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Relais de la Magdeleine

40 avenue du 2e Cuirassier, 13420 Gemenos, France
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Reading, Berks UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

On returning to the hotel after 2 years and to find new owners, I found them also charming and helpful. The location is first class and after a day touring the region to drive up the driveway is like coming home (to a very grande home!). We missed the welcome from the dog belonging to the past owners, but the... More 

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LaMagdeleine13420, Propriétaire at Relais de la Magdeleine, responded to this review
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Un grand merci pour avoir pris de le temps de nous poster votre avis qui nous fait grand plaisir et... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The hotel may have had its teething problems when changing hands as other reviews have said, however in our 11 day recent stay it lived up to expectations. As we drove up to the hotel terrace Chopin was being played on their grand piano on the terrace. On another evening an interesting art exhibition took place. The grounds, the building,... More 

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LaMagdeleine13420, Propriétaire at Relais de la Magdeleine, responded to this review
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Votre avis nous fait grand plaisir car nous faisons tout pour satisfaire nos clients....Aussi nous vous remercions de l'avoir écrit... More 

Paris, France
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We've known this place for several years. Actually a close relative lives in a retirement home in Gemenos, so we're used to stay there when we visit her. It is also the perfect place to drive around and visit Marseille and Provence. Gemenos is next to Aubagne, for non-french, this will mean little - so a few words: Aubagne is... More 

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LaMagdeleine13420, Propriétaire at Relais de la Magdeleine, responded to this review
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Votre avis avec les comparaisons entre les anciens propriétaires et les nouveaux nous a beaucoup touché et nous vous remercions... More 

Marseille, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I don't know how the place was before. But I agree with the general evaluation. You don't get what you would expect for the money you are spending. The bastide is nice, so are the garden and swimming pool. The rooms are just OK (AC is silent, which is not often), but you can hear noise from neighbors. Well, you... More 

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Merci pour avoir pris le temps de poster votre avis. Concernant l'insonorisation des chambres dans une bâtisse du XVIIIème siècle... More 

Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We booked a night at this place, because of the good memories we had on it during a previous visit, we saw it as a very special place, offering good service and fine food. So happy to return and seeing that the place kept it's magical look although some points have changed and not for the good... Upon checking in... More 

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Ripponden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have stayed at the Relais every year for over ten years because of the ambience created by the family who owned it for many years. This June we visited to find that the family had sold out to a third party. The accommodation was the same, the staff were pleasant but it lacked any atmosphere and was not managed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have been staying at Magdeleine every year for a long time. The place is unique, and the atmosphere is almost meditative. A perfect place to "get away from it all"! We were very sad to see that the new owners do not keep up the standard. The new staff are (mostly) very friendly and nice. But this isn't quite... More 

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Marin County, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have stayed in this wonderful old hotel built in the 18th century as a military hospital several times. On our most recent visit at the end of May we were surprised to find that the family that had owned and run it for many years had sold it. It was bought by the town of Gemenos to prevent it... More 

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