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“Lovely end of the holidays” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel La Sauldraie

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Hotel La Sauldraie
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Salbris
Certificate of Excellence
Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
“Lovely end of the holidays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

On our way back home, we had a very good time at the hotel La Sauldraie. A lovely diner on the terrace in the garden,with good wine and lovelingly prepared food, followed by a good night in fresh and clean bedrooms. The breakfast the next morning was as good as the diner the night before. The personel is considerate, kind and attentive. A recommendation for everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Karin M
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear karin,
We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us at the hotel La sauldraie and thank you for sharing such a positive review.
Thank you for mentionning the cleanliness and the kindness of the staff. Be sure that we will pass your congratulations to the team.
We do hope that we will see you again when driving by salbris.

Kind regards

Dominique and Benoit AUFRAY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We have stayed many times at La Sauldraie when driving to or from holidays in the south; it's only minutes off the autoroute. The owners, Dominique and Benoit, have upgraded the hotel progressively over the last few years and the rooms are charming - all different, and all comfortable. You might get a huge, elegant room at the front of the hotel or you might get a loft-style room in the garden annexe. In the evening we always look forward to Benoit's cooking.There's a good choice at dinner but it's worth giving the tarte tatin a special mention. And we never leave without picking up a jar of home made jam to remind us of our stay. This hotel is clean, simple, homely - yet deliciously French.

Room Tip: Take a chance. All the rooms are different and we've never had a bad one.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank PeterGenower
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Dear Peter and Linda,
Thank you for sharing your very complimentary comment about La sauldraie, and we are thrilled that you have awarded a special mention to Benoit's tarte Tatin and home made jams.

Thanks as well for mentioning the improvments we're achieving. It is a little hotel and we are very proud of it. We do like to take great care of our guests and each and everyone on the team are dedicated to making each and every guest feel special. With such wonderful reviews we have achieved our goal and feel rewarded.
We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit to Salbris and do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in preparing your trip in the region.
Kind regards
Dominique and Benoit
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

On our way to the hotel through Paris we were robbed of all our money, credit cards, passports and all papers identifying us. We finally managed to reach the hotel, very late at night but the owners had kindly waited for us and even offered us dinner. The room was very nice and comfortable and spacious. When we departed the owners loaned us money to complete our journey and let us leave without paying. ( We of course sent them a cheque when we got to our bank) but how is that for service, they could not have been kinder. I only wish our stay could have been under better circumstances and that we could have had the dinner we had planned for at the hotel. We thank them so much for their kindness.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Moss778
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Joan,

Thank you for reviewing your "short stay" in La Sauldraie. It's a shame that you didn't enjoy the 2-days stay you had planned, but the most important was you could reach your final destination.
We do hope, that everything is now going better for you, and that you're relaxing.

We'll be very pleased to see you next time you'll come to Salbris, and make tou discover Chef Benoit's cooking.
Enjoy your holidays.

Warm regards
Dominique AUFRAY
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We first came to La Sauldraie a few weeks after Dominique and Benoit took over.
The welcome was amazing and the food excellent. We have stayed every year since then and have seen the changes and the effort Dominique and Benoit have put into improving their hotel.
2013 - Once again we stayed at La Sauldraie, indeed we reserve prior to leaving England now for ourfirst and last nights in France. We have had so many disappointing last nights, as so many places close on a monday, that we take no chances now. We are assured of excellent accommodation and cuisine which make for a great start for our holidays and although a sad end we would not chose to stay elsewhere.
As for our hosts Dominique and Benoit we hope to see you next year and for many years to come.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Alan J
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at La Sauldraie.
We really appreciate your kind comments about our hotel and Restaurant. It’s great to hear you had an enjoyable stay and and that we are contribuing to soften the end of your holidays.

Thank you as well, for mentioning the efforts made in order to refresh the hotel, Weare looking forward to seeing you again at La Sauldraie next year.
Thank you again for writing and we are wishing you and your family all the best for the coming year.

Warm regards.

