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Hong Kong
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The property is very beautiful, you are literally staying in the castle - so we found it much better then the airport hotel nearby. We were staying in room 14 which is as the staff mentioned "the favourite room of the owner". It's nicely decorated and overlooks the beautiful front field. The staff was very professional and friendly, in fact,...

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DirectionLHP, Directeur général at Abbaye de Villeneuve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you appreciate your stay in the Abbaye de Villeneuve and that our service meet your expectation. Thank you very much for your remarks regarding your room. It will be useful for our maintenance department for their regular check. We hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 12 July 2016

We booked this place as our last night in France as was near the airport .. On arrival the place looks amazing and the welcome was good , reception area and the walk to the room very impressive.. We did only pay i think about £80 for the night but wasn't worth it at all as looked like our room...

Thank nickjonesjones
DirectionLHP, Directeur général at Abbaye de Villeneuve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your comments. Indeed, your feedback is a great way for us to improve and keep in touch with ours guests needs. We are very sorry that you didn’t had a nice time in the Abbaye de Villeneuve. We are aware that we have an authentic decoration that is sometimes not appreciated,...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The hotel is an old monastery in a beautiful garden setting. We had a "superior" room in the first floor, which was tastefully set up to match the old building, with antique furniture and "oldschool" fittings. The rooms may not have as many modern "features" as in other places, but were in great condition otherwise. The service was impeccable, both...

Thank averell23
DirectionLHP, Directeur général at Abbaye de Villeneuve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you appreciate the authenticity of the Abbaye de Villeneuve. Indeed, we try each time we have to refurbish the building or the rooms to keep the spirit of its 800 years old. I will not forget to forward your comments to our team...

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I stayed here in cold and wet february. At reception they told me it would be 20€ each extra per dog ( 2 old clean quiet sleepy pups) I was quite shocked. The carpet in my room had numerous large stains, the curtains were full of dust and the corners of the bathroom ceiling were black. I was made to...

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DirectionLHP, General Manager at Abbaye de Villeneuve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are sorry to read that your room was not up to standards and that you were not given all the details regarding pricing and the restaurant prior to your stay. This does not indeed reflect our standards and we will investigate on this thoroughly. In...

La Hulpe
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This beautiful Abbey is unfortunately a little down at heel. The gardens whilst extensive are shabby or at least were at the time of our visit in Autumn. The room was characterful and comfortable with nice view across the garden. We ate in the restaurant which was unrelenting high cuisine (even the menu pour enfants had pate de foie gras...

Thank Hugo H
DirectionLHP, General Manager at Abbaye de Villeneuve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the charm of the Abbey and that the room was to your liking. However we are disappointed that you and your family had such a poor experience at the end of your stay, it is...

St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

If this place closed down for a three or four month proper refurbishment it'd be a beautiful luxury retreat. The reality is that it's like visiting an elderly relative who really should redecorate. We stayed for one night at Abbaye de Villeneuve to break up the journey back to the ferry port. I must confess to not having read the...

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DirectionLHP, General Manager at Abbaye de Villeneuve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing a review with us on Tripadvisor. We apologize for your experience with dust in the room as well as the other inconveniences in regards to the bathroom and toilet area. We have taken up the matter with our house keeping team. As for our restaurant, we do serve a rather “gastronomique” cuisine but also...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Having read the other reviews, I wonder whether we are reviewing the same hotel. We found really welcoming and customer focused reception staff, attentive and efficient restaurant staff, delicious food, a huge bedroom and large bathroom ... Everyone was friendly and helpful, our dinner (we took the set menu at €36) was a gastronomic delight, and even though there was...

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

We booked on the basis of the hotel's website and it's promise - and should have paid more attention to the less positive Tripadvisor reviews. I don't mind cost - it's the value that's important and Abbaye de Villeneuve rates very low on that criterion. It's clear that the budget for this hotel is limited - in terms of maintenance...

Thank mike r
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Very disapointed given the price we paid: EUR 175 per night - Old and dusty room - Old bathroom => bathtube without proper shower equipment (modern people no longer take a bath everyday...) - We ran out to avoid the dinner (some friends arrived a day before us and said it was terrible) - Internet is not working in the...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Beautiful location and lovely surroundings though we might have preferred the hotel to invest a little more in comfort and mod cons. Our room was a good size and attractively furnished but the bath had a hand held shower which was very tedious. Dinner was good and the service was excellent. Our sat nav took us to entirely the wrong...

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Cuisines: French
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Abbey was founded by Constance de Bretagne. Very important at the 15th century, the greater part was demolished Under the Revolution. Neglected since last war it was fully restored in 1977. The actual house dating from 18th century is the old Cistercian guest quarters. Now it offers all the modern tastefully luxuries with an air of nobleness and spell belonging to its past age. A side of the cloister still holds good and is open to the restaurant. Cuisine of exceptional standard on level with surroundings. Bedrooms and apartments with the genuine decoration of the wonderful framing half-timbering. The sitting-rooms have the splendor of the Great Century with their ceilings in the French style and fireplaces in stone. You will feel far from the monastic austerity of the Cistercians but quite near "a little place of the paradise" at the end of the road... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abbaye de Villeneuve

Address: Route de la Roche sur Yon, 44840 Les-Sorinieres, France
Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Loire-Atlantique > Les-Sorinieres
Price Range: ₹ 6,634 - ₹ 9,669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Abbaye de Villeneuve 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Choose N14”
 of 5 bubbles ashleygalinad, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“don't book the top floor !!”
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“Beautiful building and grounds in need of some love”
 of 5 bubbles FarOutInn, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you want a larger room, book a superior double.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasmin186338, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Beware tiny, tiny rooms on 2nd floor.”
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