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“Magnificent quietness”
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Domaine de Barive
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sainte-Preuve
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Westerlo, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Magnificent quietness”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Fantastic location, well away from the world (which might be seen as negative by some others). You enter in an environment that is hard to find these days and you can become "zen" as you enter the premises.
Personnel is very friendly and we got an upgrade on room type. Room was very good, even a private terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs, a few little remarks on the bathroom (showerhead had a little bit too much scale - but really details). We had dinner and breakfast in "les épicuriens", the hotel's restaurant. The location of the restaurant is lovely, with a view on the gardens. The food is excellent, we actually had a "gourmand" menu with 5 dishes plus amuses and coffee & friandises with accompanying wines. Far too much to eat it all (for me) but that is a luxury problem. I especially appreciated the cheese trolley with over 40 types of cheese available - a delight for the cheese lovers, my wife was very impressed by the pastries. Restaurant was fully booked so mind making a reservation. Breakfast was served at the table, with a nice mix of products.
Suggestion : we booked a "saveur" arrangement with room, dinner and breakfast + use of spa. Absolutely worth the money, one of the best price / quality you can find in (or near) the Champagne region.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 1 November 2014
Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, away from the world is a defect but also a high quality which you knew how to appreciate... In the pleasure to receive you next time.
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

It's a five out five. Great romantic place. Spacious rooms and ambience. Food was a bit over priced, but you will find nothing else nearby, so no choice. Rest all was great. The best place if you are a couple looking for quiet out of the city, scenic place with greenery around.

  • Stayed September 2013
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 1 November 2014
Thank you for your stay.
For the restaurant, you can take the "Snack Menu" with Club sandwichs, an omelet, or simply the first menu at 40 euros. We hope to see you next time.
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Antwerpen
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The chateau is more a typical Picardy old style farm reconverted to a charming hotel. We appreciated the spacious room we booked, with a very comfortable terrace and all the privacy we needed. Excellent bathroom, good shower and bath. More towels then we ever needed. All 'bathroom' linnen is very clean as is the bed linnen. Tubs and showers are also very clean.
Beds are very good if not among the best.

The restaurant is ambitious but average. Which makes it absolutely overpriced. They apply Michelin star restaurant prices whereas the cooking is well presented but a bit tasteless. There are no alternatives in the area so you will have to accept this.

Surrounding are borring. This is agriculture country, so do not expect anything more. If you drive arround and want to honour the great war or the medieval cathedrals ENJOY, but take your car. If you want to hike or bike, forget it.

We are not really SPA people so no comment on this.

Staff is a little bit rude but friendly, hey this s farmers land :-)

Would we return?

Not our first choise, but being in the area, why not.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 1 November 2014
Thank you for your remarks which we shall take into account in the future.
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is the 2nd time we stayed here and it still was as pleasant, if not better, as the first time.
A very welcoming team who do everything to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
Rooms are spacious and sound proofed, beds are among the best, bathrooms are all you could need and it’s all very clean with an eye for detail. No hassle, free, Wi-Fi on the entire estate.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside it’s an oasis of tranquility.
Sole downside would be the well portioned breakfast, served at the table, but then again croissants and “pain au chocolat” are baked in their own kitchen. And if you have dined there you will know they have a very good kitchen. So good that, so far, we never made it to the heated swimming pool or spa. As always nothing comes for free but is well worth the spent.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Wouter V
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 1 November 2014
Thank you very much for your comment. I hope to see you again.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

My husband and I did not have time to go on a long honeymoon after our civil wedding due to work so we settled for a brief romantic weekend at the Chateau de Barive. The rooms were excellent, the restaurant was great, and I loved their spa. Truly worth the trip.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank siloysays
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
We thank you for having chosen the "Domaine de Barive" as your honeymoon. thank you for your comment. I hope to see you soon !
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a hotel off the beaten track but very well worth finding.
The location is extremely peaceful - service was excellent and friendly.
The restaurant is a wall of glass on the side overlooking the garden making it extremely bright and welcoming. Dinner was excellent.
The bedroom was very spacious with a contemporary bathroom and very comfortable bed.
We highly recommend this hotel and will definitely return

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Thank you very much for this laudatory comment. Independent hotel, we try to make every effort for our customers.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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87 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We found the hotel accidentally by google, for its first price for a stay in a "chateau" even though it was not in the direction we intended to travel, but we decided to give it a try..

The chateau is of course located in hidden in the middle of the field, do not expect to stay closer to any town as it is a Chateau, it offers a serenity surrounding for a weekend escape. We were impressed in the condition of the chateau, it is more like a manor rather than chateau, but it is impressive.

Staffs are very attentive, personalised and very helpful from the moment of arrival, check-in, escorting us to the spacious room on the first floor!!! they always recognise you anywhere, even after we had drinks at the bar, i asked them to put it to the room, and they did not even bother us to sign anything! that's a plus.

Their restaurant is worth to talk in a separate paragraph, as the food quality was supreme, we considered this was the best dinner we had in France during this 3-week trip. Service was impeccably and detail-oriented. The team was very friendly. we had dinner set menu which were very well portioned, and also a la carte main "Charoliase" beef for two served in a casserole - it was exquisite, the cheese course was extensive as the waiter carried a large plate of around twenties cheese for us to pick, and we could pick as much as we wanted and dessert at the was amazing, this place is totally a hidden jewel!!!

The view of the restaurant open to the backyard of the Chateau, there is only two rows of seating, so you will definitely enjoy the greenery view.

The room was spacious, well-appointed with everything, spacious bathroom with bath tub with separate toilet and shower, amenties are of great quality, a separate TV in the bathroom as well. The bed was king-size and the quality of the mattress was great, we had a good night sleep.

Breakfast was a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for - a vast selection of bread, pastries, bakeries, homemade jam and compote, toasts, coffee, tea, cereals, homemade yogurt... it was just perfect!!! you can always request for more food for the table.

Overall we had a very enjoyable pleasant stay! we had a great time, big thanks to the team!!!

Room Tip: The corner room on the first floor (access from the staircase at the lobby) is spacious, it has a sm...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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leromain, Propriétaire at Domaine de Barive, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear Customer, Thank you for this generous comment. I hope to have the the pleasure to see you again in the Domain.
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Property: Domaine de Barive
Address: Domaine de Barive, 02350 Sainte-Preuve, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Aisne > Sainte-Preuve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sainte-Preuve
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Hotel Class:4 star — Domaine de Barive 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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