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Le Lion d'Or
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent rooms; excellent service; excellent restauration. Very convenient for seeing the town. I will go there again, as would our friends. Bayeux is a very interesting, historical town and everything is within easy walking distance.

Room Tip: Worth spending extra on chambre superieure. Overnight stay so did not use swimming poolor fitness ce...
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

This small hotel is in a brilliant location for a short stop off in Bayeux. The rooms are small, basic and clean. However ... the bar which looks charming and welcoming in photos was in fact unmanned, unopened and far from cosy. Our room rate did not include breakfast and when compared with other accommodation during our trip to Normandy, I feel it was over priced. be warned - we were given 3 rooms on the top floor and there is no elevator neither was there an offer to carry our luggage. I would not recommend this hotel - when waking round town there were others that had greater charm!

Room Tip: aim for the ground floor!
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Within walking distance from train station. Small quaint rooms - small continental breakfast, or pay a lot for hot breakfast. Quiet room, clean, small, wifi. No elevators, but staff carries luggage up to room.
Bayeux is not a very big town, so hotel is within walking distance of many cafés, Stores, mini market, etc.
Best part was taking tour of Normandy American Military Cemetery, Omaha and Utah beaches, and WW2 historical sites. Get a tour guide for sure. we recommend Katell, who is outstanding!!,

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Valerie S
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Old quaint hotel situated in the middle of town was great. The staff was pleasant and accomodating always and the morning buffet was really quite plentiful and delicious. The roomwe got on the 2nd floor did nothave much of a view,.'just the top of some building. However, the bath was large and newly remodeled. The room was clean and nicely decorated. No complaints!!
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Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the courtyard. Also, be prepare to climb stairs since there is no elevator.
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Charming hotel well located in Bayeux. There is no elevator so request a room on the ground floor if you don't want to carry your luggage. Free wifi but it is spotty at times, best reception is in the main area of the hotel. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant one evening and the food was very good. The staff were very nice and helpful in particular NJ (sp?). Many local restaurants are steps away for breakfast lunch and dinner. Great location for the D Day tours and to visit Mont St Michel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great Location to not only city sites but also for great day trips to the american cemetery, german cemetery, and other local sites. The hotel was comfortable and the staff helpful. My room had a great towel warmer which allowed me to dry out my clothes after being caught in a hard rain down pour. My mother's room did not though. But she loved her room nonetheless. We found the restaurant dinner food limited but good. And the breakfast very pleasing. Especially the fresh squeezed orange juice. Make sure to reserve your car parking if you arrive by car. And if you have a large car, reserve two spots side by side. This is common in France so not to concern yourself and yes, you will pay for parking which is also common. So don't let that bother you. There is no elevator in the hotel so if you can not do stairs there is one room at least on the ground floor. I am in one of them and while the floor of my room may be cold, the room is warm with 2 heater and a magnificent towel warmer. Just wear slipper. I could not be happier.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great stay for 4 nights. The staff here is beyond compare. It was my father's birthday, and they even set us up for a small group in the library with a cake. Couldn't have been nicer! We found the hotel absolutely charming. Our room was elegant. We paid for a parking spot. (You do everywhere in France) It was a great base for the D-day beaches, Mont Saint Michel, and the tapestry. The food in their dining room was excellent. I'm puzzled by some of the comments. If you want free parking and a washcloth, stay in the US. If you want old world charm and excellent service, stay at the Lion D'Or.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 71 rue Saint Jean, 14400, Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bayeux
Price Range: $81 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Lion d'Or 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a peaceful setting, this former 18th-c coaching inn brings out best in comfort : 31 rooms shaded by blinds.Cosy and modern, with ochre hues, deep club chairs, Contemporary terrace furniture.Private parking, closed at night ... more   less 
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