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The staff were approachable, attentive and friendly. We all (family) felt very comfortable with all of the staff and felt that the balance between friendliness and efficiency was spot on. The sea views were lovely and the orchard at the back was a tranquil sunspot with plenty of dappled shade. There can be a lot of noise from the beach and promenade on lively evenings and from early morning street cleaners if the balcony doors are left open. Overall I think that this added to the atmosphere, however.
Very friendly and helpful staff
The breakfast was expensive. 11 euroes is too much.
sea view poor buffet breakfast
The morning staff could not cope with the amount of people arriving for breakfast with regards to fod and clearing tables
The staff, helpful friendly.The food was good in resturaunt, but a little expensive Would have liked a better room. It was old, tired, butclean, worst was no tea/ coffee making facility
Puddings were exceptionally good. Hotel did not cater for vegetarians - no starter or main course and suggestion from chef was omlette. Decor was tired, broken lamp was reported but not replaced.
Friedliness of staff and ease of acces from Caen Ferry No
The close proximity to the beach and the sea view was the only positive about the hotel. The hotel is very out of date and is in need of a lot of cosmetic attention - we felt that the price that we payed to stay there did not match the quality expected of the hotel.
Right on the beach not enough parking for all hotel guests. No internet access
Superb restaurant. The bedroom was very stylish and comfortable. Good car-parking and with easy access to the ports Needed flannels (face-cloths). Coffee making facilities in the room would have been helpful. These were minor imperfections
Very pleasant, relaxing 3 night stay. Very quiet, as our room was located at the back of the hotel, away from the main road. (There were not may other guests staying while we were there.) The location is good if you have a car, both for the city centre and other places of interest close to Caen. Very comfortable clean room, lovely bathroom, excellent shower. Friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast was more than adequate and beautifully presented although limited in variety and probably not worth 15 euros - ours was included in the price. We had lunch in the restaurant on one day and it was a indeed a memorable experience! Definitely worth the money. After the second night,soap and toiletries which we had been using were replaced with new ones, which I thought was very wasteful!
Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Room was very elegant, modern and tastefully furnished. Breakfast selection was great and perfect for our needs. Superb restaurant. Only one English TV channel, BBC World News. No sports channels or Sky News.
Externally the hotel is like a factory unit but inside it's an oasis of charm and refinement. The hotel has a famous restaurant which, alas, is closed on Sunday nights.
The bedrooms were well designed and the beds were very comfortable....The restaurant was amazing for dinner with high class french cooking
The room was lovely and the restaurant was amazing. The location was a bit off the beaten path.
The courteus and cooperative attitude staff, quality of the restaurant, good service, parking Slow, almost unusable WiFi internet in the rooms
Courtesy of staff, comfort of facility, and value of money. The design of the rooms is outstanding. Hotel is one of the best I visited recently The choise available at breakfast.
Best food ever! None
Very spacious, well located. Perfectly fine for an inexpensive place to sleep. Very friendly staff Very, very cheap feeling furniture. (The cabinet panel covering the dishwasher fell on my ankle when I tried to open it.) I'm also not a fan of bathrooms with no shower enclosure.
Location was convenient, in that it was close to the train and bus stations, but the surrounding area was a bit dull (10-15 minute walk to restaurants and old town)
the hotel staff was very courteous, quick to respond to my questions. The food was excellent and the wine selection very good. The room was small but I was travelling alone, so it was plenty sufficient, comfortable and clean.
Very convenient for the Ferry Port, clean and with friendly staff Bedrooms are small, some have inadequate windows, and they tended to be difficult to ventilate in hot weather.
Good location for the ferry port. Overpriced with bathroom in need of refurbishment.Parking charged for three motorcycles in one space
it was a basic room with basic service and basic room details. we werer initially told the room would be available at 1.30 pm.So we came back at 2 pm and told the room would not be reay until 3 pm!? Un acceptabe???
Efficient check-in, clean warm room, in great location for ferry travellers
The hotel was clean and pleasant and also near the port which was very convenient because we had an early ferry. The only bad point was that the hotel booked us in on my first name therefore they could not find the reservation easily.
In all a very nice hotel. The room though small had superb beds, and the bathroom had all the facilities including a bath and shower . It may only have a 2 star rating, but our experience was way above this.
Closeness to beach the room was very dark, a cold blue. It was claustrosphic.
