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
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.
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.