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“Fabulous Chateau Hotel”
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Chateau D'Etoges
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Etoges
Certificate of Excellence
Staffordshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Fabulous Chateau Hotel”
Reviewed October 9, 2006

Stayed just one night en route to Burgundy. This hotel looks and feels like a French Chateau. The staff are warm and friendly and the food and wine is sublime. We stayed in a standard room - if there is such a thing. It was slightly faded and jaded but clean and comfortable. Perhaps for a longer stay you should choose a larger room. The bathroom was spotless with a separate loo. The Chateau is moated with a long crunchy gravel drive leading to the bridge across the moat and a large courtyard. The restaurant is in the separate Orangerie and although a little slow the food, wine and service are really excellent. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Restaurant and overall ambiance
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Anthony-Phillips
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Wickham Bishops, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2006

I organised a weekend trip for a group of friends totalling 6 couples.

We have visited the area a number of times before but have stayed in either Epernay or Reims. This venue was recommended by two couples in the group who had visited it but not stayed or eaten there.

There has been an expansion of the Hotel with the Orangery, a seperate building outside the moat, containing the sizeable restaurant and, I believe, 9 additional bedrooms.

Our allocated rooms were in the Chateau. This establishment has a wonderful and peaceful atmosphere. Each room was different but everybody was happy with their accommodation. The rooms were decorated in keeping with the building with wooden floors and rugs. There were no televisions or radios but I believe this is a considered decision to maintain the ambience of the historic building. As we were a group it didn't matter at all.

The rooms and bathrooms were clean although a little more light would have been appreciated.

The buffet breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of cereals, fruit, breads, cake, cold meats, cheese and even hot egg and bacon.

As the Hotel is in a lovely small and quiet village you really do have to stay here on a half board basis.

We were offered a package by the Hotel for a tradition dinner on our first night and a Gastronomique dinner on the second. On the first night we were effectively given a private Dining room as they were not that busy. On the second night we had the same table but there were others in the room but that was no problem as the room was so spacious.

The food was very good and on our second night we must have had about 9 dishes in all over a 3 1/2 hour period. We all certainly had plenty to eat and it was all very good. The Hotel was very accommodating in making alternative choices available for those who didn't eat what was originally offered on the set Menu sent to us in advance. The only disappointment is that I think they allocated us a Waitress who hardly spoke any English and she didn't seem very happy!

I would definitely recommend this Hotel for a weekend in the Champagne region if you don't mind not being in a town.

  • Liked — The Historic Building
  • Disliked — Lack of light in the bathroom
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
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8 Thank Bouff
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North West, UK
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2006

This is the second year we've broken our journey home from the French Alps with an overnight stop at this hotel, and I doubt it will be the last!

Full of character and so delightful to stay at a proper chateau with a moat and swans and ancient trees. The food is excellent, the house champagne so good we bought a case - and very reasonable too at 17 euros a bottle, although there is a large markup when you buy it in the restaurant. Very quiet, we hardly noticed any other guests until we saw them at dinner and the staff, as someone else has commented, are available but unobtrusive.

We had a superior room which was enormous and had a second queen bed as well. We had the window open as it was warm, though, and the noise of the fountains was a bit distracting through the night so we had to shut them. All part of the charm of the chateau though!

  • Liked — Ambience and food
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2006

Having just returned from an 8 day visit to Normandy and Champagne our memories are vivid of a lovely two night stay at Chateau d'Etoges. We had a beautiful room, large and well appointed with antiques, comfortable bedding, a large bathroom and a large window overlooking the garden outback. The Chateau has chatacter and charm befitting it's setting and the newly remodeled orangerie restaurant on the property, while very new in appearance offered the same excellent quality of attention and service. Our dinner was excellent. All food prepared well, delicious and service was very good.

We had a car and getting to neighboring towns to sip champagne at the maisons of the small producers was a simply perfect. I'd return in a heart beat and higly recommend this Chateau for a stay in the Epernay area.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank B2Travelers
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Lincs England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2006

The chateau is in a wonderful position. Decor is somewhat shabby and room on the third floor average. But this was all worth putting up with for the fantastic meal in the Orangerie. Great staff and food. Almost walter mitty like!!

  • Liked — The dining experience
  • Disliked — Decor in the main hotel
  • Tips/Secrets — Order set price menu in restaurant
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank kateandharrysdad
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Belfast
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2006

We stayed at Chateau d'Etoges for 2 nights in mid June at the start of a 3 week driving tour round France. We paid E200 per night through Inns of France for a superior room, which was in the tower with a wonderful view over the moat and was well worth the extra cost. We would certainly recommend the accommodation and it was a great way to start our holiday. The Chateau is beautiful and it is pleasant to take a walk into the village where you can do a visit to Ruffin & Fils Champagne house. We got a guided tour by Joelle who was very helpful and arranged delivery of a mixed case of champagne to where we were staying in Nice the following week.

However, we did find the restaurant disappointing and this was confirmed by comparision with similar places we stayed later in the holiday. The menus are expensive and our main courses consisted of tastless raw cod and rubbery overcooked and equally tasteless monkfish. The wine list really is a bit of a joke, with astronomical markups. The cheapest bottle started at E48 and whilst our Chassagne-Montrachet was very pleasant it did cost E80. I certainly have no problem with paying for fine wines if I am in the mood, but what I objected to was not being offered any alternative.

Later in our holiday we stayed in equally upmarket hotels (see Chateau Domaine de Barive and Hotellerie Beau Rivage) which offered a menu and wine list with both reasonably priced food and wine and also expensive alternatives for those who want it.

On the second night we went into Epernay and had an excellent meal with wine for less than the bottle of wine we drank in Chateau d'Etoges. When we returned to the Chateau at 9:45 the gates were locked (we had been given the code) and the restaurant was just finishing. It did give us a somewhat claustrophobic feeling and the impression of the guests having been locked in with no alternative but to accept what was on offer.

So we would say, it is a lovely place to stay, but be prepared to pay a lot in the restaurant and don't expect to be able to buy an inexpensive bottle of wine (which is a shame in France!) We will probably go back but with Epernay only 20 minutes away by car we would plan to eat there in a more lively and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2006
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7 Thank Deramore
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Louisville, Ky
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2006

Blink twice and you might miss Etoges! But what a shame, for this chateau can't be beat for its charm, comfort and value. We stayed in April 2006 at a rate of 80 Euros a night, room only. The room was very large, filled with antiques and featured a comfortable King size bed (see photo). There were windows in both the bedroom and bathroom overlooking the moat and countryside. The bathroom was roomy, clean and well-equipped. Having been given the keys to our room and to the castle at check-in, we felt comfortable coming and going as we pleased. We found the staff to be very pleasant and available, but unobtrusive.

Be sure to visit the Borel-Lucas Champagne House just across the road. The tour is very informative, the champagne is tasty and inexpensive, and it gives you a real sense of the pride the family feels for its product and the region.

  • Stayed April 2006
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10 Thank ArcEnCiel727
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Property: Chateau D'Etoges
Address: 4 rue Richebourg, 51270 Etoges, France
Location: France > Grand Est > Marne > Etoges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Etoges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau D'Etoges 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in the early 17th century at the heart of the Champagne countryside, this listed historic château sits imposingly in the middle of a 50-acre park with a large terrace, a kitchen garden and magnificent fountains. With its vast reception rooms decorated with painted panelling and 17th and 18th century furniture, this splendid hotel possesses a rare charm. Some lovely bedrooms have delightfully romantic views over the moat that surrounds the building. ... more   less 
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