Small (28 rooms) friendly luxurious hotel. Anyone looking for a stylish, boutique hotel which combines the latter with old fashioned charm and care should choose this hotel.
An excellent location: in a quiet pedestrian, park area, in the center of town, a few steps from everything. An iron gate closed private parking and …completely free.
Our room had a separate large sitting room, a private bathroom with a marble floor, bathrobes and slippers. Everything was new and meticulously clean. Technologically modern. The pick of the bunch.
A breakfast buffet with fresh pastries, cheese, meat, fruit, fruit juices, coffee or tea was served each morning in the dining room. If you want eggs: no problem. they make them on the spot according to your wishes. The two ladies make you feel as if you are a guest in their home.
If you want a beer, whisky, cognac, calvados, champagne, coffee or…, you can savor it in the empire-style bar before or after dining in the nearby restaurants.
Multilingual friendly, attentive, professional, helpful staff, providing a comfortable atmosphere for the guests. No hassle. As they say in France : pas de chici.
We would definitely stay there again
One last advice for those who want to book. Websites like "Booking.com" write on their website that the hotel is sold out and ask you to change your data. Do not lose your time, because the hotel is closed from 1 December 2012 to 1 March 2013.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Lara is a small privately owned luxury boutique hotel with a chic but casual atmosphere in the historic center of Bayeux, along the Aure River in a very quiet square facing the 11th century majestic cathedral and just next door to the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Our 28 rooms are appointed in an elegant French style with 8 different color schemes. All the furniture is made by Moissonnier, a well-known French company founded in 1885. Its cabinetmaking skills have been passed down generations, bringing the past to life with light touches, suggesting without imposing, breathing new life into traditions to make the present feel magical again, and creating jewelry for the hotel while cultivating an offbeat style-such is the spirit of Moissonnier today. All the rooms are accessible by lift and equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, large flat-screen TV and safe. The marbled bathrooms have a walk-in shower and also a separate bathtub in most of the rooms. The rooms range from 30 to 50 square meters with a view on the Bayeux Cathedral. Beds are minimum 1.80 x 2 meters and in most of the rooms can be up to 2 x 2 meters. Wireless high speed internet access is free throughout the hotel, which features a cozy bar/lounge area with a fireplace and a library, a marbled lobby, and a breakfast room set in a traditional French style where the breakfast is prepared and served in front of the guest. Our complimentary fitness center is available 24/7 and equipment includes a treadmill, bicycle, and strength training machines. A private carpark is available with 15 spots and a drop-off space for buses. Although we meet the official government criteria of a 5-star property, we do not have a restaurant, a spa, and a formal bellman at the front door. We do not want to mislead our future guests who attribute these specific amenities to their image of a 5-star property, although we do of course provide porterage and turn down. And, as always, our commitment to 5-star service is at the forefront of our day-to-day operations. ... more less
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