What a find! Sitting a 4 minute drive just outside the gorgeous village of Cadouin, you will find La Salvetat. My husband and I recently stayed here for 5 nights on a halfboard (demi-pension) basis. The hotel is near to other villages but we decided since we were staying at this hotel for the whole of our trip, and the reviews for the evening meals were so good, we would commit to eating at La Salvetat every night to save us driving in the evening. We were not disappointed!
The owners, Steven and Ann, carefully plan your 3 course evening meals so that they can offer their half board diners a nice spread of food options and the restaurant staff are incredibly kind (especially Wendy - hello!). Upon our second night, other reasons for this approach to half board also became apparent as most people appeared to only stay for 2 days as part of walking/hiking/cycling tours. Had they not done organised our meals for us - I think we would have ended up re-eating certain dishes (although this would not have been an arduous task!).
The facilities at the hotel include a very picturesque infinity pool and sun bathing area, which was one of the big reasons why we also chose Salvetat. Unfortunately our aim of lying in the sun and having full advantage of this became a dream since during the time we were there (late August) the preceding 2 months of blissful 30 degree heat and sun took a rest and rain and cloudy skys prevailed. Great for the locals and plants, a shame for us. Nevertheless we had a hire car and explored lots of the lovely surrounding areas and markets. We did have 2 afternoons of a couple of hours by the pool though - which was bliss. Drinks (beers etc) are encouraged to be drunk on the terrace rather than by the pool, which in some ways is a shame - but in many other ways keeps the pool a quiet and well organised area.
Despite being impeccably clean and clutter free, the rooms and particularly bathrooms are dated and incredibly basic. There is a chasm of difference between the dining experience and the staying experience so far as refinement - but in many respects that is the way round it I would rather it be if I have to choose! In perspective, the cost for my husband and I to have 'half board' was just shy of 80€, our standard room per night was (peak) 104€ - so a reasonable room only cost where one perhaps should not expect plush bathrooms and thick fluffy towels!
We will most certainly be back to visit the Perigord again - it is beautiful. And after visiting some villages and realizing that we will never go back to them (usually because they are over-run with British second home owners! e.g. Eymet!), we will most certainly re-visit Cadouin and La Salvetat for the amazing location and food. Thanks so much xx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hosts Ann and Steven Jordan and their bi-lingual team look forward to welcoming you to Auberge de La Salvetat, our small 3* family run Logis Hotel Restaurant in the Dordogne Perigord Noir between Bergerac and Sarlat. Relax by the infinity swimming pool, stroll through the garden and park, and enjoy local cuisine with an international flavour served on the terrasse in the quiet of the countryside. The hotel is situated just outside the pretty village of Cadouin which is famous for its Cistercian abbey. Within 30 minutes of La Salvetat you will find 7 of the most beautiful villages in France, including Monpazier and Limeuil, the castles of Monbazillac, Biron and Lanquais, the pre-historic site of Les Eyzies, the stunning mediaeval town of Sarlat and the wine centre and old port of Bergerac. So, whether you want to see the sights, get in some golf, walking, cycling or canoeing, or simply just get away from the hustle and bustle then why not experience the charm of a traditional family run hotel La Salvetat style. ... more less
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