BEST WESTERN Hotel La Mare O Poissons,  Ouistreham 

4.0/5  - based on 351 guest reviews.
68 Rue Emile Herbline, 14150, Ouistreham, France - See map
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    Coffee shop / restaurant
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    Free parking
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    Safe deposit box
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The Best Western® Hotel La Mare O Poissons is ideally located between the sea, the D-Day sites and the car ferries terminal. Golfers will have the opportunity to find approximately 10 golf courses less than 40 kilometers from our property. You will appreciate our comfortable rooms, refined, with Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning, flat-screen television, satellite channels and courtesy tray. An essential step for all fine 'gourmets' is to visit our restaurant 'La Mare O Poisson'. You will enjoy the divine meals of the chief based on products of our coasts. Please be advised that there is a 1. 00 EUR per person per day tax collected at hotel effective April 1st 2012. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel La Mare O Poissons,Ouistreham
  • 4
    « Small room, great restaurant. »

    Haven't been in a Best Western for some time. We were a bit surprised by the size of the room and especially the bathroom. Having said that, it was clean and neatly set out. The receptionist was very helpful and the restaurant had a superb menu. We arrived around lunchtime and took a walk into the typical seaside town. The weather wasn't good but there was enough to look at and walk around to work up an appetite for the evening meal. In the morning, after our wake up call, we pretty much rolled out of bed and onto the 8.30am Ferry!

    5
    « Ideal »

    I booked this hotel in Ouistreham because I knew that we would be tired from our ferry journey and I was so glad I did. Check in was really easy and the staff are very friendly. Our room was immaculately clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortable. We had an excellent night's sleep and after an invigorating shower and good breakfast we were ready for our holiday. We stayed again on our return and had exactly the same experience two weeks later. Different staff, but just as friendly, immaculately clean and comfortable room and a good night's sleep. Consistency is everything. We will definitely be doing this again. We ate in the restaurant attached to the hotel (but not owned by the hotel itself) and had a fantastic meal. We booked a table when we checked in and were lucky enough to get one. We will definitely be going there again too. A very happy experience for two weary travellers.

    4
    « The last supper »

    Our party of twenty came here on the last night of our classic car road trip in Brittany. The hotel provided our own dining room where we could celebrate thr end of our fab holiday. The food wine and service was excellent. A very fitting end to a great week.

    4
    « Five Night Stay.... »

    My husband and our nine year old daughter stayed here in August for five nights as we were attending a family wedding. We have stayed in Ouistreham before but wanted a hotel with more facilities and air con. Upon arrival staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Our room was a large double with sofa bed made up for our daughter which was perfect for her. The room was large and spotlessly clean. We had breakfast each morning which was great and there's plenty of choice. On a couple of occasions we had a snack in the bar area early afternoon. Basic snack food but delicious all the same. Restaurant attached to hotel is separate and unfortunately very frosty and unwelcoming to say the least. On returning back from the hotel one afternoon with thirty degree heat to escape from , we walked into the restaurant as it has doors that open onto a courtyard so looked perfect for a cool drink in the shade. Sad to say the welcome was so frosty you wouldn't need ice in your drink to keep it cold. The waitress looked at us like we had two heads. There was hardly anyone in it and we were told that we couldn't order just drinks even though there was a table of people with 'just drinks'. That is the only negative experience out of our stay. If you are visiting the beaches or you need a stop before catching the ferry then this is a great place to stay, either over night or a few days.

    3
    « Pleasant enough overnight stay »

    This is an easily accessible hotel if you're on Brittany Ferries 21.30 arrival and we had a peaceful enough night but we were awakened early(ish) by an adjacent workshop for motor repairs. Plenty of compressor work which was noisy and unwelcome. Nice enough breakfast which was quite pricey. There was the usual problem with an excess of duvet provision for a very hot summer night (why can't hotels simply supply a sheet on these occasions?) and wayward air conditioning. We had stayed here previously and probably would do so again.

    5
    « A lovely little gem in a beautiful town »

    I stayed here with my husband as we were attending a wedding at Eglise St Samson in Ouistreham. The hotel was very handy for the church and a 30 minute walk from the Ferry terminal which was nice in the beautiful sunshine. The hotel had a pleasant boutique feel about it. The room was small but adequate and spotlessly clean. Staff were all very helpful and booked taxis for us etc. We enjoyed a delicious meal in the restaurant which although pricey, was very enjoyable in lovely surroundings. I would definitely recommend a trip to this gorgeous traditionally French town.

