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Chateau de Castel-Novel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route D'objat, 19240 Varetz, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Varetz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
36 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this wonderful chateau tucked away among tall trees just outside the small town of Varetz. The building is an impressive structure surrounded by a large park with swimmingpool and tenniscourt. The hotel restaurant is a one-star Michelin. It's fabulous and demands a review of its own, but the breakfast is rather expensive. Our room was... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed for six nights at this chateau hotel and restaurant and experienced the highest quality both in terms of accommodation and dining. However even inconsistences in service stick out when you stay at this level, so I will mention these in passing. From the moment of our arrival, we were greeted warmly by Charlotte who was the receptionist on... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

What an amazing place to stay at. When we arrived, the desk staff was exceptionally helpful and our rooms were beautiful, elegant and most comfortable. We had a wonderful view of the countryside and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We ate in the hotel dining room which was pricey, but its definitely worth the trip for a different dining... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very romantic castle where famous author Colette found inspiration for her novels. I loved this place, beautiful room in the tower, excellent service (they even give you a big bottle of water when you leavehe hotel), delicious breakfast. As for dinner, I prefered Michelin starred restaurants close by. This part of France is on of my favorite : lots of... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at the Chateau de Castel-Novel for two nights in October 2012, as part of the Tauck "The Art of Living" tour. We were traveling with family and friends and our group of eight all had lovely and spacious rooms, a lot more than we expected from a castle hotel. The service at the restaurnats for two breakfasts and... More

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Also Known As:
Chateau De Castel-Novel Hotel Varetz
Chateau De Castel-Novel Hotel
Chateau De Castel Novel
Chateau De Castel-Novel France/Varetz
Address: Route D'objat, 19240 Varetz, France
Location: France > Limousin > Correze > Varetz
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Varetz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau de Castel-Novel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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