Hotel Royal Picardie

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March, 2019

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Don’t arrive at this hotel on a Sunday! Especially in the middle of a storm!

We did, to find the power had gone off and there was no hot water until later that evening. Also, their restaurant is not open on a Sunday and it’s a good 20 minute walk into town. Not for us in a wind and rain storm! We had crisps and peanuts for dinner….

We had booked a couple of nights here in order to visit some of the sites from World War 1, and in particular the Somme battlefield. The town of Albert is ideally situated for that – it was right in the middle of the action! There are loads of museums (the one in Albert itself is excellent) and memorials to visit, including the one at Thiepval where my great uncle is commemorated.

The room was fine – clean, comfortable, but without frills. It was deserted (apart from us) on the Sunday night, mainly because no food was being served. There was only one other person in the hotel, who was acting as receptionist, barman – everything! On the second night, we had a very good meal in the hotel restaurant and only regretted that it hadn’t been open on both nights.

In summary, if you want to stay in this region and in Albert in particular, it’s ok, but there are other possibilities both in Albert and nearby. It’s a decent hotel – when the power is on and the restaurant is open!

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