 'gay friendly'- should anyone be interested.
The decor is an eclectic mix of favourite items-an old pianola,a half of a Mini car embedded in the dining room wall and nice photos of celebs including Georges Brassens.
To be contd.
This is a friendly, informal hotel.The proprietress joined us for breakfast in the mornings, chatting over our coffee.She speaks no English so my school French had to be dug out!
She's very helpful, providing us with lots of tourist brochures, that she keeps stocked in the hotel.
Breakfasts were delicious-great selection of bread and croissants and jugs of steaming coffee!
The hotel is in a back street away from the main hubbub,near the university building.Ensures a quiet night's sleep.It's handy for the centre of town and for the hillside at the back of town, where there are many cafes and the flea market.
Hotel proprietors are very friendly and helpful.They both speak English.They have recently restored the hotel and decor is cool white and blue.Every room has a balcony, overlooking the canal.We had breakfast on the balcony or in the terrace with other guests.
Huge continental breakfast served with endless coffee provided!Delicious.
Fabulous view of Bastille night celebrations, fireworks, etc.
Great views of the water jousting that takes place on the canal, rules only understood by Setoises!
Parasols on every balcony were a godsend as it got very hot, even in the morning.
Price 65Euros pour les deux, including breakfast, fantastic value.
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