Le Lion d'Or

Address: 71 rue Saint-Jean, Bayeux, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14400, France | 3 star hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Lion d'Or Bayeux

    Reviewed by katylynnsays

    Soft bed, historic hotel

    Reviewed Jul 28, 2014
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Great location, comfortable. A bit loud, but not bad on the top floor. Lots of famous people stayed here. They charged for morning coffee.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by heatheravan

    First Class

    Reviewed Aug 9, 2011
    by (63 reviews) Denham, Shark Bay , Australia Flag of Australia

    For us this was fantastic, even if it stretched the budget. Great location right on the edge of the mall. Buffet breakfast. Lovely room however WIFI did not work in the room only downstairs, however a very comfy lounge area.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Le Lion d'Or Bayeux

    The Lion D'Or Hotel - what a gem of a place...

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    Me and my partner have just arrived back from a six night stay at the Lion D'Or. Very relaxed and calm place this is. We came upon this hotel by chance, having already booked in at a chambre d'hote which turned out to be pretty disgusting. We were immediately welcomed and had a room overlooking the pretty courtyard.

    Breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of continental choice. The room was comfortable with a good sized shower room, and a decent t.v. for those relaxing times. In the evening we had the choice of either visiting the town, or having a drink in the hotel's bar. We requested some late night snacks one night, and were given a huge plate of petit fours and cheeses. Yummy!

    The hotel is well positioned, right in the heart of the town, and a very short walking distance to all the amenities, tourist sights, cafes, shops and restaurants. We loved this hotel and will be back again I hope.

    Excellent Normandy base

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    Just back from a second stay at the Lion D'Or. For me, a good quality, friendly hotel with dinner each night being the highlight. Breakfast can be a bit chaotic when things are busy.

    Ideally placed within Bayeux yet quiet location.

    A very French hotel

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    Spent three nights here in November, 2003. Well situated in town, and set back from the street so very quiet. Rooms large and very dowdy French style (too many pink roses), but bathroom good. Hotel generally seemed a little tired and down at heel, thought very comfortable.

    Retaurant good for dinner, but not enough flair to get that Michelin star back. Staff efficient, if a lttle reserved. Impression was that a dynamo manager would get things sorted pretty quickly. However, would likely stay there again.

    Charming....but worn

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    We spent a week at the Lion D'Or in August, 2003. Found it to be 'charming' but the overall impression was 'worn'. We had a family suite on an upper floor which worked out well with two children; bathroom was large and shower/tub was modern. No Air Conditioning which normally would not be an issue in Normandy but this was during the monster heat wave and we were upstairs. Difficult to get any cross ventilation, no fans available so we slept on the floor nearer to the open windows.

    Staff was courteous but did give some erroneous info, food was adquate (breakfast was fair, dinner very good). Not much english spoken by the front desk staff which was a bit frustrating given that so many english speaking tourists visit Normandy every year. I didn't expect perfection but basic questions and answers would have been nice. Reserved directly with the hotel via email and fax. All was in order when we arrived.

    Don't know how this hotel compared with others in Bayeux in the same price range (240e/night). It was quiet except for the blasted doves and pigeons every morning at 5am! We would probably try another place if we return.

    A little over rated ?

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    I spent a week at the hotel during a September 2003 vacation. I had booked it through the internet and read the trip advisor reviews. The restaurant food is excellent and the staff very efficient. Breakfast was buffet style and provided a decent selection of cold foods to choose from. The hotel could not be better located for touring Bayeux or Normandy. The hotel atmosphere is charming as advertised. While the room was clean and comfortable it could definitely use a makeover - it appeared to have been several years since any decorating had been done and was not up to standard in my opinion. It was also my experience that with a couple of exceptions, the staff was not particularly friendly or helpful but perhaps that is just France for an anglophile.

    LionD'Or was first rate

    from

    Quiet charming hotel just off a main shopping street. first-class restuarant attached to the hotel with wonderful food. accomodating staff. It was not air-c0nditioned, which made it a little sticky in the heat, but the entire area cooled down at night. wehn we opened the windows, we found we could hear the songbirds near the hotel.

    BRIT WITH YANKS IN TOW

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    I run battlefield tours. To visit the landing beaches of DDay, you couldn't find a better place to stay. Just returned from 4 days there with the delightful staff, outstanding dinners and access to the best parts of Normandy. The message is GO FOR IT !Richard

    Loved the Le Lion d'Or

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    Returned a week ago from Bayeaux, stayed at the Le Lion d'Or. Great old hotel, friendly and helpful staff. Ideal position for exploring the town, leave your car and walk the streets. Be prepared the carry your luggage up old winding stairs, no elevators.

    Good base in Bayeux

    from

    Very comfortable. Restaurant is superb. Very atmospheric, as in very French.

    I would highly recommend this hotel.

    Lion D'Or Bayeux

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    Old Coaching Inn, Rooms are all sizes but all confortable, Restraurant is excellent but breakfast is hit & miss, right in the centre with a private courtyard for parking, easy walking to and from. Favorite - stayed there 4 times.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Le Lion d'Or Bayeux

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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