Warm and authentic Northern hospitality, conviviality and efficiency. Welcome to Catherine Rollion's hotel.
"We treat our customers as guests, genuinely and without any fuss, as we do here in the North."
Catherine chose the profession of hotelier, among other reasons,"for the love of contact, thoroughness in management and team leadership. But most of all,"to please customers and to meet their expectations," she adds. The Originals City, Hotel Le Gayant, Douai, located in northern France, is full of warmth, and Catherine takes particular care over the quality of the hospitality. This 3 star hotel in Nord Pas de Calais is practical first and foremost. The conviviality is based around efficiency at every stage, making customers feel at ease and facilitating their stay in Douai. The 43 rooms combine comfort, modernity and elegance for all guests. At Catherine's hotel, authenticity and simplicity are two core values.
The opening hours of the hotel:
- Monday to Friday: from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Saturday: from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Sunday: from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Outside of these hours, an automatic machine can be used to retrieve room cards.
Our customers can relax and unwind in a refined and warmly colourful setting: the 43 rooms for 1 to 4 people are essentially practical. Their contemporary styling is calming and encourages relaxation. The rooms have all the features you need for a comfortable stay. The facilitate and help to make stays for couples, friends, families and colleagues more pleasant.
- Room service
- Non smoking room
Located at the gateway to Douai, The Originals City, Hotel Le Gayant, Douai lets you enjoy this charming northern city.
In addition to its iconic bell tower, Douai is a friendly city full of surprises. On both sides of the Scarpe river, the city has retained its 18th century layout and buildings, despite being bombed in 1940. Douai has an aristocratic feel that is evoked by Balzac in The Quest of the Absolute (1834). The city has an intellectual and judicial heritage, with the Parliament of Flanders based here from 1714 until the Revolution. Do not miss the Musée de la Chartreuse.
The Louvre-Lens museum is just 20 minutes from Douai. This minimalist construction of steel and glass was the first satellite gallery of the famous Paris museum to open in 2012. In the Gallery of Time, a chronological presentation allows works from the same periods but different civilisations to be displayed together.
AN EXCURSION TO LILLE
Lille has many jewels, particularly the Musée des Beaux-Arts, or unusual places like the Tripostal or the Maisons Folie. The historic centre has been restored and you can stroll among the grand bourgeois homes of the 17th and 18th century, with their decorated gables and façades. Place Louise-de-Bettignies offers the finest examples. But the most iconic square remains Grand-Place. The Théâtre du Nord is housed in the Grand-Garde (1717). The centre of the square features the Column of the Goddess that symbolises Lille's heroic resistance during the siege of 1792. Not forgetting the Old Stock Exchange (1653).
ARRAS AND ITS SQUARESTake a stroll through Arras, 30 minutes from Douai, to discover a town that has City of Art and History status and many fine squares. The Grand Place was constructed in the 9th century to accommodate large markets and its architecture is unique in France. Take the rue de la Taillanderie to arrive at the Place des Héros, which pays tribute to the Arras soldiers who were executed during the second world war. The Place Victor Hugo is also a highlight and will captivate you with its octagonal form, its obelisk and fountain. An unbeatable view can be had from the Bell Tower, and the underground history of Arras is revealed at the Boves and Wellington Quarries.
What our customers say
It was a small problem with the room I receive. The receptionist directly finds a solution and gives me another room in comfort. Within 3 minutes and with a big smile everything was ok for me. I come regularly in Gayant Douai always with pleasure for the quiet situation and the great service they give.
"Friendly, clean, secure"
I enjoy the smiling personnel, quiet room, friendly service and cleanliness of the room
"On the road"
Very nice and warm welcome. Felt at home - would love to stay longer - maybe next time :)
nice room, clean and quite hospitable, big enough bathroom with shower