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“Blue collar pit-stop”
Review of Le Relais Bleu

Le Relais Bleu
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Le Relais Bleu
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Capestang
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Blue collar pit-stop”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

On the main route to Beziers, this is a rather run-down establishment in need of a good dose of TLC, but the owners have been there 17 years, so it's unlikely to happen. The people are friendly enough and the rooms are clean, but it's motel/hostel standard accommodation, with none of the usual touches you expect even at modest prices. There is only one double room boasting its own lavatory and that had two single beds and cost 55 Euros a night. Spartan with cheap "art" on the walls. Breakfast was 5.50Euros - basic, no croissant!

We had lunch there on arrival: good size helpings, but everything smothered in gloopy sauces using cheap ingredients. The pichet wine was the only pichet wine we found undrinkable on our whole two week trip. Unless you are suffering from "nostalgie de la boue" give this place a wide berth.

Far better choice in the middle of town in a quiet street is Le Murier Platane at 75Euros a night including breafast, use of a secret garden and a swimming pool and designer surroundings. A converted olive mill, it's exquisite. For the little extra cost (150 E for two nights' B&B as opposed to 132 E) you move up from one star to four stars (personal rating).

And if you want a proper lunch, made by someone who can actually cook, try La Galiniere: reasonable prices, great wine suggestions and pleasant ambience. In Capestang, it's really in a league of its own.

Room Tip: If you don't mind sharing a loo down the corridor, one of the cheaper doubles. The singles are a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Here what you see is what you get - this restaurant is run by an unpretentious down to earth French couple - this gives you a clue as to what you are going to get - good hearty French food at 70% of the price of its local competitors - the fish soup is excellent and amounts to a meal in itself as do the other starters.

Service is friendly and efficient and wine by the pichet is very reasonable priced and of good quality. Children friendly and ideal for families eating out.

From time to time they theme nights especially on a Friday - Cous Cous is one we often see though we have yet to try it.

This restaurant is now one of our firm favourites.

Room Tip: Never stayed in the hotel, our holiday home only being a little over 100 metres away.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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dublin ireland
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

This hotel has a gem of a restaurant. We have returned here year on year to eat and have never been disappointed. Very tasty food,and great value. The service is always with a smile. Whenever we are in the general area we make sure to make a visit. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Le Relais Bleu
Address: 19 cours Belfort, 34310, Capestang, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Herault > Capestang
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Capestang
Number of rooms: 6

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