We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Short break in Brantome”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Le Moulin de l'Abbaye
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Brantome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Although we had a lovely room an elegance room, which we booked for 4 nights, the view of the river was lovely, the staff were polite and helpful. We found that after seeing other hotels in Brantome with river views etc, the Moulin de l' Abbaye was totally over priced, i.e €231 -€385 per night for the Elegance room, depending if you got an offer on one of the booking sights. The wifi access is not very good we could only pick it up in the bar, not our room, and the price for a single shot of Jack Daniels and coke was €15. We decided to move further up the river to the Hotel Charbonnel, which was €100 for a room with a river view, ok it did not have a fluffy dressing gown or slippers, but is was lovely and we got free wifi in the room as well, would highly recommend the Hotel Charbonnel.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank KittycatAlmeriaSpain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (454)
There are newer reviews for Le Moulin de l'Abbaye
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

128 - 134 of 454 reviews

Reviewed 21 November 2012

If you have ever heard comment about a perfect location - then this hotel has it in spades!
Situated right on the river - the hotel is right next to the mill wheel - and opposite a tranquil park. The views and scenery from all aspects of this hotel are outstanding. Not the cheapest place to stay but absolutely ideal for any couple wishing to spend a few nights in an idyllic paradise. It is close to the centre of town (5-10 mins dependent on walking capability) and is thus very central to all of the activities that Brantome has to offer. This town has history and "old town" perspective by the cart load. An abundance of good restaurants and scenery everywhere. Right at the hotel doorstep is the river cruise, an attraction that is a must for all visitors. The staff were most helpful and breakfasts were a real delight. I will comment on the restaurant aspect of the establishment in a separate review.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Richard-Ausartim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We go since 12 years to this most lovely place of perigord, amazing restaurant, great history, super view to Brantome.

The last two times in this year has been terrible. Service disorientated, wine card has changed in wrong direction and too expensive, the foie gras was old and the "ceur de filet de boef" grey and a little bit hard. No discussion possible.

Two times disaster - we are waiting for the next generation - for this time, we have lost our best adresse!

Room Tip: In the main house, the rooms with the view to bridge and terrasse.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Marquis Tommy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2012

This is a beautiful hotel - the rooms are expensive but we had an amazing view of the river and the room had every luxury available - the shower was amazing although it did leak into the room at one stage! If you are looking to treat yourself - this is the place to stay - the restaurant was top notch but again very expensive - this is not a hotel to visit on a budget. Brantome is a very beautiful village and is well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank SJAM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Brantome is a very pretty village and deserves it's reputation. We stayed for one night only in the main building with a lovely view over the exterior rear seating area which was decked with flowers. We received a champagne welcome cocktail on arrival served in their garden overlooking the river - great after a long journey. We did not eat in the restaurant so cannot comment on the food although the menu did look good. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was modern, clean and very well furnished and looked after.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Valruth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Having the right room can make all the difference to a stay and to a Tripadvisor review. Having read some of the comments and criticisms about Le Moulin we phoned ahead to make sure we got a room either in the mill itself or in the 16th century extension across the bridge. The pre-planning was worthwhile. We were given a room in the main mill building (#7) that had a terrace overlooking the bridge, the mill race and the 11th century clocktower of the abbey. It was magical. Brantome rightly deserves its reputation as one of the prettiest towns in France and the view from our terrace was nothing short of picture postcard perfect.

Dining outside by the river at night is a joy. The food is excellent, and the winelist would be quite a home in a Paris 5 star hotel. For a fixed price there is a short menu giving three options for starter, entree and dessert. This option provides genuine value for money. If you are going to France this is a place you must dine . Candlelight, the floodlight abbey, the fish jumping in the river, and the quality of the food combine to make this a truly exceptional experience. Perfect wedding anniversary territory .

Slight irritations, and they are slight irritations. The receptionist demanded to see our passports on arrival, claiming this is the law. It isn't. Having to dig through bags to fish them out took some of the lustre off our welcome. At dinner a waiter brought out the wrong order, No apology . My partners warm starter left on the table to get cold while a replacement for mine was found. Irritating and a contrast with the generally warm and professional standard of service found here. Overall 9.5 / 10.

If you can't get a room in the main building ask for a room in the extension across the river. It is a two minute walk away across the bridge and along the opposite bank. Although we didn't see them ( and could therefore be wrong ) the rooms by the parking garage look to be the least attractive as they have an intrrupted view of the river.

Room Tip: Mill building itself or the annex across the river. We had room 7. Medium sized but with a view that...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank KellyNebraska
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 July 2012

What a charming little village and Le Moulin de l'Abbaye is so accessible to everything. Even though we were given a very small room, it was difficult to let that be a problem since we had a magnificent view of the river. It was compact. The shower was marvelous. The staff was hekpful, especially after I had some difficulty with the wi-fi connection. They lent me a lap top to use for the duration of my stay. Dinner in the restaurant was good and after dinner we had good conversation and wine.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Judith W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Brantome
3.2 mi away
Le Moulin du Roc
Le Moulin du Roc
#1 of 2 in Champagnac de Belair
378 reviews
0.9 mi away
Le Moulin De Vigonac
Le Moulin De Vigonac
#1 of 6 in Brantome
233 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Restaurant Charbonnel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Les Jardins de Brantome
Les Jardins de Brantome
#3 of 6 in Brantome
159 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hostellerie du Perigord Vert
4.8 mi away
Chateau De La Cote
Chateau De La Cote
#1 of 1 in Bourdeilles
412 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Le Moulin de l'Abbaye? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Le Moulin de l'Abbaye

Address: 1 avenue Pierre de Bourdeilles, 24310 Brantome, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Dordogne > Brantome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Brantome
Price Range: £128 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Moulin de l'Abbaye 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Le Moulin de l'Abbaye reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Le Moulin De l`Abbaye Hotel Brantome

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing