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“Disappointing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Les Orangeries

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Les Orangeries
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“Disappointing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Beautiful building, beautiful grounds but you feel as if it is still work in progress inside the buildings...
In the centre of the village which is good as the 12.50 euros breakfast is not good value.
Breakfast: 1 small glass of fresh orange juice is brought to you, choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, a small basket of croissants, pains au chocolat is brought to your table and then you can help yourself to bread, cereals, there is a large a pot of yoghurt to help yourself to, a few bits of cheese, ham and some homemade jam; not good value!
Our room had a view on the lovely outdoor pool but was small and dark.
The bathroom was narrow and if you are over 6feet tall you would struggle to fit in the sunken bath.
The bed was very comfortable but overall the room looked tired.
Worth noting: They have converted the attic into a games room with 2 billiard tables and there are some sofas to relax into and a few board games.

At 135 euros for a double room I felt it was expensive for what we got.

Dinner was good but it is a menu du jour they serve so very limited in choice. The food was lovely. Wine was expensive.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street can be noisy and are slightly cheaper.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

Stayed here for one night on our way through France as part of a five night road trip. Really beautiful building, welll decorated with lovely garden and attractive pool. Room was nice but quite simple. Dinner was good and our waiter was charming and knowledgable, recommending really good wine. I would say that the menu was limited which, in itself, is fine but if you're going to have a short, simple menu make sure you cater for as many tastes as possible - it needed something for those that enjoy hearty, meaty dishes.

Service at breakfast was poor to be honest, but maybe we just caught them at a bad time.

Having been travelling for a while, I wanted to iron some trousers but was told there wasn't an iron available. It might have been better had they made an effort to find one for me - particularly as the dreaded 'Corby trouser press' wasn't working. The only other observation was that there seemed to be an awful lot of notices around the hotel about the environment and the business's commitment to it. It often felt that there was quite a lot of sanctimonious propaganda being force-fed to us. Fine, look after the environment and act responsibly but I was there for a holiday not a lecture!

Had it not been for the excellent waiter at dinner and the lovely buildings and garden I would be giving a much harsher review. It would need to improve for me to return I'm afraid.

Room Tip: Make sure you're on the garden sdie as opposed to the road side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

Comfortable rooms in a gorgeous setting. I have now stayed at Les Orangeries a few times as it is conveniently located near some local friends. I was in the newer wing on my most recent stay and while it was not as charming as my previous rooms in the main part of the hotel, it was clean, comfortable and quiet. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and the pool a cool and welcome respite from the summer heat. Whether you are planning a visit to the area or just stopping along the way between Paris and other parts of France, Les Orangeries offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit your needs.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the main section of the hotel, overlooking the garden. The rooms are lovely and quiet...
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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

Well worth the extra cost in staying "coté jardin" as road side must be quite noisy with road traffic. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and there is a secure car park. The hotel itself is a series of converted old properties. Our twin room downstairs was beautiful and tastefully decorated. Reception staff very helpful. I was told the restaurant opened only 3 years ago; rustic and bright in the converted "chai" (wine storehouse) which I had visited as a child 50 years ago, the large barn door is still there! Service was good, the food excellent, mostly organic and supplied by a local farmer; the wine was 1st class although quite expensive. It is a pity the breakfast was a let-down; €12.50 for a simple continental and I would not bother next time, but at least we tried.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2009

The pool & the garden at the rear are certainly delightful. We had a room overlooking & hence had a quiet stay. I certainly wouldn't recommend a room at the front which I imagine would be pretty noisy. A great deal of cash has clearly been spent renovating the place. Our room was spacious & clean with beautiful curtains and a firm but comfortable double bed. The bathroom was however rather cramped. There was a shower OVER the bath rather than a proper shower. In addition, as a 6' 1" man, I found the bath too narrow, for it to be a relaxing experience.
As others have observed, the hotel restaurant is pretty expensive & offers no real choice. For whatever reason I craved an omlette & salad on arrival, which would seem a simple enough request but it was not available! The 2 course evening meal we did have, from the set menu was variable. The main course of Lamb we both had was tough but the desserts were excellent. Breakfast was OK - but slightly "fussy" & expensive for what was offered.

Unfortunately the local pizza restaurant - which looked interesting, was closed for the 2 nights we visited.

So with some reservations I will recommend - but ensure you take a room at the back overlooking the pool/garden & I would avoid their restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2009

On our way home through France we spotted the hotel and were captivated enough to investigate. After following the back streets to gain access to the car park (via intercom) we pass the swimming pool and imaculate gardens towards the old restored back doors and into the historic entrance hall, antiques and charm. Oh yes, and oranges.

The receptionist was very friendly & spoke better English than our French and was happy to show us the two rooms available, both recent refurbishments. Our room overlooked the main road but was fairly quiet, very large and a nice mix of restoration and comfortable design. The bed was very comfortable.

The bathroom was large and nicely finished with a raised platform for the bath, somewhat odd was the porthole that looked out onto the landing at eye line when laying in the bath. I was happy to note that it was in a railed off area so no unexpected observers. Nice towels and plenty of them.

We did not eat at the hotel restaurant electing to try 'the' Italian pizza restaurant, which was fine and very busy in the town centre.

Sadly we were only passing through and would have liked more time to enjoy the hotel, we will return on our next trip through France.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2008

After a disasterious journey, (we were supposed to be staying in a hotel in Rochechouart) we realized that we were not going to make it and turned up on the door step of this hotel at about 9:45pm. They were very welcoming, and were even able to feed us hot soup, despite the time. The room was beautiful with the hospitality to match.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Les Orangeries
Address: 12 avenue du Docteur Dupont, 86320 Lussac les Chateaux, France
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Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Vienne > Lussac les Chateaux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lussac les Chateaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Les Orangeries 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Voted one of the 20 best European hotels for its charm, its commitment to the environment and its unique setting at the heart of the touristic Poitou, the Orangeries offers a new art of country living. ... more   less 
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