We chose Hotel des Recollets despite the few negative reviews on this site (and because of the positive ones) because it sounded like a perfect hotel for our purposes. We stayed there 7 days (Sept. 27-Oct. 3, '07) and used the charming town of Sarlat-la-Caneda as our home base, making day trips around this fascinating region. Looking back now on the six previous reviews, it's difficult to imagine what experience produced those negative reviews (unfriendly, arrogant, stand-offish, stale croissants, bad coffee, breakfast not worth 6.5 euros, etc.). The staff were always friendly and helpful, and Emilie in particular is charming and speaks excellent English. Although the owners were not exactly effusive, they were certainly polite, never arrogant. The only slightly aloof creature there was the resident cat. The breakfast was more than adequate: croissants were fresh, coffee delicious and ample, also there was juice, yogurt and prunes. It's about 350 steps downhill from the free (a big bonus) parking to the hotel and you have to cross a busy two-lane street. We were in room 319, which was fairly large and quite bright with a king-size bed and a roomy and well-appointed bathroom. No hairdryer but you can borrow one from reception. We plan to go back to Sarlat and will stay at the Hotel des Recollets again. It was our favorite hotel of the five we stayed in during our two-week stay and the others were all three-stars.
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- Also Known As:
- Des Recollets Hotel
- Hotel Des Recollets France/Sarlat-La-Caneda