Auberge de L'Abbaye
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Auberge de L'Abbaye

12 Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin France
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
French
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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12 Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin France
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Somewhat walkable
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Hannahd29 wrote a review Aug 2013
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a real surprise as we didn't really do any research before booking. The village is charming the hotel is modern and updated in a boutique style. Unfortunately during out stay the Wifi was down but i managed to survive that.
The restaurant is lovely and good value.
The staff are friendly but do prefer that you make the effort to communicate in French, which is understandable as we were in france.
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Date of stay: August 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The more expensive rooms are at the back of the hotel which is such quieter. The beautiful church...
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sirtravel wrote a review Jul 2011
Boston, Massachusetts
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The village of Le Bec-Hellouin is a sleepy, but charming hamlet based around an important abbey that was established as early as the 13th century. The village and abbey itself is worth a visit. The only accommodations in town is this small auberge that is situated on the pretty main road through town across from a nice patch of grass and old church.

This was a return trip after being away for 18 years and fortunately the village didn't change but unfortunately to my taste the auberge did. It is a nice place and totally acceptable, but it had been updated and expanded and lacked the warmth of an old roadside auberge. It seems that they tried to modern it up, but it never gets there. The rooms are comfortable but not cozy. The kitchen also seems to have moved away from an old-fashioned french kitchen to a more nouvelle-style in their presentation and portion size. Again, its good but it misses the mark.

Perhaps the worse part was the lack of attentive service. Not unfriendly, just not service minded. Probably would try to find someplace in another village next time and just come to Le Bec Hellouin to listen to vespers (6pm) at the Abbey -- worth a visit
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Date of stay: June 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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bishtravellor wrote a review May 2010
Worcs
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose the auberge through the review with the michelin Guide.

