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La Retraite Sentimentale
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39 Chemin des Montboucons, 25000 Besancon, France   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Besancon B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

very comfortable house-everything you need inside. beautifully decorated in cool colours
Beautiful pool and garden
Lovely rennee.
a hidden unexpected treasure! not what u expect when you drive up
even has a bar be q
thanks renee - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Pros first:
A spacious room with a large bed.
Nice bathroom.
There is a small kitchen as well, we didn't use it.
Nice yard.
Breakfast was good and sufficient.
The problems:
The access to that room is by a very narrow and uncomfortable spiral staircase, making it almost impossible to bring luggage upon arrival and to take it out upon departure. The spiral staircase is also located too low, so when you go downstairs, at the end, you can hit your head.
The large bed is actually made of two beds standing side by side. Both mattresses are worn and have both a large pit in the middle. Very uncomfortable.
Upon arrival, I had to kill 6 large flying insects in the room. The insects were Crane Flies -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crane_fly_halteres.jpg
A B&B in a region with so many insects should have mesh window and door, we didn't come to a Safari vacation.
It took forever to the hot water to arrive to the shower. I don't know where the hot water arrives from, but standing and waiting for several minutes is not acceptable.
The curtains do not black out the room, so the light waked us early in the morning. We came for a vacation and there is no reason to wake up early in the morning. Black out curtains are basic.
Terribly Squeaky floor, each time one of us went to bathroom at night, the other one waked because of the noise.
Squeaky entrance door.
The only mirror was the one above the sink in the bathroom, no full size mirror.
The floor was dirty with stains from former guests and there were several bodies of insects - not the ones I had to kill.
The table in the room was not clean.
On one of the straw armchairs in the room, there was a long black hair, not ours.
There is a parking place in the yard with a glass and metal roof above. The roof is located so low that you can easily hit your head.

We do not recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 39 Chemin des Montboucons, 25000 Besancon, France
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Location: France > Franche-Comte > Doubs > Besancon
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Besancon
Number of rooms: 4

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