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Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a first rate hotel
I would strongly recommend it to my friends
I am not surprised that the Emperor chose this as his lodging
Avallon is a very interesting town. Do not miss the Eglise St Legere
or the frog sculpture.
Local restaurants are good - my favourite is Le Chapeau Rouge - just opposite the
hotel - customers mainly local people who are regulars.
The hotel restaurant is excellent .
Avallon is within 30 minutes drive to Vezelay
quite apart from the Basilica - the long narrow main street is far from touristy
with shops selling excellent photo scenes, local wines, cheeses, books and an amazing
tea shop set in an antique shop.
Last recommendation - the local wine - Irancy

Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

Great location, friendly, welcoming and efficient staff and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was good but shame the web site hadn't been updated to say the restaurant was closed this year and that the internet access is only available in the dining room.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Direction H, Propriétaire at Hostellerie du Cheval Noir, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016
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Chers Clients,

Merci pour votre bon commentaire sur notre maison et le petit déjeuner.
Actuellement le restaurant est fermé pour rénovation.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a very good hotel with an excellent restaurant. Owner / Chef runs a gourmand restaurant serving 2 star Michelin food. Service is not Michelin star standard but is relaxes and efficient and certainly does not detract from excellent menus
Rooms have character and well services. No air conditioning may provide problems in high Summer
Breakfast well represented

Room tip: If you want very good food and wine this is for you
Date of stay: May 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed in a 'suite' which comprised a tiny bedroom and a tiny sitting room, above which was a sleeping platform in the eaves, which was grubby and very hot, as no windows or ventilation. The radiator in the 'sitting room' was stuck on, and it was in the upper 20s outside and unbearable inside. This made the sleeping platform area even worse!

The whole place was furnished with the cheapest and most hideous furniture, paintings, objects etc. There was the absolute minimum provision i.e. no hair dryer.

The breakfast cost 12 euros for which we had cold tea or terrible coffee, plus some supermarket croissants and some bread with some sachets of butter and jam.

Overall we felt that the owners sole object was to extract the maximum money from their guests with the minmum of effort on their part. I would not recommend this to anyone.

Date of stay: May 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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1  Thank misschrissie
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Reviewed August 25, 2008

This was our last night in France and following reveiews from a couple of tourist books, decided to splurge on this hotel. we were barely greeted at reception and when we tried to speak french the gentleman appeared to go out of his way to misunderstand us. Later it turns out he spoke fluent english. We were shown to a Tahiti themed room, it was somewhat tacky and very tired looking. We had to walk throuh the formal dining room to get our room. The door opend directly on to small courtyard where the employees parked and we were consequently distrubed late at night when they left work.
This hotel was extremely pretentious and once we said we would not be eating dinner there they seemed to have no interest in making us welcome.

All in all an awful place and a dissapointing ending to our french holiday.

Date of stay: July 2008
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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