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Chateau de la Treyne
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lacave
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is simply the best in the Dordogne! We were even more impressed than on our first visit a decade ago. If you are visiting the Dordogne to see old castles in their medieval surroundings, why not stay in one that has been refurbished with all the modern amenities (like A/C and wi-fi)and that serves extraordinary food and wine? And this is no Relais and Chateau property that is resting on its laurels. The staff, and there are many, are so gracious and helpful, making sure your stay is the very best. They really are terrific.
We stayed in "Duc 2," a very charming room with a river view, costing 300 euros a night in August. The bathroom area was relatively larger than the bedroom area, but the bedroom area was not small by any means, as it accommodated 3 chairs. The bed was quite high off the floor and had square pillows, which prevented me from stretching out in the bed, since the pillows take up valuable space. Everything was in order except there was a sconce missing in the bathroom.
The rub in staying at the Chateau is the price for a room with what we Americans think of as a real shower. Our room cost 300 euros a night. It had only the European hand held spraying wand. The luxury rooms have a real shower, but they cost 440 euros a night. I figured 140 euros is a lot to pay just for a shower. Our room had a river view and was large enough. Every reader can decide for himself whether a real shower is worth the cost. I was happy with my choice.
For dinner, guests have a choice to dine inside the dining room which faces the river or on the terrace overlooking the river, weather permitting. We ate inside. We found the food at this one-star restaurant much superior to that at the two-star restaurant at the Hostellerie de Plaisance in St. Emilion. The staff here are just wonderful, happy to describe how any dish is made. The menu is quite extensive, as is the pricey wine list. But there are reasonable wine choices if one looks hard enough. And the staff seemed to shower us with one amuse bouche after another. We especially enjoyed the duck breast and the foie gras four ways. A great experience.
This is a destination worth visiting time and again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience. We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay in our house.

"Duc" is a small superior room with wonderful river view. You are right, in the bathroom is no shower, only bathtub, we regret. But it was not possible to put also a shower in this bathroom.

The rate for a deluxe room is between 400 - 440 Euros, but this price is not only because of the shower. Our deluxe rooms are much larger than our superior rooms, and all bathrooms are larger too with bathtub, seperate shower and garden or river view.

You enjoyed you stay and this is important for us. I will share your compliments with our staff and we look forward to welcomming you back in Chateau de la Treyne. Stephanie Gombert.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We certainly enjoyed our mid September stay at the Chateau. The setting was breathtaking. Room was charming and quiet. The staff was very accommodating. Our compliments to the chef Stephane for an outstanding dinner...that one star is well deserved. The dining room with the river view is gorgeous. Our only regret was that we only spent two days.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Chateau de la Treyne. We are dekighted to hear that you enjoyed. There is no problem , you can come back whenever you want.... Best regrads. stephanie gombert.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We came here last minute and were very happy that we did! Everyone working here was so helpful and happy. The rooms were romantic and beautifully decorated. The castle was breathtaking-- on the river, with a forest behind it-- one really can not as for more. We had the pleasure to have breakfast here and it was honestly the best meal we had all vacation! Homemade yogurts, jams, croissants, breads and cheeses, all served in a beautiful presentation. We loved it so much that we are thinking of coming here for Christmas! If you are traveling in this region of France, stay here! You can drive to nearby towns and come back to a quaint luxurious place. When it was foggy in the morning, I felt as if I could be in another century...it was great.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Thank you very much for all the compliments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our house and we are delighted to welcome you for christmas. Stephanie Gombert.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

The hospitality is impeccable; the food is sublime in a perfect setting. The dining room has one of the most spectacular ceilings with exquisite views onto the chateau gardens. Despite being a French restaurant, the Risotto is to die for. The choice of fresh flowers is especially selected to enhance the colors and aroma of each bedroom. The chimney in the lounge provides a perfect place to read or enjoy a get together with friends. Walks in the grounds of the Chateau are wonderful too.
In the evenings, I recommend you reserve a table next to the window and make sure you tell the Maitre D you would like to be seated far away from American tourists. The hotel seems to be very popular with them and for some reason unknown to me, they always seem to talk loudly and insist on sharing their gastronomical insights with the guests they find nearby.

Room Tip: The main suite is the “Suite de la Tour” but I strongly recommend the suite “Louise XIII”, which has...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Thank you very much for your comment.

You enjoyed your stay, and you talked a lot of details that are also very important to us too. I'm sorry if other clients have spoken too loudly. But I assure you sometimes other nationality can also be noisier. The majority of our clientele is French, then we have a lot of English, Australian and American people.

You like Louis XIII, this is one of my favorite rooms, it has the most beautiful river view and you are right in 2013 we will have a new apartment "La Favorite" that is in the same spirit as the Louis XIII. Hope to come back one time to see this new room. Thank you very much again.
Stephanie Gombert.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I have never stayed in a castle before but for a first time this location was great. The first floor is impressive with a nice bar, huge and inviting fire place, and classy patio overlooking the river. The rooms are large, the beds comfortable, and the views spectacular. The staff is friendly helpful and seems happy. Happy staff says a lot about the establishment, long term staff, such as the case here, says alot about the management and other staff members. Breakfast was awesome and I highly recommend staying here as Rocamadour, Sarlat, and other Dordogne must sees arent to far. Aslo if you have a chance walk around the grounds and venture into the woods for some fresh air and great views. Definitely recommend it. I have seen other reviews complain about the price and it may be high but what value do you place on a nice memory and a comfortable enjoyable experience staying in a castle? Here the experience is worth the price if this experience is something you've had in mind.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Nadnerb5
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

What a wonderful comment ! We are humbled and delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your stay in our house.

