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Hotel Francois d'O

4 rue des Cordeliers, 14000 Caen France
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#14 of 40 hotels in Caen
Following a change of owner, the Hotel was completely restored in June 2012. It is located in a building of the 17th century, in full heart of the historical centre of Caen located at 50 meters of the castle.The hotel is managed in a family way. It has a quiet terrace and each room was personalized.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
115Reviews2Q+A6Room tips
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TraveL1ght wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia44 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed here for almost a week while visiting Caen. Room was comfortable and clean, no complaints. The continental breakfast was sufficient to get the day started. The ability to walk to many of the sites and shops and restaurants around Caen was very nice. The building had old charm and character. Hope to visit Caen again one day and would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wobbly1967 wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom44 contributions50 helpful votes
Spent three nights at this hotel, the hotel is a very old building with some great period features, don’t expect all shiny new plastic !! , this place has character and charm , it is run by a husband and wife and has a very relaxed atmosphere, it is in a very convenient location only 5 minutes walk from town centre or castle. We had a triple room which was on the top floor in the corner and was very quiet, rooms were cleaned and towels / bedding changed each day. Breakfast is an additional €8 each and definitely worth the money with plenty of choice. They also speak perfect English which is a great help !! , only downside was you cannot check in until 5pm which means you have to carry your baggage around when you arrive !! Overall very good value .
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
alwaysneedaholid2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
We have been here twice before, this time there were students staying and they played their music loudly until 11.30pm, at least. This spoilt our stay here. We had a Queen-sized bed and a lovely large shower and room though. When we have stayed here before, it has been quiet and not full. At breakfast the croissants were not replenished for a long time and that made breakfast less enjoyable, as everyone was waiting for the croissants to be replenished. We asked about catching a bus back to Quistreham to the Ferry Terminal and were told by the Manager to buy a ticket from the Tabac nearby and then catch a bus to the train station. When I bought a ticket, I was told the same thing, in French. Actually you can still catch a bus from the bus stop opposite where you get off when you arrive in the centre of town. This was very frustrating, as the journey to the train station, then trying to find the right bus, etc, was unnecessary stress.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
rwr1226 wrote a review May 2018
Mobile, AL372 contributions81 helpful votes
This is a small hotel that is in desperate need of updating. The room was small as was the bathroom. There is nobody on the reception desk after 9 pm but that does not really matter as the entire town folds up for the night about that time. Not much better than a hostel.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
BHendsbee wrote a review Sep 2017
Hamilton, Canada85 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed here for 6 nights. Had no real complaints as this hotel is exactly what their description says. But beware like the description says there is no lift!! 3 floors of winding stairs!! Other than that, the location was fantastic, breakfast was fair at 8€ and the owners were very helpful and pleasant.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hôtel François d'Ô
Which popular attractions are close to Hôtel François d'Ô?
Nearby attractions include Get Out ! (0.3 km), Eglise Saint-Pierre (0.4 km), and Musée de Normandie (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to Hôtel François d'Ô?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Contre Sens, Ju'ste Chez Moi, and Boeuf and Cow.
Is Hôtel François d'Ô located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Caen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hôtel François d'Ô?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hôtel François d'Ô?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands - Parc historique (5.2 km), Place Saint-Sauveur (0.4 km), and Abbey d’Ardenne (3.8 km).