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“Excellent stopover”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Castel Magnolia

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Castel Magnolia
Ranked #2 of 3 Ancenis B&B and Inns
Loire-Atlantique, France
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent stopover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were on a tight programme and had booked only one night at this B&B - having checked out the reviews. The praise for Castel Magnolia are all based on our own findings: warm hospitality, excellent room and furnishings, wonderful breakfast after a great night's sleep. Delphine, the charming lady of the house did everything to make our short stay a memorable one.

Room Tip: We prefer sleeping in twin beds, but Delphine happily obliged us by making up another bed in our roo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I'm getting to this review a few months after our lovely Loire cycling holiday over the summer. And among the stand out places our two traveling families stayed was Castel Magnolia. A beautiful house in the town of Ancennis, not far from the river's cycle paths. The rooms were gorgeous: fine bed linen, fantastic amenities and overall lovely decor. But what makes Castel Magnoli such a pleasure to visit is owner Delphine's welcome and care.

As well as simply fantastic hospitality, she went beyond the call of duty by driving 40km and dropping our bags off at our next night's chamber d'hotes after a cock up with the original bag delivery company that was going to take care of ferrying our stuff between each day's lodgings. Thank you so much for everything Delphine. We would not hesitate to return, and warmly recommend Castel Magnolia.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Castel Magnolia, what a charming place, fantastic decoration and great Hostess. The breakfast was very good as well. She also recommended a great restaurant for us as we arrived late that evening. We were sorry we only spent one night here. I would highly recommend staying here at Castel Magnolia.

Room Tip: We have front facing rooms. They were great. Its a pity we were there one night only.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

What a charming place to stay. An imposing old house in the centre of Ancenis old town, in enclosed gardens. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated in pale grey and tones, with a roomy, modern shower and facilities en-suite.
We were met by the delightful Delphine, our hostess. Most helpful, and happy to try her 'petite peu d'Anglais' with us using our 'petite peu de Francais'!
Breakfast (included) was a fine continental affair with sumptuous croissants and home-made preserves. We would highly recommend staying at Castel Magnolia.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leverkusen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The Castel Magnolia is a lovingly restored manor house building with beautiful, individually decorated rooms. We had the place almost to ourselves including access to the breakfast room (access to soft drinks if needed) and a sitting room area. The owner was extemely helpful and friendly and really made us feel welcome. She offered tips on where to eat and visit in the area and really took the trouble to look after us without being overly oppressive. Free parking was within the walled grounds of the property - a bit of a squeeze but perfectly adequete. Continental breakfast was included in the price of the room.
The location in the middle of the town was OK but please be aware that the property is located in a fairly built up area with a large multi storey car park under construction close by. The WiFi connectivity in the bedrooms is not perfect, a fact picked up by the youngest member of our party. For the rest of us this was NOT an issue.
All in all the super hospitality of the owner and the lovely interior surroundings made this a wonderful stopover in this little Loire valley town.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We were fortunate to spend some time at Castel Magnolia. The rooms , service and breakfast were all of very high quality and Delphine was the perfect host whilst we stayed at the hotel. We would have no hesitation in recommending Castel Magnolia to other travellers.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

We were on a long cycle tour and arrived at Castel Magnolia by bike. The welcome of the owner, Delphine, was tremendously warm and friendly. We immediately felt as though we were visiting a friend. She was very concerned to look after our bikes and when we went to wheel them into the secure storage we found that Delphine had already done so!
The house is about 150 years' old in the French mercantile style, with very spacious rooms decorated beautifully. We had free access to a superb lounge area and the garden. The breakfast was superb with freshly baked cakes and fresh fruit, and home-made jams.
As we were on a tour we had to move on the next day; we were sorry we couldn't stay longer as Delphine provides the kind of chambres d'hotes one dreams of!

Room Tip: There are only two rooms and we had the choice, which we found almost impossible as both were lovely...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castel Magnolia
Address: 100 impasse de Bareme, 44150 Ancenis, France
Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Loire-Atlantique > Ancenis
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ancenis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
old mansion in 1860, formerly known mitry hotel located in the of downtown, close to the banks of the loire and shops. garden and quiet south-facing, shaded by two large magnolia trees. entrance to these three rooms, all equipped with bathroom and wc, possibility of extra beds in two rooms, cot, flat screen tv, hair dryer, wirless internet, local bike, ping-pong.the dining room andwinter garden are at you disposal tea and coffee making facilities. many restaurants near the house at 200 m from the station, halfway between nantes and angers motorway exit ... more   less 
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