Chateau de la Chevre d'Or
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... should call the Citroen service people immediately. Well, that made me nervous to drive it in case I did more damage. Anyway the engine had stalled and I couldn't get it to restart. There was nothing for it but to call Simone to see if she could come and pick me up. It was late and I felt very guilty but there was no other way of getting home. She was lovely as always and she and Pierre drove down together. When they got there, Pierre managed to start ...
... to a lunch of Moules Marinieres in the cafe du port overlooking the little Harbour of St Jean. The mussels were delicious. Then I continued to walk around the cape stopping at Paloma Plage for a swim which was crowded out and the bay was full of yachts. I think my earlier spot was better. Got home in time to watch the end of the Federer Djokovic match which was a cliff hanger. I was barracking for Federer but he just missed ...
... amazing that they found enough room for the jumping ring, the practice ring and all the stables and horse floats. I went to watch it for a while after work on Friday. Beautiful horses and quite a challenging course. I felt sorry for the horse and rider who were competing when a loud ship’s siren went off. They have to be very calm to continue jumping with that sort of noise in the
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Work is going well and I am enjoying working with our little team. From tomorrow we move into a bigger office with more people so it will be interesting to see how the office politics and vibes go.
On Sunday the Monaco Grand Prix was predictably won by the Mercedes team but Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull team came third and he's from Perth! First time I have been ...
... down to the road and the bus stop in case I decide not to buy a car. You will see from the photos that it is a very steep, rugged path with lots of loose stones and pebbles that eventually turns into steep cement steps. I put on my stopwatch to see how long it would take me to get down and later up. It wasn't too bad. It took me 14 minutes to get to the bus stop. And on the way ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Chateau de la Chevre d'Or Eze
Awesome gorgeous great
This place is just superb. The linens, the service, the kind and courteous front desk staff, the outstanding view, the ambience, the TUB!!! The bathroom, the robes, the toiletries, the balconys, the pool the food, the wine...
I am in total adoration of this place. It is only outdone by renting a villa in Saint barth's! I tell you.. between the tasty lunches near the pool, the nights on the terrace sipping wine.. it was a sensory paradise. It was out of this world.. the 9 course meal at one of the finest restaurants in all of France... I can't praise this place highly enough. Everyone genuinely gave us great service. They look you in the eye and really try to make your stay as best as possible.
There is a friendly note.. there are many many steps so those with a fresh knee replacement might want to think twice about visiting. there are many lovely shops around the village. This also brings quite a few tourists with it.
I have to say that all of that is part of enjoying a wonderful experience!
Top class service
Some people seem to have had trouble with this hotel's service.
Not me though. Everything was top notch. They always responded quickly, efficiently and very friendly to my emails and everything was according to my wishes. The best surprise was when I had booked my only one night by their online reservation system. My night was 4 September and their reservation system quoted me the price of 370 Euro for a standard room. When they then confirmed me the room I was given the low season rate of just 270 Euro!
I did not use breakast as at 28 or 40 Euro per person I don't think it's worth it.
When we arrived we were given a room with a TV with (inbuilt) videorecorder, just as requested. I don't know if this comes standard or if they placed it in the room after my request.
Our room (number 10, near the reception), although standard, had a glorious mountain view over the deep valley towards Monaco.
I was happy with the kingsize bed (largest bed I ever slept in) and nice furniture. No flowers or fruit basket though, but at night a little box with chocolates. The minibar was of course horrendously expensive, 7 Euro for water, 60 Euro for a half bottle of Champagne (I took my own from home).
The bathroom was not very big and had a bath without jacuzzi, but was OK, with lots of Chevre d'Or toiletries. Of course one comes to the Chevre d'Or for the very romantic setting, magnificent views, splendid gardens and pool and the quietness and total privacy, and possibly (not me, too expensive) the 2 Michelin star restaurant.
Eze gets touristic with tour groups in the narrow alleys but outside that it is a romantic's person's paradise.
The view gets best in the cactus garden (4 Euro entrance fee) at the top of the village, a very short climb. There's a restaurant there (Le Nid d'Aigle) with tourist "cuisine", but with OK prices.
I think everyone should stay here at least once in his life, but the drawback is that after staying here it is hard to be satisfied somewhere else....
The View, The Food, The Bill ... Simply Stunning. Had a delightful, brief stay here in August, mid way through our tour of Europe, and must say I throughly enjoyed wandering through the streets of Eze, a swim in the hotel pool, and the overall experience of the Chevre d'Or.
The lush gardens enthralled me on my arrival, as did the dazzling view, which we drank in as we ambled along upward, in search of the reservation office. Once our room was available, I found it quite large and charming, decorated in lovely pinks and sea greens, and with large windows looking out unto the olive strewn hills. My 'superior with sea view' reservation afforded me an oblique view of the Mediterranean, and an extra large bath with a pink marble whirlpool tub, separate shower, and a French door in the bath, that opened to enjoy that view.
Our superb dinner was, well, overwhelming. So overwhelming, that after the cheese course, not to mention the long day gamboling up and down the steep Eze streets, I was ready to skip dessert and head back to our room. He asked for the check, but wait ... out came a dessert course, and then ~the other~ dessert course, and then, of course, the chocolates, and then check. Which is not to say that the desserts weren't fabulous.. but .. well, suffice it to say the heaviest thing was the check.
But the place was fabulous, all the tangible details were exquisite. There were some detractions though, besides the seeming insistence on the part of the wait staff that we should have all our courses before the check,
there was a terrace bar / pool attendant with some serious control issues.
