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Chateau de Tennessus

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79350 Amailloux, France
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Chateau de Tennessus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aurora, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing quite prepares you for your journey back into the past but it is an amazing one to take at this Chateau. When you drive up you really don't expect a castle with a moat in the middle of a field. We were warmly welcomed by our hosts and were shown all the amazing rooms of this fully restored medieval... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here April 2013 but am relatively new to reviewing! Stayed here with all my extended family and the hosts were very accommodating (even laying on a buffet style evening meal and letting us use their rooms to allow all of us -we were a very large group- to eat together). The staircases are narrow so be prepared but the... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this encouraging review. Despite the fact that it was a little time ago that you stayed here you have obviously not forgotten the experience which is very rewarding for me. I very much hope you will manage a return trip to check up on progress! Yours, Philippa More 

Bristol
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What do you want to find at the end of a drive from the ferry? A warm welcome, a comfortable room, a well-equipped bathroom? Would rowing round the moat or raising the drawbridge be on the list? Perhaps not but these are but a taste of the outcome of the loving restoration of this castle whose delights one is now... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind and inspiring message. Your support and positive feedback helped me to get organised with a project that had been at the back of my mind for several months. I do hope you will manage to return one day and see that I do listen to advice from my guests! Yours, Philippa More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This Chateau is amazing. Our family of four made the detour to the Vendes region especially to stay in an authentic castle. We had two rooms, although the owner Phillipa was kind enough to show us all of the rooms and I can vouch for every rooms uniqueness. There are winding staircases, tapestries, wall paintings and I could go on... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the Time to give such a detailed and positive account of your stay here . I remember you as being the most wonderful, appreciative and enthusiastic guests and am delighted that you enjoyed your time at Tennessus. Thank you so much for passing such useful tips to other future guest, I am sure they... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Change your route if you have to but do not miss a chance to stay here. It truly is STUNNING, there is nothing like it anywhere else. For children old enough to climb the many stairs it is heaven, sleeping in a " princess bed", rowing round the moat, watching the drawbridge raised and lowered, looking at the lovely wall... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you for this warm appreciation of your stay at Chateau de Tennessus. Your very positive response is both touching and motivating. I do hope we have the pleasure of receiving you again in the near future. Philippa More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Tennessus Castle was the first stop for my two sons (ages 7 & 11) and I on what was to be an almost 3-month European trip. There really could not have been a better way to begin this journey. Lovingly and meticulously restored and maintained, it's a marvel. The room was comfortable and, of course, quite spacious. The facilities are... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging response, it was much appreciated. Philippa. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Why the average score when it is an exquisite castle, in pretty grounds,with immaculate and tasteful rooms, a pleasant breakfast and a charming host? However, in the first hour, the chatelaine managed to offend both my wife and myself. By the next morning she upset our seven year old son, and by the evening our daughter (almost six) was in... More 

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tennessus, Propriétaire at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

We are grateful for this review, not just because it recognises the many qualities of Tennessus, but also because it gives us the opportunity to make clear our policy on having children to stay. We love children, and are thrilled to be able to offer them the opportunity to enjoy the castle, its many facilities and its medieval surroundings. As... More 

San Jose, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

What can I say that is better than "you are sleeping in a real castle!" Once in a lifetime (although I hope to return someday) experience. While it is very authentic as a castle and decor, it isn't rustic. We stayed in the sentinel's room at the top of the tower, which includes a small kitchenette in it for your... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

I really appreciated your enthusuastic comment, thank you so much. Philippa More 

Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

While we all looked forward to this castle stay for a few months before our trip, my teenage daughter in particular was extremely excited by the idea. And she wasn't let down at all! Our first view of the castle while driving up the road brought home the reality, we were spending a night in a genuine medieval castle, rare... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

It is always encouraging tto know that people who stay here love this place as much as I do! Thank you so much for your comment. Philippa More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

What an adventure! My family and I stayed at this authentic, ancient castle back in July 2010 (sorry, slow on the review!). It was an incredible stay and is a cherished memory. Who would have thought - a real castle! We stayed for two nights. Philippa was wonderful host. We took one level and our four children stayed on the... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing such a nice piece about your stay here, it was really motivating. Philippa. More 

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Additional Information about Chateau de Tennessus

Address: 79350 Amailloux, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Deux-Sevres > Amailloux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Chateau De Tennessus France/Amailloux

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