Profoundly third rate
Dangerous to your health.
We booked a number of rooms for a wedding party at a nearby chateau. Our party included several elderly people.
The entire hotel was unheated, even though it was cool by day and cold by night. We stayed two nights. To stay longer might have endangered our health.
We repeatedly asked for the heat to be turned on. (There were radiators in each room; the management just didn't want to pay for the heating.) Nothing was done.
The televisions in the rooms got only the free channels. The cheapest towels, sheets, and little bars of soap were used.
My room did have enough towels, until the maid took half of them away, apparently to minimize the number of towels that would have to be washed.
Children's toys were left outside in a sand lot frequented by dogs.
The hotel rooms have recently been refurbished using the cheapest, ugliest materials available.
The noise from the nearby highway made it difficult to sleep.
The breakfast, for which there was an extra charge, was mediocre though the coffee was acceptable.
From the outside the hotel looks pleasant. Inside it shows the owners want to extract the most from clients while giving the least in return.
This hotel is interesting from an anthropological point of view. It is a case study in the French petit-bourgeois attitude: Charge as much as possible in return for as little as possible.
NO HEAT! There is a stinginess that goes beyond mere disrespect for the clients into utter contempt for their physical well-being, and this was it.
Such places are common in rural France. They reflect a deep reluctance to provide value for money that often makes travel in this country unpleasant.
This review is written by a long-time resident of France, who speaks French fluently, not by a petulant tourist.
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- Le Relais Des Cinq Chateaux Vezac, France - Dordogne
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