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Review of Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

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Le Relais Bernard Loiseau
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Saulieu
Certificate of Excellence
Cote d'Azur
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“expensive but worth every penny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

This Little country inn is unique. Everything was perfect, the attention to detail goes well beyond any hotel including the supposed best in the world. I am very difficult to please but this experience was faultless, every mouthful of food was exquisite, every thing in the room was tasteful and thought through. I can't wait to go back

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Flobecq, Belgium
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

This is a great place to stay in Burgundy.
The hotel is completely renewed but maintains its french country side charm with al the modern facilities one could want
The spa is very nice
beautiful garden and outdoor pool
nice big rooms
delicious breakfast

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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milano
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2011

we booked this hotel because we are gourmet and we would to taste the famous and wonderful cuisine of bernard loiseau. and we had the surprise to find an amazing hotel.
quality of service is at top. food even better: don't miss la poulard de dumaine and grenouilles de loiseau. cocooned for two days. we want to come back as soon as possible.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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365 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2011

Let's first mention that we heard of Relais Bernard Loiseau many times and always positively, hence high expectations.
Well, how put it...It was just a fantastic week end. To satrt with, rooms (ours was on a terrace on the garden) are nice, spacious and cosy. I am not 100% convinced with the seventies look of the big and nice bathroom but my wife was.
Common rooms (living rooms, library etc) are nicely furnished and welcoming fires are burning in the two chemneys (we wondered how they kept them burn as I 'm always busy keeping ours alive...).
But then came the first dinner....Just an amazing experience: a fairy tale from the beginning till the end. Mises en bouche that are delicate and finely tasty, a fish on schalots bed that is just wonderfull followed by lamb with an onion- how to put it? - we just never ever ate such a wonderfull onion- the cheese was very good -though may be not the utter best we ever had- and then the deserts were just the icing on the cake: FORMIDABLES: I had BL's favourite chokolate ice & biscuit on orange sauce...just mervelous and my wife a fscinating artistic cube that was hiding a pinapple "emulsion"...
Next day and next dinner we had BL's mervelous "ris de veau et purée à la truffe " and my wife had an extarordinary desert: a pear that actualy was made out of fine sugar icing perfumed with a subtil japanese spice I unfortunately forgot the name of- with mervelous pear pieces + emulsion on a divine biscuit...
To make a long story short, Relais BL is certainly not the cheapest way of spending a week-end, but it definitely is woth every penny spent: just an unforgetable trip in French "savoir-vivre"....I must add that Dominique Loiseau spends much time with every guest and is a delicious hostess...I forgot about the wonderfull breakfast in the historic room that had welcome under many others, Churchill, Poincaré, Rita Hayworth, Mitterand, Chirac and so many others...Now one understands why...But don't feel intimidated by the roaring ferraris that stop in front of the Relais: Dominique Loiseau certainly knows haow to make everybody feel at home...and this, definitely is an achievement! As we say in french..."Chapeau, Madame Loiseau", it is a great success!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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178 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

On this trip we stayed at Lameloise, and two smaller guesthouses. Bernard Loiseau was supposed to be the highlight, but left us with very mixed feelings, so I will just list pros and cons.
Pros:
- room was lovely - huge and well appointed. Full set of TV channels and good guestbook, and a bowl of fresh walnuts to crack and nibble on
- pool area was very pleasant. it is however very small - the size of a normal domestic pool, and did not have enough loungers for even half of the hotel - we were lucky but many subsequent visitors came down in their robes and slippers expecting to relax in the sun by the pool, and there was nowhere for them to sit.
- spa facilities seemed nice - we visited but didn't use
- valet parking
- quiet and well layed out grounds
- Dominique Loiseau came around at dinner time to each table to say hello which was a charming touch
Cons:
- location - the outside of it honestly looks like a Travelodge which we were not expecting
- lack of staff - when around the pool, there were no staff at all - you had to search them out for a drink which was annoying, then service took ages
- noisy children - the pool area was invaded by a man and his 8 year old daughter, who jumped in the pool and spent 40 minutes splashing, shrieking, and carrying on a conversation with her father at about 8000 decibels. You expect this in a Hyatt, not at a hotel that prides itself on discretion, relaxation and serenity.
- restaurant - our dinner was sub-par compared to the other food we had. Our fixed menu included the signature dishes of Bernard L'Oiseau such as the frogs legs with garlic puree and parsley (bland and tasteless), a strange poultry dish with a huge chunk of foie gras that was raw, and a giant chocolate dessert with very strong orange sauce that was absolutely hideous - like a giant strong jaffa cake. The waiters mainly spoke no english at all, and we felt we were left alone much longer than the french speaking guests. Food was plonked in front of us with very short explanation. the included wine was also much less than at Lameloise, and lower quality - no attempt was made to ask us our preference or provide suggestions.
- breakfast - we had this in our room which was nice, but even in a superior room it was set up with one person sitting on the room's only chair, and the other expected to perch on the end of the bed to eat - not very comfortable. Also, the order was incorrect which necessitated some calls down to the kitchen where only french was spoken.
- language - in the other hotels of this calibre that we visited, the staff had a grasp of English, and would respond to our adequate french in English in a seamless way, making us feel like welcomed guests. In this hotel, only about a third of the staff spoke English, and then only if you addressed them in English. I am happy to try in french, but would expect in a hotel of this calibre that they would be more accommodating to international guests. Even when asked to speak slower, they continued to rattle on in french, only just restraining their rolling eyes.
- bed - our large bed was a "zip and link" which I really dislike, particularly when the join in the middle is bumpy and sunken

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank tal27
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Paris. France
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

Room was very nice, dinner was disappointing. Specially the desert "la poire qui dance" was really a flop. “Architecture en chocolat “was not much better. Wines were only acceptable, and we were in Burgundy !!. Prices are high enough to admit greater expectations.Was good, could have been better. We don't plan to go back. Nevertheless I would not say you should'nt try it. Your experience might be different. Grace B

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank macadamgrace
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2009

This was certainly highlight of the trip. Saulieu is in beautiful serene country setting. World of its own! Bernard's hotel was absolutely fantastic in every possible way. Gastronomic experience (best of France)! Loved it.
Very expensive but worth every penny. Wish could have stayed longer.
A must do for anyone who ends up in Saulieu.

Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Le Relais Bernard Loiseau
Address: 2 rue d Argentine, 21210 Saulieu, France (Formerly Hotel de la Cote d'Or)
Region: France > Bourgogne-Franche-Comte > Cote d'Or > Saulieu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Saulieu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Relais Bernard Loiseau 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel belongs to the prestigious Relais & Châteaux network of independent hotels and offers luxurious accommodation in delightful surroundings.Relais Bernard Loiseau features 32 spacious and luxurious rooms and suites, a library room with a chimney for quiet and peaceful evenings in the wintertime, a billiard room with French billiard, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa in order to make your stay as relaxing as possible.Enjoy the hotel’s privileged location to discover a region with a tremendous cultural and culinary heritage. ... more   less 
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