We were unfortunately travelling through the Vosges and after a search were told by the Tourist Information in Cornimont that this place was the only place available.
I was told that a room for two adults and an infant would be 170 Euros which was fairly breathtaking, as it clearly wasn't going to be an internationally renowned hotel. But they said Dinner and Breakfast was included, so gritted my teeth.
This place is at the very best a low cost hostel.
In the entrance various building materials greet your eyes whilst the over powering smell of dogs and, God knows what animals, assault your nostrils.
The room to be fair is clean if totally basic. No furniture apart from a couple of beds and a small TV. Entertainment comes from listening to absolutely everything your neighbours do. The walls are paper thin and we were treated all night long to every type of human ablution.
The beds are the sort of cheap beds that has been destroyed by relentless abuse and the mattresses gave the most uncomfortable nights sleep since I injured my back - but might have been more uncomfortable.
Then given that there was absolutely no comfort in the room, we went for our Dinner.
The soup was alright. The main course was disgusting. I will eat anything and it was appalling. It was a mound of cabbage covered in vinegar, with the cheapest meat and sausages liberally tossed over it. I can't even explain how bad it was.
Then the cheese course came. The waitress made a great deal of what cheese we wanted. Eventually said she would bring a selection. When it came out even the table next to us gasped. She literally had brought out three paper plates each with a piece of cheese marginally bigger than a sugar cube to eat.
That was the final straw and we just went upstairs to get away from the smell of the dogs.
In the morning we wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. Having been told that Breakfast was served at 7am it turned out they couldn't be bothered to open it until 8am. I presume they were assuming if they open later all the skiiers who need to leave early wouldn't have a chance to eat the pawltry breakfast - and hence they'd save more money.
Anyway, if you are ever unfortunate enough to be in my position and this is the ONLY option available. Drive to Munster, Epinal, Colmar or anywhere rather than give these people 170 of your hard earnt.
I have no problem with people earning a living or providing a level of accommodation to meet a budget, but to charge that amount of money for a place that is so clearly sub-standard was just greedy.
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