We loved this hotel. It reminded us both of what made Fawlty Towers and 'Allo! Allo!' so watchable; the fantastic interaction between the staff and the guests. To us, this is what many hotels have lost, our host couldn't have been more helpful, the lady who looked after us at breakfast was suitably alluring and even the woman who does the rooms was a character breezing in and out of scene with a wink and a smile. The guests talked with each other, the staff talked with the guests, the staff talked with the staff and we were caught up in this fascinating social whirl! Our room was perfect, very clean and tidy, the bathroom was newly renovated with a huge walk-in rain shower and my wife couldn't believe that this was rated only two stars; it would put many other French five star hotels to shame. Breakfast was a cleverly designed d-i-y affair, with a log fire burning in the giant fire place, and lasted until 10.00.
Our host, who modestly spoke perfect English, provided us with plenty of tips (and by the way is the only French host who has personally shown us to and around our room) as to where the locals eat and shop and visit. The only tiny tiny glitch in our stay was the wi-fi, which was temperamental. Would we ever stay here again? You bet.
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