Manoir de Restigne is a B&B in the countryside. It's not a chain hotel off an Interstate.
You'll be one of a few guests and the limited staff does nearly everything from the start of the day until the end of dinner service. After dinner service begins, the hotel itself is for existing guests only. You'll need your key and the code to the gate if you drive off. Complaints about not being able to check in late just don't make sense here. The Restigne is relaxing because it's not an overstaffed hotel open 24 hours a day with people coming and going at all hours.
And the claims of anti-American sentiments from the staff seem completely unfounded based on my visit. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. No one seemed to care that I arrived with a same-sex partner. And the owner helped us make reservations at nearby wineries.
The room itself was huge and comfortable. The internet was super-fast (but no wi-fi). The bed had awesome comfort. And the products were wonderful. I wish I could have packed them and brought them back to the US.
And dinner at Le Chai was lovely. My only complaint (and a small one) is that the breakfast spread could have been a little higher quality/fresher. Fewer choices of fresher breads would have been appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castle luxury hotel, stately home of 6 bedrooms, 4 suites, gastronomic restaurant, wine bar and bistro, lounges, patio, park and gardens, swimming pool, tasting wine and cellar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manoir De Hotel Restigne