Hotel Morand2.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel Morand situates in an old building a short walk from the train station and the centre of town. Room is rather basic but good size. Exposed beams in the ceiling, consistent with the old open beam buildings in old part of the city. Things are old in the room but it works for us. Please note that door is locked at 7 PM and you have to check in before that time.
Rouen was very full when we visited and this hotel was one of the few with rooms left. It is a cheap and cheerful bed for the night, but nothing more. The rooms were clean and the traditional breakfast good. Scruffy all round, but friendly and the wifi worked. No lift and very tight staircase. Street parking for just overnight. Subsidised parking a block away. Our room en suite but not all are. Would only go back if I couldn't find better than a 2*, but if you are on a tight budget it is central and not a rip off.
We should have known when we walked up the staircase with the threadbare carpet, some may call.this shabby chic, I call it wrecked! The room was dark, the floor sticky, the bathroom was dirty, the sheets were clean, we were only there one night and that was more than enough! Didn't have breakfast was just be glad to be out of there, pay a bit more and enjoy the area. This area looked iffy in our way back at night, not impressed!
The only reason I'm giving it two stars and not one is that I didn't see any actual bugs or rats. But from start to finish it was an unpleasant experience. The check in process included being informed that their credit card reader was broken, so we had to immediately scrounge together all our cash to pay. Then we walked up 3 flights of stairs to our room (no elevator), where the motion-sensor hallway light kept going off while we were trying to get in. Once in, the room smelled REALLY musty. There were stains on the blankets (2 twin beds) and one blanket was much more faded than the other. The pillow was also lumpy. The bathroom was dirty and the wall had bubbling under the paint, probably due to humidity. It also had a plastic accordion door that didn't lock. It was one of the worst hotel experiences I've ever had, and I've stayed in hostels and plenty of other discount places. Avoid if possible.
Set in a quiet backstreet but close to most of the main points of interest in the town; that's about the only positive thing to say about this place ! I suppose if you are not used to cheap French hotels it might have a morbid fascination but it really was awful. Three floors of bedrooms and no lift thought the spiral staircase was interesting if a bit dangerous ! On our arrival the receptionist was talkative largely through his alcohol intake while the breakfast waiter was monosyllabic.Our bedroom (number 10) had a bathroom where improvisation was the keynote; anyone of a larger than average girth would have to find another toilet as this one was wedged into a tight corner. No hot food at breakfast but plenty of dusty bread and croissants served in a room that chilled to the bone. Our bedroom by contrast was boiling hot forcing us to open the windows.
Extremely well situated, charming staff an hotel that cannot have changed since the seventies: thank goodness. This is a French provincial hotel as it should be. One imagines this is how the rooms were at Fawlty Towers. Remember please, modern hoteliers, there are some guests who like things to have their own character, to have a charm which tells of times past. If you like chains don't stay here.
You get what you pay for here, while the location is great and the front desk was super helpful, the rooms were very dated and not overly clean. There was no parking but if you drive around the block there is free parking on the street overnight.
This hotel is ideally located, literally a short stroll into the main part of the city and not too far from the train station. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good, typically European. The rooms need an upgrade; whilst I understand that the hotel is old and many people find this charming or quaint, I have to agree with some of the comments that a paint and general upgrade would not inhibit the atmosphere of the place and would make for a more comfortable stay.
This is very comfy and affordable lodging very close to the Rive Droite train station, the Tour Jean D'Arc, and the Beaux Arts, Tournelles, and Porcelain Museums. The hospitality is very warm and accommodating and the rooms with WC on the hall are fine and a bargain. It is not a far walk to Rue Jean D'Arc and south to the old town or north to the train. Breakfast is basic (yogurt, croissant, bread, juice, various confitures, and hot drink of choice), but enough to get you started. The hotel has good deals that combine room with breakfast. Try to get a room that does not face Rue Morand as there is a bar of some kind that has loud patrons well into the early morning. There is no lift, so if you have difficulty with stairs, the first floor is for you.
The hotel was perfectly placed for the station, when you have to drag your bags 300 metres is good. Also close enough to walk to the old town sites and restaurants. Rouen is an unknown gem. The owners and staff lovely and very helpful, nothing was too hard for them to assist us.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Hotel Morand places you next to Tour Jeanne d'Arc and Musee de la Ceramique. The 17 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and LCD TVs. Centrally located in Rouen, the hotel is also a short walk from Musee des Beaux-Arts and Musee Le Secq des Tournelles.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 17 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Hotel Morand enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 302 reviews