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Villa Lara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2013

The Villa Lara is about the prettiest hotel in the town of Bayeux. The staff was most helpful. A mishandled wakeup call was made right with a complimentary breakfast. The hotel was recommended to us by friends who had stayed the year before. We would definitely recommend the Villa Lara to others.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

The hotel is immaculate ... Beautifully decorated with such attention to detail. The staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay extra special. They even opened the restaurant early for breakfast as we needed to leave early morning. Highly recommended ... Private secure car-park, great view of the cathedral, in the centre of Bayeux and convenient to get around.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Great room and service! Great location. Couple little things though, breakfast should be included at these prices, $18 euros per person is a bit extreme. Adding conditioner to the bathroom would be nice too. Otherwise, a near perfect stay! Would stay again.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Hands down, the Villa Lara is the nicest hotel we have ever stayed -- and we travel a lot! My husband and I, and our daughter, son-in-law, and two teenage grandchildren stayed four nights in early October -- FABULOUS!! We cannot say enough about the entire hotel, amenities, staff, and location. The rooms and bathrooms are large; there are an abundance of electrical outlets to recharge phones and cameras; beds and pillows are so comfortable; towels and robes are large and fluffy; great Wi-Fi; room refrigerator was refilled every day with complimentary bottled water, Perrier, and soft drinks; delicious gourmet breakfasts were impeccably served; and all the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We were sad when our lovely visit to Bayeux and the Normandy Beaches was over. Thank you Rima, Jessica and Alexandre :-) We will be back!!!Also, we booked the Churchill Hotel Shuttle to Mont Saint-Michel and highly recommend this day trip.

Room Tip: Our family was in two rooms on the troisième étage (4th floor) facing the beautiful Bayeux Cathedral...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed here for two nights while visiting Normandy. Hotel staff is very lovely and helpful. Parking is free. Room was very nicely decorated. Hotel does not have restaurant for evening meal and no room service on Monday night. Highly recommend as place to stay in historic Bayeux and as a place to visit WW II sites.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I don't give five stars very often, but in the case of the Villa Lara in Bayeux it is most deserved. From exceptional service (really exceptional) to the rooms, breakfast, drinks at the end of an interesting day touring Normandy, help with restaurant reservations each evening, and a great location, this is a special place. Owners Rema and Francoise and glorious hosts. Smiles every morning. Always willing and prepared to help with any request. All other small hotels should and can learn from the Villa Lara. We look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Try a junior suite.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed at the Villa Lara for 2 nights in October 2013. Despite the pouring rain, we had a wonderful stay. It's nice to come back from a day of sightseeing in the rain and find a fire burning in the cozy bar/lobby. Our room was spacious and had most comfortable chairs with nice tall windows overlooking a green area. Bayeaux is such an old village in France and the atmosphere at Villa Lara is an added part of the experience of being in an old part of France. The bathroom was elegant and luxurious. The other guests were very nice as were the employees. The staff were very helpful with information.
I will visit again.

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Additional Information about Villa Lara Hotel

Address: 6 Place du Quebec, 14400, Bayeux, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Price Range: £133 - £533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Lara Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Lara is a small privately owned luxury boutique hotel with a chic but casual atmosphere in the historic center of Bayeux, along the Aure River in a very quiet square facing the 11th century majestic cathedral and just next door to the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Our 28 rooms are appointed in an elegant French style with 8 different color schemes. All the furniture is made by Moissonnier, a well-known French company founded in 1885. Its cabinetmaking skills have been passed down generations, bringing the past to life with light touches, suggesting without imposing, breathing new life into traditions to make the present feel magical again, and creating jewelry for the hotel while cultivating an offbeat style-such is the spirit of Moissonnier today. All the rooms are accessible by lift and equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, large flat-screen TV and safe. The marbled bathrooms have a walk-in shower and also a separate bathtub in most of the rooms. The rooms range from 30 to 50 square meters with a view on the Bayeux Cathedral. Beds are minimum 1.80 x 2 meters and in most of the rooms can be up to 2 x 2 meters. Wireless high speed internet access is free throughout the hotel, which features a cozy bar/lounge area with a fireplace and a library, a marbled lobby, and a breakfast room set in a traditional French style where the breakfast is prepared and served in front of the guest. Our complimentary fitness center is available 24/7 and equipment includes a treadmill, bicycle, and strength training machines. A private carpark is available with 15 spots and a drop-off space for buses. Although we meet the official government criteria of a 5-star property, we do not have a restaurant, a spa, and a formal bellman at the front door. We do not want to mislead our future guests who attribute these specific amenities to their image of a 5-star property, although we do of course provide porterage and turn down. And, as always, our commitment to 5-star service is at the forefront of our day-to-day operations. ... more   less 
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