Room: as described in hotel information. Chose a room with view in independant building, 5 minutes walk on nice wooden path from main building (with restaurant and breakfast room) for the view and privacy. Worked perfectly for us. Weather was cold and windy at times but room was very cosy, clean and practical. Very enjoyable to have a cup of tea sitting side by side facing the bay after a very nice day out cycling to Abbeville....Very confortable large beds (180 cm) Staff very professional, responsive and pleasant. Always felt welcome.
Breakfast as expected for this type of establishment, plentiful with warm and cold local products.
Services: did not try the swimming pool, very small and along corridor with people walking by windows all the time so not very attractive. Did not try the spa as expensive for use of sauna, hammam and outdoor jacuzzi and in different places so not easy to do all three in one private use session. Small sport room (3 machines plus weights and crunch bench) with nice new equipement. Nice outdoors sitting area facing the bay. Along the wak to building with rooms and Spa, borders are well maintained and there are some labelled herbs and plants as well as a small chicken coop with two hens. Had fun giving them grass blades they enjoyed very much. There is also a new outdoor area for enjoying drinks in a confortable setting on the lawn after dark, but weather unsuitable during our three day stay to enjoy. Next time hopefully.
Situation: beautiful situation and view, very practival for visiting the town as a couple of minutes from the town center and sea front by foot (albeit a steep street but good exercise).
If I was to suggest improvements: a choice of pillows (square and rectangular, soft and firm ones, unstead of four very soft square ones), mugs for tea drinkers in room (only two small coffee cups provided but larger ones provided on request), fix the shower door that is very stiff to close and open. So no deal breakers but nice to have.
Not cheap, but all the ingredients for a romantic getaway. Modern room. Spa and restaurant on site. Cocktails in the "Dome" outside. Professional service. Perfect location to visit the bay of the somme.
There are a few factors for me and I suppose most travellers which contribute to an excellent hotel experience; room comfort, hotel staff and facilities and the eating experience. The superior bedroom was very comfortable with a good sized bed but as is becoming the norm there was no separate sheet under the duvet. Such was requested and fitted. This was all the more needed for me as this hotel had no air conditioning at least in the bedrooms and our visit was during the very hot days in September. I would certainly think that even with windows open in the height of summer the room would have been unbearably hot. The staff were all very welcoming and professional. Outside in the large lawned area there were many loungers and sofas. The pool was very short but still a pool. Dinner was "fine dining". All too often hotels which offer exemplary comfort etc feel that they have to offer this experience but having booked accommodation and with no knowledge of the area I reserved a table in advance for our day of arrival. I do not enjoy "fine dining". It is pretentious, over priced and a time consuming experience. That said the small portions of each course were well cooked and indicated the chef`s artistic abilities. We ate in the village the following night. Breakfast was adequate for the hotel`s rating but service could have been better. On our second day when the scrambled eggs were down to a sticky mush despite telling the waitress we had to wait more than 15 minutes for the container to be replenished. No individual egg orders were available. Coffee was excellent. I won`t return to this hotel for the reasons already stated above but don`t let me put you off if my dislikes disagree with yours.
Booked this as an overnight stay after a long 8-hour drive from southern France, before catching the ferry home the next day. Pleased we did.
The hotel itself was modern and clean. Our room was good, with a massive bed on which I had a great night's sleep. Had a swim in the pool, and a sauna with a lovely view across the bay of the Somme.
We didn't have an evening meal as we were too tired to do it justice. (We walked down to town for a snack and a drink instead.) Breakfast was good, though a little pricey for what it was.
Would love to stay in this hotel again and explore Saint-Valery and it's surroundings in more depth. A long-weekend here is certainly now on our 'to-do' list!
We stayed in a Fantastic View room, which was above the spa in a separate building from the restaurant and reception. The view was indeed fantastic, over the rooftops of the town and looking across the river.
The room was very clean and decorated in a modern style, a bit stark but very comfortable. There was a well stocked minibar and a Nespresso coffee machine. Good quality toiletries.
The gardens are lovely with a lot of bamboo and grasses. There are several outside sitting areas with great views. We didn’t use the spa, outdoor hot tub or swimming pool (which is very small).
It’s a short walk down a steep hill to the town centre and lovely riverfront promenade. There are several nice looking restaurants in the town. The old walled medieval town is very pretty.
We only stayed one night and ate in the hotel restaurant which was fully booked even on a Thursday evening. It is a gastronomic place so don’t expect a quick dinner - there were four amuse bouches before we even got to the starters, all very nice indeed. We found the actual starters and main courses we chose to be inferior to the amuse bouches and we were very tired by the end of the meal having travelled all day. Obviously not the restaurant’s fault and may have coloured our view of the experience.
Breakfast was very pleasant except for the coffee, which is from a machine and uses the dreaded UHT milk, and is 18 Euros per person.