We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tiny, shabby, cramped rooms”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Fasthotel Caen Memorial
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Saint-Contest
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tiny, shabby, cramped rooms”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

The photos ot this hotel are deceiving. Fasthotels are low budget hotels mainly used by travelling work crews. The rooms are very small and shabby. The bathroom is also very small resembling one of the French public coin-operated toilets. The automated check-in system is a ridiculous way that the chain uses to save money on staff. Our booking was messed up on their system and we had to drive across Caen to get the tourist bureau to phone the number that was on the box in case of problems. When we returned, we were met by an obviously annoyed caretaker who got us our keys. This was not a good value for the money. There are much better hotels nearby.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1 Thank DWH59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 16, 2010

Hotel location, for us was great, central to everything we wanted to see and do (which was normandy d day sites). Car is essential in my view. Hotel located in what i would describe as a industrial site, with supermarkets, french version of B&Q's etc, and other hotels similiar to this one, However, i will say that noise was not a problem.
The hotel reception is closed around 9pm. The car park is locked by barrier system at 10pm so if you need to enter/exit you will need a code for the key pad.
Room is very basic, we had a double bed (two mattress pushed together) Bunk beds for the kids - beds were okay. Room was cleaned everyday, and beds made. Bathroom is very very tiny, you can sit on the toilet, wash your hands and have a shower at the same time. If you are a large person - the bathroom may prove to be a problem for you.
For us it was okay, as we got in late every night and just slepted, showered and went back out the next day - it suited our needs.
Breakfast, is very basic (5 euros per person) continental breakfast, on a help yourself basis. I.E french stick, crossiants, jam, spreads Tea./Coffee/Orange Juice.
You can buy on site (if reception is open) water, coke etc price 2 euros. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in your room, and no vending machines to obtain drinks if reception is closed. So be prepared for that.
The staff are helpful, but speak very basic english, so if you dont speak any french be prepared. There is a cash point on site, but i believe its chargeable.
We found two restaurants within a few mins walking distant - very nice, suitable for all tastes. Caen itself, not much there really, there is a castle, that you can visit, I would recommend a visit to the Caen memorial which is about 10min car ride.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1 Thank Sunset70England
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Saint-Contest
0.0 mi away
B&B Hotel Caen Memorial
B&B Hotel Caen Memorial
#3 of 6 in Saint-Contest
129 reviews
0.1 mi away
Ibis Budget Caen Nord Memorial
Ibis Budget Caen Nord Memorial
#4 of 6 in Saint-Contest
345 reviews
0.2 mi away
Premiere Classe Caen Nord - Memorial
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Ace Hotel Caen Nord MeMorial
Ace Hotel Caen Nord MeMorial
#1 of 6 in Saint-Contest
109 reviews
2.1 mi away
Hotel La Fontaine Caen Centre
3.5 mi away
Ibis Budget Caen Herouville
Ibis Budget Caen Herouville
#2 of 5 in Herouville-Saint-Clair
400 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fasthotel Caen Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fasthotel Caen Memorial

Property: Fasthotel Caen Memorial
Address: rue du clos Barbey | Zac du Clos Barbey, 14280 Saint-Contest, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Saint-Contest
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Saint-Contest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Fasthotel Caen Memorial 1*
Number of rooms: 48
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets and Hotwire so you can book your Fasthotel Caen Memorial reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fasthotel Caen Memorial Normandy/Saint-Contest, France

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing