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“A Wonderful Apartment in a Great Town”
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Review of L'ESPRIT DU PORT

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Cuisine et coin repas (1er étage)
Cuisine et coin repas (1er étage) - Escalier permettant d'accéder aux chambres
Détail cuisine (1er étage)
Détail cuisine (1er étage)
Détail décoration cuisine (1er étage)
Détail décoration cuisine (1er étage) - Escalier permettant d'accéder aux chambres
Fenêtre de la cuisine : coin repas (1er étage)
Détail décoratif - Porte d'entrée de l'appartement
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Chambre avec lit 160*200 + coin salon (2ème étage)
Chambre avec lit 160*200 + coin salon (2ème étage)
Chambre avec lit 160*200 + coin salon (2ème étage)
Chambre avec 2 lits 80*190 (2ème étage)
Chambre avec 2 lits 80*190 (2ème étage)
Détail décoratif Chambre avec 2 lits  (2ème étage)
Détail décoratif Chambre avec 2 lits  (2ème étage)
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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pldcs
Central Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Apartment in a Great Town”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our group of four (two couples) arrived at L'Esprit du Port after a LONG day and a half of travel from the U.S. What a welcome sight it was to arrive and find the apartment exactly as portrayed on the VRBO website. The owner, Astrid, was there to greet us and tell us all we needed to know about the apartment and the community. It is obvious that she has taken great efforts to make this apartment a "cut above" the standard rental location. The apartment is decorated tastefully with the fishing village theme, and was neat as a pin. It was the perfect place to use as a home base while we visited the various WW2/D-Day sites. The only item I would note is that apartment is located on the second and third floor of the building (as detailed on the apartment's website), so there are stairs involved. The apartment is very secure with locked doors on the street level and at the entrance to the apartment. Parking was less than a block from the apartment in a public lot.

We also enjoyed walking around the town and visiting the local restaurant and shops. There is an amazing bakery just down the street that we visited on multiple occasions. On Sunday morning, we visited the local market and had the chance to sample local dishes and produce.

Thanks to Astrid for being such a gracious host and allowing us to rent her wonderful apartment!

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Liked best: The wonderful apartment itself and the general locale.
Liked least: No negatives
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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imac2402
yorkshire
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77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Thank you very much Astrid for a wonderful time, excellent location, amazing apartment, extremely clean and had even more added extras anyone could imagine. Very spacious and luxurious. So many places to eat out if you wanted, and the Sunday market is just too good for words, we spent ages walking around it, everything from excellent local food to clothing, just superb.Great base from which to explore the WW2 sites. Pity we only had 3 nights there, we will definitely come back again, and is highly recommended. Thanks again. Brilliant.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Glossomat...
New York City, New York
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93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A wonderful lodging in a beautiful little port”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I stayed here in August 2014 with my sister, and liked it so much that I returned in April 2015 with my nieces. They were as delighted as I was with our warm welcome from Astride ant the neat, clean, comfortable, charming apartment and its location in Port-en-Bessin. The town has many picturesque beauties within easy walking distance from the apartment: the beach with thousands of beautiful shells; high cliffs above the sea for walking; the harbor with its dramatic tides and fishing boats coming and going. We enjoyed buying fresh fish at the market and cooking it within hours; eating at the little restaurants of the town; and buying sailor sweaters at the marine store.

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Liked best: Everything -- it was all wonderful
Liked least: I liked everything -- there was nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Mike L
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
1 review
“Normandy Gem”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This apartment is beautiful and is in a fantastic location! Not only are you in the heart of Port En Bessin, with great food and shopping, you are also very close to the other attractions in the region. We definitely recommend, and plan on staying there again!

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Liked best: The view from the Kitchen window!
Liked least: 2 sets of stairs, with young kids its not ideal, but doable.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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chelleds
Dallas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfect Apartment”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We didn't want to leave! This apartment is every bit as charming as it appears to be in the pictures. It's easy to find, close to everything, and offers wonderful views.
There were three of us who stayed here for 2 nights. The only problem was that the stay wasn't longer! The kitchen had absolutely everything you could want for cooking a meal. The bathroom was very comfortable, especially with the Ralph Lauren towels! The beds were firm, like I like them. We didn't need it, but there were fans in both bedrooms. Astrid showed us how to work everything, and made sure we had all that we needed.
Parking was close and we always felt safe. As far as distance to D-Day sites or Bayeux, it was perfect! It is a wonderful base to see many things in Normandy.
I can not wait to come back here for a longer period of time and explore even more of the area. If I have the opportunity, I will definitely book this apartment again.

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Liked best: sitting in the kitchen looking at the peacefulness outside
Liked least: absolutely nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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Dawn B
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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I stayed here with my partner and my father and cousin for 6 nights over the 70th anniversary of the D-Day celebrations. There is one double room and one twin room which just suited our needs. The apartment was in an excellent location with 3 restaurants within metres of the front door, grocery shop around the corner and parking (although no allocated parking space) was no problem even at such a busy time - and its free! I would definitely recommend the apartment, it has absolutely everything you could possibly need for self catering. The apartment is beautifully decorated, I could not fault anything and Astrid was extremely helpful from the moment of booking up to meeting us at the Apartment at 6pm on a Sunday! Port en Bessin is also a lovely town with plenty of restaurants. If you are travelling to Normandy you should definitely give this place a try, you won't regret it.

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Liked best: Location and size of the apartment
Liked least: No armchairs downstairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
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ChrisandF...
Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A beautiful apartment with water views”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Thank you Astrid for letting us stay here! The apartment is every bit as cute as it seems from the pictures. We have stayed in many VRs, and some seem to take the approach that there is no need to spend money on the amenities, this is definitely not the case here. Astrid has evidently gone out of her way to furnish the place with very good quality, and she could have a career as a professional decorator. The beds were incredibly comfortable, and the views were spectacular. It was spotless, and it was great to be able to do some laundry too. Astrid was very accommodating to our shifting arrival times and made checking out very convenient. We cannot say enough about this place and would definitely recommend staying here if you are anywhere near Port en Bessin.

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Liked best: How well it was decorated and the view
Liked least: That there wasn't a sink upstairs
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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