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Hotel l'Ecrin
19, Rue Eugene Boudin, 14600 Honfleur, France   |  
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Ranked #3 of 32 hotels in Honfleur
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“charming hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

this is a mansion converted into a hotel with more modern rooms added at the sides of the property. the common space is beautifully decorated and comfortable. the rooms vary dramatically. our friends had the least expensive room which was very small........we had a suite which was very large and comfortable. you get what you pay for. beds firm but not too firm [a constant danger in french hotels]. very clean. welcoming staff. no restarant but very helpful with suggestions.valuable and free on-site parking. adequate breakfast buffet. 5-10 minute walk to the center city. would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We booked 3 nights here at the end of a 2 week tour of France. We didn't have breakfast during our stay but our room was comfortable and had a terrace to sit out on in the sun. The main building is fascinating as is the gentleman who greeted us. He was very helpful and suggested a couple of places to eat. The location is the main benefit you are away from the bustle of the town but only a few minutes walk away. We loved Honfleur and the harbour. The hotel we would return to if we ever go there again

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very charming hotel with friendly staff. The manager provides good information on where to eat out. The breakfast is french with a continental accent. I recomment not to pay more for the english breakfast because it's rather french..

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Loved every minute- gorgeous period hotel oozing with charm and overflowing with the aroma from huge bowls of lilies and just a few mins walk to the water front and basin. Was a treat for our 38th anniversary and been given room 12 in the mansion with a canopyed bed and beautiful fabric padded walls was amazing. Everyone was so helpful and attention to detail was their foremost concern. Free parking was a bonus and there is a lovely pool with sunny veranda. Breakfast in the geranium filled conservatory is magic but the three tier itemised breakfast pricing system is a mine field in the morning. probably having the lot is the simplist!!? Signing out is a joy in the drawing room at a huge antique desk where details are logged in long narrow log books and receits are hand written.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This hotel includes free parking and free Wifi in its rates. Our room was in an outbuilding with a terrace space outside where we could sit in the sun. The room was comfortably decorated, bedding changed often, lovely soft towels and face flannels. We had a huge bath and separate large showere with toilet in a separate little room. We had BBC 1 and 2 and BBC World channels on TV.

Breakfast was plentiful. Just one word of warning: the juice machine did contain oranges that had mouldy skins.

The owner and staff treated us courteously and were very helpful. The hotel is situated on a hill and the last part of the walk back from town is quite steep. There is a lounge that has wonderful period furnishings.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Loved this property, owner attends to details, parking on premises, central, walking distance to the port area restaurants and shops, nice common area spaces, outdoor garden areas, pool. Try L'Absinthe for dinner.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I booked L'Ecrin for our last night in France after staying in a château and could not of picked a better place. Unlike the modern hotels that we have stayed in previously in Honfleur the hotel suits the feel of Honfleur perfectly. The hotel is a fantastic building packed full of period charm. Or room had a fantastic view across the town and the staff were very helpful and very charming. Wi-fi, parking were free and there was a pool with loungers. Next time we will stay longer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel l'Ecrin

Address: 19, Rue Eugene Boudin, 14600 Honfleur, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Honfleur
#7 Romantic Hotel in Honfleur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This former Norman manor house nested in the heart of a large park in the centre of Honfleur, near the Vieux Bassin, has a wealth of history and authenticity. It is the reflection of times gone by when the hours passed through the seasons. A place for relaxation in the heart of the town of Art, cradle of a master of impressionism: Eugene Boudin ... more   less 
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