This was our second visit to this hotel , first was in june 2009 .
We knew from our first visit that the decoration/furniture of the rooms is worn and olddated , beds not very comfortable , but on the other hand there is the relaxation center ( indoor pool , sauna , steam room , jacuzzi and also massages ) , an outdoor pool , and not at least the position . It is situated in a village with only a few houses , the area is " green " , in the evening there is almost no noise and the view from the terrace of your room or the restaurant/bar is lovely .
Most of the staff are friendly . Breakfast is good , one minus : why do some customers get coffee served at table and do others have to get it themselves from the buffet ?
We were not the only ones to question this .
The tittle " ups and downs " refers to the restaurant . We had three diners and only one was fully satisfactory . It felt as if there are two teams in the kitchen ; one team can handle the stress : plates come regulary and the foor is prepared the way it should be , but team 2 gives you long waits and some of the food is either under or overcooked .
There is also no " plate of the day " or light stuff for lunch , so if you stay at the hotel during the day you are almost forced to go out for lunch . I think the hotel could gain a lot by giving this issue more attention ; at noon the restaurant was deserted while another restaurant " L'Escale at Remigny, 1,5 km on the road to Chagny ,was full .
All in all it certainly is a good place for a stop over on the way to the south , also for a weekend but for longer stays I would like to see some changes done to the catering and the comfort in the rooms .