Halfway hotel for Sunday night

Halfway hotel for Sunday night

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StevieBee

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8,001 posts

201 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Decided that we'd rather not endure another Sunday evening of stupidity next so looking to head back to Calais after the finish but stop over somewhere half decent on Sunday night.

Other than the usual budget places, any recommendations - quirky or otherwise?

wsn03

838 posts

47 months

Saturday 20th October 2018
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Couple of interesting suggestions made here
www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=17...

eps

4,972 posts

215 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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We stop in Rouen. We used to stop at Isneauville, which is just north of Rouen, but those either aren't open or weren't near anywhere to grab some food. I think I just used booking.com or hotels.com to book rooms. It really depends on your budget.

purple haze

216 posts

170 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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I would recommend Honfleur. It's about half way to Calais and allows you to bypass Rouen and its traffic by going over the Pont de Normandie on the Monday morning.There are plenty of places to stay for all budgets and loads off great fish restaurants all around the old harbour - and plenty of good bars as well. Have stayed there many times over the last 20 years and never been disappointed.

David W.

1,428 posts

155 months

Sunday 21st October 2018
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Yes to Honfleur, there are also some lovely little places beside the Seine near Rouen, La Bouille and Caudebec-en-Caux being two.
DW

wsn03

838 posts

47 months

Monday 22nd October 2018
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StevieBee said:
Decided that we'd rather not endure another Sunday evening of stupidity next so looking to head back to Calais after the finish but stop over somewhere half decent on Sunday night.

Other than the usual budget places, any recommendations - quirky or otherwise?
I know its not half way but I always enjoy the Ibis on the water front at Boulogne Sur Mer...its quirky and now re-furbished. It has secure underground parking as an added bonus. It is 25 minutes from Calais

StevieBee

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8,001 posts

201 months

Monday 22nd October 2018
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Cheers chaps!

Herbie Hammer

674 posts

212 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Not half way but Le touquet can be a giggle

HH

Davwlk

281 posts

138 months

Thursday 25th October 2018
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We always stop at Evreau. Excellent as everyone else heads up to ports Sunday night, you won't see another British car once you leave Le Mans. This route takes you through Rouen from a different direction and then follow the motorway to Calais from Rouen.

DoubleD

9,308 posts

54 months

Thursday 25th October 2018
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StevieBee said:
Decided that we'd rather not endure another Sunday evening of stupidity next so looking to head back to Calais after the finish but stop over somewhere half decent on Sunday night.

Other than the usual budget places, any recommendations - quirky or otherwise?
You could just change campsites for a better one.

tazzatime

82 posts

125 months

Thursday 25th October 2018
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I stayed on the campsite once on a Sunday, that was enough for me.
I now always pack up the tent on Sunday morning so that I am ready to leave when the race finishes.

After the race I drive north to Bernay, about 90 miles, so a third of the way to Calais.
Stop here https://www.hotel-acropole.com/en/

The hotel is outside of Bernay on the by-pass, It is basic, but adequate and not expensive.
It is however adjacent to a really nice restaurant.
Great to have a shower, some great food, and a decent bed after several days camping.

Stayed there many times, never been disappointed, usually several other groups from Le Mans there too.

Cheers

DoubleD

9,308 posts

54 months

Thursday 25th October 2018
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Surely it comes down to the campsite that you stay on. I stayed within the track limits this year and had a wonderful quiet sunday night.

wsn03

838 posts

47 months

Monday 7th January
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tazzatime said:
I stayed on the campsite once on a Sunday, that was enough for me.
I now always pack up the tent on Sunday morning so that I am ready to leave when the race finishes.

After the race I drive north to Bernay, about 90 miles, so a third of the way to Calais.
Stop here https://www.hotel-acropole.com/en/

The hotel is outside of Bernay on the by-pass, It is basic, but adequate and not expensive.
It is however adjacent to a really nice restaurant.
Great to have a shower, some great food, and a decent bed after several days camping.

Stayed there many times, never been disappointed, usually several other groups from Le Mans there too.

Cheers
I was eyeing this one up myself, found it when searching maps, perfect spot for breaking up the journey - good to get some feedback on it. Unfortunately this year we have an earlyish start from Calais so going to drive all the way to Calais for our hotel. Next year however I will use this place.
When I rang them in September they said they take bookings from mid November.

Mellow Yellow

747 posts

208 months

Monday 7th January
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Another vote for Honfleur, stayed there several times on our way back from Brittany, very pretty, plenty of hotels & restaurants.

DS240

3,000 posts

164 months

Monday 7th January
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Honfleur is lovely.

Stayed in L'ABSINTHE Hotel once.

Nice room looking over the port. Public parking 1 min walk opposite.

Restaurant was like Michelin star quality but very reasonable. Really impressed.

I know where I’d stay and eat if we went back.

Jammez

513 posts

153 months

Friday 11th January
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Another vote for Honfleur. Plenty of choice for hotels from bobby basic stuff through to some really nice stuff. Stayed in the Mecure with the lads & L'Ecrin when I went with my other half.


Loads of great restaurants, some kind of music festival on when we went last year too!

//j17

3,296 posts

169 months

Monday 14th January
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I've taken to stopping over in the ibis Budget in the centre of Evreux. OK, not what you would normally call "half decent" and IS one of the usual budget places but only a 2.5hr drive from Le Mans, there's a nice restaurant that's open late on Sundays around the corner, and feels like a 5* after a week in a tent/tiny Le Mans shower cubicals!