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“Garden of Eden” 5 of 5 stars
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Cazaudehore et La Forestiere
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1, avenue du Pres. Kennedy, 78100 St-Germain-en-Laye, France   |  
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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Garden of Eden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When we visited family in Chatou, next to Paris, we decided to stay at St-Germain en Laye Relais et Chateaux hotel named Hotel Cazaudehore La Forestiere. Paris at this time of the year is crazy busy.
The warm welcome at this countryside hotel is memorable for the kindness and care by all the hosting staff. Especially after a long flight from Montreal through Frankfurt to Paris. We stayed three nights visiting the royal town and walked everyday from the hotel to the heart of the place.
The most special moments were the great meals we had at the hotel.
The Restaurant Cazaudehore La Forestiere is situated in what seems to be the Garden of Eden.
Vincent, the Maitre D and all the personnel are very passionate about their work and the service is absolutly impeccable.
The food is sublime and nicely presented.
The breakfast is as complete as you can imagine.
It is magical in the evening, surrounded by art, great wine and delightful food.
Epicurians be aware!
Claude Pare
Montreal,Canada

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The warm welcome, the beautiful environment and the excellent food all made our 4 day stay very special. The dining room is extraordinary. The food and service were exceptional and we appreciated the warmth of the staff and the intimate atmosphere. We also loved the walk through the forest to the charming Saint-Germain-en-Laye. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thame
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We regularly visit our daughter and her family nearby and always try to have a meal at this excellent restaurant (and hotel). Certain members of the staff always recognise us and make us feel very welcome and the food never disappoints. Couldn't recommend the hotel or the restaurant more.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Skarinou, Cyprus
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed last week when trying a new route to our house in the south west. The walls and trees around the Hotel make for a calm atmosphere, something you need after a longish drive. The room we had, with a terrace, was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and wanted for nothing.

We ate in the Restaurant, my wife had the langoustines and then the lobster, both excellent. I tried two of the recipes that have been served since 1928, when the place opened I take it. The piperade and then the Lamprey. Both very good and very filling. We shared a Rum Baba, which would have served 4. Wine could be expensive, but there is much to choose from. All in all very good.

An excellent breakfast started the day well. Friendly helpful staff in both the Hotel and the Restaurant

Will stay again if we take that route, but it would be a good place to stay to visit Paris and Versailles. There is easy access from the motorway from the tunnel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our package of Dinner, B&B plus bottle of wine total cost us 319 Euros! Amazing Value!

I imagine this would be a perfect location to explore the surrounding area...certainly the drive there made me want to come back another time. We were not disappointed and with beyond-hot-weather, we sat in the garden, with tea and fantastic French biscuits warm from the oven (very British!)

Our room, whilst small, was beautifully designed (the fabrics used in this hotel are gorgeously sumptuous), well equipped with French doors opening onto a tiny terrace with access to the garden, and a lovely bathroom complete with tub and luxurious toiletries. There was no air conditioning but incredibly we didn't need it as the room was cool.

A delicious dinner was eaten outside where other diners were of an eclectic nature...family groups, courting couples, business men and two pretty girls with a dashing slick-back haired tanned guy who must surely have had something to do with a certain football team whose training ground is opposite the entrance to the hotel! Inside, the restaurant is very stylish and I imagine in the football season would be a marvellous spot for some people watching. Service was good and our waiter very chatty and amusing.

Breakfast was served in a small area off the reception and was perfect. Freshly baked breads, croissant etc. Fresh juice, local yoghurt, homemade preserves and beautiful china. Attention to detail is evident in this hotel. Staff were quietly efficient and very smiley.

This hotel had a truly lovely ambiance and we would definitely return.

Before leaving I wandered across the road to Paris St Germaine's immaculate set-up where a chubby security guard half-heartedly shouted "Madam, pas des photos" - or something like that. As he wasn't going to waste energy getting out of his car, I took pictures of the player's carpark slots. One of them was Ibrahimovic's...apparently he's pretty good!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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21 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We booked a one night stay in a classic room for a stop-over on our way back to England. Our package included dinner with drinks and B&B and seemed to represent very good value. The hotel has a rather strange location - on the edge of a wood, but on a road that also included social housing, a military establishment. light industry and the Paris St Germaine football team training ground! The reception staff were very good and our room had a small outside area overlooking the garden. When we checked in, the hotel staff told us that a table had been booked for us and would be available any time after 8pm. When we showed up at 8.30, the restaurant manager said he did not have our booking and was extremely arrogant (in a manner that Parisians have a reputation for, but I've never encountered before). His subordinate then found our name a the top of the list and a vague attempt was made to acknowledge a misunderstanding. We were given menus and "amuse bouches" almost immediately but no one came to take our order (despite a huge number of staff). Eventually, we were able to attract the attention of a waiter, who went to get the restaurant manager. He told us that the delay was due to the fact that someone has taken something off our table which indicated that we had already ordered (??). Overall, we found the service from the "senior" staff (including somelliers) very poor. They spent a long time talking to (what we assumed to be) regular customers, and left us feeling very uncomfortable. The regular waiters were nice, but seemed to only be allowed to serve food or clear plates - all requests had to be passed up! We chose to have breakfast in the main hotel rather than return to the restaurant. Our dining experience spoilt the whole stay, I can't even remember the food, although I'm sure it was good. We will not stay at this relais & chateaux again. I have marked overall service poor - however, the hotel staff were great + the senior staff at the restaurant were terrible.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Invariably Relais and Chateaux hotels and restaurants are very good and a reliable option. But La Forestiere was definitely a good find. We were seeking a hotel close to Versailles which is also close to Paris but without the frustrations of actually being in the centre of Paris. So we arrived at La Forestiere and having been offered a very reasonable rate we settled in a very comfortable room with outside table and chairs on the edge of the forest.

But the great treasure of this hotel we discovered later. I will report on this later but the restaurant is absolutely wonderful. Under the friendly but highly professional management of Vincent Pedrot, we enjoyed a culinary delight complimented with wine recommended by the sommelier. The setting, ambience, food quality were absolutely first class. A must for anyone staying at the hotel or staying anywhere in the area. If you are considering visiting Versailles and Paris I would advise staying at La Forestiere.

Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Cazaudehore et La Forestiere

Address: 1, avenue du Pres. Kennedy, 78100 St-Germain-en-Laye, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Yvelines > St-Germain-en-Laye
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in St-Germain-en-Laye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cazaudehore et La Forestiere 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cazaudehore is the name of a family and a place that embodies for three generations the art of living and receiving in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.Just twenty minutes from Paris, in the heart of the thick forest of oaks and in the setting of a beautiful garden, the hotel and its restaurant, member of the Relais & Chateaux chain for 40 years compose a getaway near and far. Near by its accessibility, by far by the feeling of escape it provides.Here act the magic of a a natural setting enhanced by excellent comfort and gastronomy, cadenced by the swing of jazz music on Friday nights. For a bucolic lunch or a dinner by the fireplace, during a few days, Cazaudehore La Forestière is the refuge of a family home, where you feel at home, better than at home. A beautiful hideaway, near the capital. ... more   less 
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