The hotel is just the best we have experienced in France outside Paris ( we are not speaking about the ultra expensive category ) and an amazing bargain and value in every way. The hotel is owned and managed by a husband and wife team. The hotel is located on the one main street and one parks in the large public lot. The hotel gives you a parking permit for the lot. The wife of the team meets you at the desk and manages the hotel proper. The service is quite good. The rooms, especially the suite, are large for a two star and all overlook the wonderful Dordogne River, and are quite nice, clean, larger than the usual two star, with good bathroom, etc. There is a perfect terrace area between the two sections of the hotel to have an afternoon cocktail or wine with cheese etc and watch the riverboats go by. The topper, however, is the restaurant. The ambience is one of a very expensive French restaurant, with nice tablecloth, paintings on the walls, and just an atmosphere of very high quality. The food was outstanding and at least when we were there the service by our young waiter was perfect. The husband owner is the chef, and one will sometimes meet him as he comes by to check on things for you. Then you get the check and find out this amazing French restaurant 4 course meal in a great atmosphere came to 30 euro ( sans the wine ) !! To conclude, I can only say that this is an absolute must for any traveler to the Dordogne and even for just one night and dinner it would be a real high point of any trip to France. The village of course is gorgeous and doing a canoe trip together plus the hotel experience makes for just a perfect 24 hr event in that area.
Mike and Paula D
- Also Known As:
- La Belle Etoile Hotel
- Hotel La Belle Etoile La Roque-Gageac, France - Dordogne