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Le Lion d'Or
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Lovely old building with tons of WW II memorabilia. Room was in a building attached to the hotel. Bit too modern to fit in with old style hotel. Pricey for what it was. No toilet paper in the room, Q Tips from previous guest left on the window ledge! Fan didn't work in the room and they never replaced it, borrowed one from our family's other room. Bed was super comfortable! Don't bother with breakfast, too pricey for what it was, go to a cafe next door for the same thing at half the price and twice the atmosphere. Great location tho'!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The staff was super helpful and friendly. The room was clean and very adequate with decent WiFi. When we checked in they asked if we wanted to eat dinner in the restaurant. We made a reservation and are so glad we did. The food was some of the best tasting and beautifully presented we had in France. The food was a bit pricey but still reasonable. Parking is covered and only 9 Euro for per night. The hotel is easy to find and located close to the cathedral and the tapestry museum. It is close to a little street that has lovely vendors and wonderful Patisserie shops. We came in the middle of June and they still had their flags and decorations up from their D-Day celebration that happened on June 6. I can't say enough good things about this hotel, if you are in Bayeux I highly recommend!

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Very good location, for the city and the touristic places. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast excellent, we had also dinner, very good. Parking space was available. All together a great stay, also the hotel is bit old, it has lots of charme

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Had a very large superior deluxe room, nicely decorated, plenty of space, not in the main part of the hotel. Bathroom was extra large, newer tile and fixtures, plenty of mirrors with nice amenities. Great location in town and room was quiet even though street has lots of traffic. The restaurant dinner was great. The Salt Marsh Lamb, speciality of area, was particularly tender and the apple pastry dessert with caramel sauce was dreamy. Staff helpful to set up tour of Normandy and make other dinner recommendations. Library off of the lobby was very comfortable with fire place, leather chairs, pictures of famous people who have stayed there, bar and books to read. Windows facing the front of the hotel entrance, added extra charm to this room. If you want to visit Normandy, but also looking for a historic town, this is a good choice. Train station 5 minutes away by car. Easy trip from Paris. Visit the Tapestry Museum (can be done in 1 hour) the cathedral, new bell made for 70th anniversary of WWII 70th celebration. Lots of restaurants, closed Sunday and some on Monday.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel! The rooms are comfortable if not the most elegant, but it was the ambience and the friendliness of the staff that made it stand out. Charming! We had a parking place reserved for us, the staff spoke English and put up with my inadequate French. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the restaurant outstanding! We had a leisurely 2 1/2 hour dinner that was the gastronomic highlight of our trip. Tucked away in Bayeux, I recommend it highly!

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The reception staff was very helpful and friendly. The hotel is older and might need some renovations. There are tons of photos from WWII which are interesting and add to the charm.
There is no elevator, so be prepared to walk a few flights of stairs. The breakfast was good, but a bit costly. Our room was adequately furnished and clean. There was an amazing view of the courtyard and the cathedral from our window. The location is good. It was nice to have a parking spot, even if there was an extra daily charge. I thought this hotel was good...not great (which it could be with a few updates and changes). Also there is no a/c. Not a problem when we were there in May, but wouldn't want to be there in hot weather.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel as part of a cycling tour which included visits to numerous Normandy attractions. Bayeux was a great central location for day trips as well as a delightful attractions itself; Bayeux tapestries (a wonderfully done presentation), WWII museum, cathedral. Town easy to walk around in with yummy restaurants. Easy cycling to coast and WWII attractions there. Hotel is not new, but fits into the area with historic charm and comfort. It was a base for BBC journalists and has a lovely bar with signed pictures of many historic figures from that era. The breakfast was generous and tasty. Our group had a special three-course meal (with wine) which was delicious. Courtyard had tables with umbrellas for before dinner cocktails and socializing. Rooms were clean and roomy enough with sufficient storage shelves. Beds were acceptable. No elevator but since we were on an exercise (cycling) tour that wasn't an issue. We opened our window at night but when the light was on, it did attract insects (no screens).

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: 71 rue Saint Jean, 14400, Bayeux, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bayeux
Price Range: £60 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Lion d'Or 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a peaceful setting, this former 18th-c coaching inn brings out best in comfort : 31 rooms shaded by blinds.Cosy and modern, with ochre hues, deep club chairs, Contemporary terrace furniture.Private parking, closed at night ... more   less 
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