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Le Relais De La Poste
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thury-Harcourt
Reviewed May 14, 2014

I night stay prior to Britany ferry to Portsmouth ( mid afternoon sailing time ) right on the main road through the village, the bedroom (6) was more like a suite with a separate dressing room with a desk, bathroom and separate loo, the actual bedroom on the small size though. Situated at the rear of the property road noise not a problem. Room was clean, bed comfy if slightly narrow, décor bland but with a few nice touches. The restaurant was the nicest part space around the tables was good, the cooking was competent although we were told what we were to have 'if that was ok' without choices (suited us anyway) wine prices not too hefty. We were on a half board basis, breakfast was French continental adequate. Drive to Ferry port 35 mins, own off road car park.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

A new owner for one day. Oh dear what a disaster. Superb decor and a very professional waitress but the new owner as a "Maitre de l'Hotel" was untrained, under dressed (wearing jeans and a "hoodie" to serve in a 3 star gastronomic restaurant) he appeared as nothing more than a pizza van man!

The food was cooked by the previous Chef's apprentice and he still has a great deal to learn about cooking. The sauces were very high in salt which ruined the enjoyment of the whole plate.

The starters all contained filo pastry and the desserts did too. The apprentice Chef lacked culinary skill and the price for such an experience was astronomic and very poor value for money 201.00 Euros for 5, one bottle of wine, water and no coffee.

Living locally I shall return to see if any improvements occur and my comments, directly to the owner were noted. This is supposed to be the premier Hotel in the area... We shall see!

Room Tip: Very small room for the price 200 Euros for 2 nights, bathroom clean and spacious.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed one night at the Relais de la Poste, in one of their largest rooms - more like a suite. Service was friendly, the room was quiet and clean. We had dinner downstairs and the food was very good. On the whole, a nice stop even if the price was on the high side.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We would endorse completely the view by "jotheringman5" entitled “Friendly, convenient and great food”. It summarises our experience in mid-August 2012 completely. The only difference was that for most of our stay we had room No 1 which has a bath and is therefore more spacious. We later had room No 8 which faces onto the garden which is smaller with less space to hang clothes. Although room 1 is another 20 euro or so more it is probably worth it. We would add that all the staff were charming and helpful and the the croaking frodg alarm in the reception area can become quite a subject for mirth in whatever language.

Room Tip: see the review which covers rooms 1 & 8
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed here en route for one night and really enjoyed it. The hotel is attractive, and the room we had (the little suite) was great - particularly as we were with our baby, as it meant he could sleep in the other room. Our room was very spacious and with nice views of the gardens. We were also with the rest of my family and while their rooms were fine, the standard room seemed quite cramped (particularly in comparison to ours!).

The service was very friendly and accommodating (e.g., getting us a kettle for making up bottles for the baby).

We were staying on Bastille Day (14th July) which meant there were fireworks (which were impressive) and partying until late into the night, in a field not far from the hotel. Clearly not the hotel's fault, nor unexpected, but still made for a very loud and restless night's sleep, particularly with a baby.

We also ate in the restaurant. Overall it was excellent, with top notch food. 2 criticisms. 1) We had booked half-board and were a little disappointed at how restrictive the menu we had included with that was, compared to the impressive sounding menus normally available (that said, it was all delicious); 2) the mark-ups on the wine were really outrageous. I know lots of restaurants do this, but it's always disappointing, and they were particularly extreme here.

So overall, definitely recommended, go for the bigger room if you can, and choose your wine carefully!

Room Tip: The Little Suite was very spacious with nice views.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We chose to stay in Thury Harcourt, using it as a base to visit Bayeux and the D-Day beaches. As we had a car, the location was pretty good for both. The hotel is quite small, but is a very attractive building towards the edge of town. There was ample parking. Our room was small, but quite comfortable. The lady who ran the hotel was charming and very helpful. She spoke excellent English. The highlight of our stay here was undoubtedly the quality of the food served in the hotel restaurant. Considering that the hotel is located in a small town in rural Normandy, the food was really elegant. Service was impeccable. All of the courses were great, but the cheeseboard was the star attraction. Meals were fairly expensive, but we thought they were well worth the costs. If I was reviewing the restaurant on its own it would deserve a certain 5 stars. Breakfast was good, but not exceptional.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We highly recommend this hotel. Easy to find because we'd looked it up on google street maps. Warm welcome, Very comfortable room with internet access, good bed and bathroom. We'd booked for dinner, good job as the restaurant was full. Food, service and ambiance all really excellent. Safe carpark within the property. We were on our way to the Loire but had wanted to linger in Normandy to go to visit Pegasus bridge on the way. For those interested in the second world war in this part of France this is well worth spending an hour, it's in Ouisterham and the sat nav found it for us from the ferry terminal.

Room Tip: we were facing a busy road but hotel far enough back so we were not disturbed.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7 rue de Caen, 14220 Thury-Harcourt, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Thury-Harcourt
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thury-Harcourt
Price Range: $75 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Relais De La Poste 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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