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Hotel Le Clos Deauville St Gatien Hotel 3 star
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4, RUE DES BRIOLEURS 14130 SAINT GATIEN DES BOIS Deauville, France -
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Lying around seven miles outside Deauville in a small place called St. Gatien, this hotel is for those looking for peace and quiet away from the hubbub of the town centre. With very little to distract you in the vicinity you can concentrate on relaxing at the hotel, taking a dip in the large pool or enjoying some of the establishment's wellness facilities. The overall structure is quite dated and could do with modernising, but the rooms are relatively comfortable and there is an onsite restaurant if you didn't want to journey out to Deauville. It's not the design décor that will win you over, but the isolation might. Le Clos is recommended more for couples than for friends or families.

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      Le Clos Deauville St Gatien   -   © I. Lubinetsky/Easyvoyage

    • Hotel  Le Clos Deauville St Gatien

      Le Clos Deauville St Gatien   -   © I. Lubinetsky/Easyvoyage

       
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    Location 3.0 /10

    The hotel takes its name from the small town in which it is situated, St. Gatien, around seven miles away from Deauville. It is a tiny place with nothing of note there, the attraction being its isolation and peacefulness. The airport is just down the road while around another seven miles down the road is the St. Julien golf course and the small town of Pont l'Evêque, famous for its soft cheese, not too dissimilar from brie. The only viable way of getting to the hotel is by taxi from either the airport (two minutes) or the Trouville-Deauville train station (20 minutes).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The 58 rooms at Le Clos St. Gatien are all spacious and comfortable but are fairly simple and the décor in some cases is quite tired. Although there are several categories offered, most of the rooms are quite similar with just the size becoming more generous. The standard rooms have king beds, some of which are dressed in snazzy duvet covers, but which aren't enough to disguise the tired style of the rest of the room. All rooms have a desk and chair, drawer unit, flatscreen television, minibar (no alcohol), telephone and various prints and canvases on the wall which do help to give a bit of colour to the space. Most rooms have (cheap) hardwood floors and the rooms on the top floor of each building have beams which lend added character. Some of the larger standard rooms have an extra bed while the superior rooms have a sofa bed as well as a terrace. The bathrooms, some of which are very small and others of which look like they haven't been renovated since the seventies (although they are still in decent nick), have a bathtub/shower combination, hairdryer, heated towel rack and personalised toiletries. The loo is separate. Some of the rooms do not get a lot of natural light so make sure you avoid these ones when booking. There are several rooms adapted for those guests in wheelchairs.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The hotel, which comprises four separate main buildings organised loosely into a quadrangle at the centre of which is one of the swimming pools, occupies a large piece of land surrounded by green fields. The buildings are a mish mash of styles with some in wood, others in brick and the remainder with typical Norman timbers. The entrance to the hotel is through one of the smaller buildings, flanked by carefully snipped trees. The lobby, reflecting the rest of the hotel, is a little dated but could also been seen as rather charming, depending on your point of view. The long reception desk bends off round to the left while to the right is a seating area with some pretty chunky green armchairs and sofas organised around an old wooden coffee table placed on an oriental rug. There are a good number of green plants dotted around the space as well as lamps on period sideboards and the odd horseshoe nailed to the wooden beams.

    Just outside is the smaller of the two swimming pools at the hotel (although still quite sizeable), the one found right in the middle of the complex. Surrounded by a protective perspex wall, there are also rows of tables and chairs by the poolside as well as a few palms. With great exposure to the sun and the bar a few feet away this is a great spot to spend relaxing during sunny days, drink in hand. Alternatively, you could go for the larger pool at the side of the hotel which is surrounded by a sloping lawn on which are laid out sun loungers and parasols under the trees. The hotel also offers other leisure facilities such as a simple massage room which can accommodate a couple, a basic gym with a few cardio machines, an indoor pool with a jacuzzi, a hammam, sauna and a sensation shower. These wellness facilities are fairly basic although they certainly give the hotel one up on some of the other properties in town. The hotel also boasts two tennis courts and you can rent rackets and balls at reception.

    The hotel's public spaces are on the whole clean and well maintained, if not a little dated and tired. In some of the buildings the staircases are extremely steep and those with reduced mobility may have trouble negotiating them, let alone lugging their bags up them. The main building's corridors are wider than the rest and are also better decorated. The other advantage of this part of the hotel is that there is a lift on one side. If you are arriving by car then you'll be pleased to know that there are around 65 free parking spots in front of the hotel. There is complimentary wifi throughout the hotel.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    Le Clos St. Gatien is one of the few hotels in the area to have its own full service restaurant. Again, the décor is quite outmoded although it's visible that care and attention has been taken over the laying of the tables. Called 'Le Michel's', it offers a large variety of dishes with seafood, unsurprisingly, dominating the menu. Start with such dishes as lobster salad with crunchy veg or the chef's special, the foie gras flan with morel mushroom sauce. Then choose between a meat or fish dish such as pheasant with cider sauce or grilled turbot with a saffron sauce. Finish off with a warm chocolate and raspberry tart or a coconut crème brûlée. As is often the case in French restaurants, there are several 'formules' available where you can choose between several dishes for each course and pay a fixed price. There is a tasting menu at 75? and a kids menu at 11.50?. The hotel also has a bar just off the reception featuring bare brick walls, large green leather sofas, posters of past events in Deauville and portraits of some of the famous names that have stayed in Deauville over the years. The ceiling beams and the higgledy piggledy nature of the bar give the space a familiar character and make it a pleasant place for a pre-dinner drink.

    To know

    Unlike most, if not all, the hotels in Deauville, Le Clos St. Gatien is a smoking hotel meaning that while guests are not permitted to smoke in the public areas, they are free to do so in their rooms. There is no disguising this fact, no matter how much spray is used to get rid of the smell. If the smell of smoke bothers you, this is not the place for you.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, hammam, thalassotherapy, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, fitness

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Quiet location
    • On site restaurant
    • Wellness facilities

    disadvantages

    • Dated décor
    • Isolated location
    • Cost of getting there by taxi

    Traveller Reviews

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    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-03-11 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Nous avons passé un agréable séjour en amoureux en profitant de la piscine, du hammam et du spa. accueil parfait

      • Advantages

        piscine couverte et découverte, hammam,spa, jaccuzy

      • Disavantages

        chambre un peu petite

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      • Overall Score 8.20/10
    • Medaglia A. Medaglia A.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2014 Posted on 2014-03-03 En famille - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        excellent accueil lieu sympa

      • Advantages

        lieu d'exception magnifique

      • Disavantages

        prix trop élevé en famille

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      3 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2013 Posted on 2013-11-11 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Cadre splendide au milieu de la Normandie. Le charme du Pays d'Auge. Un cadre somptueux qui dispose de tous le confort (Spa, sauna, 3 piscines, jaccuzzi, douche sensorielle...)

      • Advantages

        Equipements restaurants personnel de qualité

      • Disavantages

        Prix d'une nuité un petit peu cher

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
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