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Auberge de l'Etang Bleu

Riviere de Lacaud | 24340 Vieux-Mareuil, 24340 Vieux-Mareuil, France
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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malaga
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this place by accident. I wanted to visit Brantome and soon realised that this was a bit far away to just drop back into the historic and beautiful town of Brantome for dinner. But seriously this was the best place I have ever stayed in France. Not super luxurious in decor, the bedrooms are small but the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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89 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the restaurant is simply wonderful and set in an original hunting lodge style of decor. the food is well prepared and of the region. the rooms are also attractive and the hotel is in a nice setting but unfortunately the mattress of our bed was very tired and sunk on the edges which made for a very poor night's sleep.... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Rob N. has put it far more eloquently than I can. If you want to enjoy a fast disappearing France, and experience M et Mme Colas warmth, grace and charm, then stay. Only down side. I suspect the high calorie diet might become a problem after 4-5 days.

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was the second year running we have stayed at this wonderful Auberge on our way back from The Pyrenees - but it wont be the last. If you like modern, crisp, sleek....then this isnt for you. This is all about character. The buildings have it in abundance. The proprietors have even more! To sit in the afternoon sun on... More 

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Montpinchon, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This Logis is well worth a visit. The property is only about 60 years old, built by the Mr Colas' family I assume as a retreat or hunting lodge. Both M et Mme Colas are a charming, gentile couple - Madame was always so elegantly dressed. The bedrooms have clearly been updated in recent years, although the bathrooms are in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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89 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

out of the way in a very scenic part of France, the auberge may at first look a bit shabby and tired but guests need to look past first appearance and enjoy the eccentricity of the place and its owners. very few hotels in France remain with such character and this is what we were looking for and we were... More 

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Wimbledon,London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

In the middle of nowhere, a long drive off a quiet road, the loudest noise belongs to the geese and ducks on the pond/lake. Sounds idillic , looks lovely from the website, not difficult to find. But would have been wonderful 20 years ago. The room was clean but the bed soft and very narrow, the bathroom suite a lilac... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Thankfully the description in the guide book we were using did not big up the hotel too much otherwise we may have been disappointed. There is no doubting the friendliness & eccentricity of the owners, however they could not be more helpful & accommodating. The meal was delicious, real French cuisine at its best at such good value. I would... More 

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Cumbria
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Rather grand, if of faded glory, country house hotel. Don't think I would want to experience the etang itself which was slimy green rather than blue. Our room did not overlook it and was therefore cheaper but was actually better as there were no beasties from the waterside. Fantastic dining room but it was so hot, all residents ate outside.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

L'Etang Bleu is not worth the 74 euros (not inc breakfast) we paid for it. We stayed in places for the same price and even 10 euros less which were in better locations, included breakfast and much better looked after. Without a doubt the owners were very friendly and helpful. The bedroom was also decorated in a pretty French style.... More 

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