we stayed at chateau mont dol, owned by yannick goulvestre and his wife jacqueline, for three nights. the whole enterprise is insufferably pretentious. the presentation is overly precious and oppressively overcontrolled by yannick. one gets the impression that yannick is desperately striving to be the next olivier roellinger, but it'll never happen, as he lacks the respect and concern for his guests that makes for a more successful venture. one constantly gets the impression that yannick's entire effort is devoted to becoming known or famous, and not providing his guests with a pleasant experience. also, he nickels and dimes you to death with small charges for gas, water, napkins, sheets, etc., without making any of those charges known on his website. his wife jacqueline likewise seems oppressed by his egotistical control of everything at the chateau. as a result, it's really an unpleasant place to stay. there's no sense of relaxed enjoyment or just leaving the guests to be themselves. instead, it's a terribly uptight experience, far worse than any of the other 3 places we stayed in normandie or brittany. and for the price, we really expected a client-oriented and luxurious experience. instead, all we got was 3 nights with an insufferable ego maniac. also, the kitchen was terribly understocked, lacking pots, glasses, silverware, and cups and the electric bbq that was promised never materialized, which gives one the impression that yannick doesn't really want his guests to cook on their own but rather pay him for meals. also, accessing the internet from the rooms is incredibly involved and difficult and necessitates going into their office and having them turn on a special router instead of them just investing $50 to put a rounter in the rooms. additionally, there is lots of noise in the morning, from the owners apartment above the rooms or from the gardener's lawn mower. all this left us with the impression that yannick is simply greedy and egotistical. given the abundance of other gites in the area, i'd avoid at all costs.
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