Abbaye de Talloires

Chemin des Moines, Talloires, France

Action Bar

17.5
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  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service16
  • Overall17.5
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What I liked:

Location, style, and atmosphere. Superior restaurant with delicious food and wine.

What the hotel could do better:

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Richard

Stayed November 2015

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Hotel Description

Air doesn’t get much fresher than the stuff they’ve got breezing around at Abbaye de Talloires. The hotel, a converted Benedictine monastery from the days when the French-monastic life was a scandalously cushy one, is set at the edge of a pristine lake in the French Alps. That lake, specifically, is Lac d’Annecy, and it’s been drawing writers, artists, and savvy leisure-chasers for the better part of a couple centuries now, with the biggest names among them staying at Abbaye de Talloires. That may sound a bit snobbish, but when someone like Cézanne is compelled to visit a rural hotel known for its gardens and clear waters and vivid light, the endorsement nonetheless rings.

Though you’ll find the standard modern amenities, change has arrived slowly. Entertainment still comes largely in the form of lounging by the shore, strolling around the grounds, perusing the hotel’s art exhibitions and occasionally taking in a classical concert held in the gallery. During the summer months, the pastime of choice is hanging out on the lime tree–shaded terrace, lingering over meals. The fare is light and fresh — herbs from the hotel’s garden, fish from the water lapping below, meat and seasonal produce from the local markets. If the food has a sort of relaxed sophistication, the wine list is downright serious. Should you prefer your wine at least half a century old, there’s plenty to choose from, though you’re spoiled for choice in the 30-euro range, too. Just don’t expect to go drinking your way through the trendiest New World upstarts. This is, after all, an old French country hotel, and Germany and Switzerland are about as exotic as it gets.

Nor are the interior decorators particularly swayed by the latest international design trends, which is fair enough when you’re working with a beautiful, centuries-old abbey. Antique oak furniture, oversized drapes and exposed timbers are more the norm, while the most original room (the Prior’s) has parquet floors laid down in 1681. Given the setting, what’s perhaps most important is that every room comes with a view.

How to get there:

L'Abbaye de Talloires is located 23 minutes, by car, from Gare d'Annecy (TGV Station). Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for more information or assistance with transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 33 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

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    This room features 2 Single Beds or 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 236 ft²/22 m².
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    Views: garden or park.

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    • All Rooms from 19 to 23m². Lake view from balcony
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    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
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  • Lake

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    This room features 1 Double/Full Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 279 ft²/26 m².
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    Views: mountain.

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    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
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    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
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    This room is approximately 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: garden.

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    Views: mountain, garden, village or castle.

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    • 3 Different Suites from 40 to 56m². Lake view.
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    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
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    • hardwood floor
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • Morabito bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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