We have a large part of our staff working with us for over 10 years . I think they are doing a very good job and I'm glad that you share my opinion. We have a large part of our staff working with us for over 10 years.

We have 30 employees for 16 rooms and the gastronomic restaurant. !

Hoping to welcome you again in our house. Best regards. Stephanie Gombert.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed here on the last night of our bike tour for a bit of a splurge -- it was really, really lovely, and I hope to return someday. The chateau is gorgeous and gorgeously maintained, right above the river, grounds are beautiful, pool looks lovely. Dinner was completely amazing, as expected. The room was quite pretty, maybe a bit on the small side, with only one window that was mostly obscured by a curtain so that you have to get right up to the window, sort of inside the curtain, to see the garden view. If we were staying longer, I would have tried to get a different room. The bathroom was also very pretty but as others have noted, there is only a tub, no shower. There is a sprayer attachment but using this, even while sitting in the tub, causes water to flow along the side of the tub and onto the floor -- there was evidence of a lot of water damage along that side, so I know it wasn't just us! It is a shame they don't remodel the bathroom to solve this problem, as it was the one flaw that really stood out when everything else was just about perfect.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2012

Thank you very much for comment . La Treyne is a small boutique hotel with 16 rooms, in 11 rooms we have bathrooms with river or garden view and bathtub and seperate shower. The smaller rooms are without shower and only with bathtub. I understand that you prefer a shower, but some of our bathrooms are too small to put both togehter. In France people prefer bathtub. But I will do my very best next winter, when we are close to put a shower into the bathtub, because some of our clients prefer to take a shower even in the bathtub. Otherwise I noticed that you enjoy your stay in our house, and that you want to come back. Thank you very much and hope to see you another time. Best regards. stephanie gombert.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have known of and admired this place for over 20 years having stayed at a nearby establishment, we thought we should try it and were a little disapointed.
We drove up to the very imposing, beautifully maintained Chateau at around 4pm to find it seemingly deserted ! We entered the reception area..not a soul to be found and no obvious bell to ring, walked around the ground floor floor , bar and the outside dining area..still no sign of life.
Eventually a Lady appeared and apologised that she had been showing 2 other guests to their room , we were told our room was not yet available as it was being photographed for the next brochure so we were seated on the terrace with a complimentary glass of Champagne while we waited..that certainly was welcome and made amends for the wait !
The room was well furnished and well lit with excellent views over the river and a lovely complimentary fruit basket, cakes and wine were provided. Good "state of the art" bathroom .
We walked through the grounds to find the swimming pool which was superb, recently updated and well kept.
This Chateau has a beautifull historic dining room but as the weather was superb Dinner was served on the Terrace overlooking the River. The Restaurant has a Michelin Star and regrettably did not live up to it on this occasion. The wine we chose (9 years old) was not decanted and the final glasses of wine were served complete with sediment ! My Duck was a little over cooked and tough and my partner's fish was uncooked in the centre. A disapointment .
Breakfast was served outside on the front Terrace of the Chateau and was excellent.
Overall this place did not live up to our expectations, it is impeccably maintained with beautifull grounds and views and has very helpfull and friendly Staff, but the room prices are extremely high (in our case as much as we pay in far superior up market places) and the Restaurant did not justify its Starred rating . (There is one far superior just up the road !)

Room Tip: Try and get a River view as this is the only thing that can justify the price !
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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stgombert, Propriétaire at Chateau de la Treyne, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Thank you very much for your comment. We regret that you have not been able to fully enjoy your stay.
You say that your main course and the main course of your husband was not up to your expectations. I asked our head waiter if you told him that you were disapointed. Unfortunately this was not the case. Otherwise we could have done something for you to change. The wine was not decanted it was a mistake I apologize.

Louis XVI room has been completely redone this year, you like it, I am delighted. This room has a beautiful bathroom with bath, shower and double sinks. Taps china from Limoges! The room is not very large for a deluxe room, but you have a wonderful river view, as well as the room the bathroom, and antiques furnitures from the 18century. This justifies from our point of view the price for the room. Best regards. Stephanie Gombert.

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Address: route de Rocamadour | Route de Souillac à Rocamadour, 46200 Lacave, France
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Location: France > Occitanie > Lot > Lacave
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lacave
Price Range: $205 - $1,423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau de la Treyne 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The tower is so close to the Dordogne river that it feels like the Chateau could almost topple into ... All our rooms are stylishly decorated with period furniture, four poster beds, secretaire desks, traditional parquet floors but complemented by the most modern amenities like jacuzzi-style bathtubs. Practically all enjoy grandiose views of the Dordogne Valley. ... more   less 
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