The Novotel Bayeux is a comfortable family-friendly midscale hotel with bedrooms sleeping up to four, a swimming pool and easy access to D-Day sights.
The Novotel Bayeux is a midscale, four-star hotel on the outskirts of the old town of Bayeux in Normandy. This typical business style hotel is also well suited for leisure travelers and families with children sleeping and eating breakfast for free. The outdoor swimming pool is relaxing on a warm day. The Novotel Bayeux has free parking and is ideally located at the edge of the old town. Drivers can easily reach major roads to other sights in Normandy while the town center is within easy walking distance for sightseeing, pleasant restaurants and nightlife.
The Novotel Bayeux Hotel in Normandy
The Novotel Bayeux is a typical Novotel midscale hotel – an unexciting rectangular three-story box but with a completely up-to-date interior, low on character but high on comfort and professionally run. Novotel hotels focus on business travelers but leisure travelers and families will also enjoy the modern comforts and low prices over weekends and during vacation seasons.
The Novotel Bayeux is a modern four-star hotel (but English-speaking countries would probably rate it three stars). The hotel has all features typical for a business hotel including an own restaurant, lobby bar, free PC with internet connection and printer in the lobby, and free wifi throughout the hotel.
In summer, guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool. Children can enjoy video games, books, and toys in the lobby area.
The Novotel Bayeux is very popular with American tourists and tour groups. Being only three stories, it is easy to use the stairs rather than wait for the elevators at busy times.
Family-Friendly Bedrooms in the Novotel Bayeux
The Novotel Bayeux follows the standard family-friendly policies of this brand of the Accor hotel group: children under 16 sleep and breakfast for free if sharing with a parent. In contrast to many other Novotel hotels, the foldout sofa bed here is a bit small for two bigger children.
The bedrooms are typical Novotel – a tad bland but modern and very comfortable. Rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and windows can open fully. Rooms also have a kettle with coffee and tea supplies, a minibar with free water and space for own supplies, and an in-room mini safe large enough for most laptops.
The bedrooms also have the typical Novotel toilet separate from the main bathroom (but without an own washing basin) and a second door that separates the bedroom from the large closet area at the entrance – a feature that does wonders to cut down on noise from the hallway. The age of the building is somewhat given away by the wooden strips that protect the corners of the doorway from damage by luggage – something useful for the hotel but rarely seen nowadays.
The bathrooms are modern, white with bright lights. Ample toiletries and towels are supplied for a family of four.
Location of the Novotel Bayeux Hotel
The Novotel Bayeux hotel is ideally located for travelers to Bayeux and visits to D-Day landing beaches and related sites in Normandy. The hotel is at the western edge of the center of Bayeux, around a kilometer or pleasant ten-minute walk from the old town. The Novotel has a large, free parking lot.
The location of the Novotel Bayeux is also ideal for drivers, as the hotel is close to major roads giving fast and easy access to other sights in the region including the German battery at Longues-sur-Mer, the Normandy American Military Cemetery, the German cemetery at La Cambe and Arromanches without having to deal with traffic, as may be expected around Caen. It is a 15-minute stroll from the hotel to sights such as the Bayeux Cathedral, the Bayeux Tapestry, the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum and the Bayeux British Military Cemetery.
Novotel Bayeux Hotel , 117 Rue Saint Patrice, Rond Point de Vaucelles, 14400 BAYEUX, France, Tel (+33)2/31921611.