Unique Meets Boutique at Hotel Saint Louis in Lisieux Normandy

Unique Meets Boutique at Hotel Saint Louis in Lisieux Normandy

#Normandy has a chic rustic feeling in many aspects as you explore the area. Finding a hotel that will match that #French characteristic was an important factor to my holiday. Thankfully the #HotelSaintLouis was absolutely perfect and I could have real #relaxation in the countryside.


Heading to Normandy? Then Lisieux is bound to be on your list. For stays, Hotel Saint Louis, which conveniently sits in the center of Lisieux is a great choice for those who are looking for unique and boutique blended into one.

Hotel Saint Louis isn’t a luxury hotel, nor does it have the bells and whistles you might need from a chain if you’re traveling on business, although they do have reliable wifi. 

from  $41

Hotel Saint Louis

 4 Rue Saint Jacques, Lisieux, France
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It is all things quaint and charming however in more ways than one. The outside courtyard below is in the front of hotel, which immediately faces the infamous historical cathedral across the street. It’s a great place to sip that morning coffee during warmer months.

It is all things quaint and charming

Lovely garden
Lovely garden
Red flower
Red flower

The place is run and managed by a highly energetic local woman who is not only hospitable and friendly, but she seems to be able to “do anything,” so if you have a quirky problem, run it by her and chances are she’ll come up with a solution.

but she seems to be able to do anything

Below is the ever so French breakfast they serve in the morning in a delightful side room where guests meet up in the mornings. Juice, fruit, yoghurt, tea or coffee, baguettes, croissants and plenty of homemade jam.

Delicious meal
Delicious meal

The other thing that is special about the hotel are the artistic details throughout the property, from the lighting and teddy bears to the unique design of each and every room. 

that is special about the hotel are the artistic details throughout

Pink wall
Pink wall
Teddy bears
Teddy bears

Below is a sample of some of the rooms, which are scattered across three floors. Each room is individually designed and no two rooms are alike. While some rooms may have a more spacious bathrooms, others make up for it in the main room, mainly in the details.

My room faced the fabulous cathedral, so I was able to open those French windows every morning, and let the sunshine (and the spiritual presence of the cathedral) into my day.

open those French windows every morning, and let the sunshine

Pleasant room
Pleasant room
Green room
Green room
Lovely bed
Lovely bed
Romantic room
Romantic room
Spacious room
Spacious room

What’s not to love? The only thing to note for those now accustomed to staying in inns, smaller or 3 star properties in Europe, they’re not abundant with toilet paper, shampoo or towels. I tend to ask for additional towels when I first arrive at a hotel in France if its not in Paris or a major city – they’re on the small side compared to what you might be used to in the states, but its nothing that an additional towel can’t fit. 

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