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Chateau de Fere
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route de Fismes, 02130 Fere-en-Tardenois, France   |  
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Tartu, Estonia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“More then expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is not just hotel, where to stay, this is piece of great history with a exellent service, gourmet restaurant, wery cousy and special rooms. Old ruins on daytime and at night to walk. It was extraordinary. We where upgraded without asking and our room was so lovely for romantic stay with all ńessesary needed for it. Bottle of welcome champagne also shows respect and care to the clients.

Food in retsurant was gourmet without any doupts. service was not slow. It was very normal for such level restaurant. There are some comments in other rewiews about it, but I am affraid they are from americans who are used to quick quick meals.

We asked on prior to our arrival also oportunity to have champagne private tours for two days and tour operator who hotel planned for us filled our expectations more then 150%

  • Stayed October 2012, 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Chateau de Fere well exceeded our expectations despite being a prestigious member of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH.com). We were delighted with such wonderful and fun staff, as well as a modern twist to the chateau lifestyle. The modern bathrooms were a very welcome addition, and the rooms themselves had a designer touch. Don't miss dinner here, one of the best on our trip to France. Best of Class...Chateau de Fere, well done to SLH.com for always coming through to deliver the best hotel at the most attractive rate.

Room Tip: A short drive to best Champagne houses!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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ORoussellier, Directeur général at Chateau de Fere, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Madam,
Thank you so much for your kind message.
As the entire Hotel team, I am extremely happy that you found your experience at Château de Fère memorable.
I am especially glad that you enjoyed our modern bathrooms designed for women, the quality of our Chef's specialities and our reasonable prices.
We wish to welcome you again soon at Château de Fère.
Wishing you a very nice end of year,
Kind regards,
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hampstead
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The scenery is stunning, the Medieval Castle is a dream like place, the newer castle is equally beautiful and you can walk anywhere around it's grounds, which left me confused as regard to it's preservation... The staff are very welcoming and friendly and do speak English. The restaurant is set in a remarkable room and the waiters are so professional. I had higher expectation for the food and it did not quite match my expectation! Our room was spacious and quiet but 1990's style and I might have wished for a newer decor. The breakfast was really good and there was so much choice, so definitely a 5 stars for that! Overall 4 stars hotel, but this could be easily upgraded with a few improvements in room re-styling, swimming pool checks and good work in the kitchen.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I was recently at the Chateau for my honeymoon. We booked for 3 nights, stayed for 1 night. The Chateau is beuatiful from the outside, the rooms are old and dirty. The staff did not speak English, and were not very accomodating. The Chateau is located in the middle of no where, you need a car to do anything or go anywhere. The food is good, but too expensive for what it is. I would not recommend this to anyone, let alone a couple that is on their honeymoon. If you want to tour the champagne region, do a day trip from Paris.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

The Chateau de fere is a gorgeous chateau en Tardenious. The grounds are elegant with ruins of a castle on the grounds. The room was spacious and our view overlooked the pool and grounds. Amazing and spectacular scenery and history. If you enjoy relaxing and reading a book or enjoy slowing the pace of your otherwise fast paced lifestyle.... Chatea de fere en Tardenious is for you.

They serve great meals which are pricey in the dining room every evening.

Our problem is we came to tour the champagne region and enjoy the French food and bistros. The staff was not friendly and when we checked in we had to take our bags to our second floor room. No Big Deal! But the level of friendliness or appreciation never improved.

We toured the Champagne Region with a guide for two days. He drive 45 minutes each way to pick us up and he told us he would not be doing it again. We arrived on a Sunday night and there was nothing open in the nearest small town at 7. There were two groceries both closed and not a light burning anywhere. We ended up eating in a picnic table outside a take-out Pizzeria. We made the most of our evening.

Next night we asked the guide about restaurants and he told us that our hotel was remote. Remote does not even begin to describe it. The next night there was one restaurant in the town to choose from. We ate at the Le Petite Marianne and the owner/ Waiter/chef gave us a great evening. But trying to find anything open was like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

Very few folks speak English in the smaller towns so make sure you allow for this. We had someone with us who could understand Limited French.

If you are going to tour the champagne region or trying to get a feel for the French, Reims would be a better location for you.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed one night Monday 17th September 2012
Being a Monday there was only one person on duty, when asked for help with our luggage the gentleman said he would help. He then decided to give us a downstairs room - Room 1. The room was very dark and opened onto a small court yard
The room was long and narrow with a free standing bath at the end. The bath was standing on laminate flooring and there was no shower curtain. When I went to put the tooth brushes etc. by the hand basin, as I stood on the laminate flooring water came seeping up through the cracks. not at all hygentic. The toilet was situated in a cubical with no extractor fan or ventilation, it was not very clean and smelt of uriine. My husband went to the gentleman on reception and asked if someone could come and clean the toilet, he said he was on his own and would send the chamber maid when she arrived at 7pm.
He then offered to show us another room which was upstairs (must have been the one we were going to have orgianally, until I mentioned luggage) It was not much better and very hot so we decided to stay put and wait for the maid.
Dinner was exceptionally slow, only 1 waiter and the maitre d for 25 guests. The table cloths needed ironing and there was a flower arrangement and all the flowers were dead. We ended up pouring our own wine and water and for the prices they were charging it just was not acceptable.
Breakfast wa okay but I asked for Earl Grey and got Darjiling. The table had obviously been used before us as there were crumbs over it. We got the impression the maitre d just coould be bothered.
We paid 360 Euros for the room - Deluxe Double - What a joke, we just wanted to go to sleep and leave as soon as we could.
The place looked like it needed a jolly good clean.
We had travelled from Freiburg in Germany, what a difference - at breakfast they put on a clean
starched table cloth every time some one vacated a table.
The gentleman at reception when we arrived told us the chateau was independantly owned by a gentleman living in the far east, perhaps he should come over and take a look.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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surrey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We chose Chateau de Fere for our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The location adjacent to the ruins of the original Chateau in peaceful countryside is lovely - and very convenient if you are planning a champagne tour.

Rooms are very well appointed, if a little small (we had a deluxe double). Food - both dinner and breakfast - is excellent, although service at dinner was a little on the slow side. A lovely outdoor swimming pool - hotel is currently in process of building a spa.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Route de Fismes, 02130 Fere-en-Tardenois, France
Location: France > Picardy > Aisne > Fere-en-Tardenois
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fere-en-Tardenois
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Chateau de Fere 5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Chateau De Fere-En-Tardenois Hotel Fere-En-Tardenois
Chateau De Fere Hotel
Chateau De Fere France/Fere-En-Tardenois

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