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“Elegance and style” 5 of 5 stars
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Georges Blanc Parc & Spa
Place du Marche, 01540 Vonnas, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Vonnas
Meyriez
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Elegance and style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

...is what you can expect when staying in this place. We got an upgrade to a suite and there was nothing to wish for! Just make sure you don't forget your swimsuit when wanting to use the spa: they sell some simple swimwear but with a hefty price-tag and I didn't notice that bikinis displayed as a set have two price-tags (top and bottom seperately) which left me with a unpleasant suprise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Crans, Valais, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stopped off at George Blanc's parc & spa on our way back to Switzerland from the UK
Out of season, but wonderful autumn colours in Vonnas (where you only go to savour Monsieur Blanc's legendary cuisine)
We are spolit in Switzerland because Vonnas is only a few hours drive away and I have had the good fortune to have savoured this cuisine over a good many years now.
It was low season and we basically had the spa all to ourselves (perfect!)
The main restaurant was closed, but we went across the road (basically the Blanc family runs the whole village) to the Blanc Brasserie
Now, I challenge anyone to come up with a menu for under 60€ that includes
Pate de Foi; Escargots; Poularde de Bresse (delicious); Cheese; and Desert !!!
They know how to live in Bourgogne and they have the products to match
Next time we'll make sure the main restaurant is open
Christmas treat for the wife
Can't wait!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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28 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I spent a weekend at Georges Blanc overall I had a good experience. That was mainly because we were upgraded to a suite that was almost bigger than my apartment in Paris. The service was good at the hotel. However given what we paid, I think there are better Relais & Chateaux options in France. The setting of Vonnas is nothing special -- it's a little town that has been created around Georges Blanc and his restaurants. It lacks authenticity. The village and the gardens of the hotel seemed a bit too "Disney-esque" for my taste.

The restaurant is lovely. The food was very good as was the service. The hotel was quite full the weekend I stayed there and the pool and spa area were packed and the staff was overwhelmed. I imagine it would have been a more relaxing experience had there not been so many people. We had the same problem at breakfast. The breakfast room was full and the service suffered. The staff couldn't replenish the buffet to keep up with demand. I felt bad for the staff who were running around but considering we paid 30 Euros each for breakfast, we expected a bit more.

I have the privilege of living in France and have traveled around the country on weekend breaks and I think there are far nicer places to stay and visit than Georges Blanc/Vonnas and which cost less. However I would recommend going to the restaurant for lunch or dinner if you are in the region/area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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535 reviews 535 reviews
116 hotel reviews
Reviews in 194 cities Reviews in 194 cities
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is a great hotel. Understated luxury. Nice spa but the outdoor and indoor pools at 26C were too cold..... Beautiful location but really quite rural... You go to Vonnas for this hotel and restaurant.. Lovely breakfast. Restaurant rated separately...!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Our second visit to this extraordinary and wonderful hotel. On arrival with friends we were disappointed with the size of one of the rooms but were told the hotel was full. Nonetheless the wonderful front desk manager; Christine, effortlessly and with utmost professionalism offered an upgraded room at no additional charge and defused any upset that might have occured. Such members of staff, are, frankly, so valuable that they must be treasured.
I cannot praise this hotel highly enough.
Service is at the highest level, rooms cleaned twice a day, gardens stunning, village picture perfect but the star of the show is the cuisine. I am priviledged to have eaten at many Michelin restaurants in ,any countries but George Blanc remains amongst the best. The service is sleek, chic and effortless and illustrates this fine French art form. The food sublime (you cannot leave without eating the Bresse chicken in fois gras & champagne sauce - the dish created by M. Blanc for the G7 summit) - it is simply delicious. As is the speciality Frogs Legs in honour of Mama Blanc. Expensive, yes but you will remember for a long time a meal of such quality and content. George Blanc makes it his business to visit each guest at during dinner and a signed menu is left in each room. Wine list is staggering but I must confess that some wines were overpriced (even for this establishment 6 a comment I make with some knowledge as my husband is a collector).
Likewise lunch or dinner in the Blanc Auberge (just across the street) is fantastic. The salmon trout cooked to perfection - the Lyonnaise Quinelle in lobster sauce just perfect and all desserts give the dieter no chance!
Fantastic outdoor pool set in the little park which itself is elegantly landscaped and include the hotel's herb and vegetable garden. If blessed with good weather there is full service around the pool and the delightful breakfast room becomes equally lovely for light lunches.
Vonnas is close to both the Montrechet and Pouilly areas so for wine lovers this is a trip of dreams.
It is not a cheap adventure but one of value and immense style.
I cannot wait to return and fail to understand the comments made by the previous reviewer:

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We really liked the bed linen and swimming pool (hammam was out of order though). The reception staff was quite helpful but tended to exhibit a unique attitude ("I am way too cool for this job and what kind of poor chap are you anyway"). The size of the room was alright but acoustic insulation was poor (you will hear the first person operate the electric blinds) and amenities in the bathroom substandard. You might also be able to smell breakfast from the comfort of your bed. Overall clearly overpriced and in somewhat fake village. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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We are not able to find your booking in our system, without the date of your stay and your name.

Could you please contact us, in order to find a solution to your disappointment?

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Spent a night on our road trip around France. The room at the hotel was well appointed with luxurious details from robes to slippers! The village was lovely, bit Disneylandlike with perfect gardens and flowers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back.
Tip : bought some GB products at the food store for gifts and friends raved about how good they were.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Place du Marche, 01540 Vonnas, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Ain > Vonnas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Vonnas
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