Proximity to port. Quiet hotel, very clean. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant no ambience...waitress bad tempered, carpets very threadbare. Dogs allowed in restaurant.
Ideal for the Port which was reason for my visit. It was a bit pricey to park my motorcycle in the secure car park considering I just put it in a corner not even in a designated bay
Staff welcoming and helpful.Have a bit of chip on shoulder as my bank card was used in Oustreham before our arrival in a restaurant in the same town so a bit concerned about security so paid cash for everything. Rooms were cold and heating difficult to set. Coffee mugs really stupid- no handles- burnt fingers unless you wait for cold coffee. Restaurant bit to upmarket for rest of hotel- menu not available in English.
The hotel is very comfortable. It is located close to the D-Day beaches (Sword Beach is 5-min drive away) and a 15-minute drive to Caen. The restaurant has great food at good prices. Staff are very friendly helpful.
Top quality at reasonable price. Obliging staff and ,although not cheap,very good food. Perfectly located for Caen ferryport.Would happily stay again.
We thought the rooms,showers,cleanliness were very good,the staff were helpfull and charming . We had chosen the hotel because it had a lift & this helped with the temporary immobility of my husband I felt there could be a place in the room to put ones discarded clothing, as we prefer not to hang things in wardrobes for fear of leaving them behind. We also thought that the menu was overpriced and insubstantial
Everything, The staff were very friendly. The hotel looks new and everything was very well done. The room was lovely and had every amenity, including tea/coffee making facilities, which is rare in Europe generally. We will definitely stay there again. Absolutely nothing
Comfortable modern facilities throughout the hotel. Bedrooms where functional, comfy bed, tea and coffee making facilities, tv. The bathroom was clean with a powerful shower, good size cubicle and complimentary toiletries provided. The only dislike was the mugs in the rooms did not have handles and so were impractical for hot drinks.
Proximity to centre of town terrific. Underground car park very convenient. Easy access to restaurants, shopping and Chateau.
Hotel easy to find clean and tidy rooms staff very helpful No real bad points
Happy that the reception staff spoke English and were helpful in booking taxis and advising re local information. I did not like the fact that I was unable to get any food before 7 p.m. in the hotel or in fact in the town. I had been travelling all day and there was nowhere to eat anything. Even the hotel's room service was not available in the afternoon - not until 7 p.m.
Welcoming environment in the hotel. Comfortable lobby, nice and friendly service.
location,room,breakfast,room service and staff excelent
friendly staff easy parking cost
Room (327) facing courtyard-very quiet despite city centre location.Excellent bed & opaque curtains-slept well. The air-conditioning was turned off.No fridge in room.Hot food not replenished at breakfast.
Car Parking was convenient and so was the postion of the hotel. The restuarant was expensive and poor quality by comparison
Very noisy outside late into the night. Duvet too heavy and therefore too hot
The location was good, and on Sunday morning there was a market outside.
Quiet location, close to beach, and also easy to get on to the main routes to visit tourist attractions in the area Reception and our room were in 2 separate buildings, approx. 200 m apart. If this had been clear from the booking form, check-in would have been more convenient
Perfect for our family, 5 persons and 3 rooms! Nice garden. Situated near the beach and the historical surroundings (6th of June 1944). Nice staff. Nej.
The room was spartan, but it was quiet and clean and the facility is well run. The restaurant was excellent.
Very friendly staff, duplex rooms ok but walls very thin and thus noise from adjacent rooms can be heard. n/a
Close to the beach, really good restaurant and spacious room. And the Sauna.... Hote Le Gytan is close to the beach but not in front of the beach
Cleanliness of room and attentive, friendly professional staff. Was not made clear restaurant 200 metres away from accommodation
very good room for familys, clean and tidy. food in restaurant very good and reasonably priced for France. staff polite and helpfull
breakfast was good and room adequate No
Town Centre Location was very good No parking, however public underground opposite
Location, modern, clean no
Proximity to the airport was important, we enjoyed the breakfast at the loby restaurant as well.
The behavior of the rep was very good.And they can speak English very well. I wish they serve only boiled egg at the breakfast.
