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Villa Lara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 8, 2014

if this hotel were in paris, it would be triple the price! stayed three nights, saw three different rooms.all were spacious, and very well appointed. the public areas were also ample and nicely done. you can either have a full breakfast, or the continental. both were good, and the smaller was a good value. hotel is well located, with easy parking. many rooms have cathedral views which is beautiful at nite.
nearby churchill hotel runs a daily shuttle to mont st michel, which we used.
all major sites walkable, except for the d-day museum
highly recommened

Room Tip: even the standard room is excellent
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a small hotel with very high standards. The rooms are large, the location excellent and the staff are extremely personable and professional.

Free on-site parking was a bonus. Wifi (free) was appreciated. Staff are well informed on touring and sightseeing options and recommendation were good.

This property is a real standout and easy to recommend most highly for discerning travellers.

Room Tip: All rooms are large and very comfortable. Corner suites (rooms ##5) on each floor are extra nice wi...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We recently visited Normandy for a short overnight stay and D-Day tour and stayed at the Villa Lara. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are HUGE! The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. The location is perfect, too. It's right near the gorgeous Bayeux Cathedral and several high-quality restaurants. The breakfast (which is included) was phenomenal as well. Our only regret was that we only stayed for one night! We'll definitely be back to this hotel again in the future.

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

A four star botique hotel that really earned its ranking, Great location, beautiful rooms, great beds, secured parking, great staff, great wireless internet - what else would anyone need for vacation or work. Located in central Bayeux only a short stroll from the Bayeux Tapestry (worth a look) and the Bayeux Cathedral which was founded in 1077. Close enough to D-Day beaches for a variety of day trips. The hotel will book for you. Several excellent restaurants in the immediate area. I will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Bayeux is a beautiful and peaceful place. It is one of the best areas visited during our trip. Villa Lara Hotel is well located and walking distance to almost all the attractions. Bayeux town is just next to the hotel, Tapestry Museum and Cathedral is less than 5 mins walk. British War Cemetery and Museum of the Battle of Normandy is about 25 mins pleasant walk, passing through some of the old buildings. The pick-up point for the local tours is also located round the corner.

Our room was well appointed and very clean. The overall decoration gives us a very warm and romantic feel. Our room is facing the Cathedral and we just sat by the window, enjoying a cup of tea and admiring the beautiful view. Breakfast was good and we totally enjoyed it, especially their freshly prepared eggs. We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Bayeux.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

my brother and I and both our wives stayed here for 3 days. Superb hotel, friendly staff and owners. Excellent breakfast and nice bar area to relax in Felt really at home. Superb rooms, quality everywhere.
Secure car park at rear. We walked everywhere due to the central location.
Definately stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Wonderfully appointed hotel and warm, friendly staff. We stayed here three nights in April. Newer hotel with large, beautifully decorated guest rooms. The lounge downstairs is warm and inviting - a nice place for drinks, tea and/or aperitifs in the afternoon. The breakfast room is delightful - glad we chose to have breakfast here each morning. Eggs or omelets cooked to order. Variety of fresh breads, croissants, yogurts, granola, cheeses, fresh fruit, all served by a friendly staff. Delightful gift shop near the front desk. This is the best place to stay in Bayeux!

Room Tip: Our room - 102 - had a poor WiFi connection. We alerted the staff so perhaps they were able to corr...
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Additional Information about Villa Lara Hotel

Address: 6 Place du Quebec, 14400, Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Price Range: $178 - $714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Lara Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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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