Detective Hotel

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in Étretat
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Run by a former detective with an impressive moustache, this establishment was inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Each of the 14 charming rooms bears the name of a fictional gumshoe whose time and place have inspired the decor. In some, the first mystery you’ll face is how to find the secret door to the hidden bathroom. Utterly original.

Among the rooms are Tintin, Charlie's Angels, John Steed and an Emma Peel room: take your pick.

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Quick description

Situated in the city centre of Etretat, the Detective Hotel has a unique decor, which gives tribute to famous detectives around the world and it is 250 metres from the beach. Each room is individually decorated to represent a different detective’s story and character. All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms and a TV. There is a private garden, a tearoom and a library so guests can relax and enjoy a drink. Free Wi-Fi is available. The Hotel Detective is close to the shops and restaurants. The Detective Hotel benefits from a privileged location from which guests can discover the picturesque Normandy region, the Bridge of Normandy, and the D-day Beaches.

Important information

Please inform Detective Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. Please note that the hotel has no lift and some rooms are located on the third floor. Please note that check-in is not possible from 12:30 to 15:00 as the reception is closed at this time. Extra beds and baby cots are available on request.


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • 24-hour security
  • Bridal suite
  • Garden
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Walking tours
  • Hiking
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Windsurfing
  • Wifi
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Terrace
  • Internet services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • First aid kit available
  • Security alarm
  • Casino
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Canoeing
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Games room
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Children's playground
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Indoor play area
  • Library
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Family rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Tennis court
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Free WiFi available