As you know, the Villa Lara Hotel in Bayeux, Normandy opened its doors in 2012 with the aim of providing excellent service to our mutual guests. Now, as our 5th season comes to an end, a new beginning is on the horizon…
Following our win with Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, #5 in Top 20 Hotels in France and Monaco (outside of Paris), and riding the wave of TripAdvisor Service Awards for the past 5 years (#2 in Top 25 Hotels for Service in France and #3 in Top 25 Small Hotels in France), we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded our 5th star!
Since you have booked our hotel in the past, we want you to be the first to know about our happy news. We would also like you to be aware that, outside of this email, we will not be promoting our 5-star status. Although we meet the official government criteria of a 5-star property, we do not have a restaurant, a spa, and a formal bellman at the front door. We do not want to mislead our future guests who attribute these specific amenities to their image of a 5-star property, although we do of course provide porterage and turn down.
So, we prefer to continue to market ourselves as a small luxury boutique hotel with a chic but casual atmosphere. We still have 28 elegantly appointed rooms in the historic centre of Bayeux, in a very quiet square facing the 11th century majestic cathedral and along the Aure River. We still have a lift and air-conditioning throughout the hotel, and much larger rooms by European standards as our minimum is 332 square feet. And, as always, our commitment to 5-star service is at the forefront of our day-to-day operations. Here is the Ouest France article, and here the Renaissance one. Both are local newspapers.
Should you have any questions or should you need any further information about our hotel please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
We look forward to another great season with you, and in the meantime we wish you a happy holiday season !
Zero for Rima, Jessica, Ines, and the whole Villa Lara Team