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“Very nice, would go back if we returned to Caen.”
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Hotel Astrid
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 5, 2011

No frills but friendly, secure and clean. Owner speaks some English, and I speak a little French so communication was fine. Parking on the street, but no problems there. Breakfast at 7 euros is excellent: fresh bread and croissant, yoghurt, cheese, jam, butter, OJ and a hot drink. No dining room, so breakfasts brought to your room.
Great situation, right in the centre of Caen. All in all, definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Spent one night here. It is right in the city centre. We parked in a public carpark down the road which was very reasonable. We were in room I on the first floor. It had a tiny balcony and a view over roofs. The heating was effective. It had a shower and a separate toilet.. We didn't have breakfast but it was available. The bed was very comfy. The location is great, close to the shops, the castle, bars and restaurants. The receptionist spoke good English and was very friendly. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2010

I used Caen as a stepping stone to prepare for Paris. This hotel was clean, the staff friendly and able to help me find places to go even with my poor french. I was asked if I wanted breakfast (7euro) and what time. At the appointed time I was getting ready to head down when voila my breakfast appeared at my door. Very nice. There was some street noise but the double paned windows blocked most of it. Hotel was centrally located in downtown and just off the main transit route.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank Oldgriz707
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

We enjoyed staying at Hotel Astrid. It's a no frills hotel, but the location is right smack in the center and all major sites are easily accessible. Rooms were spacious.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank SC070
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

We stayed here at the last minute, having made a reservation online on a website the night before. We were on a road trip in France and were on our way from Mont. St. Michel, Normandy to Belgium.

We arrived in the evening. Try and get good directions. We forgot and had to stop and ask people. It did work out. We did the next say see signs for the hotel while walking towards the castle, but really, they would not have helped. So directions!

The hotel is located right within walking distance to the castle and in the city. Great location! If you are driving, there isn't a garage. We parked on the street across from the hotel, and in the evening, you don't have to pay till 930am. There is a buslane on the side of the hotel. So the man running the hotel came out and told us to just drive up onto the very wide sidewalk to unload!

It can be challenging to find a room in Europe for 4 people! We had a room on the first floor, there is no elevator. Our room was very spacious and included two double beds and a folded up cot. As well as a nice sized table with chairs.

It was clean and comfortable. The next day, they brought breakfast to the room. Breakfast was 7euros each. It was ok. hot chocolate, tea, coffee, bread, croissants.

The service was excellent. I can't emphasize this enough. The people working there were very nice, and friendly. I speak french so I don't know if they speak English, but I do know that the man working at the front desk also speaks Spanish.

The price was 75 euros for the room. Cannot beat that for location, and value.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

My family and I stayed at the Hotel Astrid for 2 nights, we were very impressed with the cleanliness and querkiness of the hotel and we absoluetly adored the breakfast (which is served to your room). The children were also very well catered for. The location of the hotel is idea for having a walk around Caen although we used it as a stop over hotel, for which it was perfect. There is no parking at the hotel, other than street parking which is on a meter, however the owners of the hotel were more than accommodating to help us find somewhere to park with our trailer in tow! The owner of the hotel actually moved his own car to allow us to use his space - how polite was that! and set us all in good spirit for our following 2 nights stay. Thank you for a lovely stay and if we are ever in Caen again we will definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank ml1998
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

Nothing to add to the previous excellent reviews. We stayed three nights and paid 59 Euros for a twin room. We had no car and used public transportation and our feet to get around. Really enjoyed the Normandy Museum in the Castle. Walked to the two Abbey's and enjoyed a real Tripe a la Caen at the Normandy Restaurant. Another excellent and reasonable lunch was at La Petite Auberge. No Tourists there. Everyone surprised that we were Americans and not Bristish. Took the bus along the coast to our next stop in Bayeux. Total cost for two was 14 Euros. We rented a car in Bayeux to tour D-Day beaches and go on to Brittany.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank madamemanon
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Additional Information about Hotel Astrid

Address: 39 rue de Bernieres, 14000 Caen, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Caen
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Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Caen
#4 Best Value Hotel in Caen
#7 Business Hotel in Caen
Price Range: $80 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Astrid 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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