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La Tour du Vieux Port
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Libourne
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

I chose this hotel from the Logis de France guide which gives it three chimneys for the rooms and three casseroles for the restaurant. It is not really what I would call an hotel, it is a restaurant with rooms. I say this because when the restaurant is closed access to the bedrooms is through a door at the back and either you have to have registered, in which case you have the key, or you need to have telephoned for the door access code. This was a nuisance for me as I had intended to meet someone at the “hotel” during an afternoon. Ample, payable, street parking.

That said the room I had was comfortable with a large bed. It overlooked the front road, which also meant it had a view over the old port. Traffic noise was at a minimum. Price was 65 euro for the room, plus 7 euro for breakfast.

The restaurant was OK, but for me it was trying to be more than it actually was. I had the menu at 29.50 euro and had the rack of lamb cooked on the wood fire. It was very undercooked and rather tough. I drank a bottle of ChâteauTroplong Mondot 2007 (90 euro).

Service was average and I don’t think I would choose to stay there again or to have a meal.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

We arrived in Libourne late afternoon and found this hotel really easily - having that tower and being right next to the river is a big help. We parked right outside the hotel's door and there was also a lot more parking opposite next to the river. We were checked in and shown to our rooms by a really friendly lady who explained everything to us. The room was very spacious with a good sized bathroom and a comfortable bed, and great view of the river. Everything was spotlessly clean and we had everything we needed for our stay.

We'd had quite a long day so didn't want to go out to eat, plus the hotel's own restaurant looked very different and we wanted to try that. We had a really fantastic meal and great wine. The portions were very generous and I'm particularly glad I didn't have a desert as they were huge. I'd come back, or recommend this place, just for the restaurant alone - it really was very good.

Breakfast was good with all the usual fresh items you'd expect.

This was a really nice place to stay - something a little bit different - is in a nice location and has very friendly staff that make sure your visit is all that it should be. A definite recommendation.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

On a warm August evening we dined a fresco at La Tour du Vieux Port's riverside (Dordogne) 'annexe,' right across the road from the hotel. It was excellent and in itself a very good reason to go on a driving holiday in France. Here they take cooking very seriously, with service, on the occasion of our visit, by the maître and a couple of friendly hard working youngsters. What we ate was just excellent and we can't wait to return for some more Tartare d'Avocat aux Crevettes (which introduces a whole new slant to our familiar avocado with prawns); Salade brick de Chèvre; Rognon de Veau grillé persillade; Côte de Veau grillée provençale; "the best ever" crême brulée and a jolly nice choc ice. With a half of Mouton Cadet and another of Badoit, the bill came to €84 - or £68 - before service. The last meal we had which approached this standard was at London's Le Gavroche. That meal was also very good and it cost considerably more than £68.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Tour du Vieux Port
Address: 23 quai Souchet, 33500 Libourne, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Libourne
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Libourne
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Hotel Class:2 star — La Tour du Vieux Port 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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