Le Manoir du Lys
What We Love
- A charming French manor house in the Andaine Forest, with Michelin-starred diningDining on regional cuisine in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant
- The beautiful views of the orchard from your room
- Slipping into the outdoor or indoor pool, depending on the season
- The hotel’s tranquil location in the heart of the Andaine Forest
What To Know
- Don't miss a standout meal at the Michelin-starred restaurant
- Mont Saint Michel is a popular afternoon trip as it's only one hour away
- Each room is decorated individually, and some have rather strange style
- Free WiFi
A four-star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Andaine Forest, Le Manoir du Lys is surrounded by a beautiful natural habitat made up of leafy parkland and French orchards. A member of the Relais du Silence group, the hotel makes for an idyllic destination in the Bagnoles de L’Orne region of Normandy, amid gorgeous natural scenery. Emulating the feel of an authentic hunters’ lodge, it sits on three hectares of private land, completely immersed in the surrounding forest.
The hotel retains many of its period features among the bright color scheme throughout. Each room is individually decorated and features a view of the adjoining orchard. Cool yourself after a game of tennis in the nearby outdoor pool (open June to September), and enjoy leisurely laps in the indoor pool throughout the year. The hotel’s restaurant was awarded a Michelin star for its regional cuisine inspired by local flavors. It goes without saying that Le Manoir du Lys boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Having stayed here over the course of one year for overseas work commitments, it was great to return. Restaurant closed on Monday, but we were booked into a sister hotel/restaurant (Gayot) 5 mins drive into the village.
Rooms are fabulous (a/c was unworkable for me), location is remote and peaceful.
Dinner is fussy, so not good for picky eaters, but the quality is high, as is the wine list). Breakfast is very good.
WiFi needs improving.
We stayed for 2 nights having arrived on a Monday to be told the Restaurant was closed, "really" was very surprised at this, we were told that we could walk to the town which was approx 20 mins so we set off as per the instructions given and wasted an hour having been given the wrong directions by the person who got her " left and right" wrong. We were told taxis were not available as to close to the town, but not good walking in the rain. I think there is some room for improvement here.
1 Have some printed information for your guests to find the walk
2. Offer a means of transport if you cant open your own Resaurant
3 At least open the Bar - we asked for drinks and was told No
We stayed in the lodge rooms, which were nice, except there was no WiFi, it kept dropping out all the time, so very annoying. Breakfast was good, we ate dinner in the Restaurant on one night which was very expensive for what it was, lacked atmosphere. Hotel at the edge of the Forest in a nice location
Spent a few nights in the hotel and everything was perfect from the pre-arrival emails from Laure through to the excellent meal cooked by Franck. This hotel is in an idyllic location and relaxation is clearly at the top of the list. The hotel is in beautiful and is set within fantastic gardens. Having breakfast on the terrace in the sun is a superb start to the day.
Thoroughly recommend this as a must visit, and hope to return very soon.
All there for exquisite stay!
The room we stayed in was decorated with modern furniture and lighting. Large balcony above the front garden facing the forest.
Breakfast was extremely complete with home made cakes, jams, local dairy products.
Try the chef own recipe of Gayot cake !!
The diner at hotel restaurant was an explosion of various tastes in an classy and exquisite atmosphere. The Michelin star chef is a keen mushroom specialist and he knows how to get the most of them !
The starter with andouille cooked with emulsion of Camembert is a must !
Asparagus with oyster is also magnificent.
Wines and bio beers were wonderful. And if you don’t have enough try a 1964 calvados!!
A highly recommended place for people who want a real treat of food drinks and quietness!!
On arrival we were disappointed with the room they showed us, my wife said so and they showed us another. Much better.
The staff were great, the food lovely. Some of the décor comes under the heading of 'strange choice', but a very relaxing weekend. We went for a lovely walk through the Oak woodland to the local town. We slept so soundly!
Couldn't get the internet all weekend, which contributed to the relaxation.