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Hôtel de la Fontaine - Caen

2 star Hotel Caen

26 Rue De La Fontaine - Caen

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 33.00
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Hôtel de la Fontaine is located right in the center of Caen, a renowned town in the Basse-Normandie region.
The hotel is fully non-smoking and pet-friendly. Although it does not provide any onsite dining facilities, the hotel lies within easy reach of several restaurants and cafés. Breakfast room service is available. Business services are provided as well as secretarial services, microwave in the lobby area, and umbrellas are on hand for all guests. Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access are provided.
Credit cards are accepted (except American Express). The hotel is open all year round.
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 163 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Old hotel and rooms, but clean. The staff is very nice and helpful. Good value for...

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Breakfast at Hôtel de la Fontaine

A full breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel de la Fontaine

  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

Check-in: between 11:30 AM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.


The front desk will be open during the following times:
  • Monday - Saturday: 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 10 PM. On Sundays and bank holidays, the front desk is open from 8 AM to 2 PM and 7 PM to 10 PM.

    Policy

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • No onsite parking is available.

    City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: EUR 6 for adults and EUR 3 for children (approximately)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


    Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.60 per person, per night
     

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    National rating

    This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

    Hôtel de la Fontaine is also known as

    Hotel de la Fontaine
    De La Fontaine Hotel
    De La Fontaine Caen

    8.7

    Clean

    8.3

    Location

    8.1

    Quiet

    6.5

    Spacious

    8.6

    Service

    Hôtel de la Fontaine reviews

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • September 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • USA

    Hotelier was wonderful and very helpful, as we were there during strikes.

    6.9 Fair
    • September 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • GB

    This hotel was exactly as I expected. Location was excellent and reasonably easy to find although Caen does not have enough street names so it can be difficult to navigate. The room was much smaller than I expected tho the bed was comfortable and pillows soft, with extra available. The toilet was very noisy. My room was above the front door so every time someone entered the building I heard the door chime. I was taken ill whilst in Caen so spent 24 hrs in my room., could have done with more English TV channels available. Decor is a little old fashioned, especially in communal areas.

    7.7 Good
    • August 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • New Zealand

    First time - tourism see Normandy landing sites and local cuisine

    6.8 Fair
    • February 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • France

    The bed was uncomfortable (but the hotel clerk said they will work on that).

    9.9 Outstanding!
    • August 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with young children
    • France

    very good value for money and well located.really close to all amenities, castle and all. Furniture and carpet a bit old-fashioned but all very clean.Extensive range of services offered for free such as hair dryers etc. Tea or coffee anytime for 1 euro only, room service if required, etc.And the little plus is the exceptionnally nice welcome from the reception staff.Would come again any time and can recommend it to friends and family.

    8.2 Very Good
    • October 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    Great location, right in middle of the walking area of Caen with lots of pedestrian streets. Hotel is tricky to find, and parking can be tricky but with some patience it worked out fine as lots of parking lots in area, but can be tricky if your first time there. Staff/owners were exceptionally helpful and kind. Breakfast was fine, and free wireless internet nice, but rooms a bit dark (not well lit). Beds OK - a bit soft, but not too bad. No elevator, so try to get room on main floor if possible (hotel begins on the 2nd floor of the building as well). Caen in general is not easy to get around by car - tricky one-way streets, pedestrian streets, ring road, etc, but the D-Day Memorial Museum is absolutely spectacular (in Caen). And for Canadians, a visit to the Juno Beach Museum is a must-do and worth the short drive there (20mins).

    8.0 Very Good
    • September 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    toilet flooded the room but when mopped up the towels from the floor was spotless indicating very clean floors. yes have stopped at many hotels.

    9.9 Outstanding!
    • September 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • USA

    Nice Central Location,Excellent Value for Money,Welcoming & Very Helpful Staff.

