Château de Chailly
What We Love
- A 16th-century château in the French countryside, with breakfast and a golf option The hotel’s majestic 16th-century architecture and landscaped gardens
- Opting to add a round at the scenic golf course to your stay
- The enchanting château and beautiful villages of Burgundy
What To Know
- If golfing isn't your thing, you can always head to nearby Morvan National Park for hiking or take a walk along the Burgundy Canal
- Hot air balloon rides over Burgundy can be arranged through the chateau
- Free WiFi is extremely spotty
The 16th-century Château de Chailly sits in beautiful landscaped gardens in the heart of Burgundy’s wine country. With its own undulating 18-hole golf course, heated outdoor pool, Hammam and Jacuzzi, this authentic Renaissance fortress offers everything you could need to unwind. Charming guest rooms offer smart, modern en suite bathrooms and look out onto manicured lawns and the surrounding Burgundy countryside.
The cultural jewels of Burgundy are all within easy reach by car, from Dijon’s resplendent Musée des Beaux Arts, which houses the ornate tombs of the duchy’s formidable rulers, to the majestic châteaux of Tanly, with its moat and fairytale turrets. If you’d prefer to sample Burgundy’s more natural pursuits, the Morvan Regional Natural Park is just a 10-minute drive away and offers white water rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing and a host of other activities, all in the beautiful scenery of its protected flora and fauna.
How to Get There
When in Burgundy, chateaus are the way to stay. And staying off season like fall can give you bargain rates. This is a beautiful property in a perfect setting. Clean and attentive staff. And if you like golf (we don’t), this might be your place. But the property is a little too large to create intimate settings to meet other travelers. We felt isolated from everyone else and I sense other travelers felt the same way. That’s a shame since we came from another chateau where we stayed in Champagne and it was the perfect size and lots of spaces — inside and out — to chat with fellow travelers. And it’s the people who we meet along the way who make travel fun!
Btw the property’s internet wifi is too slow to use. And don’t think about grabbing a bite in the adjoining town since it’s pretty much closed 24/7
We had an absolutely amazing experience. The pre-booking communication from the hotel ensured a seamless arrival and early bookings for several activities. The reception staff were very warm and welcoming , fluent in English and other languages and gladly assisted with phone calls to change some arrangements. The wine tasting at a local winery was superb… but the highlight was a chef’s cooking class! The Head Chef, Jean Alain was wonderful…so warm and genuinely interested in teaching some culinary skills. An absolute rock-star! And the class’ English translator Marco, (himself a chef) who was arranged especially for us was superb… again, very warm and very knowledgeable! The restaurant and the Bistro were different experiences and equally enjoyable. Overall, the castle’s magnificent rooms and setting were complemented by exceptional staff!
Had the room package that included dinner and breakfast. Dinner was very good. The base room is still luxurious, big - bed is super king size. Has all the amenities you would expect - all top level. The golf course is not top class though. Very scrubby fairways with excellent greens - not fairway turf. They have had some very hot weather - so could have contributed to the condition.