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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Bayeux Hotel Bayeux
- Bayeux Novotel
- Accor Bayeux