This is our fourth visit to the Hotel Du Centre in Wimereux. The restaurant downstairs appears to be a mainstay of the Wimereux community and is popular among the locals, given its traditional French cuisine. Every time we have been there, the restaurant has been full of French clientele enjoying their meals at lunch or dinner time. It's great to see such a bustling local spot!
Old world friendliness
Jean-Marc is the proprietor of the Hotel du Centre. He’s a lovely man. Polite and friendly with a good knowledge of the English language, which is great for those of us who speak little more than our mother tongue!
Hotel du Centre, an everyday hotel
If you are looking for a modern and luxurious hotel, Hotel du Centre may not be the right choice for you. However, if you prefer a hotel with an old-world charm and character, then this hotel might be perfect for you. Although it may need some updates and refurbishments, the rooms are clean and tidy, with comfortable beds and small, yet well-equipped bathrooms. The hotel also provides free parking at the back of the building, away from the main road, and a peaceful environment. Additionally, free internet access is available to guests, and a continental breakfast can be provided upon request for an extra fee.
Short stay convenience in Wimereux
Hotel du Centre is a great option for a short trip or a 4-5 day stay by the sea. However, it may not be the most impressive choice for a romantic getaway or for spending a lot of time in your room. It's ideal for those who want to leave their car and explore the streets of this small town in Northern France, which is just a few minutes walk from the beach.
In the centre of it all
Just across the street, you’ll find a couple of decent bakeries like the very good Au P’tit Pâtissier with the freshest bread you’re likely to taste anywhere, cooked right on the premises. As well as a wonderful deli up the street that sells some fabulous selections of wine at greatly reduced prices, and a host of pungent flavourful cheeses.
Breakfast at Hotel Du Centre, Wimereux
Hotel Du Centre's breakfast is disappointing. We recommend finding another place to enjoy your morning meal, as the hotel's breakfast only includes plain bread, processed meat, and cheese. The coffee is average at best and the seating consists of outdated Tupperware chairs from the 1970s.
However, Hotel Du Centre is perfectly located in the city centre. If you're searching for a budget-friendly and comfortable hotel, just 35 minutes away from Carrefour shopping, 20 minutes from wine warehouses, and the Eurotunnel Terminal, Jean-Marc's hotel near the sea might be a better option to consider.
How to get to the Hotel du Centre
If you are driving then I suggest via the Eurotunnel. It's about a 40-minute drive from Calais to Wimereux and pretty much a direct route via E402 – A16 then turning off at Wimille and following the signs for the town centre.
Hotel du Centre
78 rue Carnot
Tel: +33 (0)3 21 32 41 08
For more information visit the Centre Hotel website