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Chateau des Riffets

les Riffets, 14680 Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Chateau des Riffets
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On our trip to Normandy, my wife and I spent three nights with the Cantels at Chateau des Riffets - a lovely home that is gracious and tastefully appointed. We used the chateau as a base for excursions to see the beaches of Normandy, the Bayeux tapestry, and Mont Saint-Michel. Perhaps we could have stayed at a more central location,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our family of 5 (2 adults, three children aged 9-14) stayed at Chateau des Riffets in August 2014. We loved our stay at a Chateau that offers beautiful surroundings and good, warm company. Alain et Anne-Marie make Chateau des Riffets the gem that it is. The house itself is decorated with many beautiful pieces of furniture, but it is Alain... More 

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were here to support our daughter for para-dressage at WEG in Caen. By the time we left this gorgeous place, after only 3 nights, we felt like we had been treated as old friends as Alain and Anne-Marie waved us good-bye. The rooms / suites are beautiful and comfortable, and our daughter's success was celebrated by our hosts, who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our four nights in mid July at Chateau des Riffets will be a beautiful life time memory for our family. The rooms are decorated in a genuine and stylish manner and are very comfortable. The location allowed us to visit Le Mont Saint Michel to the west and Honfleur to the northwest east. With guidance from Anne-Marie and Alain we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Alain and Anne-Marie are excellent hosts, with lots of local knowledge to share. Recommended restaurants were good, although some way from the chateau. We were very lucky in the weather this July which has been very warm, so returning to Riffets to the swimming pool was a real pleasure. We felt well looked after and really enjoyed our stay. Finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a great stay with the Cantels. The house is lovely, it's a proper country house. The rooms are big with wonderful decorations. We came with our 3 children who thought it was a real treat. We deliberately didn't want an Ibis or Novotel experience and were rewarded with stories that we'll talk about for ages. A wonderful start... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

To really experience the flavor of France, we (a family of 4 with 2 children, ages 7 and 9) wanted to stay in an old French country house rather than an impersonal hotel in the city. Also, we had never traveled abroad with our children and since we do not speak French very well, we thought having a local contact... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights during the low season in March-2013 and enjoyed the peacful (we very the sole guests) and our very friendly hosts who made us feel warmly welcomed. A charmimng old castle and a cosy environment. We were served a nice breakfast with tea or coffee, freshly baked bread every morning and a different... More 

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kent uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Not the easiest place to find because it is not actually in B-s-L and there are few signs until one is right on top of the place and were very faded to the point of being almost illegible with one made of cardboard, half hanging off another sign. Once through the gates the short drive up to the chateau was... More 

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vaucelles, Propriétaire at Chateau des Riffets, responded to this review

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed here one night on our road trip through Brittany and Normandy. It was beautifully peaceful. M and Mme CANTET are delightful and speak beautiful English, even though we also spoke French with them. The room was decorated with old warm furniture and art work, and the views out to the meadows were wonderful. We were shown the sheep... More 

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