    4
    « High quality low budget at its best! »

    Booked this Best Western for the simple reason of its location to the port. However what a pleasant surprise for me and my team on entering the hotel on the cleanliness and on how the staff were so helpful. The rooms are new and clean and well maintained. We had breakfast which was fresh and had a wide variety, and had an evening meal in the adjoining restaurant which was extremely good, even go to say it was equal to some Michelin stared restaurants I've eaten at in the past!

    4
    « Stop over »

    Smart, modern interior and rooms. Comfy beds, room on the tight side but perfect for stop over. Very clean all over, staff very pleasant. Good position for main routes and access to local area. Breakfast more than expected at this price point.

    5
    « Ferry stopover »

    Lovely hotel good modern facilities great helpful staff. Good for ferry terminal. Good value for money great for families we had 2 adjoining rooms. Nice restaurant on site too. Bar and lounge area really nice. Would definetly recommend and would return again.

    5
    « Best Western at its best! »

    Straight forward booking of a triple and double room. Charming and helpful reception. A cot was produced in an instant and when a bottle of wine to take to our room was ordered at the bar, wine cooler and bowl of nibbles appeard with equal speed and charm. Delightful place to stay less than 5 mins from Ferry terminal.

  • 5
    « A great stop over place - and more »

    I have stayed here a couple of times - using the hotel as a base to explore the region and also as a stopover venue before travelling onwards. It is virtually a stone's throw away from the Brittany Ferries port. The rooms are comfortable and with all of the facilities you would expect. The breakfast gives you plenty of good choices. There is free parking on site and the wifi is good. The bonus is a very good restaurant attached (though not seemingly directly owned) to the hotel. Highly recommended hotel and restaurant.

    4
    « Excellent hotel, close to the port »

    As you disembark from the Brittany Ferry in the very late evening and have struggled through French customs, the last thing you want to do is try to locate some out-of-the-way hotel, so that you can rest your weary head. The Hotel La Mare Ô Poissons is conveniently located no further than a few hundred metres from the port on the main road to Caen and is extremely easy to find. The rooms are up-market chain hotel standard; very comfortable but pretty much devoid of any character, but the beds are of a good size and appear to be new. Family rooms are in short supply, but we had an adjoining room so our son had the luxury of his own bedroom and a real bed (not the typical and uncomfortable put-me-up). When the late ferry docks, the kitchen is closed, but I guess most travellers will have eaten their fill on-board the boat. Breakfast is suitably timed to accommodate even the earliest departing traveller and is a good and comprehensive buffet, both hot and cold. I think we could probably stand staying at the hotel for a couple of nights, but for an elongated holiday stay, I think we would want something with more 'French-ness' - but the welcome received and amenities will mean that when next we catch the ferry to Caen, we shall almost certainly stay over at this hotel.

    3
    « A good location »

    A modern hotel with character on the outskirts of the town off the main road to Caen. Ideal for those wishing to catch an early morning ferry or exploring the Normandy beaches. Our room was comfortable with the usual tea tray and wifi. The bathroom was spotless with a good shower. There is air con, but it was switched off and the room would have been stuffy if we had not been able to open a widow. The food in the restaurant was very good and reasonably priced with a fixed menu. The buffet breakfast also came up to expectation. The staff could not have been more helpful, friendly and willing to go the extra mile.

    3
    « Motel type hotel »

    Handy for the ferry terminal and the ferry road is off the roundabout next to the hotel. Staff were a bit offish throughout our stay but they helped when asked for information. Rooms are small but modern and have all you need for a one night stay. The dinner menu is a complete rip-off, the portions are so small you find yourself asking for more bread rolls, also the food quality was a bit low. Tip. there is a retail park 300M up the main road that has a Bistro, McDonalds, Carrefore and Lidl so finding an alternative to the hotel menu is easy.

