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“Basic hotel, friendly staff, excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Astrid
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Caen
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Moscow, Russia
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65 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Basic hotel, friendly staff, excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Good value price/quality

Rooms and bathrooms are basic, but clean and quite spacious. Main "pros" of the hotel are excellent and very helpful staff and location - just halfway from old bassin Saint-Pierre to Castle (two minutes on foot both).

Hotel is bike-friendly, bicycles spent the night in a garage. There are some restaurants nearby but i recommend to eat in Rue du Vaugueux (east from Castle) - there are plenty of good and various restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank andres16
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Twitchy the Wonder Bunny, a pink and blue globe trotting bunny spent three nights at the Hotel Astrid. The rooms are very dated and could use a make over. The rooms were quiet with not a lot of street noise. There was a problem with mosquitoes. If the windows were left open, you were bitten. If the windows were closed, the rooms were hot and stuffy. Wifi is available and free. The staff was very friendly and helpful.For 7 euro, you can have a continental breakfast delivered to your room. It was very good. The rooms are up a flight of stairs with no elevator so this is not a handicap accessible hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank TwitchyTheWonderBuny
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Sydney Australia
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135 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Friendly helpful staff and a great location. The rooms are very dated and due for a facelift. Tight fit for a family of 2 adults and 2 children but it did the job.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LegItAustralia
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Leduc, Canada
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Lots of street noise and bar noise.Had to have window open since no a/c. Internet very unreliable, kept loosing connection. Good central location. Rooms are clean but in need of renovation. Breakfast delivered to your room.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank WMeurope2011
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London
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We are a family of 5, 3 small children. The room was not big enough for us. On the positive it is very cheap and central. Negatively, it was very dusty so a nightmare for asthma, it took twenty minutes running the tap for hot water and I'm sure I was being bitten by something.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank SarahGreenwich
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Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed here on our last night in Normandy on the 6th June.We trawled through most of Caen looking for a room for the night but most were booked up. We came across this hotel which doesnt look anything special from the outside but once you get inside, you immediately feel at home and cosy. the female owner speaks good english and is very friendly. the hotel is clean and simple like most small european hotels but the decor is nice an updated and very pretty and homely. the only gripe i have with the hotel was the bathroom was small even for this type of hotel, but honestly? that is clutching at straws. when i go back to Normandy next year please God, i will stay here again on my last night. thank you for an enjoyable stay in beautiful Normandy

Room Tip: the toilet has a weird flush mechanism, ill let you find it! :-)
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bastogne44
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Maroochydore, Australia
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277 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

My husband and I opted to stay in Caen after some days in Paris... We found Hotel Astrid on Trip Advisory and chose to stay there because of the positive reviews....

Everything was good.... Madam Lau who checked in us was warm, cheerful and so lovely... We had the room on the first floor which was easy for my husband to carry both our luggages up as they had no elevator. The room was basic and small but it was enough for us. We had the room facing the bus stop. Was concerned about the noise but the double glazed windows, blocked out everything.

We had to find parking for our rental everyday as there was no car park within the hotel but it was easy enough to park on the streets.

Room Tip: We used Caen as our base and we drove to everywhere else.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KMSM44
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Property: 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
#3 Family Hotel in Caen
#7 Business Hotel in Caen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Astrid 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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