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“This is the place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Relais de Saint Preuil
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lieu-dit Chez Riviere | Vineyards of Cognac, 16130 Saint-Preuil, France   |  
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Folsom, Ca.
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“This is the place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

It about 20 Kilometers to Cognac, but well worth the drive. Four of us stayed two nights and were sad to leave. Our favorite place on our trip through France. As stated in other reviews, do yourself a favor and have dinner every night of your stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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studio city, ca
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This was a business stay during the Angouleme BD fest, and we selected it primarily because of the lack of rooms closer to the city. That said, however, we loved it, despite the 40m drive to town. The staff was incredibly welcoming, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the countryside was absolutely beautiful. Next time, we will book more time to relax and appreciate the environment!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aude, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We spent 2 nights with Mme Montembault in October, when it was quiet and the days sunny.

It was a great experience, the room as described (Le Patachon - with 4 poster bed) and the surroundings peaceful and inspiring.

We ate both evenings in the hotel, and the food was excellent. It was French Home Cooking at its best, not gastronomic, but local dishes prepared superbly, accompanied by local aperitifs, wine and, of course, cognac.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

It can sometimes be a worry when returning to a place which has so many happy memories. Not the case with Le Relais, in fact our stay was even better than last year. Christine's cooking seemed even better, if thats possible, and our leisurely evening meal (with aperitits and wine) will be savoured for a long, long time. This is a wonderful place but keep it to yourselves, I don't want everyone finding out about it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent but there are low beams upstairs. The 4 poster in Le Patachon is the mos...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Wonderful & relaxing holiday in a beautiful location. Madame Christine was a very welcoming host and her cooking delicious especially the home made cakes for breakfast! Our room was just like the picture on the web site, stylish, comfortable and very clean.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

The relais is located in a beautiful setting and is surrounded by Cognac vineyards as far as the eye can see. The scenery is somewhat reminiscent of Tuscany. The relais is a beautifully restored stagecoach post and the rooms are impeccably and tastefully decorated. It is ideally located for exploring the Charente region.
The hostess/owner is extremely pleasant, very helpful with suggestions for exploring the area and very accommodating if one were to have the dinner at the relais. Basically she prepares the same meal for everyone and will try to accommodate particular eating habits which the guests may have. The facility also has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool which unfortunately we could not enjoy due to the weather. I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vancouver bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We spent just one night at Le Relais de Saint Preuil and wished we had had more time. The pool, tennis court and overall environment are wonderful. The setting is lovely and the warmth and welcoming nature of our host, Christine was not only comforting, it was extremely professional. The family suite is ample and clean. And, the breakfast is wonderful! Home baked breads and cakes, great coffee and teas and an array of fruits, cereals, and cheese kept us going for the day!
We had a very nice home cooked meal (along with cognac tasting and education). If staying one night I might venture out into local villages for a meal; if staying several, it is def. worth having Christine's home cooking...straight from the pool to dining under the stars.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lieu-dit Chez Riviere | Vineyards of Cognac, 16130 Saint-Preuil, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente > Saint-Preuil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint-Preuil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Relais de Saint Preuil 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Relais de Saint Preuil is a luxury mansion that is an authentic 17th-18th C. Hamlet, a former coaching inn, ideally located in the heart of the Grande Champagne vineyards, where the best cognacs are elaborated.We will be pleased to give you our personal addresses to discover the vineyards, its traditional distilleries and the best products to taste.As the maosion is also our own house, you will enjoy Frecnh family food at our table d'hotes dinners. ... more   less 
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