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Hotel Accommodation in Normandy

The range of hotel accommodation in Normandy goes, as you would expect for a major tourist area, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

If you are looking to rub shoulders with the decadent rich and famous, you can do that in an upmarket beach hotel in Deauville. At the other end of the scale you also can find cheap deals in the city accommodation chains (usually located near the motorways or shopping centres on the outskirts) or in the smaller hotels of a lower star rating right in the centre.

In between the two there are the small country hotels and b&bs which are part of the charm of rural France.

French hotels are required to have their prices listed visibly. This means that official prices will be listed at the entrance and on the back of each hotel room door. Guests can usually request a view of the room before taking it (although this would be slightly less usual in one of the chain hotels).

The main budget chains that travellers will come across are Formule 1, Etap and Campanile. These actually belong to some of the same groups as the more mid- and up-market brands such as Ibis, Mercure, Novotel and Kyriad.

The international Best Western chain also has plenty of members in France. There are however other types of membership groups, some of which are run by the local tourist authorities.

The Logis de France network offers family-run hotels - an accommodation guide can be bought from bookshops abroad or in France.

The Normandy Tourist Office also has a booklet featuring hotels in its 'Charms of Normandy' campaign.

There is also a membership scheme run by the Normandy Tourist Office called Normandie Qualité Tourisme and which allows membership following a mystery visit and achievement of certain tourism standards.

Each of the hotel and travel pages for the destinations covered by features a few hotels which have been chosen as looking particularly interesting or offering some unusual feature or with particularly good feedback from guests who have stayed there.

Top Hotels in Normandy

If you would like to take a look at some of the best hotels in Normandy, the button below links to all of the hotels that are listed 'Superb' or 'Exceptional' (a review score of 9 or higher out of 10) by visitors who used hotel reservation site