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Le Cercle de Malines

Chic boutique hotel in the heart of Calais

Relaxation and sophistication characterise this beautifully renovated boutique bed and breakfast in a chic mansion in the heart of Calais.

With four double rooms, one family suite and spa treatments onsite, this is the perfect weekend getaway.Come and enjoy the elegant interiors and relaxed breakfasts and then unwind with a massage. Alternatively, use the Le Cercle de Malines as a base while exploring the hidden treasures of Calais and the Opal Coast.

This is a chic couple’s getaway

Perfect for a weekend away, couples come here to unwind and relax as they enjoy all the Opal Coast has to offer at their own pace.

With a family suite, it’s also a great base for exploring the best of Pas-de-Calais with your children.

Boutique hotel with a history of style

Built in 1884, this elegant mansion was once the home of Calais’ famous lacemakers. The exterior of the three-storey building has been beautifully preserved to reflect a period when Calais was the fashion capital of France.

You’ll be greeted like a member of a very exclusive French family the moment you step through the doors. The refined style is reflected throughout the building, with the high ceilings ornately decorated with delicate mouldings in keeping with the period.

Venture in a little further, and you will see that those original features are paired with unique Art Deco furniture and artwork from the 1920s onwards.

Chic boutique hotel in the heart of Calais
This is a chic couple’s getaway
Boutique hotel with a history of style

Enjoy the grounds at your own pace

Huge bifold doors at the back of the house lead into the extensive garden. In warmer months, you can bask in the morning sun as you enjoy a leisurely French breakfast on the veranda.

This is a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the bustling town. Bordered by overhanging willows, planted beds and tall evergreens, the garden is also the perfect place to escape with a book or relax with a glass of Burgundy wine while watching the stars.

In cooler months, the garden can be enjoyed from the warmth of the cosy garden room. This relaxed space has a funky feel, with bare bricks, relaxed Acapulco chairs, vintage advertising signs and even a retro table football table.

Details in every room add a touch of class

The ensuite rooms are simple and stylish, with brilliant white walls that encourage the light to flood in.

Look for the ornate French vanity unit in the Rachel room; it is complete with a marble top and ornate mirror. Those who stay in the Leavers room can sink into the deep roll-top bathtub and unwind after their day of activities.

Meanwhile, the Guipure room offers guests a little added luxury with its double sinks, jacuzzi bath and elaborate tiling. Families here for a seaside break aren’t left out either, as the larger suite provides a double room with an adjoining twin room decorated with the same clean elegance as the rest of the house.

Spa facilities in the comfort of your hotel room

To make this the ultimate weekend away for couples, the spa is a must. Qualified masseurs are on hand to provide invigorating or relaxing treatments and dedicated back massages, all within the comfort of your hotel room.

It’s the perfect way to unwind after a busy day. Alternatively, you can build your stay around the spa treatments, and you may never want to leave the luxury of this gorgeous bed and breakfast.

Places to visit… 

Calais boasts some great shopping areas. You can also enjoy the culinary delights of the region in the family-run restaurants peppered throughout the town for great traditional French food. The classy Grand Théâtre de Calais is a short walk from Le Cercle de Malines, as is the International City of Lace and Fashion. Of course, no seaside break to Calais would be complete without a visit to the shore to feel the sea breeze on your face.  

Plan your visit Le Cercle de Malines,

With bed and breakfast rates starting at €88 this is a great cheap romantic getaway. Additional beds for children can be placed in the rooms for a small additional fee. Massage treatments start at €30 for 30 minutes and should be booked in advance.  

Find out more about the region and book your stay.

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How to get to Le Cercle de Malines

Le Cercle de Malines, 12 rue de Mechelen, 62100 Calais.
By car: A secure paid car park is located 500m from the mansion. 
By train: Calais railway station is a short walk from Le Cercle de Malines
By ferry: The ferry terminal is barely 15 minutes away