Best Value Hotels in Normandy
Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for value in Normandy, and get inspired!
HOTEL Le Lion d’Or
Bayeux, Normandy, France
The 31-room Le Lion d'Or hotel is set in the historical heart of Bayeux and housed in a charming period building, though it could use some updates in the common areas. Rooms are mostly fresh and modern with good amenities and contemporary bathrooms, however a few remain in need of a makeover. A lot of effort has gone into its restaurant and the lounge bar is cozy and inviting. All in all, if you don't mind the dated lobby and hallways, it's a well priced and well positioned hotel with plenty of character.
Hotel de Calais
Le Treport, Normandy, France
This small, charming, family-run value hotel of 43 rooms overlooks Normandy's port of Treport, offering fantastic views of the harbor and sea. The simple rooms, some of which can accommodate up to five people, are decorated in brightly colored textiles, and include large wooden armoires and desks, high ceilings, and large windows. Be aware, though, that the hotel, especially the street-facing rooms, does get noise from the surrounding restaurants and bars. A daily buffet breakfast (for a fee) is served in a nautically themed room that overlooks the harbor. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and billiards (either French or American style).
Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
Hotel Gabriel stands out from its mid-range competition with trendy, fresh design and bright atmosphere. It’s across the street from the free shuttle to Mont Saint-Michel and within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Well-designed, organized rooms follow one-of-a-kind design schemes of blue and orange, though there's no air-conditioning. Free breakfast receives high marks from guests, and the hotel is pet friendly. Rooms can sleep up to five people, making this property popular with families.
Hotel de la Plage
Dieppe, Normandy, France
This 44-room, upper-middle-range hotel is a short walk to the sights and shopping of this quaint coastal town in the Haute-Normandy region of Northern France. The hotel is a stone's throw (if you have a good arm) to Dieppe's popular pebbled beach and close to Dieppe's main historical attractions. The hotel is modern, clean, in a quiet area, and a very good value, but if you're fussy about your bathing, choose your room carefully (some have walk-in showers, others shower/tub combos). The Ibis Dieppe Val Druel is a comparable option in terms of size and price, but it's a five-minute drive from the beach and center.
La Maison du Parc
Honfleur, Normandy, France
There's very little to find fault with at La Maison du Parc, with its lovely gardens, beautifully maintained townhouse, five superbly finished rooms, and excellent fresh continental breakfast. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, a short walk from the town center and its amenities. As the Maison du Parc is a bed and breakfast, don't expect much in the way of facilities -- there's no pool, spa, or business center. Rates are a little higher than at your average B&B, but this place is well above average.
Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
The 54-room Hotel Vert is a value property across the street from Le Couesnon River and within a five-minute drive of Mont Saint-Michel. Restaurants and shops are also within walking distance. All guest rooms are basic with dated decor, and while some units are large with prominent seating areas, others are small. Wear and tear marks can be seen on furnishings, but bathrooms are clean and organized. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, though signal strength varies. It may be worthwhile to consider other similarly priced hotels in the area, as some have more modern rooms with amenities.