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Hotel de Vie
Ranked #3 of 22 Farnham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed for one night only while we were visiting family in Frensham. It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed.

We were met by Jason who was kind enough to show us all those rooms that were not occupied. Each was styled differently and as different as you can get from a chain hotel. We stayed in Gothic Nights. The room was a good size, the bed was king sized and the bathroom actually had a decent sized bath.
The bed was fabulously comfortable. There was a little traffic noise but the complimentary earplugs fixed that. The breakfast was exactly what we wanted. We did not eat here in the evening so cannot comment.
If we ever again need a place to stay in the neighbourhood, this will be it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank nottinghampaul
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write your positive feedback on here.

I'm glad you had the chance to take a look at some of our other rooms too. As you describe, we have tried to get away from the generic nature of the larger chain hotels in the style of our rooms, and the quality of our service.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you're down visiting family again, and hope to show you our evening meal options too on your next visit!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

My partner booked us in for a night away as a surprise following a rather tough 2012 and with me recovering from surgery.

Hotel de Vie is an exceptional hotel with outstanding staff and sumptuous accommodation. We upgraded on arrival to the Scarlet Suite - dinner being served in our room, as well as breakfast was a lovely touch. Whilst there we were given a quick tour of all the rooms - all individually themed as all clean and welcoming.

Both Jason and Anka (I apologise for spelling!) were both perfect hosts - welcoming and attentive.

I would certainly recommend Hotel de Vie to any couple wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of work and kids...... a calming, tranquil, decadent treat!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank f1owers
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Many thanks for your lovely review on here.

It's great to hear of your positive experience, and of course we hope you continue to make an excellent recovery from your surgery.

We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Hotel De Vie is a diamond find, a place of style, comfort, cleanliness and quality.

Its cosy individual style and has everything you need for a romantic get away.

Jason is the perfect host, attentive, pleasant, thoughtful and getting the balance right in allowing space and providing the service required. He remembers your name and checks to see if you are happy and have everything you need. He gave us a guided tour of the hotel, which showed style and classic taste through out.
We were booked into the Gothic room but having seen the Parisian Dream Suit and fallen in love with it.. we changed rooms.
The bath is wonderful, pure decadence, with everything provided.. from bubble bath to candles and matches.
It is perfectly placed for being walking distance into town and yet feeling that you are away from the hussel and bussel.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough... and I am not someone who makes that statement easily.
A place to return to again and again .. that is if its not fully booked !

Room Tip: look on the website as the rooms are all different
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank pinkladie57
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay here on TripAdvisor. It's great to see your own selection of photos taken during your little guided tour around too :)

We're really pleased you had such an excellent stay, and thank you for also sharing your thoughts on the location too.

Of course we look forward to welcoming you back again when we have availability! :)

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We decided to have a couple night away from the children and so decided to book Hotel De Vie and the Decadence Room. Right from the start the service from Jason was excellent from a lovely greeting and being shown to ur room. The Decadence room has fantastic Kingsize four poster bed, the colours in the room made the atmosphere of the room sooooo romantic and cosy. We stayed in and and had a lovely meal and drinks and once again Jason was great gauging our needs so that we were left alone for a romantic meal and was there when we needed more drinks etc. The Whole theme of Hotel De Vie lends itself to a romantic evening.
The hotel has a spacious lounge and dining area which is tastefully decorated with a slightly sexy theme with the pictures and plaster cast torso (look so good we have ordered the kit to have ago ourselves) which a gives just the right cosy feeling which you don’t seem to get in any other branded hotels.
Hotel De Vie provided us what we needed, a great service, a romantic meal, a great room, no kids running about so that we could be a romantic couple again, thank you Jason.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Gerry617
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Many thanks for sharing your experiences of staying with us, from staying in the 'Decadance' room recently.

It's great to have read your feedback on so many of the things we've worked hard to find that balance in service and quality.