Dominique
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

When travelling back from Spain to The Netherlands on a dreary day in early May 2013, we once again spent the night in Hotel La Sauldraie in Salbris. Since Dominique and Benoit took over the place a few years ago - and salvaged it from the of jaws certain decline and mediocrity - Daisy and I have been steady guests. La Sauldraie constitutes an ever-so-pleasant departure from traditional French hospitality characterized mainly by visitors having to put up with bad plumbing, unfriendly hosts, exorbitant prices and, not unimportantly, mediocre food presented in an Oh La la -aren't-you-lucky-you-may-taste-this type of way. Dominique and Benoit have listened and learned from travellers' cliché experiences.
They have worked miracles in the delipadated premises and restaurant turning it slowly into a modern and well functioning Hotel. At the same time, they have retained that particular charm that is characteristic for their region. Benoit's cuisine and Dominique's warm touch make us feel welcome time and again. There is something about that place - nearly every time we stay there we end up meeting other interesting guests over a drink or two. If they have time, our hosts happily join in.
We hope to be able to continue visiting La Sauldraie for many years to come!
Daisy and Rolf
Rotterdam

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Rolf V
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear guests,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review and we certainly hope that you are able to stay with us when you return to Salbris again!
We are delighted that you have noticed our efforts to refresh the hotel, which is very encouraging for us and all the team.
Thanks as well for mentionning Benoit's cuisine and the convivial atmosphere. Seing our guests sharing a moment or even a glass is the best achievment we could expect.

We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards

Benoit and Dominique
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

The person on reception must be the most unhelpful person I have ever met on my 50 years of travel around the world - bordering on extremely rude.
The internet does not work in the room I have been allocated and the hotel is extremely run down and old fashioned.
In my opinion it should be removed from the Logis Group immediately.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank 21cook
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Sir,
Thank you for writing your opinion. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience.
Some precisions are nevertheless imperative.
By the LOGIS website, you booked for a business stopover (Package for business travellers).
When you arrived, I informed you, that this kind of package was reserved for persons in business trip, and if not, the modalities of your booking could be changed to : 1 night + 1 diner + 1 breakfast.
I didn't want to wait the check-out to inform you.
You pretended not to understand despite the printed reservation confirmation you showed me, on which the policy was clearly mentioned.
Whatever, having travelled all over the world for 50 years, this should not seem strange .

All these explanations were given to you in English, which is not my native language. I apologize if my vocabulary is quite limited and if it was not clear.
I tried to switch to French, but no more success.

When you advised me that the internet was not working, immediately I made a test with my own laptop. The Internet and the WIFI was working perfectly.
Greeting a lot of guests, if Internet was unavailable, I would have been already informed.
But, how did your succeed in posting your review, on May 21st, whereas it'sthe date your were in our hotel ?

Settled in a 8 acres of rural parkland, the building has been build in 1864. Regarding most of my gests feedback, it's widely contributing to credit the house of a charming hotel.

Now, some words about your room (23 square meters,) which is equipped with :
Bathroom with shower, sink and renovated toilets (January 2011)
2 twin beds dimension 100 * 200
Double glazing (since January 2011)
Painting and wall papers (renovation 2011)
Flat Screen TV (October 2010), DTT channels
Wardrobe and bedside tables ( January 2013)
New carpet (January 2013)

Even if the revovation is not complete, a lot of improvements have already been realized, in the last 3 years, for when we've been here.

About the LOGIS label. We respect your opinion.
But, the LOGIS label is awarded by a professional consultancy agency, assigning a mystery customer to assess the LOGIS approval, based on a detailed checklist and looking over various items.

Thanks again for your review, we always have lessons to learn from our guests comments.

Thanks to the readers who'll have the clear-sightedness to understand that a hotel (or restaurant) and his staff, cannot only be resumed the way you did.

Fairthfully
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stay at this hotel at least once every year. Each bedroom has been refurbished to a very high standard - each having a specific theme. The food is beautifully cooked and presented using local suppliers. There is a wide choice of wines, several of which are from the local area.
A warm welcome is given to everyone and the owners do their utmost to make sure that everyone enjoys their stay at the Sauldraie. We would thoroughly recommend a visit either for a meal or an overnight stay. There is safe parking and a lovely garden to sit out in during the summer months.

Room Tip: We have found that the rooms at the front of the hotel have always suited our needs. They are brigh...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bandmwetherby
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Google Translation
Chers clients, chers amis,
C’est avec grand plaisir que nous recevons vos compliments.

Un grand merci également pour signaler nos efforts de rénovation, mais aussi la qualité de la cuisine du Chef Benoit et sa carte des vins de Loire. Il est important pour nous de vous faire découvrir la richesse des produits régionaux dont nous sommes fiers.

Aussi, nous ne manquerons pas de partager vos appréciations avec toute notre équipe. Votre satisfaction est la plus belle récompense pour notre personnel qui travaille jour après jour pour vous offrir un service irréprochable.

Dans l’attente de vous accueillir prochainement dans notre hôtel, nous vous prions de croire, Madame, Monsieur, en l’expression de nos sentiments les meilleurs.

Dominique et Benoit AUFRAY
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Property: Hotel La Sauldraie
Address: 81 Avenue d Orleans, 41300 Salbris, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loir-et-Cher > Salbris
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Sauldraie 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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