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Logis Hostellerie des Ducs
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Duras
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We had not booked to stay here but found ourselves in the area without a booking for accommodation and decided to stay as it was a Logis de France with a 3 cassarole rating for the food,so we thought we would get a good dinner as our previous experiences of this rating have been great.
The hotel was an old convent ,so the rooms are quite small,but clean.The dining -room is lovely -the fire was roaring ,as it was a cold evening ,lots of nice lighting ,orchids and beautifully laid tables with comfortable dining-chairs.However the meal left a lot to be desired.The menu sounded super and we were quite excited -but you can only do as well as the ingredients you use and so consequently the duck breast was tough as old boots and as for the oysters ,they were just a thin bit of membrane attached to the shell,no substance at all ! Such a shame -it was a big let-down and the vegetables were very bland and not enough.
Breakfast the next morning was a bit of a let down too ,for an establishment like this one would expect some service ,but it was self-service ,including a coffee -machine which produced vile tasting coffee.Shan't be going back there again ,the owners should visit other Logis to see how they could improve their own.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Again Trip Advisor's rating is a bit blunt - nothing between "Average" and "Very Good". This is really a "Good". Accommodation is comfortable and the food well prepared and tasty. The location is perfect for the town and chateaux. Overall service was friendly but there were times when it was a bit off-hand and I had the impression that as this is the only hotel in town they do know who has the whip hand.
I believe that ownership has not long changed (within the same family) so I may just have caught them during an unsettled spell. I'll be back next year and will revise this if things have changed.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This was the fourth time that my wife and I have dined at Les Ducs over the past five years. We were joined by two English friends who live in a village nearby. As this was our wedding anniversary we chose Les Ducs because we consider this to be the best place to eat in this area. We booked a table for 8pm on friday evening, the restaurant was not very busy. The service and the food was excellent, although neither my wife or I speak french we were not intimidated by the menu as most of the menu had an English translation. Although our friends speak fluent French and this did help, but do not be put off if you cannot speak the language as the staff are very helpful.We had a very enjoyable evening and I would recommend Les Ducs for a special occasion or a treat, I personally think it is a little bit expensive for every day dining. We shall return .

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Just back from a trip to France and spent 3 nights at the Logis Hostellerie des Ducs. The rooms are comfortable but basic but the staff and food are fantastic.

The staff could not be more helpful and when we couldn't get a taxi the hotel owner took us in his own car!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

I was travelling myself to Duras - I booked a double room for single occupancy with shower - exactly what I got. Very small but adequate for one person - super clean but basic. Beautiful hotel, swimming pool lovely and staff exceptionally helpful. I didn't eat in hotel but according to folk I spoke to food good. Location of hotel excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We dined twice at the excellent restaurant earlier in May and the food was gorgeously presented and absolutely delicious. We recently dined at a top Paris restaurant - Le Ciel de Paris - and the fod and service at Les Ducs was clearly superior (by a significant margin) - and while the meals were not cheap by Duras standards, they were excellent value for money compared to our experience in Paris. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Delicious food - inventive and beautifully presented. Fabulous for a special night out - maybe not for everyday! We were all delighted with our various and varied courses. All the generations of the Blanchet family are incredibly friendly and helpful. Tranquil setting - perhaps a little formal for some.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sarah D
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Additional Information about Logis Hostellerie des Ducs

Address: Boulevard Jean-Brisseau, 47120, Duras, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Lot-et-Garonne > Duras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Duras
Price Range: £83 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Logis Hostellerie des Ducs 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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