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Chemin des Mares | St. Loup Hors, 14400 Bayeux, France
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Manoir des Doyens
Ranked #11 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Manoir des Doyens is a perfect British beachhead in the middle of Normandy. The inn, it's charming hosts Rosemary and the Colonel, and peaceful setting provide for a rich experience. The inn is cosy, very much like staying with relatives and perfect for the price. The daily continental breakfast has local fresh assorted breads, pastries, homemade jams, fresh fruit and... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is very hard for me to write this review because Rosemary was outstanding communicating with me. She was very sweet, and very accommodating. She left shortly after we arrived to attend a family function, but left us under the care of her friends, Caroline and Collin, and they were terrific. The location is wonderful; it is a very pleasant... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights. Great place, lots of character (French building, English hospitality). Rosemary very welcoming and full of advice when asked for local eateries. Room large and plenty of storage. Narrow gateway to get the car through but plenty of space in the courtyard to park. Breakfast continental with lots of home-made preserves, excellent, everyone sat at one table... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

quirky old manor house which was used by the allies as a field hospital in WW2 - and the barn was used to house German prisoners; very reasonable price; good breakfast; the Colonel had lots of advice to give on where to go and the background to the battlefields; library full of interesting books on the area and WW2 in... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We absolutely loved our week with Rosemary and the Colonel, but you should read the other reviews to see if this is the place for you. Someone else hit the nail on the head, it is exactly like staying with your Grandmother - if your Grandmother happens to own a manor in France. We enjoyed our conversations with the Colonel,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We just spent 4 nights at Manoir des Doyens while exploring Normandy and the D-Day beaches. Rosemary and the Colonel were very gracious hosts. The rooms were comfortable and breakfasts consisted of fresh baked breads and croissants with homemade jams. Rosemary is a wonderful conversationalist in a proper English style while the Colonel is an undisputed on all matters relating... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed with the Colonel and his wife for a research trip when our son was documenting facts needed for a paper and presentation on WWII and D-Day. Breakfast was hearty and delicious but some of the conversation was a little uncomfortable. Although the rooms are not fancy, the location is very close to Normandy Beaches, also where the gliders... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed here for a couple of nights in September. We had great difficulty in locating the Manoir run by Rosemary and the Colonel. Queries to people in the village of St Loup Hors proved unsuccessful. However, when we eventually found the place it is really very charming and quite beautiful. Rooms are basic but comfortable and the price is... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of September and it was certainly memorable. The location is fine to walk into Bayeux - we did it a couple of times a day and it took about 15 minutes. Just remember to take a torch at night, since the lane past the church has no street lights. Rosemary is... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We recently returned from our holiday in France and spent 3 nights at Manoir des Doyens. Rosemary is a charming lady who could not do enough for us. She recommended restaurants in Bayeaux, where we enjoyed some delicious food.Rooms were basic but comfortable and breakfast was sufficient (reasonable rates). Location was great for seeing the WW2 museums, graves and beaches.

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Address: Chemin des Mares | St. Loup Hors, 14400 Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux

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