Domaine St Clair

Location Etretat

Postcode 76790

Telephone +33 (0) 235 270 823

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Ideal for a short break

The Place

The extraordinary little hotel, set on a steep hill only half an hour from Le Havre, that used to be just Le Donjon and one of our favourite places for a short break, has expanded, both in name and physically. In its new incarnation as the Domaine St Clair, it incorporates the original 19thC ivy-clad château and a recently acquired Belle-Epoque seaside villa. Le Donjon is a former hilltop castle, with venerable origins and a secret subterranean channel to the sea, now safely surrounded by the leafy suburbs of Étretat.

Inside, all is bright and light, decorated with Parisian sophistication. The dining room, candlelit and mirrored, with a breathtaking view over Étretat’s famous cliffs, is wonderfully atmospheric. All the bedrooms – split between the two buildings – are different and immensely stylish; some are named after the celebrity friends of Camille de St-Phale, former grande dame of the château. Bathrooms, some in the turrets, are spacious and elegant in pure white. There is also an impeccably kept small swimming pool surrounded by sunshades and loungers. The menu offers rather more possibilities for pensionnaires, with the option of choosing dishes from the carte, as well as the four-course menu Gastronome. We have been unable to visit the villa, so would welcome further reports.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 21; 16 double, 5 suites, 17 with bath, 4 with shower; all rooms have phone, TV
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room, dining room, library, bar, garden, swimming pool, spa
Children accepted
Disabled access difficult
Pets Aceepted in hotel only

To Book

Contact M. Omar Abo-Dib
Call +33 (0) 235 270 823
Fax +33 (0) 235 299 224
Email info@hoteletretat.com
Website www.hoteletretat.com

Good To Know

Address Chemin de Saint Clair, Etretat 76790
Payment

The Location

Find this place: on hill behind the resort; car parking

What's nearby: Fecamp (17 km); Le Havre (28 km).