We stayed 4 nights at Les Maisons, Honfleur is lovely and a good base for exploration. We decided to pay a little bit more to stay at this hotel as we'd been staying in small 2-3 star hotels. As soon as you step inside the hotel you feel that a lot of attention has been paid to every detail. It has a very homey and welcoming ambiance and its reception area, lounge and the dining room reflect this quality.
When we were shown our room though, I was a little aghast - it was tiny, not even room for 2 large suitcases. I asked whether there was a larger room available, we'd been travelling for a couple of weeks in France staying in tiny rooms and one of the reasons we decided to pay more at Les Maisons was because we thought we'd get a decent size room. Fortunately there was a larger room available - and we were given a FREE upgrade. We were very grateful as it certainly made all the difference to our stay. The bed was deliciously comfortable, the bathroom was spacious and with a bath - and as you'd expect, the hotel provided good amenities. Our room was nicely decorated (nautical theme of course!) and it overlooked the main square of Honfleur. Despite this, the noise didn't bother us, and stopped by about 10pm.
We parked across the road from the hotel in a metered spot, though the meter was broken and we kept a sharp eye out for parking inspectors, none appeared. So we were lucky here as well.
We had a very nice meal at the hotel one night, I recommend the restaurant if you're staying a couple of days. It was better than a couple of the other restaurants we ate at in the town.
The staff were young, friendly and very helpful. I did feel for the young woman who helped lug our heavy suitcases up the windy stairs. The rooms are scattered throughout a warren of corridors and staircases, a bit confusing at first though you quickly get used to the layout. It's part of the hotel's old world charm.
We used the spa -or the steam room, which was welcome after a long day's walking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of old Honfleur, this magnificent building which brings together an old salt warehouse and three 16th century houses, has been lovingly restored into one charming hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les Maisons De Lea Hotel Honfleur