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“Tired. Weird. But not terrible.”
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Garabit Hotel
Reviewed August 20, 2013

First of all, this hotel is in a spectacular location. The viaduct (which fans of cheesy 70s disaster flick 'The Cassandra Crossing' will recognise instantly) is simply amazing, and it's all very pretty.

Alas the hotel itself is pretty much stuck in the same era. It's a big ocean liner of a place, and it's pretty obvious the current owners don't have the resources to renovate. The result is a not unpleasant faded 60s glamour that is just about on the acceptable side.

Having said that, the staff are friendly and work hard. The restaurant is fine (though it's a little on the expensive side), the room was spotless, the bed comfortable and the breakfast was great value. This hotel is just a few km from the A75 and is ideal for an overnight stay, but I'm not sure I'd want to stay longer - and its days as a destination in its own right are far, far behind it.

They do need to invest in some fly killers, as a matter of urgency.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

In the early summer I booked a triple bedded room with a lake view. We arranged for demi pension based on our room price of 80euros.
When we arrived to check in we were shown a room which looked nothing like my print off from their website for our triple room. I went back to the desk and said we wanted another room. The room was very basic, very hot and poorly equipped. It had no shutters only a curtain to cover the large window. The owner told me the hotel was full and this was the room I had booked and as it was for only one night we would have to manage.As we had travelled from Chaumont (3* Hotel -Logis) that day and Garabit is quite secluded we had no recourse except to stay there.
The bathroom was about 1 metre by 1.5 metres and very dark with a tiny shower that you could hardly get into (I didn't use it).
Dinner was alright but nothing special and breakfast was pretty bad overall.
The owner was very off-hand and unpleasant. We left as early as we could manage to go en-route to the south.
We are frequent users of Logis, having been familiar with standards for over 25 years in France. This Hotel is more like a 1* and not a 3* and I would not go there to Garabit again. The Hotel seems to be in need of some up-dating to bring it up to standard.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed here overnight during long drive from UK to the south of France. Owners and staff very friendly. Room had fantastic view over the lake. Good range of dishes on menu. Food good and reasonably priced. Free wifi in rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Chris C
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Lovely rooms overlooking the lake, excellent menu and very friendly owners.
This hotel is well above your expectations for an overnight stay, if money is no object you will love it, if your on a budget then you may be disappointed, this may be why it was almost empty which is a shame as the owners have tried very hard but may have gone a little to far up market for the clientele they are trying to attract, however if you want to treat your other half for a night then go for it

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed October 4, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2017
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garabit Hotel

Address: 15320 Anglards-de-Saint-Flour, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Cantal > Anglards-de-Saint-Flour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Anglards-de-Saint-Flour
Price Range: $78 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garabit Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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