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La Cour Sainte-Catherine
Ranked #2 of 72 Honfleur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We spent over three wonderful weeks in France in late May and June. We stayed at four fantastic B&B's and two great hotels.I hesitated to write this review because the one place that we liked the least was this one. I read many glowing reviews before hand, which is why I looked forward to staying here.Parking was very hard to find, and we parked quite a distance away. Then, the owner was not present while we were here, so the warm welcome others seemed to receive was not our experience. The woman who checked us in spoke no English, but that was not really the issue. Our room was on the street level, with windows right next to the sidewalk. Through the short lace curtains we could clearly see people walking by our room, so we went outside and closed the wood shutters. This made the already dark room seem cave-like and depressing. The next morning at breakfast, what looked (to me) like yesterday's pastries seemed unappealing. The woman finally did speak two words of English to me when she said, "Pay now".So we did, and left. I usually assume that people who write negative reviews are just unhappy people, but we really enjoyed every other place we stayed. We may have just been here at the wrong time with the owner being away, but I doubt very much that we will come back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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saintecatherine, Propriétaire at La Cour Sainte-Catherine, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

bonjour Mada,e;
It is the first time in 10 years when I receive this kind of critics. All the houses in Honfleur are fisherman's houses and all the ground floors are used. Your room had curtains traditional sailors and the persons who walk do not look through windows.
If your room did not suit to you, and I can understand it, it was necessary to say it upon your arrival. We would have tried to change you and you would certainly have had a better stay.
We do not make difference with our hosts for the breakfast. But when a stay is not appreciated, anything don’t go.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We loved our three night stay at La Cour Sainte Catherine! We were somewhat surprised by how busy and touristy Honfleur was, but as soon as we stepped off the street into the courtyard of this delightful B&B we were surrounded by peaceful serenity. We had a ground floor room which was quite spacious, and had a sliding door that opened onto the courtyard. We did quite a bit of sight-seeing in the area but I think my favorite memories of Honfleur will be relaxing in the courtyard. We also enjoyed the breakfast each day - traditional French fare done well - croissants and a baguette, a selection of fruit pastries, yogurt, cheese, juice and coffee or tea. Oh, and delicious fruit jams! We bought a jar to take home with us.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We arrived on a very warm, very busy Saturday afternoon, and the lovely garden courtyard was a wonderful sight. Liliane gave us a warm welcome and treated is to a chilled bottle of white wine. She is a great hostess who creates a relaxed and homey environment. It's a privilege to come back to this quiet, green space after roaming Honfleur, which can be crowded. The location is great, everything within walking distance. Liliane's restaurant recommendations were flawless.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Withyscott
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We spent four nights at the La Cour Sainte-Catherine which is accessable to all the sights in Honfleur. The rooms were quite large and comfortable but the best part of our stay was the hospitality and courtyard. Eating breakfast in such a unique setting and hosted by such friendly people was an experience that will be remembered for a long time! It made our holiday! We would highly recommend this B & B to anyone who wants to stay in relaxing and quaint setting.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

LLiane the inn owner was so nice and helpful. We had been traveling and loved staying here. They could not be more helpful and the night was quiet and room was great. Clean and could not have tried harder.

Room Tip: Keep in mind it is not a hotel!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kitty S
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Located right in the middle of the old city in Honfleur, near the harbor. A garage is available to those who need parking.

We received an upgrade. We had a house of our own that used to be what seems to be a restaurant. Although dating probably from the 17th century, it was nicely kept up. Its wooden beams could still be seen, making it very quaint indeed. We had our very own kitchen and living room with T.V. and two bedrooms. The beds was very comfortable and we had a view on the street as well as of the B&B gorgeous garden. The bathroom had all the necessary amenities,

Breakfast was delicious and according French standards, or in other words: delicious!

Like all the French people we met, our hosts were very friendly and easy to talk to. I definitively would recommend this lovely place to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I stayed here with my husband and two teenage kids, we loved it! when you enter the hotel you are in a courtyard filled with trees and plants and the Hotel buildings surround this courtyard.
Our room was on the ground floor and quite large. It had one double bed and two singles at the other end of the room and it had a large sliding glass door to the courtyard. The shower had excellent water pressure and everything was very clean. The included breakfast was very good and had an assortment of breads and pastries. I would love to come back and stay longer to just enjoy and relax.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Aricrsj
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Address: 74 rue du Puits, 14600, Honfleur, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #2 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Honfleur
Price Range: $154 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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