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“Above average rooms and an average restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Bayeux
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   117 Rue Saint Patrice | Rond Point de Vaucelles, 14400 Bayeux, France   |  
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Ranked #9 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
Chappell Hill, Texas
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“Above average rooms and an average restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This hotel is ideally located for a visit to Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches. On the north edge of town, yet close enough to walk in for your morning croissant, you'll be at the beaches in less than 30 minutes.

The rooms are larger than standard for European hotels and have tea kettles, hair dryers and a small fridge. The bathrooms are modern and efficient. There was no electric plug in our bathroom but my wife carries an extension cord for her curling iron since the majority of hotels seem to not have plugs near a mirror.

The wifi was sufficient for surfing the web and emailing but not for VOIP calls. For a small fee you can upgrade from the free service for faster connections. The TV has BBC for your english-speaking enjoyment. The free parking is a plus.

The restaurant is OK but there are several restaurants nearby (10-15 minute walk) that are much better. It was raining when we were here this trip so we chose to eat in. When in doubt, order an omelet and frites (french fries). The bar in the lobby offers espresso in the morning and breakfast is available in the restaurant.

We've stayed here before and will stay here next time. It's a consistently good value in a good location. We've never had a noise problem with this hotel despite it's proximity to a roundabout and a football stadium.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My husband and I used Bayeux as our base for exploring the D-Day Beach area (great choice). We were traveling by train, no car, and this hotel worked out great! It was an 8e cab ride from the train station to hotel. The hotel staff was wonderful, food in the hotel restaurant very good, nice bar area in lobby for night cap etc., and the grounds were lovely. Our room was a nice size as was the bathroom, very clean, with comfortable bed! It is about a 15-20 min walk to the center of town down a lovely, safe street. In the morning we'd walk to town and pick up wonderful bakery goods on the way with coffee for breakfast or sandwiches for lunch on the go. It was an easy walk back to hotel from town center after dinner and we always felt very safe.

Room Tip: Rooms on side overlooking pool/garden area very quite.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Bayeux is a sleepy little town with quaint houses, good restaurants, a beautiful cathedral and excellent access to the World War II historical beaches and museums. We spent three nights in this hotel while we explored the area. The hotel was clean, nicely decorated and had a friendly, helpful staff. The rooms were large and included a queen bed and a single pull out couch if needed. Each room also had a refrigerator and they gave you a bottle of regular water and a bottle of mineral water with gas. The hotel was very quiet and comfortable. There was a pool, a bar, and a dining room. Breakfast was a buffet with meats, eggs, fruit, croissants, french breads and more. The hotel was about a 15-20 minute easy walk into the town. The location of this hotel offered ready access to the major highways that led to all of the sights from history , in this area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I'm a tour guide and when I visit Bayeux I could choose to stay in more expensive and more "atmospheric" accommodation but am reluctant to do so as my Customers who do, are often disappointed with the quality and service.

This Novotel is great - the staff are friendly, rooms clean and quiet and a short healthy walk from the town centre !! I don't recommend dinner there.....it is by no means "haute cuisine" but breakfast is ok although I wouldn't pay 15 Euros for it...

But as a friendly, quiet and clean place to say I highly recommend it !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We (3 of us ) stayed there 2 nights.
Very friendly staff at reception.
Nice rooms(size,cleanliness)
Breakfast little higher then expected, but the buffet more then enough,lot of choise.
Didn't have dinner at the restaurant,but the menu was diversified.
Would stay there again for a visit to Bayeux and the D Day beaches and historic sides.
Must see the tapistry of Bayeux.
Driving distances are short and the town can be done on food.

Room Tip: All rooms are standard quality Novotel rooms, so you know it's going to be good. It's good...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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19 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights while we explored the area, which mainly involved visiting WW II sites, although we did spend a little time in Bayeux itself. It's a bit of a walk into the town of Bayeux, but certainly manageable. The biggest plusses to the hotel were that it was a good base for seeing the WW II sites, it had free parking and it had free wifi in the rooms and lobby. The downside is that breakfast was not included and was rather expensive - 15 Euro per person for what I considered a somewhat limited selection compared to some other breakfasts I've seen in European hotels. The room was fine. We had a double bed as well as a pull-out couch. We both like the room to be very cold for sleeping and surprisingly the air conditioner in this room was working and we could make it as cold as we liked (we don't often find this in Europe). The toilet was in a separate little room from the shower. The receptionist when we checked in was very helpful and gave us maps and information about the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed at this hotel last week for one night en route to Caen. As this was our second visit to this hotel we knew what to expect. This hotel is very convenient as far as location is concerned and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. The on site restaurant is very good as is the breakfast. I would not hesitate to book again. The outdoor pool is an added attraction.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 117 Rue Saint Patrice | Rond Point de Vaucelles, 14400 Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Bayeux 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Bayeux hotel is located between Caen and Cherbourg, 0.6 miles (1 km) from the famous tapestry, the old town and close to the landing beaches. It offers 77 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a bar, as well as 4 fully-equipped conference rooms for meetings and seminars. This hotel is perfect for both business travel and family vacations to Normandy. Facilities include car park, swimming pool and landscaped garden. ... more   less 
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