Hotel du Beffroi ***
Place Charles Valentin
Tel: 00 33 (0)328 23 24 25
Tariff: Doubles from 74 euros
Breakfast: 9.15 euros per person
Restaurant: From 14,40 euros per head
This pleasant 40-roomed three star hotel comes complete with its own bell tower. It is located on the central market square in the town of Gravelines just a few minutes from the citadel ramparts.
Rooms are spacious with large bathrooms, well decorated with coffee and tea making facilities and 24 hour room service. Unusually, the hotel offers free Wi Fi in all its rooms and common areas. There’s also a small but pleasant bar in the reception area where, encouragingly, the locals hang out.
During the week you can park in the central square but only for 2 hours at a time during the day. On Friday mornings the square is taken over by a weekly market, so all cars need to be moved by 7am to make way for the stall holders.