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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De La Treyne Hotel Souillac
- Chateau De La Treyne Souillac