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Hotel de la Fontaine

26 rue de la Fontaine, 14000 Caen, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each to his own, but this is the perfect hotel for us. Plumb in the centre of town and stroll from the castle, inland port and all the bars and eating places, yet tucked away down a very quiet side road. Hosts Alexandra and Mohamed are possible the nicest and most helpful hoteliers in all France. We were worried about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We picked the hotel because of its price and location and it delivered on those but was pretty poor on almost everything else. The rooms were small and the beds uncomfortable, our room smelt of smoke extremely badly and after staying one night in the room all our clothes smelt as tho we were chain smokers.

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ufford, suffolk
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited with wife, warmly welcomed, really central location, friendly staff. Do not expect the Ritz as the hotel is a bit grubby, very dated and a little musty. Having said this, the other attributes far outweigh the problems. We would return any time.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights because of the location and cost, by the end we felt it was over priced. When we arrived the host was very friendly and helpful even helping with our luggage. We had a family room (2 adults, 2 teenagers) which were two rooms with the door in between open, but it worked fine. The... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Staff was beyond friendly and even let us check in early. The room had gone through a little bit of updating but it was in rough shape. The area was good and we found shopping and food nearby. It worked well for one night and was quite affordable.

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Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was shown to my room by the friendly staff. However the room was dreadful. It smelled of damp, the shower didn't work properly and the shower tray would not drain away quickly enough to prevent it from overflowing, the walls were dusty and the furniture was awful. The final straw for me though was the mould on one of... More 

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Naples, F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The owners were very accommodating. While the rooms are modest, they were very clean. We opted to have breakfast (not included in the room rate,) and they were generous with coffee refills and to go coffee (in Europe, most restaurants charge for EVERY cup.) The manager was quite helpful with local tips, including parking

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Lancashire
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The latest reviews reflect our findings with the Hotel de la Fontaine. Relatively clean but old decor, carpets, bathroom fittings and cooking odour. Clean sheets on the bed. Did not have breakfast there, so cannot comment. Tip: If you're following a Satnav to the Hotel, it will take you into what looks like a pedestrian area but follow the sign... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have to echo some of the other reviews here: great location, small but adequate rooms, and some of the friendliest hotel staff in France! We had a room on the street side, which got a little noisy probably because we were there over the 14 July national holiday. Rooms were clean and tidy. Bathroom grout does indeed need more... More 

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Denmark
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

One star for perfect location. Otherwise I had a dreadful experience. We had the quadrupple room. it is in the court yard. Don't book this room! Book two double rooms on the streetside in stead! Couldn't sleep for the mouldy smell in the room. Carpet was damp and there were mould stains on the wall. Smell of dinner hanging in... More 

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