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“Warm Welcome” 4 of 5 stars
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L'Oree de Giverny
17 Rue de l'Eau, 78270 Limetz-Villez, France   |  
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“Warm Welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

L'Oree de Giverny ("The Border of Giverny") is a fairly new B&B operation and the owners are enthusiastic and positive. We stayed in a "stand-alone" cottage "Aux pred de giverny," which was clean and quiet. The host gave us a warm welcome and offered us cider in the garden.

Generally the accommodations were very satisfactory. Our complaints were minor--we couldn't figure out how to lock the door opening on to a small patio; there were no cups or glasses provided in the room for drinking; the vent fan in the bathroom was weak or non-functioning.

We purchased a meal to be prepared by the host because it seemed to be a simple solution for us after several days of heavy travel and socializing.. We had not anticipated that we were in fact going to be sitting down for a family-style dinner with the host (and two other guests who were personal friends of the hosts). Everyone was quite pleasant and the food (and drink) was good, but for us on that particular night I would have opted instead to go to a restaurant rather than to have a social event with strangers. On a different night, this might have seemed like a wonderful opportunity to meet "real" locals.

Breakfast was good both in terms of quantity and quality.

The hosts are trying really hard to be welcoming and helpful. They had good advice about visiting the Giverny gardens (if you can't go late in the afternoon, go around 12:00 noon when the massive tours break off for lunch). And they have bicycles available for local touring.

The B&B is right beside "the" main road, so there is some road noise--but not a big negative. It's a few minutes away from the Giverny gardens and museum and a few more minutes from Vernon--a larger town with the train station and plenty of commerce.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

From the email exchange to book our room, our hosts could not have been more helpful - suggesting trains to catch and offering to meet us from the station. Both our room and the main house are tastefully decorated and situated in lovely gardens in a peaceful location within walking distance of the Monet Gardens.
We had dinner on two of our three evenings and the food was truly exceptional. On the third evening when we had decide to make our own arrangements, we relied on a recommendation from our hosts and were even brought home by them.
Being able to borrow bikes for a scenic local ride was an added bonus.
Our early start home on a Sunday was no trouble - fresh bread and croissants for breakfast ....and a lift to the station.
We would have no hesitation in recommending L'Oree de Giverny and would certainly suggest booking in for dinner!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

After four weeks of checking in to hotel after hotel it was lovely to put our bags down in this quaint little place. L'Oree de Giverny is set in the tranquil, picturesque countryside of France (only 1hr west of Paris).

Our initial enquiry email (the night prior to our arrival) was responded to almost immediately, booking secured within an hour and the owners had even sent through some handy tips on sites to see in the local vicinity. The number one tip was to book our tickets no Monet's garden online and go after 4pm when the crowds had cleared, as a result we had a brilliant afternoon there and did not have to wait to see anything.

On arrival we were given a warm welcome, toured the rooms available with our host and chose a cosy little villa detached from the main house featuring modern yet comforting decor (If not for the shower alone, the tariff was worth every dollar). The living area also opened up to a private terrace with a panoramic country view which went well with a bottle of wine pre-dinner.

We chose to eat dinner with our hosts and were not disappointed. All three courses were thoughtfully prepared with the finest local ingredients from neighboring farm land and between main and dessert we were also treated to a taste of one of the cheeses from the region.

Above all, the host couple were the most lovely and accommodating people my partner and I have met in our recent travels. There was not a moment of silence throughout dinner as we fumbled through any language barriers and learnt about one another's home countries and shared travel stories. After a great breakfast spread in the morning we sadly said "au revoir".

L'Oree de Giverny is a relatively new venture and I have no doubt it has all the essential elements to become a world class B&B. If you are after a relaxing time, a serene setting and pleasant company I would highly recommend you pay this place a visit.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

we are a young couple from switzerland.
it was like staying at a friends house!! our hosts were so friendly and really wanted us to have a nice holiday!! we started our trip through the normandie/ bretagne here and it was the best start we could imagine!!
merci beaucoup a vous deux et a bientôt!

Room Tip: the room in the seperate little house was very nice and quite, the big room in the main house with h...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Ideal for visiting the gardens. You can walk in 10-15 minutes. Hosts exceptional - nothing too much trouble. We had a large separate building in the garden, tastefully decorated and with very modern facilities.
Very secure parking. Good breakfast. We had dinner one evening and it was very good food and company - almost like a private dinner party. Lots of tips and information available if you ask.We have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vihti, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

From the initial contact to the farewell I was very happy with everything.
The dietary demands of one of our party were catered for without any objections.
My Very Early Sunday breakfast was arranged without a complaint.
We had a quick tour around the place, very nice touch indeed - and the enthusiasm of the owner was contagious.
Everything is restored with care and all modern cons have been nicely added.

Food was very good, the company even better.
Tickets for the Monet were organised as per my request.
Additional tourist info and restaurant reservations made.

I would highly recommend L´Oree and will definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We just returned from a great weekend in Giverny where we visited the Monet Garden and the Clark Collection at the American Museum, both of which are fabulous.

We stayed at L'Oree de Giverny, a B & B which added enormously to our enjoyment. Owners Régis and Veronique offer the warmest of welcomes when you arrive and couldn't be more helpful. The accommodation is comfortable, stylish and immaculate in a delightfully tranquil location only five minutes from the artistic attractions. Both breakfast and dinner were of the highest quality, and we feel we arrived as 'clients', but we left as friends.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about L'Oree de Giverny

Address: 17 Rue de l'Eau, 78270 Limetz-Villez, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Yvelines > Limetz-Villez
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Limetz-Villez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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