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Information about budget hotels and chains in France – Day-tripper.net the web magazine for visitors to France.

hotels in France

Budget Hotels in France

In Calais

ALWAYS BOOK BEFORE YOU GO – even out of season they get full early

The busiest days of the week are Friday and Saturday, Sunday is the quietest.

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Budget hotels in France are basic but most have rooms for a fixed price and sleep 3 people (1 double and a bunk bed). Some sleep four. You can pay at reception or with a credit card at the automatic machine.

Entry is via numeric keypad locks using the code printed on you receipt. Breakfast is reasonably priced (about 7.00 euro) and the rooms are generally clean and decoration up to an acceptable standard.

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Budget hotel chains in France

For other budget hotels outside Calais click here

– ACE Hotels *. A new chain with a small number of hotels including one near Lille. www.ace-hotel.com

– Akena Hotel * and **. Rooms have WC's with wash basins and showers. Small chain. There are three types of Akena hotels; Express (1 *), City (2*) and Relais (2 * with restaurant). www.hotels-akena.com

Accor hotel chainAll Seasons Hotels (2011 – All Seasons is to be rebranded as "IBIS Styles"). Some hotels will become independent and keep the name "All Seasons". www.all-seasons-hotels.comAll Seasons hotel

– Atica Hotels (mostly near Bordeaux). www.altica.fr

balladins hotel France – Balladins Hotel. FREE WIFI. www.balladins.com

b and b budget hotels – BandB Hotel (1 – 2 people, 3 – 4 people. Rooms have WC's with wash basins and showers. FREE WIFI. www.hotel-bb.com

– Best Hotel (1 – 2 people). FREE WIFI. www.besthotel.fr

"April 20th, 2011 – Best Hotel. We are great fans of this chain, a sort of down market IBIS. Although they only have 20 or so hotels in France, the prices are always reasonable and the wifi is free. There is one in Dunkirk and another in Reims, useful for people travelling to the Alps stopping over."

– Bonsai Hotel. Now part of the Balladins chain.

– Brit Hotel, a chain of independent hotels. www.brithotel.fr

– Citotel Hotel ** – 219 hotels throughout France. www.citotel.com

etap hotels – ETAP Hotels (2011 – ETAP is to be rebranded as "IBIS Budget"). www.accorhotels.cometap hotels.

fast hotel – Fast Hotel (1 – 2 people. Rooms have WC's with wash basins and showers. www.fasthotel.com

formule 1 hotel calais – Formule 1 Hotels (1 – 3 people. Rooms have wash basins but showers and WC's are on the landings. An Accor Group hotel). Formule 1

– Marmotte Hotels (1 – 2 people). www.hotels-economiques.com

– Mister Bed (1 – 3 people. Rooms have WC's with wash basins and showers). Part of the Louvre Hotels Group. www.misterbed.fr

premiere class hotels – Premiere Class Hotels (1 – 3 people. Rooms have WC's with wash basins and showers). Part of the Louvre Hotels Group. Premiere Classe

Quick restaurants – Quick Hotel (1 – 2 people, 3 – 4 people. Rooms have WC's with wash basins and showers. www.quickpalace.com

– Stars Hotels (19 hotels in France). www.starshotels.com

villages hotels – Villages Hotels. Most of the former hotels are now part of the BandB Hotel chain. The remaining Villages Hotelsare going to become ETAP hotels, part of the ACCOR chain (7 hotels). www.villages-hotel.com

Useful Outside links

FUAJ Youth Hostels. www.fuaj.org

In the Alps. www.fuaj-montagne.org

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