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Hotel du Dauphin
Ranked #22 of 33 Hotels in Honfleur
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We loved this little hotel with this caveat: parking can be challenging. If you don't get one of the few spots near the hotel, you have about a 150 meter uphill walk to the free parking. However, the location is great, right in the middle of the city. The rooms are not glitzy or modern but that is not the point. They may be boarding house bare but they are clean and well maintained. You really feel like you are in an old hotel in a very old city and there is nothing wrong with that. The management are charming, helpful and friendly. We liked the breakfast for 6E each with juice, breads, cereal and lots of coffee. We'd stay there again.

Room Tip: The "family" room is pretty cool and seemed more quiet. It is actually two rooms with a sm...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We only stayed one night but this was a perfect location in Honfleur. Our room looked over the square which is both a benefit and a slight downside. It was wonderful being able to watch life go by and the bustling market in the morning but just be aware that you will hear it being set up from early in the morning. The staff were friendly and helpful and everything is on your doorstep. The rooms are comfortable and charming but if you are wanting a five star experience where you could be in any high end hotel room, this isn't the hotel for you. If however, you want a French experience with quirky style, then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We love Honfleur and this is the third time we have stayed at this hotel. It is basic but clean and with character. Superb location and very good value, only minutes walk from the old harbour. WiFi is available in the main reception. I suggest that you do not sleep with the window open as deliveries to the town go on through the night. We will return.

Room Tip: We had Room 17 which looks out over the main square. keep the window shut if you don't want to b...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

We found two rooms in this little hotel at 4pm on a Saturday after a scenic drive from Bruges. The hostess was very accomodating -- she happily showed us both the rooms (the only rooms remaining) and directed us to a public parking lot a short walk away for the car. The rooms were small but clean with remodelled bathrooms. Very plain, simple rooms. We were able to check in, and by 4:15 we were exploring this charming little seaside village. We passed on the 12 Euro breakfast in the morning to enjoy an outdoor breakfast with coffee and a croissant and a view of the harbor.
Bottom line -- great location and an accomodating hostess. The rooms were fine for one night but I would have been uncomfortable in these rooms were we staying longer.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Have you ever wondered if the people who complain about the little things in hotels return after their holidays to their own perfect home? Or to put it another way, what difference did it make that you were not cuddled by the hotel staff when you arrived? Or that you noticed a speck of dirt on the stairway? Or maybe the furniture was a bit outdated?

Isn’t it more important that the hotel had your booking right, that you asked for a double room with an extra bed in a no-smoking room on a particular date and it was all perfect when you arrived hot and tired? That the room was clean, the bathroom had hot water, and the beds made up daily for as long as you were there? And that the breakfast food was fresh and your hot drink replenished and the hotel was in a perfect location?

When a person gives a poor rating to a hotel for any of these very minor considerations, I totally ignore these comments, and all else being equal, I feel free to choose that hotel. There is nothing wrong with a hotel being “basic.”

This leads me to my hotel recommendation. The Du Dauphin in is what I would call a “basic” hotel in Honfleur, Normandy, that I will gladly return to if I travel again to that very interesting city. The price is moderate, the hotel is clean and the building, a XVII century structure, is located in the heart of the city. In this hotel, the staff is indeed friendly, but to me, that’s a bonus, not an absolute necessity.

In June, 2013, My partner and I stayed in Honfleur, with its harbour, its arts emphasis, its fascinating architecture, its many restaurants serving seafood, its strong Norman heritage, after a tour of the DDay beaches (which I highly recommend) a morning at the Bayeux Tapestry, a visit in Caen of the tomb of William the Conqueror. Honfleur was our walkabout and unwinding town after this (all done with public transportation). At the DuDauphin, we had a standard double room and can agree most heartily with the hotel’s own description, “ ...More than a hotel...a house...a cosy place to be. Every day, we make home-made cakes and chocolate fondue.”

I think perhaps that “cosy” is another name for “basic,” with hopes that your home is as cosy and basic as the Du Dauphin in Honfleur.

Room Tip: We were happy with a standard double room. Perhaps an upgraded double is more luxorious.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This was a lovely, clean and well provided hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Comfortable rooms. Great position right opposite the wooden church of St Catherine's, perfect. 1minute walk to the main restaurant area by the harbour. I would highly recommend staying there. We didn't have breakfast because we thought we would like to try other places. At the cost of 12Euros each it was a bit pricey. We did get charged 1 euro each for not having the breakfast each day though which we thought strange!

Room Tip: Ask to overlook the square and the church. We had room 24.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Lovely hotel in the heart of Honfleur, overlooking an open Square opposite St Catherine's church. Saturday market was interesting

Good accomodation, great location, although the (optional) breakfast was a bit pricey for what it was - best to eat out for a better choice.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 10 Place Pierre Berthelot, 14600, Honfleur, France
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Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur
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Ranked #22 of 33 Hotels in Honfleur
Price Range: £74 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Dauphin 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upon your arrival, so you do not lose a single address, 10 Place Pierre Berthelot Honfleur. Your name is registered in our records. Our receptionists greet you and guide you in our homes. Be good shoes, you go to the assault of cobblestones and floors. ... more   less 
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