We stayed at Chateau de Saulon for 2 nights in July 2010 while travelling around Burgundy. It is located about 26Km from Dijon. It is a lovely, grand hotel approached down a short drive lined with trees in a very quiet location. It sits in beautiful, extensive grounds with a small lake at the back and a delightful stream to the side. Check-in was quick and easy. We were allocated room 105 which overlooked the grounds at the back of the hotel. There was a lift to our rooms. The room was small but comfortable. However it was a bit tired and could do with refurbishing. There was a bed settee in the room too but, in my opinion, if you had a third guests or child there with you, there just would not have been enough room for your belongings – we actually used the settee to store our suitcases on. It would be adequate for a short stay only. The room had a mini bar and TV. The bathroom was okay but really could do with being up-dated. There was a hairdryer but not a proper shower. Just a hand held shower attachment over the bath – which was a bit awkward. The weather was very hot during our stay and the room did not have air conditioning so we slept with the shutters closed and the windows open, which kept our rooms cool at night. The hotel had a nice sized swimming pool in the grounds behind the hotel plus a children’s pool. Towels were provided at reception for use by the pool – 1 towel per person per day. Breakfast is taken in a very modern and contemporary restaurant at the front of the main building. There was always a very good selection on offer buffet style at €14 per person. Dinner is taken in a restaurant block to the side of the main building. We had a lovely meal sitting outside on the restaurant’s terrace on our first evening. We had the ‘gastronomic’ menu, which was a wonderful experience and I would certainly recommend it. While dining we saw the occasional duck waddle past our table on the way to the nearby stream. One duck did seem to hurry past without stopping and with definite ‘purpose’ about him. I wonder if he was in a hurry to get past as he was worried about being added to the menu! There is also bar in the main building and a small terrace at the back where it was nice to take a drink in the evening before or after dinner. There is ample free car parking at the front of the hotel. This chateau is a very attractive building, well appointed with a lot to offer. I couldn’t believe it was just a 3-star. It could almost be 4-star. I think what lets it down is probably that the rooms could do with refurnishing and the bathrooms upgrading. I would certainly recommend it and would definitely stay here again if in the area.
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