When visiting Honfleur France, there are several great places to stay. From hotels to bed and breakfasts the options can be quite appealing.
After investigating various other hotel reviews posted elsewhere, we decided to make our home base while in Honfleur the bed and breakfast, La Cour Sainte Catherine on 74 rue du Puits. A hidden gem tucked into a small side street just a few blocks from Vieux-Bassin, the old harbor.
Hotel Reviews: La Cour Sainte Catherine in Honfleur, France
Deciding on a place to stay is such a personal decision, don’t you think? Personalties have to match. And, that is exactly the way you’ll feel when you arrive at the gate to La Cour Sainte Catherine in Honfleur.
Who among us does not have their curiosity piqued by the sight of that rustic old gate (seen at the top of the page) with creeking hinges that, from all appearances, have been in place since the time of the Vikings, original founders of the port. Swing the gate open and discover an enchanting and verdant courtyard complete with espaliered apple trees just right for coffee and croissant in the morning, or relaxing in the early evening with a carafe of chilled rosé.
La Cour Sainte Catherine has 4 different accommodations for guests. Two apartments, the SUITE OCEANE perfect for two @ €130 without breakfast, and, a much larger apartment that is suited for 4 people, the ATELIER DU PEINTRE @ €150. This comes with a lounge + 2 chairs, and is offered without breakfast.
The two smaller accommodations are the CHAMBRE D’HÔTES MARINE, furnished with a queen bed it is suited for 2 people @ €90. Breakfast is included. Also, there is the CHAMBRE D’HÔTES COTE OUEST. A larger, dare I call it, “suite”, that comes with a king bed (an unexpected luxury for people like me that are very tall) and a small lounging area. The rate is €110, breakfast included.
Our choice, without any second guessing, was the CHAMBRE D’HÔTES COTE OUEST. The most important thing for my wife and I is the size of the bed. I’m 6′ 8″ tall, so a big bed is critical. The room is just off the wonderful garden area, and we were able access the garden from our room through lovely french doors.
The bed and breakfast is appointed simply, but quite comfortably. If you require posh luxury this may not be the place for you. We found it perfect.
As stated earlier in our hotel reviews article, breakfast is included with the two rooms. A typical French breakfast of coffee, chocolat au chaud, along with croissant, fresh demi baguette, butter, and delicious jam are served in the small dining area inside. Or, better yet, much better, in the garden. Oh, and by the way, there is a third option too.
Enjoy your breakfast at the small café that is next door. Here you can mingle with the locals a bit as you devour your fresh baked croissant.
The streets are quite narrow here and parking is a challenge. So, my recommendation? Cough up the extra €10 a night for off-street covered parking. But…. (there’s alway’s a but, isn’t there?), the parking garage is a really tight fit, and it is a little bit of a hike up a relatively steep incline. Still, in all, we were happy to pay the extra. Pretty sure you will too.
Let me say in closing, that we really enjoyed are stay at La Cour Sainte Catherine, and feel very confident that you will, as well. Give gracious Liliane Giaglis, the proprietor, the opportunity to share her bed and breakfast with you. There’ll be no regrets.
La Cour Sainte Catherine74 Rue du Puits, 14600 Honfleur, France +33 2 31 89 42 40 firstname.lastname@example.org More on La Cour Sainte Catherine
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