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Manoir des Doyens

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Chemin des Mares | St. Loup Hors, 14400 Bayeux, France
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Manoir des Doyens
Ranked #12 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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Fremont, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Colonel has a room with interesting things about the landings. And there are always other guests who are interesting to converse with at breakfast.. The place is old and could use some updating but still it is charming and comfortable. It is very convenient for going to the Beaches and into the main part of Bayeux. The only caution... More

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Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We realy enjoyed our time here with Rosemary and the Colonel. I was a little concerned after reading a few of the earlier reviews - but although the decor certainly could use some refreshing, we had no issues with cleanliness or comfort. After a long night and day of travel from the U.S., Rosemary welcomed us warmly and offered tea... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

MIchael and his wife are charming hosts in this wonderful ancient manor house. Given they are 79 and 80 years each this is a huge place to manage with the good humour and interesting stories they share. For Bayeux you are perfectly placed for either a 20 minute walk into the town or to drive and visit the landing beaches... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed with our 2 toddlers in the gite, it was perfect for us, thanks Rosemary. The Gite was very comfortable and quite clean, and was very good value. Great character place to stay, and a charming and helpful hostess

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: Chemin des Mares | St. Loup Hors, 14400 Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
Number of rooms: 5

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