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Normandy, home of Camembert, calvados and cider, I had two of the three. What I didn't realise was that it was also the place with worse weather than the UK, certainly if the weather we had and the many postcards for sale showing the four seasons in Normandy...all wet, were anything to judge by! Guess my amazing run of summer weather had to end …
Well I have to say that traveling is stressful. I think I might come back with an ulcer with all this trying to figure out how to get from point A to B. Very difficult when you do not speak the language!!!! We took a D-day tour which was worth every penny....very educational.
My camera deleted all the photos from London after I got the few …
Got to sleep in a bit this morning as we weren't leaving the hotel till 9:00. The doors on the shower stall worked, but the stall itself is one of those where if you turn around, you knock against the faucet lever and end up completely changing the water temperature.
I tried to make a phone call to Paris this morning to confirm my shuttle …
Well, my little prefab shower room didn't work so well. The room must have been tilted just enough because the water from the showerhead would land on the rim of the tub and then cascade over the side, even though I kept turning it toward the wall. When I was done with my shower, the bath mat was a sodden mess, and the floor was completely covered …
up early,,, tube to gare to nord, got rental card at europcar,, no haslles,, had to walk a block to get car in a very cool underground parkage lighted like a airport. with classical music playing,,, drove to caen to museum , and then to bayeuw around 4pm' dad panic'nt with nav comp a few times ,, but all worked out in the end. every hour you have …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The hotel was fabulous, especially considering the place we stayed in before. The room was very comfortable, the staff extremely friendly, and the bathroom was much bigger than expected which was fantastic. The breakfast was a little over priced, but the room they serve breakfast in was amazingly decorated in the style of the house.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel d'Argouges Bayeux
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel d'Argouges Bayeux
Recently stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The hotel was charming, a good continental breakfast taken sitting in the sunny garden was a perfect start to the day. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.Being able to park in a safe area and to be close enough to walk into Bayeux especially in the evening for a meal and a drink was a bonus especially for 2 women taking the car abroard for the first time.
I made a reservation and subsequently cancelled it. However, my credit card was still charged.
Our family of 5 was very pleased with our stay at this old and charming hotel. The staff was excellant! They were always willing to help me with anything from finding a good restuarant to calling to get reservations for horseback riding. We had a very large family room on the second floor. It was right above the dining room (we woke to clinking of dishes each morning), but at least we never missed breakfast. One of this hotel's attributes is its location. Being right on the main street, it would otherwise be a very noisey place to stay. Fortunately, Hotel D'Argouges is set back beyond a flowered courtyard with a yet another garden and private parking behind it, making it well insulated. Bayeux is a lovely town, plently of shopping, good restaurants, museums, history and proximity to many sites. A laundrymat is located just across the street and 1/2 block down. Bayeux also has a McDonalds when needed for homesick kids. The only reason I can't give this hotel "excellant" rating is the bathroom. There is a tub and a non-mounted shower nosel - quite a challenge!
Tranquillity, courtesy, convenience
Friendly, helpful, courteous staff. Comfortable, quiet rooms. Simple continental breakfast. Centrally located off the market square, very peaceful, lots of parking, pleasant garden. Not surprisingly it gets booked a long way in advance.
Super place. Nicely priced. Will definitely be going back.
An excellent biker friendly hotel
If you are on a biking holiday and looking for somewhere central to town that has secure parking for your bike, then this is the place! They have a huge workshop/garage building in the grounds which the owners positively encourage you to use. The breakfast is out of this world, and lots of it. The owners, husband and wife, are vey friendly and nothing is too much trouble should you require any thing. We frequent this place with about a dozen bikers, once a year for a long weekend and have had no complaints yet!
Spent three nights in Bayeux as this Hotel and I must say it was wonderfull experience. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were bigger than I expected and the bathrooms were modern. We had an excellent view overlooking the front courtyard too! In reference to the single negative review, the breakfast isn't required so what is to complain about?? It's the same typical breakfast throughout Europe!
Anyway, had a great time at the Argouges and really enjoyed Bayeux as well. I have already recommended it to friends!
Set back from the road off a charming courtyard, all the rooms are normally quiet. However, if the next morning is a market day (Sat & ?) and you're on the courtyard, make sure to bring earplugs as they begin setting up early. Rooms are smallish and basic but have all the normal items. The building itself is charming and the reception/breakfast room is classy. Recommended.
We read both previous reviews just a few days before our trip last week so approached this hotel with trepidation! We found it very convenient, with good parking facilities, even though it was in the centre of town with all shops, restaurants and places of interest very close by. The hotel was an old manorhouse so has lots of character and is set in colourful and well-tended gardens. The main building and annexe are set back from the road, so there was no noise at any time. The rooms were clean, elegantly furnished and airy with high, beamed ceilings. There was a very deep bath with a shower handset, lots of hot water, basin and hairdryer in the bathroom. The breakfast was plentiful, consisting of orange juice, apple compote, 4 types of bread/pastry, butter, honey, jam, marmalade and a choice of tea, coffee or chocolate. The staff were very polite and friendly. It was particularly good to be able to go out and eat (and drink) in the evening without having to consider driving back to the hotel.
Stayed at the d'Argogues after reading the review here and was stunned at how this thing got a positive review by anyone.
We spent 2 weeks in France, and toured many of the major regions. This was by far our 2nd favorite hotel on our trip, and if you factor cost: the #1 favorite! (this because our favorite hotel was in Loire and $200/night). At Argouges the staff goes above and beyond in service. When we returned after dinner, the man at the front desk was helping a couple find another hotel in Bayeux, because Argouges was full (of course it will be full!). Book WAY in advance. We redesigned our trip to work around their availability. The included breakfast (continental) was the best we had in France; my wife loved their hot chocolate and croissants. The room is spotless and charming. Parking is a breeze. Beautiful grounds and decor. Location is excellent. Wonderful walk to the Tapestry: Many nice shops, bakeries, and restaurants along the way. The cathedral is also on the way to the Tapestry. I write very few web reviews because I'm lazy. We liked this hotel so much that we are compelled to tell others about this gem. We were sad to leave; next time we will extend our stay!