While on the other hand, the reception staff could have been a bit more attentive.
And, one major caveat -- this definitely isn't the place for someone with mobility problems.
In summary, it was a once in a lifetime experience; I'd think twice before going back.
Castle in the sky
this really is a castle in the sky when you wake up in the morning all you can see is the blue mediterrean sea spread out like a carpet in front of you.
it is a unique location for a hotel. at night we had lots of moon shine on the sea as we sat on the terrace with our pink champagne. my husband took me for my 40th birthday and it really was a special occassion. it is also well situated for travelling around the area with the train station at the bottom of the hill. it is a place where everyone should try to stay in at least once and i definitely hope to return again
Stunning hotel, amazing location
The location and style of this hotel is very unusual, its basically part of a medieval village on a hill top with stunning views, you get to your room through the cobbled alleyways - very romantic and very beautiful. On arrival our room smelled of cigarettes which I briefly mentioned and we were upgraded to a room that was cut into the mountain side, our own pathway up to it, 2 balconies (even the bathroom had a balcony) and fantastic views - unique! Small swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi - more great views and someone on hand to put your towel on the lounger for you!! The hotel is expensive, we tended to have breakfast and dinner out of the hotel in Eze village. Champagne and canapes on the terrace was fab, we had dinner in the 2* michelin restaurant - the best meal we have ever had (and we've had some great meals!), we had the 9 course tasting menu each course featuring a tomato in some way - sumptuous (but not cheap £200 for the two of us), we also had dinner in one of the hotels other restaurants and this was good and less pricy. There is a lot to see and do in the area. This hotel is a great choice and highly recommended if you want luxury, seclusion and an incredible location -if you are on a tight budget - avoid at all costs!!
Unique hotel in medieval village.- individually designed rooms are in converted village houses up twisting cobbled alleys .
Champagne and canapes on the terrace wonderful.Dinner an amazing gourmet experience. Small pool but magnificent situation with fabulous views of the sparkling Med.
Nice view, but don't expect "service"
Spectacular view, great ancient atmosphere, but sadly, the staff puts itself above its guests.
The hotel is on a cliff, and our room was particularly far from the lobby. When we called for laundry service, we were told to bring it to the lobby ourselves, forcing us to descend several flights of rock stairs carrying laundry bags. For $500 per night, we thought this was unheard of.
The young man in the bar liked to play games. When we tried to cut through the bar to get to our room, he locked the door and said the bar was closed, so we made a detour around the building, only to find out that the bar was actually open. We watched this same man refuse service to an American woman simply because he did not like her mannerisms.
They forgot our wakeup call, and during check-out handed us a dead rose. I assume they forgot to hand it to us upon arrival. Next time, we would try Chateau Eze which is next door. At least the service couldn't be any worse.
EZE: Chateau de la Chevre d'or - Great, but too expensive
Stayed here in June 2003, and it was beautiful. We paid 500 euros for a superior room (Room 7). The suite had a small living room, a good size bedroom (king size bed), and a huge full-marble bath. It came with a small balcony which included a table and chairs. Room 7 looked down onto a beautiful courtyard that was only shared with one other room (as far as I could tell)-- so it was fairly private. The complex of rooms is uniquely set in a terraced fashion on the cliffs, 1000ft above the sea. The landscaping and design was incredible, with fountains, Greek statues, huge cacti, and 20 foot high flowering vines (bouganvilla vines). Service was good. Private car parking near the entrance, but guests must be able to handle stairs and cobble stone walkways throughout the hotel area and entire town of Eze.My only complaint was the price. I never thought I'd spend $500 for a room, but it had great atmosphere and was the best place I've ever stayed.
It Depends on You
A wild property on the side of a mountain, very medieval. Traversing the property is tricky and elderly people may experience problems with stone walkways.Our room was fine but not woth the price (we were glad that the weather did not accommodate sun bathers as our room was directly underneath the pool platform which would have been very noisy). Service was OK.The gastronomique restaurant is superb. One of the highlights of our entire trip was our meal at this two-star establishments with our new friends from Norway.Unique but pricey..........
Yes, I actually stayed there for four nights!
I have to say that I have never experienced luxury like the kind of luxury I experienced at the "Castle of the Golden Goat"! I have to recommend this place to everyone and anyone who can afford to go!!! Me and my wife had an excellent time! We arrived at 10:00 pm local time and had one hellacious flight, plus it was pouring-down rain, yadda-yadda-yadda...ANYWAY the chef prepared a fantastic meal for us PERSONALLY AND HAD IT SENT TO OUR ROOM! A World-Class chef doing room service for US! We dined on fresh salmon and drank champagne! We were on our honeymoon and were taken care of EXTREMELY WELL. We never saw the cleaning staff, but everytime we left and returned, the room was cleaned and immaculate! They even turned-down our bed for us in the evening and left a delicious chocolate on the pillow...mmm. We awoke the next morning to the beautiful Med down below...WHAT A VIEW WE HAD..The staff spoke English and were charmed by my attempt to speak in French - high school French classes can only take you so far! I highly recommend the Eze Village, Nice, and Monico for a vacation. The castle is nicely located between Nice and Monico. We gambled the night away in the casinos and attended a private party during the Cannes Film Festival....
I could go on and on about the time of my life with my wife; but, I would not want to make you too envious;) Love traveling ....YOU GOT TO GO!
Ps. The French in the south of France loved us and were warm and polite. You can have Paris and the Parisians though! Take Care and Enjoy your time at the Castle of the Golden Goat!
Pss. The meals at the castle will run you $175.00 - $300.00 per couple.