We wanted to stay in the centre of Caen so chose this hotel as part of a ferry package and were not disappointed. We had a room in 'the tower' which overlooked the castle and street and the room was a good size for Europe and was spotless and light and airy and if you want a larger room, dont book in a historic converted building! The staff were welcoming and great hosts and although French is not our first language, the receptionist appreciated our efforts and spoke in English when we did not undertsnad without patronising. She explained the local amenities hotel and showed us to the tower (sounds more ominous than it was!). The restaurant was expensive but worth every penny and again the hosts were helpful with menus and the food was excellent. As for location, we were not disappointed. Opposite the castle, central to the cathedrals (10-15 minute walk) and the Peace Museum was about a 30 minuyte walk even though we were advised it was longer. Also central to shops and most importantly a couple of excellent patisseries. We only discovered on the last night that there is a fantastic selection of restaurants very near (from the hotel walk past the front of the castle to other side and take the second left) Its like a theme park interpretation of France but authentic. Overall we were completely satisfied with the hotel and would thoroughly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the very heart of the city of William the Conqueror, you will be charmed by the warm atmosphere of this former priory. The hotel is well appointed place to discover Normandy. ... more less
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