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“Tour of France”
Review of Hotel La Sauldraie

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Hotel La Sauldraie
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Salbris
Certificate of Excellence
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tour of France”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed here on our last night of our tour before returning to the uk. Friends had stayed here before and recommended it to us. We were not disappointed, Dominique welcomed us so warmly and her English was so good and sense of humour lovely. We had rooms in the annexe, which were very good, comfortable bed, well equipped bathroom. Benoit, Dominiques husband was the chef in their restaurant. The food was of a very high standard and we enjoyed our meal very much. Breakfast was good also. This is a lovely place to stay, nice garden with tables outside to have an aperitif, or just to relax.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank maureen c
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear guests,

Thank you for your lovely review, we always appreciate knowing that we are doing the right thing and that our guests are enjoying their stay with us.

And thanks to your friends who were facing an adventure with their car last year, what triggered the discovery of La Sauldraie.

Hope to see you an other time if coming again to France.

Kind regards

Dominique et Benoit AUFRAY
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We found this hotel by chance on the way to Paris. It may be old but the reception was very friendly, Dominique's English was very good and she had a good sense of humour. We had rooms in the old part of the house and they were huge with beautiful antique furniture. Benoit, Dominique's husband, served us very good food and the breakfast was more than adequate.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear guests,

Thank you so much for twriting a review about your stay at the hotel.

Benoit and I are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay among us and the food. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your enthusiasm with future guests.

We do hope to see you again during a next journey in france.

Warm regards.

Dominique et Benoit AUFRAY
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East Sussex
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is the third time we have used this hotel whilst travelling to and from the Dordogne region. There were three families in our party including two toddlers and a baby. The owners are very friendly and extremely flexible with regard to children's meal times, etc.

The rooms are good with suitable ones for those with children. There is plenty of room in the grounds for the children to let off steam. The food is also good with a wide selection on the menu.

All in all it makes a very relaxing break from the driving!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent stay with us. We are pleased to find that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your comments, which I will of course share with the rest of the team.

Thank you for mentionning the food and the children's hospitality facilities.

We do hope that you are able to return again soon.

Kind regard to the 3 families.

Dominique et Benoit AUFRAY
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was the last night of our holiday. The welcome was warm and friendly, we enjoyed walking around the beautiful gardans and woods and had a great meal and our (3!) children were made to feel grown up in the dining room. Great to see a young gourmet menu allowing our more adventurous son the chance to have smaller portions of the adult options. Our family room was huge with extremely comfortable beds and spotless bathroom. We thought that the breakfast ended up being a little expensive but it may have been because we were still so full from the meal the night before that we weren't able to do it justice, or because the room itself was such good value. I would defintiely recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear Louise,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
We appreciate your kind comments about our hotel, big family rooms and wide park . It’s great to hear you had an enjoyable stay and found our convenient location well suited for your travels.

Thank you for mentionning the meal. Benoit is very delighted to hear that our young guests appreciate his 'Petit Gourmet' menu.

We look forward to seeing you again at La sauldraie on your next trip to France. Thank you again for writing.

Warm regards.

Dominique et Benoit AUFRAY
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

In early August my husband and I had a very pleasant nights stay at La Sauldraie.

Despite arriving in the middle of a very busy Sunday lunch we were made most welcome and coffee was brought to us.

Our bedroom was delightful and we very much enjoyed an excellent dinner in the garden.

Our Hostess was charming and explained their plans for this lovely old house.

We very much hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Patricia H
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for providing such a kind feedback on your recent visit to La Sauldraie in Salbris. Your review is greatly appreciated and we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay.

We hope to welcome you back to La Sauldraie again in the future.

Kind regards.

Dominique and Benoit Aufray
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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were attended very unfriendly an arrogant, we just stayed there because we didnt want to keep on looking for other places.
the chief waitress let us wait, let us ask 3 times for the children's plates (empty in order to part the dishes, because there were only complete dishes of 26 or 29 € on the menu) and in the end charged us 2,50€ each for the "service".

the room was loud (we could hear every little sound of the tv, voices, steps and suitcases on the floor an on the stairs)

the rest of the personal was very friendly, but the chief waitress (or chief?!?) behaviour was unbearable; obviously, this person has forgotten who is paying for her "service".

We payed 89,- for a triple room.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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sauldraie, Propriétaire at Hotel La Sauldraie, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
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Chère Madame,
Merci d'avoir pris le temps de poster votre avis, avis en concordance avec les remarques que vous m'avez faites lors du check out.
Tout d'abord, merci de mentionner la gentillesse de l'équipe, qui s'efforce dans ce travail difficile de rester professionnelle et courtoise.
Vous êtes arrivés à 20h, en plein pendant le service. Pardonnez moi de vous avoir fait attendre quelques minutes avant de vous faire visiter la chambre, qui soit dit vous a été facturée 87 € pour 4 personnes hébergées. (et non pas 89€)
Manifestement, vous avez hésité car cela ne correspondait pas exactement à vos attentes. Vous avez demandé une chambre double dans laquelle vous vouliez ajouter vos propres lits enfants. L'hôtel étant complet, je n'avais plus cette typologie de chambre à vous proposer, et comme je vous l'ai expliqué, pour des raisons liées à la sécurité, on peut ajouter une personne supplémentaire par chambre.
Le repas, il est normal de demander ce que désirent manger les enfants. Nous avons 2 menus enfants, traduits en anglais, un à 10,50 € pour les petits, et un à 16€ pour les plus grands. (Cf http://hotel-sauldraie-sologne.fr/fr/hotel-restaurant-salbris-logis-la-sauldraie-les-menus). Vous avez préférez partager votre repas. La facturation de 2,50€ couvre les assiettes vides et couverts que vous nous avez demandé, ainsi que le service. Nous avons l'habitude d'adapter et de composer lorsque il y a des petits. ( 1 menu pour 2 ou plat / dessert ...), encore faut-il en parler.
Désolé que le pavillon vous ait paru bruyant. Les prochains travaux d'aménagements du pavillon, prévoient entre autre une amélioration de l'insonorisation. Après que vous me l'ayez signalé à votre départ, j'ai cependant demandé aux autres convives, il n'en est pas ressorti de nuisances particulières en cette nuit du 18 aout.
Recevez nos excuses, pour ne avoir pu répondre à vos attentes, après une longue et fatigante journée de voyage. Quoi qu'il en soit, merci pour votre commentaire, qui reste pour nous riche en enseignements.
Dominique AUFRAY
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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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
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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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Property: Hotel La Sauldraie
Address: 81 Avenue d Orleans, 41300 Salbris, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loir-et-Cher > Salbris
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Salbris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Sauldraie 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming 19th century country house hotel snugly surrounded by 8 acres of tended ground, deep in the picturesque heart of Sologne, offers guest a haven of rest and a relaxing oasis, in a country home and friendly atmosphere. 11 no smoking spacious and renovated comfortable rooms, all individually designed benefit from amenities such as ensuite bathrooms, double glazing windows, flat TV screen wit DTT channels, telephone, complementary WIFI access and queen size beds. Spread between the traditional building and the outbuilding, La Sauldraie, family friendly offers 2 family accomodations (4/5 persons), 2 junior suite (for 3 persons), 3 rooms on the ground floor. La sauldraie provides a cooked buffet breakfast. Traditional restaurant run by "Chef Benoit" which will showcase good seasonally inspired dishes, with priority to source the best produts, enhanced by an by an extensive choice of regional fine wines. Free off road private parking is available. ... more   less 
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