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Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes
Ranked #1 of 7 Olonzac B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“A Great B&B!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We spent 3 wonderful days at the Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes in May, 2013. Kay and Mark are great hosts and we enjoyed many interesting conversations around their breakfast table and in their sunny courtyard. Mark's recommendations for area attractions were much appreciated and they even drove us to a wonderful restaurant in a near-by town so that we could indulge in an extra glass of local wine with our dinner. Our room and en suite were comfortable and beautifully decorated. Thanks, Kay and Mark - your B&B is located in a beautiful area of France with lots to see and do.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of Sainte-Hélène, it is much appreciated. We value your very kind comments and also enjoyed our morning and evening catchups (including your stories of NZ)! It was our pleasure to offer you the restaurant service which allowed you a choice of restaurants slightly further afield. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sainte-Hélène if you are ever in this part of France again!
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We went for an extended weekend stay in early May this year. This small B&B was just what we wanted. The rooms are lovely, with extremely comfortable beds. Surprisingly, even though the house is situated in a village, the nights were very quiet. Mark and Kay were perfect hosts, and gave us a lot of good advice and helped us make the best of our stay. Lots of things to do in the surrounding areas, and less than an hour from the sea. We'll definitely consider coming back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. We know that you had limited time while you were visiting but we were happy that you were able to enjoy the area to the extent you did, including a wine tour. As you mentioned, there are a lot of things to do in the surrounding area and we look forward to welcoming you back on your possible return.
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The first thing to say is that there needs to be a 'better than excellent' option for sleep quality! My goodness the beds are comfy! All in all our stay was an excellent experience. Mark and Kay were superb hosts, the breakfast was delicious and the rooms and decor were effortlessly stylish without being pretentious. The area is a lovely part of France not overdone by too many tourists. Ryan Air fly to many airports in the area (best are Carcassonne and Bezier). Olonzac is a lovely working French town and there are enough good little restaurants (about five) to satisfy. Mark or Kay also offer to drive you to a good restaurant nearby which is an option too. We enjoyed Olonzac so much that we didn't take them up on their kind offer. I loved it so much that I suggested a visit to my parents who stayed there and were equally glowing. I am not saying any more because I think I want to keep this hidden gem to myself!!!! Seriously though..go. You will love it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thanks so much for taking to the time to post a review on your stay at Sainte-Hélène.
We really appreciate the ‘better than excellent’ comment about your sleep quality! This is what we were aiming for when we chose the beds and linen...
We agree with your comments about Olonzac having good options for restaurants (as well as the nearby villages).

Thank you for recommending us to your parents - word of mouth is our best advertisement!
We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Olonzac.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Olonzac is the perfect location for a short stay in the Languedoc region,there is so much to see that we were almost spoilt for choice .Olanzac itself is an attractive town with a particularly lively bar,and some good restaurants and pizzeria however the main reason to stay is this great Chambres d Hotes,beautiful stylish rooms, incredible comfy beds, and bedding,delicious breakfasts and charming and hospitable hosts who couldnt do enough for you.Excellent in every way.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Olonzac...we were originally attracted to this area for all that it had to offer in close proximity.
Thank you for your kind words about Sainte-Hélène...we thoroughly enjoyed your visit and look forward to you coming to stay again if you need another few days to chill out!
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just finished staying here for one week after a month of traveling throughout France. What a wonder find and stay. Mark and Kay are just wonderful hosts who did everything possible to make our stay a memorable one. They are full of information about the area, best routes, parking, and sights not to be missed. We stayed in the available apartment within the B&B and found it just wonderful. Modern, fully equipped, spotlessly clean, with personal touches throughout. It is extraordinarily quiet and within two minutes walking range of town and just wonderful bakeries! The Tuesday market is not to be missed in Olonzac. The website very accurately represents this charming property. The bedding and ultra modern shower are top of the line. Not sure we have ever found more comfortable bedding and lodging so well thought out. Olonzac is simply a charming village perfectly situated in the heart of the Minervois and wonderful wineries, olive oil mills, charming restaurants and historic sites. If traveling in this area of France, this property is worth a detour!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your stay in the apartment at Sainte-Hélène. We really enjoyed having you here and appreciate your kind comments.

With you never having been to this region before, we were very happy that you chose Sainte-Hélène and Olonzac as the base for the last week of your holiday!

Thank you for your feedback on our website - it is good to know that our photographs accurately represent our property, which can be difficult.

We have tried to use our own experiences when staying away from home to make the apartment facilities as inviting and comfortable as possible. Happy to have your approval!!

Thank you again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you again to Sainte-Hélène!
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Weiden, Germany
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have spent a perfect training camp in Olonzac, cycling in the Sevenna mountains, the Pyrennes, and the coastal area of the midi. The excellent food, blissfully soft beds and the stylish shower helped us to recover quickly from our long rides. It was also a pleasure to talk to the very friendly hosts who advised us where to cycle and to go on our day off. We can recommend any cyclist to plan their holiday in the area and in particular to stay with Mark and Kay in Sainte-Helene.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review after your training camp in Olonzac!
You were an inspiration to us with your dedication and we are glad we could assist with your recovery with a comfy bed and shower!
We enjoyed our daily chats over breakfast - it was fun knowing how you went the day before and where you were heading each day.
We hope you can make it back to Sainte-Hélène in the future for another training camp!
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Bayreuth, Germany
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The wonderful hosts catered to all our needs with particular attention to details (for example: we got a large variety of breads and jam for breakfast which we loved). The hosts speak English fluently which was a big plus for us. They also advised us on the most beautiful tours in Languedoc Roussillon, dining, wine tastings and where to best park the car when driving into the cities. The room and bathroom were a dream come true for us, had high-speed internet and anything we could wish for. Olonzac has the right size for such a holiday- some nice restaurants, bars, post office, and shops without being to 'touristic'.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Helene, Owner at Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you taking the time to write a review and for your kind words following your holiday in Olonzac.

We take great pride in offering our guests the best possible experience, so we are happy that you enjoyed the variety at breakfast and loved your room and bathroom!

We agree that Olonzac is a perfect spot - not too touristy but with enough facilities to enjoy your holiday.

We look forward to you coming to visit again in the future.
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Property: Sainte-Helene Chambres d'Hotes
Address: 16 Avenue d Azillanet, 34210 Olonzac, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Herault > Olonzac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Olonzac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Les chambres d’hôtes & appartement de Sainte-Hélène" is a luxury B & B and apartment in the heart of Olonzac village, capital of the Minervois, part of the world’s largest wine producing region in the south of France. Sainte-Hélène is a large village house with records dating back to 1890 with high ceilings throughout and maintaining many original features. We have also added everything today’s traveller would require in a luxury B & B. ... more   less 
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