A couple of months ago I departed by car from home in old blighty at 05:00 for a trip to the Dordogne, I arrived some 14 hours later to a warm welcome from Nicola. Some 90 seconds later with bags unceremoniously discarded in the lobby an ice cold beer was offered to the weary traveller and hastily consumed. Hence the title of my review!
Nicola and the team helped me with my French and recommended must see/do visits, restaurants, top tips, shops to get this and that - nothing was too much trouble. My room was very comfortable with ample space, clean and extremely quiet - important if you are a light sleeper.
This was my second stay in 2012 at Hotel de France et de Russie so I speak from experience, it’s a gem of a hotel. If, like me, you are bored with the prefabricated, characterless, corporate hotels that dominate Europe head here for charm and friendly hospitality – you won’t regret it but you will remember it long after your vacation is over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant, small luxury hotel, furnished with fine antiques offers you the charm, comfort and authenticity of a beautiful home. Set amidst pretty gardens with a terrace sheltered by fine trees the hotel is a haven of tranquility and is open 7 days a week, all year round. English, French and Spanish are spoken. Situated in the centre of Thiviers, opposite the Town Hall and surrounding parkland. Free high speed Internet access and secure parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De France Et De Russie Thiviers