A frequent question Your Holiday Planner gets asked is: What would you recommend for a family friendly stopover hotel near the Eurotunnel in Calais?
When looking for a good, family friendly stopover, most people look for comfort, cleanliness, price and one room for the whole family. The stopover hotels near the Eurotunnel in Calais include Etap, Ibis, hotel F1 and Mercure, all part of Accor Hotels.
For a family of 3, the hotelF1 offers low-cost, ultra-functional rooms, with shared bathroom facilities. For a price from £29 (for a weekend night in April 2011), most people would make do with the functional room for one night. A family of 4, however, would need to book two rooms. The cost saving then doesn’t seem so attractive, especially when you factor in the level of comfort.
For low-cost accommodation with private bathroom facilities, the Etap offers rooms for a family of 3 from £43 for the same weekend night.
However, if you’re a family of 4, I would recommend going for the Suite Novotel Calais Coquelles Tunnel sous La Manche. It’s only 5 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and if you didn’t want to eat in the restaurant next door, you can eat in the Cité Europe which is close by. As a cost comparison, the price for the same night is from £72. However, you have more space (30sqm) and you only need to book one room as the Suite Novotel allows for 2 children in the room.
Do you have a recommendation for a family friendly stopover near the Eurotunnel in Calais? If so, please add a comment – we’d love to hear your suggestions.