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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chaumont, Haute-Marne, Grand Est

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Aurelio F
Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A marvellous surprise”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A gem hidden in the middle of a beautiful valley in the Champagne Ardennais. Brigitte and Michel provide you with a wonderful and pleasant atmosphere.

The Sequoya suit is really amazing and dinners and breakfasts are not only abundant and rich on natural regional products but also a real delicatessen. Gardens well maintained.

Good opportunities for wandering and short turist routes also.

Highly recommended for enjoying a few days of relax and peaceful contact with nature.

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Liked best: Room, common premises and the hosts
Travelling group: Con mi pareja
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pi77123
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Super relaxing and friendly experience!”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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The place was recommended to me by a friend, but it was my first time there.
The first time in my life I have slept in a small castle which was already exciting!
The Castel is very well maintained, super clean and tidy!
As it is an old building, so you can hear squeaking floor sometimes - but it is an added value.
In the surrounding area there are routes for walking, jogging, biking.
Owners: very nice couple are providing everything you need for your stay: nice atmosphere, great meals: breakfasts, and dinners (extra arrangement) with fresh, bio food, and home made specialities.

The only thing i didn't like maybe was weather - unfortunately out of owners' control. if it were, I bet they would make it better! :)

Highly recommendable place! :)
All the best to the owners!

Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
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gillrobin...
United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Castel D'Orqueveaux is situated in a small, typically French pretty village in the middle of the countryside. So if you're looking for some peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, miles from shops and the hustle and bustle of daily life then this is the place to be.
My husband and I stayed in the suite which comprises of a large bedroom (with a huge bed), a small sitting room, a small balcony, two turrets and an en suite bathroom (fully equipped, soap, towels, robes etc). The decor is French 19th Century and it is tastefully presented and spotlessly clean. The view is of the extensive garden and the countryside beyond.
All of this alone would have satisfied us but what really made our 3 night stay at the Castel special was the owners, Brigitte and Michel. From the moment we arrived they were warm and welcoming telling us "comme chez vous" - make yourselves at home. We were free to use the lounge, conservatory, gardens and to wander around the grounds. Brigitte and Michel even took us out in their car to visit a nearby village, a church and to meet their friends. In fact we weren't treated like guests at all, more like friends. The breakfasts were wonderful, plentiful and fresh and we were so glad that we'd chosen to have dinner there as the food was delicious (all home cooked by Brigitte) and the conversation at the table was lively and fun. Michel and Brigitte don't speak English but don't let that put you off.
In a nutshell, I would recommend Castel D'Orqueveaux 100%

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Gridpal
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect French hospitality.”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
5
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On arrival we were welcomed by owner Brigitte with a drink and a little tour of the 'Castel'. We stayed in the suite, a lovely room, with a little tower room, an extra sitting room plus bathroom, all very comfortable and tastefully furnished. Brigitte and Michel are perfect hosts. Nothing is too much for them to make you feel at home. They happily provide you with information about the chateau, its history, restoration and surroundings, plus lots of tips and suggestions for things to see and do. In the mornings a lovely breakfast is served with fresh fruit, 'fromage frais' , different breads, homemade jams, etc...all delicious. Twice we had the pleasure of enjoying Brigitte's dinners and were served home cooked, local cuisine. So, for a taste of perfect French hospitality, we can only recommend a stay at Castel d'Orquevaux. Ingrid and Henk

Travelling group: Partner
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Marta A
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A DREAM COME TRUE”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
5
people found this review helpful

Brigitte and Michel, our wonderful hosts, offered us one of the best weekends ever.

Among all, three unbeatable things: the Castel and its surroundings, Brigitte’ s cooking and most of all, our new friends: Brigitte and Michell.

Let us share with you a little of our experience:

The Castel is an amazing castle in a small village called Orquevaux in the South of the ‘Champagne Region’. It is an amazing location surrounded by the typical French countryside, perfect for doing trekking and getting lost in the small villages. It is also worthy to visit some champagne producers or bigger towns. For example, Reims and its well-known Gothic cathedral.

The Castel itself is a beautifully restored building. The birds will wake you up in the morning, or the tasty smell of Brigitte’s breakfast, an entire hand-made feast made with croissants, bread, yogurts and jam among others. Don’t hesitate to join them for dinner and taste some typically local recipes. Brigitte and Michel will share with you not only their personal adventure but the castle’s secrets as well.

It is impossible to imagine a better hosting. Brigitte and Michel will make you fell much better than at home and will let you be part of their amazing project.

From this weekend we do not only bring home some wonderful memories, but most of all, the friendship of two charming persons.

Without any doubt, we will come back, and we strongly advice you to visit this little peace of heaven.

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Liked best: the kindness of the hosts
Liked least: that it did not last longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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sdanyluk
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Live like a Prince and Princess!”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Our hosts were absolutely fabulous! We were greeted and given a tour of their amazing house and grounds. We were told "vous êtes chez-vous ici" and we felt completely comfortable, spoiled and at home in their palace! Our room was beautiful with a large King size bed, and large well-equiped bathroom. We dined with our hosts and had delicious traditional french cuisine! We found the location very quiet an peaceful. We toured the champagne region while we were there. Our hosts were so friendly, helpful and fun! We have made 2 new friends in France!

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Liked best: the accommodations and the hosts
Liked least: there was nothing I didn't like!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Peter D
Battle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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