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Hotel Reine Mathilde
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 23, 2013

This hotel is in the perfect location: quite close to the tapestry and the cathedral, about 15 minutes walk from the train station. There were plenty of delis, bakeries and a grocery store a block or two away. The room was clean with a comfortable bed. Although I'm not disabled, I was impressed that the room was accessible for people with disabilities. Free WiFi. At 51 euro a night, this was an excellent value for price. (The included breakfast buffet was a bit stale, but at this price, it's hard to complain).

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed two nights in bayeux in this hotel. It's right in the middle of town near the cathedral and the tapestry museum. The room that we stayed in was not huge but very clean. There is no free parking in the hotel but there is a free parking lot a five minute walk away. Breakfast is not elaborate (croissants, baguette,cheese, fruit, yogurt) but adequate, the apple juice was great. No elevator in the hotel so it might be a problem with those with mobility issues. Choose a room not near the street as it may be noisy if there's a lot of traffic.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

What a spectacular setting on the banks of the River Aure and a stone's throw from the Bayeux Tapestry Museum! This is a terrific base for visiting all of the many attractions in Normandy. We felt very welcome and Guillaume (one of the owners) was especially helpful to us when we had a rental car crisis. The on-premises restaurant is quite good and the rooms in the newer annex have the river right outside the windows!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Levi4G
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed one night in Bayeux prior to our Normandy beach tour. We liked everything about the hotel and our Comfort Room including the price (~120 euros/night). We ate at the hotel restaurant for dinner and were able to sit outside on the patio during a perfect September evening before retiring to our room for the night.

Our room was on the top floor, which made getting luggage up the flights of stairs a little bit of an effort, but certainly not worth complaining about. As the name suggests, the room was comfortable. As it was on the top floor the ceiling was angled with the roof line and had windows (or sky lights) to allow views of the sky and the surrounding buildings.

We were out the door relatively early the next morning (7:30) to get breakfast at one of the local bakeries (the hotel serves a breakfast in the restaurant, but we wanted to walk around since we ate dinner there the night before). Then we boarded the bus for our Normandy tour with Overlord Tours (highly recommended).

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RMIgolfer
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Reine Mathilde is a small hotel centrally located in the heart of Bayeux. Location, in fact, is one of its strongest selling points. The hotel is located diagonally across from the rear of the cathedral, less than a five minute walk away from the church's main entrance. You can tour the cathedral in the day time, and then step over after dinner and see it all lighted up at night. The museum for the Bayeux Tapestry is only a short walk away as well. The hotel has a very nice restaurant which serves lunch and dinner, but if you need a little variety, Plenty of eating options are located nearby.

The rooms are a little spartan, but we found ours to be very comfortable and clean, with nice bedding, and a very nice bathroom with modern plumbing. Ours had a shower. We didn't have any problems, but if you do, the owner is on the premises just about all the time. He and the rest of his staff came across as very pleasant, helpful people.

There are a couple of caveats. First is the parking. It's limited. We were able to find on-street parking right by the hotel, but this meant putting enough money in at the end of your day to cover you till they stop checking the meters at night, and then getting back out there before they begin the next morning. There is free and paid parking reasonably nearby, but if you aren't packed lightly, those could be a problem. The second, caveat is very simple and very common: there is no lift. Just remember that. Third, the hotel is not air conditioned. This was not a bother for us in autumn, but during hot weather it might be a problem. The rooms on the back side of the hotel are over a small drainage canal. Mosquitoes could be an issue if you needed to keep your window open.

Our experience there was great. The place was quiet. Breakfast and the other meals were all good. At the right time of year, we would not hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Very noisy especially in the morning as it was right on the street, could hear people using toilet, no tea or coffee making facility, room too congested and it didn't appear as shown on the internet. Better restaurants outside. The only good thing was that the concierge spoke English. Do not recommend this hotel.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The hotel was a perfect place for our family of four (twin 10 year olds) which we used as the jumping off point for visiting the Bayeux Tapestries, WWII landing beaches, Mont St Michel and Deauville/Honfleur area. Staff very welcoming and kind. Breakfast buffet had something for everyone. The rooms were clean, simple and comfortable We appreciated having Rooms 16 and 17 which were at the top of the original building sharing a landing (we travel light and don't mind using stairs - if you have lots of heavy suitcases or need lifts then Rooms 16 and 17 are not for you). We appreciated the functionality of the hotel and it worked super well for our family.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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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
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Price Range: $58 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Reine Mathilde 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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