Les Villas d’Arromanches
What We Love
- A charming and bright stay near the sea in Arromanches-les-Bains, with a cider tastingStaying within easy reach of the famous D-Day landing beaches
- Settling down with a welcome glass of cider, plus a cider farm visit and tasting
- The stylish lounge bar – a contemporary and calming vision in dove grey, cream and red
What To Know
- The hotel is spread across two historic manor houses that are set on manicured grounds
- It's a short stroll to the beach
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Drink in dramatic World War Two history and delicious local cider with a stay at Les Villas d’Arromanches, just minutes away from the sea and the famous D-Day landing beaches on Normandy’s coast. Today the hotel’s peaceful setting, surrounded by well-kept gardens, belies the dramatic scenes of yesteryear.
Comprising two historic manor houses – one a grand stone affair, the other half-timbered – interiors have been beautifully and sensitively restored in chic contemporary fashion. The centrepiece is the stylish lounge bar – a vision in dove grey and cream hues, with polished wooden floorboards and cheery red cushions and stools. This signature colour theme continues to the guest rooms, which are styled with elegant accessories and prints.
After a restful night’s sleep and typically tasty breakfast, it’s just a short stroll down the famous Utah, Juno, Gold and Omaha beaches – settings for the world-changing D-Day landings over 70 years ago. Discover the famous Bayeux tapestry at the Musée de la Tapisserie in Bayeux, stroll along Caen’s cobblestone streets and marvel up at its abbey, or take a longer drive to the legendary Mont Saint-Michel for a day trip worth remembering. If sampling some of the local tipple is more your thing, this part of the world is equally famous for cider and Calvados production, with many farms in the vicinity open for tours and tastings.
Good to know
Secure complimentary parking is available on site for hotel guests.
Please note that a city tax of €1.50 per person, per night, is payable directly to the hotel.
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We had a room on the second floor in the main house, it was a good size and very comfortable bed. The en-suite was a good size and we had a lovely stay. The bar area was very nice luckily it was warm enough to stay outside which was lovely. The reception staff were excellent and booked tables for evening meals both restaurants recommended by them and they were excellent. Would stay here again if in the Normandy area .
Beautiful place to stay, rooms well decorated and comfortable. Location was great just a 10 min walk into Arromanches town centre and the beach. The address of Tracey sur Mer is a little misleading as that village is some way off, this hotel is most definitely on the edges of Arromanches. Very easy to find as well when coming from Bayeux.
Great terrace to have a drink, the hotel has a bar and indoor seating but no restaurant as such, although they do a couple of things for eats in the evening (a pasta dish and a cold platter for 2 to share). They have a breakfast room and breakfast is worth having even at Euro 14 per person, although you could walk to cafe's in town, we felt just more convenient to eat at hotel. It was one of the better continental breakfasts that we experienced with a good choice and ample to eat. They have an egg boiler which was good too.
Service and staff were friendly and welcoming and offered to help with baggage, especially as we were located on the top floor in the main old house. This meant 2 flights of spiral type typical french style stair way, which were not easiest. Anyone booking here with mobility issues I'd advise to contact hotel first to make sure they are in the newer extension which is only 2 floor and more modern access.
Can recommend this hotel, pleased we did not stay in the heart of the town as it does get quite busy and parking might be an issue. This hotel has ample free safe parking which was one of the main reasons we chose.
We've visited this region many times but never stayed in Arromanches. We decided to change that this year and chose this hotel as something a bit different and one we had often admired as we passed by in other years. The original house is a very beautiful building and the overall extended hotel looks very well indeed.
Situated on a hill outside the town but less than 10 minutes walk to the centre, it's a quite peaceful location with it's own parking and tree lined grounds.
We stayed two nights and really enjoyed them. We had a very comfortable and clean ground floor room with just the minor disappointment of no view at all. Breakfast was good and served in a very pleasant setting. The bar area was also a very nice relaxing place for an evening drink or coffee.
The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout. All in all, a very pleasant experience and it is very likely we will stay there again in the future.