    9.0 Wonderful!
    • August 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • United Kingdom

    My trusty Sat Nav could not get me to the hotel because of road works in a neighbouring street. The young man at reception could not have been more helful, drawing me a map of an alternative route. He was also helpful in advising on places to eat. Great central location to explore Caen. Well recommended.

    8.0 Very Good
    • July 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • USA

    The room was small but nice. We lucked out with free on-street parking, but it was on a different block than the hotel. We were only at the hotel for about 12 hours, so can't comment on the amenities other than the free wireless internet, which is available upon request.

    8.7 Excellent
    • May 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • USA

    Very well run, in a very good central location. Young couple/owners are extremely helpful, helped us with our bags, as there is no lift. Gave us very good information, directions, etc. Hotel is very clean, and we felt secure there. If you have a car, parking is a bit of a hassle, so be prepared. On street parking was not easy to find, we used the paid underground parking a block away our first night. Second night we did find on street parking. The breakfast was OK: coffee, juice, bread, croissant, but could have used a little more, like fruit, or yoghurt. There is a fast food restaurant directly next door and we were told that noise was not a problem, as the restaurnat closed at 10 PM. True the first night, but the second night was noisy after 10 PM. Despite these comments, it was good value for the price, and the owners could not have been more accommodating. We would stay there again.

    8.9 Excellent
    • November 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • France

    The service was excellent, very welcoming even escorted me to my room, obliging and helpful. I stayed in a single room which had a television, dresser, bathroom. Perhaps one thing I would have liked to have had were hot drink making facilities, ie a jug, cups and spoons. It was very clean and was recleaned every day that I was there.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • October 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • USA

    The staff, actually the owners, Helene and her husband, were very welcoming, gracious and helpful. Helene assisted us in booking the D-Day Beaches tour through the Peace museum. The hotel is ideally situated close to bus lines, though we actually walked from the train station. Close to the chateau, and dining or shopping. Our stay in Caen was a high point of our trip thanks in no small part to the Hotel de la Fountaine.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • October 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    Good location if you want to be downtown close to shops, bars and restaurants. All were within walking distance. Very friendly, helpful staff who spoke English. Rooms are basic, good value for money and very clean. We stayed for 3 days at the start of our vacation, and decided to return for two days at the end of our trip and were lucky to get the last room available. Will definately return.

    8.7 Excellent
    • September 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    Very good budget choice. Clean, pleasant and safe and in a very central location.

    8.0 Very Good
    • August 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Spain

    Hotel pequeño, tranquilo, céntrico y bien comunicado

    8.8 Excellent
    • August 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Spain

    Perfect location close to city centre, cathedral, castle. Clean room, free wifi and all kind of facilities. Very good quality for the price, if I come back to Caen I would repit at this hotel.

    9.1 Wonderful!
    • June 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • USA

    Excellent location and the owners/hosts were very friendly and helpful. Lots of good eats and sites near by. Beware of trying to get out of the local garage on a Sunday morning; you have to do some searching for a way in, and it was a challenge.

    8.3 Very Good
    • May 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Italy

    Ottimo Albergo nel cuore di Caen, molto pulito, gestito da una coppia di ragazzi molto simpatica.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • November 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • USA

    Hotel is in a good location within a few minutes walking distance of the Chateaux. There is also a movie theater,several shopping stores (ie Benneton,Naf Naf,Pimke, etc), and a Monoprix grocery. Several restaurants are within short walking distance. We did not walk to the hotel from the train station but the taxi was about 7 to 9 euros depending upon the day of the week. Room was very clean and furnished appropriately. The staff was very helpful and attentive. Breakfast was fresh breads, coffee, orange juice and yogurt (good value for 5.50 euro). We would stay here again.

    8.1 Very Good
    • November 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Gay Couple
    • France

    Nice little hotel. You really get what you pay for : very well situated with clean enough small rooms.

    8.4 Very Good
    • November 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • United Kingdom

    Good central location close to the castle.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • October 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    Friendly staff, good location and good value hotel. Would recommend this hotel for someone wishing to stay a night or 2 in Caen.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • September 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • USA

    The young couple managing this hotel went out of their way to make my stay in Caen great!

