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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Simply Delightful- perfect for tour groups” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Reine Mathilde

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
Hotel Reine Mathilde
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Florida, United States
2 reviews
“Simply Delightful- perfect for tour groups”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

THE STAR RATING AT THIS HOTEL MUST BE WRONG. Hotel Reine Mathilde gave us 3+ star accommodation, service and food. My group of 10 family and friends took a leadership/educational trip to France and England, and this was by far the best and most reliable place we stayed at. Immeditately as we entered we were greeted with nearly perfect English. Although there is no elevator, the rooms look almost brand new, and the showers are large and very clean. Huge windows, perfect for letting the breeze in at night. The restaurant, Le Garde Manger is also INCREDIBLE. I highly recommend the Poulet (a chicken, ham, mushroom, chive mixture in a wonderful cream sauce) and any of the various apple desserts. Great patio, and truly the best location in the town of Bayeux. Next door to the tapestry, Cathedral, and one block from the central street in town. You're crazy if you stay anywhere else in town!!

Merci beaucoup pour le service incroyable, Reine Mathilde!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RichardFloridaUSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,332 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    802
    435
    76
    11
    8
See reviews for
307
688
74
18
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (242)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed here for one night in the annex (a separate building around the corner). The room was clean, fairly large for a European room, and newly renovated. The staff was incredibly helpful, friendly, accommodating, and hospitable. The location cannot be beat -- it is steps from the cathedral, the Tapestry museum, and central to many restaurants and shops, including the tourism/information center. We took the train in from Paris, and we were able to walk to the hotel (with backpacks only, no luggage)-- very close to everything you need. We highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We requested a "comfort" room - a queen size bed. We were also in the "annex" w...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JY555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Green Valley, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We really enjoyed our 4 nights at the quaint Reine Mathilde. The location of the hotel is excellent for walking anywhere in the town, and Bayeux is a very good location for touring WWII sites. Having a free parking lot just down the street was appreciated, as parking in Bayeux is difficult. The hotel has a full restaurant, offering a nice breakfast buffet for additional cost, and very good dinners. ..delicious chocolate crepe for dessert! The nice patio was a popular gathering place for drinks or dinner. Our room #4 was quite small with little storage space (not ideal if you are traveling with 2 large suitcases as we did; (only place to put them was standing on end in the closet) and almost no space to move around the room. It was not a room where we would want to spend time during the day (2 small straight back chairs) but that was never an issue as we were sightseeing non-stop. The room and bath were very clean The shower was quite small but there was good water pressure in the shower which is more important to us than the space.
We especially appreciated the friendly, helpful staff. They were always smiling and eager to help make our stay comfortable, provide advice about the town, or help in any way. The lady who makes up the room was super nice, and upon my request , immediately, and with a nice smile, removed the quilt from the duvet so that it was not so heavy. We really enjoyed having windows open for a lovely view of the Cathedral and fresh air during the night. All in all, a very nice stay and we would definitely stay there again in the future (we would just travel with smaller suitcases!)

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Nantripper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chicago
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights during our two week trip of France. Of all the rooms we stayed in (8), this one was by far the lowest on the totem pole. The bed was probably a full size, when all other hotels at least had a double sized bed or bigger when we requested it. The room size itself was beyond small, which I know can be common for France, but this was the worst we saw on our trip. Oher than that, it has a great location, a nice breakfast and super nice staff. Try and ask for a bigger room if you can!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank laurenaw9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This review refers to room 20 of the annex. The annex is tucked around the back of the main hotel, not far at all and all on the level to the main door. We were offered a triple room (2 adults and a toddler) but this was really a quadruple due to ingenious chair beds which were very comfortable.

Service was excellent, friendly and efficient. We were shown to the annex which is an old building which has been sympathetically renovated. The room is modern, minimalist but comfortable. Plenty of room for a toddler to do laps without hindering the unpacking. The bathroom was huge, beautiful rainfall shower and a sink the size of a baby bath! I know, we used it thus :)

The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. So an excellent night was had.

Breakfast was in the attached restaurant and was as expected from hotels in this neck of the woods. Though an extra bonus was the Tea Forte teas, these are my guilty luxury.

The only down side for us was only staying 1 night. Longer next time please.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank PamSco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night in Chambre 3. The hotel is on a busy road and free parking is about a 5 minute walk away. Good stopover place for visiting the Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral. I'm a light sleeper so my room wasn't ideal as it was close to the stairwell and overlooked the al fresco dining and close to the road. Nice restaurant nearby - Normandie. The room was clean and functional - but not for a stay longer than 2 nights.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank omartennis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

I shopped around for hotels and found this gem less expensive than the rest and decided to be brave and go for it and so glad we did. Fabulous location in the city of Bayeux near dozens of restaurants and cafes and perfect for the pick up for most Normandy tours. Breakfast wasn't included, but we ate there once and it was enjoyable. We stayed in the newest section the Annex which is roomy and comfy, only real downside is that there is no kettle, which I had read about so was prepared and brought my heating element so all was good. Staff very friendly. Great place ro stay. Just wish the weather had been friendlier to us as we had rain, rain and more rain. But I guess that is the Normandy experience

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for the Annex - called a comfort room as not part of the hotel and I imagine qu...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank marrob1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Bayeux hotels
0.1 mi away
Hotel Churchill
Hotel Churchill
#4 of 21 in Bayeux
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,083 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Le Bayeux
Hotel Le Bayeux
#5 of 21 in Bayeux
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,150 reviews
0.1 mi away
Villa Lara Hotel
Villa Lara Hotel
#1 of 21 in Bayeux
5.0 of 5 bubbles 910 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Le Lion d'Or
Le Lion d'Or
#6 of 21 in Bayeux
4.0 of 5 bubbles 631 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel d'Argouges
Hotel d'Argouges
#2 of 21 in Bayeux
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,202 reviews
0.2 mi away
Grand Hotel du Luxembourg
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Reine Mathilde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Reine Mathilde

Property: Hotel Reine Mathilde
Address: 23 rue Larcher, 14400, Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Reine Mathilde 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Reine Mathilde 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.

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