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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
La Chaize Giraud, Vendee, Pays de la Loire

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Louise C
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Super family holiday destination”
Reviewed 3 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our second holiday at Dolphin Gites was, if possible, even more relaxing than the previous year! Gite Tamaris was clean, spacious and well-equipped, the weather was fantastic, our fellow guests were friendly, and hosts Cathy and Howard were welcoming and hospitable. Our ten year old had a great time playing with other children, which made for a relaxing holiday for us! The local area is interesting (Puy du Fou, about an hour away, is a must-see!) and there are lots of places we still have to discover. We have never returned to a holiday destination before we found Dolphin gites- but we will be definitely be going back next year for vist number three!

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Safe family friendly complex
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 Sep 2016
Thank you very much for your review. We are really pleased that you had an enjoyable holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back here at Dolphin Gîtes next summer.
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I4321MVem...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Another very relaxing holiday in Dolphin Gites, we stayed in the New Cottage, which was spotlessly clean, and catered for all our needs. The owners Cathy and Howard are very welcoming and knowledgable of the local area. There are lots of good restaurants nearby, a new one has opened up within walking distance, which we would highly recommend. There is a swimming pool, bicycle's and table tennis all on-site for anyone needing to work off their croissants!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Dolphin Gîtes and we hope to be able to welcome you here again in the future.
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Susanne A
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in June 2015

This was our second stay at Dolphin Gites. It is a small collection of gites in lawned grounds with beautiful views to the church. It is well organised with a warm swimming pool but what makes these gites special is the warmth of the welcome from the hosts, an Anglo-French couple who have a great knowledge of the area. They organise a drinks party in each week so that all guests have an opportunity to get to know each other. The area has a very good network of cycle paths and quiet lanes and would make excellent cycling for a family. We enjoyed our stay and are in the process of booking another!

Date of stay: June 2015
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jan 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Maryliz12...
Winsford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“The Currys ”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have spent two weeks in Gite 2 and enjoyed every minute. The Gite was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Parking on site a bonus as was the pool and the gardens. Cathy and Howard were excellent hosts and their get together evenings a brilliant idea. The gites are well positioned for Bretignolles and the fantastic market there. Beaches are only a few minutes drive away. This was our best holiday Gite yet after 20 years of visiting France.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Management Response
27 Sep 2015
Thank you very much for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Gîtes and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.
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julie4420...
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderfully relaxing holiday at excellent gite complex”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have spent several years trying to book a holiday at Dolphin Gites but never found a vacancy - now we know why - gite was well equipped, clean & comfortable, owners friendly and helpful, and location was just right - not far from the coast, a village location, but easy to travel around to other places. We have visited the Vendee region many times over the years, and feel we've finally found somewhere to return to & lookforward to returning again next year.
No wonder it gets booked up! (PS - have been in the region during May, June & Sept & there's still plenty to see & do & weather has always been good!)

Date of stay: July 2015
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
27 Sep 2015
Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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Christine...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“An excellent, relaxing 2 week stay, 7 years and still love this place”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Our 7th year at Dolphin Gites and 4th stay in Gite 2 (we have stayed in Gite 5 also on other occasions) - our boys now aged 13 & 11 feel really comfortable and look forward to staying at the gite complex owned by Cathy & Howard, who are always there with a welcoming smile upon arrival. The gite accommodates 2 adults and 2 children/teens adequately, with lots of space. The gites are always spotlessly clean and well equipped with ample cleaning equipment and although gite 2 doesn't house a washing machine Cathy is very accommodating in allowing you to use their own machine (which for us came in handy as we'd been elsewhere prior to our 2 week stay with them). The weather during our last week this year was hit or miss with sunshine, but this did not deter our holiday experience in the least. The welcome drinks evening went ahead hosted by Cathy & Howard (the owners) as the heaven's opened we sat out in the pouring rain, with first time holiday makers to the gite complex, and a fun and enjoyable evening was had by all, including the children playing hide and seek in the garden. I cannot find words to recommend this holiday accommodation to anyone reading this, there are no words other than "get yourself there, it's truely truely lovely, and so are the owners"

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Relaxing, friendly atmosphere/meeting other holiday makers
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Canadajim
Bramley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very relaxing stay in the Vendée....”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We've just returned from a very relaxing and enjoyable week at Dolphin Gites, gite 2. The complex comprises 6 gites, positioned around the owners property. There is a very nice private pool (heated) which commands good views over the adjacent valley.

The gite ticked all the boxes in terms of what we were looking for. We have a young baby (<1 year) and were 3 in total. The gite was clean and well equipped and the bedrooms were of a decent size. The owners kindly provided a travel cot and high chair. The gite can sleep 5 (over two bedrooms) so as 3 we had more than enough space.

The grounds are well kept and very picturesque. La Chaize Giraud is a small village, rather sleepy but at the same time very quaint. Brétignolles-sur-Mer is literally 5 mins drive down the road and has all the facilities you may need.

Our stay was outside the school holidays during a quieter period at the gites. This suited us well. Obviously it gets busier once the holidays start and this would time would be more suitable for families with older kids.

To summarize - a very pleasant stay and ideal if you're looking for a relaxing break.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Relative peace and quiet due to time of year / grounds and pool
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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