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“Without doubt the best hotel in Bayeux” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Ghent, Belgium
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“Without doubt the best hotel in Bayeux”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Small (28 rooms) friendly luxurious hotel. Anyone looking for a stylish, boutique hotel which combines the latter with old fashioned charm and care should choose this hotel.
An excellent location: in a quiet pedestrian, park area, in the center of town, a few steps from everything. An iron gate closed private parking and …completely free.
Our room had a separate large sitting room, a private bathroom with a marble floor, bathrobes and slippers. Everything was new and meticulously clean. Technologically modern. The pick of the bunch.
A breakfast buffet with fresh pastries, cheese, meat, fruit, fruit juices, coffee or tea was served each morning in the dining room. If you want eggs: no problem. they make them on the spot according to your wishes. The two ladies make you feel as if you are a guest in their home.
If you want a beer, whisky, cognac, calvados, champagne, coffee or…, you can savor it in the empire-style bar before or after dining in the nearby restaurants.
Multilingual friendly, attentive, professional, helpful staff, providing a comfortable atmosphere for the guests. No hassle. As they say in France : pas de chici.
We would definitely stay there again
One last advice for those who want to book. Websites like "Booking.com" write on their website that the hotel is sold out and ask you to change your data. Do not lose your time, because the hotel is closed from 1 December 2012 to 1 March 2013.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Beautiful hotel, we had a suite which accomodated 2 adults and 2 children. Beautiful view if the cathedral. Location was perfect for walking to tapestry, dday museum, cathedral, town and dday beach tours. We walked from the train station, easy 10min walk. Service was friendly, very good suggestions for dinner and made reservations for us. We had drinks in the bar, and delicious breakfast. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: 3rd floor cathedral view room, have a nice balcony and fantastic view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We just stayed put. We had a rental car and saw all we needed to see daily and returned to this great little hotel and city. It's a new hotel but still has charm? Great local restaurants. You can walk anyplace in town but definitely need a car or tour guide to tour Normandi

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Had the greatest time in Bayeux staying at Villa Lara. View of the church from the bed, unbelievable service. Yuri & Morganna are the best! Great fitness room and every recommendation by the staff was great. Warm fire in the fireplace in the library on cold nights. Stay there!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

In Bayeux, this is the place to stay. In fact, if you are planning to use a nearby town or city as a base for touring the area, you may want to consider changing the loaction to Bayeux. The rooms are spacious and well decorated, the location is perfect and everyone at the hotel is kind and helpful. Emails are answered quickly. I suggest that you book early for the high season and if you want to go to Mt. St. Michel ask to be placed on the van list when you make your reservation. By the way, there is a fitness center which I did not see. But I can say that breakfast is very good.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a view of the cathedral and our request was honored.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Fabulous! We stayed at this hotel briefly in September and were overwhelmed by the ambience of the hotel as well as the service, knowledge and courtesy of the staff. The hotel is positioned centrally in Bayeux and has a secure car park. The Bayeux Tapestry Museum is a stone's throw away, the Cathedral is within easy walking distance as are all the shops and restaurants. When we returned recently for four days we were delighted to be able to book in at The Villa Lara. Anyone looking for a stylish boutique hotel which combines the latter with old fashioned charm and care should choose this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

This is a beautiful, centrally located, modern hotel. The room #203 was large and had all the amenities anyone could ask for. The breakfast was good, fresh eggs made to order and the coffee strong. It has a small bar and comfortable lounge where you can have a drink and use the free wifi. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again in the future. It is located within walking distance to local shopping and museums and restuarants. The staff spoke English and were very helpful to two non-French speaking Americans.

  • Stayed November 2012
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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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