We have just returned from a long weekend in Bayeux and a fantastic 3 night stay at the Hotel de Sainte Croix!
Florence's is just like her home - warm, charming and welcoming and she is the perfect hostesse. We stayed in the yellow room 'Josephine' decorated in a typical French way, which was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was also huge and I enjoyed the 'his and hers' sink so that me and my husband were'nt jostling for the sink each morning!
The property is ideally located in Bayeux and we walked to the main tourist highlights easily. Situated overlooking the market square we were slightly concerend on Friday night that we would be disturbed by the Saturday market setting up in the morning but we honestly didn't hear a thing and slept soundly. The residence is peaceful and quiet and I would not be concerned about sleeping at the front. Also if you do stay at the weekend and have your car, its an ideal opportunity to stock up on all the great fresh market produce. We found parking easy, though this may not be the case in high season.
Talking of fresh produce...the breakfasts are superb! We had a choice of croissants, bread and conserves each morning along with yoghurt and Florence's speciality of the day! Each morning this was something different and we enjoyed crepes and French toast and even a chocolate brownie. Having dessert at breakfast is strangely nice!
Florence was not fluent in English and we were not fluent in French but somehow we managed to muddle through and she took a real interest in what we were doing and where we were going and gave us great reccomendations for dinner (we never had a bad meal the whole time we were there). Bayuex is ideally situated for touring the D-Day sites and is itself a charming Medieval town and of the course the Tapestry is a must-see.
We found Bayeux to be a fantastic weekend destination, friendly and charming and we will definitely be back. We will also not hesitate to return to the hospitatlity of Hotel de St Croix. The building is old and the floors squeak - but who cares? If you want sterile blandness book the Best Western!
Finally I should just mention the price, we thought it was great value at 73 Euros a night. Our friends stayed at the Hotel Tardif which was considerably more expensive but I do not think a better experience for the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For your holidays or for a week end in Bayeux, open the door of this XVIIIth century private hotel and you will be charmed by this building which brings together the charm of the sophistication of yesterday with today's comforts. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline so you can book your Hotel de Sainte Croix 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.