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • September 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Canada

    We were there in Aug 08. Great stay! The best part was the hotel staff. For a two star hotel, they were very welcoming and quickly gave us the rundown on where we should go for dinner that evening with a map. For the price, the room could not be beat. The bed was very comfortable. The location was also very good as it was in the heart of the city. We could easily walk where we needed to. Thanks for a nice stay!!

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • September 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Ireland

    I was made to feel welcome and valued. That, to me, is very important. I would return if I could and would recomment it to others. The only drawback was that there seemed to be a lot of transport noise from the street in the early morning. Even so, I would return.

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • August 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Canada

    Philippe and Hélène are a young couple who are enthusiastic in their desire to provide a pleasant stay. If memory serves me, rooms were spotless, and washroom/shower was modern and relatively (for France) spacious). The WIFI access was very welcome. They have a lovely little breakfast room, whose windows overlook the street. Well located, with interesting shops and restaurants in the immediate area.

    8.5 Excellent
    • July 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • USA

    The young man who is the manager was extremely pleasant and helpful. The bathroom was clean and the bed was comfortable. The wi-fi was very low bandwidth and almost useless. The hotel is in walking distance of the main church and castle.

    9.1 Wonderful!
    • July 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    a small hotel with small rooms -- but a very congenial and helpful owner -- for the very reasonable price, it was good value...

    6.0 Fair
    • June 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • USA

    Hotel is hard to find, lots of one way streets. There were no elevators, had to carry luggage up three short flights of stairs. Pack Light!

    9.9 Outstanding!
    • June 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    J'ai bien aimé l'hotel et l'endroit . Le responsable est très acceuillant et gentil

    7.7 Good
    • June 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    It was clean and quiet. The breakfast was lovely with fresh croissant and bread and coffee of course. The bathroom was ok, clean but the plumbing was old. The tub was very narrow and the hand shower could have worked better.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • June 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Germany

    great value for the price

    7.9 Good
    • May 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • Germany

    Overall a very good hotel. Price was reasonable. We were tourists so we didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel. It was in a great location, very close to the sights of Caen. Parking on the street was possible, so that wasn't a problem. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • May 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Group
    • United Kingdom

    Three of us stopped there for 4 nights in May 2008 to use as a base for exploring the D-Day landing sights and museums. Excellent location for all these and also for a bit of dining and drinking in the evening. Rooms a little small but adequate for my purpose (ie sleeping), very clean, very quiet and free wi-fi too! Caen itself is a lovely city, small enough to cover on foot, but large enough to offer a good variety of attractions (ie shops, bars, restaurants, historical buildings). I would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly as excellent value and comfort... shame the £ was weak against the euro, made the stay quite a bit dearer than last time I was in France.

    8.7 Excellent
    • May 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Sweden

    The room was very clean and evidently refurbished recently. Nice colouring. Ideal situation near the very centre of Caën. Easy access to hotel by bus from railway station (we went to the theatre stop. Easy also to access the Memorial by bus and other parts of the city by bus or tram. There is no elevator but the man in the reception was kind to help with baggage. Breakfast is not included in the price and it is only juice, bread, croissant and jam. I guess this is like many other hotel breakfasts in France but in my point of view it could be richer - add yoghurt, cheese and ham and some fruit for instance.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • May 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    We had an excellent stay at Hotel De la Fontaine. We found it within walking distance to attractions, shops, and a wide variety of restaurants/brasseries/cafes. We were warmly welcomed and provided with maps and details about Caen. Any questions we had were answered.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • March 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Canada

