La Villa des Consuls
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Villa des Consuls Sarlat-la-Canéda
Great Stay - Exceptional value, location and service
We stayed at this property in October and could not have been happier. I only wish all of my experiences in France could have been this great. We checked in and on the way to our room inquired about a room with a terrace. David, the owner, checked and had a terrace apartment (2 bedroom) which he offered to us at the same rate as a 1 bedroom terrace. He could not have been more helpful. The apartment was not ready for us to check in, but he stored our luggage and we went out to explore the town (it was a market day). When we returned, the apartment was clean and he had moved our luggage down there. He even arranged dinner for us at a great local restaurant (Quatre Seasons) It was terrific!
The bed was very comfortable, the location was superb and the free laundry was an unexpected bonus.
A wonderful place.
We went to Sarlat in June, a group of 10 people. We had a great time in Villa des Consuls. The hotel is placed in the very center of the town. The rooms are clean, confortable and well furnished. David was very nice and ready to help with everything you need. Excellent value for money. A very advisable place.
Marvellous! Marvellous! Marvellous!
What a little gem, tucked away in a quiet street in the most beautiful town in France! I had the pleasure of staying here for four days & I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. Mine host (David) spoke perfect English & was helpful but unobtrusive. The room (Lafayette) was spotless & spacious with the best appointed bathroom I had during a month long tour of France. It was great to have fridge & microwave so I could self cater (all helps to keep the costs down) & also a boon to use the modern laundry facilities. Did not sample le petit dejeuner but there were certainly some inviting smells wafting from the breakfast room! Beware of the rather steep little staircase as some people could find it hard work lugging their suitcases upstairs - however David will do this for you if it all seems just too much like hard work!
My holiday in Sarlat was all the more memorable as I hired a bicycle from Peueot Cycles one day & rode out to visit La Roque Gageac, Castelnaud & glorious Beynac - a wonderful day out & proof to all those who said I would never be able to visit some of the Dordogne villages without a car..........!! (a word to those planning to do likewise - make sure you get a bike with plenty of gears - there are some murderous hills out there!)
Great place provided a memorable visit for this American family. Modern facilities (air conditioning, dishwasher, laundry room, grills on the terrace) and central location make it an ideal base from which to visit a beautiful town and region. Caring, knowledgeable, multilingual owner.
What a great choice!
Just returned home from a 3 week holiday to Europe. Trip Advisor really helped us choose hotels & all the reviews on La Villa des Consuls were "bang on." What a great apartment/hotel. My husband, myself & 2 adult children loved it. We ended up staying an extra night & would have stayed longer if we had more time. We stayed in the Montesquie apartment for 2 nights & the Medicis for 1 night. We preferred the first one but both were perfect. Apartments were large, clean & nicely updated without losing that "old world charm" as previously stated. David was extremely helpful & friendly. Booking on internet was efficient. Kitchen facilities were welcome after eating out so much. Laundry is free. Sarlat & surrounding French countrside are gorgeous with lots to explore. It was the favorite part of our journey. Medicis has a balcony on the main street which we enjoyed & when the large double windows are closed you can't hear a thing so its very quiet at night. Both had private decks with bbqs. Location was perfect too. I would highly recommend this hotel & would love to return some day.
This is The place to stay in Sarlat!
During a three-week stay in France, this was simply the best place we stayed in. The location cannot be beat -- right in the center of town -- the price is very reasonable, it is comfortable, clean, airconditioned, and has a free laundry! Rooms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, plates, silverware, coffeemaker. TV with CNN. The owner is very nice and speaks excellent English. Just a couple of things to note: you have to order breakfast in advance (or just go to one of many nearby cafes), and the place is not easy to find if it's your first time in Sarlat, so get directions. Villa des Consuls is a lovely place to stay in a lovely city.
You could not do better
I cannot write too highly of La Villa des Consuls. We had arrived from the Loire Valley feeling apprehensive and quite frankly, grumpy. It had been extremely hot and the lack of airconditioning in most French hotels had left us feeling long on culture and charm but short on creature comforts. When we arrived at La Villa des Consuls we found to our joy that we could have both. In the very centre of the historic town (a 2 minute walk for our morning baguette) in a gorgeous old building, each of our large rooms (we had a 2 bedroom apartment) had its own airconditioner. The kitchen had microwave and dishwasher and if it had been cooler we would have enjoyed our private balcony (equipped with a gas barbecue). I think David, the owner, really goes that extra little bit to make his guests happy. The books in the entry, the fully equipped laundry (even stain remover is supplied) and many other little touches. This hotel has everything as far as we are concerned
Great location & very spacious
We stayed March 19, 2005 for 3 nights with two small children. We stayed in the Ronsard room (hotel-type room) and it was spacious. The sofabed pulled out into two separate beds for the kids (perfect!). The bathroom was nice with a good hair dryer & heated towel rack (great for drying clothes), although a shower curtain would have been better than the 1/2 glass shield. The stairs shown in the picture on the website for this room end at a small platform and window overlooking the medieval city. There was also a short flight of stairs to this room, so be prepared if you have heavy luggage.
Because it was so early in the season, there was no breakfast available at the hotel, but after 8:30 am you could get breakfast on the main street (rue de la Republique). We had a very quiet stay, although I was told that during summer the main street could be quite boisterous & loud. The secured parking garage was a few blocks away (fee charged) but worth it. Finding the hotel can be a challenge since Jean Jacques Rousseau is almost a narrow pedestrian path (we didn't attempt to get the Peugeot up there) and the Villa Consuls sign is small. Park on rue de la Republique & walk up to check in. Lots of restaurants & stores nearby and an easy walk everywhere. We hope to be back!
Great Apartment Hotel at a Great Price
I stayed here with friends a couple of years ago and loved it! The apartments are wonderful, with nice living rooms and kitchens. The bedrooms are very comfortable. We had a nice large patio overlooking the street in Sarlat. You are very near the shops if you want to pack a picnic to take with you as you explore. I checked this site today, as I am thinking about going back this fall. Glad to see it is still looking good!
Great hotel new value for money
Stayed at this new hotel and its was great. The living area is BIG and its new! The front desk was very helpful and good. It had an old charm feel as if you are relieving the past. We got a suite for the pirce of a room at hotel recoletos which i would not suggest. We booked our room there and its old, the carpet was not clean and the bathroom had smell.
We were very lucky to have found this hotel. Had to loose my one night 150 usd reservation for hotel recoletos for this one. Its ok since my wife and family enjoyed this place! Just dont ask the front desk for a taxi, I feel I paid to much for one he suggested.
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... to visit and more people should visit it when they visit France. There was something for everyone in our family.
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