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Le Clos- Relais et Chateaux
98, rue de la Ferte-Vidame, 27130 Verneuil-sur-Avre, France   |  
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Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
“Fabulous, fabulous place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a simply magnificent place. The site was beautiful. The staff could not have been more enthusiastic, more warm, more helpful. The food was magnificent. Eric and Odile's, the proprietors, were especially welcoming and helpful, not only in describing the details of the meals (which were superb) but also in helping us with the rest of our itinerary. This is a hotel to go out ofyour way for. We intend to come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at Le Clos for one night in May. There were 3 of us. My spouse, my 9 year old boy and I. By the time we had been traveling for 2 weeks around Normandy and Brittany and we mostly had stayed at the hotels of Relais and Chateaux chain. The members of the chain are normally very good but Le Clos was really outstanding. The friendliness of its owners makes the place different. It has a soul which unfortunately a rare thing these days. I may call myself quite an experience and demanding traveller and its not so easy to surprise me but Eric and Odile managed to do it. And after all there quisine was superb. They take all ingredients from there local farms and all food is organic. I can strongly recommend the place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Angers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was our first visit although we are Relais et Chateaux 5C Club members. It was excellent. A charming building tastefully restored and in excellent repair. A enthusiastic welcome from a couple who clearly love their metier.
We had a junior suite which was well furnished and very comfortable with a view of the tallest bell tower in Europe and overlooking one of "les plus beaux villages de France".
The bathroom was very modern with bath and shower, hairdryer and toiletriesetc. One small gripe - why the modern trend to not provide face cloths? This hotel is not unique in this.
The food was good, the wine list extensive -pricey in clarets but some good bottles from elsewhere. Service was also good. Everything served with a smile. Most enjoyable stay and thoroughly worth a detour. Go soon- you will not regret it

Room Tip: Junior suite excellent
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Fifield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Not being on the main thoroughfare we found the hotel was very well worth taking the extra mile for.
The host and hostess were excellent in their hospitality, the language was not a barrier, we should learn more French but Eric's sense of humour shined through,the room was exactly as we expected and dinner was excellent, a feast in fact.

We will endeavour to return to this haven of peace

Patricia and David

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spent 3 nights at this small and charming hotel and were given excellent service and attention by the proprietors Eric and Odile. Our spacious suite had been refurbished just before we arrived and was very comfortable and well equipped. The room had 3 large Georgian style windows so was very light and airy. The king size bed was very comfortable. As we stayed during cool April weather we didn’t need to open the windows. It’s possible there may be slight traffic noise from the road a few hundred yards away if they were opened but we were not aware of it when walking round the grounds in the day. In summer the trees would hide the road which didn’t trouble us at all during our stay despite both being light sleepers. The bathroom and separate toilet were also very spacious and the massage shower was a treat. The cuisine at dinner was superb and the breakfast was also excellent. A choice of 2 cereals was on the table and yogurt and fresh fruit, croissants, bread, butter and conserves were brought along with the tea and coffee.
Unusually there was no breakfast menu and we discovered, on reading the brochure in the room later, that we could have ordered hot food. However, we had more than enough to eat and it was all good quality.
The owners lent us bikes and we did a 25km ride in the surrounding countryside. The town was easy to walk to and it was very pleasant exploring the medieval streets.
The owners are adding a bistro, a spa and a conservatory as well as restoring more rooms in a separate building. This will extend the facilities and should appeal to a wider clientele.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Thank you Eric and Odile for a warm welcome and lovely dinner tonight.

The suite itself is absolutely charming and so well fitted out- we do not want to leave. The fitments and soft furnishings are elegant and beautifully put together. The views to the garden quite superb.

The dinner tonight was delicious, inventive and colourful. I am so sorry you are not open for dinner on the Monday night but at least we shall share breakfast for two mornings.

The town itself is pretty and the hostellerie Le Clos is so close to the historic walks and the centre of town.

I can't praise Eric and Odile's attention to detail and friendly, warm welcome enough. They immediately help guests to feel at ease. Thank you so much.

Candy White

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

As we drove into the drive the owner came out to meet us. A very warm and friendly welcome. We were staying at the hotel as well as having dinner there. Our room was just as we expected. Dinner was as good as we expected it to be. When you get to this level it has to be good and it met expectations. We would definitely go back if we were in the area. The owner and his wife are a lot of fun to talk to so the stay was very pleasant.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Clos- Relais et Chateaux

Address: 98, rue de la Ferte-Vidame, 27130 Verneuil-sur-Avre, France
Location: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Eure > Verneuil-sur-Avre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Verneuil-sur-Avre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le ClosL'histoire started around 1770,*When the nuns of the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas bought the land under the old regime called "The garden of the Beguine". Bordered by the remains of city walls and a tower called the white tower, the plots became peasant gardens. A century later, in 1886 - under the protection of a gentleman benefactor of the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas - a Castel was born. The Benedictine nuns began hosting families opened a school for girls of the abbey.The round tower and the square pavilion, pepper-pot roofs and four slopes, false battlements and tall chimneys, windows and doors decorated with braces, and a harmonious example of architectural style Viollet-Le-Duc.The mansion was an inspiration for the architect to draw on the exceptional tower houses that adorn the town of Verneuil since the fifteenth century. In gothic style, the walls come alive with color. ... more   less 
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