Were I reviewing this property for just hospitality, location and friendliness then Olivier and Denis would get 5 stars but I use Tripadvisor to find out all the aspects of a property and I suspect that others do too.
The main problem I had with the B&B was that our room was very cramped, the bathroom being tiny and uncomfortable. As the building is an old house, some of the rooms were not designed or built with a bathroom or toilet in mind, so when these fixtures were installed later, the room size shrunk. Our room was like this and the toilet did not flush, it "blended" whatever was put down it which was very noisy and very smelly. The choice was press flush and wake anybody sleeping or don't and let the smells wake them!
Another issue we had was that the B&B was not clean enough and any property being awarded 5 stars has to be close to perfection. Olivier requested we did not wear shoes inside the house but our socks became so disgustingly dirty from walking on the floors that we had to wash them in the shower to clean them. Those floors had not been cleaned recently and the whole B&B did not smell fresh or clean. They had strategically placed automatic room fresheners but this was not cleaning, this was merely adding to the cacophony of strange odours.
In closing, I enjoyed Olivier's and Denis' company, Le Mont-Dore is beautiful as is the spectacular surrounding countryside but I did not enjoy the B&B because of the discomfort in the room and the severe lack of cleanliness throughout. I hope the guys can forgive my harsh but honest review and learn from it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in an historical building, 5 rooms well furnished with beautiful bathroom. Fre access to all facilities (whirlpool, baths, saunas, Hammam , garden... Breakfast included prepared with local food, mainly organic. Warm welcom. + 3 Appartements complitly independant where you can cook..... Gay friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les Garconnieres Du Sancy Le Mont-Dore, France - Auvergne