    4
    « Extremely comfortable »

    I booked a two night stay through Brittany Ferries. My first choice hotel, in the centre of Ouistreham, was fully booked which slightly surprised me, but this hotel just out of town had space. On the second night I found out why as it was the start of a five day holiday and the quiet town of Wednesday was absolutely packed by Thursday afternoon. Whereas many guests on the Wednesday had been British, either arriving on the ferry or due to leave the next day, on the Thursday night it was a mixture with mostly French families and some Belgians. The decor was attractive for a modern hotel of this type, everything worked and the lounge/bar area and breakfast room were very comfortable. The bedroom had everything needed including tea/coffee making facilities and a powerful shower. The only minor flaws were: - The room key is a card that you tap on a plate on the door, like a contactless credit card. Unfortunately no-one told me that, and the corridor lighting gives up short of the end room where I was. So I was looking for a non-existent slot, and found the contactless pad by accident when about to give up and go back to reception. The pad is the same colour as the door so in dim light it's tricky. - The floors are not carpeted in the bedrooms. I was on the ground floor, and unfortunately had a clumsy visitor above me on the second night. She dropped something on the floor at about 2:30 in the morning, again at 6:00, then dropped cutlery in the breakfast room. To be fair I heard no normal noise from other rooms, it was only when things were dropped. Her husband said something like "not again" in the breakfast room so she obviously has history. The reception staff, who also served drinks in the bar if required, were extremely pleasant and helpful. The location just out of town proved a boon when the town was packed, but at a quiet time you would need to take the car or cycle unless you fancied quite a long walk each way. The secure and spacious car park was big enough even in the Thursday when the hotel was full.

    3
    « Convenient but salty »

    We regularly stay here, as it is so convenient for the ferry and the rooms are clean. The staff are very helpful and speak good English. We dined in for the first time on the most recent visit, and were underwhelmed. We both had a turbot dish, which was ruined by a grossly over-salted bed of spinach. The head waitress seemed to think that it was our fault for not complaining as soon as we received the dish. We paid in full, but shall eat out next time. Pity.

    2
    « Standards have slipped »

    We've stayed here many times after crossing the channel and have always given 4 stars on previous reviews but not this time. Unless you are disabled and need adapted facilities, avoid room 12. It may be larger than the standard rooms but it's not as nice and the shower room is inconvenient. The room is at the end of the block and was really cold - the floor was freezing. We put the heating on as soon as we arrived in the room, about 10.15 pm, but it didn't have much effect and the beds were cold. Worse, I slept little as my bed was so uncomfortable. When I investigated in the morning I discovered why. The mattresses are Dunlopillo, which have only one proper side and are designed not to be turned over. My mattress was the wrong side up. The other bed was fine. Hard to believe the bed-maker didn't notice. In true French fashion, the receptionist seemed unconcerned when I mentioned these things and didn't offer an apology. She also told me that now I know to ask not to have room 12. The breakfast room was also unpleasantly cold. Breakfast is not good value and only worth having when it's included in the room price. As a previous reviewer commented, things such as bread and bacon aren't replenished even though they run out quite early, and no one seems to check.

    4
    « Good »

    We stayed for 2 nights, both receptionists were friendly and helpful. We had dinner the first night which was lovely however although they state they speak English, the girls in the restaurant dont, so bit of a language barrier there. Room was big and comfortable, no English channels on the tv. The hotel isnt near any shops or loc restaraunts so there is driving involved

    5
    « Great hotel »

    This is a great hotel with friendly helpful staff good service where nothing was to much bother will use again. They allow dog's in the room at a small charge a well lit car park if you need to return to your car at night breakfast from 6.15am rooms are very well presented and has tea making facilities and to use offered value for the money

    5
    « Great Hotel with Great Staff....Perfect for the ferry! »

    It was good to see that there seemed to be just as many French staying at the hotel as there were British.....always a good sign. The welcome was warm and friendly and the staff were all very excited with the arrival of their new 'bar' which was being installed as we sat and drank.......we had 2 bottles of wine, and as a lovely surprise the hotel owner (who was supervising the instillation, unbeknownst to us) gave us our second bottle free due to the disruption....a lovely gesture. The rooms are clean, warm, well decorated and the WiFi was a good strength....it also came with tea and coffee facilities, although no English TV channels were available.....we spoke to the receptionist who informed us that this was being rectified with new TV's being put into all the rooms....something I look forward to on our next visit! The restaurant in the evening was excellent.....the food was top-drawer, great standard and they forgave my pigeon-French when ordering. Good service, good value for money with an excellent standard of cooking. The hotel is literally 2 minutes from the Brittany Ferry and serve breakfast early if you want it......it is a great place to stop and I cannot recommend it enough for the weary traveler. Well done......Top Marks!

