The “Chateau de Guilguiffin is most probably one of the greatest and most remarkable places you can stay at. It is not a chateau turned into a boring and anonymous hotel but still a genuine chateau from 15th century where you get a room and stay with other people for several days. This is maybe an important information for you if you want a posh hotel with luxury services.
The welcome to the chateau was really friendly. It was like “come in and feel at home” or “my chateau is your chateau”. Almost the whole building is opened for the guests. If you like, you can bring your food or have dinner in the salon downstairs or outside in the huge garden. (This is of cause only possible, because the Chateau does not have an own restaurant.)
Breakfast is eaten in “family style” at a huge table in the kitchen of the chateau where you can talk with other guests / the owners of the chateau. I am honest and have to admit that I am the type of person that does not talk much before one litre of coffee. So I wasn’t too pleased at first with that situation. But actually I found that I liked if quite well after the first morning. Somehow this is the special thing about this place. Staying in the Chateau is not anonymous as in a hotel. The breakfast itself, to finally mention this, is okay but nothing fance. But that is typically French I’d say.
Our room, sorry: salon, was huge, almost sized as a flat. Next to the huge bedroom with a great view out into the garden (park) there’s a smaller room with a TV set and a bathroom. Furniture and everything in the rooms looks authentic (I am sure much of the things there are authentic). So staying in such a room becomes something quite special. You maybe could think that old equals shabby. But no, everything was perfectly tidy. So I really enjoyed the stay.
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Guilguiffin France/Brittany - Landudec