Château de Bagnols

Le Bourg, Bagnols, France

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19.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
5
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Chateau de Bagnols is a beautifully restored castle. The proprietors considered each and every detail to enhance the beauty of the environment as well as the appointments in each room. The level of detail included elegant antiques. Due to the timing of our stay, the only restaurant open for dinner was the Bistrot Gormand. The dinner was excellent. Unfortunately we were not able to sample the Gastronomique. Breakfast was a delightful array of pastries, fruit, and yogurt, although it was not shared with us until departure that the breakfast was not included in the cost of the stay. The garden is beautiful with amazing views of the countryside. Absolutely delightful! As a final note, the hotel provides bicycles at no cost - nice way to see the countryside and vineyards.

What the hotel could do better:

N/A

Chad

Stayed August 2015

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Hotel Description

It doesn't get much more authentic than this: a 13th-century château in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside, among the forests, vineyards, and rolling green hills of the southeast of France. This is a majestic and lovingly restored hotel, thanks to the efforts of an English couple, Helen and Paul Hamlyn, who discovered the disused property in 1987 and spent four years meticulously renovating the place.

Some castle hotels come off a bit Disney-fied, thanks to overzealous reconstruction, but the Hamlyns managed to stay true to the medieval feel of the building, which still retains its moat and fortified towers. The courtyard and the wall paintings are still intact, preserved from the days of the Renaissance, and the interiors still show signs of eighteenth-century renovations. Rooms are outfitted in lush silks, with antique furnishings and authentic 17th-century paintings. Dinner can be taken in the Salle des Gardes, from a menu of regional specialties and traditional game, or in the summer, outside on the terrace in the shade of hundred-year-old lime trees. The wine list, needless to say, is extensive, featuring the ten celebrated Beaujolais crus, as well as the great wines of neighboring Burgundy.

Tennis and golf can be arranged for guests of an active bent, but on the whole, this is a gourmand's holiday, and most guests will find a walk among the vines to be adequate exercise. There are any number of vineyards to tour, and the region is rich with little market towns and Romanesque villages, and a dizzying array of excellent restaurants.

Kindly note that the hotel is seasonally closed from early January until the end of April.

How to Get There: Chateau de Bagnols is approximately a 1 hour drive Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS). Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 19 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed and are free of charge. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs. All children under 12 years stay free of charge for extra beds. All older children or adults are charged EUR 50 per person per night for extra beds. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1. Extra beds are on request and need to be confirmed prior to arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed and are free of charge. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs. All children under 12 years stay free of charge for extra beds. All older children or adults are charged EUR 50 per person per night for extra beds. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1. Extra beds are on request and need to be confirmed prior to arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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