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“Wonderful place, exceeded our very high expectations” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Autre Vie: A blend of boutique hotel & B&B charm, surrounded by Bordeaux's vineyards

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L'Autre Vie: A blend of boutique hotel & B&B charm, surrounded by Bordeaux's vineyards
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Champ de la Grave, 33190 Camiran, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Camiran B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place, exceeded our very high expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Every aspect of our stay at L'Autre Vie was fantastic. Justin and Vanessa are friendly and welcoming and gave us loads of useful advise about where to visit in the area, where to eat etc. The rooms are beautifully finished and comfortable and the setting is a lovely, quiet vinyard which we were free to explore. We had a thoroughly enjoyable bike ride around the surrounding villages which included old fortified watermills, Romanesque churches and a beautiful old chateau with wine tasting. The breakfast was sumptuous and although we didn't try it ourselves the barbeque platter on offer looked like fantastic value. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this faultless guest house to any family or couple looking for a relaxing holiday or a base to explore the region.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Leading up to our stay at L’autre Vie, I had that pleasant feeling of anticipating something good. And it was so, very good. After discovering this self-categorized boutique hotel/B&B on Google, it was immediately included into our 4 week holiday. We chose the “Sydney room” and were not disappointed. I think it is their smallest room but still the biggest experienced in Europe!

L’autre Vie is relatively new, only in its first year of business. The hosts Vanessa and Justin are the most welcoming and friendly people, willing to offer advice and assistance whenever needed. They are ex-pat Australians who have worked the corporate life in several major cities who decided to give that all in for “l’autre vie” or “the other life” and start this wonderful business that has so clearly pleased many people who have stayed there.

They were on hand to offer tips on where to eat in the region (although a lot is to be said about their food – check out my blog for more http://indafood.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/bon-appetit), and what to see and do in the region to suit whatever you may desire.
I whole-heartedly recommend L’autre Vie. Just enjoy and embrace your time in this beautiful haven.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Of our two month trip around southern Europe this was our favourite place. We truly relaxed and indulged here for four nights. The wine, the wholesome cuisine, the Bordeaux sights, the vineyard experience, and not least the wonderful hosts made this place a B&B that we will never forget.

Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the Bordeaux experience.

Taste all of the wines on offer, try the do-it-yourself barbeque pack, and go for a long meander through the surrounding picturesque grape vines.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stumbled across L'Autre Vie in our holiday search and couldn't have had more luck in our choice of destination. In keeping all the other reviews we can only re-iterate this is an idyllic boutique BnB with warm, welcoming and helpful hosts who really made our stay so special. There are endless opportunities for exploring and learning about the incredible local wines with St Emilion, Pomerol to Sauternes nearby, and this is the perfect spot to come back to at the end of the day. The option of a BBQ on the deck was a real bonus and we are still talking about the delicious breakfasts!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

If you want to find the perfect place to get away and be right in the middle of Bordeaux's Wine Country, this is your place. Justin & Vanessa have an incredible location and treat you like family. Our only regret is that we did not spend a week there. We will be back though....

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

A lovely chambre d'hôtes not far from Bergerac with high spec rooms, spectacular views and great hosts. Cannot recommend a visit here enough - Try the BBQ packs they offer as they are wonderful!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We could not more highly recommend staying at "The Other Life". Justin and Vanessa were such warm host, it was more like staying with old friends than a typical b&b. The New York room is fantastic, so if you can book it, do. Vanessa's catering is excellent and outstanding value for money. The two of them make you feel as the place has been designed for you - the complete opposite of what we have experienced elsewhere - anything other than 'just another client'. The fixtures are all top quality, the shower built for 3, and the bed equally so - so big and so comfortable. The pool is brilliant and the supply and pricing of wine very good. This place is everything it promises and more. JUST GO THERE, you will be not disappointed!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about L'Autre Vie: A blend of boutique hotel & B&B charm, surrounded by Bordeaux's vineyards

Address: Champ de la Grave, 33190 Camiran, France
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Location: France > Aquitaine > Gironde > Camiran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Camiran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Autre Vie is the perfect getaway in the heart of Bordeaux wine country, surrounded by beautiful, lush vineyards. Each room has been designed with style, providing guests with a king-size bed, flat screen TV, i-pod docking station, air conditioning & a modern ensuite bathroom with toiletries supplied by Elemis. Around the grounds, you can relax by the pool, soak up some sun on the enormous deck, or try your hand at petanque. ... more   less 

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