On a recent business trip to the region, with a developer who works for me, I was recommended to this hotel by a local estate agent. There was only one other elderly couple staying there. It was regrettable that my wife was not with me. If that had been the case I would have chosen one of the top suite/rooms, rather than 2 classic rooms. The developer would have remained in a classic room! But the classic rooms were large, immaculately clean, and combined modern conveniences with the classic lines and features of the Chateau.
I had dinner on the Terrace, but prior to that I was invited to the wine room to choose a wine. It was a a gem of a room with a considerable choice of local wines from the Cahors area and regional wines.
After some gastronomic excesses the night before at the Charbonnel Hotel in Brandome, I limited my meal to a main course and a desert. The first was an assembly of seafood. The meal was prepared by the owners daughter who is under chef at the hotel. The presentation was delightful. The fish was cooked to the exact point where it is tender and succulent yet not sashimi. In a shot glass on the plate was a sea food mousse with some green roe incorporated within it. Again it was perfect. On the plate there was a a third assembly which had been prepared in a pot and then inverted to leave a small compressed tower of fish with red peppercorns and fish row. The combination of flavours with the different textures and the crunch of the mild pepper corns worked well for me.
The desert was local seasonal fresh fruit with raspberry dust and sorbet with a thin chocolate sail. A delight to the ice and delicious.
All the staff from the owners who I was able to spend time talking to, to the restaurant and hotel staff were well trained, friendly and efficient. This is a wonderful hotel to take a wife or girlfriend to make them feel special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 17th century castle, today a charming Hostellerie, is set in a beautiful Park of 4 hectares with centenary trees and a forest.The white stone building and its courtyard looks like a fortification with its two Pigeon tower.The Chateau is situated in the heart of the Quercy Blanc region, nearby you can find many medieval bastion villages and the river Lot, at 22 km north of Agen, direction Cahors and 30 minutes from Villeneuve-sur-Lot, on the way to "St-Jacques de Compostelle" (GR 652 and 65).The nearest airport and train station is in Agen (30 minutes) and in Toulouse or Bergerac (1h to 1h30)22 rooms (1 family room, 10 Superior room, 8 classic and 3 standard rooms) on two floors with view to the Park or the courtyard.On the second floor, the cozy rooms are equipped with beautiful wooden roofing.TV, direct telephone.Restaurant of excellent quality offering a traditional and refined cuisine, elaborated with fresh products from the region as well as our own organic garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De L'Hoste France/Saint-Beauzeil