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Auberge de la Commanderie
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Saint-Emilion
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Minneapolis, MN
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134 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Perfectly wonderful hotel”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights in this perfect, modern, cool and well-located hotel. It was an ancient building totally renovated with colorful, functional modern design. The room was great! Lovely view over the town. The young man (sorry can't remember his name) was wonderfully helpful in all ways, making a dinner reservation and with directions. The breakfast at 11 E was a bit spendy so we just enjoyed a coffee and croissant in the tabac across the street...perfect. Free parking! I loved this beautiful town and when we do return, this will be our first choice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Right in the centre of St Emilion. Excellent room with good view over gardens. Good breakfast and good facilities. This is very touristy during the Summer but well worth staying overnight because after 6pm no one is around. Great for walking and as everything is up and down hills good for your fitness.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in early July to attend a friend's wedding in the area. Our stay was ok, nothing special but the hotel served its purpose and wasn't too expensive.

Pros:
- Good location if you want to explore the town
- Free carpark (though it is a bit of hike away)
- Clean
- Room is large by French standards

Cons:
- Hard beds
- Expensive breakfast
- Crappy wifi (couldn't get it to work at all)
- Terrible hair dryer
- Reception closes at 11pm (then you carry your own key to get into the building)

I don't think I will stay here again now that I've been once. The holiday houses outside of the town are more affordable but you will need a car to get around.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The main positive point about this hotel is its location right in the center of St Emilion. That cannot be beat. Otherwise, the room we had was tiny and there was a lot of elevator machine noise. They do have private parking a few hundred feet behind the hotel which initially seems difficult to find (because of so many one-way streets) but it is actually pretty convenient. The hotel entrance is just off the main road so it is possible to stop there to unload bags without blocking traffic. The breakfast was mediocre. However, there are few rooms right in St Emilion so this may among the better options if your expectations are on the low side.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This hotel is clean and the bedroom is of reasonable size. The bed was hard and the pillows were flat. Breakfast was average except for they do offer soft-boiled eggs.

The service was friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Riverton, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

I'm sure this is a nice hotel.However they do bill you the full amount of your first nights stay to your credit card even if you are making reservations 5 months in advance during the "off season".
Nothing that I could find in the hotel site (which is offered mostly through Venere.com) states that you'r credit card will be billed in advance for the first nights lodging.

Very few hotels pre-bill the first night,of a reservation, unless it is a high end,high volume destination. Cancellation was very easy,which I did immediately upon being billed in early July for 3 nights late in November.

If pre-billing is standard practice at this hotel, it should be VERy CLEARLY STATED, to avoid misunderstanding.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Miami Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed in one of the Family rooms #20, it's 1 room with a full bath upstairs and 1 room with a half bath downstairs. Large, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was good and staff was very accommodating. We never did get the wifi to work and were offered to use the computer in the lobby for free. The location is excellent, you are in the center of this beautiful town! Make sure to visit the tourism office for info on the best vineyards. Don't forget to climb the tower for gorgeous view!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Auberge de la Commanderie
Address: 2 rue de la Porte Brunet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Saint-Emilion
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Saint-Emilion
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Hotel Class:2 star — Auberge de la Commanderie 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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