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“Super! A memorable and unique stay”
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Chateau de Goville
England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Super! A memorable and unique stay”
Reviewed October 28, 2007

Having read some of the other reviews, we were a little hesitant, but when we got there the experience was simply stunning - a fabulous place, superb grounds. As the hotel was extremely quiet, we were given an upgrade on arrival - and stayed in a fabulous room at a truly astonishing price. The staff were charming, the bed gave a fantatic night's sleep and there was oodles of hot water for baths/showers etc. The decor and collections are quirky but genuine and feel 'right' in this location - however, if I'd had small children with me , I wouldn't have known a moments piece!! It is not a perfect, pristine, faultless place - there are patches and marks here and there - but if you want that kind of thing go to a motel chain, and enjoy the perfectly plastered beige walls. This is a 200 year old chateau in France, with the grounds, decor, quirkiness and space you'd hope for. At the price I paid, I felt like I'd been given a present.

  • Liked — Frenchness
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2006

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. The service/staff is very personal and so willing to please. Keep in mind it is old, over 200yrs old; which made it even more adventerous for us. We had the jr. suite, no complaints. Very clean. Maybe replace the bedspread? The breakfast was brought to our room at the time we requested...... very fresh! very good!
Good english spoken for those who need it, we are from the U.S. and we were relieved to hear this.... we were prepared otherwise.

I highly recommend this establishment. It is clean and well kept. It is a small distance from the Bayeux area. ...perfect location.

They should post a sign to give you an idea you are approaching the property.
All in all....thumbs up to the Chateau De Goville, I will be returning. ;)

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  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, KY
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2006

This is the 5th time we stayed at Chateau de Goville , though it has been about 5 years since the last time( as they have been full). It did not disappoint. The owners are great. The place has been in his family for years and he has many family collections out. The decor is truly French and the grounds are as beautiful as the rooms.Many famous people have stayed here but we have been treated as good as any of them each visit. We first went when our child was 4 and loved the owners dogs. Now only one dog is still there, and our child went to Spain with friends, but that was the only thing that was missing.
The breakfast in the rooms is as good as it was 10 years ago. The owners speak a little English but are always helpful .I was a little taken back by another reviewer and almost didn't call for a room but once again I am so glad we did. A Fantastic place to stay.When we travel from the US to visit Normandy we will always stay here if possible.
Viva Chateau de Goville.

  • Stayed June 2006
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5 Thank kookaburrafhusa
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Reviewed January 27, 2006

We stayed at the Chateau de Goville in Dec 2005. During our stay we had heavy snowfall, which although bad news for drivers made our whole experience even more magical. Its true that this place certainly isn't your standard hotel, but we found the beds excellent, and unlike other reviews found the linen and upholstery throughout the house to be of very high quality. The house appeared to be very clean, but there are so many collections throughout that some people may find it a bit cluttered or busy. We found it enchanting, and the owner took us on a tour of the house making it even more interesting. Much of the furniture and collections have always been part of the house which has been in his family over 200yrs. They dont appear to do much restauration, there were only a few tables and these are for the hotel guests only. We found the food nice, nothing too fancy but nice and reasonably priced, we did have the alternative of going the 10 Kilometers to Bayeux, but we preferred to stay infront of the log fire! On all a charming experience, more recommended if you are there to stay to apreciate the house as much as the local area. Its a unique hotel experience.

  • Stayed December 2005
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San Diego, California
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143 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2005

We stayed four nights at Chateau Goville, 8km southwest of Bayeaux, with some trepidation after reading earlier maginal or poor reviews. Instead we were pleasantly surprised. None of the shabbiness noted earlier was there; carpets were nice, the place was very clean and the location very central for western Normandy. The morning meal, served in our room, was great. The grounds are pretty and well maintained, and the inside has more "stuff" than I've ever seen in a hotel, from British royal cup collections to teapots, all properly displayed. There is a tad of that French reserve among the gay couple that owns and operates the place, and they could be a bit more free with the heat, but all-in-all it was a delightful stay.

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Washington
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2004

The best thing I can say about this place was the food was OK (not great but eatable). When we drove up, we noticed that the Chateau was very ill kept and in need of repairs. Upon entering the reception area the manager or owner started a heated disagreement with Katherine (our French guide) which made us feel unwelcome. They put us on the top floor (offered no help with our baggage) in three rooms that were very much in need of repairs. The stairs leading to the rooms were missing chunks of the stair and unsafe, the electrical wiring was glued to the ceiling and exposed, the bathroom wallpaper was falling off and had major water damage, the tap was broken in the bath, the linen was faded and needed replacing, the door to the bathroom was broken and would not even close all the way and there were stains on the upholstery. When I complained about our rooms the manager was rude and said he couldn't help the water damage (true - but why should I have to pay the full price for a room they should never have rented under these conditions).
Do not waste your vacation on this place.

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London
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2004

Be very careful of this Hotel!

I booked three double rooms for two nights initially by telephone and then confirmed the reservation by e-mail. Firstly the rates are higher than anything shown in any of the guides but I accepted this.

The stay was to follow the weekend at the Le Mans 24 hour. Knowing the situation at many French hotels I asked if the restaurant would be open on Monday as is shown in the guides. "Yes, no problem" was the reply. I booked a table for 6 for 8pm each night and confirmed it by e-mail. We arrived, booked in and when we went down for dinner they simply informed us that they had no cook and we would have to eat elsewhere. This meant a drive of 10 miles to Bayeaux or 2 cabs at 40 Euro each way.

I can put up with the poor state of repair of the rooms but the service is dire. If you book, then expect to be dissappointed.

  • Stayed June 2004
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Property: Chateau de Goville
Address: Lieu Dit la Coliberderie | D5 entre Bayeux et le Molay Littry, 14330 Le Breuil-en-Bessin, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Le Breuil-en-Bessin
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Le Breuil-en-Bessin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau de Goville 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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