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“We Returned With Friends”
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Le Chardon
Ranked #1 of 1 Chardonnay B&B and Inns
Suffolk
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“We Returned With Friends”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We have visited Le Chardon previously, and have spoken highly of Rebecca and Nick to our friends. This time the friends came too! We pre-booked all four rooms plus dinner, and arrived on a sunny September afternoon to a warm welcome and a few glasses of wine before going for a walk with Rebecca and the dogs up the hills and across the vineyards where there are stunning views.

We enjoyed another of Nick's excellent dinners before retiring to our spotless rooms for a good nights sleep.....

For breakfast we had fruit, cereals, yogurt, jams, and the best croissants of our holiday...

We all had a great time, enjoyed the hospitality, and hope to return for the fourth time very soon.

Thank you both very much, our friends really enjoyed themselves, it was a super break on a long journey back to UK from the Cote D'Azur.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Yorkshire UK
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Our FORTH time at Le Chardon and what more can we say except it's perfect.

I just wish we could have stayed longer! Nick and Rebecca are fantastic hosts who always make you feel welcome. Nick's food is fabulous the rooms are warm and comfy. It's a great place whether you are staying one night if driving through France or for 3,4 or more days if exploring the Burgundy area and finding great wines.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We needed a place to sleep for our journey to the south of France. This is a fine place for a stopover.
Fortunately we could arrive around midnight on Saturday. The hotel is situated in a tiny village about 10 minutes drive from the highway. You can park without charge in front of the hotel, which is convenient when you arrive late.
The owners are very friendly and helpful. The room we booked (big room for four) was shown, and that’s the check-in.
You enter the hotel in the restaurant where also breakfast is served. There is a small bar, which is also the reception desk.
The hotelrooms are upstairs and we got one in the center with views at the front (which we noticed in the morning). The room (Chardonnay room) is clean and had two beds, which are good and have good bedding (sheets etc). For our purpose we got two extra (mobile) beds. These mobile beds are not the best. There is one big closet, one chair and tables next to the beds, but no tv or airconditioning.
The bathroom is basic but clean: a bathtub with showerwindow, a toilet and a sink. We got enough towels and some amenities.
Breakfast is simple, but with real French fresh croissants and baguette! There’s tea of coffee, some marmalades, yoghurts and fruit. Unfortunately no ‘jambon’ (ham) or cheese.
One tiny remark: there are two Labrador retrievers walking around (who are cuddly), but inside the hotel there is a clear smell of dogs; you don’t have this influence in your room.
We paid euro 110,- for the familyroom including breakfast.
It’s a fine stopover address, but on our return journey we slept in a Kyriad (Metz) for the same price, which had four good beds, more comfort and a more extensive breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

When traveling from Paris to the coast and then when moving back, my wife and I like to split the journey in two, more often than not staying at guest house in the wine region of the Rhone valley. More often than not, almost always now, our choice is guided by the Tripadvisor's travelers comment.. As usual they brought us to Le Chardon. What can I say? The comments fit the place and the place explains the comments. This is one of those rare inns where, as soon as you arrive and put your luggage down you feel as if you have been there forever. Nick and Rebecca are the perfect guests, they have that uncanny gift for making you feel as if you where long lost and found again friends. Everything is so simple, and homy, and natural, and, food wise speaking, excellent.
So we did one thing that, for us at least, was a first. We changed our schedule and stayed one day more. It was a Tuesday and it is the hotel's closing days. Nick and Rebecca just shrugged, showed us where the wine cupboard was, suggested a few nice restaurants around, handed us the hotel keys and left. Unbelievable! Le Chardon is just on the right spot halfway between Paris and the Côte d'Azur; now that we have found it, we will for sure be back and we recommend it to anyone. And please, if you ever get there, do not forget to say hello for us to Nick and Rebecca, you'll never regret it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Margate Kent England
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

A great place to stop, there is a warm welcome awaiting you! Rooms are large and airy, food was excellent and well presented and served with a smile with everyone made to feel part of the family. AND the local wine is highly recommended - pure Chardonnay! Nick and Rebecca are excellent hosts.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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East Midlands
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a 3-night visit to Chardonnay,where we stayed at Le Chardon with my parents, who have stayed several times before. We were a little trepidatious staying at a hotel owned by a couple of ex pats, but we need not have worried. Nick and Rebecca made us feel so welcome, it truly was a home from home. I cannot fault a single aspect of the stay - the room was lovely (we stayed in 'Pinot Noir' at the rear of the hotel), the common areas are spotless, and Nicks food is wonderful, quality bistro French using locally sourced ingredients. The faux filet was delicious, and I highly recommend it as its on the menu as a regular dish.

Nick also gave us daily itineraries so we could go off exploring. This resulted in a superb lunch in nearby Cluny, and a great drive up through part of the Beaujolais region on 2 days, to name but two. Rebecca accompanied us on a trip to the local Cave de Lugny where we sampled and subsequently purchased some of the local wine. Her advice helped no end.

The hotel building has been renovated to a quite superb standard, but sympathetic to the buildings origin.

I thank Nick & Rebecca for looking after us, and cannot recommend Le Chardon enough.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

I can only echo what the others have said about Nick and Rebecca's wonderful hospitality and lovely guesthouse in the heart of southern Burgundy. A great location for exploring all of Burgundy, especially to find some wonderful values in the Mâconnais. They welcomed us and our young dog with open arms, and even took time to take us on a walk through the vineyards so we could see how beautiful the area is. We were also in town for one of their monthly theme dinners, so it was a great opportunity to meet some of the locals and hear from them as well how wonderful Le Chardon is for the community. We can't wait to return!

Room Tip: The Chardonnay room is a great choice if you want to spread out a bit.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Le Chardon
Address: Place du Millenaire, 71700 Chardonnay, France
Region: France > Bourgogne-Franche-Comte > Saone-et-Loire > Chardonnay
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Chardonnay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for the perfect place to stay, surrounded by vineyards in a homely and welcoming environment? Nick, Rebecca and Sophie will be happy to welcome you to Le Chardon, a lovingly restored hotel in the village of Chardonnay. Situated 8kms from Tournus and the A6 autoroute, Chardonnay is the perfect starting point for walks in the surrounding vineyards and woods, or touring the many 'caves', chateaux and roman churches, typical of Burgundy. ... more   less 
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