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“A place to sleep” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel de Normandie
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5, place du 6 Juin 1944, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France   |  
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Paris, France
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8 hotel reviews
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“A place to sleep”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We chose this hotel as it was perfectly located for our two night trip to discover the D-Day beaches and was very reasonably priced. The hotel is suitable if you are only looking for a clean, comfortable bed to sleep in at night while visiting the area. It is perfectly located across the beach and within walking distance of two D-day landing museums in a very pretty coastal town. A basic breakfast is available and the hotel restaurant is also acceptable.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I chose this Hotel as I wanted to explore the D-Day beaches and also because it was the cheapest Logis de France in the area ( €195 for 3 nights )

The main plus point for the Hotel is the location, it's almost right opposite the beach ( there's a road and a smallish car park between the two ) and several of the rooms have sea views. Room 1 is the best for a view.

Parking is quite limited at the Hotel itself, there is space for about 4 cars in a small parking area to the left of the Hotel and manoeuvring can be a bit tricky when the car park is busy. Failing that there is the public ( chargeable) hotel right opposite.

The reception area is very small, which isn't suprising given that the establishment clearly gets more revenue from the restaurant which is where most of the space had gone. Check in was simple and we were given a key within less than a minute.

Access to the rooms is via a flight of creaky and dusty stairs - there are no lifts which would mean that this hotel is not really suitable for those with mobility impairments. Rooms are spread over 4 different levels.

Our room was fairly standard with the basics you would expect, although the TV remote control was chained to one particular piece of furniture and the number of channels was very limited. The bathroom had ample space with a shower but unfortunately the head would not fix to the wall, also it was sometimes difficult to get a comfortable water temperature. The amount of shower gel / soap provided seemed to be quite limited and im glad I brought my own.

The bed itself was very comfortable and with shutters on the windows there was no light disturbance.

Breakfast at the hotel was the typical over priced continental experience and at €9 per person we only took it on one day and used a nearby cafe on the others.

The restaurant clearly caters for the number of ( non French ) tourists and the menu clearly reflects this. Prices were a little on the high side and therefore we only ate there on the first night. That said, the service was efficient and there was nothing to complain about in terms of the food quality, it just wasnt anything special.

If you want a good meal in town itself then I strongly recommend avoiding any of the those on the main street which all appear to be tourist traps to some extent.

All in all it was a decent enough stay and I can't really fault it, it's nothing special though and wouldn't advise making a special trip to stay here unless you want to be in Arromanches itself.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel de Normandie

Address: 5, place du 6 Juin 1944, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Arromanches-les-Bains
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Arromanches-les-Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de Normandie 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel De Normandie Arromanches-Les-Bains, France - Normandy

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