We were very pleased with our choice. Le Bec Hellouin is a very attractive small village. The hotel is in the centre and the patrons are extremely helpful and obliging. The food was very good and the wines were very reasonably priced, but on a Thursday evening the restaurant was very quiet. Our room (at 90 euros - the dearest) was large, very clean and well laid out. Breakfast was about french average - not great. Our real discovery was wandering around the village after we arrived just before 6pm and finding the monastery where at 6pm as we arrived the monks singing vespers. My wife and I doubled the congregation!! A very enjoyable and pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: May 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peter B wrote a review Jul 2014
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was booked for a single nights stay in June , for July 2014. Hotel claimed to have a policy of 1) NOT taking any charge from a credit card prior to actual stay and, 2) they have a '' Cast-iron '' guarantee of FREE cancellation up to 5 days prior to date of anticipated arrival. Regretfully, due to family matters we had to cancel the very next day ( 9th June) and we have written acknowledgment of FREE CANCELLATION . Nevertheless, the hotel went on to take a nights stay charge on our Barclaycard > After being challenged the hotel a) either cannot OR will not correspond in English , 2) even after requesting FULL detaiils of our Barclaycard AND Bank details so that they could make refund....made absoluteley NO attempt to rectify matters. Barclaycard confirm they have paid out to the hotel and that they will now see to matters being concluded.
LESSON :.... do NOT give this hotel any card details in advance .
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew Brel wrote a review Aug 2011
Newport Beach, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed overnight to break up our journey from London in the hope of visiting a pretty French village, having a lovely meal and getting a good night sleep. So far so good. The Hotel is attractively presented and the check in was smooth enough. The area of Le Bec-Hellouin is dominated by an impressive and picturesque Abbey. Our early evening walk through the Abbey made a tremendous memory and provided an outstanding photo opportunity.
Possibly our experience would have been very different if we were not traveling with a 2 year old who may well have gone to sleep at 7.45 as per normal, had the walls been thick enough to disguise the outrageous free-form French shouting festival from the room next door, which they weren't. Who knew an angry couple could bellow so loud and for so long. Compounding the issues raised by high volume shouting came the thudding on walls from neighboring rooms. Baby quickly lost his sleep mojo and as a result, our booking for 8 pm in the downstairs restaurant was in jeopardy. We decided that mummy would stay with baby until he fell asleep while I would wait in the restaurant. Unfortunately this wait extended to one and a half hours, spent sitting alone in a half full restaurant observing the goings on around me. Firstly, the lighting is not good, way too bright, but mostly my impression of this experience and in consideration of my familiarity with hospitality, I can only observe that leaving a single customer sitting alone for one and a half hours without the offer of so much as a bread roll goes to the heart of the hospitality argument. After an hour and half I approached our hostess to suggest we cancel the booking and request that I take a bottle of wine back to the room. Her reply was 'Non possible', which I thought was unreasonably unaccommodating, as was the absence of any recommendation for any food, knowing as she did that we had a restless child in the room. My dream of returning to the room with a sandwich and a bottle of wine for long suffering mum was clearly ‘impossible.’ An inhospitability first, anywhere in the world, in my experience of staying in Hotels.
At this point mummy arrived in the restaurant, and our hostess vacillated over even allowing us to eat, being by now 9.30 and seemingly too late for the kitchen. The meal that followed - a nine course tasting menu - made me reflect on more than one occasion that had there been a fast food joint in the town, our culinary interest would have stood a better chance of being impressed. Almost every item was overdone. The atmosphere was grim. The experience was disappointing on many levels. When we left the following morning and reflected on the £250 cost of our room and dinner, I found it difficult to see how anyone working in a hospitality business could happily take £250 off the same very hungry restaurant guest they happily left sitting alone for an hour and a half without the offer of so much as a bread roll. Not a visit I look back on with fondness, or would recommend under the present management.
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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134Martin wrote a review Jun 2014
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
With only a day and a half before our visit to France, we were informed that this hotel had withdrawn from hotels.com and would not honour our booking which had been confirmed by them a month earlier in an email! Obviously a so-called guarantee and confirmation means nothing. As this trip coincided with the D-Day anniversary commemorations, most other places were full. It took many hours of conversations with representatives of hotels.com to try and find an alternative at a particularly busy time. This was a very stressful experience so close to our departure and we feel totally let down by this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Duane R wrote a review Jun 2015
Tampa, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The horrific innkeepers of 'Les Mis' fame, the Thenardiers, operate this establishment. We were on a bike tour of France, and this is a beautiful little town, however, this is the only place to stay there, and we did read the reviews but they were mixed and the pictures a bit deceptive. We arrived at 3 p.m., tired from biking 51 km. that day, but were turned away at the lobby door, saying they strictly did not let anyone in until 4 p.m. We left and came back at 4 p.m., tired and wanting to get settled in our room. We were given the first room with a door directly next to the front door of the lobby. Once in the room, we could hear every phone ring, every voice in the lobby. We asked for another room, especially since the bathroom had only a shower and were treated as if we were speaking martian instead of some basic French. Later, my husband heard the husband, wife, and their son, speaking English in the room behind the lobby desk. We called our bike tour operator and he said we had no other options, which we did not. Alas, dinner was included in our "package," so we had to eat with this family serving us which was not pleasant. I tried walking around the lobby and halls to see the establishment and was told not to leave the lobby. An all around horrible experience (although the dinner was not bad nor was the breakfast). When you do receive one of the "dinner included" menus, one's choices are very very basic. Room furnishings were extremely basic/cheap. The town is so lovely it is too bad there are not other places to stay there. An Abbey is a few blocks away but very quiet with nothing to see or no guides or information anywhere. Some reviewers mentioned the innkeepers were "cold." That's putting it nicely, and besides them, the place itself, the indoors, not the pretty flowers on the outside, is quite a mishmash of bad taste.
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Date of stay: June 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: go to a different town to stay
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family_manDevon wrote a review Jan 2008
Devon, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you have dreamed of sitting outside a half timbered French Inn, in a a quiet village with a glass of wine or a beer in your hand, then this is the place to come.