  • 5
    « 11 Feb 2016 »

    Brilliant hotel - have stayed there many times and each time it gets better. It is clean, tidy, with first class reception facilities, rooms are exceptionally clean, decoration good, free wifi, good shower facilities. Never had a bad stay here.

    4
    « Ferry Hotel »

    Looking for a hotel ,close to Ouistreham ferry port ,this is the place to stay . Just about 5 mins to the port ,and easy to find . Welcoming reception ,standard rooms are good with all facilities . Breakfast room ,and a restaurant as well . Will stay again when using the port .

    5
    « Ferry stop »

    The Hotel is ideally situated for the morning ferry, easy to find alongside a roundabout and only five minutes from the port. The staff were friendly and the bedroom was large, clean, with all the necessary requirements.

    5
    « Good hotel for the ferry »

    A few minutes from the ferry port of Caen, well equipped and a comfortable room with individual heating. The restaurant had an extensive menu all prepared to a high standard and the breakfast was sunstantial and varied. All in all I shall use again during my visits to Europe.

    4
    « Almost Perfect »

    I can always depend on Best Western hotels for comfort, good food and location. Caen is an easy port to navigate and the hotel is 3 minutes away for embarkation. A great location to begin or end ones tour of France for the UK. Caen retains it's character and the hotel does it justice. Hotel facilities are always reliably above average.

    4
    « Convenient, but variable. »

    We always stay here when we are on our way from the UK to our house in France. It is clean and convenient to/from the ferry. There isn't a lot of point in asking for a convenient room, as your request will be ignored, but, nevertheless, it is the best hotel in Ouistreham (we've tried them all!). Whatever you do, DO NOT eat in the restaurant: it's over-priced, and the food is truly dire. The last (and only) time we ate here, I couldn't even cut the steak! True, it is more convenient to eat in the hotel where you are staying, but there are a number of more than acceptable restaurants close by, where you will get a much better meal at a much more reasonable price.

    5
    « A night stop before an early ferry »

    Excellent! Staff are very friendly and exceedingly helpful. Evidenced by the efforts that they made to return an item of luggage inadvertently left behind to me in Uk Room was clean and comfortable and evening dinner in the restaurant was superb This will be a regular stopover for us

    4
    « Enjoyable Stay but out of the Way »

    We stayed 2 nights at this hotel while visiting Caen and Normandy area. The hotel was a little out of the way with no nearby shops or restaurants, other than the hotel. We arrived at 11 pm and were unable to get any food nearby or in the hotel. The hotel was clean and the front desk staff were very friendly and assisted us with an adapter to charge our electronics. The room was a good size by European standards and very clean. There were no english channels on the TV. If you like to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and are prepared to drive wherever you want to go, i would recommend you look at ths hotel.

    4
    « david jefferson »

    the hotel was easy to find just off the road into town we were made welcome the room was small but had most basic needs for our enjoyment and comfort ,the staff were friendly and obliging ,the restaurant was excellent ,the food was presented as fit for a king,very good,enjoyed the two day stay.

    5
    « An example of how a Best Western Hotel should not be run. »

    Someone in Best Western's french management needs a good kick in the khyber. We stated on the booking form that my husband had limited mobility ie cant walk long distance. We were given room No. 28 and that was a long walk to the elevator then the room. Why weren't we allocated a room on the ground floor? We made a dinner reservation at 5.45 pm. At 7.30 pm a very over worked young lady, who was also the receptionist, nervously knocked on the door to inform us that the restaurant was full and could not accomodate us. She offered us "light snacks" from the room service menu. My Tomato tart was inedible as it was too salty, thus I left it and filled up on bread rolls. My husband ordered Smoked Salmon on scrambled eggs. Has anyone ever eaten cold scrambled eggs and enjoyed it? The food finally arrived at 8.40 pm delivered by the same over worked receptionist who seemed to pluralise in many jobs - receptionist, porter, housekeeping and waitress. The poor girl had to struggle with a very heavy tray, make two trips to deliver wine and other drinks, and it beggers belief that some idiot in management hadn't thought to provide trolleys for room service? When I asked why we had been turned away from the restaurant even though we had booked well in advance, we were told that the hotel is always busy every day with corporate guests and they get priority for restaurant meals. Best Western management must decide whether they want to cater for the corporate market only and turn away the one night traveller or re-structure the business to keep both types of guests happy. I was definitely not a happy guest especially as there was no one at management level to whom I could voice my complaint. On the plus side, the location of this hotel is perfect for getting to the Brittany Car ferry port as it is only a 10 minutes drive. The decor of the rooms is tasteful, ell equipped and the bed was extremely comfortable.

