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“A hotel full of charm, with friendly helpful staff”
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Hotel d'Argouges
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Bayeux is not a large town, however this hotel is situated in the centre, so access to shops, restaurants and museums is easy. No further than 10 minutes walk to the cathedral and tapestry museum.
The hotel is charming, tapestry's and paintings adorn the walls, making you think that you are in a museum.
We had a room on the second floor, a double bed and a single bed, with lots of room. The exposed roof beams were a nice feature.
The room had a separate toilet and luggage room, so there was no need to clutter the living area.
The bathroom, is just that, as it dos not have a shower, just a shower attachment attached to the bath taps....Not necessarily a problem for me, but if you are a shower lover, you may be disappointed.....After a long day exploring, the area, a soak in the bath was rather nice.
Breakfast was typical continental style, but I thought rather expensive at 13 euros.
Staff were more than helpful and the reception area was staffed until 2300 hours. After that a code and your room key is required.
The hotel is near a pleasant square with cafes and restaurants. Approx. 100 metres away was a bar/restaurant called Taverne des Ducs, which did meals but we used it as a bar, as it had a good choice of beers and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We absolutely loved our stay here! The small hotel is incredibly charming with beautiful landscaping, dining rooms, and updated bathrooms. The location is perfect - as you can walk to everything you need in Bayeaux (besides the train station which would be a little far with luggage). The staff were wonderful! Very kind and so helpful! They booked everything we needed for us which helped with any language barriers in the area. Overall - we highly recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have stayed so many times at this very peasant hotel set most conveniently in the middle of Bayeux and I always try and book in here before I telephone any other hotel. The Patron, Madame Ropartz, is charming and her staff are all so nice and helpful. Her two sons are now beginning to take over the day to day running of the hotel. there is ample parking space behind the hotel and a lovely garden to sit in. The rooms are on the whole very comfortable and breakfast is superb.I always try and bring my clients here as well.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were very happy with the location of the hotel and the three young people who managed the hotel were absolutely delightful and most helpful. The room was comfortable and the bathroom had been nicely updated. Breakfasts were also full, reasonably priced and very fresh. I would stay there again without hesitation.

Room Tip: we had one at the end of the corridor facing the garden
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

What a great alternative to Ouistream this is as a place to stay before catching the ferry. Ferry is only 40 minutes about an hour away and if you use the back roads it a pleasant route. Bayeaux is also great for exploring and has nice places to eat - even on a sunday.
Back to the hotel. As usual we did not book and aftyer a frustrating coastal drive in traffic we dipped inland to bayeaux. We drove round bayeux and spotted this lovely building through the arched entrance. Beautiful chandaliers attract you in and the owners/managers - a very nice couple made us very welcome. We chose an old fashioned but very comfortable garden view room that had a really nice modern bathroom. The garden I think could be made better use of. Might be nice in summer when the roses are out but I would not over enthuse about it in march.
As the hotel has no restaurant the owner recommended a really nice place a few doors away.
Breakfast was great in a really well restored period room with mouldings/high ceilings etc. The waitress offered eggs but we were happy with the cereals and pastries and nice coffee.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Maybe do not pay extra for a garden view room in winter.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We tried to book other hotels before finally finding a room here. It is centrally located, pretty chateaux. We stayed in the annexe running up to the main building. Room was a good size, shower room a disappointment. We had just come from a b&b that met our expectations so a hotel at huge increase in price would surely reflect the price somewhere? The towels were very poor in deed, shower head needed attention. Bed was comfortable but we were expecting to sleep in an old chateaux not top floor side annexe with little or no character. Staff were very helpful. We ate out and Bayeux has many fine eateries to offer. Breakfast was a massive disappointment, extra in price, poor quality yoghurt, bread that had been cut so almost stale, packet jams, butter - really should be better. We went out the following morning and had a much better breakfast! A wasted opportunity!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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dargouges, Gérant at Hotel d'Argouges, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your comments and thank you very much for your kind words about our staff. As we were not aware of the negative points encountered during your stay, such as the shower room and our buffet breakfast, we thank you for bringing them to our attention and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience they caused.

All our bathrooms are modern and well equipped. Towels are frequently changed and selected for their quality. It is the first time that we have a complaint on these points but you can be assured that we take it extremly seriously and we regret, once again, the inconvenience.

Regarding our buffet breakfast, we are sorry that it displeased you. We take into account the remarks of our customers to improve us constantly. That is why we have made several improvements this year on the quality and on the choice of the products which we propose.


Thank you to have stayed at the Hotel d'Argouges.

We remain available to answer any questions you might have.

Xavier
Hôtel d'Argouges

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

On our recent trip to France & Italy we were looking to stay in hotels that had local charm and offered an authentic local experience, rather than staying in chain hotels that reminded us of home. The Hotel d'Argouges fairly oozes French charm and we really enjoyed our short stay.

Highlights included: A beautiful room and a beautifully appointed modern bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, good breakfast, gorgeous grounds. A very attentive staff. They were a proper and more formal friendly, rather than a casual and familiar friendly. But still very warm.

Worth mentioning: I suppose it's theoretically walkable from the train station, but we took a cab and were glad we did. (We arrived after 8:00 p.m., and weren't comfortable walking that far in the dark through an unfamiliar city). The choice of restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel in the evening was a bit thin. No air conditioning in this historic building.

If we're ever lucky enough to return to Normandy, we'd happily stay again at the Hotel d'Argouges.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel d'Argouges

Address: 21 rue Saint Patrice, 14400, Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bayeux
Price Range: $90 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel d'Argouges 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'hotel d'Argouges is situated in the town center of Bayeux. Close to the Cathedral and to the Bayeux Tapestry, this 3-star hotel has a garden, a bar, a free private parking lot and free WIFI access in the rooms. Ideally placed to visit landing beaches and Normandy, the hotel of Argouges in Bayeux offers you all the comfort and the surroundings of a private mansion of XVIIIth century. ... more   less 
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