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“a piece of real french chic right behind moet”
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Le Clos Raymi
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Epernay
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

This is a lovely place to stay in Epernay. Good themed rooms in true chic french style. It's not a chain as already pointed out....and this is the real bonus in my view! Secure parking is a useful addition (with magnetic secure access which must be a relatively recent addition since the previous reviewers got locked out......I wonder if they thought of asking before going out?). Breakfast was fabulous (if a bit pricey at €14 per person) home made stewed fruits, fromage frais, selection of breads and pastries with the addition of eggs if required (unususal in France in my experience), especially the morning that it was warm enough to take it on the patio.

Previous reviewers who assert that the owner, Madame Woda, is rude may be missing the point. I'm sure if you approach her and shout in English you're more than likely to recieve a curt response. However, when approached with my modest amount of French she was perfectly charming and helped recommend a fantastic restaurant for our dinner (Le Berceux if you want to know and are keen to dine in style.... and the restaurant, not the Bistro, as Mme Woda helpfully pointed out). All the other staff were helpful and at least one spoke fluent English....if you're worried about the language.

Ok, yes the area is a mite 'industrial' if you call the back door of Moet and Chandon, where they import the grapes and export the fizz industrial, but it couldn't be better for walking accessibility to Epernay Centre, tourist information and the Ave du Champagne.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

This is a lovely small typically French B+B in a beautiful old building – once part of the Moet et Chandon Champagne property portfolio. The staff are really friendly and welcoming, and the rooms are nicely done, although if you're looking for the corporate chain feel, you won't find it here!
Free car park (gated with security keys provided), average French breakfast, a small selection of drinks available in the lounge, no food in the evening but a little gem of a place in what could be described as a bit of a tourist town…...but don't miss the Saturday market – it's one of the best I've seen.
It's about a ten minute walk into town, and the location's a bit unusual as it's stuck between residential and commercial developments, but it's very quiet - at least at the weekend when we were there. There's a large school opposite which might make it busier during the week.
Very well located for the Avenue de Champagne, and lots of local information available in the hotel lobby. We went to the Moet et Chandon and the Mercier houses – very different experiences but Mercier gets my vote.
All in all, a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2010

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights whilst travelling around France. The hotel is an attractive detached house in the centre of Epernay, located only a couple of minutes' walk from the Avenue du Champagne, so ideally suited for visiting the Champagne houses. Our room was fairly small and in need of redecoration in places, although we liked its slightly eclectic mix of furnishings and its very "French" feel. The only real problem with the hotel was the lack of a warm welcome. As soon as we arrived, we were shown directly to our room. Whilst there were what appeared to be communal areas such as a living room, no attempt was made to show them to us or invite us to use them. With no one friendly to ask, we struggled to find good restaurants in the town (those recommended on TA being closed on the days we were there). In short, we felt that the proprietor was tolerating the presence of her guests, rather than welcoming them, and as a result we spent rather more time in our room than I would have liked. With some hesitation, I would recommend this hotel simply because it was a more pleasant place to stay than a chain hotel, which appears to be the alternative option.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We ended up staying in this gorgeous hotel at the last minute because we turned up to our booked accomodation and it was absolutely horrendous.
This is the most beautiful house with such a tranquil garden. All the rooms have an individual style and has such French class. My sisters and I slept in 'The Loft' and the room was beautiful. Gorgeous interior decorations and a funky bathroom.
The owner is such a sweet woman she speaks very basic English but we managed to have wonderful conversations and she was so happy to recommend things to do and places to eat.
This town is a really beautiful place. I live in Switzerland so I am spoilt for beautiful scenary but this town is something special. I would recommend hiring a car because there is some really beautiful driving out through the vinyards.
I highly recommend this hotel and it's warm and welcoming staff!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

We love this B&B. It's one of the nicest place we stayed during our 2 weeks driving in France. Our room "Provencale" was lovely and well appointed. Although the bed was a little small, it was comfortable and had nice linen & pillows. The shower was average size with L'Occitane toiletries which was great.

The breakfast was relatively expensive as pointed out by previous reviewers but very nice - all quality home cooked food.

We found the hotel charming with interesting art pieces & decors in the lounge. The original mosaic floor at the entrance was nice and still in great condition. We were there only 2 nights but wished we could stay longer.

We shared a drink (champagne of course) at the lounge before heading off to town for dinner one evening. The owner was more than happy for us to use her wine glasses and also offered us some nibblies/nuts from her kitchen. She didnt speak much English but the other staff did. We found the staff friendly and very helpful.

We would stay here again if we come back to Epernay.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

We had a group of us occupying four of the seven rooms in the hotel. It is a lovely place and all rooms were clean. One room had a proper shower while the others had the typical French hand held shower head in the tub and no shower curtain. The breakfast was good, but is not included in the room rate. While the property is very nice for a B&B, the owner was dreadful. She stared at us with a very nasty look when we came in at 10:00 PM and quietly tip toed to our rooms (the hotel is quite noisy due to the hard wood floors and the clunky locks). We were not making a peep of noise, but she definitely made us feel like we were 10 years old and in trouble for coming home after our curfew. One day we sat in the garden having a drink and she made it clear she was put out when we asked for some ice and a bit of cold water to chill our champagne. She kept sticking her head out the window to give us a nasty look. While the facilities are very nice they can not overcome the nastiness of the owner.

Note that many of the champagne houses are closed on the weekend and many of the restaurants are closed on Sunday and Monday, so you might want to visit the area during the week if possible. Also, after having spent time in Reims I would stay there next time since there is not much going on in Epernay

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 23, 2009

The Provencale room was very nice. The bed was was very small, but the room spacious and well appointed. Breakfast was very nice and worth the 14 euros, but we strongly feel it should have been included in the rate as it is with most similar properties we have stayed. The location is excellent. It is about a 10 min walk into the center of town. The walk from town is slightly up hill, but anyone in reasonable fitness should find it easy.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3 rue Joseph de Venoge, 51200, Epernay, France
Location: France > Grand Est > Marne > Epernay
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Epernay
Price Range: $139 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Clos Raymi 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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