Need to know
11, including two suites.
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.
Double rooms from $184.85 (€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.
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.
Grab a travel book from the library or get acquainted with fellow guests over a leisurely game of chess in the lounge.
The hotel is closed from 20 December 2018 to 5 January 2019, 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.
The hotel's outdoor pool is slated to open in May 2019. It'll be seasonal and weather dependent.
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.
Leave your umbrella at home: you can borrow one from the hotel for Normandy’s unpredictable weather.
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.
Pets can stay for free in the ground-floor Classic Room. See more pet-friendly hotels in Normandy.
Welcome. Extra beds can be added to suites and babysitting can be arranged for €10 an hour.
Located just above the restaurant, the Suites have space for an extra bed, and can be connected to a Classic Room for large broods.
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.
Borrow floats from the hotel for a summer splash in the heated outdoor pool.
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.
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.
If you’re planning on exploring the countryside on two wheels, the hotel can lend you a bicycle seat for toddlers.
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.