    Hotel de la Fontaine was a great value! Stayed for one night in March 2008 but would haved gladly stayed several more. The room was well-sized and the bathroom was clean and well kept. The bed was quite comfortable also. The best part of the hotel was the staff who helped us carry our rather large bags up to our room and were very knowledgeable about the area. The man who was behind the desk the night of March 6, 2008 was very helpful, giving us right off the bat a map of Caen and the location of the good restaurants nearby. When we asked, he directed us to the nearby Monoprix, (grocery store,) and knew its hours. The front desk also had schedules for the Bus Verts des Calvados, which we planned on taking the next day to see the Juno D-Day Beach and the staff directed us to the office where we needed to go to buy the tickets. The staff allowed us to leave our bags at the hotel until late that evening when we were due to catch the train to Rennes and were *always* very friendly. They asked us if we could settle our bill the night we checked in, which I agreed to, but when I forgot, they didn't seem to mind and I paid the next morning upon check-out. The only negative of the hotel was the directions from the train station on the confirmation e-mail which said only "1 KM from train station". I thought I could remember how to get there by glancing at a map a week before our arrival, but I was wrong and we got lost. Luckily though, a nice couple saw that we were lost and offered to drive us and our big bags to the hotel, (only a few blocks away, but in the opposite direction we were heading,) in their van. To have made our stay close to perfection, all they would need to do is give one or two more lines of specific directions to the hotel from the train station. Overall a fantastic stay! Our cheapest night in France, but easily one of the best!

    7.0 Good
    • February 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom

    Perhaps the best way to describe the De la Fontaine is that it put the "no" in "no frills". This is two star that earns its rating. You get what you pay for here. A big plus was that our rooms were ready even though we arrived off the Portsmouth ferry at 9 am. We were travelling with two small boys and therefore, rented two adjoining double rooms. The rooms were extremely small, but as we were only staying for two nights this wasn't a real problem. However, had our stay been longer the lack of even a chair to sit in would have been problematic. The en suite bathrooms were clean and functional. The hotel is in central Caen and it is a short walk to sights and restaurants, but it is a walk. The streets around the hotel were a bit deserted in the mornings and the evenings, making it a little disconcerting walking to dinner. On the upside, this made parking on the street very easy and there was also a fairly inexpensive underground car park around the corner from the hotel. Breakfast was truly continental, baguettes and croisannts, coffee or tea, OJ for the kids. No cereal, fruit or meat. euro 5.50 and the kids ate for half price. Although we liked Caen, if we stayed in Normandy again I think we would choose Bayeux. Closer to the D-Day beaches and a more picturesque town. However, Caen does have the advantage of extreme central location and it is a real city, with shopping. As I said, wouldn't want to stay at the de la Fontaine for a week, but it was fine for a sightseeing base of operations for a quick break. Plus, the price was right.

    8.4 Very Good
    • January 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Hong Kong

    Wi-fi service is sometimes unstable

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • October 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Japan

    Highly recommended. Center of the city with calmness and very friendly young couple owners. Good price performance.

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • September 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • Germany

    excellent location,in the pedestrian area, sights and shops nearby, parking-garage next to the hotel (moderate price), third person in extra room with extra facilities

    7.2 Good
    • August 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with young children
    • France

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    9.8 Outstanding!
    • August 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    This was our second stay at the hotel, the owners are charming,very helpful, and speak good english.The hotel is ideally located for sightseeing, restaurants,Monoprix supermarket (100m), secure underground parking (100m), and the road network from Caen is ideal for discovering Normandy, especially the Normandy Beaches.The only drawback is there is no lift.We look forward to repeating our visit.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • July 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • United Kingdom

    Yes, happy and would book and stay again. Thank you

    9.1 Wonderful!
    • June 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • USA

    Hello We chose this hotel as a base to visit the D Day beaches. The hotel staff is easily able to direct you to the right bus stop within close walking distance. No bus on Sunday..... There is a great Iranian restaurant, maybe six tables one street over. No elevator here. Very nice young man on staff. Nice bed and very clean.. You WILL need your map to find this hotel. It's on a short street and you see the sign from the corner. Easy walking distance to the sights to see. Great dinners across the stree from the castle. First and second restaurant are the same chef. Excellent food. Try the Eggplant. Mike

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • June 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • USA

    This hotel was exactly as advertised, a little small, but clean, quiet, and excellent customer service. Other than the shower being small, we have no complaints about the room. Large french windows that open to a side-street helped create a nice atmosphere in the room.We had a little difficulty finding the hotel, but it did have a great location in the center of town within walking distance to many restaurants. The gentleman who worked the reception desk and provided breakfast was very attentive and helpful.

