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“Beyond Excellent!”
Review of La Petite Folie

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La Petite Folie
Ranked #10 of 72 Honfleur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Articulation fails when mentioning La Petite Folie! Peter and I fell into this amazing little oasis in
Honfleur, and even now, two weeks after our return, our heads are into another visit. It was
like ringing the doorbell next door, and we were graced not only by the excellent care of Penny
and Catherine, but by the friendly atmosphere around the breakfast table. It was like having
our friends and neighbors join us to share every day's experiences and plans. We'd even
consider returning in A French Winter, just to re-stock on the joy we experienced in this
delightful B&B.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

My wife and I are fortunate to be able to travel frequently and every once in a while we really hit a winner. Such is La Petit. Madame Penny, the owner and ex-pat American, spent over 2 years and big bucks (euros) re-doing and restoring a wonderful old 3 story town home. She filled it with antiques and now invites people to stay there. Close by the harbour and wonderful restaurants (just ask) it is a perfect place to stay. Best of all, are the people. Madame Penny is bright, fun, witty and full of information about the town. However, Madame Catherine, her associate speaks great english and cannot do enough for you. She also fixes a dynamite breakfast. We spent 3 nights there and wished it would have been six.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are large and comfortable and each is different. We had a walk in shower!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Catherine, Penny and Hunny Bunny make you feel like you just returned home after a long trip. The suggestions as to wher to eat-Le Gambetta,L,Homme de Bois and Cote Resto, where romantic with fireplaces and drop dead amazing melt in your mouth food. Their ideas of what to do are not in any guidebook. For example, they suggested a hike to Cote de Grace. It is a chapel on top of a hill where the tows people go every year to pray for the fisherman. Inside the beautiful small church there are boats hanging down from the ceiling. All around the top moldings are pictures of boats. It was so magical.

Finally, the unsolicited service will warm your heart. Catherine and Penny rearranged my drop off of my rental car to an hour closer point, and got me more convenient train tickets to Paris. They truly let me relax in their amazing home. Thank you!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

La Petite Folie was a wonderful experience in every way. The house is perfectly situated near the Honfleur harbor and there is a free parking lot within a 5 minute walk. The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished---the dining room and living room are particularly inviting. The huge delicious spread at breakfast is a great way to start the day. But perhaps, what makes La Petite Folie stand out is the unique and engaging personality of Penny, who disarms and charms every guest. Penny has an amazing knack of truly making her guests feel welcome and putting everyone at ease. Breakfast time was always filled with good laughs and interesting conversation with her and the other guests. Rounding out the hospitality team are Penny's husband Thierry and their incredibly pleasant and talented colleague Catherine. All three had suggestions for activities and terrific restaurant recommendations. When we left Honfleur headed toward Bayeux, Penny called ahead to a colleague at a hotel there to find a restaurant recommendation for us, and of course booked it as well. Thank you, Penny, for a memorable vacation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

First of all, kudos to Penny, your house looks like a page in Architectural Digest! The hospitality is genuine and they make you fee like you are at home. Breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room on elegant china where the hosts help plan your day if needed. Afternoon tea and coffee is set out in the parlour for you to enjoy. Honfleur is a beautiful city and if going there I would highly recommend this exquisite B and B.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful!!
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1  Thank wisewomanseattle
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

My father and I stayed in this exquisite B&B in the beautiful village of Honfleur. Penny, Thierry and the always smiling Caterina were charming and helpful and after 1 day it felt like we were visiting family. The home made croissants are to die for. The rooms are beautifully and lovingly decorated with an eye for detail that only someone special could have worked to achieve. There really isnt anything more to say other than to call up the gorgeous Penny and book your stay. I feel confident that making this choice would never disappoint.

Room Tip: Every room is exquisite - it wont matter
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1  Thank Kym L
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was at La Petite Folie. We felt like we were staying with friends. Penny and Thierry and Catherine were the perfect host/hostesses who took care of our every need. Breakfast each morning was delicious and a good way to catch up with other guests and share experiences and ideas that we related to each other at the end of the day in the living room with coffee, tea, cookies. Penny made sure to give us suggestions for dinner each day and made our reservations which were spot on! We stayed in the Chambre Rene room which was lovely; the bed was really comfortable and we overlooked the backyard. The bathroom was modern and well thought out. There was nothing about the property we didn't love and the location could not be better. The best part though were the friendships we made during our stay. Thank you Penny for your warm welcome. Nowhere else compared to our stay with you!

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1  Thank Karolyn G
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Additional Information about La Petite Folie

Address: 44 rue Haute | Saint Catherine Quarter, 14600, Honfleur, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Honfleur
Price Range: £129 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Honfleur just steps from the Old Harbor and walking distance to shops restaurants and the Saturday morning food market. 5 double bedrooms all with private bathrooms at the Bed and Breakfast. 5 gorgeous apartments in historic buildings recently renovated and available for short term stays. -Primarily dedicated to a romantic getaway and for security reasons, children under the age of 10 are not accepted. -We have stairs and do not have an elevator. -Free parking lot closeby (NATUROSPACE). Optional paid,locked parking. Attention we have stairs and do not have an elevator. ... more   less 
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