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Villa Lara Hotel
6, Place du Quebec, 14400 Bayeux, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
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“Fantastic stay at Villa Lara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I don't know if I can say enough good things about this hotel. We had a rental car and made a last minute decision to find a room in Bayeux. I had remembered this hotel from Tripadvisor so we decided to see if they had an available room for the night. They had a junior suite at a very reasonable price (off season). It was lovely. We immediately decided to stay a second night and ultimately decided to stay a third night. The hotel is new so everything is still very clean and fresh. Our room was very large with a sitting room that looked out over the canal and the Cathedral - really beautiful view. The bed was incredibly comfortable. We had fluffy robes and slippers, and free beverages (water and coke) from the mini bar. The bathroom was beautiful with a walk in shower and separate tub and marble finishings. We have stayed in many five star hotels and this hotel compares to them. The staff was wonderful. They made wonderful recommendations for dinner and were very kind and helpful overall. The breakfast was lovely. The location was perfect for exploring Normandy and its sites. The D-Day beaches were close by and Mont St. Michel was an easy day trip. Bayeux is absolutely wonderful. A beautiful, historic little city with a beautiful Cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a very good D-Day museum. There are also wonderful shops and we had great dining experiences each night. We would definitely return to this hotel and recommend it highly to others.

Room Tip: Loved the Junior Suite but also visited a king room and it was very nice. I think almost all the ro...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I like nice, upscale hotels, and this was by far the best hotel I've stayed at in Europe. We were offered a free upgrade to a junior suite (the hotel was not crowded on the November weekend of our visit). Had I known the suite had such a breathtaking view and sitting room, I'd have reserved it in the first place. From our glass-enclosed sitting room we could see the beautiful cathedral of Bayeux, which is bathed in light at night. The proprietor is friendly and helpful, tending to all our needs. The bar is a cozy place for a drink after sightseeing. Everything seemed quite reasonable as well (although we had just come from Paris, where the prices were sky-high).

Room Tip: Splurge on a suite with a view of the cathedral. It's well worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a great hotel. Comfortable beds and big rooms. Service is attentive and friendly, breakfast is complete and of decent quality. Place is new and modern. Best In Normandy! A bit pricy. You'll enjoy it.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We spent the weekend in Bayeux, to do DDAY tour and see the area. This hotel made the weekend...it is a destination, we would go back just to stay at the hotel! The owners thought of everything in the room...I have traveled alot and like to stay at nice hotels,, Ritz's, Four Seasons, this hotel is truly 1 of the best. The Owner mets us upon arrival and she treated us like friends & family..they named the hotel after their daughter, Lara, the also own the Churchill next to the hotel. The town of Bayeux is lovely and we hope to return again, next fall. Thank You, Villa Lara, we hated leaving...look forward to seeing you next fall, Rima...next year I will get the dates correct for the Mont! Thank You

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A true luxury experience. Very clean, quiet and new. Don't miss having a glass of champagne in the bar, its a great place to start the evening in this beautiful town. Hotel is a little hard to find, its down what looks like a pedestrian walkway, but other than that the rooms and ambiance are perfect for couples.

The hotel is only steps from restaurants and small shops, and a great location to take a Normandy tour, since the one we took started right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

There is no other hotel experience we have had that comes close to the extraordinary visit with the lovely owners and staff of Villa Lara.
Rima Herbert and her husband are charming and have an eye for detail and Yuri-the most gracious fellow at the front desk treated us like royalty - helped us when our car battery failed because i forgot to shut off the day time running lights
They guided us to great restaurants - appropriate destinations to visit in the area- how to get to places - when the time is best-etc
The room was beautiful - service perfect and comfortable-not too distant
The four nights were lovely and these folks could not do more for us and it felt like home-maybe better??
As we drove away I uttered to myself -"Bye Mommy and Daddy"

You MUST go to stay with these people and experience the best hospitality in France!

Room Tip: ask for Rima
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The Villa Lara hotel is a beautiful new hotel in the middle of Bayeux, right next to the Churchill Hotel and just off of the main commercial street. Just five minutes from the tapestry museum and well located to explore WWII beaches.

Rooms are large and impeccably clean, well appointed in a classic (yet updated) manner. Ours (classic double) opened onto a beautiful view of the cathedral. The bathroom was enormous by European standards, with a separate shower and bath. Clean, comfortable, just a wonderful place to stay.

The staff were equally great, very helpful and accommodating. Lovely stay, very reasonably priced -- I would definitely stay again, we stayed only two nights and were sad to leave.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 6, Place du Quebec, 14400 Bayeux, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Lara is a 4 star boutique hotel situated in the heart of the historical center of Bayeux and a few steps away from the famous tapestry. Its 28 rooms, ranging from 30 to 50 square meters, all offer a view of the 11th century cathedral. These rooms have been decorated without pretention but with all the French elegance and comfort of a luxury hotel. ... more   less 
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