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Hotel Auberge Camelia
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aviernoz
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Stratford upon Avon
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“A very warm welcome with loads of local knowledge”
Reviewed 28 August 2010

We arrived in the Annecy area without a place to stay and the tourist office managed to get us a room at the Hotel Auberge Camelia, roughly about 12 km from the city. We were welcomed heartily by Roger Farrell-Cook, the owner, who had prepared a room with an extra bed for my daughter. The room was comfortable with an excellent view of Annecy and with a very good bathroom with shower. This was just what we needed after a long drive from Tuscany. Roger gave us directions to the most extraordinary restaurant, way up in the mountains. We enjoyed the best meal of the holiday. In the morning we met Sue, Roger's wife, who gave us endless information about the origins of the auberge, and the area in general. Once I declared that I was a History teacher, even more information came our way. We wished we could stay for longer, but a hotel booking near Paris and the Chunnel home meant we had to leave after breakfast. Roger personally escorted us to an open shop, (it was Sunday), so that we could buy a picnic. For an overnight stop, or for longer, summer or winter, the Hotel Auberge Camelia is first-rate!

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Reviewed 23 August 2010

We first stayed at Auberge Camelia in 2001 and we were delighted to discover that it was just as lovely on this return visit. Proprietors Sue and Roger are the perfect hosts - warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, organised and efficient. Our spacious and comfortable room overlooked the meadows with views to the mountains and was beautifully furnished with an efficient en suite bathroom. Sue prepared a delicious dinner on our arrival and though the auberge does not have the resources to provide dinner every night there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. There is masses to do in the area, from visits to Annecy to mountain climbing in the summer and skiing in the winter. A wonderful home from home perfect for couples or families.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wernau, Germany
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

We spent two nights here at the start of a French holiday and had a warm welcome from Sue, Roger and the two dogs - from the start this felt like a home-from-home and not like an anonymous hotel. We had planned to go into the town for a meal on the first evening, but Sue was cooking for a meeting of the French pipe-smokers club and we were invited to join them. We had a great evening with friendly people and excellent food.
It was very enjoyable to sit in Roger's bar in the evening putting the world to rights and we were treated like friends, not like hotel guests. The local area is beautiful, the town of Annecy is well worth a visit and the mountain scenery is spectacular and peaceful. We would definitely love to return some time.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chatham, Canada
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Reviewed 25 May 2010

What a reception! We were late getting in on a Sunday night and had expected to go into town for dinner but Sue said the kitchen was open and she would cook us dinner. She told us to go and get settled then take their little dog Jango for a walk up the hill and she would have dinner ready for us at 730. We fell in love with their 2 dogs and were in desperate need of some pet love as we missed ours. Dinner was incredible and Sue, Roger and Rogers Mom were the warmest people that you would ever want to meet. The bed was cozy and the mountain air was coaxing us to stay longer , if only we could have. Breakfast the next day was right out of a Good Housekeeping Magazine, superb. What a little gem to find after driving thru the Alps. Thanks to Sue, Roger, Mum and the Pups.

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Reviewed 13 September 2009

We were in the area for a wedding this week end. Susan and Roger welcome us like we were family. Delicious and very peacefull. Wonderfull. Really a very cozy place to stay. The only remark we could have are related to the price and to the rooms which could be cleaner according to the wives we were traveling with. For the rest, I would definetly stay there again but wished the price was a bit lower.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Auberge Camelia

Property: Hotel Auberge Camelia
Address: 406 route de Villaz | Grand Annecy, 74570 Aviernoz, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Aviernoz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aviernoz
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,490 - ₹ 6,952
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Auberge Camelia 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Auberge Camelia is peacefully situated between Lake Geneva and Lake Annecy in the French Alpine village of Aviernoz.Offering 10 very comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a restaurant, this is an ideal location for skiing, mountain walking or relaxing. It also serves as an excellent base to explore the French Alps, whether enjoying the clear, clean mountain air, or discovering the beauty of the mountains, lakes and villages in this outstanding area. ... more   less 
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