The closeness of Rouen. The calm of the countryside. An acclaimed restaurant. Welcome to Anibal Da Silva’s place.
“Here the emphasis is on hospitality, and the services that we offer.”
Anibal chose to go into the hotel business because of “the variety of the work”. Providing high-quality services is top of the list. High-quality rooms, which have recently been refurbished. A high-quality dining experience at La Berteliere, The Originals Relais’ restaurant, Le Jardin d’Hiver, which enjoys a wonderful reputation in many Normandy guides, and which is “a restaurant which is not only popular, but famous,” according to Anibal. Last but not least, high-quality hospitality provided to professionals, with no less than 9 reception rooms here for all kinds of work meetings, complemented by the complete tranquillity of the countryside. Located in Saint-Martin-du-Vivier, the 4-star hotel enjoys an ideal spot: “it’s close to Rouen and all the excitement of city life.” Without all the stress. Here, guests can enjoy the grounds, the rose garden, the charm of an ancient Norman residence with a warm, friendly feel, and the smiles of Anibal and her team. All this makes La Berteliere, The Originals Relais one of the best places to stay in Normandy.
The 44 rooms at La Berteliere, The Originals Relais look out over the flower-filled garden’s water feature, or the rose garden. Recently refurbished, they are comfortable practical, and decorated in a unique, classic, and welcoming style. They all have a bathroom with separate toilet. Double rooms offer king size beds (180x200). Should families wish to stay in adjoining rooms, this can also be accommodated. The hotel also has rooms which have been adapted for mobility-impaired guests.
- Room service
- Non smoking room
La Berteliere, The Originals Relais has two dining rooms. One is L’Auberge, with a magnificent self-service buffet featuring both hot and cold options made with organic and local ingredients. The other is Le Jardin d’Hiver, for lunch and dinner. This French restaurant’s reputation is well-established, with its diners falling in love with both the cooking and the room’s gorgeous decoration. The bar offers guests the opportunity to taste some of the region’s specialities (ciders, calvados, etc.) or even the house-made cocktails, which you can enjoy tucked away around the fireplace, out on the terrace, or in one of the hotel’s many lounges.
Staying at La Berteliere, The Originals Relais is a chance to enjoy its perfect location between the calm of the Normandy countryside and the thrill of life in Rouen. It is also a wonderful starting point for exploring some of the trails around Normandy.
ROUENYou’re sure to fall in love with the 2000 years of history here in the ‘city of 1000 spires’. Follow in the footsteps of Joan of Arc, wander down the cobbled streets, admire the timber-framed houses, take a moment of peace in one of the many Gothic churches and lose yourself in the beauty of the Notre-Dame cathedral, which provided the inspiration for a number of Monet’s works, stop by to see the Gros Horloge - a Renaissance arch housing one of the oldest clock mechanisms in Europe - or stroll along the banks of the Seine…
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYLe Havre, the Manhattan of Normandy where you’ll be able to enjoy the exciting experience of walking across the Normandy Bridge; Dieppe, the town with 4 ports; the royal city of Eu; the maritime city of Le Tréport and its funicular railway; the unique town of Etretat; Varengeville-sur-Mer and its seamen’s cemetery...Normandy is a wonderful place for both walkers and cyclists, with everything from coastline to countryside. If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not explore the Seine-Maritime coastline by sea (for example, with a kayak, paddle boat, yacht, or old-style sail boat)?
What our customers say
Stayed here before as a great stop over back to Calais especially when you have a dog with you and they have space to walk your dog on the grassy areas. Also being able to park easily outside and easy to get to from the main road. The small amount of staff we encountered were friendly. Nice variety for breakfast even with Covid regulations. The place is really tired looking and needs a spruce up. We weren't happy as when we arrived we were given a key to our room - only to find it was being aired from the previous guest and hadn't been cleaned at all. With Covid cleanliness being a prime reason that we felt we could stay! We were not impressed at all. They gave us a new room that was clean but the experience made us doubt their cleaning regimes robustness and made us concerned for our health.
"Lovely stop near Rouen"
Easy access off motorway, free parking, delicious dinner
On arrival, we thought the exterior looked charming. In reception, once a member of staff arrived , they continued to ignore us for 6 minutes whilst answering the phone, not even a nod in our direction to acknowledge our presence. The room was small but hd everything needed. Dinner, we both ate 3 courses from the menu, was disappointing, overcooked, poorly seasoned food. The staff at dinner were great, chatty and helpful. The breakfast seemed expensive , the one member of staff is expected to serve coffee and get items from the buffet which is dotted round the room. We arrived in the room a little before the waitress so had wandered round to see what was on offer. On requesting scrambled eggs and ham, she took a saucer and placed one small slice of ham and some egg onto it. I explained i would eat nothing else so was offered more, this time on a plate. No more coffee was offered and it was tiresome to have to keep asking for everything. We ate a little and left. Had there been other guests at the same time i have no idea how you would get served.
We found the hotel to be a very ideal stop over on our journey north to the Eurotunnel from Bordeaux. The hotel was clean and the room was very comfortable. The food in the restaurant was also very tasty and welcome after the long drive. The waiter recommended the wine and it was delicious! My only criticism would be that not all staff wore the masks over their nose which was disconcerting. The other unfortunate comment is that we were kept awake from 2:00am till about 4am by people laughing and talking loudly in the garden - we think this had something to do with the wedding taking place earlier that evening. Thank you.
"Hidden gem "
Brilliant staff, excellent food, really comfortable bed and room overlooking beautiful gardens. The only minor complaint is the shower handset needed renewal
"Friendly warm stay"
Staff lovely location good Room lovely no air conditioning but fortunately it wasn’t a really warm night Restaurant very nice food lovely
Very friendly staff provide a relaxing atmosphere in relaxing surroundings. Restaurant was ver good
"Great location, great hotel "
This hotel was clean, comfortable and the staff were very accommodating. The location just off the main road is ideal yet it is quiet and relaxed. Excellent food both at dinner and breakfast. We had no complaints and would definitely stay here again.
"1st Class Hotel"
The Hotel/Bedroom, Staff and Food are of a very high. We only stayed one night but we will be back for a longer stay
Lovely hotel. Nice rooms with good facilities. Location was good. Breakfast was delicious but a little bit expensive with €15,- p.p. Flexible early check-in around 08:00 in the morning. Overall very friendly staff except the staff behind the bar. They ignore you completely or they are not there at all. Anyway, they make sure you do not feel welcome in the bar and that is a shame. I could honestly say that the staff behind the bar are the hotels "weakest link". Either retrain them with customer service or replace them at all!!
La Berteliere, The Originals Relais has 9 meeting rooms. All are excellently equipped, and enjoy plenty of natural daylight. The biggest bonus of all? All the rooms are modular, meaning that they can be opened up to achieve a total floor space of 400 m2. Whether you're looking for an intimate lounge or a large reception venue, La Berteliere, The Originals Relais will have just the thing, making it the perfect place to hold your business lunches/dinners, study days, residential seminars and meetings, cocktail events and much more!