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“Good location, very small room, not that friendly” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis Caen Centre Paul Doumer
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33 Rue de Bras | Centre Paul Doumer, 14000 Caen, France   |  
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Ranked #27 of 44 Hotels in Caen
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good location, very small room, not that friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The smallest Ibis room my partner and I have ever stayed in. The receptionist checked our passports when we arrived(Do they still have to do that? First time in a long time). she wasn`t terribly friendly and pointedly asked if we wanted one bed. When we got back home, lo and behold they hadn`t credited our Accor Points, the only Ibis on our trip not to do so. Does she have an agenda?

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed at the Ibis Caen - Paul Doumer which is ideally located for staying in the city. My stay was perfect and also that of my group. Plenty of night life and resturants with 5 mins walk from the hotel.

Being English, my only request would be to extend the continental breakfast offering to include some hot elements...eggs, bacon/ham etc.....

Would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a central location. Car Parking at €3-5 per night was very convenient. Overall it was a great stay at the Ibis.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very small rooms, but we were using the hotel to sleep and shower between days of sight-seeing and for that it did the job fine.
Our minibus didn't fit in the underground parking, but there was a public car park very nearby we were able to use which is free between 6pm-9am and very reasonable outside those times.
Within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and the picturesque parts of the town.
The staff spoke fluent English and were very helpful with information about parking and food.
Our room was on the street side but perfectly quiet with the window closed and pleasant street noise with it open (maybe too loud to sleep, but it was too chilly to have the window open at night!).
Overall recommended for travellers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a hotel that I would recommend as being good value for money and well placed in the centre of Caen. It has convenient underground parking - though not for mini bus over 1.9m height. Front rooms over the street are noisy at night, though the rooms overlooking the courtyard are very quiet. It is easy to find minor faults at any location, but overall I would say that this is a quality Ibis hotel with very friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Murray, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My friend and I enjoyed our stay at the Ibis in Caen. We arrived a day late, and our reservation was still honored. The hotel was close to many restaurants and stores. I especially liked the breakfast, which had some surprixing items, such as a dessert which is typical of Normandy, as well as a large choice of foods. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Athlone
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as was stranded in snow. What is it about franchise hotels. €80 a night plus breakfast. Rooms very tired bathrooms minuscule and crying out for a refit. So dull uninspiring and grey.

I asked for better room as IBIS "say" they have a "smooth stay guarantee " but the one I was shown was the same as above. Receptionist didn't really show much concern either way.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed one night at this Ibis. In France for one night only while on a Brittany Ferries special offer return trip between Portsmouth and Caen.

Hotel had everything we've come to expect from Ibis hotels. Location really is central and gives easy access to sights, shops etc. Friendly welcome, comfortable bed and reasonable choice of breakfast food.

Sleep quality affected by room temperature which was very hot. Turned the thermostat down but didn't really make any difference. Plug of bath/shower needed clearing - water very slow to run away, leaving soapy residue which made surface slippery.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Ibis Caen Centre Paul Doumer

Address: 33 Rue de Bras | Centre Paul Doumer, 14000 Caen, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Caen
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 44 Hotels in Caen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Caen Centre Paul Doumer 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Caen Centre Paul Doumer hotel is located in the city centre, 500 m from the Convention Centre, 800 m from the Abbaye aux Hommes and 1 km from the Exhibition Centre. Close to the theatre district, it has 58 rooms available for booking, including 2 for disabled guests. It offers a bar serving light meals and snacks 24/24, and Wifi wireless Internet access for guests on a business trip. There are restaurants close to the hotel, as well as public pay parking. ... more   less 
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