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“Great launch pad to Pauillac Grand Chateaux”
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Chateau Pomys
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint-Estephe
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“Great launch pad to Pauillac Grand Chateaux”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Tiny hotel with only 10 bedrooms. Rooms were barren but had charm and warmth. Staff was efficient, helpful and friendly which more than made up for its deficiency in physical decoration. Ground was large and well kept. Best of all was its location and proximity to Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Chateau Lafite, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and many more. Restaurant in the hotel was good value. For a tiny hotel, breakfast spread was very good complete with hard boiled eggs.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Very welcoming, you feel at home straight away. Very good food and plenty of it. Beautiful setting in the middle of the vineyards. Price a bit steep but you do get what you pay for, a little lounge would have been nice. I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Epping, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

After a wonderful trip last year to Burgundy last year my partner and I decided to continue our tour of the French wine country and go to Bordeaux along with another couple. We particularly wanted to visit Pauillac and using trip advisor stumbled across Chateau Pomys in the pretty village if Saint Estephe. On arrival we visited the winery and tasted and purchased some local wine. We also bought some local cheese and charcuterie being sold in the winery and sat out on the front grass to enjoyed our purchases along with some afternoon sunshine. We borrowed the glasses from the hotel however they did advise that the winery and hotel are quite seperate and purchases from the winery cannot really be consumed out in the back gardens of the hotel. This made sense when we eventually had drinks in the chateaus gardens and a 4E bottle of rose from the winery is 18E in the hotel. Just as a suggestion it would make more sense to interlink them. The hotel has beautiful grounds, great size and comfortable rooms (we were lucky to have views of the vineyards and their gardens) and friendly staff. We were only staying for one night and after reading good reviews on TA about the dinners we decided to give it a try. Prices are reasonable and the food was good so it did not disappoint. Would definitely recommend a visit here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Coming from California, We have always had a desire to visit the wine country in Bordeaux France, which is the gold standard for wine production. Instead of finding a hotel in the city of Bordeaux, we decided to locate in the middle of wine country at Chateau Pomys in Saint-Estephe. Chateau Pomys is an absolutely beautiful chateau-hotel, with friendly staff and its own vineyard and private label wine. Our room on the third floor overlooked vineyards as far as the eye can see, as well as having a view of the Gironde estuary. At the suggestion of the hotel staff we went to the visitor center in nearby Paullac. The Visitor Center personnel were extremely friendly and helpful in arranging tours at various wineries thoughout the Medoc area, which made our visit to the area very special. Dinners at the Chateau Pomys are quite reasonably priced under French standards and we looked forwarded to our meals each night. When you start-out each dinner with Escargot in garlic sauce paired with the Chateau Pomys private label red wine, combined with great service in a quiet dining room, and only a minute from your bedroom, life does not get any better. Wifi was free.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed during a recent trip round France and this was one of many chateau's we stayed in. Though not making excuses, Pomy's should not be judged simply by standards of hotels, its like staying in someones home albeit a very old and grand one smack bang in the middle of the most breautiful countryside WITH the bonus of having its own winery. My wife and I loved it and consider it a great experience. Accomodation options in that area are limited and if you want to stay out of the tourist vibe of Paulliac, Pomy's is a fantastic alternative.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We only stayed overnight as we were rushing through this area unfortunately, but found the room to be simple but very comfortable and clean. Nearby dining options were somewhat limited.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Sadly, this might have been an entirely different review had it not been for the following circumstances. Upon checking into our room, my friends and I noticed an abundance of long black hairs (over a dozen) on the bathroom floor, hanging out of the trash basket and in the tub area as well as the separate toilet room...which also had a dead fly on the floor. My friend, who was born in France but is now an American citizen, went downstairs and asked the front desk clerk (much more politely than I would have) if our bathroom could be cleaned. At first they were very responsive and a man (hotel manager?) went directly to the room while we continued our day of sightseeing. But when we returned, the hair was still on the bathroom floor, hanging out of the trash basket and in the tub area...and only the fly and hair had been removed from the room with the toilet. My friend went back down to the lobby and asked the same man if he would please clean the hair from our bathroom (again, much more graciously than I would have). His response (and I don't speak French but could tell by body language and the look on his face that he was insulted) was to huff upstairs in such a way as to say, "this is such an annoyance." Once we got to the room and showed him the evidence his attitude went from haughtiness to embarrassment and he finally had it cleaned up. Of course by then, my confidence in the cleanliness of the hotel was shot. That aside, the “chateau” was charming, and the grounds very beautiful. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant which was decent, but nothing to rave about. I’m not sure if I would choose this hotel again. I suppose it would depend on what else was available. Also, be forewarned, there is no elevator.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Chateau Pomys
Address: Route de Poumeys, 33180 Saint-Estephe, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Saint-Estephe
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint-Estephe
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Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau Pomys 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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