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“Pretty Average, But the Location is Great”

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Hotel Reine Mathilde
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
Italy
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pretty Average, But the Location is Great”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The hotel's location is its greatest asset. It's right in the heart of the city center, close to all city attractions and places to eat. It's also close to alll the D-Day sites and if you'd like to sample the local Calvados and hard cider, the location is great for that too. The restuarant is always open, though the city offers a wide array of dining options. The breatfast at €9.50 is NOT worth it – very modest selection, mostly all packaged stuff and the coffee is cold (yuck). We elected after the first try to have breakfast elsewhere. The rooms are “ok” -- nothing special, but nothing bad either. We had three people in the room, paid for three people in the room and EVERYDAY had to ask for a towel for the third person. The wifi works well and is free. Drinks on the ground floor terrace are a nice thing after a long day out and about. All-in-all, a fairly average hotel at competitive prices, with a great location.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear Kgib_61,
We are very disappointed to read that your stay was not so good. We are trying every day to be perfect but we notice that it's not all right for every guests.
Thank you for your review, it's help us to work with the team on détails to make your stay pleasant.
We hope to see you again to convince you.
Regards,
Guillaume
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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights over Easter. Had a room on the second floor which was in roof space. Quite small but perfectly adequate for a short stay. Separate loo and shower room, again the shower room was compact but clean with plenty of hot water. No lift but we knew this beforehand so not a problem. Radiator worked well.

Large double bed which was very comfortable with good quality linens. The wardrobe could have done with a couple of shelves or drawers, as it only had 4 coat hangers, but ok for a short stay.

Wifi was free and the signal good. Lots of free nearby parking.

We didn't have breakfast during our stay but the food in the restaurant looked good and was very popular in the evenings. All hotel staff very friendly and speak good English.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear llamacalm,
In fact, we are stituated in the middle of the old Bayeux. All around us, you will find a lot of things to do, to visit.
It was a real pleasure to read your review, and all the team is proud of your words.
Thank you.
Regards.
Guillaume
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Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I have traveled most of my adult life and found this to be one of the most charming hotels I've ever stayed in. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was quiet and clean and appeared to be recently renovated. The restaurant downstairs was good and reasonable and had a lovely outside sitting area. The location was perfect to the Normandy beaches and the train station was a short walk away. The town of Bayeux was beautiful, too. My husband and I (and traveling companions) thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this hotel!) It was hard to leave the beautiful area! Thanks for a great stay!

Room Tip: We really enjoyed room #6 which overlooked the little river behind the hotel. It was a short walk u...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear Intchips,
Thank you for this review. All the staff of Reine Mathilde and Le Garde Manger work every day to make your stay pleasant and unforgettable.
We hope to see you again.
Regards
Guillaume
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Boynton beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I missed somehow that there was no elevator. I loved this hotel, but my husband struggled with the stairs. The room 9 had a view of the church accross the street that was even good when lying in bed! Tapestry around the corner. Attached resturant was busy and very good. Oh, by the way the parking lot at the end of the street is not free, it is the further one that is free. Hotel recommened one that we got a ticket in. I change my rating from 5 down to 3 due to parking ticket.

It is very easy to go around the block here.

Churchill hotel is right behind them.

Room Tip: 9 had nice view but some slight street noise
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank BoyntonGal
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Boynton,
In fact we are in the middle of Bayeux where the parking is not free.
But every time, at every check in time, we inform all the guest of the free public car park near the hotel.
We read that the hotel was well located, near every thing, with a nice view, for us that the most important thing.
We are very proud that you spent good time in our hotel.
We will be happy to see you again.
Guillaume
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Quimper, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great spot in Bayeux close to all the sites and places to dine. Had a room in their off site location, great views from the top floor of the cathedral and the room had a small sitting area. The Bayeux tapestry lived up to expectation. Glad I went to see it.

Room Tip: Room 23 top floor in the off site behind the hotel had a small seperate sitting area
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Hilda K
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Hilda K,
In fact we have a small building near the main building with some comfort rooms.
We are glad to read that you liked your stay in Bayeux, a nice town with several things to do.
We stay at your disposal for a next stay.
Regards,
Guillaume
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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very nice property and well-priced. Well-located in Bayeux; short walk to stores, restaurants, historical sites and a short taxi ride from the train station. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Room was a bit small but very clean, modern and quiet. Hotel has an onsite restaurant for all meals; especially handy for morning brunch. We toured the area for the day after checking out and were able to leave our luggage at the hotel in a secure spot. This was very helpful.

Overall a very good value.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank J P
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear JDP15,
Thank you to have taken some minuts to wriet this review.
We try to make your stay pleasant, and to help you is our job.
We hope to see you again.
Regards,
Guillaume
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Vicenza, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2014

One of the best hotels we've ever stayed in. I cannot find one thing to complain about. Outstanding location, fabulous staff, English speaking, and the rooms were comfy, spacious and well maintained!!

Room Tip: Larger families should ask for one of the rooms in the Annex behind the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Hotel H, Responsable réception at Hotel Reine Mathilde, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Google Translation
Bonjour Anne B,
Merci beaucoup pour ces quelques mots si chaleureux.
Toute l'équipe est satisfaite de constater que le travail quotidien porte ses fruits.
Merci encore et à très bientôt
Guillaume
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Property: Hotel Reine Mathilde
Address: 23 rue Larcher, 14400, Bayeux, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bayeux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Reine Mathilde 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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