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“A truly wonderful place in the gorgeous Dordogne region.” 5 of 5 stars
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Chateau les Merles
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tuilieres, 24520 Mouleydier, Bergerac, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mouleydier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“A truly wonderful place in the gorgeous Dordogne region.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Chateau les Merles at the end of June. The grounds, the rooms, the food and especially the staff was close to perfect. Initially things did not start off well - there was a booking mix-up with our rooms. It was caught before we arrived, and the hotel went overboard to fix the issue, upgrading our rooms, and "comping" our first dinner in the bistro. It all worked out beautifully.

The people who work at the Chateau - management, wait staff, kitchen staff, all are very warm, very friendly, and most speak several languages. The rooms are as pictured on the website and in TA photos - very well designed, terrific amenities, very clean - and priced very very reasonably you feel you are getting good value.

The location is a pleasant 45 minute drive from the caves at Font de Gaume - and perfectly fine for visiting Sarlat and Domme. And finally, there is the food. In the Dordogne, land of duck and nuts, the limits of the local cuisine can sometimes be boring. The cuisine at Chateau les Merles is very good - it mixes tradition with lighter, more "global" food, which makes for a very welcome change and flexibility. Breakfast and dinner in the lovely terrace courtyard will remain a highlight of this two week visit to France. We can't say enough about how much we loved Chateau les Merles - a lovely fantasy of a French country hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Kensington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

My husband and I broke up a journey recently to spend the night in this
most attractive property. Our room was spacious and gave out on to a terrace,
which was ideal as we were travelling with our dog.
Beds were comfortable, bedding crisp and clean.
We had a long, lazy aperitif sitting in the attractive courtyard outside the
Hotel entrance, and then chose to eat in the Bistro. We were delighted
with the wonderful meal we had.
As the Kitchen is open, you are able to watch the Chefs at work. Our
meal was delicious, we chose the local wine to accompany, which didn't
disappoint.
I would heartily recommend this Hotel, even if you're not golf players,
as it's lovely. We'll be back.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is a lovely hotel with its own excellent restaurant . The ambiance is great. It all beautiful and spacious and mostly entirely comfortable. The food is the icing on a beautiful cake as it is superb. THe dinning area and hotel and just so beautiful .

We had , I think , room 2 with its own outdoor space and it was great though I do have a couple of strong complaints. The space in the lovely room and especially the bathroom had not been made without ANY PLACE TO PUT ANYTHING DOWN. That is a real over site. You need space to layout your things in the bathroom and some space in the room to lay things. There was none. The bed was god and all else very nicely done.
The other complaint is the pool, right outside our room, but I could not use it as the steps to get in were so huge that my artificial Knees would not allow me to use the pool. I was heart broken. I swim in all kind of pools all the time and can manage any pool ladder of normal device .
Otherwise it was a perfect stay and the food and wine is just as good as it gets.
We will go again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

In 6 weeks time we will be getting married at Chateau Les Merles, and our family and friends will be spending 3 nights together at the Chateau drinking their exquisite wine and eating the chef's fabulous a la carte cuisine. After viewing over 20 chateau's in France we knew the first time we saw Chateau les Merles it was going to be the venue where we would get married. The location in the heart of the Dordogne is absolutely stunning.
The beautiful newly renovated rooms are very comfortable and have been decorated to a verfy high spec.

The service and the friendliness of the staff on our trips to Chateau Les Merles has been first class and it will be hard to beat, but I am absolutely sure when it comes to our wedding day I will be proven wrong as they pull out all the stops to make our day perfect.
A special mention to Lilian, the Chateau's wedding planner who has been efficient and has looked after us very well.

We will update everyone after the wedding on just how special our day was. We really can't wait!

Sarah and Paul :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

From the moment we arrived, the Chateau les Merles treated us like family. The two dining formats are very accomodating for familes. Guests mix with locals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So much to do in the area - a most pleaseant location. Having travelled extensively through France, this is one of our favorite hotels and regions.

Rooms - our faced out over the pool and property, big windows

Service - very friendly and accomodating

Food - many choices, great breakfast to start the day. Fine dining or bistro options for dinner. All very good quality.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

A superbe chateau Hotel in the heart of Dordogne. Beautidul mood inside, at night, great menu Bistrot and gastro. Rooms are quiet, huge, all white design. People who work there smile to you easily. A good retreat while you discover the south west of France, very close of main stunning spots. Check the wifi in your bedroom, it doesnt work in all the romms. We have to change but they upgraded us for FREE. We also took advantage of the october promotion, 3 nights fir the price of 2 nights. Good deal.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tuilieres, 24520 Mouleydier, Bergerac, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Dordogne > Bergerac > Mouleydier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mouleydier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau les Merles 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Dordogne, near Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion and Sarlat in the heart of Bergerac vineyards and forests on the hills of the Dordogne river, Château les Merles offers a gourmet restaurant, a boutique luxury hotel and a challenging 9-hole golf course with driving range and putting green, swimming pool, tennis court and wellness center. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chateau Les Merles Mouleydier
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