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What We Love

  • A grand château in scenic Normandy, with a welcome drink on arrival and breakfast Hanging out in a handsome 18th-century château surrounded by acres of parkland
  • Savouring gourmet cuisine paired with fine wines in the exquisite restaurant
  • Driving 30 minutes to Giverny to see Claude Monet's former home and garden

What To Know

  • The château is set on four acres of parkland, a short stroll from the Seine
  • The signature La Closerie restaurant is housed in the old stables and serves gourmet Norman cuisine using estate-grown herbs and spices
  • The guestrooms are individually decorated
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Overview

A fairy-tale stay in the Seine Valley at an 18th-century château, with charming rooms and gourmet dining

The Lowdown

There’s a stately air about this three-star château, located in Normandy’s Seine Valley. Named for the 17th-century French dramatist Pierre Corneille, who stopped at this former post house during frequent trips to the court of Louis XIV in Paris, the setting is as sublime as it gets. You’ll enjoy four acres of landscaped parkland, and you’re just a few minutes from the banks of the Seine.
While the redbrick exterior wows with stroll-worthy manicured lawns and a fabulous outdoor terrace for summertime dining, the understated yet pretty interiors are the most inspiring. All of the 20 guest rooms (including two suites) are uniquely-styled, with each assuring soothing French décor, tasteful furnishings, and all the creature comforts you’ll need. Modern bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, and cracking views across the grounds wrap things up nicely.
Equally impressive are the dining options, most temping of which is the grand lounge for evening drinks and ample breakfasts piled high with regional goodies. There’s also the signature La Closerie restaurant – a sophisticated spot housed in the old stables that serves gourmet Norman cuisine created solely with locally-sourced ingredients and estate-grown herbs and spices.

How to Get There

Château Corneille
17 rue de l Eglise
Vieux-Villez, France

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 239 Reviews
Beautiful house very bad small rooms
Reviewed 1 month ago

The restaurant belonging to the hotel is outstanding.
The service of the hotel is okay bud the rooms are very small very used and shabby.
The breakfast is acceptable bud there is no possibility for baked eggs.

May review
Reviewed 2 months ago

Rather a tired room in need of refurbishment. Reception cramped. Difficulty checking out, one felt an intrusion. Grounds not as extensive as expected. Dinner average but a poor dessert that had to be returned. Hotel situation rather isolated.

Excelent hotel. Personal service
Reviewed 2 months ago

Stayed for a night recently unexpectedly following a breakdown of my vehicle. What calming surroundings and picture postcard looks.
My room was bright , clean, and the bathroom very good. Great powerful shower. Great outlook over the rear gardens.
Evening meal was very nice, with good wine and prompt service. Breakfast was better than most small French hotels, and in a nice bright room.
Star of the show for me was the lady on reception, Laetitia, who went way beyond any normal expectation to help me arrange onward travel. She arranged everything for me at super short notice, and my onward travel was waiting to collect me at 8.30am the next morning.
Overall a real gem of a hotel, and I look forward to a future (planned) visit.

Charming
Reviewed 2 months ago

Really great value Lovely staff great location. Good bed and very good quality bedding and towels - for a 3 star it’s amazing value. Breakfast was high standard in a lovely room BUT no breakfast before 8.30am which is the latest I’ve heard of in a hotel and I’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels We will definitely return if in the area

Mistakes have been made and very disappointing
Reviewed 2 months ago

We arrived and asked to be checked-in. It was on a Travelbird promotion we were visiting. Apparently we were not the only ones, and my name was already checked in, so our room was given to someone else.
We got no excuse and no explanation. In fact the lady acted like nothing was happening. But was calling in front of our noses with the people she gave the room to, because, now she had to know their names .....
So instead of an apology, we got the smallest miserable room of the establishment. (Nr2)

There was no space to put your luggage our to take a seat. We had the blessing of having not only the crappiest, not too clean room, but it is situated next to the reception. So you can enjoy all the phone calls and conversations. At a pretty early hour in the evening the close shop, literally. The have a very wide iron fence that they close. So the only 2 chairs you can sit in to relax are also gone with a poof.

In the morning you can enjoy the sound of the birds and the iron fence going back up. Also you can hear all the water running next to you. Our when the young lady decides to park her car next to your window of your crappy room, your day is ready to start.

Breakfast is very simple. A bit too simple. You want a toast? You have to ask someone to make the toast, but on the counter ther was a box with faded something, radishes maybe? so you are not to eager to ask anything.

When we did a day visit and arrived around 20.00 I guess, shop was closed, but what about our key? No problem, there was an envelop with a welcome to our hotel standard paper with our key. I was not very happy with this way of working. It also said, you can call number 4/7 or 9, i can't recall. But .... with what phone? We didn't get a phone in our room ...

I can go on for a while, but I think you get the base.
This was a very disappointing experience and we will not return.