  • 5
    « Peace and quiet welcome »

    I stayed here a few months ago as I was heading south to the Dordogne. But this time we were hanging around Normandy for a few days, and this seemed an ideal base...which it is. For a start, it's just out of bustling Caen, and all the better for it - if you need to go into Caen, then a taxi will cost just under €30 each way, and save you having to find and pay for parking. The 31-room hotel is just off the main road to the ferry port, and as a result is very peaceful and quiet. There are supermarkets nearby and a filling station, should you need it, and plenty of eateries in Ouistreham itself. But the hotel has an integral restaurant, focusing mainly on seafood - lobster, king prawns, sea bass, sea bream, monk fish and Dublin Bay prawns, although there are meat dishes too. The menu is sensibly limited, and all the dishes are very well cooked and presented along with a modest but decent wine list. We will certainly be here again. It's perfect for anyone wanting to explore Normandy and the D-Day Landing Beaches, or visit Bayeux to see the tapestry, or even (1.5 hours) visit Le Mont-St-Michel.

    4
    « Super hotel, good location, friendly staff »

    Stayed here for 3 nights - room isn't too big, but it was clean and nice. Bathroom is small, but again very clean. Loved the big shower! Breakfast was perfect, wide range of choices (english and european breakfast). Very friendly staff! Hotel has a free private parking, which closes between 11Pm and 6 AM. Hotel is located at a 5 min. drive from the Ouistreham ferry, 10 min. from the beach, 15 min. from Caen. The restaurant attached to the hotel was awesome - went there 2 times, booked in the morning. It can be busy though, as local people also come here. Book in advance might be a good idea.

    4
    « Well placed »

    This hotel is well placed for the ferry to Portsmouth. We have stayed there before, arriving at 21.30h as previously. It is conveniently placed at only about a mile from the terminal so one can quickly settle down for the night. Parking is somewhat limited and you may have to carry bags to the hotel from the car park. On this occasion we also stayed on the way back and so had dinner as well. Drinks were not the cheapest we had in France and the food was a little overpriced as well. The restaurant was busy as there isn't an alternative nearby so the service was a bit slow. The recptionist was very friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable.

    3
    « Nice hotel but one inconvenience »

    The hotel itself is a good looking and well-kept place, run by friendly and informative staff. We got an upstairs room (only two floors) and the room was well-presented with twin beds (but these could be pushed together if desired). The bathroom was a reasonable size and very clean, with the usual toiletries provided. The downside was that it was the end of a long drive from the south and we were looking forward to getting there, having a shower and enjoying a nice meal. Sadly the restaurant was fully booked as it is also used by non-guests so we had to travel into Ouistreham itself 2km away in the pouring rain. We were never asked if we wanted to book a table or warned it gets busy so it was a bit of a let down when we discovered we were not able to eat at our own hotel. Thankfully we found a nice restaurant, even if we did get rather soaked, with help of the receptionist who gave us a map and directions to the town centre. So for the hotel I can't fault its comfort and cleanliness, but the fact you can't eat at the restaurant without reservation days in advance, and aren't informed or advised of this possibility did annoy us a bit. Car park in the grounds, with overflow parking outside, free and without height restriction.

    3
    « It's just a room »

    Arrived Saturday told restaurant fully booked( not a disaster ate in Le Channel in town v good) room small but bed reasonable size outlook at front quite nice, parking on site. Capsule bathroom. Declined breakfast due to early ferry and cheaper to eat lovely breakfast on ferry. Nothing special it was just a stopover and not as good at Mercure in Saumur. Though same star rating!!

    3
    « Good for overnight stay. »

    Stayed here before catching early morning ferry back to UK. Only 5 mins from ferry terminal. Nice welcome from receptionist, and room freshly decorated and clean. There was only a shower in the room, while a bath would have been nice after a long car journey. The restaurant prices were expensive. If you walked less than a mile you could get good food at half the price. Didn't have breakfast, as early start for ferry. Would go again for room only.

