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Reviewed 17 September 2005

The Chateau de Pizay is a 4 star hotel built around an 11th century French chateau. It's main attraction is the vinyard affiliated to it - which is available to "own" your own vines through Wineshare. The hotel is a really odd mix - if you are looking to spend a couple of nights in a Chateau on a wine tour or similar then I would recommend it - but don't go there for a holiday for any other purpose. There are a choice of rooms - modern or chateau. I didn't go in the chateau ones but they were in a traditional building without terrace or balcony. The modern rooms are behind the main hotel in a purpose built block. They are duplex style making them spacious. They all have terraces with chairs and table. Be sure to ask for a view of the pool/vinyard otherwise you'll end up looking at the car park! The rooms are adequate but not luxurious as per a traditional 4 star hotel. They were missing amenities important to us - such as a kettle for tea and coffee and a shower (there was a hand held shower attachment but it's hardly elegant!) The rooms could do with a lick of paint. The pool is nice but not heated so jolly cold even in the hot sun! The gardens are worth a viewing and make sure to book a tour of the vinyard - it's fascinating. The thing that bothered me most was the food arrangements. The dinner menu is "gourmet" which basically means tiny portions at high prices. However, I accept that many people like this so they can have 4 or 5 courses and not be too full. In summer they serve dinner ourside with silver service which is all very nice. However, the menu is fancy and there are only a few choices for each course. If you are a vegetarian forget it - unless you eat fish! What was bad though was that the menu didn't change, with the exceptions of one daily sepcial for each course, which I felt was just laziness. Surely their chef knows how to cook more than 10 or 11 dishes?! If like me the only thing you could eat was steak you'd be stuck after a couple of nights. However, the worst part was lunch! We went to lunch and were presented AGAIN with the dinner menu. This was so unexpected we thought they had made a mistake. However, when we asked the maitre'd he was very insulted and said (in French) "But of course it is the same - what would you expect?" So we pointed out that as we had eaten there the night before, and would eat there again that night (there wasn't too much local choice to go out) so we wanted something different for lunch this seemed beyond his understanding. We asked if they could make sandwiches, omeltte or salad etc and with very bad grace he agreed to make sandwiches. At this point he instructed the staff to clear the table of all cutlery, glasses etc and we were not offered any drinks! When the sandwiches came they were, in fact, delicious and evidently prepared with some care, but served on two plates between four of us which was just bizarre! They then charged us 70 Euros for four sandwiches! It was just such a strange experience for what calls itself a four star hotel. Surely they cannot get away with serving the same food for lunch and dinner day in day out? Also beware the breakfasts - you will only get cold items and their advertisment in the rooms of "extensive" choice was pushing it more than a little bit! I've seen more choice in 2 star hotels. Also, they only serve it from 0730 which is not great if you want to make an early get away. We needed to leave at 0715 and I was cross that we had paid for breakfast upfront and they wouldn't give us our money back (12 Euros each) for the breakfast we couldn't have. So overall I would recommend it if you want to look at the stunning scenery and vinyard - but be prepared! Take your own kettle, and go to the supermarket for provisions as outside of July and August they won't serve you any food between meals and what you do get is tiny. We even went to McDonalds for chips one day as we were so desperate for something hold and filling! Don't plan to stay more than a couple of nights - it's not a week long holiday destination. It's a shame because this could be a fabulous hotel - it just lacks those little touches that make it a four star.

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Date of stay: November 2018
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