We spent two nights over New Year at this amazing hotel with friends. Everything about it suited us all perfectly.
Our rooms were wonderful - we had a huge suite (it was the only room left that could accommodate our dog) in the courtyard with the most beautiful silk walls and ceiling, canopied bed and huge chandelier! It also had sofas and chairs that meant our friends could join us (from their smaller but also cheaper and still lovely room) for drinks before dinner and to welcome in the new year. The bath and separate shower were modern, clean, efficient and very large.
The staff are exceptional, very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was great - we stuck to the continental option and it was lovely. The free parking facility was fantastic as this can be a nightmare in town. The location was great, just far enough away from the noise and bustle but not too far to walk back and forwards to the port and all the life of the town. The main house is stuffed full of fascinating "objects" and it all works very well in a wonderful quirky meets luxury fashion.
Honfleur is a lovely Normandy port with all facilities in an area well worth further exploration that is all too often missed by Brits heading "south" - We had a lovely day in Trouville (try the Central for a memorable lunch!).
It is a shame the hotel does not do dinner as I am sure it would be as good as everything else it does but there are lots of great places to eat in Honfleur and around and about. Our only bad experience was the very expensive new year's eve dinner we had booked elsewhere (see L'Endroit) which sadly did not live up to its price tag. Next time we will follow the hotel recommendations!
We would all love to go back in the summer and have garden rooms by the pool ....
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Ecrin
- l Ecrin Hotel Honfleur