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Hotellerie Le Chateau Fort
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Sedan
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Zurich, Switzerland
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149 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A lovely visit”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very impressive! The hotel is cleverly constructed into the massive old walls. Our room was comfortable, a bit warm as it'd been 32C outside that day. However, we left the small window open and that was fine. The restaurant staff were friendly, the food tasty and well presented. Breakfast was fine, a well varied selection.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

As most people have said the hotel itself is amazing. Built onto the inner wall of the courtyard it is approached by a tunnel through the unbelievably thick walls of the castle itself. It is worth climbing the last flight of stairs to have a room on the sixth floor as those rooms actually open out onto the battlements and chairs are provided for you to sit outside. Our room was very pleasant, a little hot perhaps in the recent heatwave but we're not used to AC so didn't find it too bad. Nice bathroom but I think someone else has commented on the slippery bath, just be warned.
Unfortunately the restaurant lets the hotel down; O.K. it is fairly expensive but the food is very good: it's the service that is poor. I don't mind a leisurely meal but I do like to know that I have been noticed and not forgotten. Breakfast was worse; tables weren't cleared and relaid, and the buffet was slow in being replenished. It's the staffing levels at meals that needs improving. All in all I enjoyed our stay and would go back, especially as there is a wonderful restaurant in town! The town itself is rather dull but I wouldn't call it threatening and it's not far to the Ardennes so Sedan is definitely worth a visit.

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

The hotel is great, but as other reviewers have commented avoid the restaurant, both for a evening meal & breakfast. The superior rooms & suites are on the 6th floor. Pay the extra. You are 5 minutes away from the centre of town, so do not waste your money & book the in-house restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

The castle is impressive, its big, with a hotel, a closed part that you can visite, a resturant, cafe, parking and a roof-garden.

The room 612 is at the top of the castle, with its own hal, castle view, toilett, bathroom with shower and bathtube, big bedroom and garden.

There is no AC!! Or fan... So be prepared to be hot at night, is was 35 degrees mid day when we were there.

Dont eat at the hotel resturant, walk 5 min downtown and go to Les Halles:)

But its lovely and romantic, stay for 2 nights then you get to see Sedan, the castle and the hills around.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

OK so you want to stay in a castle in france...that was the request from the family, this is one of a very few that will take a family comfortably. You even get to park your car inside the walls of the massive castle during the night...its quite remarkable. The superior rooms are a must as they are 2 level, have a garden door that exists to a grassy meadow on top of the battlements....which provides views down to the old part of Sedan and other walls around the castle. We are an australian family travelling in summer and this was a welcome respite from the road, not a big tourist destination which meant its very much a local feel on the streets which was really nice for a change (albeit it looks a little rough - the town). Don't be challenged by what looks like a rough little town, its actually really nice on the streets and the town centre near the forte have lovely little restaurants and bars. During mid summer they even stage jousting competitions on the outer castle grounds....we missed it by one night....next time.

We also prebooked the restaurant in the forte the first night....it was nice, a little pricey but in line with the status of the chef and kitchen. Food was pretty nice but you are opening your wallet on this one. Hotel staff were great, no hassles....they had added breakfast accidentally to our bill, but that was rectified in a jiffy....only other thing to be aware of is the lifts dont go the the upper rooms fully, so for the nice grass outdoor loft rooms you have to heave the luggage for one flight.....but for us that wasn't a big drama...had that many places on this trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Accrington UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed one night with friends on a European trip. The entrance to the hotel is very impressive, situated as it is in one wall of the courtyard of a large military fort. Check in was smooth, efficient and very polite and the receptionist later willingly doubled as our barista when the real thing could not be found and we wanted a drink at the small bar.
Rooms reserved overlooked the chateau courtyard, and were clean and roomy. Bathrooms were well equipped and clean. The original features of what appeared to be the old residential block of the fortress had been well preserved in the fabric of the building, which added to the pleasant ambience of the hotel.
I have visited nicer towns in France, but we had a pleasant walk through the northern gates and into the centre were we found an agreeable bar in a good location overlooking a square.
Breakfast the following day was excellent, a large choice of both hot and cold dishes and as usual in France, tasty bread and croissants. Check out was a repeat of check in, smooth, swift and efficient.
The hotel is a good place to stay, well situated in a dramatic setting, but I could not recommend the town!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Climping, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The hotel Chateau Fort is as you might expect, a hotel within a large medieval fortress in the centre of Sedan. The rooms are tasteful and comfortable with smart bathrooms, however you have to be very careful using the shower as the shower trays and slate tiling is lethal when wet. My husband suffered a very heavy fall during our stay and several other members of our party slipped. The breakfast was good and the receptionist spoke good English which was helpful. There was a permantent unpleasant smell around the lift area on the ground floor however. We were travelling in a large car rally group and stayed in the hotel for one night, moved on down to the Vosges and then returned for a further night 4 days later. Unfortunately, following my husbands heavy fall, we had a difficult time getting him to the car when we checked out of our room on the first visit. I had a lot of bags to get to the car and inadvertantly left my camera in the room. i did not realise this for a couple of days and so on our way back 4 days later I asked if the camera had been handed in to Reception...it had not! I have left my contact details with the hotel staff and followed this up with an email, but had no response. it is a shame that this has rather clouded my view of the place. The hotel restaurant was solidly booked so we never tried it but I can recommend a very good little restaurant 5 minutes walk away, the St Michel, excellent value fixed price menu, lovely food.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotellerie Le Chateau Fort
Address: Porte des Princes, 08200 Sedan, France
Location: France > Grand Est > Ardennes > Sedan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Sedan
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotellerie Le Chateau Fort 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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