Stayed at this hotel in early September on an orgnanised tour. The hotel is in a lovely setting, with a good swimming pool, not huge, but quite adequate unless there are many using it at once, which wasn't the case, fortunately. The tour rep described the hotel as "shabby-chic" which I personally thought a little unfair, but I only saw our own room, which I thought was quite a good size, smart, with separate bathroom and toilet. I believe most rooms have an overhead fan, which on its lowest setting is silent running (useful at night if it is very hot). As previously reported by others, there is no 'fridge, or tea and coffee facilities in the rooms, which would have been nice. Also, strangely, no drawers ( a French thing, I believe), so you only have a wardrobe for your things. I found the bed to be very comfortable and there were spare square pillows if you didn't like the french bolster-type pillows on the bed. There is a hair dryer in the bathroom, also a small 'safe' which is placed in the wardrobe and is not fastened to anything, so not sure whether you could really call it a 'safe'! but from what I gather, there is very little crime in the area. If you are on the ground floor, as we were, it is slightly disconcerting to find that your window does not shut properly and your safe is portable, especially as the hotel cleaning statff have a habit of leaving the window open! Breakfast was basic, but adequate and I found no fault with it. Watch out for the local preserves, which taste wonderful. The seating area in the bar and outside by the pool was pleasant and the hotel owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. An example: our rep had recommended trying the local nut liqueur. When I asked for this at the bar I was offered a free and generous taste of both the nut liqueur and a nut aperitif to try, before deciding which I wanted. We were on the ground floor of the main building, facing the back, and it was very quiet. In fact, for early September, the whole of Les Eyzies seems to shut down around 10pm! The village itself is delightful with a lovely river walk (watch out for the kingfishers) numerous restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets, a couple of which are within 150 metres of the hotel. There is also a small supermarket only 200 metres away and a launderette just across the road, if needed. I agree with another review that most menus are pretty similar. Duck, duck and more duck! but hey - it's their speciality and they are very proud of it! The only thing I would change was that the mixer shower was not fixed to the wall, so standing in the bath you had to hold the shower, which can be awkward, especially if you have a balance problem, as I do. However, there was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was also very good. A lovely clean and friendly hotel and a great holiday, overall. I would happily stay there again.
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