We had booked for two nights in the "Piggeonaire". The owner had told us she would be away, but we would be looked after by her "able American assistant". After we had been in the room for a few minutes, there was a noise like a small jackhammer from the bathroom. It lasted for a few seconds and then re-occurred intermittently at random times. Sometimes every few minutes and sometimes not for 30 or 40 minutes. It went on all night. It was impossible to sleep. In the morning I complained to the American assistant who made no apology, but merely said "ok".
I then spoke to the owner on the telephone who to my astonishment said she knew about the noise, but claimed that it only occurred when someone in the Chateau turned on the water!
The price of the room was 125 euros. The owner had the temerity to only offer a discount of 25 euros. We eventually settled at 50 euros and left after a very poor breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Bordeaux vineyard, Chateau Carbonneau is ideally situated between Saint Emilion and Bergerac. In a unique and idyllic setting, the chateau offers luxury accommodation and fine wines on the slopes of Pessac sur Dordogne. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau Carbonneau Hotel Pessac-Sur-Dordogne
- Chateau Carbonneau France/Pessac-Sur-Dordogne