Mercure Grand Hotel Le Touquet
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3rd June - Tuesday
Left Paris, set the GPS for "no tolls", that worked well. No problems getting out of Roissy en France, Russ went well, just had to remember the driver is in the gutter. Roundabouts are a bit strange and it is funny sitting there with the driver coming towards you. Motor home owners give a little wave to each other so this has became my job, as I was closer. We went via the countryside ...
... they returned with a huge bag of "moules" - a local speciality.
Our bed for the evening was in a small hotel in the middle of "nowhere" - basic but quiet and clean with a restaurant that served great French food. It is not far from the mouth of the Somme River and is surrounded by rich farmland. We were feeling very tired on ...
... I did hear them say that the beach and countryside were stunningly beautiful.
Berck is famous for its big kite festival which was due to start just as we were about to leave, although one night turned into three we still didn't get to see anything other than the preparations. However you could say that we had our own private kite show as hanging out side one of the camper-vans on the site (the only other British one out of about 100 …... ...
... side of the road in our big ol 'Doris' (named after the second South America Truck we travelled/fell in love on) on little French country roads. Pretty sea-side villages although obvious war remnants (bunkers/post war buildings etc). Fairly early night in an 'Aires de Camping Car'. (France has an excellent network of services (sometimes free) for 'Camping ...
Wow! That wasn't just 'beaucoup de vent' it was a full scale storm. Monty was rockin and rollin for a good few hours. At one time it felt like he was lifting and moving sideways - he wasn't but it felt fairly intense. The storm passed over and the wind dropped to gale force and the night passed.
Off to Calais via Boulogne. The sea is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Grand Hotel Le Touquet
We booked this hotel as it was pretty much all we could get into at late notice but what a great place. Based on our experience we would definitely recommend it to others. Admittedly we didn't really make much use of the facilities but the staff were very friendly in both french and english and our room was surprisingly contemporary and obviously very recently refurbished, up in the eaves on the 4th floor. We only booked a standard room so had low expectations (particularly given the pictures we had seen on the web!) but we would definitely return - from what we've seen in Le Touquet you could pay a lot more than we did for a lot worse in terms of location and quality.
We booked two rooms for two nights to spend a nice family-weekend on the French coast with our two grown-up daughters. First impression of the hotel and our (en-suite) rooms was ok but we soon found out that refurbishment of the rooms is highly needed. Upholstery is stained and worn-out and curtains didn't close properly so that too much light of the outdoor floodlights was shining during the night into our rooms. One of the TV-sets was out of order.
I would not call this a four star hotel and have definitely stayed in better for the money.
Great relaxing hotel
this was a really relaxing hotel in a lovely position. A pleasant 15 min walk into the town - loads of good eating places in town. Hotel had lovely comfortable elegant rooms & beautiful pool. Changing rooms at pool a bit basic and scruffy, but you can hire a towelling robe for just 2 euro, and a lift takes you from hotel room corridor straight to pool area, so no need to use changing rooms.
Lovely breakfast, very relaxed and plenty of continental choice.
(Didnt use dining room in evening as we ate in town)
Will definitely go back.
I took my girlfriend for a short break in France and we stayed at this hotel for the night (19/02/06). On arrival in Le Touquet we were pleased to see the hotel is signposted from the main route into Le Touquet making it very easy to find. Situated near the water in a quiet area on the outskirts of the town the hotel looks very impressive indeed. There is ample parking in front of the hotel and an overflow carpark on the other side of the road. Check in procedure was very straight forward with the reception staff very helpful (although a little limited in their English) Our room was No.104 on the first floor, a short trip in one of the 3 lifts giving access to the upper floors.
I went to this hotel expecting the worst following some of the reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. The room we had was spacious and clean and was not tatty as some of the other reviews had suggested. It is not a true 4 star (room service ends at 10 pm) but it is a pretty reasonable 3 star.
Possibly I was lucky with the room I was allocated.
Breakfast was pretty good but it was all self service including coffee etc so there was some queues. Overall though I enjoyed my stay and would visit again.
Good hotel and cheaper than staying in England
We stayed their for a weekend arriving late Friday night and leaving Sunday afternoon. We took my Girlfriends family Mum, Dad and sister(age 10). We enjoyed the stay and the hotel is above average with lovely views and good facilities. Rooms are clean and spacious and we had a lovely bay view room. Walk into town is roughly 15 mins or a 2 minute drive. Set in a pine forest which is picturesque but very close to the golf course which was handy for me. The swimming pool was very nice and the sunbeds which they take outside when its sunny are very comfy. The town of Le Touquet is very nice with loads of restaurants, bars plus a casino. The beach is lovely but sometimes can get a little windy, but it has lovely soft sand(great for kids).I would recommend this hotel for a long weekend.
I had tried on 2 previous occasions over the last couple of years to book this hotel for a weekend break only to find it fully booked, so I naturally thought it must be good.
My family and i stayed at the Grand over the Easter break. Whilst we found them generally very helpful the hotel does need some work on it.
A generally good place to stay
I have stayed at the grand both when it was the park plaza and with the new name.
Both times I have found the rooms to be clean and good, well equipped and comfortable.
The breakfast was better when it was the park plaza although still very good now. Plenty of selection etc.
They have a good swimming pool area and this is spotlessly clean and nice to use.
The only problem with the hotel is the parking. When they are holding a business conference it is difficult to park and you have to park across the road from the hotel and walk.
The staff are helpful and pleasant