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“Simple and Clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel L'Univers
12, Quai Vendeuvre, Caen, France   |  
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Ranked #36 of 44 Hotels in Caen
San Diego, California
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11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Simple and Clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This hotel is located on "harbor" and has easy pay parking accross the street. The rooms were small but clean and the cost is reasonable. The front desk staff was freindly. The windows were new double pain glass and the rooms were acceptably quiet. Be advised there is no elevator and some rooms face the back side of the building (ask for street facing rooms).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Excellent Location, right next to the Harbour and the Bar's and Restaurant's. Rooms are ok, but extremely basic. Small Kettle and tea and Coffee in room.
Breakfast was 7Euro's which was half a Buagette and a Crousiant..choice of spreads, from small cheese, Jam, Honey and Nutella. Staff were very polite and friendly. NO LIFT in this hotel, so be prepared to lug your luggage.
The restaurant Attached to the Hotel is Very nice food and reasonable. Not sure what the Hotel rating is, but I would give it a 2 star.
One bit of Advice, if you stay over a Saturday night, you will have to move your car, as Sunday the car park is a market.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Over the past 10 years we have mainly stayed in 2 star hotels and L'Universe has to be one of the better ones.

From it's location overlooking the harbor to it's bright and sunny rooms with comfy beds crisp sheets and good size bathrooms it is very good value

We had a corner room which also has a single bed so perhaps it was bigger than the others.

Breakfast too is better than the usual fare of croissant, half a baguette and coffee as it also included juice, cereals, yogurts and fruit.

We extended our stay to 5 nights because it is so nice to finds such good digs for such reasonable price which enables us to enjoy more of the great foods on offer in the "eating street" just two blocks away.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

I was in Caen on a study-/businesstrip, and I stayed at hotel L'Univers for two weeks. This is a simple hotel with no extras, but if you really get what you pay for; the location is very good, the rooms ok and clean, and the staff are very helpful and nice and welcoming people. I will really recomend it - espesially if you are traveling on a limited budget.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

As in many other cities in France, the service in the hotel makes you forgive them some other things. Nikolas advised us everything we need and even exceeded our expectations in his hospitality and willing to communicate in good English. Seems we had the smallest room (203 if I am not mistaken), but with biggest bathroom (we've rechecked on evacuation plan). Everything was veeery simple, but clean and cosy, the price is fair. The street wasn't too noisy, hence I slept well for 2 nights we spent there, that is very important. WiFi worked well. Breakfast was tasty.

Important for drivers - parking is NOT private and can't be reserved. It is in front of the hotel, but public and between 3 and 10 pm it can be really hard to find a place. But you should just "hunt" it for 5-10 minutes and most probably somebody will leave. There are other parkings in 5 minutes: open near marina and also underground under chateau, but I don't know the price.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

We were quite satisfied with Hotel L'Univers. Typically small room, of course, but the bathroom was bigger than I expected (still small, but not terribly so), and quite modern and clean. Good friendly and helpful service at the front desk. Excellent location downtown. Recommended!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanside, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

The owner of this hotel is absolutely terrific. He goes out of his way to do anything he can to make your stay a positive experience. He recommends restaurants in the area and the location is centrally located to all attractions. Our only complaint was our room was over a Irish Pub & thus was very noisy until closing. The owner was more than happy to change our room. Also, please be aware that since this hotel is under new ownership, some of the rooms have been refurbished & others have not. Would definitely recommend that you request a refurbished room & one that is not over the "Pub". Also, keep in mind there are 4 floors and no elevator. All in all, we would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12, Quai Vendeuvre, Caen, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Caen
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 44 Hotels in Caen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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