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“Glorious village, swish hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Senechal
Le Bourg, 12800 Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, France   |  
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“Glorious village, swish hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2008

Sauveterre is tucked away about 15Km off the N88 Rodez-Toulouse road. It is a pefectly preserved 13thC arcaded village and well worth the detour. The Senechal hotel is a smart, newish hotel, just outside the ancient centre. It has been designed for effect and lacks warmth, though the lady who acts as receptionist and waitress is friendly enough. Our suite was large and had nothing actually wrong with it (except an absence of hooks in the bathroom) but was neither practical nor attractive. The restaurant is cold, each table decorated by a smart crystal vase containing a single goldfish and surrounded by exquisitely uncomfortable chairs. Dinner was pretentious but not particularly good. Breakfast was fine. There is a fine covered swimming pool.
Despite my negative view of each aspect of this hotel, it is a perfectly satisfactory overnight stay and it's well worth it to walk round the wonderful village.

  • Liked — Large, airy, comfortable
  • Disliked — impractical, lacking taste
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Beautiful hotel in a remote little village with absolute peace & quiet. Very modern rooms to a high standard. Had dinner outside on the terrace in the evening- wonderful food & service. Do not miss breakfast at any cost- one of the best i've had!

  • Liked — lovely rooms & food
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Le Bourg, 12800 Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, France
Location: France > Midi-Pyrenees > Aveyron > Sauveterre-de-Rouergue
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Sénéchal is a hotel situated in Sauveterre de Rouergue in Aveyron which is a famous region for its wonderful and peaceful landscapes of the countryside.Sauveterre de Rouergue is a new town of the Middle Age; you will be able to admire the typical architecture during this era. It was founded by Phillipe le Hardi in 1280. You will enjoy to stroll about streets and alleys: The Arch Place gives the sentiment of the perfect space with stalls, shops, artisanal pole... Sauveterre is situated next to beautiful cities: ·Rodez located in the heart of Aveyron seems rose with the powerful of its stunning Gothic cathedral and its church tower, it’s a city of unexpected charm with its historic heart. It’ll be possible to discover heritage, museums, exhibitions halls… It’s situated at 30minutes from Sauveterre. ·Albi, at only 30minutes, is a World Heritage City since 2010 thanks to its cathedrale and its palace “Palais de la Berbie” and its gardens. ... more   less 
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