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Auberge des Vieux Moulins Banaux
Reviewed November 11, 2011

This is a place where we always start our "Tour de France" for over 10 years. Sounds of rushing water, chimes of the church, calling of an owl at night......pure countryside. The people are more than friendly and the meals real French cooking. Winelist impressive!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

I chose a cheap room at the top of the hotel which was basic but comfortable. A dog in the next door room constantly barking was a bit annoying. However having had a word with staff, they spoke to the owners who moved it. The hotel itself is a large watermill, half of which has been converted into the hotel and is absolutely charming. The restaurant was busy, the food excellent and the service very good. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Perhaps first appearances were not encouraging;a trifle run down, but when we saw the garden and restaurant our minds were changed.
A lovely old house and friendly smiley welcome .
River runs under the Mill and there is not much more to hear than gurgling water.
Our room was large and "modern" in tones of black and silver,comfortable if a little quaint.
But Dinner was top rate and plentiful ,served inside as July was cold, but a magnificent old beamed room with excellent friendly service.There is a nice outside terrace by the stream,which would have been nice if the sun had shone; but our overall impression was ,this is a place already excellent but waiting for money to be enhanced .

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We discovered this hotel in 2008 and have tried to find a good excuse to return to it. We finally made it in May 2011. The management had changed, but the hotel, its surroundings, its staff and its food were as excellent as they had been before.

The hotel itself sits outside the small village of Villeneuve l'Archeveque, likely not to figure on anyone's map or itinerary. However it is wonderfully close to Junction 19 of the A5 autoroute, between Sens and Troyes, and thus makes for an excellent overnight stay in a hotel of quality without breaking the bank.

The hotel's main plus is its location and setting. A vast old pair of mill wheels dominate the outside terrace, just perfect for an evening cocktail. And on the other side of the building a lovely garden/park, perfect for wandering or relaxing in.

The hotel is family run and you feel this from the moment you arrive. The welcome is pleasant. There are not many rooms, and some are on the small side with traditionally French micro-thin walls, but it has charm and character.

The restaurant occupies most of the ground floor and again provided us with an excellent and good-value dinner.

All in all a definite recommendation for an overnight stay which may fit in with your travel plans to a holiday destination or on the way home.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

The reviews we had read on Trip Advisor persuaded us to book and we weren't disappointed. The hotel is situated on the edge of a very typical large French village or maybe they would rather be a small French town.
As the name suggests, it is on the site of a very old mill and it does have a perfectly pleasant and extensive garden that you can sit in, if the weather is warm. The welcome was warm and efficient and our room although smallish, was original, comfortable and clean. The hotel could do with a residents' lounge area but maybe they had that before and decided to convert it into the breakfast room, as that is separate to the main restaurant.
We ate dinner in the hotel and the quality of the food and the service was excellent, helped I suspect by the fact that the chef is the owner.
Definitely worth staying at and all at a very reasonable cost - and close to the motorway. Indeed a little gem!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

We had a great stay in this hotel. The rooms were comfortable and the food was excellent. The hotel does lack a lounge area particularly in the evening when the only available sitting area outsede the restaurant is already prepared for breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

I persuaded friends to stay here who thought it couldnt be that nice a place for such a low price. The rooms were clean and full of light and more than acceptable but what made it for us was the garden. We got lucky with the weather and sat in the lovely orchard style garden with a nice bottle of wine (or two) and just soaked up the last sun of our holiday. One of the best things about this hotel is it is so close to the autoroute which made our run to Calais very easy. The food was of a good quality, the wine list very impressive and the terrace overlooking the water mill gave it a lovely feel. All in all we struggled to find much wrong with this hotel and liked it so much we have booked again for 2010.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 18 rue des Moulins Banaux, 89190 Villeneuve l'Archeveque, France
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Location: France > Bourgogne-Franche-Comte > Yonne > Villeneuve l'Archeveque
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Villeneuve l'Archeveque
Price Range: $101 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Auberge des Vieux Moulins Banaux 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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