This hotel is stunning with high quality furnishings and a lovely air of elegance. The staff were helpful and attentive and the grounds were gorgeous. The location was great, very close to Saint Emilion.
We had a room with a lovely balcony and an amazing view and the room was luscious with thick towels and bathrobes. The beds were covered in very high quality linen and were the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in - head it the pillow and then it was morning!
Although I have a few dislikes which I will come to, I would still recommend this hotel 100% as the things I disliked are very small improvements that I would suggest the hotel make and did not detract from an amazing experience.
The breakfast is €24 which is nothing less than extortion for the spread that was available. Only boiled eggs and quite poor pastries with a few cereals and fruit. I have read that people had eggs & omelettes etc but I wasn't offered this and didn't know the option was available. When asked what I wanted to drink (hot) and I requested coffee, I was directed to a Nespresso machine which I wasn't happy about. When in France, at an expensive hotel, I really would have expected fresh coffee to be poured at my table. It wouldn't be too much for this hotel to provide a proper breakfast, fresh from the kitchen seeing as how expensive it is. If it was €10, it probably would be more acceptable but for the price, it is clearly a rip off. This is a real shame as it really does let the hotel down.
The second thing was the bar closing at 12.30am and not only that, being told that we had to leave the bar area and would need to go to the smoking room if we wanted to stay up later!
There was also not hot drink making facilities in our room which was very disappointing and is an easy thing for the hotel to provide.
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau Grand Barrail Hotel Saint-Emilion
- Chateau Grand Barrail Saint Emilion