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Honfleur: B&B La Cour Sainte Catherine

74 Rue du Puits, Phone: 02.31.89.42.40
coursaintecatherine.com

Reviewed by: Dru from CA, review #3214

When: May 2012

Oozing history and character, this B&B is within walking distance of town. There's no TV, but a delightful courtyard. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious.

View to courtyard from our room, photo by

We absolutely loved this B&B. Street parking was a bit of a challenge on the narrow street, but we managed. There's also a reasonably priced garage around the corner (check with the owners). Once you find a spot for your car, though, you can easily walk all over town and won't need the car again until you leave.

We had a huge room with sliding glass doors leading to the courtyard. The sitting area had two couches and two leather chairs plus a coffee table! (The chairs, though, were old and we sank way, way down.) There is a TV but since all the channels are in French, it's not particularly useful.

The not-to-be-missed breakfast was in the old cider press, a delightful space. (By the way, this is the only place you can access the Internet.)

We paid 100Ä for one night. We highly recommend this B&B.

See my blog, http://tightwadtravel.blogspot.com for more details about our trip.


Reviewed by: Letsgo from Canada, review #2464

When: October 2008

Charming bed and breakfast in a historic building in the centre of Honfleur.

We had a room a few steps from the reception area, facing the inner courtyard/ garden. It was very quiet, day and night. The bed was large and comfortable, and the room was big, with a couple of armchairs, TV and desk. The bathroom was very nice, modern and well lit, with a great shower and lots of towels.

We didnít use the outside area, as the weather was cold, but the benches and chairs and would be a nice place to relax in better weather.

Breakfast was served in a kitchen off the courtyard. There was a fresh baguette, butter, homemade jams, coffee and juice and some little crepes.

We were in the centre of old Honfleur, a short walk to most of the sights, restaurants, shops and museums. It was a perfect place to stay to enjoy our visit there.


Reviewed by: Christy319 from US, review #2253

When: May 2008

Very charming, with a lovely courtyard, but also with a few funky features...

A chambre d'hote in a half timbered house (actually, two houses and a couple of smaller buildings clustered together). Funky features include a steep spiral staircase to the second floor rooms; throw pillows instead of regular pillows in our room.

Spacious rooms and big bathrooms, with separate toilet and shower rooms. Parking in a garage up the hill (for a fee; otherwise, there is street parking on the hill in front of the garage). It can be a bit hard to find at first, given the narrow one way streets of Honfleur.

A short walk to the center of town. The owner speaks some english and is very friendly. You get a stack of crepes, along with the usual French breakfast fare, for breakfast. Cash only, 70E.


Reviewed by: surfmom from PA, review #1107

When: July 2005

Simple and quaint B&B in Honfleur.

La Cour Ste. Catherine - a corner of the room, photo by J. Semmer

We stayed in a large room overlooking the garden for 85 euros/night. Amazing value!!!

It was a large room on the 2nd floor. In addition to the bed and bath, there was a nice table and chairs, a small couch (that could probably be converted to a daybed), a microwave and cooktop and a fridge (nice to store cold drinks in!). The room had its own little entrance off a side street and we felt like it was our little apartment. It was simply (but tastefully) decorated.

Breakfast is served from 8am-noon and was coffee/tea, juice, cereal, croissants, and bread (also yogurt, I think). We had to leave at 8am one morning and Madame Giaglis gave us croissants and bread in a bag to take with us.

Although we were on the 2nd floor without air conditioning, the room was comfortable with the windows open. While the hotel does not provide parking, we had no problem finding parking in front or adjacent to the hotel. It was easy walking distance to the old harbor of Honfleur.

We were very happy with our room and the experience and would stay here again on another trip.

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