My family of 4 stayed at Les Cordeliers in July 2012 for three nights. It was the most memorable 3 days during our 3-week long trip in France. The facility was of course perfect. What really made the difference was the owners, Chris and Amanda.
For the 4 of us, we had Room No 1 on their website. The room was very spacious and beautiful, and super clean. The photos on their website are definitely not photo-shopped. Actually, the real thing looked even more warm and pleasant.
At the time of check in, Chris pointed out that the couple staying in the next room had a little baby and hence if the baby's cry bothered us, we should let him know and he would try to find an alternative (see how thoughtful he was?). It turned out that the walls of the house were thick enough. We could barely hear a thing.
The B&B is right at the edge of the old town. In less than 5 mins of walk, we were in the middle of the historical center.
The best part is on the famous Saturday Market Day in Sarlat, the streets are closed up to the one right in front of the B&B. However, the main entrance of the B&B is on the side street right around the corner. Hence, you can choose to either jump into the action or come in and out of the B&B as usual on Market Days. Actually that's what we did. We spent three hours wandering through the Saturday Market (it was crowded but fantanstic!!), and then checked out of the B&B, hopped into our car (parked on the side street as usual), and drove to the next town on our trip.
Chris and Amanda are very kind hearted, thoughtful, and warm, but professional at the same time.
At the time I reserved the room, I asked Amanda for advice on sights to be seen in the area. She sent me a really long list of sights with her personal take. We took her advice, extended our stay to 3 nights (was only planning on 1 night), visited the Font-de-Gaume, saw the castles, did the canoeing, and had a really good time!
The B&B has a very well stocked pantry with water, soda, tea, coffee, wine, pastries, cookies, and candies. Everything's complimentary. It was just really nice to come back everyday, make myself a cup of tea, and nibble on a piece of cookie before I went to bed. It felt like home. On the day we left, when Chris was helping us to bring the luggage downstairs, he asked my daughter to remember to take some water, soda, and candy from the pantry as we had a long drive ahead of us. It's those little things that really showed how thoughtful he was.
You need to pay extra for breakfast but for the quality of it (freshly squeezed juice, made to order eggs, plus all kinds of fruits, bread, cheese, cold meat etc.), it was worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Les Cordeliers is a luxury bed and breakfast overlooking the beautiful memorial square in the centre of the famous medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda. The rooms are spacious and air conditioned with ensuite bathrooms. Two of the rooms have super king size beds. Four double bedrooms, one with private roof terrace. Three twin bed rooms , two with views over the beautiful garden square. Free tea and coffee making facilities. International breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les Cordeliers b&b
- Les Cordeliers Hotel