The tranquil countryside. A warm welcome. A friendly approach. Welcome to Anthony Espardellier's hotel
“The pleasure of meeting new people and taking the time to treat each guest as an individual.”
Anthony left his Parisian newsagent business in 2005 to start a new life as a countryside hotelier in Anet, Eure-et-Loir. This new beginning was like another world in comparison with his busy Paris job, but he approaches his new role with the same philosophy, enjoying “the everyday pleasure of customer interaction”. The Originals Access, Hotel La Dousseine, Dreux North, welcomes both business travellers and tourists who come to explore the area’s charms. Here in the greenery of a large park you’ll find 20 quiet and comfortable bedrooms which have been recently updated, helpful staff and an establishment with a family feel. The hotel, its owner and his team are all as lovely as each other.
The 20 bedrooms at The Originals Access, Hotel La Dousseine, Dreux North are spread between two floors and have all recently been given an update. They are comfortable and well-equipped with everything you could need during your stay as well as lovely views of the hotel garden. All rooms are fitted with blackout blinds, which guests who prefer to sleep in total darkness will appreciate. Mobility-impaired guests will also find ground floor rooms to meet their needs.
- Room service
- Cable and/or satellite television
The breakfast room has large bay windows, long benches, individual tables and an ambience somewhere between that of an American motel and a French bistro. Each morning a sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is served here. The fare is simple but there is a wide choice available. You can also enjoy the café bar with its terrace overlooking the garden. The Originals Access, Hotel La Dousseine, Dreux North offers guesthouse-style evening meals from Monday to Thursday. Feel free to ask at reception for advice about local restaurants worth a visit.
The Originals Access, Hotel La Dousseine, Dreux North is in the heart of the countryside and makes a lovely quiet place to stop off if you’re travelling through Eure-et-Loir. It’s perfect for business or tourist trips to this region near Île-de-France and Normandy.
FITNESS AND ACTIVITIESThere is a small fitness area on the ground floor. The free equipment available includes a rowing machine, a cross trainer, an exercise bike, a treadmill, weights, skipping ropes and a table tennis table.
ANETThis small town in Eure-et-Loir is mainly known for its chateau on which work began in 1547 so it could be used by King Henry II’s mistress Diane de Poitiers. Today, all that remains is the west wing modified in the seventeenth century (the two other sections of the building were destroyed during the Revolution), the entrance gate with its clock featuring a deer surrounding by four braying dogs, and the chapel. With its dome covered in trompe-l’œil boxes, this is a real architectural gem of the French Renaissance. To the left of the chateau, a funeral chapel holds Diane de Poitiers’ remains.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYFor the curious: the comb museum in Esy-sur-Eure; the wind instrument museum in La Couture-Boussey. For sports lovers: Robert Hersant golf course and La Vaucouleurs golf course 30 minutes from the hotel, canoe trips along the River Eure, hire a bike to explore the Forest of Dreux. For hikers: take the GR22 to follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims who took this route to travel from Notre-Dame in Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel, hire a segway to explore the local area. For artists: Claude Monet’s unmissable garden at Giverny.
What our customers say
Pleasant and quiet environment with comfortable room clean fresh bedding after a long voyage from Uk to south of france
We very much enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It appears to be a family-run business and we wish them great success. The only comment we would make and its certainly not a complaint is that there was no powerpoint in the bathroom.
"Very nice stay"
The hotel is in a lovely setting on the edge of Anet. The garden is nice our dog enjoyed having a run around and stretching his legs after a long journey. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was nicely located next to the garden. Parking was plentiful. Breakfast was very tasty and varied set us up well for our onward journey. ( glad that we did not take our dog with us as he would have been after the cat ). It would be good to have an evening meal available bit of a shame to have to get back in the car to find food after a long journey the walk to town was a bit to far on rather a fast road part of it without pavements. Over all we really enjoyed our stay. Was thinking about staying on our way back home in October but the is no availability on Booking.com I wonder if you are closed for the winter!
The Originals Access, Hotel La Dousseine, Dreux North provides a large room ideal for meetings and other business events. It contains a flip chart, a wall-mounted screen and a video projector. Visitors are sure to enjoy these quiet and modern premises surrounded by green parkland. The hotel team is only too happy to help with any questions or specific needs you may have.