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“Deceitful service & shoddy room”
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Les Maisons de Lea
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Honfleur
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Deceitful service & shoddy room”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night. Arrived after very long drive to be advised that reserved parking space requested over 1 month earlier wasn't available! Had to park nearly 1 mile away as town very busy - very deceitful service..

The room was shoddy - hot, noisy & full of rubbish furniture being extremely over-priced.

Service was friendly but that didn't redeem a very poor performance from a hotel that deliberately & deceitfully misrepresented its offering.

Do not stay if driving from England - there will trick you about parking being available..

Room Tip: Don't bother staying here - find an alternative hotel if visiting Honfleur which is a lovely tow...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Being a building in a town of its time it will never be the Kempinski. It faces a 15th C church and is situated on a cobbled square with other quaint buildings of its era. Our room was compact but had a large operational bathroom and was reached via some stairs and down a couple of corridors with movement activated lights. There is no parking on Friday to Saturday in front of the hotel and Sundays are market days where you can barely access the hotel anyway, leaving you to park at a remote site down the hill and around the corner. BUT, once you are in, you have ready access to all the elements which make Honfleur such an attraction. Whilst the adjacent bell tower chimes loudly every quarter hour from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, dinner or breakfast on the front porch of the hotel is sublime.

Room Tip: Best not next to the bell tower.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seabrook Island, SC
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed at the hotel with a biking group. Our room was a 'name' room on the third floor overlooking the square directly over the front door (Pimpernel, I think). It boasted a sitting room and two bathrooms along with a bedroom area. From our understanding, the square location was quieter than the church side as the church organ played into the night. We were able to open our windows and sleep well on a Wednesday and Thursday night. We enjoyed the ambiance and town location immensely although the lodging could not be considered luxurious. It was most comfortable.

Breakfast had a substantial variety of items and the fresh-squeezed orange juice machine was a very special treat. My husband and I enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Unfortunately, after a great first impression – fantastic central location and gorgeous historic building – this hotel turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The rooms are bland and unimaginative in the extreme. Ours, though large, was very stuffy even though the temperature outside was cool for June, and the bathroom was hopelessly poorly equipped. There was no shower cap and no wash cloth. The bed, however, was large and comfortable and, as the room did not overlook the square, we also had a very quiet night. I suspect that, especially on a Saturday morning, the square-facing rooms would be very noisy as the market sets up on the cobbled streets below. I felt that €205 a night should warrant more attention to detail but this hotel fails to capitalise on its amazing potential.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms overlooking the potentially noisy square.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Our room, No. 1, was long and narrow, very quiet, overlooking a courtyard. The hotel served a big breakfast, and you could not beat the location, close to the charming port and many, many restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Only one night in a quick visit to Normandy, this hotel is superbly located in the heart of Honfleur.
Charming rooms, helpful staff, booked parking so that we did not have to worry about leaving the car in the street.

Room Tip: We only wanted one night and were not able to book that (minimum of 2 nights) when we were planning...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We were allocated sever al days at le petite maison 10mts from the hotel. Superb location, deco and style. All t'he needed equipment and 100% authonomy. Fantastic for a couple escapade as well as for a family long stay. Wish to come Back again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Les Maisons de Lea
Address: Place Sainte Catherine, 14600, Honfleur, France (Formerly Hostellerie Lechat)
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Honfleur
#5 Spa Hotel in Honfleur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Les Maisons de Lea 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of old Honfleur, this magnificent building which brings together an old salt warehouse and three 16th century houses, has been lovingly restored into one charming hotel. ... more   less 
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