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Hotel Palais Cardinal

Place du 11 Novembre 1918, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Saint-Emilion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A second trip to St. Emilion and a second stay in this charming small hotel. Our room had a balcony (overlooking the garden) and this time we discovered a lovely pool and garden area behind the hotel which we had not noticed when we stayed before. I sat by the pool in glorious evening sunshine for an hour before dinner.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My lady and I spent a very pleasant couple of days at the Palais Cardinal the room was very nice with a small balcony, also the added extra was a garage to park, as parking in St -Emillion is a nightmare. The staff were charming and a good breakfast. I would certainly recommend this hotel, one caveat you cannot check... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The hotel is well located to explore St Emilion which is a very pretty place to visit. My room was large but had a very strong Moldy/Musty smell which was pretty unpleasant. The Air con would only blow warm air, not too much of a problem in September but in the hot months would be a disaster. The shower (over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived at around 11.30pm and the lady on reception had waited up for us to arrive, which was very kind of her as we had spoken earlier and suggested she leave a key out for us. She was charming and helpful. The exterior of the building is beautiful but inside is quite dated (but then this is France for... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great location with really helpful staff aaaaaaaaaand a pool!!! But you may not be needing that anyway there is too much wine to drink. The hotel is extremely traditional, the rooms are a bit small, but its still very comfortable and clean. The hotel is quiet and the staff are helpful.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed here in august and booked last minute over the phone and while not cheap, it was clean, pleasant and nice. The room was small and simple and the staff were nice. Breakfast was a bit steep but offered a variety. I would stay again. Try pascals for your meal ! .. Altho we did not eat at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The Hotel is very well located for easy access to the main areas of Saint Emilion. Rooms are well appointed with toiletries supplied. Breakfast was of very poor quality, hardly worth bothering with. Otherwise the food for both lunch and dinner was of a very good standard. Value for money, price is based on location, has its own private garage... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were very well greeted by CHARMAIN who is a very pleasant person . The " chef de cuisine " is , also very efficient person . Unfortunately , some of details show imperfections . . Butthe atmosphere , the small garden and the swimming pool exist for us to forget these small details

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Paris, France
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We occupy more and 37, what struck us is the poverty of the products offered in the bathroom, no slippers to evolve in the junior suite or in the small courtyard or bathrobe. (I had to cover myself with a bed cover to keep warm). Possibility of smoke in the courtyard. The elevator is stuck all night (we do not... More 

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Cannes, France
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

These people have not gotten the word that being polite to tourists is part of the job. If you want our money you can smile and give service. Don't leave people standing in the rain when you close your doors.

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