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L'Esperance

Route de Vezelay | St-Père-en-Vézelay, 89450 Vezelay, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014
R113 Zurich, Switzerland
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The check-in is very efficient but also very much a warm welcome. We had a suite in the main-building.... great. A separate salon with TV and minibar, the bathroom separated into 4 compartments, WC, bathtub, shower and sinks all with wooded floor. The bedroom with 2 closets, TV and a comfortable bed decorated with a nautic theme. The service was... More

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Marc_Meneau, Responsable réception at L'Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Madam Sir, thank you for your comment, we are pleased to learn your stay was enjoyable. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcoming you for another "experience" in our nice area, Burgundy. Most sincerely More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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254 reviews 254 reviews
39 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Some years ago we had a lunch at this superp relais in a wonderful spot of this beautiful country. I had never forgotten the way Marc Meneau and his team had treated us. We came back. All my expectations were met! We stayed there for two nights. From the moment we arrived till our departure, everything was perfect. Attention, courtesy,... More

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Marc_Meneau, Responsable réception at L'Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Madam Sir, What a pleasure to read that you spend a nice stay! All the team make his possible to offer the higher quality of service and let to the guest an unforgettable memorie. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcoming you for another "experience" in our nice area, Burgundy. Most sincerely More

Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The world heritage abbey of Vezelay dedicated to Mary Magdalene dominates the top of the hill. The world famous L’Esperance commands the valley dedicated to Marc Meneau. The inn and restaurant are all about their celebrity chef and are about as good an example as it can get. The great man stopped at our table, made polite noises and moved... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stayed here one night with a group of friends. Rooms were very, very small and of poor quality. Certainly does not deserve to be a member of the prestigious Relais et Chateaux chain. Dinner was well below what one would expect of a 2-star Michelin chef. One of the most expensive wine lists I have ever seen, with Burgundy wines... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a great region...the wines and food of Burgundy are some of our favourites. And this hotel and it's beautiful park like grounds a perfect location to enjoy all it has to offer. Vezelay is very special and only 2 kilometres away. St.Pierre hasn't a lot except a beautiful church and roman and pre roman museum. The food as... More

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An Englishman in Burgundy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I won’t say anything against L’Espérance Marc Meneau; I’ll just state the facts and let you the Reader be the judge. It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary – we had enjoyed the most fabulous lunch at Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu and were regretting not having booked there for dinner and our overnight stay, but we stuck to our arrangements,... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This restaurant/hotel in St. Pere sous Vézelay is set in a charming location. The welcome was warm despite the fact it had just started to snow, and I found the hotel room excellent both for comfort and cleanliness. An evening meal in the restaurant was a joy again with great service and a very convivial atmosphere. We were a working... More

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184 reviews 184 reviews
36 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I had been here several times 15 years ago, or more. It was nice, brilliant, organised, everything. Nowadays it is also quite well organized, but would need some renovations too. The rooms are nice, but the beds need to be changed. Tht's why we foud it quite expensive!

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The food was excellent although more expensive than comparable starred restaurants in Burgundy but had a bizarre encounter with the chefs wife who came over to the table to correct what utensils we were using to eat. The room was across the street in what I would describe as a motel with a fabulous garden in the back. Very nice... More

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Northern Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We booked a room at L'Esperance for a splurge at the end of our trip to Burgundy. We had already decided, prior to our arrival, that based on the TA reviews and cost that we would have dinner at L'Bouganville in Vezelay. Upon check in, we advised the gentleman at the desk that we would not be dining there, at... More

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Address: Route de Vezelay | St-Père-en-Vézelay, 89450 Vezelay, France
Location: France > Burgundy > Yonne > Vezelay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Welcome to one of the most ‘France beautiful villages’ in the depths of Burgundy, between Yonne and Morvan, where the pleasure for the senses and the quiet of the place are combined for a unique experience. At the foot of the ‘eternal hill’ medieval village of Vézelay, high place of Christendom, part of a Unesco World Heritage with its historic and beautiful basilica, l’Espérance, 4 star Relais & Châteaux hotel and two Michelin starred gourmet restaurant is a haven of peace. ... more   less 
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