We took the overnight Brittany Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen Port, staying 1 night in Caen. I booked this hotel based off the ratings here on TripAdvisor and was really happy that I booked - so I am recommending it to others. We stayed just one night, since we were on our way to Paris but wanted to see the Bayeux Tapestry. The rooms are tidy, decoration is simple yet effective, bathrooms are clean, shower pressure is good (even on the top floor), its just around the corner from a tram stop and walking distance to St Peter's cathedral. It was a little hard to find at first, its down a little side street, but that only took 5-10mins of wandering around the quadrant before it jumped out at us. The staff at reception are pleasant and helpful. Wifi is free, but the signal isn't that strong on the top floor. There aren't any lifts, there's a winding wooden staircase (which is gorgeous and old) if you too gorgeous and old, you might find it a little difficult to get up and down.
A day trip to Bayeux is so easy from Caen: 15min train, €12.80 return, trains every half hour. We spent 6 hours in Bayeux and managed to get around the tapestry museum, have lunch and wander around the streets.
Very happy with Francois d'O, Caen and Bayeux.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Following a change of owner, the Hotel was completely restored in June 2012. It is located in a building of the 17th century, in full heart of the historical centre of Caen located at 50 meters of the castle.The hotel is managed in a family way. It has a quiet terrace and each room was personalized. ... more less
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