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Clos La Boetie
Ranked #34 of 35 Hotels in Sarlat-la-Caneda
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel, from the beautiful bedroom, and the oh so very comfy luxurious bed, to the gardens where we enjoyed a chilled bubbly in the evening as the sun went down. The staff were wonderful, friendly and could not have done anymore to be of help. The location was handy with only a 10 minute stroll into town. Sarlat is a wonderful town and we were treated so well by all the locals, who not only tolerated my 30 words or less of French, but coached me along with the language. We hired bikes from a small company just around the corner from the park as you entered the town from the hotel, and did a 60 km bike ride to Souillac and back which was terrific and mostly flat, popping into villages along the way.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a nice property well-located just outside the old town and easy walking distance, with good parking even in high season and good ingress and egress for touring. The pool and yard are nice amenities for the heat of summer. But there is a significant range of room prices and, from I can tell, there is no good reason to spend more than the minimum if you can. When you are not out touring the area or Sarlat, the yard is good enough for relaxing and reading. We did not purchase the breakfast here as we found many options for breakfasts in town or in nearby villages, at a fraction of the price.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Ann D
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We booked this hotel because we wanted to be close to the centre of Sarlat. Location was perfect. 10 min easy walk into town. Well positioned also for getting out of town for excursions. We never had a problem finding on street parking nearby even in July and didn't use the parking spot we had booked through the hotel. We wandered into town everyday for breakfast and dinner and enjoyed the walk. Sarlat is a beautiful location and really worth 3/4 days (although we were really bored of duck by the 4th day and every restaurant has exactly the same menu!)
On the plus side the rooms were spacious and the 2 rooms we had (Marqueyssac and Milandes) both had small sitting areas in addition to the bedroom area with a second tv. Marqueyssac also had a balcony - nIce to have an outside area for pre dinner drinks, playing cards with the kids and drying our washing but uninspiring view onto neighbouring hotel. The pool was good for the kids and not crowded. We loved the small size of hotel, it was quiet and we hardly saw another guest The beds were especially comfortable and the wifi worked well. I couldn't fault the service - staff were great, receptionist welcoming and helpful and the cleaner even brought our washing in from the balcony when it rained. exceptional.

On the negative side the hotel is very expensive - ranking up here with our hotels in Venice and Rome and I think overpriced. However there is limited accommodation in central Sarlat so I guess they can charge a premium. Breakfast - which we only had once when it was pouring with rain and we didn't feel like walking into town- was unexciting and I wouldn't recommend it. The biggest negative which will probably make me not want to stay here again was that the hotel is not a non smoking hotel and our room smelled of stale smoke so strongly that even after 3 days of all windows open and bathroom fans on the smell still lingered. The children's bedroom (Milandes) on the 3rd floor was much more romantic than Marqueyssac and I would have preferred that to our room even though it was cheaper.

Conclusion - I didn't love this hotel for some reason although I really wanted to.

Room Tip: Milandes for romance
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Kookaburra58
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

We rented two of the 11 rooms for 4 nights and had a wondeful time. The staff was extremely helpful, and the rooms were spacious enough and attractively furnished. The wifi worked well enough, though a bit weak. This small hotel is a little bit of luxury in a locale where it was difficult to find quality accomodations. They had a unique job combination that actually worked well. I.e., the front desk attendant is also the breakfast restaurant waiter, but they pulled it off. The breakfast was delightful. Breads and pastries were fresh and well made, and eggs were prepared perfectly. Coffee came promptly (thankfully). The only nit is that the scales in both rooms did not work because of dead batteries. Either replace the batteries or remove the scales please. But, that is only a nit. The location is close enough to the medieval village for walking accessibility, and far enough away for nighttime peace and quiet. We would stay here again should we return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank NJ-Eric
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

This is a long overdue review for a truly superior little gem of a hotel. My wife and I had actually checked into another nearby hotel in the Dordogne that came highly rated, but after one night in a sad two-room suite that looked like it was decorated at a Salvation Army thrift shop, we immediately began making plans to get out while the getting was good. Having read positive reviews about La Boetie, despite its not having a restaurant, we drove to Sarlat, checked out the sole accommodation that was available (a romantic bi-level suite) and immeidately put down the credit card to secure the room while we raced back to the former hotel to pack and check out.

