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Reviewed October 21, 2017

There are an awful lot of good things to say about the Chateau du Baffy. The location is delightful, the staff are welcoming and the food is ludicrously good for a place catering for school parties. We went with a party of 40 schoolgirls and the staff were helpful and tolerant of the noise throughout. The evening meal is a sit down affair, with the pupils waited on at table. Not the usual queue at a canteen which one might expect.

Down sides? Some of the rooms are a little cramped, and the showers on the second floor don't work well. With more than a couple in use on the first floor the ones on the second floor simply stop. There doesn't seem to be enough water pressure. I'm told that some of the ones on the first floor were good, but there was a lot of competition amongst the girls to try to find times when they could shower.

The Wifi is Iffy. Only works at all in one room, and then not well. When it's working at all, it can take two or three loads of a web page to get all the images, and often the router needs to be restarted. Obviously set up by someone keen on security but lacking the competence to do it properly, and not understanding that there's more to the internet than just the web. IMAP ports are blocked, meaning there's no access to e-mail other than via webmail. The router advertises itself and then the two Google DNS servers for DNS, but then frequently fails to respond to DNS requests. If you're of a technical bent, you can get better results by deleting the first entry and using just Google's DNS servers for your browsing. It's annoying when you find something set up so badly and you can't get in and fix it. For the most part, if you have a 4G phone you'll get better results using that rather than the chateau's Wifi. Phone reception is good.

If you're thinking of going as an independent traveller, be aware that you'll be sleeping in what is effectively a school dormitory. Set your expectations appropriately though and it's still very nice. For a school trip, it is excellent.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor are larger (higher ceilings) and have better water supply.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Thank John W
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Just stayed at the Chateau du Baffy with 32 9-10 year old children. Hotel rooms were comfortable and the food was delicious. It is situated in a great location - near to many fantastic places to visit. We were looked after really well and nothing was too much trouble for the welcoming and friendly staff. Would love to come back next year.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Thank JM33333
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

The Chateau du Baffy is an excellent location for school trips. We stayed there for a week, and have done so for nearly 15 years. It's a perfect launch pad for all the excellent places to visit in the area. The Chateau is comfortable, the staff are delightful and the food is wonderful!

Room Tip: The rooms in the main Chateau are best.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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2  Thank Simon M
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

My family and I stayed here for 2 nights in 4 different rooms, all of which were lovely and suited our age range of 2 - 70. We had a wonderful breakfast each morning, and a great three course evening meal, which were very good value for money. They also catered really well to vegetarians if requested. The staff were always friendly, attentive and helpful! And it's situated in a location not far from great historic sites and beaches.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Grace T
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Visited the historical sites around Normandy and the D-Day landing for the weekend. Had an excellent stay at the Chateau. The room was spacious and clean and very quiet. Enjoyed dinner at the Chateau two nights and had an outstanding meal each night. The grounds are pleasant and good for a walk or drink sitting outside at the end of the day. Would definitely book again when we travel to the area. Great service by all of the staff there. They tended promptly to all our needs.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank 593ericjs
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