The Good Digs Guide

Discussion in 'Europe' started by MarkN, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. WesF

    WesF Been here awhile

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    I can only recommend Airbnb in Europe (& the USA) because it's all l stay at...............Also, it's easy to navigate to the exact city area or town that you want to stay at.............you will obviously ask the owner if your bike will be safe.
    ie; Berlin alone has 11,700+ listings to choose from....http://airbnbvsberlin.com/ using the facilities tool you find out which have parking https://www.airbnb.com/s/Berlin--Germany

    But also there's http://www.motor-hotels.eu/search.php?lang=en
    & http://www.bikersarewelcome.com/biker-friendly-accommodation-c2.html
    & http://www.bike-stay.net/europe/index.html
    & https://www.beds4bikers.com/

    Isn't Google just a wonderful tool.........................................
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  2. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    Near Boulogne, Pas de Calais, Wierre Effroy (yes, it is a real place) La Ferme du Verte https://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/la-ferme-du-vert.en-gb.html
    I remember when this place opened, many years ago. Just a B&B/Ch'H then. Very quiet setting and great views and calm garden.
    Rooms vary, available covering a range of prices. Food is very good, but in an area like the environs of Boulogne, the competition is fierce, and I think other places just shade it, but not by much. But they do make their own cheeses in the local style.
    It has grown and developed over the years, and now has a selection of rooms and a decent restaurant. When we dined there last, a couple of weeks ago, they were entertaining an international group of Morgan sports car drivers in the conference suite. So there is that facility too.
  3. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    Same trip, re-accquainted myself with La Hostillerie de la Riviere, after a 25 year hiatus.* http://www.lhostelleriedelariviere.fr/
    Down a small closed off street just outside the bustle of Boulogne, very quiet when we were there. Off street parking behind for guests.

    Over the years, Papa has retired and the place is now run by the son, the chef, with his wife as front of house. And very well they do it too. As with many good restaurants they have adapted to the tighter purse strings of their guests. You can look at the full time carte on the website.
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday lunchtimes, they open up the bistro Filedo. As usual with excellent establishments, a very good value fixed price set meal. €23 for a three course meal, which of course includes all taxes and tips. And an extra, an amuse bouche.
    Everything was excellent. My starter of heritage tomatoes was superb. I just had a beer, but wine by the glass is readily available (and of course by the bottle full).
    And to top it all, the ambience is warm and friendly, and professional.

    A small suite of rooms is available. At €110 for two people - twin or double - for the quality, I thought it excellent value.
    Although the website doesn't appear to have an English translation, each member of the very professional staff spoke English (which caused a frisson with my French speaking partner... )

    *the reason I hadn't visited for so long, is the restaurant providing the best tasting food in all the world IMO was at the other end of Boulogne in Wimereux. Sadly, L'Epicure closed when Phillipe and Virgine retired at the beginning of the year. End of an era, and the end of their beautiful food.

    Can't remember if they have a Michelin star or a Bib recommendation.
  4. grip-wolrd

    grip-wolrd Adventurer

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    I can highly recommend a hotel if you are in the Schrwarzwald / Black Forest area in Germany.

    Hotel Die Halde.

    Wonderful place with excellent food, has a spa if you'd like and some of the best roads in the area to get to it!
  5. guitarman

    guitarman What funny accent ?

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    If it's not been mentioned already, a place about 60k from Santander and Bilbao. Very handy for the ferries.

    The roads are wonderful and, once out of Bilbao or Santander, not at all busy.

    It's a popular place with bikers. The last time I was there a group of Harley riders were staying and reportedly drank them out of beer!

    http://www.casazalama.es/en/ http://www.casazalama.es/en/
  6. guitarman

    guitarman What funny accent ?

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    This hotel in Troyes has secure parking, not too expensive and is a few minutes walk from the old town. I stay there on my way to see my daughter in Switzerland.

    https://www.hotelducirque.com