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La Mare aux Oiseaux

223, rue du Chef de l'Ile de fedrun | Parc National de Briere, 44720 Saint-Joachim, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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English first
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Tucked away on an island in a bird sanctuary this master chef has created a cosy hideaway in his rush thatched hotel. There are many birds around though all safe in their cages. The staff without exception worked hard to please - nothing was too much trouble. The food looked great and tasted better. The blind wine tasting with special... More

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Our stay was for 4 nights. First, the location on the Ile de Fedrun is unique - beautiful & peaceful, unique architecture, etc. Second, the hotel consists of two types of accommodation - in the main building or 4 units on stilts. We were in the latter and appreciated being just a bit removed from the main building across a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

My wife and I have eaten/stayed at this lovely restaurant/hotel 6 or 7 times during the past years and we have witnessed the changes it has undergone. The restaurant has always been superb and the waiting staff friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We had booked for 2 nights in Sept 2010 for my birthday but had to cancel due to me... More

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Winterthur, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

The five course suprise menu was never worth a Michelin star. Cumulating in a lamb dish, which should never have made it on a plate in a restaurant of such a reputation. Not one single course was truly compelling. Positive was the tasteful interior design and the attentive service. Hopefully the chief had a bad day. Otherwise this Michelin star... More

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Washington, DC
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

we had a marvelous two nights at this establishment. One does not expect such an elegant, glamorous, even decadent place in the middle of a nature preserve, but that is what this is. We stayed here at the end of our tour of Brittany. It was the perfect end to a perfect trip. No question the food is quite expensive... More

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Vevey, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for just one night after a long drive from Switzerland. The place is in a very quiet area. Loved the fact that I was wakened by the farm birds, some of which appear to be rare breeds, in the morning - just check out the name of the place! The food was superb, the rooms... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2008

What the previous reviews have said is 100% correct. We stayed at La Mare aux Oiseaux for two nights and could not find fault with anything. From the friendliness of the staff, the quality and presentation of the food, the excellent rooms and the relaxing garden. All brilliant. Have already recommended this place to friends as a 'must' visit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2007

We stayed here recently for two nights. The location, hotel and restaurant were excellent. We would recommend it highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2006

The Setting - The Restaurant - The Rooms - The Staff - Everything is at it´s very best in this place. I have stayed in many places and it´s very rare to find a place where everything is top of the line. Usually there is always one or more of the categories where the establishment fail to deliver. This is... More

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Address: 223, rue du Chef de l'Ile de fedrun | Parc National de Briere, 44720 Saint-Joachim, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Loire-Atlantique > Saint-Joachim
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