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Chateau des Salles
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

It's difficult to find fault with the delightful Sylvie and her beautiful chateau, we went in May 2012 and, as always, we were treated like royalty! They were in the process of having the roof replaced, I dread to think of the cost! But a wonderful job by the artisans! Breakfast in now served in the cellar, and is even better than before! I thought it was great previously, but obviously it is possible to improve on perfection! We are planning to return for our fifth trip in May 2014! But please, don't all go, because that would make me very jealous!

Room Tip: Check out the web site there are doubles twins and even a room that will sleep three!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

What an amazing Chateau... 5 nights... Inc. breakfast on the lawn every morning, fab start to the day. Dinner taken on 2 nights very special ,offered an aperitif then some fine wines..nice to be made so very welcome in Sylvie's home. The Chateau was enchanting, the rooms tastefully decorated ... Lots of care has gone into making it appear so simple. Thank you for being so welcoming, helpful with the maps and a "nothing's too much trouble" attitude. Would we return... Silly question really...

Room Tip: Cannot suggest a "top tip"... Unnecessary as style, comfort and quality are abundant.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was our overnight stop enroute from Roscoff to the Languedec. The chatelaine could not have been more charming as we had hit a bit of a trauma with our travel arrangements. She sat us down with a glass of ice cold white wine (a locally made chardonnay which was better than any chardonnay we had tasted in a long time) and after hearing our woes, made some calls for us - a service we were very grateful for as our restaurant, food and hotel French may be passable but the idea of communicating more complex affairs in French would have been a serious challenge to our language skills.

Her parents had restored the chateau and she had lived in it on and off all her life and now runs it with her husband. Our room, one of a small handful available for guests,was extremely comfortable with memorably delicious scented smellies in the bathroom. An delicious dinner was served in the elegant dining room - gazpacho, salmon steamed in a paper case with herbs, and fresh pineapple and sorbet to finish.

Breakfast the following morning was attentively served by the owner in the chateau garden and was plentiful, yoghurts and cereals on offer as well as croissants and bread, home made jams and fruit juice.

We will definitely stop there again and left feeling like friends as well as guests.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Our room, Eglantine, at the top of the chateau had exquisite views, lots of space and a large and comfortable bathroom.
The atmosphere at this hotel is warm and inviting. The walls are covered in paintings done by Sylvie's mother. The rooms are full of well worn but beautiful antiques.
We loved the four course candle-lit dinner every night.
As our French is virtually non-existent Sylvie's fluent and informative English was a real bonus.
We will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

First went to the Chateau des Salles in 2004 when we were looking to buy a boat on the Gironde, the boat was a disaster, but the delightful Sylvie made our stay very pleasant, an the food is first class. Sat in the garden with nibbles and a bottle of Pineau Charantes off the estate absolute HEAVEN. We have been back three times since, and will return in May 2012. Sylvie is always welcoming, and is brilliant at advising what to visit locally.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

A fantastic host who tries to make everything perfect. A beautiful chateau, lovely rooms and very good meals. Nothing is too much trouble for Sylvie the owner and all her family make you feel very welcome in their home. Local villages, the Gironde estuary and surrounding vineyards combine to provide plenty to see and explore without driving too far- lots of good walks as well. Beaches not so far away and we also visited the heart of Bordeaux wine country within a short drive. A place for a short break or a longer stay.Pity there is no swimming pool- it would really add perfection to a lovely place.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

I stayed 2 nights in this heavenly home away from home ... (if only I could call a chateau my home!). Bedroom was charming. Bed very comfortable. Bath amenities top class (bathroom very stylishly modernised). Breakfast each morning in the lovely front garden with tea and croissants and fruit and... Our hostess Sylvie Couillaud, was very elegant and helpful. The best surprise was the dining experience on arriving. Exquisite four course meal washed down with locally-produced (on estate) wine. Simply wonderful. We also met divine quests (some are regulars for the past 15 years) with whom we were able to share great conversations during an evening drink, or morning juice.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank Rivoruss
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Additional Information about Chateau des Salles

Address: rue du Gros Chene, 17240 Saint Fort sur Gironde, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > Saint Fort sur Gironde
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Fort sur Gironde
Price Range: $159 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chateau des Salles 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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