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“Not what we expected, never to return to” 1 of 5 stars
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Chateau de la Fleunie
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue d'Aubas, 24570 Condat-sur-Vezere, France   |  
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nijmegen
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not what we expected, never to return to”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

- rooms look like the first Logis de France you find anywhere in The Dordogne (that will cost you 56 euros in stead of 100 or more)
- ugly sidehouse at the pool with many, many rooms
- the lovely castle has been build up with ugly and cheap materials, shame on the builders
- there was no-one realy managing the hotel or the restaurant
- we reserved halfboard and we were not happy with it. 208 euro per day, drinks not included. When service is ok, and the food and wine good, we don't complain.......the food was not special, the wines a shame for the region. The montbazilac was not even te be recocgnized as one. we had so cheap glasses for the wine. When we asked for a slightly bigger glass we got a angry reaction. The staff was not- organized. No maneger in the restaurant either. So they were talking to much with eachother and not paying attention to the (PLASTIC) tables.
- not what you expect, a shame for the region!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orinda, Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We chose La Fleunie for its spectacular old building (and asked for a room in the tower). We were not disappointed. The upper tower room was extremely spacious, thoroughly updated, and very quiet. And the view out was very nice. As with most renovated medieval buildings, the stairs are steep and there is no elevator--so be prepared, or ask for a ground floor room. Having already toured some very fine hotels and restaurants before reaching La Fleunie, we were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding quality of the cuisine, which has a limited menu of mostly local specialties very well prepared. The food will not disappoint. Finding La Fleunie took some doing, however, as it is by no means centrally located. Nor is it ideally situated as a base for multi-day excursions, as most sites of interest are some distance away (compare to Esplanade in Domme, for example). However, the grounds are very expansive, the pool is beautiful, and you will not find a better spot to simply park yourself and rest--and dine well--for a couple of days.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

I really didn't want to be so down on La Fleunie, but the three day experience was, as my husband aptly put it, "like a hostel". Yes, you get to stay in a stunning castle, yes, you're in the heart of the Perigord. And for the very reasonable price of 115 euros a night in high season, so far so good.

We arrived and we're shown to our room on the second floor. Second floor sounded okay on email but in reality it involved climbing 4 staircases and wormng our way into the tiniest attic room. It was dark, depressing and we couldn't stand up straight.

We asked to be moved the next day, and the very helpful lady on reception showed us two other options - a room on the first floor and one in the side building. Just so you know - the side building is hideous, modern and like an Ibis hotel decor-wise. We took the first floor castle room. It was something like you'd expect in a chateau. Four poster bed, high ceilings, but again, what on earth are they thinking - giant cobwebs stretching from the wardrobe to the bed canopy, which I removed myself, plastic cups in the bathroom -- and they blocked up the beautiful old fireplace with an enormous ugly electric organ!!!

Do not come here to fulfull your chateau dreams, it's a cheap hotel encased in a beautiful old building. The staff in general are non-existent, the bar was closed (or never opened) when we wanted a nightcap at the ripe old hour of 11pm. It's a shame really - would it cost the owners so much to have someone carry your bags up? Or serve you a drink?

I can't make any judgements on the restaurant as we decided not to eat there at all - the entire region is full of places that offer the same menu for half the price - and I am more than willing to pay the full whack for food.

28 euros for a starter, 35 for a main - it simply doesn't make sense for hotel that charges 115 for a room and has plastic tables on the restaurant terrace.

This all sounds so negative, but I'm trying to be honest. A hostel in a chateau. voila.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

Fantastic building and location. Sadly this wonderful place is let down by a limited menu offering abysmal food and the way that the building has been divided up to maximise the number of bedrooms. We too were victims of the very narrow and very steep staircase (done, I think, to increase the number of bedrooms) - even my dogs had difficulty negotiating it!
Our lovely, large bedroom had a tiny, and I mean tiny, bathroom (the width of the sink with a recessed bath) which had nowhere to put a toilet bag and an even smaller, separate toilet where you could just about sit on the toilet and then bang your head on the sloping roof if taller than 5' 2" when you stood up!
The menu is great if all you want to eat is, or contains, foie gras. We stayed for 4 nights, but only ate dinner on 3 nights as the food was awful - badly cooked and presented - and the choice limited.
However, the staff were absolutely superb as was the very friendly service they provided -nothing was too much trouble. My overwhelming feeling is sadness as I think the chef is letting them all down very badly indeed. Steak frites in Sarlat was a better meal!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sewanee TN
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Located near the cultural site of Grotto Lascaux, Chateau de la Fleunie provided a peaceful and elegant place from which to explore. (We arranged tickets to the site at the desk.) The castle itself is backed against the mountains, and surrounded by the fields of the Vezere Valley. In the morning mist was rising from the hills across the valley and my children could watch the goats and speckled reindeer being fed. The pool is large and inviting, a great place to sun, although cool after a recent rain. Breakfast was ordinary, but the evening meal in the dining hall was quite flawless and plays to regional favorites. (Kids menus available.) There is a bar tucked away just past reception where we ordered a glass of port, then snuck into the far room to watch the World Cup! The staff were excellent and the rooms comfortable (we chose the more modestly priced ones in the refurbished stable.) Montignac is close by and offers the town experience. For us it was a magical sanctuary in the Perigord...

Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

We got married at La Fleunie in 2006. We hired the whole chateau for a weekend and shared the most amazing weekend of our lives with family and friends in the wonderful surroundings and ambience provided at this idyllic chateau.

The rooms are amazing, clean and comfortable, the staff are welcoming, accommodating, and amiable. The food was outstanding and many of our guests stayed for extra days to make the most of the luxury the hotel provided.

I cannot fault one thing with this hotel, and can't wait to go back again this summer with our son.

  • Stayed April 2007, 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
111 hotel reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

Took a detour to visit the Lascaux caves on my way from Limoges to Bordeaux, and decided to spend a night at this establishment. It was rather a challenge to get to the hotel if coming from the Lascaux caves (driving through a forest and narrow unpaved roads), but if you come directly off the freeway to the hotel, then it was pretty much a straight shot.

The hotel was in an open field, very airy, with a petting zoo of sort. My room is in the back of the hotel (drag your own suitcases up narrow wooden spiral staircase). The front staff is very nice and helpful, and the restaurant has locals eating there as well. The food is local, and decent. Definitely a good option for a one night stay while traveling in this part of the country.

Stayed April 2008
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Address: Rue d'Aubas, 24570 Condat-sur-Vezere, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Dordogne > Condat-sur-Vezere
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Condat-sur-Vezere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau de la Fleunie 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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