Enjoy the ultimate blend of simplicity and quality and experience the art of living to the full, Normandy-style. Welcome to Olivier Letellier's place.
“ Hospitality, courtesy, cleanliness and satisfaction are my watchwords to make sure that all my guests feel right at home. ”
Fully committed to his guests’ happiness, Olivier Letellier has an entire team on hand to make sure that your time here, both inside and outside of the hotel, is nothing short of perfection. The Originals City, Hotel de France, Caen, is ideally situated right in the heart of Caen, only 20km from the beaches and ferry port of Ouistreham with transport links to England. Entirely refurbished in 2005, this 3-star hotel with its minimalist interiors has been awarded the Normandy tourism label for quality. If you’re looking for recommendations, Olivier will be more than happy to point you towards the cultural and historical treasures to be found in and around Caen. His secret? A genuine and people-oriented approach to serving his guests. Whether you’re looking to explore the region with your family or travelling with colleagues for work, the team here do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
With its exotic wooden furniture and the soothing tones of its walkways and walls, you’ll find The Originals City, Hotel de France, Caen, a perfect place to enjoy an ambiance with bags of charm. Sit back and relax in one of the 47 comfortable, fully-equipped rooms after a day of exploring the town or work meetings. We have a range of accommodation options to suit your needs, from single to family rooms, as well as rooms offering access for mobility-impaired guests.
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking room
Enjoy breakfast in bed upon request, served between 4a.m. and 11a.m. Or head along to the dining room for a huge self-service buffet, complete with hot drinks, fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, cheese and charcuterie meats. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the bar which stays open until midnight, or tucked up in the hotel lounge. The team will be happy to arrange lunch and dinner reservations for you at a restaurant of your choice.
Located near the banks of the Orne river and the station, The Originals City, Hotel de France, Caen, is a warm, welcoming place - just like the cultural melting pot of Caen.
THE VAUGEUX DISTRICTGuests will love wandering down the traffic-free roads of this uniquely charming district, which has a reputation that precedes it. Tourists mingle with locals in an atmosphere that is as warm and lively by day as it is by night. There are a myriad of restaurants here to choose from, all vying with each other on the flavour front to showcase their produce in cuisine that remains largely traditional.
MEN'S ABBEYThe Abbaye aux Hommes, or Men's Abbey, is a legacy of William the Conqueror and home to his tomb. Its style blends aspects of 16th-century Roman architecture with 18th-century Gothic. A thing of architectural glory, visitors are able to go into some parts of the building - something that history lovers will not want to miss!
LADIES' ABBEYAlso known as Sainte Trinité, the Abbaye aux Dames or Ladies' Abbey was built in the 16th century, and is an exceptional example of Norman art. Its splendid ornamental sculptures and paintings make it unmissable. A visit to the crypt is also a must - its veritable forest of columns are a sight which will take your breath away.
CABOURGWhy not stop to enjoy the sandy beaches of Cabourg, made famous by Marcel Proust and only 30 minutes away? The seaside resort makes a great trip out for families, and a romantic destination for couples. The sight of the casino, fine dining restaurants and other trendy establishments against the well-do-do backdrop of the Grand Hôtel is sure to fill your mind and fuel your imagination.
What our customers say
"Great hotel in a great location"
Just stayed a night at this hotel and the experience was excellent. On arrival the reception staff were polite, helpful and accommodating. The hotel is easy to find, has secure parking for a small fee, and is clean, fresh and welcoming. 10 minutes walk sees you in the centre of town, and, should your stay be prior to taking a ferry from Ouistreham then 20 minutes by car, or in our case motorbikes, and you will be there. (Well signed through the centre of town). Excellent value for money, quiet location , clean and pleasant and, again, really friendly and helpful staff. Thank you. Matt
Due to Covid 19 it was hard to judge the service but every thing was clean & staff were very helpful. The parking was 1st class.
"Very good stay"
Perfect hotel for overnight stay before catching early morning ferry back to UK. Secure car parking very reasonably priced. Comfortable room with good shower. Very helpful and friendly staff both on arrival and departure.
It would have been nice to be able access a secure WiFi with more than one device
Big, clean room; good airco. Kind receptionists. Good service that we could park our bicycles.
I chose this hotel mainly for location - I had never stayed here before. It is convenient to the train station, bus stops, and a variety of restaurants.
Very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Clean rooms. Good location. We'd definitely come back!
We stayed in Caen one night.
"Comfortable, reliable accommodation "
I have stayed a number of times at this hotel. I come back regularly because its location, service and price meet my needs very well.