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Hotel L'Univers

12 quai Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen France
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#28 of 40 hotels in Caen

Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Caen does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel L'Univers, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Hotel L'Univers provide a flat screen TV, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

While staying at Hotel L'Univers, visitors can check out Eglise Saint-Pierre (0.2 mi) and Église Saint-Jean (0.2 mi), some of Caen's top attractions.

While in Caen, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hotel L'Univers, including Le Dolly's (0.1 mi), Le Bistronome (0.0 mi), and A Contre Sens (0.4 mi).

Best of all, Hotel L'Univers makes it easy to experience some great Caen attractions like Chateau Ducal, which is a popular ancient ruins.

Hotel L'Univers puts the best of Caen at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Drewtwo wrote a review Sep 2020
Hereford, United Kingdom15 contributions11 helpful votes
Checked in at 3pm, very friendly, informative receptionist with map and details of the whole area. Lots of information available at reception. Room was great, comfy bed, good WiFi, kettle and condiments. Nice shower and plenty hot water. Very good blackout curtains. Car park opposite and lots of places to eat and drink nearby. Only recommendation would be a china cup instead of disposable. I needed ear plugs as there is a lot of noise but I am a light sleeper.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Happypunter029 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom11 contributions12 helpful votes
I stayed on 12th august arriving late on ferry from Portsmouth. Lauranne , receptionist, assured me she would stay on duty until I arrived. Then eventhough, it was late, she gave thorough support about how to get bus in the morning to St Malo. Simple room, clean, good value and ideal for central stay in Caen. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Dan B wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom110 contributions98 helpful votes
The hotel is centrally located and very easy to find from the airport - just take bus 3, every 15 minutes, and for 1.50 euro - get off at the theatre - and after short walk you're at the hotel. Reception opens at 2pm, my reservation was handled very professionally - and the man at the desk, whose birthday it was, was excellent - a great asset to the hotel. My room was 101 on the first floor - there is no lift, so beware if you have mobility issues. The room was fine, the bed was hard, but for me that was great. The TV had a good selection of channels - but none in English, so no catching up with the news - not necessarily a bad thing... The shower was ok, and the water is hot. The toilet was in a seperate room - but all contained within the bedrooom. There is good wifi throughout the building, but you may have to re connnect afte 24 hours. Breakfast, served from 0715 is adequite, as typically continental, so no hot food, but enough to fill you through the morning.. There is a fair amount of noise from outside in the early hours - so if you prefer quite, then higher floors would be recommended. All in all I really enjoyed this hotel, very centrally located, and perfect for a three night stay..
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors should provide less noise from outside.
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Peter B wrote a review Aug 2018
Halifax, Canada149 contributions63 helpful votes
I'll start with the bad part if you have any sort of mobility issues - this hotel does not have ground floor rooms (that I saw, anyway) and does not have an elevator. If that's a deal breaker for you, you can stop reading now. Otherwise, this is a fairly decent hotel. The rooms are small, as are all budget rooms in old European cities, but not terribly small. The WC and shower are separate, WC was very small, and the shower was a good size but the shower room is quite small. Our shower room had a curtain closing it off from the bedroom because a door wouldn't have opened properly into the room, and a closed door wouldn't have left much room to towel off after a shower. Pretty tight quarters. I found the mattress a bit thin and my back was a bit sore after three nights there. Other than that, the room was quite adequate and it was well located for touring around Caen. There's a fairly major bus stop just about 100 metres away where you can catch a bus to many destinations. We travelled to Pegasus Bridge and Juno Beach from there. The room has a nice view of the Bassin, which is less than 100 metres away, and on Sunday morning you can step out the hotel door and directly into the Sunday morning market which takes up the whole area in front of the hotel. One word of caution: this area of Caen has many bars, and the people of Caen seem to like wandering around all hours of the night, yelling, singing, whistling. Every night, often until close to 5AM. Keep your window closed or the noise will keep you awake. In summary, the hotel is okay. Nothing special, nothing bad, great location, very nice staff.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Michelle M wrote a review Feb 2017
Basse-Normandie, France38 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a good budget hotel close on the city quay - we often stay here when we want to eat out in Caen and have a drink - the rooms are on the small side but bright, clean and comfortable. My husband says the showers are some of the best in any hotel he has stayed in (and that is a lot!). If you stay on a Saturday though, be warned it is very noisy on the quay until the early hours and at around 5am the big Sunday market starts on the quay carpark and is very noisy if the window is open (no air con).
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$64 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel L'Univers
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel L'Univers?
Nearby attractions include Quartier du Vaugueux (0.2 km), Eglise Saint-Pierre (0.2 km), and Abbaye aux Dames (0.5 km).
What are some restaurants close to Hotel L'Univers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crêperie L'Instant, Boeuf and Cow, and Le Bistronome.
Is Hotel L'Univers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Caen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel L'Univers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel L'Univers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands - Parc historique (4.8 km), Place Saint-Sauveur (1.0 km), and Abbey d’Ardenne (4.4 km).