Château de Fère
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Located in Fere-en-Tardenois, Château de Fère is in the historical district, minutes from Fere-en-Tardenois Castle Ruins, and close to Fere-en-Tardenois Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is within the region of La Hottee du Diable and Champagne Serveaux Pascal.
Make yourself at home in one of the 29 guestrooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Fere-en-Tardenois? This hotel has facilities measuring 581 square feet (54 square meters), including a meeting room. Free valet parking is available onsite.
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Stayed at Chateau de Fère for a weekend with friends and returned disappointed: rooms and service of the hotel and the staff are not 5* at all, neither is the breakfast buffet, at 28 € per person.
I initially ended up in room nr 30, which was clearly not cleaned recently: dead insects everywhere, bad smell and feeling dusty overall. The shower did not properly work and the bathtub sprinkler hardly provides water! TV did not work and room windows are awfully dirty!
After complaints, I ended up in room nr 55, in a newly build annex. Nice room, clean and spacious, but not 5* (rather 4* due to small shower and toilet in same spot).
The hotel overall has a bad smell as soon as you enter it, coming from the wellness area downstairs, clearly there is a problem there!
The breakfast buffet is of good quality but limited choice for a 5* hotel and a 28 € fee + not refilled once an item is gone...
Staff is not well trained and does not deliver the service you expect (and pay for!) in a 5* hotel property.
Disappointing experience, no apologies from the staff, nor a discount or other compensation for the clear issues the room 30 caused to our stay...
What a delight to drive in to see the lovely chateau and ruins in the afternoon light! This place is amazing! You can feel the history here and the ruins are Spectacular!
We were greeted warmly and shown to our room #14. Frederic showed us to our room, explained what essentials we needed, and left us to settle in. There are multiple doors to the chateau to access your room. We pulled our car up nearby the closest door, unloaded and parked just a short distance up the hill. Thank you to Frederic for your perfect service during our stay. Your care and assistance were above and beyond.
Our bedroom was beautifully decorated, large, had two windows, TV, sitting area, desk and very comfortable bed. Our large bathroom was very updated with shower and large soaking tub. Toiletries were nice. Bathrobes and slippers provided. Small mini bar frig in Room. Room for your own things and nice drinks and snacks provided.
The public rooms are wonderfully and cheerfully decorated. Lovely bar, sitting room, dining room, breakfast rooms.
We couldn’t wait to get outside to see the ruins in the afternoon sun. The ruins are accessible to the public as well from a different entrance and there were people milling around and walking around the huge moat area, but it was not crowded and so nice to enjoy.
The ruins are amazing. The detail that still exists, and don’t miss the family crest on one of the supports of the bridge, makes you feel transported to another time. The ruins of the towers are in a large circle. They are cordoned off, but you still have a huge area to walk around and get up close. You can wander across the bridge and can see where the second floor was once above you. The architecture for the time is incredible. Read up on the history.
A marvelous place to sit outside is a raised seating area with a dining table that is on the edge of the moat by the hotel and overlooking the ruins. I’m sure it’s used for special dinners in warmer weather. We enjoyed our mini frig room bottle of champagne and cheese we had brought wrapped up in blankets and coats for the most amazing evening view! A server checked on us several times.
It was cooler weather, so we did not swim. The pool is safely gated on the grounds and was clean. Lounge chairs on the grounds were being enjoyed in the sunshine.
We arrived on a Sunday. None of the grocery stores were open on the way to the Chateau as we had hoped to pick up something for dinner. We ended up eating in the Chateau dining room. We were easily accommodated. Service was excellent. Some servers did not speak any English but the Maitre D both nights did speak English. We had a fancier dinner than we had intended. Food nicely presented. Smaller portions of our two week stay, but we were not looking for a huge meal. Food well prepared and tasty.
The ruins are lit at night and it was magical to walk over there and amongst the history all alone.
The next day we had an easy 50 min or so day trip into Reims.
We stopped at the American Cemetery on the way to Reims which was an amazing stop and a Marine there explained the WWI war battles fought where we were standing. Over 6000 white crosses mark the graves of our brave men during the war in France. We also had seen the moving memorial the day before for the 42nd division, and the farmhouse wall where an almost week long vicious and deadly battle had taken place during WWI. There were other places to see close by the chateau, but we didn’t have more time to go.
We returned from Reims to have my birthday dinner in the Chateau dining room. We had a table in the lovely dining room overlooking the grounds. Candelabras on each table make the atmosphere so beautiful. Thank you for the beautiful and delicious dinner and surprise dessert with my own candles, fruit, tarts, and pastry with Happy Birthday in French written on it!
The 2 buffet breakfasts we enjoyed were beyond compare on our trip. Lavish buffet with so many special things. Hot and cold. Even pies, soft boiled eggs, all kinds of meats, scrambled eggs, truly a banquet for breakfast! It was very nice that they start serving breakfast before 8 am. We had to leave for the airport by 8 am and enjoyed our full buffet that morning. There was always someone at the desk, and check out was easy.
We had an easy 1 hr 30 min drive into CDG airport to hand in the rental car. It was during rush hour so it might have taken us a few min longer than other times though by heading north and then west we did not have backed up traffic.
We highly compliment the staff members whom we encountered during our stay-- Frederick, Anna, Sophie, Magalie and Alicia. Thank you. They were delightful, helpful, and professional. If you attempt to be pleasant, speak some French, and enjoy this European atmosphere that you are in your comfortable and luxurious home, you will have a fantastic experience.
Chateau de Fere is a very special place that is in good hands for excellent service and dining with the added benefit of living history from medieval times right under your feet . Highly recommend!
There was no wifi access in the room. Management first acted surprised and then said it was under works.Our Suite and terrace had a bad/sad view on an abandoned piece of land. Bad value for money, but the location is fantastic.
Totally unsatisfactory experience. Unprofessional staff in the dining room, improper presentation/quality of food, mediocre room. Advertised as a 5-star, this place needs a few million dollars invested to upgrade the rooms and proper training for its restaurant staff. No return visit from us!
This is a picturesque ruin with a lovely 19th century hotel attached. Do not expect Relais and Chateau, this is a homespun version with one man checking you in, helping with the bags and and giving you advice. Not a 5 star hotel so dont expect it - but with plenty of charm, the restaurant is superb - no elevator.