Normandy, France

Manoir de Surville

Rates per night from$186.05

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR163.64), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Norman conqueror

Setting

Happy Eure

Boutique hotel Manoir de Surville bears testament to Normandy’s Celtic and English influences with its distinctive roof and eye-catching half-timbering. Inside, this 16th-century country hideaway has been freshened up with clean lines, contemporary furniture and a host of thoroughly modern comforts. Savour sultry soaks in in-room tubs, sample the kitchen’s locally sourced cuisine and cosy up by the roaring fire.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A welcome glass of local pink cider, one free breakfast each during your stay, and 15 per cent off one, one-hour spa treatment

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

11, including two suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability. Reception is open from 8am to 9pm; call ahead if you’re planning on arriving outside of opening hours.

Rates

Double rooms from $186.05 (€164), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates exclude the Continental breakfast of fresh juices, granola, bread, croissants, home-made jams, local honey and fresh fruit salad (€17 each for adults, €8 for children), but include access to the steam room and sauna as well as free tea and coffee.

Also

Grab a travel book from the library or get acquainted with fellow guests over a leisurely game of chess in the lounge.

Hotel closed

The hotel is closed from 22 December 2017 to 5 January 2018, as well as for two weeks at the end of October.

At the hotel

Spa, fitness classes, bikes to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TVs, iPod dock, bathrobes and slippers, free bottled water, Hermès bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Pared-down and individually decorated, each of the 11 rooms makes the most of the manor’s quirky layout. Right under the eaves, Cocoon rooms make up for their smaller size with an in-room bath tub for indulgent soaks. Photographs of riding boots and a splash of tartan give the Blue Suite contemporary country flair; its three dormer windows look out over the manor and let in plenty of light.

Spa

The manor’s bijou spa has a steam room, sauna and two cabins for treatments inspired by round-the-world traditions. A North African black soap scrub leaves skin baby-soft and moisturised; for a relaxing massage, choose between soothing Balinese strokes or a knot-untangling Polynesian ritual. Don’t miss the spa’s signature therapy, a holistic mind-and-body treatment using traditional Tibetan bowls.

Packing tips

Leave your umbrella at home: you can borrow one from the hotel for Normandy’s unpredictable weather.

Also

The hotel’s public spaces are all accessible to disabled guests. The Classic Room on the ground floor has a bathroom adapted for wheelchair users.

Pet‐friendly

Pets can stay for free in the ground-floor Classic Room. See more pet-friendly hotels in Normandy.

Children

Welcome. Extra beds can be added to suites and babysitting can be arranged for €10 an hour.

Best for

Under-5s.

Recommended rooms

Located just above the restaurant, the Suites have space for an extra bed, and can be connected to a Classic Room for large broods.

Activities

Little Smiths can happily roam around the manor’s sprawling gardens, where they’ll find a giant game of Mikado. On a rainy day, borrow a board game from the library for an afternoon en famille around the crackling fire.

Swimming pool

Borrow floats from the hotel for a summer splash in the heated outdoor pool.

Meals

The restaurant has high chairs, colouring books and a kids’ menu, and staff will happily heat up baby milk. Borrow a baby monitor from the hotel for a romantic tête à tête.

Babysitting

The hotel can arrange local babysitters with a day’s notice (€10 an hour for a minimum of three hours).

No need to pack

Manoir de Surville has all the essentials: cots, changing mats, toys and books, as well as baby food to purchase.

Also

If you’re planning on exploring the countryside on two wheels, the hotel can lend you a bicycle seat for toddlers.

Eco‐friendly

Manoir de Surville considers its impact carefully by using green cleaning products and recycling rainwater. The produce in its kitchen is seasonal, organic and locally sourced; food waste is composted and heating comes from geothermal sources.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

In fine weather, grab a seat on the manor’s pretty patio for tantalising views of the garden’s apple trees.

Dress Code

Owners Camille and Hugues like to dress up for dinner, so err on the smart side with relaxed tailoring and luxurious knits.

Hotel restaurant

Savour the manor’s locally sourced, organic cuisine in the inviting dining room. Chef Jordan Fouchet’s daily changing menu makes the most of the region’s seasonal produce: cress soup and lemon-confit duck in the spring, for example, or pollock and parsnip cream in the winter. 

Hotel bar

Decked out with exposed timber beams, a circular mirror and an exposed-brick fireplace, the lounge invites guests to linger a while. Snuggle up on the sofas with a tipple: a glass of local apple brandy, perhaps, or an organic beer hand-picked by the owner from his Belgian home.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8.30am to 10am; dinner from 7.30pm to 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night only (except in July and August, when you can dine any night except Tuesday).

