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Chateau les Merles
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

First the very good things: the chateau is a lovely building and has excellent friendly attentive staff, the food is delicious, the pool has pretty surroundings and even in high season was not over-full. The area is interesting, with lots to visit (we went to a Celtic music festival, wine-tasting, local chateaux and of course markets..) and the hotel were helpful with booking things for us. However, we were disappointed with the mis-match of external classic look and the spartan interiors. The entire hotel is in black and white which is boring and such a missed opportunity. Every single sofa has the same plain white cotton cover as far as we could see, the sitting-rooms look uninviting, the black umbrellas over the dining tables trap heat over you. There is one pretty chandelier in the central hall which made us long for softer more creative furnishing elsewhere.. Our room was 'luxe', and had a generous bathroom, but was not in itself well-appointed or charming. The management mean business though so maybe a re-design will come soon.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Petr0nius
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We spent 7 nights in one of the hotel villas in July '13; parents and 2 boys in their 20's plus girlfriend/fiancee. We would to back. Large, very warm, pool, good size rooms (fans but no air conditioning), reasonably equipped kitchen (we ate in regularly), first class and distinctive 9 hole golf course, friendly, attentive and helpful staff, wonderful walking countryside, attractive restaurant... all in all, a very good stay.

Room Tip: If you select a villa, go for the one nearest the hotel. It has a lot of very welcome shade from a large tree.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We recently stayed for 5 nights in one of the 3 villas at Chateau les Merles. We were extremely impressed by both the villa and the main hotel itself. Travelling with 3 children aged 4-8, it is often hard to find somewhere that gives us a relaxing adult holiday whilst also catering for our children, without having to resort to a large hotel with kids club etc. The villa was brand new, very modern with a great architectural interior. We had shared use of a massive swimming pool with the 2 other villas so benefitted from our own space whilst utilising the main hotel facilities. It is a fairly quiet and small hotel which suited us beautifully. The main hotel buildings are very elegant and the outside restaurant is superb albeit the service is sometimes a little slow (but very friendly). Special mention to the staff Rainer and Josephine who were extremely keen to help out with our requests. In fact, it was so good we barely left during our stay. There are a few things to keep you amused in addition to the pool - 9 hole golf, tennis, massage and our children had fun with the friendly dogs and horses and small play area (this could do with being enlarged/improved). All in all an excellent visit and a beautiful place to relax. Note no AC but very effective fans which did the job just as well, plus the villas remained very cool in 90 degree heat. Recommended.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
Thank 55Melissa
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

In my view, this hotel is dated and in need of a re-fit to restore it to a level that would be commensurate with the price. At the moment it is simply poor value for money.

Bed linen in our room was extremely worn and had large holes in the duvet cover. It was replaced upon my request however the new set was in an equally poor condition (smaller holes this time!).

The pool area was not sufficiently cleaned and left overnight with used towels strewn across the beds. Our room had a view of the pool so this was not particularly attractive and certainly not worth the additional sum paid for a room with a view!

Breakfast lacks the fresh produce that you would expect in a French chateau at this price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was by chance we popped in here and so pleased we did. Although they appeared to very busy, we were ushered to an shaded table in the shingled courtyard and presented with welcome drinking's and tapas, such a wonderful surprise and so welcoming in the summer heat.
We had a lovely night in a beautiful room, enjoyed the pool some distance from the room, set out in a lovely lawn setting. By then it came as no surprise that the dinner would be equally wonderful and it was. But the breakfast will always stand out in my mind as it was the only place (and we stayed in many in France,) that managed to present scrambled eggs beautifully. Breakfast setting had rustic charm and lovely food set in large open kitchen/Barn setting. Would return, loved it.

Room Tip: We consider that finding a good room would be no problem here - from what we saw they were all great.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kiwi15
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