I stayed for three nights on a trip to Normandy. I liked the location, about 1 KM to the harbor area, so it was an easy stroll into town for dinner or whatever. The inn is a historic farmhouse and is generally very well done with lots of beamed ceilings and generally attractive architecture with lots of character. The lawn and outdoor patio areas are very nice, when the weather is nice – our first evening was a bit cold, but clear and it was enjoyable to sit outside. The room I had was in the main house it was a pretty good size and pretty comfortable, but not what I would describe as luxurious – more French farmhouse nice. It was rated as sea view and if you stood at the window it was, but you had to be right at the window. The room had a king size bed, small table, two comfortable chairs, and settee. Closet space was pretty limited, the draws in the dresser tended to fall forward and there was no coffee or tea service in the room. The bathroom was a nice size with separate shower and soaking tub, single vanity with plenty of counter space and a small water closet. However, I did not have hot water (warm only) the first two days. After letting them know, they did get it fixed, but housekeeping should have noticed and taken care of it. There was a small bottle of water in the room when I arrived, which was never refreshed – not what I would expect for the rate paid. Had dinner in the dining room one evening, very good dinner, but overpriced. At least a couple of restaurants in town are better and much less expensive (see reviews for Le Breard and Cote Resto). The breakfast buffet in the morning is small, but more than adequate and very high quality. On the second day I notice they have eggs cooked to order (small sign in French), but no one offered and I had to ask. The hotel does not have a gym, which given the rain and rich food, makes it difficult to stay healthy. There is a nice indoor pool, but because of the location of the stairs in the pool, swimming laps is not possible, so don’t plan to get much exercise while staying here. Service at the hotel was generally very good, but some gaps. My laundry was not placed in the room in the evening, had to call down the next morning – it was then brought right up. My friend’s room was not serviced until night time turndown service, even though he was out of the room all day. All in all, a nice stay but not worth 400+ Euros per night, not including the 30 Euro continental breakfast. When I mentioned they may want to consider a discount for no hot water, they provided 20% off, which I thought was fair and made it a reasonable rate for me.
- Also Known As:
- La Ferme Saint Simeon Hotel Honfleur
- La Ferme Saint Simeon Honfleur
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- More than a century after being frequented by impressionist painters seeking inspiration from the magic light of the Côte Fleurie, the Ferme Saint Siméon still seems to still be nourished by tender nostalgia. Perched on the heights of Honfleur, this Normand-style building infused with the soul of yesteryear delicately embraces modern refinement. Facing the Seine river estuary, the rooms full of noble furniture, woodwork, luxurious fabrics,comfort and colours are spread like flower bouquets across the farm, the central building and the ‘Press’.Beneath the garden’s apple trees or in the refined decor of the gastronomic restaurant, guests will be delighted to discover the regional cuisine, after indulging in a relaxing treatment at the Spa, peacefully overlooking the sea. ... more less
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