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“Lovely country hotel, excellent service although quite formal” 4 of 5 bubbles
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L'Hermitage
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Buzancais
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worcester
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely country hotel, excellent service although quite formal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2009

Stayed here overnight. A lovely small, old hotel with nice gardens. Our room was one of the better ones I think, with a large bathroom, however, the toilet was in a cupboard, very strange! There is no where to eat around there that we could see (although we did arrive very late) so had to eat in the hotel which was quite formal but impeciale service and we felt very spoiled at 26 euros each. The staff were very friendly and even ironed my partners shirt for him when he went searching for an ironing board. No English spoken here so brush up on your French!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ljfWorcester
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

This was our third visit in four years and the meals were originally excellent but this year the accountants seem to have got at the menu and my meal was meagre and not very well cooked.
But at least I had a bathroom with a toilet in it.
The toilet has always been in a cupboard near the bed in the previous rooms.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank baksheesh
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Hampshire,
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

After a long, but possible, drive from Calais this is perfect for a one night stay en route to SW France. It is very quiet being on the outskirts of the village and has its own courtyard for parking, which is locked overnight. The hotel building itself is typically French and creeper covered , with modern additions in the form of an extra wing of rooms and a pleasant restaurant with outside eating area. It has a large garden running down to the river, with outside sitting areas and a wonderful kitchen garden, the produce of which was evident at dinner.
The double room we had in the new wing was excellent - of average size, a good bathroom and wonderful big fluffy bath towels! Dinner, outside in the shade of trees, was good value with various set menus and typical french cooking. The staff were helpful and friendly, and this is certainly a hotel I would use again for an overnight stop.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Carpet9
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2008

Stayed here for 1 night in June. We had booked a room with bath (many have only showers) well in advance and were given what is probably the best room, with a small balcony overlooking the garden. The room itself was pleasant, but the bed was not terribly comfortable. The bathroom was large, with twin basins. But the toilet was housed in a cupboard about a yard from the top of the bed...

The food in the restaurant was ok, but we thought that too much attention was paid to presentation rather than quality. My fish was overcooked. Had a big shock when we paid the bill the following morning - our after dinner cognacs were €15 each!

The staff all seemed pleasant and friendly, although we were not told about the secure parking when checking in.

Note if you look on the michelin website for this hotel it directs you to a village 11 km away!

Stayed June 2008
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2008

Stayed here several times over 10 years or so with growing family. Now under new and good management, with continuing tradition of a good table at reasonable cost.
Comfortable if slightly small rooms- see Logis de France for current rates-they give it 3 chimneys-nice dining room with good food at good price, wine by carafe discontinued now( sign of the times) , lovely large gardens down to the river Indre,and peace & quiet. Good security for cars within locked at night walls and gate.Elegant yet inexpensive. Excellent RQP - rapport qualité/prix here. Richard Binns would have approved, but the great man may never have discovered this little gem. Quite formal (but unstuffy) dining room if that scares you - I like that.
Really lovely and worthwhile stopover North/South or return - we use as only night stop between Minervois & Calais - slight treat but saves against 2 average hotels.Very near Loire Valley too.Strongly recommended but book ahead, esp weekends, as it's popular.

  • Liked — high standard not high price
  • Disliked — bedrooms on the small side
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank etinArcadiaEgo66
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Property: L'Hermitage
Address: 1 Chemin de Vilaine, 36500 Buzancais, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Berry > Indre > Buzancais
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Buzancais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — L'Hermitage 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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