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“So French and romantic”
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Villa Lara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
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Charleston, WV
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82 reviews
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“So French and romantic”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here at our travel agents recommendation and she hit it right on target. A quaint French hotel with all the modern amenities. Perfect location close to everything. Front desk couldn't be nicer. Free wifi. Just perfect. Within walking distance of the tapestries and the church. D-day memorabilia.

Stayed April 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Spent Easter Weekend at the Villa Lara, with my wife and 2 kids, 9 and 6 and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Toured the beaches, memorial cemeteries and spent a day at Mont St. Michel, all very close. The staff at Villa Lara goes above and beyond to please and ensure that your experience is flawless. Enjoyed sipping wine before dinner in the lounge by the fireplace! Looking forward to going back! Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bermuda
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Exceeded all expectation of a provincial French city hotel. Villa Lara is worth every penny if you appreciate modern bathrooms and top notch hospitality. We had planned to move around while exploring Normandy but after one night at VL, we decided to make VL our headquarters if space was available. We received great advice on lunch and dinners, and service was impeccable in every way. We moved rooms due to our last-minute extension and i found the superior room just as comfy as the deluxe category. Same bathroom. Pleasant views and light in all rooms. Great private parking if you drive in, as I did. If I return to the area, I will definitely return.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Danville, Indiana
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We spent three nights at the Villa Lara during a weekend guided tour of Normandy. The hotel itself is beautifully furnished and maintained, with wonderful views. (The private baths are gorgeous!) The staff members are so pleasant and helpful. The breakfast is incredible, with many options. Our stay at the Villa Lara was absolutely wonderful and has made Bayeux a repeat destination for any future trips!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

My wife and I stayed here earlier this month. This is a very nice, modern hotel with full amenities. Its pluses include its central location in the old city with its main attractions, restaurants, church. The room we stayed in had a view of the church and the square. Recommend that you request this type of view. We took in the extra breakfast. It's a little pricey but worth it. Besides the fruit, cereal, yogurt, breads, you can request eggs cooked to order. The atmosphere in the hotel is of high caliber. Another advantage is their private car park which is included in the room price. All in all it is a first rate hotel and worth the stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

A beautiful and wonderful property in the heart of Bayeux. We so loved being here that we stayed an extra night. The rooms were stunning and we had a views of the Cathedral which is magnificent at night. What a gem of a place - we hope to come back soon to stay here.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I was so pleasantly surprised by the modern charm of this hotel. Very well decorated, clean and comfortable! It was the perfect welcome to the first stop on our 2 week French trip. Our room was more spacious than most US hotels by comparison. The town is easy to walk around and the people are very friendly. Although it is a popular tourist stop, most people seem to be on tours to Normandy during the day, so the town is quiet and wonderful to explore.
A drive to the nearby town of Honfleur, Etretat Beach, Normandy and Mont St Michel are not to be missed!
I look forward to traveling back here.We stayed 2 nights and I would highly recomend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Lara Hotel 4*
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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