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“Warm, friendly, clean hotel in a great location!! Note, no elevator” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Astrid
39, rue de Bernieres, 14000 Caen, France   |  
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Ranked #10 of 44 hotels in Caen
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“Warm, friendly, clean hotel in a great location!! Note, no elevator”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

My husband and I opted to stay in Caen after some days in Paris... We found Hotel Astrid on Trip Advisory and chose to stay there because of the positive reviews....

Everything was good.... Madam Lau who checked in us was warm, cheerful and so lovely... We had the room on the first floor which was easy for my husband to carry both our luggages up as they had no elevator. The room was basic and small but it was enough for us. We had the room facing the bus stop. Was concerned about the noise but the double glazed windows, blocked out everything.

We had to find parking for our rental everyday as there was no car park within the hotel but it was easy enough to park on the streets.

Room Tip: We used Caen as our base and we drove to everywhere else.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

No frills but friendly, secure and clean. Owner speaks some English, and I speak a little French so communication was fine. Parking on the street, but no problems there. Breakfast at 7 euros is excellent: fresh bread and croissant, yoghurt, cheese, jam, butter, OJ and a hot drink. No dining room, so breakfasts brought to your room.
Great situation, right in the centre of Caen. All in all, definitely recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

Spent one night here. It is right in the city centre. We parked in a public carpark down the road which was very reasonable. We were in room I on the first floor. It had a tiny balcony and a view over roofs. The heating was effective. It had a shower and a separate toilet.. We didn't have breakfast but it was available. The bed was very comfy. The location is great, close to the shops, the castle, bars and restaurants. The receptionist spoke good English and was very friendly. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rohnert Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

I used Caen as a stepping stone to prepare for Paris. This hotel was clean, the staff friendly and able to help me find places to go even with my poor french. I was asked if I wanted breakfast (7euro) and what time. At the appointed time I was getting ready to head down when voila my breakfast appeared at my door. Very nice. There was some street noise but the double paned windows blocked most of it. Hotel was centrally located in downtown and just off the main transit route.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

We enjoyed staying at Hotel Astrid. It's a no frills hotel, but the location is right smack in the center and all major sites are easily accessible. Rooms were spacious.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We stayed here at the last minute, having made a reservation online on a website the night before. We were on a road trip in France and were on our way from Mont. St. Michel, Normandy to Belgium.

We arrived in the evening. Try and get good directions. We forgot and had to stop and ask people. It did work out. We did the next say see signs for the hotel while walking towards the castle, but really, they would not have helped. So directions!

The hotel is located right within walking distance to the castle and in the city. Great location! If you are driving, there isn't a garage. We parked on the street across from the hotel, and in the evening, you don't have to pay till 930am. There is a buslane on the side of the hotel. So the man running the hotel came out and told us to just drive up onto the very wide sidewalk to unload!

It can be challenging to find a room in Europe for 4 people! We had a room on the first floor, there is no elevator. Our room was very spacious and included two double beds and a folded up cot. As well as a nice sized table with chairs.

It was clean and comfortable. The next day, they brought breakfast to the room. Breakfast was 7euros each. It was ok. hot chocolate, tea, coffee, bread, croissants.

The service was excellent. I can't emphasize this enough. The people working there were very nice, and friendly. I speak french so I don't know if they speak English, but I do know that the man working at the front desk also speaks Spanish.

The price was 75 euros for the room. Cannot beat that for location, and value.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

My family and I stayed at the Hotel Astrid for 2 nights, we were very impressed with the cleanliness and querkiness of the hotel and we absoluetly adored the breakfast (which is served to your room). The children were also very well catered for. The location of the hotel is idea for having a walk around Caen although we used it as a stop over hotel, for which it was perfect. There is no parking at the hotel, other than street parking which is on a meter, however the owners of the hotel were more than accommodating to help us find somewhere to park with our trailer in tow! The owner of the hotel actually moved his own car to allow us to use his space - how polite was that! and set us all in good spirit for our following 2 nights stay. Thank you for a lovely stay and if we are ever in Caen again we will definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 39, rue de Bernieres, 14000 Caen, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Caen
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