- Reviews: 1
Hotel La Colonne de Bronze: A Breath of French Air
A typical French family run hotel. On the wall in the salle a manger is a plaque announcing that "the Prince of Wales dined at this table in 1917 (later to become Edward V111)", and looking at the fabulous art nouveau radiators and rustic interior one could almost imagine that appearance wise, little has since changed.
At 59 euros for a room it was reasonably priced by St Valery standards, good food on the 27E menu, friendly staff - we were not disappointed with the hotel. Located at the far end of St Valery, close to the impressive high town (old part), and a stone's throw from the Quai Jeanne d'Arc, the position is handy, but is compromised by being on a corner of the main road, and with rooms facing straight onto it. Despite double glazing you could still hear those noisy little French motorbikes, and the street lighting rather overcame the curtains (fortunately I always travel with an eye mask). The bed was comfortable, although those not used to hard mattresses might not be impressed.
There is a public car park opposite, charges applying 9.00 to 5.00 but with an hour and a half off for lunch! For 6 euros you can park all day.
- Reviews: 2
Chateau de Drancourt: Good campsite at St Valery sur Somme
A large well run and clean campsite a few minutes from the town of St Valery Sur Somme. Large Intermarche supermarket just up the road, very clean and quiet site with swimming pools and bar/resturant. Well laid out pitches set amongst trees and most seperated by hedges. Used by Eurocamp, Keycamp, plus various other tour operators (we stayed in a Eurocamp tent), as well as individual campers with their own caravans/tents. The Eurocamp tent we stayed in was well equiped (electricity/gas hob and grill/kitchen utensils/etc, plus a small barbeque was supplied as well as patio furniture and proper sprung beds with mattresses. The toilet/shower block was adequate and clean, but the water at any time of day never got hotter than luke warm. The onsite shop was very expensive, for example a stale baguette was 95c while at the nearby supermarket the same size but fresher ones were 30c ... but I suppose that would go for most onsite shops anywhere. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chateau de Grancourt to anyone and I was also recommend Eurocamp to those that do not want the hassle of bringing across their own camping equipment.
The campsite is set in the grounds of a chateau and is very well and tastefully set out with trees and shrubbery. There is an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool as well as pony rides etc for children.
- Reviews: 12
Caravan: Drancourt - campsite
We went here in April of 2009. The site itself is set in some beautiful grounds and the vans are set on their own private lots far enough apart so as not to be able to see into the windows of next door. They were clean and well looked after
From the start I knew we were going to have problems. We waited for a Keycamp member of staff for more than 20 minutes and were then seen by an harrassed supervisor. He did apologise but that was hollow when he pointed us in the direction of our van - usually we are shown.
We arrived at the van to find the previous residents rubbish in the bin, which we asked to have removed but in the end we had to remove it ourselves
We had no kettle for the first day after promises of delivering one to us - we only got one when i went to get it myself. Generally we never served by Keycamp reps again during our week but by the Eurocamp reps instead (yes, I know they are sister companies)
We had one instance of a rep riding past our van, plus 3 others all of whom had young children (ages 5-10) swearing at the top of his voice. And not a tame swear word either.
We had a 2 bathroom van but one of the showers was broken and never fixed during our stay, so really muted the whole idea of having 2 showers.
This site was unique to us because of the dog poo that was left lying around. On the path, in the grass and just everywhere. It didn't appear that anyone cleared up after their dog and I find this disgusting and surprising that no one else has mentioned this is any review I have read about Drancourt
For this reason, and those above, I would not recommened this site to any of my friends or family.
The St Valery area however is wonderful. Plenty to do and lots to see. Some wonderful restaurants in the small picturesque town by the sea
Highly recommended is Le Drakkar restaurant in St Valery itself. Adress is 6, rue de la Ferté. Phone: 0322269480. Friendly staff, lovely food with service that is polite and friendly
- Reviews: 1
Hotel du Port et des Bains: The unfriendliest hotel in St Valery
Just to warn you that this hotel had the most miserable service (not even one single smile) which made me feel gloomy just looking at the staff. The manager was really unhelpful and rude and the staff just gave the evil eye. Never seen anything like it. Saint Valery sur Somme is a beautiful place to stay, the views were magnificent - what the hell have they got to be so miserable about? And the breakfast was largely overpriced for the measly buffet...
