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Hotel de Sainte Croix
Ranked #7 of 30 Bayeux B&B and Inns
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

My husband and I used this lovely "hotel" as a base to explore WW2 sites and Florence was extraordinarily helpful, guiding us to other locations to see once she heard our plans for the day. Highly reccomend this centrally located gem. And the breakfasts were outstanding as well.
Sue Gunty

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We stayed four nights at the Hotel de Sainte Croix and enjoyed every minute. Note that despite the name, it is a B&B, not a hotel, which made it all the better. Madame Florence is delightful, helpful, and friendly. She made us feel very welcome. She made phone calls for us to help us arrange visits to the Bayeux tapestry and Normandy beaches. Our room was wonderful, large and spacious. It was very quiet, and we slept better in it than we did during our previous week in Paris. Madame Florence prepares delicious breakfasts with pastries, jams, and jellies, fruit, and a special hot treat every morning. The bathroom was large and very clean. Her B&B is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Bayeux's attractions and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again when returning to Bayeux.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

We spent 3 nights in Bayeux at this charming B+B. It was a great location for viewing all the sites around Normandy. The proprietor, Florence Bourdon, was gracious, professional, kind. Our room ("Eugenie") was large and well appointed as was our bath - rather surprising for this old building. The breakfasts were terrific - something freshly baked and different each morning. A real value!

Room Tip: Would highly recommend the Eugenie room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Prescott, Az.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

This B&B is very quaint and near to everything. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious with a wide chose of different foods. You won't go hungry. The B&B hostess was very caring and helpful. Her knowledge of the area was a great help on dining and seeing the sights. Don't miss this one.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We spent three days in Bayeaux, and were perfectly happy with this very charming bed and breakfast. We had a large room on the second floor with a huge bathroom. Our hostess Florence could not have been more accomodating - she helped directing us to a local laundromat, several restaurants, and even called to our next hotel for us.
Breakfast was more than anyone could eat, although a bit of protein (perhaps some deviled egg) would have made it perfect.
We loved Bayeux, and could have stayed longer. Definitely a better choice than Caen for our Normandy base.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

In planning our recent European adventure we did extended research, however one never really knows what to expect until arrival. We traveled all day by rail to Bayeux, (thru Paris) from Switzerland, and upon our late arrival to the St. Croix we experienced a delightful surprise. Our hostess, Florence had arranged for a taxi from the train station and was waiting for us when we arrived. She could tell we were travel weary and just gave us our key (for the Josephine Suite on the second floor) and asked what time we would be having breakfast. From the moment we arrived we felt at home ..

This is an old building as you would expect for a bed and breakfast, but absolutely charming - right down to the old fashioned skeleton keys used for access to the room as well as late night entries at the front door. What a room, it was fabulous to say the least. After traveling for several weeks in small European rooms, the room and bathroom to say the least were spacious, clean and just reeked of history right down to the squeaky floors. Our room faced the street and there was no problem with street noise and we never heard peep from adjacent rooms. It was within easy walking distance of town, and if you didn't care to walk Florence would call for a taxi to take you to your destination. There were also two self-serve coin laundries within minutes of the hotel.

Florence, our hostess was wonderful, from the moment we were greeted at the front door to the time we sadly had to leave. She was always there to help at a moment’s notice. Breakfast was served downstairs in an elegant dining room with all the charm one could possibly want, and was waiting for us at precisely the time we requested each morning. As far as the breakfast fare, each day was different and could include pastries, crepes, freshly baked breads, (just to name a few) and hot and cold beverages, all prepared and presented by Florence with all the charm you would expect of a French Chateau.

This is an absolutely great place and location, and not at all pricey. We truly recommend it to anyone who is considering a trip to Normandie ... NOT TO BE OVERLOOKED.

Room Tip: Josephine Suite, 2nd Floor is large and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hawthorne, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in a double room on 3rd floor (no lift) which was roomy and cheerful. It also had a nice little patio that overlooked the backyard and the private bathroom with walk in shower was very large. Compared to our teeny-tiny shoebox hotel room in London we had just stayed in, this place was a palace! Florence was very nice and had a wonderful spread of fresh bread, yogurt, croissant, jams and cakes (lots of carbs!) and good coffee/tea in the mornings. It was a straightforward walk to the B&B from the train station with our wheeled carry on luggage which took about 25 min. WiFi worked great in our rooms. Lots of restaurants, ATM, & laundromat close by (save 2euro coins for wash). The town of Bayeux is so pretty and we enjoyed our stay! We did a Normandy D-day tour and also a Mont Saint-Michel tour through the Hotel Churchill shuttle bus. Wonderful!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de Sainte Croix
Address: 12 rue du Marche | Place Saint-Patrice, 14400, Bayeux, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
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Ranked #7 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bayeux
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Number of rooms: 3
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For your holidays or for a week end in Bayeux, open the door of this XVIIIth century private hotel and you will be charmed by this building which brings together the charm of the sophistication of yesterday with today's comforts. ... more   less 
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