We stayed there last September after staying at two other hotels in Bayeux. This was the most expensive of the 3, but by no means the nicest. I read that Ike used this hotel as his headquarters after D-Day and I got the feeling that nothing has been updated since thern. I think Ike walked on the same carpet that I did...not a good thing. The word "threadbare" came to mind. The staff was nice, but the hotel was disappointing.
Our room faced the courtyard, so it was nosier, as noted by other reviewers. We also had to pay an extra 10 Euros per night for parking. (Adding insult to injury...) There was a bicycle tour group staying there, and they were up bright and early loading up in the aforementioned courtyard...noisy.
We did not sample the restaurant, but Ike said they have the best wine cellar in Normandy. I can't confirm or refute that, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Our room had worn and damaged carpet in desperate need of replacement, plus peeling paint and mold in the bathroom. The bathroom was not inviting. Lots of maintenance issues. By the time we got to Bayeux we had stayed in a varirety of French hotels and B&B's, and I have to say that this hotel did not live up to the expectation set by the price. We liked The Churchill and the Hotel d'Argouges in Bayeux, both really nice and less expensive.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Lion d`Or Hotel Bayeux
- Le Lion d Or Bayeux