Grand Hotel de l'Esperance
The Grand Hôtel de l'Espérance puts guests in the heart of Normandy. Rooms are smaller than the hotel's name might suggest, so they're not likely to suit families, but they are clean and comfortable. The hotel staff members are warm and helpful, treating visitors more like old friends than hotel guests, whether they're checking in or eating at the restaurant.
Normandy is less touristy than some areas of France, so many guests feel that staying at l'Espérance allowed them to experience the country's authentic culture. The Théâtre de Lisieux Pays d'Auge and local shops and restaurants are all close by.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel de l'Esperance Lisieux
VERY small rooms, but clean and a nice location. Lovely and friendly town
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