Château de Saulon
What We Love
- A 17th-century Burgundy château near Dijon, with breakfast and your choice of extrasStaying just over seven miles from Dijon, Burgundy’s culture-rich capital
- The gastro restaurant that serves exquisite regional cuisine paired with fine wines
- Relaxing on sun loungers by the lovely outdoor pool on ridiculously balmy days
What To Know
- Free WiFi works well
- There are no tea or coffee making facilities in the guestrooms
- Complimentary onsite parking
For gourmands and wine-lovers who fancy the idea of glamming it up in a 17th-century Burgundy château set in a 66-acre park, Château de Saulon is a cool pick. Most fabulous, though, is the location. You’ll be just over seven miles from Dijon – one of France’s most appealing cities famed for its medieval and Renaissance buildings. And, of course, mustard.
While the exterior wows with a gorgeous outdoor pool, private fishing lake and beautiful gardens, the interiors are striking. Individually designed guest rooms – set either in the château or newer pavilion – assure simple but tasteful décor. It’s all rather splendid on the food front too. With a menu that hinges on classic Burgundy cuisine, the flagship restaurant offers two dining spaces: indoors under the ancient beams or outdoors on the garden-facing terrace.
There’s also an all-day bar that’s perfect for sinking a few bottles of ‘Burgundies’ – most famously Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. You’ll also visit Château de Pommard’s wine cellar, one of Burgundy’s most prestigious estates that’s most celebrated for its Grand Vin du Château Pommard.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a stop over on our way back from the U.K. to our home in the Alps, the hotel was amazing most of the staff were great, the only problem we had was the hotel had a large group of classic car enthusiasts, so the hotel was very busy, we were given room 1 which was right by the lounge and breakfast area, we were woken at 12am with the guests chatting, then at 4am we were woken again by the staff setting up for breakfast, but when on checking out we got a lovely girl who obviously had been told of our complaint and she was very very professional about it and they did offer us a refund, which I thought was appropriate considering we didn’t sleep. I would definitely stay again just not in rooms 1 or 2, also the restaurant was amazing and well worth a visit,beautiful food, great staff.
We stayed there for one night on our way home. It’s easy to find, set in a lovely garden and there’s a big safe car park (perfect when back from holidays and the car is full of stuff).
Big terrace to have a drink before dinner. The place is tastefully furnished and decorated. A very old fashion French theme.
On the other side, the rooms are quite small (for the price), the double bed on the small side too. As for the pillows, they were the cheapest nasty ones from Ikea (I checked the label). Here again not what you expected for the standard announced...
Expensive but extensive buffet breakfast set in the conservatory overlooking the garden and the car park.
The staff also lack of training...especially when the fire alarm wakes up every body in the middle of the night. Probably someone smoking in the room... Anyway... We all got out of our rooms, some gathered in the lobby but we didn’t see any member of staff to tell us what it was, to check that all the guests vacated their rooms, or simply reassure us when the alarm went off... Imagine if it was a real fire...
We spent a wonderful weekend at the Chateau. It is beautiful, quiet and very relaxing. The staff is terrific. We needed a last minute gift on Friday evening and they managed in 3 minutes to arrange something for us, all with a smile and natural friendliness which totally impressed us. They really care and arranged everything we could ask for. The breakfast is very nice too. We had a very good dinner at the hotel's restaurant on Saturday night. The location is perfect also for a morning run. All in all a wonderful stay and we will certainly return.