Where To Stay In Rouen, France: Top 12 Romantic Hotels And Vacation Rentals - Updated 2024

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Rouen is a city that grows more beautiful with age. Time has softened its turbulent past, and today, Rouen is a delightful destination in the north of France. Along the cobblestone streets, history, art, and culture have melded and made the Norman city a destination of engaging museums, impressive architecture, and picturesque landmarks. Ramble about the enchanting old quarter, immerse yourself in history at the Joan of Arc museum, or watch the play of light stream through the original stained glass windows of the breathtaking Cathédrale Notre-Dame. These vacation rentals, Airbnb accommodations, and hotels provide you with delightful comfort and charming views as you explore the historic capital of Normandy. If you’re looking for where to stay in Rouen, France, for a romantic getaway, this article is for you!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on January 31, 2024.

1. Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre (from USD 203)

Situated amidst central Rouen’s historic buildings, Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre provides a fresh and new approach to a scenic vacation in the city. Interesting artworks greet you as you walk into the lobby, where an attentive crew of staff helps make you feel more comfortable. It houses a diverse range of cosmopolitan rooms, some of which have balconies that overlook the picturesque landscape.

Enjoy the many comfortable amenities offered in the rooms, from the complimentary toiletries and linens to the bedside pantry with a kettle and coffee machine. This boutique hotel in Rouen also provides other swanky features including a breakfast buffet, wellness and fitness centers, and a restaurant and bar.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 6-8 Rue du Donjon
583 meters (0.4 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

2. Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert, BW Signature Collection (from USD 126)

Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert is one of the few ideal bases for exploring all the best things to do in Rouen. The rooms host standard amenities, such as a pristine bathroom, a well-lit desk, and coffee-making facilities. It’s also pet friendly and is attended by service staff 24/7.

This luxury accommodation in Rouen pays tribute to Gustave Flaubert, one of France’s most prominent novelists, and his influence can be seen front and center, be it in the neat linens bearing his signature or his portraits and collection of works in one of the common lounges. A great retreat for history lovers, it provides views of historic houses, and it’s also a short distance away from Notre Dame and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

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Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert, BW Signature Collection

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 33 rue du Vieux Palais / 15 rue de la Pie
341 meters (0.3 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge

Parking Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

3. House in a walled garden in the heart of Rouen (from USD 80)

This charming house matches the delightful beauty of Rouen. Set in a beautiful, lush garden, the small, independent cottage shares the plot with a handsome nineteenth century house and sits in a quiet neighborhood near the city center. Five guests can make themselves at home here as the house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-stocked kitchen, and a comfortable living space that provides three extra beds. Sightseeing is convenient from this location as Rouen’s city center is a ten minutes’ walk away and the house provides parking as well.

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Rouen, Normandie, FR
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Le Gros-Horloge
62 reviews  
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
two twin beds with a few pillows to look like couches and one plastic chair
the kitchen was well equipped and the apartment was very clean
nevertheless we have to say that the apartment was clean and was equipped with all the necessities
the cottage is comfortable clean and very well presented
justine was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs
justine was very responsive during and after the booking process
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4. Seventeenth century house near the Old Market Square (from 104 USD)

A historic, seventeenth century stone house is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway in Rouen. The cottage is an architectural delight and has retained the traditional timbered style of the region. Three cozy bedrooms await you, as well as a bevy of up-to-date amenities. A large kitchen provides everything you need and the living area is perfect to relax in. Guests can enjoy the close proximity of some of Rouen’s most famous attractions including the magnificent gothic cathedral, the Historial Jeanne d'Arc museum, and the Gros Horloge, a stunning Renaissance era clock.

Seventeenth century house near the Old Market Square

Price: from 104 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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5. Loft in the heart of town (from 70 USD)

This beautiful loft apartment for rent in Rouen combines historic charm with the comforts of modern functionality. Located in a quiet part of the historical district, this lovely apartment is styled in the half-timbered aesthetic and is close by many of Rouen’s famous museums.

