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Due to our car breaking down we stayed in St Quentin four nights. Le Pot d’Etain was a very good choice. The staff are very friendly, polite and helpful. The Patron speaks very good English along with Madam Natalie who was so helpful. The rooms are typical for a 3 star hotel. The bedrooms are large enough with electric roller shutters. The bathrooms small but adequate and a separate loo. Breakfast is the typical continental but the restaurant food is outstanding and highly recommended.
Situated just off the J10 of the A26 near St Quentin, this "Logis" hotel is ideally located in a quiet village some 110 miles from Calais. It was clean and comfortable, the food was excellent, and overall was pleasingly unique.
· The curtains did not meet in the middle by 20cms and we did not know there was an electric shutter and that the curtains were for show only which meant the morning light came in and there was no privacy-there should have been a notice or an obvious button or we should have been told about the electric shutter on our arrival. We could have rung reception about this but we didn't find out until we had returned from our evening meal in St Quentin and wanted to get to sleep rather than wait for a maintenance visit. The dining room was shut on Sunday which we had not been aware of and were not pre-warned on the booking confirmation so we had to drive into St Quentin for an evening meal The room had no tea/coffee making facilities at all There was a pile of dust under the beds. The room smelt musty The breakfast 11 Euros was poor with one small croissant and small bread roll only per person. Only one cup of coffee. One type of jam in a pre-filled plastic pot. very disappointing and far below the standard we have always found in Campaniles.
We stayed at the Pot d'Etain to break the journey back to the UK from the South of France. No frills, but roomy, easily-accessed accommodation for our wheelchair-using friend, and superb food in the old style. It's the sort of reasonably-priced, family run establlshment that makes me envy the lot of the French on-the-road "rep" – what used to be called a "commercial traveller".
We invariably stay in Logis Hotels in France because almost always they meet expectations in terms of food quality and ambience. Unfortunately, occasionally we encounter a Logis that has slipped through their net, and Le Pot d'Etain is one such property. The demi-pension/half board dinner was a disgrace. We had this arrangement at two other Logis hotels on this particular trip and at both the dinners were of a very high quality. That was absolutely not the case at Hôtel le Pot d'Etain, where two of the four starters on the menu were unavailable when ordered, the requested main course was also unavailable and "substitutes" were offered. My starter was boiled rice and chopped cucumber in vinegar with two tiny shrimps on top, my wife's main course comprised two slices each of cold chicken and cold beef, a cornichon, a lettuce leaf and a side plate with some French fries on it. My main course was in a bowl containing a large amount of mashed potato, under which was a beef stew of not particularly good quality meat. Apart from the number of unavailable items on the menu, we were frustrated to see that other diners on the "A la carte" menu not only receiving what they ordered, but the food was much better presented - indicating perhaps that demi pension diners are not really welcomed, or perhaps that they merit inferior food. A further novelty was that the chair between the two diners at the next table was occupied by a dog sitting up as if participating with its owners in the meal. Also the curtains in the (ground floor) bedroom did not fully close - leaving a gap of about half a metre, and this they were designed to do (so it was not a fault). Thus anyone passing the room via the garden (where there are chairs for people to sit) has a clear view after dark into the room and can clearly see the occupants in bed. The only redeeming feature of this property was the breakfast, where the selection was good and the lady in charge was friendly - unlike the gentleman apparently in charge of the hotel, who appeared at no point on our arrival or departure to be able to smile or make any conversation whatsoever.
Just returned to this hotel after 10 years and found a few changes. The first being entry to Reception, There needs to be a Reception direction sign at the front of the hotel. as we took pot luck and walked with suitcases directly into the bar, disturbing customers there and having to be re directed. Once we did find reception, we were informed that parking was just outside the room, which was very convenient.Our room at 90 euros was a little more basic than we expected with no frills, but did have a French window overlooking a patch of lawn and the back of the hotel buildings. The bonus to this stay was the Restaurant, where the food was excellent.
The rooms were fine, clean and spacious. Parking is excellent but on this occasion the service in the bar and restaurant were poor and the food not up to past levels. Were not given canapes as criteria is one must have drinks in the bar to qualify!! We had five drinks in all but did not receive canapes. The service in the restaurant was poor, the cheeseboard was lacking in variety and the crème brullee was soft on top and consistency of scrambled egg. I have eaten in this restaurant many times over 30 years so bringing friends to such an experience was very disappointing.
This is a convenient place to stay as it is just off the autoroute and a convenient distance from Calais if you are coming or going that way. It is a “motel” set I large grounds just off the RN which does mean that there is a little traffic noise if you want to sit outside. There was a muddle as I had booked a room but there was no record of it. No matter as there was plenty of space. Might be worth checking your booking at busier times of the year. The room was clean and bright and well decorated; comfortable if a little bland and formulaic. It was great to have a parking space right outside the door. The restaurant promised a good evening meal but I was very disappointed as my entrecôte steak with tarragon sauce was seriously boring. My wife enjoyed her fish of the day and the cheese excellent - not a real challenge in France but still good! Overall ok but nothing to write home about. I was laughed at by my wife but I found the aroma of the breakfast room strange and undefinable such that I preferred to go and have coffee and a croissant elsewhere.
We stayed here on our way to the UK (Ferry crossing from Calais), and on the way back. We were Mountain Biking in the UK. It is 2 hours from the port, and real easy access to and from the A26. The rooms are motel style, and adequate, and the restaurant has a good and tasty choice of food. However on the way back, the restaurant was closed (Sunday), so we went 2 Kms up the road to a Micro-Brewery. Excellent food, and beer.
This is a lovely quiet hotel with comfortable rooms. Parking is directly outside your room and we felt our loaded car was safe. It was a perfect stopover on the way to the south of France. The evening meal in the restaurant was exceptional. All the staff were very helpful. Will definitely stay there again.
Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Saint-Quentin Hospital, Citotel Le Pot D'etain is within a 10-minute drive of Butterfly Museum. This 3-star hotel has 30 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
Guests can enjoy a TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free newspapers and a phone.
Guests of Citotel Le Pot D'etain enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. This smoke-free hotel also has a garden.