    4
    « Friendly staff; modern rooms »

    My partner and I stopped in Ouistreham to break up our journey between Saint-Malo and Le Touquet and really weren't expecting much from the hotel. As such, we were pleasantly surprised at how clean and modern our room was?and after a week of going without a brew, the presence of a kettle and tea bags was extremely welcome! The hotel's location isn't that great if you're a walker: The quickest/easiest route to the main area of the town/beach/D-Day memorial is unpaved for a while, but the drive is less than 10 minutes. The friendly staff member on reception provided us with a map of the area and suggestions for food and drinks. There's a supermarket and petrol station not one minute's drive away. And for those who need it, I'm reliably informed that WiFi was fast and reliable.

    4
    « Another great stay! »

    Another great stay at this Best Western hotel. Stayed en route to the Vendee and then again on the way back. Very helpful and friendly staff on reception. Large, clean hotel rooms with all the necessary amenities - including bottles of water. Hotel restaurant is very popular. Was full during my stay so we walked to the bars and restaurants on the Avenue de la Mer & the beach - only 20ish minutes away. Would recommend as a ferry stopover and definitely stay again.

    4
    « Short stay for ferry »

    Found hotel lovely very clean an very well located for ferry in nice quiet area of lovely French town breakfast was good dinner was pricey in hotel but excellent would stay again staff were very friendly an helpful

    5
    « Lovekly grounds and so convenient for the ferries. »

    A lovely hotel with classy grounds, a classy room, a wonderful nights sleep and good tea and coffee making in the rooms. Wonderful friendly staff - next time we'll try and make sure we get more time there. Can't fault it

  • 4
    « A good overnight stop for travellers »

    Like many people we used this hotel for a one night stay prior to getting onto the ferry to come home and if what you are after is a clean and comfortable place for an overnight stop with all the mod cons then this place is fine. Conveniently located for the ferry, and has free parking. The breakfast is good and you get 24h free internet. The room is really comfortable and the staff are polite and friendly. I would highly recommend. The attached restaurant is very expensive, but there are other restaurants nearby.

    4
    « Perfect for what it is. »

    Like many people we used this hotel for a one night stay after landing quite latein the evening from the ferry. We had a good nights sleep in a comfy bed and a decent breakfast the following day before driving South. I've no complaints at the price, delivered exactly what I expected.

    1
    « Avoid »

    Terrible hotel made out of balsa wood and highly resonating tin/fibre glass. You will hear someone farting on the next floor at other end of hotel. Avoid like the plague, totally overpriced was no better, in fact worse, than the cheapo 29 euro plastic places France loves.

    4
    « Perfectly placed »

    Perfect for an overnight before a long drive through France. Normally I come on the overnight ferry, but felt that I could manage the drive to the Dordogne in one day, so opted to stay overnight here first.

    4
    « Reliably good »

    A well-positioned, very professional hotel. Of especial note, in this ferry port, is that there is a 24-hour reception service; so that, if your sailing does not arrive on time (as ours didn't), you don't have to panic if you arrive at 1.30 in the morning as we did. After a bit of a nightmare their smiling receptionist was a very reassuring sight. Late breakfast not bad either.

    2
    « Mare o Poissons »

    Disappointed this time. Slow service and cold food at dinner. Lack of charm from restaurant staff, chaotic and stressed. At breakfast, no bread left (although we weren't late, lots of guests followed us in), also other items like yogurt, bacon, hot water had run out and no evidence of any staff checking. Also the threshold bar to my room was broken. Shame, because we have stayed here many times on our way to and from our French home, and it has always been good, especially the food. Will look else where next time.

    4
    « Excellent for the ferry terminal »

    Very nice hotel located with in 2kms of the very terminal. Very clea, well decorated roomst rooms, Tea and coffee making facilities. Did not have dinner but the restaurant was very busy with local diners.

    5
    « Ideal rest from and back to the UK »

    Very friendly personnel, clean and quiet hotel with recent rooms, just off the town's main roundabout, and including a free car park within the property if you have a carload of stuff you'd rather not leave out in the street.

    5
    « Near port. »

    An excellent three star hotel only a stones throw from the Brittany Ferry terminal. It is very comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The minimalistic furnishings are not to every tasted. There is a fist class and highly recommended restaurant.

