Not the easiest place to find because it is not actually in B-s-L and there are few signs until one is right on top of the place and were very faded to the point of being almost illegible with one made of cardboard, half hanging off another sign. Once through the gates the short drive up to the chateau was pleasing enough; then it was disappointing from then on. The glass in the front door was filthy from 1000 hand and paw prints and the rest of the place was similarly grubby. It had an unpleasant odour - undefinable, really. Rotting food, maybe(?) Thick dust on everything, blown light bulbs, ancient dead plants and it was slightly crunchy under-foot. As kind as it was to be offered tea on arrival, we could have lived without dirty chipped and cracked cups with weak, luke warm tea.
Our "suite" was filthy and uncomfortable. Dirty lavatories, peeling bath, wardrobe which wouldn't open, one bedside lamp was broken: completely exposed wires etc! This was pointed out but left. I don't think the bed-linen was clean and the "suite" had never seen a vacuum cleaner. The breakfast was ok, only ok. I dread to think what the kitchen was like. And the price: 120 euros per night!!! And we were upgraded..... from what?!
- Also Known As:
- Chateau Des Riffets France/Bretteville-Sur-Laize