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Chateau de Castel-Novel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route D'objat, 19240 Varetz, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

It was a last minute booking as a stopover for our vacation on the west coast of France. I chose it purely to surprise my wife and a short adventure in an old chateau for our 6 year old son. The result was a surprise for all. As other reviewers have commented, it is a wonderfully romantic place. The gardens,... More

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PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Chateau de Castel-Novel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We would like to thank for your opinion and we were very glad that you spend a good time in Chateau de Castel Novel, near to Brive. However, we are sorry for the attitude of our waiter concerning the child menu. We have taken note and will ensure that it never happens again. We hope to... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent a delightful one night stay at this beautiful Chateau. The staff were all very professional and helpful, particularly the young concierge who couldn't have been more helpful. Our suite was spacious and tastefully decorated. A very good meal was had in their restaurant.

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PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Chateau de Castel-Novel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We would like to thank you for your compliments on Chateau de Castel Novel. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in a near futur. Yours faithfully, Sophie Parveaux Soulié More

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149 reviews 149 reviews
47 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I cannot express into words the beauty and romance of this very fine chateau!! Tucked away from everything in the countryside, all you hear are the chirping of the birds, (cuckoos) and wild pig sounds in the forest. All of the rooms are different and decorated in beautiful fabrics . Bed linens and towels are the best, as is the... More

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Madame, Monsieur, Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire quelques mots sur notre demeure. Nous sommes vraiment ravis que... More

Banbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First nights stop of a pretty intensive three day press trip to the Dordogne, lots of history attached to the place because of its association with writer Colette. Huge room up in the eaves, very well appointed an comfortable but I slept with the lights on as a bit spooky on my own.stunning location well worth the trip, though a... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

The association with Colette, who lived here, makes this an interesting place to stay for anyone into the literature of France. The hotel is splendid and it's rooms grand. The integral Michelin-starred restaurant, with dinner often served on the terrace, is an added bonus. The cuisine is good, and what you might expect, but not particularly inspiring. Good selection at... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The chateau is magical, beautiful, well maintained and set in wonderful grounds. Arrived after a long drive to a very friendly welcome and a wonderful room--warm (in November), charming and relaxing; great bed; everything we could need in a room. Afternoon cuppa and then a walk in the garden. We booked dinner. Food is fine dining with limited choice but... More

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162 reviews 162 reviews
38 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a charming, comfortable place to stay. It's an old chateau that has been completely restored. Each room is different, and some are a bit eccentric. Several of them, including mine, have steps up to the bathroom. The rooms are very nicely decorated, with lovely views. You do need a car, though, if you're not with a tour group.... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Not only is this place beautiful, the grounds immaculate, the pool and pool-house wonderful and the food to die for, but the family behind it all is amazing. We had broken down in our vehicle and they couldn't have done more to be helpful - to sort out a replacement and to make us feel so welcome. Our children LOVED... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Wow. I could write an entire TA review using just that one word for this place, but I think you might like a few more details.... Basically, every positive thing that has been said in previous reviews about Castel-Novel is true. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, the rooms are drop-dead gorgeous (both in layout and appointment), and the... More

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Woodstock, VT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I wanted to visit the Perigord/Dordogne areas of France and sought a "central" location for convenience. We were not expecting anything really exceptional in Varetz, France (which, while charming, has little to recommend it, and the closest larger town -- Brise -- has little more to offer), but we were delighted to discover we'd found a real... More

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Address: Route D'objat, 19240 Varetz, France
Location: France > Limousin > Correze > Varetz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau de Castel-Novel 4*
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Ideally located 10 minutes from BRIVE la GAILLARDE in Corrèze, on the borders of the Limousin, Perigord, and Quercy, the Château de CASTEL NOVEL overlooks a vast estate including an arboretum of 25 acres.The Château’s rooms and suites – of a very high standard of comfort – are decorated in varied and original ways.They all offer the same facilities:Mini-bars, safes, televisions with international channels, air-conditioning, free internet access.At the restaurant, the chef, Nicolas SOULIE propose you a regional cuisine gives pride of place to the produce of the surrounding country; and at the same time, original dishes. ... more   less 
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