    7.2 Good
    • May 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    Fancied a night in Caen to have a nice birthday meal and to brink home a few bottles of wine.

    7.0 Good
    • April 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • USA

    Very close to parking and restaurants, bakeries, etc.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • April 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • USA

    The hotel staff was very cooperative and friendly. They spoke excellent English and were very helpful in helping us locate things in the city. The hotel is centrally located, within walking distance to many sites. The city was a little difficult to navigate because of the one way streets, but we survived, ( a good map is necessary )

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • March 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    This was our second stay at this hotel and we found it excellent value for money. The rooms are basic but have a TV, shower and toilet. The hotel is very clean and non smoking. The hotel has no lifts. The location is excellent for the centre of Caen and parking is available nearby in the underground carpark. The hotel provides a good continental breakfast for 5 euros. Restaurants for other meals are available within walking distance. The hotel is very welcoming and the staff exceedingly helpfull. If you require a good value hotel in the centre of Caen this is a good choice.

    9.9 Outstanding!
    • November 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Canada

    The location of this hotel is superb. The owners/proprietors of the hotel are warm, welcoming and helpful. The hotel is simple and spotlessly clean. You can't ask for more in a 2 star hotel.

    5.4 Ordinary
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Spain

    Estabamos en una tercera planta sin ascensor, la recepción esta en la primera planta a la izquierda en un sitio que no se ve, por lo cual te despista un poco, la habitación es muy pequeña y el baño más, el water es como el de los aviones (eléctrico) y el nuestro tenía una reparación en el pulsador por lo que no siempre funcionaba bien, la ducha es una cabina de ducha de obra forrada de escayola (pero es una ducha de obra). La televisión no tiene canales en español, el personal no habla español, pero son muy amables y te ayudan en lo que necesites en un correcto inglés. Esta situado en el centro de la ciudad, aunque el aparcamiento es en zona de pago. Es muy barato, pero no para más de una noche.

    8.4 Very Good
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • USA

    The website says that there are restaurants "a stone's throw away", however, they are a few long blocks - quite a walk if you are tired at the end of the day. Very difficult to find the hotel. The rooms are cute, and the breakfast room is bright and cheery. Breakfast is fine.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom

    Friendly staff, helpful information, told us about the fireworks on 14th July!

    8.0 Very Good
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with young children
    • Finland

    Hotel was very tidy and personnel very friendly and helpful. Room was relatively small, but according the expectations. We were just sleeping in the hotel and all the other time we were experiencing the Normandy and the sights as well the numerous museums around the Caen and surroundings. The most important for us was the cleanness of the hotel and the location. We can very warmly recommend the hotel families with kids. Ulla, Leif & Thomas

    5.5 Ordinary
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Group
    • USA

    We were lost driving to the hotel, so we arrived a few minutes after the closing time. Although we tried to apologize to the manager he just began by yelling at us about how it was past closing time. He never inquired about why we were late. He simply threatened not to give us a room, etc. Finally, he did give us the room. It was not at all welcoming or friendly, though the rooms were fine.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • June 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Portugal

    Excellent location, close to Restaurants, very quiet, very helpful staff, secure car park within 100m. An excellent value for money hotel would definately use it again.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • June 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • USA

    Great location near the Chateau and Church, also great shopping area. Centrally located in Caen. Very nice staff. Rooms were clean and fairly spacious by European standards.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • June 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • USA

    My daughter and I stayed here without a car while we visited the Normandy beaches and Bayeaux. We took the tram that stops nearby from the train and followed emailed directions. The hotel is clean and comfortable with a lovely couple in charge who are friendly and helpful. The hotel is located near many shops, restaurants and tourist sights and an easy walk to the bus for the Caen Memorial. There is no elevator though if steps are a problem for you. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    9.3 Wonderful!
    • April 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple with children
    • USA

    we had a great time during our 2 days in Caen. Unfortunately the weather was not so great but the accommodations and location were superb. Property owners were very hospitable and helpful.