Bedecked in flowers, the Auberge de l'Abbaye welcomes you to the wonderful surroundings of an 18th century coaching Inn whose half-timbered façade recalls Normandy of long ago. Low beamed ceilings and table cloths add to the setting. There is an oft-repeated phrase about the culinary reputation of its restaurant: "The homemade apple pie is the best in Normandy and in itself is worth the journey". The food is quite remarkable with a four course dinner each night and many locals coming from far and wide. The owner was quite prepared to adapt the courses to cater for our 9 and 11 year old boys so that they were able to accompany us at Dinner. We were spoilt for choice and our boys were looked after beautifully.

Breakfasts were typically continental but a variety of cooked eggs were also offered if we wished - "pour Les Anglais". we were more than happy to gorge on the wonderfull fresh bread and pastries with delicious preserves. Coffe was excellent, but the French don't do Tea very well (an alien concept for them) so perhaps take your own tea bags!

A narrow staircase leads to the very comfortable guest rooms with en-suite bathroom, showers, toilet, dial phone and alarm clock. Bedrooms are decorated in light pretty colours with plenty of storage space and some have a small sitting area.

The Inn stands in the peaceful village which is on the road to the Norman Abbey of Le Bec Hellouin, which is well worth a visit. Within easy drive are Monet's garden at Giverny, the "mini Versailles" at Chateau du Champ de Bataille, The ruins of Richard the Lionheart's castle at Chateau -Gaillard in Les Andelys, Rouen, Honfleur and many other great spots.

We left this charming Inn and its most helpful owners vowing that we would return to savour its charms again. It fulfilled all our dreams of a french Auberge.
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Date of stay: April 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hilly G wrote a review Aug 2015
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It was only as this was the only restaurant open in Bec Hellouin that we ventured in as we had been advised against - and with good reason. Incredibly unwelcoming and rude waiter, over priced and badly cooked food. And then, despite having asked for tap water being asked to pay 5.5E for a bottle of Vittel. It's a shame that with such a lovely position in a pretty village they could get it so wrong. I hardly ever write a review unless I have something positive to say but this couldn't be ignored.
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Date of stay: August 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HeadPrefect wrote a review Sept 2010
Tonbridge
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for an overnight stop on way home from Dordogne.
Lovely little village built in the shadow of the abbey.
Family run hotel with excellent restaurant.
Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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CLEMENCE L asked a question Jun 2020
Le Neubourg, France73 contributions61 helpful votes
Bonjour, Le restaurant a t'il une terrasse extérieur?
Answer from beanet27
Bosroumois, France42 contributions29 helpful votes
Bonsoir Oui terrasse interieure abritee !! 👍
Tony C wrote a tip Jul 2017
St. Albans, United Kingdom146 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do eat here."
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NickyPuss wrote a tip Sept 2016
Kenilworth, United Kingdom276 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only visited the restaurant"
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Stephen Q wrote a tip Jul 2015
Bo'ness, United Kingdom18 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would go for the rooms off the courtyard."
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Christine R wrote a tip Jul 2015
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom221 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We didn't stay"
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Duane R wrote a tip Jun 2015
Tampa, Florida69 contributions28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"go to a different town to stay"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auberge de L'Abbaye
Which popular attractions are close to Auberge de L'Abbaye?
Nearby attractions include Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (0.10 miles), Chateau d'Harcourt (5.0 miles), and Monument Aux Morts (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Auberge de L'Abbaye?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Auberge de L'Abbaye?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Auberge de L'Abbaye?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Auberge de L'Abbaye?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant de la Tour, La Crêpe dans le Bec, and Auberge du Vieux Donjon.
Is Auberge de L'Abbaye located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Le Bec-Hellouin.
Are there any historical sites close to Auberge de L'Abbaye?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vieux Donjon (2.6 miles).
Is Auberge de L'Abbaye accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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