We stopped at the Hotel Clery on our way home from visiting SW France & the Loire.
This lovely chateau hotel is situated approximately 15 minutes from the autoroute - it is fairly well signposted although we stumbled into the entrance gates almost by accident. What a picture this chateau is when you drive through those gates! Parking is situated to the side of the chateau in a small wooded area.
On walking through the hotel's entrance door, we were met by a delightful receptionist, who personally showed us to our room on the first floor - a large impressive room with 3 bay windows, a hallway & a bathroom that looked like it had been recently upgraded or refurbished. It was extremely impressive and immaculately clean. There were his/ hers bathrobes and many towels for our overnight stay.
The bed was the most comfortable bed we have slept in for a long time and provided us with our best night's sleep of the holiday.
We decided to have a drink in the salon/ lounge bar in the afternoon. I do not know the lovely lady's name that served us, but she was so happy & pleasant whilst carrying out her duties that she made everyone around her smile & feel happy - it really was so nice to see this. She was also very attentive with her service. The bar drinks menu has plenty of choice and the prices seem to be in keeping with hotels of this standard.
The hotel seems a popular place for golfers as there was a large group of English golfers in the adjacent lounge area obviously discussing their next day's golf tactics. I believe that there are a number of golf clubs within a few miles of the hotel, so this may be an ideal place to stay if you wish to play golf.
We had reserved our table in the restaurant for the evening. There are 2 parts to the restaurant: one part within the chateau or the conservatory adjacent to the main restaurant.
The restaurant manager was attentive to all of his guests. The set menu or a la carte provided a wide & plentiful selection to suit all taste buds. The set menu seemed the best value for money which included 3 or 4 courses depending on what we desired. Upon the manager's recommendation we opted for carre d'agneau - lamb cutlets for our main course, which was an excellent choice. Presentation was exquisite, I almost wanted to take a photograph of my starter and main course rather than eat it.
The wine recommedations made by the restaurant manager did not disappoint either and complemented the meal superbly.
The beauty of this hotel is that it is only 25 minutes from the Eurotunnel, which makes it very accessible for returning to, or even a weekend away from, the UK. I believe that you do get what you pay for. This is not the cheapest hotel you will find in this region, but for a lovely short break or even for an overnight stay at the end of a tour of France, consider staying here. I do not think you will be disappointed. Such a friendly atmosphere within a beautiful chateau hotel definitely deserves another visit.
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