    8.6 Excellent
    • March 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • USA

    This was great value and a very good hotel. The rooms were spotless and the hotel was well maintained with fresh paint and wallpaper and fresh carpet. The decor was very bright and modern. I liked the way they angled the bathroom into the room. The rooms were small but as a single person, I found it was quite acceptable. The lighting and heating were good but the toilet made annoying sounds when flushed- my only complaint. The breakfast was simple but fresh and the dining room had a unique decor of model planes and ships. The reception and staff were friendly, helpful and very accomodating. An excellent value, I would return again.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • February 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Family Group
    • United Kingdom

    Helene sent me directions to the hotel,which is quite well hidden in a small street in the city centre,however her emailed instructions sent us right to the door without any problems. Helene and her husband Phillipe made us most welcome telling us where to shop and places to eat. A charming little hotel run by a charming couple. We will stay here again.

    7.6 Good
    • October 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • United Kingdom

    Quiet but centrally located for shops restaurants and tourist attractions. Welcoming and helpful staff. Small room and tiny shower room but it did the job for an overnight stay. Pleasant breakfast room with a generous continental breakfast. Good value for money.

    9.1 Wonderful!
    • October 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Canada

    Clean,quiet rooms at a reasonable price,and centally located.Hotel management was unfailingly pleasant and most helpful.The Hotel de la Fontaine was a home away from home for a couple of weary Canadian travellers!

    9.0 Wonderful!
    • September 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • USA

    Helena, the hotel staff was particularly helpful with directions despite her limited English. The hotel was not within walking distance of the train station and difficult to find. (We took a taxi.) Good location for shopping and eating. We felt very safe here and hotel staff were mindful of noise for other guests when we arrived back late or left early.

    8.4 Very Good
    • September 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Very clean, quiet, good location close to trams and buses. A bit difficult to locate at first but close to many delightful restaurants. Owners very helpful.

    8.4 Very Good
    • September 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • Italy

    Very lovely employees and a location that makes this hotel very comfortable and useful if you want to visit the city centre

    5.8 Ordinary
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • Italy

    Camere piccole, bagni piccolissimi. Per non fumatori. Senza ascensore (mi hanno dato una camera al terzo piano)

    6.2 Fair
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Family Group
    • United Kingdom

    The staff were very friendly and very helpful; couldn't have been better. The hotel is well positioned and the rooms were just adequate in size and of a basic standard, but clean and tidy. The plumbing for the toilets, however, was very noisy and the bed on the small size.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • USA

    The staff was very accomodating even to bringing an extra table and chair into the room so I could paint. I did have difficulty using the phone in the room but they were also helpful regarding that problem. I would definitely stay there again.

    9.1 Wonderful!
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • Germany

    Everything is as one can expect for the price and what is mentioned in the desciptions. No bad surprise. The breakfast is typical french and enough.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • USA

    This was a great hotel, the manager was extremely nice and helpful. The hotel was clean, quiet, and very close to the tram system. The manager suggested many great resturants and helped us find where we were going. Excellent stay.

    8.9 Excellent
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • Italy

    Come da descrizione.Ottimo per chi cerca un soggiorno economico ma accogliente e molto pulito.Personalmente mi sono trovato benissimo.Il personale è di una gentilezza squisita e la camera era di mio gradimento.Se proprio devo....peccato per i pochi canali tv ma non è stata una cosa indispensabile.Lo consiglio.