It was the best decision we could have made. The hotel's setting was peaceful, but only four blocks from the town walls and all the activity that is Sarlat. We quickly found a little cafe for breakfast (the hotel does serve breakfast but dining in town among the regulars was more fun). After just a few days, the proprietor of the cafe even had our tea waiting for us as we walked down the street toward our favorite outdoor table.

Back to the hotel, the true star of the show. Our suite could not have been more romantic. The odd roof line (we were at the top of the mini-turret of the manse) and colorful French provincial fabrics, little sitting nooks and bric-a-brac created a real country house feel that was both comfortable and sophisticated. When the Internet didn't work one evening, the staff climbed into the attic to try to get it fixed. They didn't get it fixed that night but we appreciated the sincere effort - the router was fixed the next morning so not much lost on a holiday in any event. The staff was helpful at every turn, oh so polite and able to speak English well (we speak French and like practicing when we travel).

Some have complained that street parking can be difficult around the hotel. Funnily enough, we never found the hotel's private parking lot on the side street, as we just never knew which gate to try to unlock. However, we never had difficulty finding parking on the street and one at least a couple of times we were within a whisper of the front door.

Sarlat is charming but gets crowded. By our smart move to La Boetie we had the best of both worlds - the bustle of Sarlat whenever we wanted it, and the serentiy of what felt like a private home where we could be coddled whenever we needed it.

Room Tip: The suites are just beautiful and you cannot go wrong with them - large, comfortable and quirky in a...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed seven nights Clos La Boetie. It is an eleven suite hotel, small and intimate. David and his colleagues were friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. Our rooms had double closets, luxurious linens and king bed, robes and slippers and lots of room to accomodate luggage. There were tables and lamps where you need them, chairs and sofa for viewing two tvs, one in each room. Breakfast each morning was to order and either in our room on in their cosey dining/ sitting room off the lobby. The patios are surrounded by beautiful landscaping where you can sit outside and enjoy a drink from the shared hotel next door. There is also a pool and many lounge chairs to sit in the sun or read. We were lucky to have stayed in a beautiful hotel with a friendly staff and in the beautiful of Sarlat.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Nefa45
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

This hotel is effectively the luxury annexe to a very good quality 3* hotel with which it shares grounds and a pool. However, all services and reception areas are completely separate.

The staff are courteous and accommodated every request with a smile (and prompt attention). The room we stayed in for 4 days was clean, spacious and beautifully maintained. It had a well furnished private terrace which was a delight.

We were welcomed with a gift of local wine and some most beautifully tasting macaroons. Every evening the beds were turned down and chocolates (beautifully presented) were left.

We pre-booked private parking which was perhaps 100m from the hotel. This was secured and could be easily accessed using the room key (It seemed to be attached to a private house and for use only by La Boetie guests).

The town is a short stroll away (10 minute stroll, 5 minute walk) and is full of restaurants and bars. There is a restaurant a minute away, which looked good. We didn't use it, preferring the atmosphere of the old town.

Not doubt at all, if staying again in the Dordogne, we wouldn't hesitate to return to Clos La Boetie.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clos La Boetie

Address: 95 avenue de Selves, 24200, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Dordogne > Sarlat-la-Caneda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sarlat-la-Caneda
Price Range: $186 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clos La Boetie 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CLOS LA BOETIE brings complete harmony with a luxurious, comfortable and romantic setting. It's modernity and peacefulness, provide and added dream-like quality to the discovery of this region of great cultural and gastronomic wealth.Located in the town centre, this charming XIXth century mansion, a genuine haven of peace, offers you accommodation in stylish decor, filled with antique family furniture and rich fabrics of glistening colours.Louis XV, armchairs, marble fire-places, pedestral tables, low fire-side chairs. ... more   less 
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