Great place to stay while backpacking
Posted 16-May-2017 on Hotels
Arrived, off the ferry from Calais, an hour early for checkin. There really isn't a lobby in the traditional sense. We waited in front of the gas station across the street. 40 minutes later I saw someone opening the door to the cafe that was below the living quarters. The woman was very pleasant and offered to let us access the room a half hour early. There was no room card or key. It was a locking mechanism which required a code that changed daily. I thought this was great until the second day when I forgot the code. There was a staircase directly on the other side of the door which was bearly wide enough for the luggage. Clearly designed for travelers with a backpack or a small bag. It was a steep set of winding stairs, that for the most part, were very dark, until the landings, where there was a sensor that turned on as we walked through. There was a communal kitchen on the first floor that had all the items needed to store and heat up food, Flatwear and dishes included. We made good use of that room, which was big enough for no more than 2 people at a time. After climbing another flight of stairs with 3 rolling bags and a backpack, which was no easy task, we got to the room. As expected the room was equally tiny with 2 beds, flatscreen TV and a bathroom. beds were ok to lay on, but not great to sit on. The edges of the mattress were a bit stiff. The owners were very nice and prepared a breakfast for the guests each day, when you got that days code. Toast cereal and egg..