    8.6 Excellent
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Overall we enjoyed our stay and would use again. However maybe some tea/coffee making facilities and maybe a mini fridge would enhnce the rooms. Also the showers could do with some modernisation.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • August 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • Canada

    The young couple who own & run the hotel were very gracious & helpful. My husband & I were very happy to be treated so well. The hotel was cheap & clean and a good place to hang your hat. It was within easy walking distance of the Chateau that has two excellent free museums, restaurants etc.

    9.1 Wonderful!
    • July 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple with children
    • United Kingdom

    Very good value for money considering location so central

    7.9 Good
    • July 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • Sweden

    I spent three nights at this hotel and I found my stay very pleasent. The room was very clean and the staff really nice. Apart from hearing the other guests in the nearby rooms a little bit it was calm altough well situated in the very center of the town.

    7.4 Good
    • July 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • USA

    Room was quite small for a triple, but clean, bathroom and shower/bathtub all good. Hosts were very friendly and spoke fair English. Breakfast was ok. On the negative: It was quite disturbing to see all of the graffiti everywhere, made us nervous about parking our car on the street. It seemed as if every door, wall, and sign in the city of Caen was defaced by graffiti. No lift, 3rd floor room, average stay overall.

    8.2 Very Good
    • July 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Group
    • United Kingdom

    The hotel is in an excellent central position. It is clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast, although continental, i.e. not cooked, is generous and well worth the extra €5. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would use the De La Fontaine again if we revisited Caen.

    2.9
    • June 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • USA

    No mention in reserv. about having to climb 3 flights of stairs to room. Also, owners very rude. Would not recomend this hotel to anyone.

    9.3 Wonderful!
    • June 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • USA

    We very much enjoyed our stay at this quaint hotel. The hosts were very kind and helpful. The breakfast was good. We stayed in several hotels in France and in many ways this was our favorite. I think it was mostly due to the welcome that we felt there. We stayed in two rooms (two couples). The one with the bath was quite adequate for our needs. The one with the shower had a slightly larger room, but the shower was very small. We did have a difficult time finding the hotel. We would love to stay here again.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • June 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Family Group
    • Finland

    Very nice little hotel, friendly staff, rooms ok.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • June 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • United Kingdom

    A good clean and friendly budget hotel. Ideal for a short stay.

    7.8 Good
    • June 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • Australia

    Small hotel difficult to access with a car but in very good central location. Although the beds weren't the most comfortable, the room was spotlessly clean and the managers were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. An adequate breakfast was provided for a small charge. Reasonably good value for money.

    8.0 Very Good
    • April 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • United Kingdom

    The location is a typical urban vertical-style hotel, in a back oneway street in the centre of Caen (tram+shopping area 2mins). My main criteria for an hotel are cleanliness and quietness: these were amply met. The room I had was the only one in the hotel with a bath and was just about big enough for a double bed: so if you do not want items around in bigger hotels, this is acceptable. Breakfast is the french standard bread+croissant+juice and was what I expected. Tne hotel seems to be run by a youngish couple who were very friendly - but english communication was slow at times. Plumbing problems were efficiently fixed. Stairs may be a problem for mobility impared customers. In view of the price of this hotel, its cleanliness and its quiet location, I would recommend it.

    8.7 Excellent
    • April 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Group of friends
    • United Kingdom

    A small but very friendly hotel right in the middle of Caen. Very clean and tidy with very helpfull staff. Bathrooms a little on the small side but perfectly adequate for a short stay. We would go back without hesitation.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • April 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Family Group
    • USA

    A wonderful, small hotel, great price, run by a wonderful couple, great breakfast. The bathroom, especially the shower was tiny but you can't have everything!

    8.2 Very Good
    • March 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Hong Kong

    Very helpful and warm welcome staff. Excellent location. The coffee is excellent, know it from its rich smell filling the apartment every morning. The toilet design is a bit strange. Overall, a descent stay in a brightly coloured room!!

