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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This restaurant is nothing short of amazing. It combines elegance, ambiance, a welcoming staff and unique food produced by a two Michelin star chef. Alice, the chef's beautiful wife, treated us like family, even staying late to help us avert a rental car disaster. The food cannot be described without superlatives, but the quality was beyond anything we ate in... More 

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alice L, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de la Mere Hamard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your adorable message. It was a pleasure to receive you. Thank you again for your kindness. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Arrived after catching morning ferry to Ouistreham. Room was very clean, with air conditioning, and decorated in a traditional style. The highlight was the dinner, which was excellent. Breakfast was good continental.

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alice L, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de la Mere Hamard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your message. We attach actually a particular care to the cleanliness and one our restaurant. Looking forward to receiving you again I wish you a pleasant day. More 

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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I booked this hotel for an overnight stop on our return from the Auvergne, mainly due to the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Unfortunately our experience did not match those reviews. Initially all seemed to be well, apart from the fact that we were just handed our key and not shown to our room! We were in the restaurant building and... More 

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alice L, Propriétaire at Hostellerie de la Mere Hamard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, If you felt our place as conceited it is not at all what we wish, quite the opposite, we are a young hotel in the French campaign, wish to respect the codes of user-friendliness, as many of the other customers feel him moreover. I apologize that our place displeased you More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We chose this Logis due to it's distance from Ouistereham/ Brittany Ferries and our ultimate holiday point in a villa within walking distance of Cenac et Saint Julienne. It fully met both of our expectations: clean,comfortable, friendly and helpful but most of all the excellent cuisine. We stayed 2 nights 28 and 29th July leaving on Saturday morning early The... More 

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Puddletown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Very impressed on the whole. Brilliant food, brilliant service. Would definitely recommend to others and quite happily return to sample the other foods they have to offer. Particularly impressed with the staffs attentiveness especially where we did not speak fluent French!! :)

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

As a stop off traveling South this location fitted the bill very well. Semblancay is a small village not far off the Autoroute. The restaurant is very good and the well equipped rooms are located in a separate house converted for the purpose opposite. All together a very comfortable pleasant overnight stop.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We have stayed here many times en route South and back. We were initially a little concerned as the hotel now has new owners. We need not have worried. We stayed on our away down and again two weeks later on our way home. The quality of the food is if anything better than the previous chef. On the return... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Secure but small car park opposite the hotel. Medium size room, very clean but a bit outdated. Good wifi. Our room was not in the hotel itself but in a house near the hotel. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back. The strongest attraction for this hotel is the restaurant.Our meal was delicious and... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

I reviewed this hotel when it was under different ownership. We have stayed here several times en route to Spain, chiefly because of the quiet location and fabulous restaurant. When we booked for the latest trip, we did not know the hotel had changed hands until we arrived. After taking a quick look at recent, less favourable reviews on Trip... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Please note that this review is for the restaurant only. This restaurant has recently changed owner and the recent reviews have been mixed. However we had decided to make our own minds up and we went for lunch. The experience was mixed. One of us had the fixed-priced menu and the other a la carte. First the good things: the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A few minutes outside Tours, in the Heart of the chateaux of the Loire, La Mère Hamard has made its mark on the village of Semblançay. This house has been here for over a century and has a fascinating history. It is in this place that we suggest you crossing a few hours in our company. We could speak to you for a long time in writing about our passion for all which titillates papillae. But we shall not make him: nothing replaces the experience of the plate and that of the glass, which we hope for it will be for your taste. All our products are home-made from fresh products, selected strictly. We attach a particular choice to the origin of products, which we prefer of season and picking. Best Regards, Alice et Olivier Loize. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostellerie de la Mere Hamard

Address: 2 Rue du Petit Bercy, 37360 Semblancay, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Indre-et-Loire > Semblancay
Price Range: $138 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostellerie de la Mere Hamard 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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