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“Ideal for the Landing Beaches” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Crocus
Ranked #30 of 41 Hotels in Caen
UK
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Ideal for the Landing Beaches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We travelled in a group of 17 some couples and single rooms. This was a friendly place with basic amenaties basic rooms comfortable beds, relatively clean "you gets what you pay for" we travelled by motorcycle (mature group) we had a sit down dinner (3 course) for 4 nights all pretty good food and breakfast was a help yourself affair with fresh croissants coffee etc.
A bit crowded in the bar area and alcohol a little on the expensive side but overall good value for money.Location was good for access to the WW2 Museums etc but as quite often in France on the outskerts to the town itself.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Red Deer, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

It's like they're proud to have 2 stars! They do not deserve those two stars, not even one. The hotel is discusting. Rooms are way too small and the bathroom is the size of a trailer size bathroom. They room keys are a huge heavy key which sucks to carry around especially if you are touring around the area. The bar and restaurant are out in the open and are always full. The fodd wasn't good anyways. The hotel looks ugly on the outside and the inside. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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essex
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed here the night before we got the ferry back to the UK as it is 20mins away. We had a family room which accommodated 2 adults and 3 children...it was basic but spacious. It was clean...bed not that comfy and could have done with more pillows!!
We booked to have breakfast which I now regret!! It was expensive at E8 and not at all appetising!!
There are other places nearby to eat!!

Room Tip: As said we had a family room. This consisted of 2 rooms adjoined, with a double bed...actually 2 sin...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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East Yorkshire
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed here to visit D-Day beaches, cemeteries and Caen. It's 30 mins from Ouistreham car ferry and it's ideally placed on a roundabout with roads leading directly to Arromanches and the other Landing Beaches, Pegasus Bridge and Caen. etc. There's plenty of parking. The rooms are on the small side with limited space around them, but perfectly clean and with an en-suite bathroom. Despite being on a roundabout there was very little traffic noise. We paid €55 per room per night and I thought this was good value for this hotel which is correctly graded as 2*. Coded separate entrance if you return after 11pm. We ate in the hotel restaurant every night and were pleasantly surprised, with a la carte and fixed price menus, wines and beers at reasonable prices. The staff were wonderful and this hotel was a good find and we would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

My wife and I were transferred to this hotel, for one night, from the Kyriad Memorial just across the road (after our room was allegedly flooded) and our first impression was not wonderful but how wrong we were. Our room on the second floor though relatively dark was large and clean with a comfortable double bed and flat-screen TV. The restaurant on the ground floor was exceptionally good value with a superb menu. There was adequate car parking in the hotel grounds and access to and from Caen was good. The staff were very friendly and spoke good English. Although basic we would definitely recommend for a stopover.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ianare
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Worcestershire
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Four of us, all OAPs, stayed here to visit D-Day beaches and cemeteries. It's easily found just off the Perpherique Nord, on a roundabout with road leading directly to Arromanches or into Caen centre or Pegasus Bridge, Ouistreham car ferry etc. There's plenty of parking. We received a warm welcome and our rooms were on the ground floor - I didn't notice any lift for the second floor. The corridors to the rooms are a bit drab and the clean bed linen is stored in the corridor behind curtains. The rooms are on the small side with limited space around them, but perfectly clean and everything worked in the bathroom. Despite the roundabout close by there was minimal traffic noise. Breakfast costs €7.50 but was varied and plentiful and staff were on hand to replenish items. We paid €55 per room per night and I thought this was good value for this hotel which is correctly graded as 2*. Coded separate entrance if you return after 2300 hrs - worked OK. We were intending to go into Caen centre for an evening meal but heavy rain persuaded us to eat in the hotel restaurant, and we were pleasantly surprised, with a la carte and fixed price menus, wines and beers reasonably priced. All in all this hotel was a useful find and I would recommend it.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms 20 onwards behind thick hedge, absorbs traffic noise.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

For the price was great. Paid the extra for breakfast which was very good, continental style. Had an evening meal which was brilliant value and very nice. Good size room, free wifi, cheap bar...perfect for a one night stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Crocus
Address: 2 rue de la Folie, 14000 Caen, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Caen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 41 Hotels in Caen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Crocus 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the outskirts of Caen, Hôtel Crocus Caen Mémorial is 4 km from Ducal Chateau and 500 metres from Mémorial de Caen. It has a shaded terrace and offers modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access.All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature air conditioning and a mini-fridge. A hairdryer is available upon request.Traditional cuisine is served in Brasserie Les 4 Saisons. Guests can enjoy a drink in the bar at Hôtel Crocus and a buffet breakfast is served every morning.Hôtel Crocus Caen Mémorial is 450 metres from the Colline aux Oiseaux Park. It is accessible via the N814 motorway and free parking is available on site.We speak your language! Hotel Rooms: 50 ... more   less 
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