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“A charming environment” 4 of 5 stars
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Chateau de la Motte
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Liessies
Certificate of Excellence
Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A charming environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We did spent a Saturday night at this hotel, which is located in "the middle of nowhere", outside of the very small village of Liessies, near a lake and a forest. Beautiful environment for a nice walk ! The hotel was formerly a place where the monks from the closeby abbey could come to take a rest or to retire. Our room was good size, a bit old fashioned, but charming. The bed was soft,and a bit small for 2 people. During the night, it is absolutely quiet. Dinner in the restaurant is a positive experience. The staff is very friendly, the food is good, quite big portions, and there is a good wine selection for reasonable prices. The restaurant is quite big. Breakfast has a good choice (for French norms, at least) and is self-service from a buffet. Ample parking space. Recommended for a weekend break, "away from it all"

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Martin D
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Lakewood, California
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66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a glorious chateau, appearing to be 17th century or so. The room was warm and comfortable, with an incredible marble (non-working) fireplace with ornate iron inlay. The dinner was magnificent -- excellent wine/beer choices, eclectic menu items and wonderful, gracious service. Breakfast was equally wonderful with the assortment of breads, meats and cheeses -- and requisite chocolate croissants :) If you prefer quiet and peace, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Janine W
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Quiet and peaceful this lovely old moat (Motte) is home to a family of hoteliers who really know their business. The welcome is warm and the food is incredible. It is very comfortable and peaceful and worth going to for destination dining. They do their best to communicate in English and a knowledge of French is useful but not entirely necessary.
I liked the old world charm and breakfast in the room is a real treat.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Marianna M
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

we have just returned from a short stay at Chateau de la Motte and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a little of the tourist trail in a beautiful area called Avesnois near forests and lakes and very peaceful. The aim for us was to visit battlefields of the first and second world wars and Waterloo as we enjoy history. Although it was a drive it was lovely to come back to the peace and seclusion. The food was amazing we were going to upgrade to a better menu as sometimes on half board the food is disappointing but there was a choice of three things every night for three courses and not one was duplicated during our four night stay. The food was HOT! Unusual for France but for us English a delightful surprise! The owners were delightful and every night came round to see that we had enjoyed the meal. The first night was quite chilly even in May and there was a roaring log fire in reception to enjoy our aperitifs by. The rooms were lovely and ours had just been decorated and we had an extra room with a sofa bed in it. They were warm and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was the usual Continental breakfast but a juicer was put out so we could have fresh orange. The ham was home cooked and not out of a packet! Viennoisrie was very fresh and breakfast coffee very smooth. It was extremely good value and of course we benefited from the weak euro at the moment which is always a bonus! A walk before or after dinner took us to the lakes and into the forest on our doorstep. All in all a wonderful few days. We hope to return at a later dater. Monsieur has promised to enquire about the fishing rights!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank discerningf00die
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Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We had twice dinner in the restaurant. The menu offers a nice selection of modern french kitchten. The prices are gently and the quality is very good.
The setting makes it a good place to go with a group or family.
In summer they have an outdoor terrace

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ingrid L
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New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

This Chateaux is relatively small but has all the history, charm and character. We stayed 3 nights and there was plenty to see around the area.
Monsieur is passionate about the Chateaux history and gives guided tours which are very informative and interesting. He knows every block - he even makes his own replacement blocks for repairs!
Madam is an excellant cook - We had drinks outside before a several course meal around the dining table. I would definitely recommend doing this as we met some very interesting people who were mainly european. It was excellant value and the price included wine.
We stayed in 3 different rooms as people request particular rooms.
All the rooms were beautifully restored and decorated. They all had lovely views across the countryside. Some were bigger than others but all were geat for couples.
This is off the beaten track and you would need a car to get there.
Would definitely recommend.

  • Liked — Hospitality and dining experience.
  • Disliked — No complaints.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank NewZealandHolidayfan
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Clitheroe
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116 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

Had prebooked for our last night before returning to U.K. and would certainly never have come across it by accident! It is completely off the beaten track and very peaceful. We were greeted by the jolly patron who seemed to do everything, took our bags to our room, cooked the meal and served the breakfast! We had a large room overlooking the garden with a good bathroom. Because of booking ahead we had arranged a half pension rate and so had the menu of the day, which was a lovely meal, if rather filling for us! Breakfast was simple but perfectly adequate. It was very good value and a well run establishment. We would certainly use this place as a first or last night when visiting France in future.

  • Liked — Friendly owners
  • Disliked — No complaints
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Molecatcher
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Property: Chateau de la Motte
Address: 59740 Liessies, France
Location: France > Nord-Pas-de-Calais > Nord > Liessies
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Liessies
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Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau de la Motte 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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