I am very sorry to be writing a poor review and maybe our high expectations let this establishment down but I don't think so.
I had booked this chateau as a highlight on a week long driving trip around Normandy with our other accommodation venues being B&Bs. We had hoped this would be the highlight. Could not have been so wrong, the B&Bs at half the price left this establishment for dead for quality and service.
Initial reaction is a pleasant location and nice room looking out over the stream and gardens. However, the room despite a huge bath only had a hand held shower over the bath, filthy stained carpets, pathetic hair dryer and paint work running down the windows. For the price not really acceptable.
Thinking the chateau was out of town when we arrived, we booked for dinner at the chateau. Wrong - the chateau is only a short 15 minute walk into town. Dinner was terrible - the worst in a whole month of travelling - the wine service was something that makes Basil Fawlty look like an expert. Wine (expensive) was delivered to our table, uncorked, no tasting - fine for a cheap eats but at a restaurant in a chateau the wine should have been uncorked at the table and the opportunity to taste before serving provided. Then the food was served - dried out roast chicken which made KFC look good!
The service on checking out was at best disinterested (the dead goldfish in the fishbowl probably a reflection of their attention to detail) so we settled up and got out of there, glad it was only one night and would not return or recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here the life of the château can be experienced every day: wood panelling, fireplaces, mouldings. We have preserved the 18th century spirit which is carried through into our park with its 200-year-old trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Bellefontaine Bayeux
- Chateau De Bellefontaine Hotel