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Ivan Vautier Hotel
Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Caen
Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and were not disappointed.
We did not have dinner in the hotel although we were being encouraged to - we took a taxi into the town and had a wonderful meal there. Back to the hotel, the rooms we had were large rooms very comfortable and clean, staff were courteous and helpful and will probably stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The hotel is fine, not a 5 stars hotel but a good 4 stars. Superior room are big and we were lucky to be in back of the road, so no noise from the traffic. Room have nice bathroom, large italian shower, great towel. Room are a bit too dark and the only lamp was broke!!!
Unpleasant is the noise from other room shower and toilet, we could hear noise all night!

We had dinner at the 1 star michelin restaurant which was very very good, if you want to try a gastronomique french dinner this is a place to stop,
We had the degustation menu which is expensive but there is a very good job behind and beautiful choice of ingredients,

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is supposed to be a 5 star hotel. It is not. I am an American-San Francisco-travel the world extensively. Here were my issues with this "5 star" hotel:
1. We arrived at 4 pm and the front desk person informed us that the restaurant would be closed that night-a problem as that was one reason we were staying at hotel.
2. We were informed there would be no hot water for 11/2 hours. OK. But no hot water ALL NIGHT. And by time we realized that too late to leave. No hot water still the next morning so ice cold shower. The woman at front desk said water heater not working. Really, I rather figured that out. No doubt the restaurant was closed.
3.Bed in the small dark room was atrocious-neither my husband nor I could sleep entire night and I felt bruised in morning.
4. Room was appalling hot-A/C did not work and if one opened the windows the noise from the nearby road was so loud you could not sleep. Though not an issue since we were awake from the rock hard bed.
I have never been so glad to leave a place. The only credit to hotel was after I said we were not staying the second night we had booked the woman at front desk agreed not to charge cancellation fee. I also said I would not pay for a room with no hot water-she agreed but we shall see when I get home and check my bill to see if this hotel took an advance charge. If so they will have to refund it. Seems like hot water is not too much to ask for.
Even if there was hot water I would not stay here as room dark, bad location, hot room, and horrid bed. At best poor.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This wonderful restaurant, one of only 2 Michelin starred restaurants in Caen, also has a very comfortable hotel attached to it. Needless to say, the restaurant will not disappoint. It was everything I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
The hotel was very comfortable and everyone at the property was very helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

A rather strange location for a very nice hotel. All very clean and new, thank goodness the double glazing was very effective as the road was busy, but parking good at the rear. We stopped here for a night before catching the early ferry, tempted by the reputation of the restaurant.
Neither hotel nor restaurant disappointed and we had a very pleasant night. Room immaculate, very nice bathroom.
I would not have wanted to rush for the ferry from here at a busy time of day as the traffic can be dreadful (as on our arrival). Good modern hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This Hotel should be rated 4* it lacks elegance and the staff do not behave as one would expect from a 5* they have only 1 front desk person, we were holding 2 bags each and when he took us to the room he did not even offer to help my wife carry her bags, they really have no clue. The rooms on the road were very noisy but we had a good dinner.

Room Tip: Avoid the road side at all costs, the second floor is under the roof is also not great
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank DLKLD
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ivanvautier, Propriétaire at Ivan Vautier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed en route for Brittany and what a find it proved to be. Easy to locate from Peripherique Nord and Sud. More suitable for a single night DBB than a more lengthy stay. In a very ordinary French suburb and definitely not a short walk to Caen Centre but who cares when you have a room and a dinner of the quality we had. Very modern designer style hotel, secure off road parking and friendly staff. Dinner (We ate outdoors on a balmy evening) was glorious. Delicate flavours and beautiful presentation made it a meal to remember. The chocolate and crushed not topping to a small cube of raw tuna was out of this world. It is expensive but You must try it if you get the chance.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ivan Vautier Hotel

Address: 3 avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Caen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Caen
Price Range: £99 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ivan Vautier Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandrine and Ivan Vautier are pleased to welcome you into their new design and contemporary universe, wich blends comfortable and modern style. In additionnal of its high standing cuisine, "IVAN VAUTIER" offers now a high quality of accomodation facilities.Located close to down town Caen, this warm and refined new place will make you feel welcome and will exceed your expectation in terms of design and coziness. The hotel "IVAN VAUTIER" features 19 comfortable spacious rooms soberly decorated with elegant and modern furniture. ... more   less 
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