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“First Visit- Delicious, Second- Disastrous.”

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Hostellerie Le Fenelon
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carennac
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We have rented a lovely house near Lubressac in the Lot for 5 weeks and loads of friends are visiting. We eat out about 3 times a week so now know the local culinary scene quite well. In our experience most restaurants are OK, one or two are very good (we most like theRelais des Gourmand in Gramat) and few are awful. The Fenelon has proved both good and utterly awful. We were 5 on our first visit and all had a delicious meal. A week later 8 of us returned and, at our recommendation, most had the pot of crayfish and shellfish in a rich creamy broth and the double lamb chop . They were no longer delicious, they were horrid, everyone was unanimous in this view. The desserts were mainly sugar and aerosol cream. Only the cheese board was good. Do not risk it! When it is good it may be very very good but when it is bad it is truly horrid.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This 2 star family run hotel offers basic but comfortable and immaculately clean rooms that are good value for money. We stayed for one night whilst visiting local Dordogne attractions such as Rocamadour and the Gouffre de Padirac, although the village of Carennac is worth a visit in its own right, being one of the most attractive villages in this part of the Dordogne valley.Our room had a river view and we enjoyed an excellent evening meal in the hotel restaurant. Happy to recommend this hotel if you want a good value value stay in a beautiful part of France. On the down side we noted no air conditioning so a stay in high summer may be less comfortable if you are not keen on the heat.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed 4 days during the heat wave of early August. The staff were friendly and accommodating (e.g., need to extend by a night). The town of Carrenac is tres jolie. The pool is great. We found the food at the restaurant terrific. Beware, there's no air conditioning and there's no WiFi, just a single ethernet cable. The old town is lovely and so are the newer bits. I hope to return.

If you want to see cave art, make a reservation. We loved La Forêt des Singes (Barbary Macaques sanctuary).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Michael S
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

When you've been walking in the heat of August, it's nice to arrive at this little hotel and cool off in the pool. That was our experience. Located in the village of Carennac, beside the river, the hotel provides all you want: a good meal, a comfortable room and good service. It's worth walking round the old town, which has lots of picturesque buildings and views. But best of all, there's the piscine!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ron F
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Since the change of ownership this hotel's restaurant is no longer excellent. We ate here on Mother's day, french one, a year or two ago, both dining rooms were packed out, with a super menu well cooked and served. Today, Mother's day again, only the smaller dining room was open, there was no atmosphere and only elderly people, no children out with their mother, young or old. No special menu was offered, the service was not friendly, when the food arrived it was overcooked and the time between courses was too long, even for a french restaurant. With the number of covers being served, this should have been an opportunity to excel.
So no longer good value, better value can be found in one of the many other restaurants in the village.
Such a pity that this once excellent hotel has lost its way, and apparently most of its clientele.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had a one night stay in this lovely hotel. We were on a walking holiday in the unseasonable cold & rain. The owner made us most welcome & wasn't worried about our dirty state on arrival.
O well heated room overlooking the Dordogne was perfect -a bath, a separate toilet + entrance lobby. We had an excellent meal in the restaurant. Everything was perfect..

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JosaphatPark
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

I stayed two night at The Hostellerie Fenelon while hiking through the Dordogne region. It was a lovely stay. The hotel is bright, clean, charming and welcoming. One feels that they are really in France, and not at some big fancy hotel which could be 'anywhere'. The dining room is large and light although I prefered to eat al fresco on the patio. It backs on to the Dordogne river, and is convenient for local exploring. There are several local restaurants and bars nearby. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hostellerie Le Fenelon

Address: Lieu Dit le Bourg, 46110 Carennac, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Lot > Carennac
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carennac
Price Range: $63 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostellerie Le Fenelon 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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