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Hotel Restaurant la Cardinale

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Quartier Serre Petoux | Payre, 07250 Le Pouzin, France
Hotel Restaurant la Cardinale
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Le Pouzin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unusual rural guest house with well-equipped rooms and acres of space. But the biggest surprise is the outstanding food - both at breakfast and dinner. The owner is English and once owned a restaurant with his beautiful French wife in Cheltenham, UK. They certainly work hard to maintain this spacious property .

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Unfortunately I only stayed for a night in la Cardinale in le Pouzin, and it was pure coincidence. The landskape is beautiful the rooms are large and well thought out with private terrasse. It was unfortunately too cold to go to the pool, but the setting is amazing there too... but the biggest surprise was the food. I have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a small hotel where you really can recharge your batteries. The hotel is small and run by a very friendly and accommodating family, the food is 2 star michelin quality and is the highlight of the day. There is 65 acres of well tended gardens with hundreds of trees. The rooms are all different and and beautifully maintained... More 

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Den Haag
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed for a few days with the family in the family room of Hotel restaurant La Cardinale. Not only was the food super, the breakfast unbelievable good, the bed we were sleeping in was excellent. If you happen to be in the neighborhood don't hesitate to pass by. It is a small hotel-restaurant, a huge pool and excellent service.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
4 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful pastoral setting accompanied by a warm welcome made a great first impression. The rooms are secluded and have French doors with a wonderful view of the gardens. Inside the retro style tile, bathroom design and imaginative décor including trompe l’oeil just added to the enjoyable experience. We ate at the restaurant and it was excellent with superb food and... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We only decided to stay at this property at short notice and we are so glad we did. The rooms were beautiful (including a mini bar fridge) and the bathroom was amazing. For once the spa was truly large enough for 2 people and much larger than those small corner spas that so many places put in. The shower was... More 

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Kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have just returned from our holiday in france and spent most of the time at La Cardinale. We received a very warm welcome and a room with an amazing view. Straight to the pool over looking the hills and the Alps in the distance, relaxing in a beautiful setting. Dinner was served to a fantastic standard with local produce... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We spent 3 nights here in one of the garden rooms at this family run hotel,when we were shown our room there was an instant Wow factor,the bathroom was just wonderful with everything you could possibly need.The towels & bed linen were of lovely quality.The room was spotlessly clean with lovely attention to detail. We decided to eat at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Le Cardinale was a lovely surprise. It is a beautifully restored bed and breakfast is located on the west bank of the Northern Rhone tucked away from the road. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are huge. The property has a lovely pool, garden and the rooms away from the main house are like having your own private villa. I loved... More 

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Berkshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I booked this on the strength of reports on Trip advisor and was not disappointed. I needed a one night stay near the Ardeche with a family room and a decent restaurant. This not only met the criteria but supased it by miles. We had the family suite which was huge and very interesting, never stayed in a room with... More 

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