Chateau de Melin is a dream come true. The chateau, with its oldest parts built in 1557 is akin to stepping back in time and into a fairytale-like realm. My one regret was that we could not stay longer. This chateau is set ina park-like setting, surrounded by vineyards, including some owned by the chateau. The proprietor, Helene, is a charming young woman, who has a son studying as an exchange student in America. She speaks English very well, which makes an American guest very comfortable.
The breakfast was more than ample, and everything was very fresh and delicious. Our room was up a long, turreted spiral staircase and was very attractive.
Of course, the european retro-fitted bathrooms are not what you would find in a nice American hotel, but if that's what one wants, then stay at a Holiday Inn or similar in the U.S.
Helene gave us a private tour of their wine caves and the pressing and bottling facilities. Afterwards we were able to go into the vineyard and observe the harvesting of the grapes.
The location is near many famous wineries, and only a short ride south of Beaune.We found Chateau de Melin to be a solid value. We would stay there again if the chance should arise.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking