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Chateau De Castel Novel

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Ideally located 10 minutes from BRIVE la GAILLARDE in Corrèze, on the borders of the Limousin, Perigord, and Quercy, the Château de CASTEL NOVEL overlooks a vast estate including an arboretum of 25 acres.The Château’s rooms and suites – of a very high standard of comfort – are decorated in varied and original ways.They all offer the same facilities:Mini-bars, safes, televisions with international channels, air-conditioning, free internet access.At the restaurant, the chef, Nicolas SOULIE propose you a regional cuisine gives pride of place to the produce of the surrounding country; and at the same time, original dishes.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Bar / lounge
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Tennis court
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Taxi service
Conference facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Claire H wrote a review Nov 2023
Monforte del Cid, Spain4 contributions
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Beautiful, impressive building, full of character and history. We were greeted with warmth by Huw and given so much information about the history of the building and its famous occupants, in fluent English (thank you). The decor is wonderful sympathetically done, incorporating modern touches -fabulous, huge portrait of Colette. We loved our room, which had been very kindly upgraded to a suite! The bed was comfortable with quality linen and French windows with a double aspect. We had a short walk around the grounds and played giant draughts in the gardens. We had cocktails in the reading room and then dinner. Our compliments to the chef, it was one of the best meals we have ever eaten and presented beautifully. Star of the show was my sugared apple which was more beautiful than a Christmas Bauble and delicious. Lola provided an excellent service, very warm and professional with again, perfect English (very grateful). We left on cloud nine and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Bridget_Guernsey wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom193 contributions99 helpful votes
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I took my family to stay at the Chateau de Castel Novel on 17 August. We also dined there that evening. The hotel is beautiful, the dinner was fabulous, the setting idyllic (tranquil and totally peaceful), and the staff excellent. We couldn't fault any of it. My husband and I then had reason to stay there again at short notice on Wednesday night and when we turned up they had upgraded us without charge!! We were thrilled! This place would also make a fabulous honeymoon base. Can't recommend enough...
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Ron W wrote a review May 2023
Stourbridge, United Kingdom14 contributions8 helpful votes
The Castell Novel was built in the 12th Century, so hardly new or novel, but definitely a castle. Great staff in this 4* hotel, set in fab gardens on top of a wooded rock and with lovely outdoor swimming pool. A great location for visiting local towns and villages. Try Brive de Gaillard for local shopping, Sarlat for a medieval touch and enjoy coffee, food, desserts and interesting gift shopping. A charming place. Tulle is a local town surrounded by beautiful landscapes and waterfalls. The hotel staff were friendly and interesting as well as interested in the guests. Ask them for worthwhile sites, and if you like to visit recent history (1944) the village of Oradour sur Glane should not be missed. Google this memorialised destination, about an hour's drive. On a lighter note the hotel is very proud of its own historic visitors, "Collette" to name just one celebrity to have enjoyed Castell Novell.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Mind the beams. Lots of beams. They are what keeps the place from falling over. Wonderfully...
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French Trip wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely one of the loveliest places we stayed in France. Simple luxury. Kaira was the most welcoming, helpful staff member....what an asset she is to your Chateau. The Chateau was so charming, food amazing and in a great location. Stunning place to stay, we loved our time their.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David S wrote a review Nov 2019
Barnsley, United Kingdom783 contributions386 helpful votes
This Chateau was built on a rock in the 13 and 15 centuries.The property was transformed into a high quality establishment with a Michelin Star restaurant. The rooms are beautiful many with fantastic views. The is an outdoor pool snd private parking.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Château De Castel Novel
Responded Nov 19, 2019
Dear Sir, We thank you very much for for your kind opinion and all the details mentionned in your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. we are forward to welcome you again! Best regards
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Caz G wrote a review Aug 2019
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We had a poor experience at the restaurant, the food met expectations but unfortunately the service (one person in particular) was very pushy in making us order and then to top it off they gave us the wrong bottle of wine, which of course was the most expensive on the list. We felt quite taken advantage of as their English was not very strong nor was our French. Suggest when ordering to review what you receive to ensure it’s what you actually ordered. When we realised the mistake at the time of paying their was no apology and they firmly stated we ordered the more expensive bottle even though we specifically pointed at what we wanted at the time of ordering! Accommodation was fine but rooms could definitely do with an update, they had an old moldy smell.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Château De Castel Novel
Responded Aug 18, 2019
Dear Madam, Thank you for your opinion through Tripadvisor. You stayed with us 5 nights and the last night you have decided to eat in our restaurant. For reminder it’s was Friday 12th August (one of time when we are the most busy). We gave you a wine list and you kept it with during all the dinner and after the order of wine (maybe at that time you were thinking about doing something…).When you order your wine , which was a Chateau La Louviere , you asked the staff how to pronounce “Pessac Leognan” in French. Unfortunately for you, we have only 1 reference in Pessac Leognan (for the half bottle). We present this bottle before opening, without any refusal from your part. You saw the label and so the bottle, so you agreed about it. Unfortunately for you, it’s not the most expensive bottle on our wine list , it’s bad trial if you think that we are like that , because we are not like that , you agreed for taking this bottle when the staff present it to you . Our head waiter passed several times at your table to check if everything was ok , and at this time of the dinner just after you finished the main courses you were once again agreed with everything . It’s when you did ask to settle your bill that everything went wrong !!? Thank you to found “accommodation fine”, normally you have booked a Cottage room and we upgraded you to the Standard room in the Castle. All our rooms are clean every day and haven’t any moldy. Again, no complaint on the spot from you!
