Good in parts
22/11/2018 Chau98, Norwich, United Kingdom
We stopped here for an overnight stay on our way home from Burgundy. The location is very good, not far from the motorway exit and the brick buildings themselves are remarkable. We paid extra for a ... more
We stopped here for an overnight stay on our way home from Burgundy. The location is very good, not far from the motorway exit and the brick buildings themselves are remarkable. We paid extra for a prestige room - the room was very spacious, with a superb brick vaulted ceiling. Everything in the room was great, except given so much space why couldn't there be two comfortable chairs to sit on?
There are two hotels on the site, the other being the more expensive chateau, which also houses one of the three restaurants with elaborate gourmet menus. We chose the Distillerie rather than the Vasco out of the other two, but from the outside and the menus we couldn't really see much difference. There was a menu de jour, but this was just soup and rabbit, so effectively it was a relatively expensive a la carte. It had mainly game dishes, quite appropriate for the season and we both ordered pheasant. This was significantly undercooked, to the point of being effectively raw near the bone. The waitress was certainly surprised by it, but came back from the chef saying it would be too dry if cooked more and that we should have requested how we wanted it cooked - we hadn't been asked when we ordered (although she seemed somewhat unconvinced herself and noted that the chef was new - and since we were not the only couple to complain about the food my guess is he won't last long). The dessert was OK, but unmemorable but luckily we had ordered a very nice bottle of wine! Breakfast the following morning was OK - nothing special.
Overall the location is very convenient, and close to Calais (as long as the Autoroute isn't blocked by Gilets Jaunes protesters), the room was good, and I can put up with the prices of the food, so we'll probably use it again - but a couple of nice chairs and a new chef would make it near perfect! less
jeanconstant, Responsable réception at Best Western La Metairie, responded to this review
Dear Mr and Mrs
We thank you to share your impression regarding your last stay in our hotel and we hope to see your for another stay