I spent 6 nights at this centrally-located hotel in early July on a business trip. I was given a second floor room that looked out on the street. The room had a new bathroom and other parts of the hotel were being renovated as the lobby was painted during my stay and the staff had begun to put an awning in over the front door. I tried the breakfast offered at the hotel one morning. It was a typical European affair with meats, cheeses, cereals, fruit, and some scrambled and boiled eggs. The town is well into a major renovation as some streets are being completely torn out and replaced. Sidewalks in the vicinity of this hotel were also being replaced; this led to morning noise, but I was up and out the door on business about the time it started each day.
Caen is home to the fifth largest farmer’s market in France, and it is fabulous. Every Sunday, about 3 blocks from the hotel, the city closes a large street and adjacent parking lots for vendors selling cheeses, sausages, fruits, vegetables, fish, and prepared food. This market is well worth a visit. I did in early July when cherries and strawberries were peaking.
The hotel is an easy 20-25 minute walk from the train station or less than 10 minute/12 euro taxi ride. less