- Reviews: 1558
Le Relais de Guillaume de Normandy: Overlooking the Bay
This hotel of 14 rooms is located in a former "hotel particulier" built on the Somme bank.
We have reserved by phone with a confirmation by mail.
It is both a hotel and a gastronomic restaurant.
- Free parking
- Room with tube or shower
- king size bed or twin beds
- hair dryer
- TV (but some channels were out of order)
- breakfast buffet (not included in the price) : fee, chocolate or tea, bread, croissant, crereals, orange juice, fruits, ham, cheese, ....
Our room overlooked the estuary.
It was tiny (but it is not an issue for us) with a cuboard proportionnal to the room
It was clean (important)
The shower was blocked
The hotel was conveniently located near the city center.
Price : 66 euros for two because we did not stay during the weekend + 8 euros per capita for the breakfast.
- Reviews: 406
Hôtel Clos du Moulin: For a romantic evening and night
We didn't find any vacancy in St-Valéry, so we had to find a hotel a few kilometers from there, in Vron.
And we didn't complain!
Though we booked a room, we got a suite in the romantic 17th century manor dependence (annexe). It was nicely restored with good taste. Finally a "hôtel de charme" with a good box spring queen size bed and down bedding!
Old stylish furniture, a television, a marvellous little bathroom with bath and shower and a nice view over the hotel's kitchen garden. All was piece and quiet.
Three stars, but I would give it an extra star!
Good to know: the use of the minibar is free, though rather limited offer: 2 bottles of water, 1 coke, 1 applejuice :-)
Breakfast is included in the price of the room/suite.
Book your table for dinner in advance. Only 6 tables in the Medieval restaurant. The food is really delicious, not Medieval! (see restaurant tip on this page)
- Reviews: 1000
Gîte d'étape: Gîte d'étape de Chépy
Gîte d'étape de Chépy
In the commune, lodging of stage, to 3 km of the GR. 125 and on the loop postpones littoral. With the DRC, stay with kitchen equipped in free management, 2 WC. With the stage, 2 dormitories of 8 sea-green. (bunk beds).
Medical: 2 water S. (5 wash-hand basins, 3 showers, 1 WC). Central heating. Lawn, carpark, part for bicycles. Poss. loc electric bicycles and bicycles.
Equestrian routes, communal pedestrian ways, circuits bicycles. Have, Seas, Tréport to 16 km, St Valery on Somme to 15 km. Service road bus the SNCF. Restoration in the commune. Approval Youth and Sports. Member of the network the Picardy Coast with bicycle.
It's a fantastic place for stay with friends (16 persons maxi)
Cheep: we paid 12 € pp for a night . Stay 4 nights.
There is a bar and a bucher and a bakker on only 50 m .
For a restaurant you go 1 km farther. (see restaurant tip)
- Reviews: 1000
Le manoir de Miannay: Nice place
Le Manoir de Miannay
We didn't stay there , we stay in a other place. But what we see was clean and engaging.
You must know that it a little bit more expensive and that you stay here more than a day (a week most of it) It's situated on about 15 km from the see.
In the village, the Manor of Miannay, one of the last seigneuriaux sets of the department gathers 3 rural lodgings. Lodging 200114 is one of three:(90 m2) access. sea-green. handicapped. DRC: stay/kitchen area arranged (réfrig. /congél.), reads medicalized in alcove of the stay, water S. with WC access. with the sea-green one. handicapped. On the floor: 1 CH (1 bed 140), 1 CH (1 bed 140, 1 bed 90), 1 CH (2 beds 90) with privative water S., WC, SDB. Chauf. electric. Privative terrace. Laundry common to the 3 lodgings (2 dries - linens). Tel. with téléséjour. Garden (1000 m2) and court (500 m2) common. No the network Tel. portables. Reads baby on request. Option spares. Plays exter. children.
- Reviews: 635
Chateau Du Drancourt: Great campsite
Excellent campsite,with very friendly staff,well stocked shop,order your croissants and bagettes the day before and they're lovely and fresh at 8 for breakfast,or should I say "petite Dejuenier" (please forgive my french spelling ...)
Lovely pool and a great restaurant.
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