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“Very good food; awful decor”
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Demeure de Flore
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lacabarede
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Very good food; awful decor”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stopped here for lunch because the restaurant got a good review in the Gault Millau Guide. The food was very good. There was no choice, but as the charming chef/patron explained, that meant he could offer what was best from the market that day. And the bream was superb, on a bed of endives. Best tiramisu I have ever had. Good gnocchi to start with although my wife found them too doughy.
The main disappointment was the dining room - chalet style from the 1940s, with pale red tablecloths and heavy curtains. And modern sculpture in plastic of female torsos on the walls.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

I stayed here two nights and just didn't warm up to the place. We did stay in a terrace room (i.e. one of the better rooms). It was OK, reasonably comfortable (prettily decorated) but for the price not worthwhile. The bathroom was below-average. Other than the nice bed linens, it was on par with much less expensive places.

And while I know this is a sort of one-time-thing, I will mention it anyway: The room had been freshly painted and absolutely reeked of paint-smell. If I were a hotelier, I would not put guests in a room that smelled like that. But it felt a bit indicative of the attitude there.

Lacabarede is on-the-way to a lot of places, but there isn't much there to recommend it. That was part of the surprise in the prices at this hotel------it just isn't in a great location.

We felt that the 35 euro dinner menu was very high-priced, so walked ten minutes along the busy road to a mom & pop resturant called AubergeL'Oustalet. The food was so good I wrote the owners a thank you letter. Quintessential French cooking. That place was so good it might be worth staying at this hotel just to be near it.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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FdB15, Owner at Demeure de Flore, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor following your stay at the Demeure de Flore.
It was a pleasure to know that you liked the decoration of your room and the bed linen. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the discomfort caused as a result of the paint smell in your room. The room had been treated with air freshener and was thoroughly cleaned after its recent refurbishment. I am very sorry to hear that we were unable to eliminate the odor or offer an alternative room at the time of your stay.
The small village of Lacabarede is located in Tarn in the Midi Pyrenees region of France with a variety of interesting places to visit and explore in the surrounding area.
With reference to your comments about the prices for Dinner, we are proud to serve our guests sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine using the freshest ingredients and a wide selection of quality wines at prices which offer excellent value for money.
We greatly appreciate your feedback as we constantly strive to maintain a consistently high standard of product and service. I would like to reassure you that your comments will be taken into consideration for further improvements to be made.

Sincerely yours,

Francesco Di Bari
Demeure de Flore
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Property: Demeure de Flore
Address: 106 Grand rue | Allée des Tilleuls, 81240 Lacabarede, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Tarn > Lacabarede
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Hotel Class:3 star — Demeure de Flore 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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