Location

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Address
Manoir de Surville
82 Rue Bernard Pétel
Surville
27400
France

Planes

A 90-minute drive away, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the nearest international hub. Half an hour closer, tiny Deauville Airport serves seasonal flights to London, Birmingham and Marrakech. Call our Smith24 Team and they’ll sort out your flights and transfers.

Trains

Services from Rouen, Le Havre and Paris Saint Lazare stop at Val de Reuil station, a 20-minute drive away.

Automobiles

Bring your own wheels to explore Normandy’s verdant rural landscapes and windswept seaside. There’s free parking on site.

Worth getting out of bed for

Crossed by the river Seine, this slice of Normandy is all about rural pursuits: ramble around the serene countryside, borrow a bike to explore gently sloping paths, or book a hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of the fertile valleys. Honfleur is a seaside gem worth a day trip; Deauville’s grand casino, horse races and boardwalk still have bags of Napoleonic charm. In Giverny, stroll around the gardens and lily ponds Monet painted so obsessively. Harcourt Castle’s arboretum is lesser known but equally lovely. There are plenty of Renaissance castles and mediaeval abbeys nearby, but if you’re in the mood for more active pursuits staff will happily point you in the direction of nearby golf courses, riding schools and kayaking hotspots. 

 

Local restaurants

Rustic La Chaumière is particularly pretty in the summer, when its covered terrace all but disappears behind seasonal bloom. Hearty country fare is on the menu here: expect tasty terrines, meat and fish grilled in the chimney and old-school desserts. Everything at L’Hostellerie d’Acquigny is prepared on site from fresh seasonal produce: St Michel mussels, local black pudding and foie gras from the farm down the road are rustled up in dishes as delicious as they are eye-catching. La Ferme de la Haute Crémonville is all countryside elegance in striking 11th-century surroundings: sample langoustine with girolles, tender veal and moreish French toast from a recipe perfected by the chef’s grandmother Henriette.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this country hotel in Normandy and unpacked their riding boots and calvados, a full account of their rural break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Manoir de Surville in Normandy…

Tucked away in a corner of the verdant Eure region, Manoir de Surville is the stuff of rural fantasies. Standing proud in delightful sprawling gardens, this intimate 16th-century manor has fairytale good looks. Behind the steeply-pitched roof and charming dormer windows are just 11 rooms and suites cleverly kitted out with enormous beds, in-room bath tubs and contemporary furniture. This boutique bolthole may be strategically positioned for Normandy’s attraction – castles, abbeys and historic gardens are all within easy reach – but there’s plenty here to tempt guests into indolence. Steam and scrub your way through an afternoon at the spa, sample the chef’s daily changing take on local cuisine and cosy up by the fire with a glass of restorative Calvados.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Manoir de Surville’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Owners are so friendly and helpful and the dinners are excellent!

Don’t expect

You will not be disappointed! Remember this is a beautiful restoration so pack light so your trip to your room is not exhausting.

Rating

Stayed on 14 Sep 2018

We loved

Camille and Hughes were so welcoming. The hotel is lovely and the rooms are a little bit of luxury and incredibly comfortable. We stayed for two nights and both nights we ate in the restaurant for the fixed menu that changes daily and both nights it was delicious. We didn't explore the immediate vicinity much, as instead we hopped in the car and went to the local towns, but the area itself is very beautiful.

Don’t expect

Parties!

Rating

Stayed on 11 Sep 2018

We loved

We loved everything: the way we were greeted on arrival, the wonderful room, the honesty bar in a comfortable living room, the hosts and staff, the great food and the destination chargers for our electric car.

Don’t expect

Nightlife (but that was just fine with us).

Rating

Stayed on 22 Aug 2018

We loved

Manoir de Surville has been designed with impeccable taste and Camille and Hugues are extremely welcoming and attentive hosts. Our classic room was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room so dark and quiet that we slept soundly and well. The hotel is also well located for garden visits with Champ de Bataille; Jardin la Plume; Chateau de Bouttemont and Le Jardin de Bois Guilbert all within easy reach. The meals in the restaurant were outstanding, although food is not served every evening.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Aug 2018

We loved

How welcome the owners Camille and Huges made us and our three young daughters feel. We felt they were welcoming us into their own home, nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms were beautifully appointed and comfortable. Versailles is just over an hour's drive south. A perfect day out. Honfleur is an hour's drive north. A beautiful harbour town with lots of fabulous restaurants.

Don’t expect

No nightlife nearby, but that suited us fine. 

Rating

Stayed on 14 Feb 2018

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