Hubbie and I recently spent three nights at Le Clos Jouvenet, in the very charming city of Rouen. This is one of the best B&Bs I have ever stayed in. The house is a gracious 19th century property with beautiful gardens, and Mme DeWitte has decorated the house exquisitely. We had a very comfortable and spacious ensuite room on the second floor. It didn't have a TV but that was fine by me. There was a cosy lounge area for guests on the first floor where we could hang out with their very friendly cat Lilou and catch up on email (wifi signal was stronger here than in our room). Breakfast was delicious -not just coffee and croissants but cereals, yogurt, cheese, a variety of breads, fresh fruit, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Plenty for us and served in a lovely conservatory overlooking the garden.M. et Mme DeWitte were extremely hospitable and helpful - they really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and easy. For instance, we were travelling by train and there are no left luggage lockers at the station, so Mme DeWitte arranged for us to be able to leave our luggage at a hotel across the street from the station while we had a last few hours of sightseeing. The neighbourhood is on a hill overlooking the city with lovely views. It is about a 20 minute walk from the city centre, uphill but it was not a difficult walk. It is a quiet area with some convenient shops. Rouen is a very friendly city steeped in history, and staying at Le Clos Jouvenet made our trip doubly satisfying. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A heaven of peace a few minutes from the Cathedral of Rouen. Four elegant rooms in a nineteenth century town house set in a delightful garden amidst tranquil surroundings. Parking on the grounds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Clos Jouvenet Hotel Rouen