To sum up we had a great stay at the Mercure: wonderful ‘privilege room’, absolutely great & quiet location, great base to drive around. The days off we were exactly waiting for.
One remark though: I don’t think this hotel is really suitable for disabled.
Different types of room are available: standard, club, privilege. Rooms have been renovated during the last two winters and only few of them remained to be renovated. As said in previous comments, decoration can change a lot between rooms.
There are 2 main buildings: one around the pools and the Colombier in front. We had a privilege room in the Colombier at the first floor (no lift, 10 stairs) and got an absolutely new room Asian style which we liked a lot. The rooms at ground floor were more classical with green carpet and beige-orange furniture which was quite different from ours. (see video virtual tour on their site: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1215-hotel-mercure-omaha-beach/media.shtml)
With a privilege room, you get slippers, bathrobe, coffee/tea machine and the products in the mini bar are free (soft drinks).
Access to the fitness centre, hamam and sauna are free.
Our room was great, perfect: decoration, comfort, TV, products available, balcony, view, parking close by (rear parking different from the main one), mattress quality, space (approx. 4 X5.50 m , bathroom excluded), sofa, cupboards, etc… We just felt like home to be honest.
Just great also: you’re in the middle of a golf area, in the countryside and for those looking for quietness this is the hotel to be. You can drive around D-Day beaches or other tourist activities very easily. It’s really a place where you can relax & enjoy.
The restaurant “l’albatros” is nice overlooking the golf, a bit further than the pools (stairs). Food was very good: menus ranging from 25 to 35 EUR. Possibly boring if staying there for more than some days… as in most hotels.
Breakfast is standard i.e. you can have all you wish for: continental or English breakfast (ham, jam, flakes, pancakes, hot drinks, cheese, juices, different kinds of bread, local products, etc). The breakfast room is situated at the 1st floor of the main building. From the Colombier it takes you about 30 sec to 1 min to reach it.
Staff were nice & effective in general, nothing to complain about.
The only negative remark I would make is that, personally working with hotels, I felt some negative vibes in the air in the breakfast staff or in the cleaning ladies’ staff. They seem to be quite a lot under pressure, especially by the heads of staff who can act a bit straightforwardly in their manners: the breakfast head of staff in a hurry to make re-fills for jam, cheese etc was slamming the doors of the stock cupboards, rushed in the kitchen complaining sthg was not made (it was in fact as the staff is efficient). This is a small detail that maybe s.o. else would not notice but made me uncomfortable sometimes.
The cleaning ladies were not very discreet between them in the morning but we had ear plugs and only ear this sporadically when awake.
This is more a remark for staff acting towards one another and not for the customer who is always taken good care of. A long comment for a little detail.
Pools & leisure
There are two small pools: one for kids and another one deeper: you can swim a bit in the second but this is clearly not a pool to swim on & on.
There is a tennis court and obviously you can play golf. Fitness room, sauna, skin treatments are available.
You have plenty of space to park: either at the front if you’re in the main building or at the Colombier/rear car park if you stay there. Being in the full countryside, the place is very safe. Before taking your suitcases from your car, make your check in to see where you’ll stay.
Unless you don’t want to move around, this hotel is mostly designated for those having a car.
I would recommend this hotel for anybody looking for peace, good quality services, good location to drive around, for a break away. The car of some customers didn't move an inch while we were here (5 days): it's a pity for visits...but I can perfectly understand them !!
I would not recommend the hotel for disabled people that would be prevented to enjoy all aspects of this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Accor Bayeux Omaha Beach
- Bayeux Omaha Beach Mercure
- Mercure Hotel Omaha Beach France/Normandy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel offers 70 rooms and is located on a 27-hole golf course overlooking the sea. Near to the D-Day beaches. The hotel Mercure Omaha Beach will make your stay unforgettable. Rooms for disabled guests. 2 restaurants/bars. 5 meeting rooms. ... more less
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