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Hotel Le Manoir de la Poterie & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cricqueboeuf
London
2 reviews
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“What a lovely hotel!”
Reviewed 15 April 2008

Having travelled briefly to Deauville last year we wanted to stay nearby for a few days this time. I was told that Honfleur was nice and came across this hotel using a popular search engine. In advance we booked the Louis XV suite for the 4 of us. Got a decent deal directly with the hotel - Carole very helpful indeed.

After a 2h 30min drive from the tunnel we arrived. The two buildings arent actually old and are new but made to look a little old. The main hotel building, with reception, lounge, restaurant, rooms and the other building with the spa / pool and more rooms. Distance between each building was about a 20 second walk! We arrived to be greeting by Annabel who was very helpful indeed, explaining everything about the hotel. The only confusion was all the information about keys, security, daily code for the door, spa keys etc. I defy anyone to understand all this first off! It wasnt a problem though as we soon learned. There was no porter to take our bags but i'm a strong lad to parked the car near to the spa building as that was where our room was - and what a result.

Room was brilliant with an almost sea view and Le Havre lurking in the background - who cares when a room is this nice? Main double bed was massive - king i think. Very very confortable. We also received a complimentary bottle of the local cidar and some delicious French cakes - thank you!

The toilet was seperate and dull as is usual for France, but this was as minor point.

The children (age 4 and 6) had their own room - and both rooms had a flat screen with dvd player. You could borrow DVDs for free, and we brought a load of our own. The players also had a USB socket so if you had a USB memory key with downloaded movies on then these could be played too - ticking all my gadget boxes! Carol lent us Ratatouille and helped with lots of things - she was most helpful.

Bathroom could have managed a bigger bath as room was big enough but there were LOADS of toiletries, and 4 robes! Tons of towels too.

When we wanted to use the spa we had to go back across to the other buulding, get keys for the lockers and come back again. Told you it was silly. Anyway, this wasnt an issue. The spa was very very new and the lockers contained more free robes and towels. As our room was just above the pool not only were our nights very quiet, it took about 10 seconds to get to the pool area from the room so we could just pp downstairs in our robes - and change into more robes if we so desired. Treatments can be booked in advance, as can the Turkish bath and sauna, but we didnt bother. The kids played in the pool for HOURS with the wife and I relaxing on the poolside beds. It's hot in there so make sure you're not fully clothed!

The breakfast was nice and with lots of choice. It wasnt anything amazing but satisfactory if you chose to have it in the hotel. There is no room service either. For your evening meal you have to book the restaurant before you arrive or else you will not get in! We didnt get a chance to eat there but we heard very good things about the food there.

All in all we had such a good time there and would recommend for all. You obviously need a car and Honfleur is BEAUTIFUL but dont go to Ginos Pizzeria - ever. All the other places we tried were really good. People so friendly and made a fuss of the children.

We will be back.

  • Liked — The bed and the spa
  • Disliked — The key system
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2006

The Manoir is well situated between Honfleur and Deauville and is certainly beautifully furnished throughout, unfortunately this hotel has one significant problem - its restaurant is too small to accommodate all its guests!
Somewhat tired and looking forward to an evening of gastronomic delights, promised on the hotel's website, we were greeted with the news that the hotel's restaurant was fully booked. They would not even provide room service to 2 desperate travellers who had just experienced a 14 hour stormy crossing of the Channel. My wife's request for a simple snack in our room was even denied. Clearly, anyone determined to book this hotel will have to book a table well in advance. Sadly, my experience will mean that I shall not be booking a room here again. Although I cannot fault the comfortable surroundings, and the quite outstanding barman who could not have been more attentive, in my opinion a good hotel should also make an extra effort to accommodate its guests, whatever its star rating. Heavy on the frills but lacking in soul and substance!

  • Liked — Classic style , cleanliness and comfort.
  • Tips/Secrets — Book a table atb the restaurant long before you arrive.
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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This is a large modern villa, with a limited number of rooms. Very quiet location, 10 minutes from Deauville. Room (we had a "prestige seaview") ok and very well kept. Good food, though a bit overpriced. For wine lovers : winelist with 240 entries, some very rare items at bargain price; also good selection of liquors, cigars and coffees. Service is very kind, but not really professional. They promise to open very soon an indoor swimming pool.

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Reviewed 13 June 2005

On the road between Deauville and Le Havre.
Great position for those travelling the area.
Its not too busy and the Manoir is set back off the road in its own grounds- these are still in their infancy, many more years before they mature.

We thought it was going to be a traditional old manoir- it wasn't- it was a very new manoir trying to be old manoir.

Now don't get the wrong idea, it was very good indeed.
Very high quality but just not authentic "old", you could imagine it at Disney.

The staff were excellent.
Professional, enthusiastic and interested- especially the restaurant staff.

On the matter of food they were historic- the chef has a great future in front of him but sadly only 20 people can enjoy it as thats the max covers.

Sadly although they advertise its opening in 2005 the leisure centre is still WAY OFF completion, I suspect it will be 2006 before it opens...so don't expect a swim,sauna,hamman or jacuzzi!

The rooms are huge, and well maintained, good quaity fixtures and fittings.
Great emperor sized beds.
Mini bar,CD player(they will let you have CDs)sat TV etc.
Bathrooms a tidge too small.
Lift to all floors.
Good views front ,side and rear although Le Havre is not pretty to look at.

Overall a great place to stay for a few nights and good value given its quality.
The restaurant- if they can keep the chef- should be expanded and "stand alone", the place should be made a restaurant with rooms!

Ideal for couples- children?-maybe not!

  • Stayed June 2000
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Additional Information about Hotel Le Manoir de la Poterie & Spa

Property: Hotel Le Manoir de la Poterie & Spa
Address: Chemin Paul Ruel, 14113 Cricqueboeuf, Honfleur, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur > Cricqueboeuf
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cricqueboeuf
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,502 - ₹ 17,895
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Manoir de la Poterie & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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