On Saturday morning I needed to go to Newhaven to pick up an undelivered package and seeing as my gf took the car keys to India with her, I went by train.
Next thing I know, with passport with me for ID purposes, I end up on the Seven Sisters LD lines boat.
I got the hotel recommendation from the office de tourisme - I would normally research travelling details to death - but things worked out fine. The office de tourisme was tricky to find as a nice lady on the ferry gave me a photocopied map that was out of date - basically where the office should have been was a building site. Quick beer in pleasant cafe Suisse soon sorted out my directions.
I ended up with the 44euro rate and decided to pay for breakfast = 1 croissant, about 20cm of french stick, plum jam, butter, oj and coffee.
I was going to have an evening meal - but the rate of room=breakfast+meal came out at about 90euros and I just could not see how the figures added up when I saw the tarriff on the menu - so I excused myself from the evening meal and went out for a pizza - the hotel staff didn't mind at all - restaurant was full. Sams pizza restaurant was very nice - the owner helpfully sorted out my ignorance of some of the ingredients.
Room was clean and fairly spacious. Shower was powerful. Good old fashioned small CRT TV was fine. Pillow smelled a bit of cigarettes, but not too bad.
Only problem was that there was no lift - I was on the top, fourth floor - stairs were a bit rickety, so I made sure I limited my alcohol content.
Spent the evening in the le Cambridge pub. Watched Real Madrid win 6-1 on a very good quality big pj screen and then listened to some excellent live music.
Also visited the 19 Auot 1942 museum and le chateau musee - both excellent. And had dinner at the Algeroise restaurant - food was beautiful, but I had about a weeks supply of cous cous on my plate and I should have given up sooner.
On my own, I was a bit bored in the end - not all that much to do there
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