Mercure Grand Hotel Le Touquet
Travel Blogs from Le Touquet
Late start which I justified by thinking I was waiting for rain to stop but really I just couldn't get going. Feet hurting now. Strange how the blisters after day one are not really a problem after a few more days. But they are replaced in my consciousness by a new group. Mostly round the toes, one in particular looks like the nail might not make Rome. More pain from large blisters on the balls of each food. They are painful not ...
A couple of miles brisk walk to the ferry then goodbye to Dover, a grim place full of wee neds driving very fast in circles in little cars with big exhausts. Fairly typical British town really. Calais was much classier although just as scary trying to cope with the daft French always driving on the wrong side of the road. Had a wee wobble on the ferry watching the white cliffs fade away. Most of the time walking is spent ...
... the owner of the B&B, took us by car to another restaurant and then got the owner to ring him to pick us up when we'd finished - who says the French are bad! Trouble was I'd 'hit the wall' as Greg would say and I couldn't eat a thing, I felt quite bad, probably dehydrated. Still peter got to eat one and a half meals and all the wine. Alan told us he had family in Leigh On Sea and knew the A127 very well which explained his excellent English. Felt great to get in that lovely ...
After an almost disappointingly uneventful passing into France sans visa at 5am, driver Bill and our trusty Panda Mobile got their first taste of driving on the right. Bill immediately took to French driving - quite roads, smooth surfaces and lots of speed.
Our first stop was Boulogne-sur-mer. I'd visited ...
... grey seals around a mile away, and then headed for Cailleux....another 5 km or so along the coast.
The girl in the cycle hire shop had warned us that Cailleux was a bit of a dump, but we needed some lunch, so headed there anyway....and the cycle path was great! Also, and this came as rather a surprise, en route we passed through a little village called Brighton!
On arrival, my assessment was that Cailleux is a sort of ...
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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