    8.1 Very Good
    • November 2004
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • USA

    Our hosts were very friendly and made our stay comfortable. Communications with the hotel were excellent. The shower was really tiny, and at first the stairs were daunting but we got used to it. The display of WW II memorabilia was touching. We would stay here again.

    8.3 Very Good
    • October 2004
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Right in the cetre of town easy walking to restaurants. Driving around a bit of a problem due to one way streets and pedestrianized areas. But easy access to the normandy landing beaches and Bayeux very good central base. ps if you get a chance go to Honfleur for the day... a very nice little town.

    8.4 Very Good
    • October 2004
    • Venere Guest
    • Group
    • United Kingdom

    very pleasant hotel in the centre of caen, very welcoming hosts

    7.8 Good
    • September 2004
    • Venere Guest
    • Family Group
    • United Kingdom

    Clean and comfortable hotel as advertised. More pillows could be provided in rooms as the ones they supply are very flat and only 1 each. Continental breakfast if required at extra charge - but very nice. Underground car park close by but closed on Sunday - not a problem as you can park in the street until 9am monday morning. Parking meters also available. Very central for shops and restaurants all in all very satisfactory and yes I would stay there again.

    5.4 Ordinary
    • July 2003
    • Venere Guest
    • Heterosexual Couple
    • Belgium

    The shower was VERY small. No smoking in the building (which I understand, but this should be anounced on the site or on reservation. My husband and I are (unfortunetely heavy smokers, so we did not spend very much time in the room)

    4.4 Ordinary
    • June 2003
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • United Kingdom

    Although the rooms were clean they were small and the bathroom shower area left a lot for improvement. Also we appear to have paid more than the qoted price, though the difference wasnt too much it was annoying. There should have been indication that the rooms were on the second floor and a lift was not avilable and this was not suitable for an 89 year old. We managed and had an enjoyable time. It was somewhere to lay our heads.

    10 Outstanding!
    • June 2003
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • Canada

    The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and had North American style pillows (even though in the pictures it appears to be the long European style). The room had a small refridgerator in it which was unexpected in a two star hotel. Breakfast was the standard: croissant, baguette, juice and coffee. The meal was served quickly and had a very reasonable price. There is a large public car park nearby which I would recommend that you use if you have a car. There is also an Internet cafe and a grocery store within a 2-3 minute walk. The closest laundrymat is only a few blocks away. I would definitely stay here again.

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    7.6 Good
    • August 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • Spain

    4.8 Ordinary
    • April 2014
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • Italy

    3.4
    • January 2014
    • Venere Guest
    • Mature couple
    • Italy

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    Room Details

    Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 15-room Hôtel de la Fontaine. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Caen Area visit.

    Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

    A turndown service is available. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

    Accommodation Services

    • Telephone
    • Coffee and tea maker
    • Ironing facilities on request
    • Hairdryer in each room
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk
    • High speed Internet access

    How to reach Hôtel de la Fontaine

    By car From Bretagne (motorway 84) and from Paris (motorway A13) take the exit Caen centre ville and follow the indications for Parking de la République. The hotel is located next to the parking. By train Caen main train station is located 1 km from the hotel. By airplane The nearest international airports are located in Paris. Caen airport is located 4 km from the hotel.

    Distances from Hôtel de la Fontaine

    Church of St. Pierre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
    Caen Castle - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Prairie Racecourse - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Abbaye-aux-Hommes - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
    Universite de Caen - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
    Eglise de la Sainte Trinite - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
    Caen Botanical Garden - 1 km / 0.6 mi
    Zenith de Caen - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
    Memorial of Caen - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
    Michel d'Ornano Stadium - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
    Festyland - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
    Caen Golf - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
    Garcelles Golf - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi
    Sword Beach - 13.9 km / 8.6 mi
    The preferred airport for Hôtel de la Fontaine is Caen (CFR-Carpiquet) - 7 km / 4.4 mi.

    Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

    Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.