We stayed here on a tour around Bordeaux for one night following a recommendation in our guide book. It is a really beautiful place, with a small park around it and perfect sitting places for dinner and breakfast next to a decorative pool, surrounded by the two wings of the building. The rooms are nice, only lacking air conditioning (we stayed during a very hot period).
The package for one night (159-179€ for two persons, very fair price) includes breakfast, dinner, a short tour to a nearby winery (if you want) and a bottle of wine + a can of foie gras to take home.
After coming back from the wine tour we settled for dinner around 8.30pm - and it took more than one hour (!) until we finally got something to drink. This was one of the signs that the service was way to slow (it was a single woman for the whole restaurant), who was obviously completely stressed and so could not manage to do it well enough. She told us, that this was not normal and we still enjoyed the great food, but this endless waiting for every step strongly affected the impression. For breakfast it was the same again - one service woman doing everything and so people started putting away used plates themselves to find a table in the shadow. We therefore got the impression it is a general problem that they don't get the appropriate number of staff there.
I still liked the place as it is truely beautiful, but the restaurant has to get more service staff to fit to the otherwise nice standard of hotel and very good food. If this is improved I can fully recommend to stay there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Domain of Valmont is the former(old) property of the XVIIIth century, transformed into Charming hotel situated at the heart of prestigious vineyards of Barsac-Sauternes. We propose oenological visits with our partner castles within the framework of weekend tasting. Our table d'hote proposes a gastronomy of the Southwest:foie fat house, steaklet of duck, Sauternes... Ideal place for your private receptions or professional meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domaine De Valmont France/Barsac