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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Maudee E
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Charming apartment with fabulous view”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We spent an excellent week in Astrid's charming French apartment. The location for a visit to Caen is perfect...right in the hub. It's in a pedestrian zone and you can walk everywhere....to the wonderful chateau overlooking the city, restaurants, the tourist bureau....but with Astrid as your host, you don't need the tourist bureau! Astrid is a bubbly, warm person who is very proud of her city and so helpful with planning your outings. The apartment is small but has everything you could possibly need including an excellent bathroom, small well equipped kitchen and a lovely balcony with a wonderful view overlooking ancient buildings.....magnificent with a full moon! Right outside the apartment is a gorgeous French merry go round. There is so much to see in this area such as the D Day sites, the Bayeux Tapestry and Mont St Michel. There is no parking at the apartment but Astrid is very helpful in directing you to nearby free parking. So lovely to meet you Astrid and thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We hope to come back one day.

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Liked best: the best hostess you could wish for.... and the view from the apartment
Liked least: parking not at the apartment
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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dawnwatch...
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Holday in the very heart of Caen”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed in this studio flat for over a fortnight, and have nothing but praise for the standard of the layout, quality of the equipment and the welcome on arrival. It is in a pedestrianised zone, with the obvious attendant problem of parking, but there are plenty of alternatives nearby. In fact, having unloaded the car, we parked for free thereafter within 10 minutes walk of the front door. Public transport is also superb. There is so much to see and do in Caen that we barely scratched the surface. The city buzzes and the range of markets, shops, restaurants and historic buildings leaves nothing to be desired.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Vehicle access and parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Sarah B
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great little apartment”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Stayed in this great little apartment for just 4 nights in April of this year. The time it has taken to write this review is no reflection on how well we enjoyed our stay there. Astrid, the flats owner was a great guide to the best food shops in the area. The apartment is very central yet quiet and good enough weather to eat on the balcony, which was a real treat. Tiny kitchen, well equipped and loved the coffee machine. We didn't have a car but got around Caen by local bus. Took a tour of the landing beaches and went by train to Bayeux as well as spending some time in Caen itself. Some lovely gardens and a great market on Fridays.

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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“D-Day 70th anniversary trip to Normandy”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

Excellent location for touring the sights of the Normandy landings, Caen is an nice city with plenty of restaurants and bars for the evening.
Owner gave excellent communication throughout the booking process and asked if we wanted to be met at the local port or station. We were driving so meet directly at the apartment. The apartment had all the amenities we required and originally we had reservations about the parking as it is a city however there is lots of free parking within a couple of minuets walk of the apartment. I would fully recommend it and if returning to France would stay again in the future.

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Liked best: central location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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emwemw
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location, but parking not quite as advertised.”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

It's a small but lovely studio within walking distance of all of the major sites in Caen, and it has great views of the city. The only issue is that parking is not quite as advertised: there is no dedicated parking spot or lot, so instead you have to find on-street parking. We only discovered as we checked out that there was a map of free parking spots, so we ended up paying for parking a few times. It wasn't expensive, but it was inconvenient. The owner is lovely and very helpful. We would stay there again, particularly since we now know more about the parking situation.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
25 Jul 2014
A l'intention des hôtes venant en voiture, soyez rassuré :
Le studio est situé en zone piétonne au coeur du centre ville historique de Caen.
Lors de leur arrivée et départ, les hôtes reçoivent gratuitement une autorisation personnelle de stationner 45 minutes au pied du studio.
Après, ils peuvent choisir entre un stationnement payant pendant la journée dans les rues situées à 50 mètres du studio, un stationnement payant à la semaine dans un parking sécurisé situé à 250 mètres du studio ou un stationnement gratuit (indiqué dans un plan remis aux hôtes à leur arrivée) qui se situe à 10-15 minutes à pied du studio.
Le stationnement payant à la semaine en parking sécurisé peut être réservé à l'avance par Normandie Welcome sur simple demande des hôtes.
Merci de lire les avis des autres hôtes concernant le stationnement qui pourront surement vous rassurer aussi !
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Karen Q
Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
“Cute, fully equipped studio with a very personable and helpful host!”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The location of this studio could not be better: right in the center of town, in the middle of the main shopping area, and very close to the château and university.
The owner was extremely helpful at every turn; she took the time to show me the apartment when I first arrived, and how everything worked. If I ever had a question, she always responded to my calls or messages promptly. She was always ready to propose ideas for activities, good food, and interesting sites to see. I had two small children with me at one point, and the owner went out of her way to come by with toys and books!
The studio is fully equipped and does not lack anything in terms of modern amenities. Everything is new and functions very well, and everything was clean. A nice touch are brochures and books that feature highlights of Caen and the Normandy region.
I appreciated the owner's friendliness and willingness to help, and thank her for eliminating some of the stress that inevitably comes with living abroad.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Joanne R
Wakefield, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful!!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Nice little appartment, fully functionnal and totally renovated and CLEAN. All we needed was there, including butter, home-made jams and spices for cooking! We did appreciate the washer as well. The balcony was also wonderfull. We were hesitant at first to rent this place as it advertised a futon would be our bed for a week. Finally, this was the best 6 night sleep out of our total 15 days holiday, sooo comfortable, no sore backs and a very restfull sleep. The appartment is located on the 5th floor, but has a functional elevator which was appreciated by my husband walking with crutches and with our heavy luggage. Location is great, walking distance to everything. Our hostess was the best! She went over and beyond to provide important travel information, visiting sites and local events that would make our stay even more memorable!

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Liked best: Location, location, location!
Liked least: Having to walk 10 minutes to the free parking. (Only because my husband walks with crutches, otherwise it's fine).
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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