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“Great hotel right on the beach and Mulberry” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel de la Marine
1, quai du Canada, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France   |  
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26 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel right on the beach and Mulberry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a great little hotel. the place is clean with attached restaurant. Breakfast was included. Wine sold in the lobby, very nice. It is located right in the middle of the town and looks out onto the remains of the WWII Mulberry harbor. There is a nice museum and casino just east of the hotel and lots of places to explore.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I was keen to stay in the area due to the fact my late Father had come ashore on Gold Beach on D Day plus one whilst serving with the Royal Corp of Signals so this hotel was ideal. The hotel itself has seen better days but it's clean and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Parking is in the public car park across the way which wasn't a problem the period between 7pm and 9am is free so as we didn't arrive until after 7 we only needed to pay for a couple of hours in the morning. Breakfast was good but a little expensive at 12€ each I felt.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We spent four nights here in early July for my husbands birthday. We ordered champagne on arrival which we enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the sea and the amazing Mulberry harbour. The room was clean and comfortable with a great view. The staff we're very friendly and welcoming and even endured our not so good French! We dined in the hotel restaurant on my husband's birthday and we're very impressed with the service. The restaurant staff all seemed to be of young age but the service was impecable as was the food. We really enjoyed our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to return if so desired in the future. Nothing was too much trouble even when it came to booking a game of golf. This hotel is in a great location for anyone wishing to visit the Normandy beaches and museums

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We spent one night at this hotel while touring D-Day beaches. We reserved 2 rooms - one triple sea-view room with 1 double bed and 1 twin, and one double sea view room. We received exactly what we requested. The rooms were clean, simple and met expectations. Our expectations weren't super high for this hotel and we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. Our beds were comfortable but we did have to sleep with the windows open as there was no A/C. But the sea air was nice so we weren't hot. There was no bath tub in either room, only showers. This is not a complaint but if I was staying longer, I would have preferred a tub with my 3 year old. I also recommend bringing your own toiletries. The toiletries consisted only of a small bar of soap and little packets of body wash/shampoo. We easily parked in the museum lot across the street and because we left after 9am, there was a small charge - only a couple euros. Other reviews complain about the parking, but if you use the suggested museum parking lot, it's super easy. I did have to call the hotel to find it while driving in as we couldn't get there with our GPS, but the staff easily and happily talked me through the directions in English. In hindsight, I think I would have had better luck if we programmed the museum into the GPS since that is where we parked. We also had a dinner reservation in their restaurant. We requested a table by the window and enjoyed a magnificent sunset. The food was amazing, though not cheap. We also had breakfast included. It was a simple breakfast consisting of coffee, tea, juice, cereal, croissants, hard-boiled eggs, ham, cheese, etc. I would stay here, as well as eat here, again. The staff was fantastic and helpful, and the views from the hotel were incredible. It was a perfectly charming way to relax after a day of D-Day activities. Note for kids, they also had a bucket of cute beach toys in the lobby if you have time to take advantage of the beach.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed one night with our daughter and her family after spending a day touring Normandy Beaches, WWII exhibits and American Cemetery. We had a window table for dinner, allowing us to enjoy the beautiful view along with the wonderful food. The staff was extremely friendly. We could only use wireless in the dining room, and rooms were small and quaint, but this did not detract from our visit. Rather, it enhanced the quaint, old time feel of our trip. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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9 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We booked 3 nights, taking advantage of Arromanches-les-Bains' central location to explore the Normandy beaches & sights. We reserved a room with a sea view & were not disappointed as we were given a corner room on the 3rd floor. The views were fabulous. Whilst it was a little cosy, the décor was modern & the room was spotless. The bathroom was very spacious with a large window making it bright & airy.

The breakfast was plentiful & the lady overseeing the dining room was great fun. Having read the mixed reviews, we didn't use the hotel restaurant, but it seemed very popular & was full each night. The staff are all helpful, very pleasant & hard-working. Arriving just as breakfast is being served, they were still there when we popped into the bar for a night-cap at 10pm.

A minor niggle was the Wifi, which seemed to work intermittently. The log on procedure was a little long-winded as you had to watch a short advertisement in order to access the internet, only for the signal to drop out, forcing you to go through the procedure again.

Parking the car was a slight issue, but there are plenty of places with an easy walk of the hotel. The public car park is right next to the hotel & free if you move your car by 9am. Not a great hardship. We parked near the small grocery store & as we bought our lunchtime picnic from there each morning, it worked quite well.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay & thought it was good value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at La Marine. It is on the quai--literally next to the beach. You are at Gold Beach for WWII historians and can see the remains of the British Mulberrys--the floating harbors that they brought over to help unload ships. It's fascinating and steeped in history. The Germans occupied the hotel during the war. The hotel is lovely. Rooms are small but clean and very functional. Nice sheets as well. The bathroom is tiny but had a great shower! . We traveled with another couple and I requested rooms with a sea view on the top floor. They were perfect. We slept with the windows open and could hear the waves crashing against the beach. High tide was around 2 AM and I happened to wake up because of the loud wave noise and was shocked to see the water all the way up the sea wall. It was amazing! The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast in the dining room was lovely and one of the best of our travels in France. Our friends eat gluten-free and the restaurant was so accomodating--they ordered gluten free baquettes and had them available all 3 mornings. We also dined in the restaurant which was very pretty with fabulous views (be sure to request a window table when booking). The food was very good as well which is not always the case at restaurants with views! We'll definitely return because of the gracious hospitality.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1, quai du Canada, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Arromanches-les-Bains
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Arromanches-les-Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
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