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Hotel Hélios Hôtel Hotel 2 star
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10 rue Fossorier Deauville, France -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

For a town with an already ageing hotel scene, the Hélios certainly does it no favours. It is the most basic of hotels and is not in the best condition, having not been renovated for decades. It does have its own outdoor pool, but aside from this there is little to warrant a stay at this establishment. We found it to be dirty, tired and pretty miserable and with prices in synch with the rest of the competition, we advise you look elsewhere unless there really is nothing else available. Fairly well-positioned, the Hélios can accommodate both couples and families.

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      Hélios Hôtel   -   © I. Lubinetsky/Easyvoyage

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    Location 9.59 /10

    The hotel is situated on rue Robert Fossorier, just a few minutes' walk from both the town centre and the seafront. The Trouville-Deauville railway station is a 10-minute walk away while the Deauville-St.Gatien Airport is four and a half miles away.

    Accommodation 5.70 /10

    The Hélios has a total of 45 rooms, some of which have balconies and 8 of which are duplexes with a bedroom on the both the lower and upper floors. They are all decorated in a similar fashion, that's to say dated. Pretty much all the walls are covered in (peeling) woodchip and the very basic furniture (desk, bedside table, wardrobe) is a bad way. A couple of chairs are provided in each room and beside the flatscreen television there is nothing of note. The queen beds are dressed in simple linens and covered with 70s blankets which have probably been there since the hotel opened. The bathrooms don't fare much better with some being in pretty bad condition. Most rooms have a bathtub along with a hairdryer and some basic toiletries. Note that the duplex rooms' stairs are very steep and aren't suitable for those with mobility problems.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    It is probably a good idea to get a good look at the exterior of the typical Norman structure which houses the hotel before you enter as this is its best side. The reception area is pretty bare aside from the welcome desk which has a big smiling sun on the wall behind it (although it's a mystery as to why he's so cheery). Despite the glumness of the décor, the welcome is warm and the check-in procedure takes a few short minutes. Just opposite the desk, outside, you'll see the hotel's swimming pool which is surrounded by a concrete wall and therefore has no view other than the tops of the surrounding houses. A few bare tables, chairs and loungers are dotted around the water. No other fitness or wellness facilities are available at the hotel.

    The general condition of the hotel leaves a lot to be desired. The corridor carpets look like they haven't been cleaned for a good few years while we noticed that many of the windows are covered in pigeon excrement. There is not much light coming in either but still enough to see that the walls need a good lick of paint.

    To know

    The hotel opened under the current management in 1985 and was previously two villas. There have been no major renovations in the last 26 years, which, in hotel terms is an eternity.

    Equipment

    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      water-polo

    • Safe

    advantage

    • Outdoor pool

    disadvantages

    • Bad state of repair
    • Lack of cleanliness
    • Not on seafront
    • No lunch/dinner service

    Traveller Reviews

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    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2013 Posted on 2014-06-08 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Nous nous sommes taper la plus petite chambre de l'hotel, les photos sur internet ne correspondaient pas à la réalité! Mais pour eux cela semblait normal car nous avions eu une promo internet

      • Advantages

        grande salle de bain, prix attractif sur internet

      • Disavantages

        petite chambre, odeur de tabac froid

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      • Overall Score 6.25/10
      • Package deals in janvier 2014 Posted on 2014-05-18 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        UN TRÈS BON HOTEL RAPPORT QUALITÉ PRIX RIEN A REDIRE TRÈS PROPRE ET SERVICE IMPECCABLE

      • Advantages

        PROCHE DES COMMERCES DE LA PLAGE TRÈS BIEN SITUER

      • Disavantages

        JE N'EN AI TROUVE AUCUN

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      • Overall Score 9.40/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2013 Posted on 2013-12-11 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel très sympathique. Ameublement récent. Personnel accueillant.

      • Advantages

        Bon lit. Matelas agréable. Rangements.

      • Disavantages

        Un plus grande baignoire serait sympathique.

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
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