Of course we're not just a hotel for romantic nights away : the subtly themed rooms, quality bedding and food, are a welcome change for our guests staying in the area on business too! :)

Our child free policy in particular does help the whole building feel a lot more peaceful as you've described though.

We look forward to welcoming you back again, the next time you get some time away for yourselves.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I can't praise this hotel enough.

We stayed for two nights and i booked up the scarlet suite for the first night and the gothic nights room for the second night, but due to it being in the week, we managed to stay in the scarlet suite for the second night too.

The suite was perfect and it really was the perfect place to relax and unwind. So romantic and tasteful, but not overpowering. It was very well decorated, the super king size four poster bed puts all others to shame, especially with that mattress and egyptian cotton sheets. The shower was the best i have ever been under, very powerful and big enough for two people to comfortably shower under at the same time. There was even a private dining table to have meals on in the suite.The little touches were the icing on the cake. From the candles to the gigantic two person bath to the breakfast served in the room. Everything was perfect. I ordered some champagne to be delivered to the suite for when we got there and it was ready in the ice bucket along side some flowers that i ordered from a local florist.

The Hotel was clean, tidy and brilliantly decorated and the food was excellent. What more could you ask for? For Jason and the team, nothing was too much trouble and they would go out of their way to help you if anything was asked of them.

Just look at their website and you will be impressed like i was at this hotel.

Jason and the team, thank you for making our stay magical and we will be back soon.

Room Tip: Go for the scarlet suite
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

It was great to see your review of us here, and thank you for sharing all your photos too :)

Of course everyone here has worked hard to try and get all the little details just right around the hotel, and it's great they've exceeded your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon as you mention :)

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Booked for our 29th wedding anniversary in the Parisian Dreams Suite.We stayed two nights, which were so relaxing and romantic. The room was very tastfully decorated and arranged. The bath could have been used to train the olympic squad.... candles, bubble bath, and champaign all supplied. Could not fault this hotel in anyway, great service and the breakfast was worth getting up for. What a find this hotel is, will definatly return. Many thanks Jason and the staff for a lovely weekend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bb0sw0rth
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Many thanks for sharing your experience on here, we really appreciate it.

And of course it's lovely you chose to spend your 29th wedding anniversary with us. We're really pleased you had such an excellent stay here at Hotel de Vie, and as you say, your experience was faultless.

We're really pleased all our hard work is proving worthwhile, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more anniversaries to come :)

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I booked the scarlet Room for the weekend so My partner and I could kick back, relax and get some quality time that we dont get at home with the kids around.....
I what we got was just that if not more......the room is stunning the service is excellent the food cant get better well think you can see where I'm going with this review....
I would say you must all go and stay there but I wont only because we might never be able to book the Scarlet suit again as it will be fully booked.....
To Jason and all the crew thankyou for making us welcome, looking after us and helping us make another great memory.....
Nikki and I will see you soon!!!!!!!

Room Tip: The Scarlet suit is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HdV_Owner, General Manager at Hotel de Vie, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Hi Jason,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience of staying with us, here on TripAdvisor.

Of course all the staff are really pleased you and Nikki had such a great stay with us.

We are open virtually all year around, 7 days a week though, so if the Scarlet Suite isn't available on a Saturday night you're after (generally our most popular day of the week for that room), please do check the other days around it too :)

We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Additional Information about Hotel de Vie

Address: 22 Firgrove Hill, Farnham GU9 8LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Farnham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Farnham
Price Range: $121 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Vie 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de Vie is a relaxing adults-only Boutique Hotel/B&B with eight luxuriously-fitted bedrooms and is popular for both couples and Farnham business travellers throughout the week. The freshly-cooked breakfasts and fast, free wifi are included in the room rate. Only a short walk from the historic Farnham town centre and Farnham station, Hotel de Vie regularly wins TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for consistently being one of the highest-rated hotels in Farnham. The child-free policy gives a quiet and sophisticated elegance to the lounge area which is only open to residents, so guests can enjoy the private bar and restaurant and get away from the stresses of everyday life and work. ... more   less 
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