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“Charming but...” 3 of 5 stars
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Chez Mounie
14 - 16, rue Maurice Lithare, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France   |  
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“Charming but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed only a night. A nice large room with a clean bathroom which accommodated the three of us. Breakfast OK. A Nice common area with a lot of books and a nice piano. Unfortunately it is allowed to smoke there (and the owner smokes quite a lot). On the down side a stale smell pervaded the place (fortunately not the bedroom).

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Myosotis room. The room and the bathroom were spacious and clean. The hosts were very nice and prepared a lovely breakfast for us each morning with fresh croissants and jam.

As other reviewers noted, the hosts do smoke. We were there when the weather was warm and the windows were open, so the smoke didn't bother us at all (neither my husband nor I smoke). Keep in mind, this is not the Hilton. This is an older French couple opening up their historic home to you. When we were there, the couple had found a baby bird that had fallen from it's nest and they were wrapping it in towels and feeding it moistened bread crumbs. They were a very nice and genuine couple.

The location was great, the town is quaint and beautiful. The restaurants were fantastic, the beach was beautiful... We loved it so much, we are returning again next month.

Room Tip: The Myosotis room seems to be the most spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2011, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We could only stay for 1 night next door at the Normandy Beach B&B which was a shame as that was lovely so we had 2 nights here. The owners smoke and the smell wafted up to the room when they lit up, then stayed as a stale smell the whole time. The bathroom was just behind a partition so there was no privacy which was disconcerting. Luckily the Normandy Beach allowed us to breakfast with them and thank goodness because I don't think I would have risked a meal here.
The only consolation was that the bed was comfortable. Not worth the 60 euros per night.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We spent thankfully only 1 night here. The tiny room on the grouund floor was cramped and smelled bad. If the place has been renovated then I think they forgot about this room. For 65 euro a night is is not good value.There was no bath mat of shower curtain and the very old sink did not drain. There was one chair to sit on which was old and stained. The painting had not been completed and I could only dream of a TV like others have mentioned. The smell of stale cigarettes has permeated everything and my clothes are still smelling of it days later. We did not bother with breakfast .
I also woke up in the morning covered in bites but the window had not been open??
If there is nothing else available In this town go to Bayeux.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Spent 2 nights here during cycle tour of the Landing beaches. Great location and house very "french". Room and ensuite cleana nd comfortable, but unfortunately we could smell the host's cigarettes constantly and the room was v noisy due to it's close proximity to the road and the church bells! The most expensive place we stayed , to say the room rate did not include breakfast. But the room did have a TV, which other B and B rooms seem not to have

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011 via mobile

M. Jacques is very accommodating. Beds were comfortable and rooms were very clean. French breakfast was simple but fresh. Easy walk to town and beach sites.
By French standards a fine place. If your standards are U.S., note that floors creak and animals may be found in the house. I love that so not a problem for me.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

We were booked to stay one night in the Myosotis room. The proprietor didn't open up the adjoining bedroom for the children to use as in previous posts, instead they had to double up on the sofa bed. Whilst the bed and bathrooms have fairly large floor areas, standing room is actually quite limited because of the steeply sloping ceilings. The proprietor didn't admit to speaking much English (and yes I do speak other languages, but unfortunately no French), he smoked strong smelling cigarettes and there was a delay in checking out as he was using the computer for a spot of on-line gambling. The B&B was in a good location, close to the beaches and town centre. The room was clean, there was a sink, fridge, kettle and hob, table and chairs. We didn't expect a warm welcome in France so our buoyant holiday mood was unaffected. This was only the first night of a 4 week trip and things got a lot better.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14 - 16, rue Maurice Lithare, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Arromanches-les-Bains
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Arromanches-les-Bains
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