My partner and I stayed at the Jardin Gorbeau for 3 nights in late September. I didn't get around to posting this before partly because the reviews are already overwhelmingly positive, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to add another one.
We were very happy with our stay there. We had the top room (l'Aigle), so we had no one above us, which was nice, though there weren't many other people there are the time. The room was huge, airy, and very clean and offered a good view into the B&B's beautiful garden below and also across the town to the hill to the east. Everything was good and worked fine (except maybe the shower door which stuck, but that's a small detail). There was an ethernet cable for internet access. Breakfast was excellent with a wide selection of fruit, juice, cereal, breads, cheeses, etc. and the coffee was good, served by the ever cheerful Monique.
Owner Jon Cooper was an excellent host and an interesting person to talk to. He offered what I'm sure was excellent advice on where to eat in Étretat, but as vegetarians we were not able to follow his recommendations! However, La Salamandre offered some veggie choices, and there were severeal pizza places, so we did surpisingly well for a small town.
Étretat is a great place to stay. Everything is within walking distance. There is a good selection of stores and restaurants, the sea is right there, and you can quickly walk up onto the wonderful clifftop paths and walk for miles.
A word about parking: Le Jardin Gorbeau has no parking and you can't park in the tiny street outside, but there are a couple of public parking lots nearby, one of them very close. We arrived when there was an airshow and had to park outside the central area, but that wasn't much of an inconvenience in the scheme of things.
We hope to return to Étretat and will definitely stay at le Jardin Gorbeau!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificent and meticulously restored 1824 Maison de Maitre just 50 meters from the beach at Etretat. 5 luxury suites around a beautiful garden. The houses have been completely renovated and recently opened to the public. We also have a salon which serves as film screening room evenings and a dining room where you can have your breakfast. Or have it on the terrace or in another common salon in the "maison des amis".All rooms have high-speed internet, double-sized showers and firm orthopaedic beds. ... more less
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