By utilizing the comfortable sofa bed, the rental can accommodate up to four guests. The house also offers a large, contemporary kitchen, an elegant bathroom, and a spacious living area where guests can sprawl out as they watch television or gather to eat.

Loft in the heart of town

Price: from 70 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. Mercure Rouen Centre Cathédrale (from USD 117)

Many of Rouen’s most picturesque attractions are within walking distance of the Mercure hotel. After your day of exploring the Cathédrale Notre-Dame and exercising your camera in the Place du Vieux Marché (the old market), enjoy the comfort of air-conditioned rooms and evening drinks in the hotel bar.

Each of the Mercure’s rooms promises a luxurious stay with private bathrooms, satellite televisions, and views of the scenic city. Even with its central location, this comfortable lodging in Rouen is quiet and guests can enjoy a fantastic breakfast service, courtesy of the friendly staff.

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Mercure Rouen Centre Cathédrale

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 7 Rue Croix de Fer
286 meters (0.2 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

7. Hôtel de l'Europe (from USD 113)

A superb location isn’t the only charm of the Hôtel de l'Europe. Each of the guest rooms are uniquely decorated and guests can be assured of comfort with a private bathroom, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet access. Local specialties are available through room service, and the hotel bar, Le 89, offers a wide variety of drinks around the clock.

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Urban Style hotel de l'Europe

Wifi Available

Address: 87, rue aux Ours
152 meters (0.1 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge

Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Ironing service Internet services

8. Charming 4-star guesthouse in the historic heart of Rouen (from USD 96)

One of the highlights of Rouen is the glorious gothic cathedral, Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Stay close to this wonderful attraction by renting this cozy apartment. With accommodation for two people, the apartment also provides a contemporary shower room, a compact, but fully-functional kitchen, and a comfortable living room. Many restaurants, boutiques, and historic sights are nearby, making this rental a convenient choice for sightseers.

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Rouen, Normandie, FR
403 meters (0.3 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge
5 reviews  
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
location is exceptional and natalie was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived
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9. The place to stay in Rouen - L'Haussmannien

Visit all the museums, monuments, and attractions of Rouen when you stay in this conveniently located apartment. Lively boutiques and delectable restaurants surround the area and the train station is within walking distance. Large windows let you take in the picturesque views from the apartment, L'Haussmannien, and comfortable furnishings allow you to relax at the end of the day. The property comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a stylish bathroom, and two plush beds. Your host, Laurène, is welcoming, helpful, and provides excellent recommendations and tips for your stay in Rouen.

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Rouen, Normandie, France
455 meters (0.3 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge
118 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is as described and we liked its atmosphere
everything is perfect ( loved the fast wifi ) and laurène is a great host
the apartment is spacious and has all the necessary amenities and the communication with the host was excellent
very comfortable with a well-equiped kitchen
big open plan kitchen spacious living area comfortable bed
the apartment was clean and spacious
the apartment itself is clean spacious and very well located
laurene's place was very clean and has a nice kitchen too
central located apartment clean and fully equipped
first off the apartment is spacious comfortable and chic-ly appointed
laurène also was a very nice host
laurène was a great and very thoughtful host
very responsive and kind host
fabrice was very helpful during the check in
she's a great host met us at check-in and walked through all of the instructions for the apartment
great location easy walking distance to most major attractions
the location is ideal (close to train station and downtown)
easy walking distance from the train
great place with very central and convenient location
has an amazing location
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10. Charming flat on Place Pucelle

Admire Rouen’s postcard-pretty streets from the large, gleaming windows of this apartment. Bright and airy, with a fully stocked kitchen, enjoy your petit dejeuner and a cup of coffee as you watch the world go by from the window seat or recline on the sumptuous sofa. Open the doors onto the vibrant street that is bustling with shops, restaurants, and charming landmarks that characterize Rouen’s historic city center. Up to four guests can stay in this delightful one-bedroom flat.

