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“A good base to explore Normandy.” 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
UK
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15 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A good base to explore Normandy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I can normally be quite scathing of Novotel. But we had a good stay here.

I paid about £70.00 per night for a superior room and I booked through the Accor hotels website. The room was fine and the staff where helpful, good English was spoken by all the staff we encountered. I think this is down to the Normandy area having a lot of Brit and US visitors.

The Breakfast was okay and was 15.00 Euros per adult. You could also choose to have an "express" breakfast in the bar area for 8 Euros per adult. I will say no more on the food prices!

The hotel is in a good location for most needs; it is situated on the edge of a large roundabout (traffic circle for you guys across the pond) and will take you about 15/30 minutes to walk in to the town centre depending on your fitness. The town is a pretty place and does get a lot of visitor due to the Bayeux tapestry and the D-Day sites. For those needing a supermarket to fill up the car or get supplies from - Bayeux has large ELeclerc and Carrefour hypermarkets to name a few for your convenience, the ELeclerc is next to the British war cemetery.

This hotel provided what we needed for our stay in the Bayeux/Normandy area. Most of the guests I would say were older Americans on organised tours and us keeping the "British stiff upper lip" going to ensure the place didn't end up like a Wild West saloon bar (only kidding). We only had three days in Normandy so this central location was really a good base for a small family. You can be in Carentan or Caen in 30 min. Omaha, Pont du Hoc are 20 min by car and Utah beach which is beautiful is just a bit further; all the Brit Invasion beaches and D-Day objectives are about 10 to 30 min by car.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Westchester, NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Nice hotel with average rooms at the edge of downtown Bayeux. While walk to restaurants, Cathedral and shopping is certainly within reach, it is about 1/2 mile or more. The walk is flat, but if one has ambulatory issues, it it is probably too far. The pool at the hotel looks nice, but it was too cool to take advantage of it during our stay. The bar in the lobby is okay as is the restaurant.

Room Tip: walk to British cemetery nearby
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chappell Hill, Texas
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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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Houston, Texas
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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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296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 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
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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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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*
Number of rooms: 77
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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