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Manoir de la Riviere
Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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“Absolutely the Best!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

If you enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of a country estate, with easy access to the Normandy beaches and Saint Michel, this is the place to visit.
The rooms are well kept and comfortable, and you have access to fireplaced lounges,
outdoor terraces, indoor swimming pool, and much more.
The owners run a cooking school, and for a very modest fee, will create a one-of-a-kind gourmet feast for you. Their offerings were far better than any of the surrounding restaurants, and after our first meal, we never wanted anything else.

We arrived this time needing a place to stay in Normandy, while we visited the sites. We intend to make Manor de la Rivière the destination next time. A graceful place to relax and enjoy fantastic culinary delights.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Quiet place with a beautiful location. Large rooms and bathroom. The owners are very friendly and hospitable – felt like visiting friends. We were even allowed to use the kitchen for a Sunday evening meal. Nice breakfast. We enjoyed our two nights stay. Recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Five star hospitality but with an individual distinct style. Only a few rooms in a large manor house and with excellent attention to detail. Cup of fine darjeeling and homemade shortbread on arrival. Dinner was delicious - fine dining but honest style. Excellent produce with no foam in sight! Breakfast outstanding. Iain can certainly cook. Rooms all individual and beautifully done. Highly recommended. The swimming pool was bijou but got to say my children adored it.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

The owners, Iain and Maureen, are wonderful hosts and make you feel at home. Lovely setting. Our 6 year old son truly enjoyed playing on the property, especially the along the small river that runs behind the property. Convenient location for visiting the Normandy area. Breakfast was amazing. HIGHLY recommend at least one dinner by Iain...it's a must. His dinner was our best meal during the entire trip!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Imperial, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

My wife and I spent three fantastic nights a Manoir de la Riviere. Highly recommended. The morning and evening chats made us feel like guests in with long lost friends or relatives. Make sure to allocate at least one night for a fantastic dinner.

The location is convenient for seeing the major sights and there is a small village ~5mins by car for all of the essentials you will nee.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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East Hampton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

After three days in Paris, we began our side trip to Normandy and Brittany by renting a car and driving to the Manoir which would be our first stop. After a somewhat nerve-racking experience in trying to navigate our way out of Paris, we finally managed to arrive at the Manoir just in time for dinner. Despite the relatively late hour, our hosts, Ian and Maureen, made us feel comfortable and at-home right away, letting us settle in over a wonderful meal. Each morning we woke up to one of the most beautiful and peaceful settings imaginable, not to mention incredible breakfasts. This was definitely the best stay of our trip and we look forward to planning another sometime in the near future.

Room Tip: Our room was in the rear, overlooking a beautiful garden and patio, with incredible sunrises.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2012

My husband and I stayed 3 nights while exploring the area and found everything absolutely wonderful. The food was superb...you MUST have the dinner at least one evening...and the rooms tasteful, comfortable and quiet. Ian is a wonderful host and we very much enjoyed his company.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Manoir de la Riviere
Address: Lieu Dit la Riviere | Saint Louet Sur Seulles, Villers-Bocage Normandy, 14310 Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 37 acres of formal gardens and woodland the Manoir is a tranquil and relaxing setting to get away from it all yet only 25minutes from the centre of Caen. The House has welcoming log fires in the winter a heated indoor pool and sauna and a very nice dining room.There is a warm and friendly atmosphere with both French and English spoken. ... more   less 
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