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La Porte Rouge - The Red Door Inn

15 rue des Jacobins, 17100 Saintes, France
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Ranked #6 of 8 Saintes B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being guided by the owners, this great B&B in the very centre of Saintes offers all the charm and quietness you are longing for on your trip. Great service, good service for parking help, very quiet room "back in time" and great historical building of the 16th century beautifully restored with great taste. Fantastic breakfast in the quiet and... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The friendly couple who run this hotel have created a beautiful peaceful place to stay. You are very centrally located and an easy walk to shopping and attractions. You don't have to worry about communication problems, either as the husband is from New York originally.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Beautiful old building in the centre of Saintes. The proprietors were very welcoming - even came to collect me from the station. The rooms were very individual, rather warm when I stayed, but I was provided with a fan. The only problem was the lack of curtains. Breakfast in the garden was charming and I hgihlky recommend the home made... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Incredible. Beautiful, close to shops and restaurants on a quiet street. French country interiors, updated bathroom. Amazing garden. Unbelievable value. Very friendly host also fluent in English. Compared to hotels available in Sainted, this is the far, far superior option.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Wonderful hotel in an amazing city. A real surprise package in the heart of the city, walking distance to all the attractions - Roman amphitheatre, Triumphal Arch, Churches, Abbeys, shopping and restaurants. Lovely ambiance. The Hotel - is more of a B+B run by Monique and Jim who couldn't do enough for us after our car had broken down. Full... More

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west midalnds uk
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Some of the reviews below seem to not "get" French B&Bs (imho). This is a lovely and charming old place with very well appointed rooms. Ours at the top seemed recently done up. So there isn't a TV or coffee - off to the Ibis then. Sure, there's a bit of "clutter" about but I liked it. Jim & Monique... More

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Gstaad, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It is not easy to find a nice place in Saintes, but the first contact with the owner of la Porte rouge made me think that I finally found the right place! The owners are indeed very friendly and the location is perfect. Secured parking is available and very handy. But the dirt, the mess all over the house, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

The warmth of Jim and Monique and the quality of the decor made our stay very special. The home made jams freshly squeeze orange juice and excellent breads and coffee, convinced us to try the table d hotel on our next Passage in the region

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Overnighted in Saintes in November 2012 - La Porte Rouge is charming. Staying in a beautiful 16th century charente house in the pedestrian part of the old town of Saintes was a real pleasure. The car was safely parked by the Cathedral some three minutes way where there is plenty of parking. The hosts were very welcoming and pleasant, and... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very disappointing. When we finally found the place (very difficult) we were rather taken aback by the front entrance - a red door with an expletive carved onto it. Inside, the hallway was dark, gloomy and strewed with bags and clutter. My husband peered into the small garden which apparently you can 'sit and relax amongst the herbs' but all... More

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Address: 15 rue des Jacobins, 17100 Saintes, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > Saintes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Warm welcome in a quiet town house from the sixteen century renovated with love and care, keeping the charm of the past with a contemporary twist. Aromatic herb garden with cathedral view is the setting for breakfast weather permitting. Salon library with over 500 cookbooks to inspire our table. we are situated on a pedestrian street two steps away from the farmers market, possible guided tour. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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