All rooms in this lovely three-star hotel have a view of the old port, and are very comfortable.
Staff are very friendly, and the breakfast is good. They do have parking, in a garage about five minutes' walk away. I found I was able to get a good rate by negotiating directly with the hotel.
Hôtel Le Cheval Blanc, 2 quai des Passagers -14600 Honfleur - France - tél: (33) 2 31 81 65 00 - fax: (33) 2 31 89 52 80 E-mail: email@example.com
Our trip to Hon Fleur was our first with our new 12 week old baby, and what a perfect first holiday it was.
Hon Fleur is French enough to feel 'foreign', but close enough to the UK to feel 'safe' with a newborn in tow. We travelled from Dulwich to Hon Fleur within six hours, door to door, less than it often takes us to get up to Lancashire!
We rented a self-catering restored French gite on a sheep farm, about 4 miles outside of Hon Fleur. Rural, peaceful, surrounded by a big garden and fields, and with the loveliest owners imaginable, we felt like we had secured our little family haven.
Using Hon Fleur as our base, we explored local areas - with the amazing French roads, driving was an absolute pleasure. Evenings were spent either sipping good wine and dining in Hon Fleur (baby asleep in his pram beside us), watching the world go by - or sitting outside our gite listening to music, eating homemade food and, yes, you guessed it, sipping good wine!
One week later (but feeling like it was much longer) we returned to the UK relaxed, refreshed, and looking forward to many more enjoyable self-drive family holidays.
There are two reasons these five stylish self-catering apartments are so popular. Firstly they are terrific value, and second they offer something none of Honfleur’s hotels can match —a view of the unique 17th-century harbour, one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Apartments from €155 per 3-night weekend (locationdecharme.com, + 6 80 42 28 25 (mobile).
Very stylish and comfortable hotel, worth the £100 a night for a treat. The 18th-century house has views of Pont de Normandie and Le Havre and the oak-panelled lounges and seven bedrooms are beautifully decorated with antique furniture. Best of all is the spacious garden terrace where you can sit for a leisurely breakfast.
Doubles from €150, breakfast €17.
44 rue des Capucins, (+2 31 14 40 40, lamaisondelucie.com).
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