This is a newish hotel located on a busy roundabout outside the village of Dizy. Our room was modern minimal, clean and functional. There was ample parking.
On arrival, we were greeted by reception with all the warmth and fine attributes of a Parisian waiter.
Due to the location, it is too far to stroll into the village of Dizy and the roads surrounding this hotel are busy. This is a disadvantage, as we found that the two in house restaurants are expensive and pretentious. On the strength of the Michelin guide, we ate in both and were disappointed twice. Be prepared to drive to dinner.
We booked last minute so availability in this area was minimal.
The hotel is stunning inside and out however, aside from the “vineyard” view, it’s located on a roundabout at the edge of this very sleepy village. We upgraded to a “vineyard “ room which was extra but worth what we paid, double patio doors opened out onto a covered balcony with bistro set looking out (over a road) to a vineyard.
My issue with this hotel is how pretentious it was. I have to say I did feel uncomfortable at times. Now....given the location of this property I’d have said the Champagne would have been more “available” to most....€15 a glass for the house Champagne!! The bar felt too quiet, the staff did not interact with the guests and it felt awkward. Having spent some time touring the Prosecco region in Italy where everyone spoke about the bubbles and it flowed freely, I felt this place was missing a trick. Why not offer a small taste of your local delight to all your guests and tell them about where it’s grown and how to obtain it?
The restaurant was just as pretentious with one have segregated for the “fancy set menu” the other more casual dining. We chose the latter.... the food was fine but no interaction once again from the staff, we mentioned we were going to the Alsace region to wine taste and the waiter had no idea where it was even though the wine list boasted wines from that region.
We opted not to have breakfast as we felt the €18 per person price tag was uncalled for, instead we went to a nearby Boulanger in which was superb and costed €7.
We were billed for 2 bottles of water as we were checking out, even though our restaurant bill from the previous night had been settled so check your bill before paying!
We felt if this hotel showcased the product that made this area famous and allowed their staff to relax more, they would be onto a winner. Epernay is roughly 30 mins by foot and offers far more, perhaps we will stay there next visit.
Stayed two nights, liked the hotel (nice room with good bed) that had a very friendly staff that gave us good recommendations on restaurants and sightseeing possibilities 👍😎 Free parking and short drive to the town/city center plus nearby nice areas to do sightseeing at vineyards etc.