A very attractive old coaching hotel that has been welcoming travellers for centuries, and yet it is more.It is completely French but a part of world history. It has a down to earth elegance and faded glamour.Bayeux was the first town in France to be liberated during the second World War and everybody who was anybody stayed at the Lion D'Or and loved it. Lauren Bacall, Kennedys, Eisenhower and Tom Hanks to name a few. Our suite was 3rd floor (no lift- That is VERY good exercise) slightly tatty round the edges but clean and comfortable.
Service, when it comes, is efficient and friendly.You may have to wait 10 minutes for your gin and tonic, but when it comes it is huge , and what is 10 minutes in rhe scale of world history.
The restaurant will not set the world on fire, but good enough.
Can't wait to go back.
- Also Known As:
- Le Lion d`Or Hotel
- Le Lion d`Or Hotel Bayeux
- Le Lion d Or
- Le Lion d Or Bayeux
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Normandy, at the heart of the Calvados department, the Lion d’Or Hotel welcomes guests in Bayeux’s city centre, in a former 18th-century coaching inn.This warm and friendly hotel, an unmissable place to stay in Bayeux, thanks to its unique historic setting in the former Second World War English press headquarters, is located two steps from the famous Tapestry Museum and near the landing beaches.Why not make the most of the opportunity to discover Normandy’s touristic treasures, and spend an enjoyable and comfortable stay in the heart of Bayeux, near Caen? Le Lion d’Or Hotel is looking forward to welcoming you with its 28 charming rooms as well as a gastronomic restaurant.The restaurant has a range of specialty dishes inspired by traditional Norman Bocage cuisine, a cuisine that is both creative and generous. ... more less
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