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Rouen, Normandie, France
163 meters (0.2 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge
53 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment itself has great views of a courtyard beautiful windows that open up to the courtyard
lovely views from the apartment
the apartment is fully modernized very comfortable bed and well equipped
very comfortable bed and enough space
clean and well maintained
it is clean and comfortable
the flat was super clean and very very comfortable
the apartment itself was clean and well equipped with everything we needed
the apartment was clean modern and comfortable it made for a perfect stay
the hosts were easy to contact and happy to help
victoria and alex were very kind
the location was perfect
the apartment location was really great
charming and central location in the heart of the old historic town
a nice place to rest close to everything
this is a great apartment in a prime location
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11. Located in the city center with private parking

Luxury meets a stellar location at this beautiful house with private parking. Six guests can lounge in the plush living area, relax in the beautifully renovated bathrooms, and revel in the views of the Saint Patrice church from the balcony. The two-level apartment is bright, spacious, and provides guests with a wide array of modern amenities. A location in the heart of Rouen makes it easy to see all the breathtaking historic sights.

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Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
580 meters (0.4 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge
310 reviews  
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds balcony amazing bathroom garagge wifi and a lot of complements
there is a washer and dryer off the upstairs bathroom which worked very well
kitchen very well equiped and large window allows air and light to come in
both bedrooms are comfortable with reading lamps on either side of the bed
house was excellent plenty of space and nice apartment block
excellent clean and beautiful apartment
the apratment was clean and well maintained
cozy and super clean
great spot super bright and clean
the apartment is clean and tidy and the car space is handy underneath as well
host gave really good detailed check-in instructions
comunication with the host was just perfect and easy to get into the apartment
good communication from the host and we had a great weekend
christine is the perfect host and made our stay uncomplicated and very enjoyable
cheap tidy and very comfortable christine was a wonderful host who responded quickly would stay again
the location was ideal and the apartment very cute
very nice place close to main strip
great location and very homey
great location in the heart of the city
awesome place close to the train station and main sites
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12. A haven of peace in the center of town

Lovers of architecture will delight in this two bedroom house located in the Carmelite Convent of Saint-Patrice; a historic site famous for its gallery of stained glass windows. Despite the location’s great age, the house itself is filled with stylish comfort, Wi-Fi, and modern amenities provided by a thoughtful and friendly host. Spacious and bright, the vacation property has two bedrooms as well as a sofa bed for accommodation of up to five guests.

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Rouen, Normandie, France
570 meters (0.4 ft) from Le Gros-Horloge
192 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv with wi-fi is good
the bed/sofa was comfortable and the bathroom really nice
the courtyard is very secluded and the layout of the apartment is great
we had a wonderful stay in sofia’s apartment
the kitchen has lots of counter space and is well equipped bed was comfortable bathroom spacious
very clean and spacious appartment
a nice and clean kitchen
nice place clean and pleasant
the apartment is clean and spacious
large clean bathroom and kitchen welcome for family
the host is very kind
sofia is a caring and attentive host
we loved this accommodation and our host was really accommodating
sophia is always contactable and helpful
sofia is very friendly gentle person and very helpful hosts
excellent location steps away from the heart of rouen
beautiful place in a perfect location
this place is really great located in a quiet area but still very close to the city center
a beautiful apartment in a tranquil location in a beautiful city
the house has perfect location
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Get inspired by Rouen

Rouen was the center of the Impressionist movement among renowned artists, and what inspired them is still clear today. Rouen lives and breathes in picturesque clarity. From magnificent architectural wonders to the charming houses lines the cobblestone streets, the city invites you to marvel at every view. Staying in Rouen is choosing to believe in the romantic side of things. These vacation rentals, Airbnb accommodations, and hotels, let you immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Norman capital.

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Frequently asked questions on where to stay in Rouen, France

1. Which places to stay in Rouen are suitable for couples?

For a quality romantic time in Rouen, it’s worth staying at Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre, Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert, BW Signature Collection, or Hôtel de l'Europe, which offer sleek rooms.

2. Which places to stay in Rouen have parking?

Some accommodations in Rouen, such as Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen Centre, Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert, BW Signature Collection, this house in a walled garden in the heart of Rouen, and Mercure Rouen Centre Cathédrale, readily provide parking facilities for guests.

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