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Hôtel Barrière Le Royal Deauville

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was told the Hotel Barriere Le Royal Deauville was a 5* hotel. At 794 euros for one night, the price certainly was. We arrived late, just before midnight. The check-in took forever (and nobody else was waiting). The guy spent forever looking at his computer screen. Then we were given only one room card. I did not realise how inconvenient this would turn out to be. We could not leave the room separately as the lifts need the card and the card also does the electricity in the room. The room was very hot and I search for the air con programmer that must be there. I have stayed in a few 5* hotels, including in France and they all have air con (obviously). Not this one. I complained and a very noisy old portable air conditioning unit arrived that nobody could sleep through (it was circa midnight remember). The poor guy who delivered it was very apologetic. He knew the hotel ought to have air con, but in fact 40% of the rooms do not. Surely this should automatically disqualify it from getting a 5* rating? I should have been told when I paid 800 euros for the night (pre-booked with the hotel booking department over the phone a couple of weeks prior) that there would be no air conditioning in the room and I would have booked somewhere else. This is the worst value for money hotel I have stayed in.

We visited Le Royal for my birthday weekend. The staff could not do enough to make us feel welcome. We had a free upgrade to a sea view room with champagne on ice waiting. The room was fabulous, with dual aspect sea view. The room was perfectly clean and spacious. The staff went above and beyond at all times. We drove over to Deauville and used the valet parking. Great value for money, safe parking and our luggage was seamlessly unpacked and packed whilst we relaxed. We will most certainly be returning, we thoroughly recommend. Thank you to Azun, who made us feel especially welcome.

I stayed at the Royal while attending the American Film Festival in Deauville. It was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. The double room was large and luxurious and the service was impeccable. The lobby and the adjoining bar are tops, although pricey. Breakfast is a grand experience. I have also stayed at the Royal's sister hotel, the Normandy, and found the Royal to be slightly the more refined of the two. This is a great hotel! Only one possible downside, depending on when you go - no air conditioning. They provided me with a large quiet fan when I asked on a warm day. There is a lovely pool, and also an excellent gym for a French hotel.

Lovely hotel with great character from another era. Although ruff on some edges due to time, the ambiance of the hotel offers a nice journey to France as it used to be. I would definitely return as the small city has a very nice feeling and a lovely beach that should be great in summer.

Found the staff and service good but my room was clean but looked tired and dirty in places as per others reviews the strangest thing about the room was having a seperate toilet which didnt have a hand basin to wash your hands in, instead you have to walk back through your room and into the bathroom, which isnt very hygenic The Bathroom, it was a good size but no proper shower, only a stupid hand held thing which is totally impratical as if like me you much prefer a show to a bath also the white panel above the double glased windows was very dirty The taps should be replaced for better grip and decent thermostatic control and finally the desk chair, it gooded OK but sit on it and the backs of your legs dig into the wood frame, so clearly not enought padding in the seat cushion "The nespresso coffee machine in your room is free to use" said reception..........that was true apart from the fact there were no Nespresso coffee pods to actual make a coffee!!! all this for the whopping price of 630euro, i think this was way to much but being where it is location wise and probably hiked up during the film festival, what do you expect???.......just glad it was a company expense and wasnt coming out of my own money

I really enjoyed my stay at the Royal. Old, classy and beautiful. Great service. Friendly staff. Food and drinks were expensive as hell. The location is perfect. My room had a beach view but I actually prefer the view of the town. The gym is adequate. All in all I loved my stay in Deauville and would highly recommend the Royal.

To begin with the best part: I loved my room with its view of the ocean and its balcony. I kept the doors open most of the time and got lovely sea breezes through the room. At night I closed the shutters to keep out the light but not the doors so I kept that breeze. I don't believe my room was air conditioned (couldn't find the temperature control anywhere and I did look hard for it) but I didn't need that. The ocean air was great. My bathroom was updated, large and modern but the bedroom could have used a reno. The closets were old but there were many of them so at least I had plenty of space to store cloths. I believe the hotel will be undergoing renovations and that's good to know as its necessary. Housekeeping was a little spotty during my stay. (One night the bedspread and decorative pillows were just tossed on the floor for example.) My biggest complaint was the light meal I had one night in the bar. The selection was very limited and the only other dining option was in-room or in the large, main dining room which was mostly empty that night. The steak tartar I ordered was very under seasoned and mushy. The worse offence however were the fries - tasteless & dry like they had been frozen for centuries. Definitely not hand cut from fresh potatoes nor properly twice fried. This is a simple thing to fix and a five star hotel should do so. This place is expensive which sets up expectations.

Stayed here for 3 nights. Service was good. Everyone was attentive. Housekeeping worked around our schedule without being obtrusive. The swimming pool was nice, but a bit cold. Concierge was very helpful.

A truly sutunningly good hotel. I stayed in the Normandy a few years ago but found the Royal to be superior in every way. Breakfast about the best I've encountered anywhere. Excellent service, unbeatable location--can't say enough good about this hotel.

Amazing hotel with very good view and food. Both breakfast food and room service is very tasty and fresh. The view of the sea is beautiful. On the downside, the room my friends were staying in (we booked two rooms) did not have air conditioning but it was fine since it wasn't very hot.

Boulevard Cornuche Boite Postale 74400 Deauville Calvados

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Casino

Located in Deauville City Centre, Hôtel Barrière Le Royal Deauville is adjacent to Deauville Olympic Pool and within a 5-minute walk of Casino Barriere de Deauville. This 247-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa, a casino, and a restaurant. Centrally located in Deauville, the hotel is also a short walk from Deauville International Centre and Deauville Poney Club.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 247 rooms provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1913, Hôtel Barrière Le Royal Deauville offers a full-service spa, a casino, and an outdoor pool. A stay here includes free offsite parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Prestige Junior Suite, Sea

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1274 reviews