We chose to stay at the Auberge because other reviewers had rated it highly but this delightful little hotel far exceeded our expectations. Located deep in the Livradois Forest area of the Auvergne, the Auberge is great for anybody who loves walking, cycling or spotting birds of prey. The owners, Simon and Shirley, made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and provided excellent service throughout our stay. Our room was large and clean and the bed supremely comfortable.
Whilst the continental breakfasts were ample and tasty, with fresh fruit salad, cereal, yoghurt and freshly baked croissants, the dinners were exquisite. From tasty home made soups and salads, to beautifully cooked chicken and mouth watering desserts, we thoroughly enjoyed every meal.
Throughout our stay, Simon and Shirley were friendly and always happy to provide us with local information and tips on how to make the most of our stay in the beautiful Auvergne.
The worst thing about our stay at the Auberge de Chabanettes was having to leave. We really wished that we had booked to stay for much, much longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very special hotel in a very special location. Auberge de Chabanettes is a true family-owned business run by Multi Award-winning UK hotelier, Tim Bell and his French Partner Ingrid Boyer. Set in the tranquil heart of the Livradois-Forez in the Puy-de-Dome department of the Auvergne, yet easily accessible from Clermont Ferrand, Issoir and Ambert, this historic and famous Auberge now offers you an even better experience. 5 Newly refurbished bedrooms, all with ultra-comfortable beds, high quality linen, towels and toiletries, Free fast Wi-Fi, bluetooth speakers/USB charging alarm clocks and new digital LCD TVs. 2 En-suite Double Bedrooms, 2 very spacious En-Suite Family Bedrooms plus our extra-large Group/Family Room which has exclusive use of its own private shower/washroom. The Auberge offers a restaurant with delicious home-cooked food with French and International Specialities, and a selection of wines from small, award-winning artisan producers, all in the cozy surroundings of our real fire. The bar is stocked with a large selection of high quality beers, spirits and an impressive selection of Single Malt Whisky. The Auberge is ideal for family holidays, romantic breaks and as a perfect base to explore the area with its smooth, twisting roads which are a Mecca for Motorbikers and Cyclists who are keen to try many of the previous Tour De France stages in the region. The Auberge can also be available for exclusive use groups. Auberge de Chabanettes is committed to Green Tourism and uses local suppliers, recycles everything it can, and supports local environmental initiatives. Open all year round except January. ... more less
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