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hookyBucks_UK wrote a review Aug 2019
Bucks, UK122 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and had an excellent stay. Staff are very helpful and most speak good English (to my eternal shame my French gets poorer as I get older!) We had a lovely room in the tower and a balcony overlooking the countryside. The bathroom was a little old fashioned with the shower in the bath but perfectly adequate. A separate toilet. The hotel is conveniently placed yet in beautifully maintained grounds. We had dinner in the restaurant which was excellent and to be highly recommended. Breakfast was also excellent in a separate room with very interesting decor.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Château De Castel Novel
Responded Aug 4, 2019
Dear Sir, We thank you very much for for your kind opinion and all the details mentionned in your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. we are forward to welcome you again! Best regards
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19beth123 wrote a review Jul 2019
Northampton, United Kingdom49 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed for 1 night at the Chateau de Castel-Novel. You enter a long impressive driveway with manicured gardens, lovely. When we booked (a week earlier) we forgot to book a meal at the chateau's restaurant. Unfortunately for us, they were catering for a corporate group of 120 people in their out-buildings near the pool and informed us the restaurant for everyone else was not open that Friday night. Finding all other nearby restaurants either closed or fully booked we ended up at a McDonalds! So, lesson learned, if you do book the Chateau check whether it is possible to have an evening meal! Also check whether you will be staying near the pool or in the chateau.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check restaurant open and if staying in the chateau or the out-buildings.
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Response from PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Château De Castel Novel
Responded Jul 10, 2019
Dear Madam,Dear Sir, We thank you very much for for your opinion and all the details mentionned in your review. We ask during reservation (by phone or by e-mail) if you want book a table or if our restaurant will be fully booked. We send you a survey few day before your stay, we call you...All of this to avoid any surprise. Many guests book in our hotel without come in our restaurant. We are sorry to you ended up at McDonalds and we can encourage you to book table and the room on the same time. We hope to have a pleasure to welcomie you again in near future
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Ian C wrote a review Jun 2019
Looe, United Kingdom178 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights on a DBB basis. It’s a very old Chateau, but beautifully maintained in a classic way. The dinners were both delightful, with options immediately offered as Karen is a vegetarian but eats fish. I can’t stress enough just how lovely the food and all the staff were. We had a lovely old room with great view over the large park grounds which our two dogs loved. There is a small lift but we used the ancient old staircase which is set in one of the towers...worth a look. The hotel is very dog friendly. We were even able to take them in for dinner and staff made them very welcome. (Maybe peak summer that not an option?) We spent some time by the large heated outdoor pool which is in a very natural setting down in the parkland. We just felt sad to leave! We plan to return.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: Room 11 is awesome...classically decorated.
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Response from PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Château De Castel Novel
Responded Jun 22, 2019
Dear Sir, We thank you very much for for your kind opinion and all the details mentionned in your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. we are forward to welcome you again! Best regards
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701David wrote a review Jun 2019
Fitzroy, Australia969 contributions339 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our three month sojourn overseas. The chateau is a spectacular historical building set in a beautiful forest garden, maintained to a very high standard. Our room was grand, with panoramic views in two directions and a terrace to enjoy the canvas offered. We dined in the restaurant and had a meal which could only be described as superb...appetisers, foie gras, lamb...all exquisitely presented, sourced locally and an absolute culinary treat. The staff were exceptional...friendly, helpful and professional...they made our stay with their welcoming presence. What more can I say but looking forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: The higher the better for panoramic views.
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Response from PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Château De Castel Novel
Responded Jun 22, 2019
Dear Sir, We thank you very much for for your kind opinion and all the details mentionned in your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It's always a real pleasure to welcomie you and we hope to see you again the next year, or before if you want... Best regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Château De Castel Novel
Which popular attractions are close to Château De Castel Novel?
Nearby attractions include Gaillard Académie (5.3 km), Les Jardins de Colette (0.6 km), and Le Complexe (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Château De Castel Novel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Château De Castel Novel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Château De Castel Novel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Château De Castel Novel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosi Trattoria, La Table d'Olivier, and Le Passiflore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Château De Castel Novel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Château De Castel Novel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Varetz.
Are any cleaning services offered at Château De Castel Novel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Château De Castel Novel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Château De Castel Novel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Château De Castel Novel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.