    5
    « Ideal location for ferry »

    If you are arriving at Ouistreham for an ealy morning or from late ferry this is an ideal location. Only 5 minutes from terminal you are assured a good nights sleep in a very comfortable bed before onward travel. I left for early morning ferry so skipped breakfast and am therefore unable to comment.

  • 4
    « Travelling to the UK »

    Great location near to the ferry terminal but far enough away (less than 1 mile) in a quiet and relaxed setting. Really good restaurant but as it is not too large would recommend reserving a table especially if your stay is at the weekend. The bedroom en suite is 'compact'

    4
    « War History Visit »

    First time in the area. Hotel on the edge of town and convenient for exploring war history. Nothing open on Sunday except McDonald's that is only a 5 minute walk. Rooms are smallish but very functional. Parking is secured overnight.

    5
    « Outstanding Hotel »

    Spent two nights at this outstanding hotel. Easy to find on the outskirts of the town, excellent appearance, friendly and helpful staff at check in and check out. Room was spacious, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Dinner reservation in the restaurant was was booked by the check in staff and added to the hotel bill. Excellent beautifully food cooked at reasonable price. Recommend this hotel. Couldn't ask for more!

    4
    « Good option for visiting Normandy beaches »

    Easy to find and well placed for visiting Pegasus Bridge and the eastern sector of the D-day landings. Staff are pleasant and helpful, parking is plentiful and the service and food in the adjoining resturant is also good.

    4
    « A good stopover from the ferry »

    Nice, clean and comfortable hotel and very handy for the ferry to the UK and war Museum visits etc. Large room with big, comfy bed and everything we needed. Window had no safety catch and could only be open or closed and as on the ground floor a little worried during the night but pulled curtain across and used table lamp pushed up against it as a "burglar alarm". Very quiet though and at back of hotel so no problems there. Evening meal excellent but wine expensive. Staff very good. Short staffed at breakfast and tables left uncleared and not laid up meaning we had to share with 2 strangers. Bath towel had a few holes in it but shower excellent.

    4
    « Normandy D Day Tour »

    My wife and I travelled from Belgium after visiting WW I battle sites, to Ouistreham. We choose it for its proximity to the D Day beaches and preferred it to staying Caen, a larger centre. Getting to the hotel as Ouistreham is well posted on the French highways as it is a ferry port to the UK. Our stay was for two nights. We received a double room on the first floor overlooking a garden area. Noise was not a factor during our stay. The room would be described as comfortably furnished with a modern sense. The room was small by North American standards but well designed. We had recently finished a 15 day trans Atlantic cruise so the room size of the our cabin and toilet were comparable. We arte in the dining room the first night. The dining room is run at separate business to the hotel though you can charge your meal to your room. The food in the restaurant is excellent. We choose the 3 course meal of the day which was also good value at 26 Euros. My wife had a starter of 6 fresh oysters which could cost at of the menu cost at home. We had glasses of house wine which were of reasonable quality and price. Breakfast which we had both morning at a cost of 13 Euros was served in a breakfast room. The selection included both hold and cold options with wonderful fresh breads of various assortments. The village of Ouistreham is very walkable with easy access to a large shopping area with 2 local chain supermarkets in it. Walking the other way towards the ferry launch are a number of other restaurant choices. We ate a one our second night with good results. Pricing was less that the hotel restaurant but the service and surrounding were not that of the Hotel dining room. We drove along the coast road to visit Juno Beach , the Canadian Landing site for D Day. There is a fabulous museum on site staffed by Canadians which also gives a great tour on German tunnels, Bunker, and Command Post. In the Afternoon we visited Bayeux, home of the UNESCO sited, Bayeux Tapestry. A tapestry showing the history leading up to and including the conquest of England by William The Conqueror in 1066. Well worth while visiting as well as the medival town centre.

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    « d-day trip »

    Can't say anything bad about this hotel. Perfect location,great staff,superb nights sleep. My only criticism(small) is the price of the bar drinks - why not charge the same price as the bars in town - it would encourage people to drink/eat at the hotel.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The north. From the Brittany Ferries terminal, way of Caen toward the Best Western® Hotel La Mare O Poissons. ·From: The south. From Caen. Exit 3A or 3B, 'Ouistreham Car Ferries', toward the Best Western® Hotel La Mare O Poissons.