Friendly staff,excellent location
central location, overlooking a square with trees and flowers
One of the better hotels I have stayed in, it ticked most of the boxes. Clean,Friendly, Helpful, Location etc. The rooms were too hot, the air conditioning unit did not work it continually blew out heat.I switched it off and slept with the window open
The room is in good sizeand internet is perfect no
The staff were very helpful and the rooms were cleaned with fresh linen everyday. The hotel is very central and there is a short walk to shops, food, restaurants. Breakfast is reasonably priced and car parking opposite is also reasonably priced for 24hrs. It would have been nice for the hotel to have a restaurant for evening meals and a better bar area. The rooms lacked comfortable seating.
excellent location, clean and modern and quiet
very comfortable and the duty manager was extremely polite and very helpful very difficult to find even for residents who very kindly offered to escort us. Much clearer directions with greater information particularly about being able to use vehicle on pedestrian access
the constant helpfulness and charm of all the staff - they were always there to help. in fact we arrived one day early so had 4 nights and they were able to accommodate us - paid extra and had a deluxe room which was great. nothing at all
We were only there to sleep a few hours, but it was a nice hotel. Breakfast was nice too. The young man at the desk was incredible! Very difficult to find even with the car navigator, hotel maps, map24 etc. If you don't know Caen, the minute you get in the city, call them on the phone, they speak English perfectly, and they'll guide you in.
staff where excellent
Facilities, staff and breakfast buffet all excellent. Initial approach to hotel by vehicle was ackward as it required us to drive down a bus/taxi only lane but once we figured that out, everything else was ease. On-site parking is available in a secure underground garage but it is limited so book ahead.
Spacious room, very friendly staff and secure parking
The location, and the reception staff went beyond their duties to help us during the strike action.
Good location Car park is very difficult to use (very tight entrance, exit and little room).
Very conveniently located and comfortable room. Excellent breakfast. Helpful staff.
in the city centre noisy if room on the side of the street
Staff very attentive & responsive to reservation process & confirmation. Nothing. Very nicely done.
Comfortably situated with respect to the city center. A quiet, nice place for travelers. There are several good restaurants in the vicinity. Parking facility is not available for the hotel's guests.
I thought it exuded a warm, friendly atmosphere There was nothing I disliked about it
Able to walk to location from train station. Uncomfortable bed.
this hotel was very central and the lift was very welcome.the doubleglaseing was good in the summer this room was very hot and with 2 night clubs across the road the windows had to stay shut,the room the bathroom were very small
A good stay spoiled by a very noisy street - no sleep until 3 am.
Superb food and service
Quiet, parking possibility, very good situation
was wonderful and friendly. Diner was outstanding! too much rain...but I guess you cannot control
Hotel is clean, quiet and has very helpful staff
Outstanding food, excellent staff, wonderful atmosphere, good location. I first stayed here about 15 years ago and the level of service and quality of the food has been maintained with the same level of excellence and care - an outstanding tribute to the dedication and care of the management and staff at Le Dauphin.
The service overall was predominantly very good, especially at the restaurant. On arrival we came down for a drink after check in, we were kept waiting about 20 minutes before we were able to get a drink, I had to ask her her 3 or 4 times during that period,This was the only blip, the service thereafter was very good from the reception desk.
A high standard hotel in an excellent city centre location. Good parking.
Excellent location for town of Caen. Good for shopping. Parking a problem. Breakfast not good value for money. Nice hotel overall but for a 4 star rating needs a bit more. Bathroom very sparc with accessories, hair dryer very poor wall mounted. Bar expensive for drinks.
Very friendly and helpful hotel staff. Excellent location very close to old city centre, shops and restaurants. Wonderful buffet breakfast. The 'standard' room was a bit on the small side, but ok. We had enough room for the 2 of us.
Very accessible location, restaurant was good, would recommend.
The room was comfortable and spacious and close enough to Caen In the room there was a chair which was a little bit dirty.
An excellent hotel to use for a night's stay whilst travelling through France. Clean, comfortable & a good atmosphere.
excellent launching site for surrounding countryside
Paper cups and poor tea / coffee making facilities. The cost of drinks at the bar. Lack of bath towels in the room
Clean, comfortable hotel. Some members of reception staff were rude and unwelcoming.
The hotel lobby was clean and the outdoor pool area looked nice It was not clean at all. Our room had filthy carpets.
Good for staying for a night. Not the worst of the Novotel hotels (comparing to Le Mans at least), but will not stay there next time. Actually do not recommend Caen at all, Rouen is much more interesting.
Large, comfortable and clean room and spotless bathroom. Easy access by tram into Caen centre.
Location a little out of town centre and right on the ring road. In room internet was advertised as being free, but didn't work at all and hotel staff had no idea about it.
