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HOTEL DES ORMES
BARNEVILLE-CARTERET

HOTEL DES ORMES, BARNEVILLE-CARTERET
HOTEL DES ORMES, BARNEVILLE-CARTERET
HOTEL DES ORMES, BARNEVILLE-CARTERET
HOTEL DES ORMES, BARNEVILLE-CARTERET

The Hotel des Ormes is a cottage conversion at heart so space (apart from in the three most recently created rooms) is at a premium. Hence, how shall we say, a somewhat cramped ambience is not conducive to children who accidentally 'rearrange' the designer trinkets on the dresser while you pay the bill in reception.

That apart, soft gentle colours predominate downstairs and bedroom décor is equally successful, equally restful. The squeaky-clean bathrooms are a joy. If you opt to dine here, rather than at the Michelin-starred Marine up the road, the candle-lit Rivage restaurant will provide a romantic setting for sophisticated, yet reasonably-priced cuisine.

Despite the fact that the owners are a Brazilian-Portuguese couple, les Ormes epitomises the very latest trends in French hospitality. Très chic, très cool. To start with a blank canvas, as they did in 2004, and create this haven of calm and contentment takes guts, money and impeccable taste. Plaudits continue unabated.



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