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Chateau Camiac
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Creon
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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“Go elswhere”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

What can I say about Chateau Camiac? We did a multicenter holiday around Bordeaux this year, which included staying at the Grand Hotel in Bordeaux for the same amount of time, which cost about the same as Chateau Camiac. The Grand was opulent and classy. Camiac certainly was not. I struggle with the whole concept behind Chateau Camiac. We did a fly drive holiday from Bordeaux airport. As you leave the airport you see large billboard signs advertising Chateau Camiac near Creons. It features in much of the literature obtained from tourist information offices. Its own website and the chateau’s brochure offers a snooker table and tennis courts. It says it has a prestigious wine cellar. Chateau Camiac has good advertising and it sounds wonderful – which is why we booked.

In reality it is somewhat different. The outside of the building is fine and it does have a very nice swimming pool. Our room was clean but basic. Wooden furniture which had clearly been ravaged by woodworm in the past. No fridge and no Wi-fi in the room. The bed was hard and uncomfortable and the pillows were awfully hard. We did have air-conditioning which was a necessity as we were advised not to keep the windows open due to mosquitoes from the pond outside. No turn down service and one day we ran out of toilet paper as a consequence.

We quickly realized that there were only 2 other rooms in the hotel occupied. We asked for the snooker table to be told that it was “not working”. We then asked for the tennis courts to be told that they were “not working” also. The hotel was probably the closest to Fawlty Towers that we will ever visit. We did use the “salon” next to reception as this was the only place we could get wi-fi. The room was furnished with furniture that would be expected in a second hand shop. We were able to write our name in the dust on the desk.

The dining room was hardly used. We went out to eat in the local village – we can certainly recommend “La Table” in Creons which was excellent and full every night, at a fraction of the cost in comparison – and would return to see the dining room empty and closed. We did eat there on our last night (with 1 other couple) and I have to admit, the food was excellent, but woefully overpriced. The so-called prestigious wine list was meager compared to the much smaller establishments found in tiny little French villages! When we finished our meal we were made to feel very uncomfortable by the Maitre d’ hovering over us, clearly wanting us to get up and leave so that they could clear up and close. (at 21.30hrs)

At least we had the swimming pool to ourselves. It is a great shame as the Chateau clearly has enormous potential. It needs a total re-vamp. It certainly needs to reduce its price. To think that we could have stayed at the Grand in Bordeaux for the same price is shocking. This hotel was certainly not worth the price paid and we will not be going back. We feel cheated.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed here for one night in July 2013 and very much enjoyed our stay. Super room on a corner of the chateau. The chateau is surrounded by lovely garden and grounds. Attentive host. Quiet location. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Very helpful and friendly owner, beautiful surroundings and nice rooms. Swimming pool and the garden with a small pond were great. Fresh breakfast with fruit and baguettes. Very romantic and peaceful place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

We spent 5 unexpectedly delightful days in Chateau Camiac in the beginning of June. Surrounded by a wonderful, charming park, with old trees and blooming flowers, we were awakened every morning to the symphony of hundreds of birds. A real delight for the eyes and mind. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, especially the proprietor Mr. Perrin, a most interesting character. Good food, excellent wines and cozy rooms!! A most pleasant stay!! Highly recommended!!
Many thanks for your hospitality, good advice and entertaining stories about your terrific gliding experiences throughout the world. Unforgettable!!

Ana Christina Pereira de Souza

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ana Christina P
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

We decided to stay in this most magnificant place at the end of our holiday in Southern France and were blown away with the place. We had been travelling the wineries of St Emilion and chanced upon this place during a drive through the country side. It is the perfect place to recharge batteries and enjoy serious french hospitality. Set just out of Creon, a car is necessary but you would have that anyway to vist the surrounding wineries. Everything about this Chateau is French, French and more French. From the long drive up to the long drive out, you won't be disappointed. The owner Jean-Marc is a passionate Hotelier, fluent in english and will go the extra yard for you. He has traveled extensively and his knowledge of Australia is incredible. Chance is he probably knows someone you do. The accommodation is in 2 parts, the main Chateau and a building at the back with a level of comfort to suit any traveller. There is a great pool with a peaceful view over vinyards - perfect to read a book and not be disturbed. The food and service was exquisite, large breakfasts and gourmet dinners with a wine list to suit anyone. There are somnme very well kept and presented stable adjoing the Chatea and horse riding through the vinyards is on offer. I would strongly recommend this Chatea for a stay, either at the start or end of a holiday. Thanks you Jean-Marc !!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Maria and I enjoyed 2 wonderful days & nights with Jean Marc at Chateau Camiac just a couple of days ago. This amazing building was a complete joy to stay in, and everything we needed or wanted was provided. Our room was glorious and the bed so comfortable we slept for more than 9 hours each night. The food was enjoyable, the service pleasant and the advice appreciated. Jean Marc even went out of his way to source a hubcap for me that I damaged on a hire car. He even gave us a bottle of red and white wine to take with us. Just spending time talking to Jean Marc is an experience, he is well travelled, highly educated and with a good sense of humour. It's clear he sincerely appreciates his guests. I whole heartedlt recommend a stay at Château Camiac, just be sure to twist their arm for a good rate on one of the premium rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

We have just spent three days staying at Chateau Camiac in Creon near Bordeaux. The chateau is beautiful and set in magnificent green countryside with a horse riding facility next door so you get lovely views of the horses. Our host and the owner, Jean-Marc is an absolute delight. Nothing is too much trouble for him to help you enjoy your stay. He made bookings for us at divine chateaux for wine tours and tastings and he also arranged dinners at local restaurants which we would never have found by ourselves. They were both extraordinary. Food and service excellent. We had dinner at Chateau Camiac one night and it was excellent. Jean-Marc's wine cellar is fabulous and he has a great knowledge of the local wines. We would thoroughly recommend a visit to this beautiful part of France.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Kovatch
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Property: Chateau Camiac
Address: Forest Road | Route de la Forêt D 121, 33670 Creon, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Creon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Creon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau Camiac 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1834 in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards this impressive Chateau overlooks a 20 acres park, and a magnificent valley full of contrasting landscape. Located in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers between Sauternes and Saint-Emilion, at 25 minutes from downtown Bordeaux, the hotel welcomes you in one of its 14 charming rooms. It is also strategically placed to visit famous vineyards and prestigious Chateaux. Everything is tranquillity and beautiful. Our "table d'hotes" is opened every evening and only for the guests. Reservations are required 24h in advance. ... more   less 
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