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“attractive place to break up your journey” 4 of 5 stars
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Auberge de L'Abbaye
12 Place guillaume le conquerant, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Le Bec-Hellouin
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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“attractive place to break up your journey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a real surprise as we didn't really do any research before booking. The village is charming the hotel is modern and updated in a boutique style. Unfortunately during out stay the Wifi was down but i managed to survive that.
The restaurant is lovely and good value.
The staff are friendly but do prefer that you make the effort to communicate in French, which is understandable as we were in france.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here in late June 2013 on our way from the Normandy beaches back to Paris. We found the staff friendly, the accommodations comfortable, and the outdoor garden a charming spot for a cocktail before eating at the excellent restaurant attached to the hotel. Unfortunately, we were in a hurry and couldn't stay longer to explore the quaint village and abbey.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our second visit to this hotel and it was clear that there had been changes. The hotel was much smarter than on our first trip and the restaurant was impressive. The overall charm has been retained and it would be hard to fault the setting and surroundings. Inside, the rooms are now at a good standard although the bathrooms in some could do with an update - I got the impression that work was scheduled. The inner courtyard provided a quiet and sunny spot for a beer after a long journey and the restaurant, good on our previous visit, was superb. The presentation of the food was lovely and, most important, it tasted every bit as good as it looked. Overall, a very pleasant night stop and I suspect a very nice base for a few days exploring.

Room Tip: Some rooms appear to be awaiting modernisation but are perfectly good. To be sure, opt for a premium...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barnet
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We booked this on the strength of the Tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. The place is charming, with some modern touches overlaying a lovely old property. Warm welcome and friendly staff. The rooms are comfortable and clean, with vintage furniture. Our bathroom had a superb modern shower. The food is excellent - a bit "Nouvelle" with very cheffy presentation but the quality is high. There is a courtyard which looks like an ideal place to sit with a drink on a summer evening - a pity we were there in February ;-(

The Auberge is right in the centre of the pretty and historic village, a short stroll from the Abbey. The hotel doesn't have its own car park, but there are a number of free parking spaces just across the road outside.

Not super-luxurious but we loved it and rate it excellent for its overall charm and quality. Recommended for a stop-over. Possibly the only thing we could complain about was that there wasn't a complementary bottle of water in the room.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed 1 night to break our journey. Beautiful tranquil half timbered village with impressive abbey.
Had superior room at rear of courtyard - spacious and well equipped.
Dinner (we booked half board) was first class - limited choice but excellent quality and presentation. Breakfast simple but again very good.
Staff were friendly and helpful (their english limited but better than my french!)
Would recommend as a peaceful stop-over, a base for a short visit to the area or just as somewhere well worth visiting just for the food.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed overnight to break up our journey from London in the hope of visiting a pretty French village, having a lovely meal and getting a good night sleep. So far so good. The Hotel is attractively presented and the check in was smooth enough. The area of Le Bec-Hellouin is dominated by an impressive and picturesque Abbey. Our early evening walk through the Abbey made a tremendous memory and provided an outstanding photo opportunity.
Possibly our experience would have been very different if we were not traveling with a 2 year old who may well have gone to sleep at 7.45 as per normal, had the walls been thick enough to disguise the outrageous free-form French shouting festival from the room next door, which they weren't. Who knew an angry couple could bellow so loud and for so long. Compounding the issues raised by high volume shouting came the thudding on walls from neighboring rooms. Baby quickly lost his sleep mojo and as a result, our booking for 8 pm in the downstairs restaurant was in jeopardy. We decided that mummy would stay with baby until he fell asleep while I would wait in the restaurant. Unfortunately this wait extended to one and a half hours, spent sitting alone in a half full restaurant observing the goings on around me. Firstly, the lighting is not good, way too bright, but mostly my impression of this experience and in consideration of my familiarity with hospitality, I can only observe that leaving a single customer sitting alone for one and a half hours without the offer of so much as a bread roll goes to the heart of the hospitality argument. After an hour and half I approached our hostess to suggest we cancel the booking and request that I take a bottle of wine back to the room. Her reply was 'Non possible', which I thought was unreasonably unaccommodating, as was the absence of any recommendation for any food, knowing as she did that we had a restless child in the room. My dream of returning to the room with a sandwich and a bottle of wine for long suffering mum was clearly ‘impossible.’ An inhospitability first, anywhere in the world, in my experience of staying in Hotels.
At this point mummy arrived in the restaurant, and our hostess vacillated over even allowing us to eat, being by now 9.30 and seemingly too late for the kitchen. The meal that followed - a nine course tasting menu - made me reflect on more than one occasion that had there been a fast food joint in the town, our culinary interest would have stood a better chance of being impressed. Almost every item was overdone. The atmosphere was grim. The experience was disappointing on many levels. When we left the following morning and reflected on the £250 cost of our room and dinner, I found it difficult to see how anyone working in a hospitality business could happily take £250 off the same very hungry restaurant guest they happily left sitting alone for an hour and a half without the offer of so much as a bread roll. Not a visit I look back on with fondness, or would recommend under the present management.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Travelers are raving about these Le Bec-Hellouin hotels

Boston, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
105 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

The village of Le Bec-Hellouin is a sleepy, but charming hamlet based around an important abbey that was established as early as the 13th century. The village and abbey itself is worth a visit. The only accommodations in town is this small auberge that is situated on the pretty main road through town across from a nice patch of grass and old church.

This was a return trip after being away for 18 years and fortunately the village didn't change but unfortunately to my taste the auberge did. It is a nice place and totally acceptable, but it had been updated and expanded and lacked the warmth of an old roadside auberge. It seems that they tried to modern it up, but it never gets there. The rooms are comfortable but not cozy. The kitchen also seems to have moved away from an old-fashioned french kitchen to a more nouvelle-style in their presentation and portion size. Again, its good but it misses the mark.

Perhaps the worse part was the lack of attentive service. Not unfriendly, just not service minded. Probably would try to find someplace in another village next time and just come to Le Bec Hellouin to listen to vespers (6pm) at the Abbey -- worth a visit

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Place guillaume le conquerant, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Eure > Le Bec-Hellouin
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Le Bec-Hellouin
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Number of rooms: 12
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