Central location, better then its reviews
We stayed here for two nights. The price was rather expensive, but such is the Etretat. The building looks fantastic from outside, modern and freshly painted. Unfortunately, it is not that great inside. Although the reception desk and the small breakfast room are very lovely, the stairs and the room itself are a bit outdated, but still adequate. Our double room was small, but yet not too small. Enough place for a big double bed, few luggage pieces and for a small desk with a chair. As usual, there is no elevator. The hotel is located some hundred meters away from the beach in a busy touristic center. And this is my main issue with it. Yes, of course the room window opens to the main touristic street with the many restaurants below. But even in the high season in August it was quiet after 11 pm and in the night. There may be some problems to get with the car to the building. Not impossible, but not easy, because Rue Monge is blocked for the traffic during the day. There must be a private car parking, but no space were available then we arrived. The staff really seems not to speak English. I had it worse in France though. At least the essentials (check-in, paying, taxes) could be negotiated without the need to perform a pantomime. The typical French breakfast in the morning may be above the average. Good variety of choices: French bread, croissants, some other sweeties, cheese, salami/ham, and of course, cornflakes, milk and jam etc. There were no eggs though.
Nicht so gut: There was only one power outlet in the room. This is simply not enough.