Having looked at the pictures on the internet, we were expecting a family run property that had been relatively recently updated. We made a last minute reservation for a room in the main building, as we were only here for a single night didn't think we needed a larger room. On entering the property, it is very apparent that it is old fashioned, but old fashioned can mean charming and the best of hospitality, but that definitely wasn't the case here. We were shown to the room by the receptionist which was on the 2nd floor, with access to the 1st floor by lift and then something of a wander through a rabbit warren of corridors to reach the room. The decor of the room could best be described as unusual, although it would have been fine for one night. We then looked at the bathroom which was at best 1980s vintage, and not a good one at that! This is just the thing I try to avoid in hotels. We quickly hotfooted it back down to reception to try and change room. We ended up being offered one of their pavilion rooms. The full supplement was charged for this and at EUR 255 including breakfast doesn't exactly represent great value. This room is located in a newer building (everything is relative), although it has also clearly seen better days. As the name attests, it is pavillion like in nature, and the interior has some nice interior design touches such as solid shutters that fold back flush into the walls, as well as some not so nice ones such as the Jackson Pollock inspired (and I use this description very loosely) painting on the headboard above the bed. The worst thing, the tired decor aside, was that the room was cold. It is late November, although relatively mild for this time of year, with no frost on the ground, so it certainly is not exceptional weather. Even with the heating on full blast, and the heating is from fan heaters, so it is noisy, like having a hairdryer on, the room didn't really get that warm. When it came to trying to sleep, we had to choose between the room being cold or trying to sleep downdraft of a jet engine so we chose the former. The bathroom, with the small towel rail on max, never got warm either. In full on winter, make sure you bring your skiwear! The best thing about the hotel was the breakfast, which was all homemade from high quality produce. It was a great start to the day. The whole ethos of this place feels stuck in the past, perhaps the best example of this is this little vignette. On the day of departure we were heading to Calais, and because of timings, wanted to leave at 11.30. Check-out is at 11, again a charming relic of the past, so we asked if we could have the room for an extra half hour. The response was "check-out is at 11", although they did extend it for us by 30 minutes. If you want to experience all that was bad about hospitality in the 20th century, then this place is almost a perfectly preserved time capusle of that era, both physically and in the style of the service. Unless you are struggling to find an alternative, give this one a wide berth!…
The reception, the services, the restaurant, everything was perfect. An attentive, friendly and good advice team. A gastronomic conceived with excellent products, with unexpected flavours. A beautiful discovery.
This lovely property is set in a rural part of Bas Normandie on spacious grounds with pool, tennis courts and a fitness spa. The hotel portion is retrofitted into an old manor house, with each room distinctively decorated, most with nice views of the grounds. There is also a newer wing. Check out the extensive photos on the Tripadvisor site to capture the decor ideas. During the pandemic, they reverted to packaging their award-winning recipes for take-out, but now, there is no reason to miss the one-star experience of dining in. The ingredients are all farm-to-table , creatively designed to be a feast for the eye, as well as the appetite. I would recommend the table d'hotel multi course dinner with amuse bouche, entree, main courses of fish, seafood, or both, the salad, cheese course and desert. The wine list, elegant ciders (a Norman specialty}. and signature cocktails are all first-rate. By the way, the breakfast buffet is equally extraordinary, with homemade breads, sausages and charcuterie, unusual granola, a soft-boiled egg station and wonderful pastries and gateaux.…
It's been really a great experience: the silence, nature, beauty and taste were at highest level. I will for sure go back to this wonderful place. Thanks to Lea for a great service and kindness. You absolutely have to try the 1 star restaurant!
Kind and relatively welcoming staff but over-priced and poor quality cuisine. The "ballotine" was ice-cold and had the consistency of rubber. The prices invoiced for the cocktails were in excess of the prices indicated on the drinks list.
This was our 4th visit, the second since the restrictions imposed by Covid 19. The service was polished and friendly, you soon forget the masks the staff all wear. We had the 3 course set menu with paired glasses of wine. The presentation is wonderful, artistic and imaginative and the flavours are dazzling. We have a second home nearby and intend to be regular visitors here. In our four visits here, within a one year period, we've not had so much as a morsel of food or sip of wine that was other than perfect. Outstanding!
We visited the Manoir with friends and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cosy family run hotel and commitment from all employees to ensure guests are well looked after makes for a more than pleasant experience. We stayed for 2 nights. Our room was very quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed whiling away our time chatting in front of a blazing fire (it’s November). We borrowed bikes to explore the local area. And best of all, we had an amazing culinary experience dining at the chef’s table in the kitchens. The food was just divine. Seasonal produce cooked to perfection in innovative and creative dishes. Definitely recommend.
I was woken at 6am by a delivery lorry outside my room, this a Relais de Silence. The much advertised beautiful bar area was out of bounds, the area was taken over by a private group. When I talked about these problems with the hotel, there was no understanding, no attempt to remedy the situation. The room was cold, I should have brought this to their attention but little understanding had been extended. The room was cold.
Had hoped to visit here for ages, eventually went and the whole experience was amazing. We had aperitif in the garden in the forest, accompanied by amuse bouche. Beautiful cep bread and butter, both had a samphire and lobster starter, followed by my duckling and his lamb, he then had the cheese course! We had a pre desert desert, followed by desert, he had the wine pairing and this was followed by coffee and petit fours! Yes it is expensive, but I truly believe that exceptional meals are worth it. The staff are multi lingual, the hotel and restaurant are incredible, I was a bit worried about the sommelier having had bad experiences in the past, but he was wonderful, we asked about his sommelier badge and he explained it all. I will definitely be back for the next special occasion! …
Lovely hotel near a lovely town. Food was great as was the service. Not cheap but price fair considering quality and service. We will probably return. Breakfast choice was a bit limited considering this is a Michelin starred hotel. Overall great, however.