Access to WiFi Apart from WiFi and a restaurant on site - which we did not use - the hotel was no better than the "budget" accommodation supplied by Etap and village hotels just a short distance away at less than half the price. Having used "budget" hotels in the past when travelling through France we had expected a much better standard of accommodation based on the price that we were paying, very disappointing.
We enjoyed the evening meal in the restaurant very much and found the service to be very good. The room did not have had tea/coffee making facilities
Cheap but ok room.
A little bit worn and scruffy, but good value for the money; very helpful staff, facilities pretty good, breakfast good, dinner surprisingly good, nice swimming pool.
everything! fantastic hotel with very helpful and friendly staff, top class food in the restaurant and family friendly, basic but clean and comfortable room, would definitely come back.
the breakfast facilities were excellent. A lot of care given. The ease of booking in. The rooms were very, very basic. No Shower curtain!! No Hairdryer!! and in desperate need of updating.
When rains, you can hear dripping water from the roof to something on the ground (eaves are probably stuffy) .....
Convenient location for our overnight stop with good parking, restaurant and bar.
the hotel position is good,city centre withinreach,main e46 very near,menu excellent no
proximity to sites we wanted to see no warm water, thought we would have a nicer room.
Stayed one night only. Hotel is ideally located for the Ouistreham ferry terminal. It is a short walk away from the Pegasus Bridge and museum. Hotel is a motel style, rooms are clean. Rooms are small and a little claustrophobic. Double bed is small by French standards. There is no courtesy tray, but there is a small ( poorly stocked) fridge. Restaurant is very expensive and out of keeping with the overall motel style accommodation. Nearest budget restaurant is at Pegasus Bridge, although hardly cheap. No bar facilities.
Was accommodated in annex across road. Very modern and stylish and quiet comfortable room. Excellent restaurant with some reasonably priced dinner menus. Had several very enjoyable dinners. Central location for touring the British sector of Normandy D-Day action, and easy drive to American sector if have car. The very modern bathroom still required standing precariously in an inadequately screened bathtub to take a shower. Difficult and dangerous for older people and end up with a very wet floor. I was told no walk-in showers. Pity!. Also found the breakfast disappointing, two petit pains and a croissant plus coffee was your allotted portion. No buffet offered.
We had stayed there once before and we loved the ambiance and the location. The lack of restaurant dinner service and of the bar on Mondays was a drawback. We had a much better experience when we stayed there last July.
Beautiful building and setting, with lovely gardens - and the food was very good. Enormous, comfy bed! This is an expensive hotel for food and drinks (for France). It seems quite geared towards the tastes of wealthy international tourists, on a particular circuit - and the atmosphere reflects that.
The Chateau was beautiful. We had a very large room (superior room). It was a welcome respite after a day touring the Normandy region in the rain!Enjoyed cocktails in the lounge and dinner by the fire(be sure to ask to be seated in the room with the fireplace) We felt the location was convenient for touring but quite a distance away from other restaurants. The hotel restaurant was very expensive. We felt at least breakfast should have been included in the rates. Service was included but was not mentioned again when we asked.
Excellent ambience,excellent food, delightful pool,delightful decor, impeccable service,magnificent gardens
Magnificent building set in beautiful grounds.Excellent for a stop off as close to Cherbourg and for visting Bayeux and the famous beaches.Good service.When we have stayed here before the food has been very good.However see below. On the night we stayed Monday 11th Sept there was a fixed menu at night.I appreciate many gourmet restaurants close on Mondays and sometimes Tuesdays but they are missing a trick during the summer months.Further we arrived at lunch and there was no food at all !!
The restaurant was excellent. The room was very comfortable.
Beautiful castle...friendly staff...outstanding kitchen..
Great location; fabulous restaurant; nice rooms; pleasant staff; wonderful place to stay for visit to Normandy
The hotel looks great from the outside. It was downhill after that. The hotel is isolated. Finding a batman was a challenge. Poor service. Bad rooms. We rejected the first one offered because it smelled damp and were put in the attic. Bathroom was new but decor of room and most of hotel was in dire need of a makeover. Expensive food was not up to normal standards of a Relais and Chateau property. Would recommend avoid this place. No one even answered room service calls on last day and there was no one at reception for over an hour to make up our bill. a bad experience.
beautiful location, services, facilities, breakfast, dinner menu for late check-in