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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had booked Cerza for a surprised birthday for my husband and we stayed there two nights in a Zoobservatoire. We loved it. The place is magical. We were right in front of the monkeys and had great views of their activities. The park itself is so lovely. You don't even feel like you re in a zoo as it...

Thank GS1200Lady
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed in a Zoobertory for two nights. Novel. Very, very small especially for six foot two husband. It's basically a garden shed with high sloping roof. The mezzanine bedroom is relatively comfortable - the double futon downstairs was pretty cramped for two of us. The children loved it. A unique family experience and I am glad we did it....

Thank Sambuy
Pudsey, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I stayed here in July 2016, my second visit, and stayed in one of the improved superior lodges. The additional large ensuite bedroom was impressive with plenty of storage space and now, a wardrobe. The verandah had increased in size too with room for a larger table and chairs to enjoy the wonderful view of rhino, monkey island, deer, wallaby,...

Thank Joy G
North Yorkshire
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Visited the zoo in about 2003 and loved it so jumped at the chance to stay on the site. Stayed in a Zooobservatory overlooking the monkey enclosure and rhino's. The accommodation was spotless and equipt with everything we needed especially as we ate in the restaurant. The steps up to the mezazine level bedroom were steep and narrow (I'm a...

Thank YorkshireLass80
London, UK
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The basic Zoobservatories sleep up to 4 but have an amazing view. The accommodation is basic with a small sofa bed, kitchen eye Inc fridge and microwave as well as the shower room downstairs and a double bed upstairs but you have your own private veranda over the park which is amazing. There's not a lot of space but if...

Thank jonnibgood
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Comfortable and spacious accommodation with fantastic view over a pond of pelicans and storks plus wallabies and deer roaming freely near the lodge. Found everything clean with bed linen and towels smelling lovely and fresh. Cooking facilities a bit limited but hot when we visited so happy with salad type meals and there is a good size fridge to keep...

3Thank YorkshireDilly
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed for 3 nights on the way back up to Calais - I'm so glad we did. The lodge area is wonderful - peaceful, scenic and with Wallabies, little deer and (I think) Storks wandering freely around the lodge area and playground, we all loved it. The accommodation in a lodge is fairly basic but has everything you need...

2Thank Kevlar072
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed in a Cerza safari lodge for the first time (2 adults and 2 children, 8 and 4 years) and were not disappointed. It's a fantastic experience for all ages if you're interested in animals, but particularly lovely for children. Wallabies and deer roam freely around the grounds where the lodges are set and the children thought it was...

4Thank Baz1901
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stayed for two nights in a newer Zoobservatoire. The kids (5 and 8) loved the place, out chasing wallabies each night, feeding the goats, repeated train rides, watching the monkeys/rhinos from the terrace. The price is a little steep, especially when you have to pay extra to enter, but the single entry covers your whole stay whether it is...

1Thank JPH63
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Great time staying in Zoo Observatory, overlooking monkey island - an 'Out of Africa' feeling. In the Zoological Parc highly recommend VIP viewing and ' what the animals eat' education session, adored by the kids and adults! Environment lovely and relaxing and all animals well kept. A child's dream holiday stop. Couple of improvements re lodge would be an adult...

Thank nikiofpoy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in a Zoological park close to nature and all the wildlife. The Cerza Zoological Park proposes a variety of accomodation for those who wish to relax, away from city noise, hustle and bustle. The close proximity with the fauna and flora creates a sense of wellbeing and a new-found serenity. The domain with its limited capacity, increases the feeling of being "alone in the world" with nature being the only companion.According to budget and choice of adventure : 26 equipped lodges (4-6 people), 6 zoobservatorys (2-4 people) and during the summer months 6 Normandy Yurt(2-5 people) are available for rental. ... more   less 

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Address: Pas de rue | Manoir du Saint Laurent, 14100 Hermival-les-Vaux, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Hermival-les-Vaux
Number of rooms: 38
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“Askf or Zoobservatoire No 101, 102 or 103 to be right in front of the monkeys”
GS1200Lady, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you value comfort and space go for a lodge. For something unique and an adventure try a zoobertory.”
Sambuy, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best views - either looking over to monkey island and rhino or views of the pond area”
joyg837, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The zoobservatoires are at the front and offer the best views to the rhinos and monkeys below. The yurts are towards the back. The lodges are larger and a little older.”
JPH63, 19 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Keep the Velux window closed when using the bathroom!”
brick_driver, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
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