I had rarely heard my husband speak of any hotel with such effusive compliments as he has of the Auberge Castel-Merle. We just had to return for our 5th stay because we have often dreamed of our 4 previous stays there …the gorgeous views, the wonderfully delicious food & the warm hospitality of our hosts, Anita and Christopher, who are delighted to share their knowledge of the many cultural and natural sites in the area. Anita’s grandparents hosted archeologists working on Castel-Merle in the river valley just below the Auberge and her father became a specialist in pre-historic art and his collection is housed in a small museum in town. We are planning to return again and continue exploring the wealth of pre-historic offerings.
The beautiful and peaceful garden and grounds are welcoming after a hectic day’s sightseeing.; we found ourselves enveloped by nature, perched high above the river valley with extraordinary views of the Vézère River. The traditional stone architecture exudes a charm and romanticism, the rooms are comfortably furnished and the Auberge is located with easy access to the major sites as well as to the valley of the Dordogne. In short, it is difficult to leave and we look forward to our next visit!
The Hanna’s Maryland, USA
Stayed: May 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016