Nice room, lovely bathroom with a walk in shower (no bath if that bothers you). Comfy bed and linen, tastefully decorated and the aircon worked very well in the summer heat.
Lots of nice restaurants around the marina all within 5 minutes walk from the hotel. I only ate in Le Grillion next door which was nice and great value.
Only a couple of slight glitches. They mention that there's a good selection of international channels on the tv. OK if you speak French as everything is subtitled apart from BBC World News.
The wi-fi was free but painfully slow. I speed tested it at under 0.25Mb/s so I ended up using my own phone as a hotspot as I have a worldwide free data plan.
The towels in the bathroom were quite small and not very good quality. Not much bigger than hand towels.
Breakfast buffet was nice though with a good selection of hot and cold food and nice coffee. The hotel and Caen did not seem to be very busy for mid July though. I was the only person having breakfast the first day although I did go down after 0900 both days.
The hotel has parking for €10 per day but I just parked on the street as it was free. I managed to park right outside although there are some bays marked payent but even these are free between 1900 and 0900 although there is a Sunday market so you will get towed if you park overnight on Saturday.
I might stay here again but the Ibis right next door is much cheaper although I guess not such nice rooms.
I did have reservations about using Caen as a base to explore Normandy but it was fine. Did not have enough time to explore the city as I was really there to see the D-Day stuff but the Abbeye looked impressive
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- Stay in the heart of Normandy in the city of William the Conqueror: the Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance, located in the city center, has 126 luxury rooms, renovated in 2009, including 24 Privilege Rooms and 4 suites, all with air conditioning. Our Atrium and 6458 sq. ft (600 m²) of modular conference rooms can be booked for receptions and seminars. Private paying car park. ... more less
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