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Very good
27 reviews
Front of the chateau
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
The pool, as seen from the top floor
outdoor dining (more tables and chairs available)
plenty of space, all secure
large grounds
Entrance hall
delightful farmhouse kitchen
dining area
twin bedroom
library
there is 1 bathroom and 3 shower rooms, 5 WCs
Top floor bedroom
chill area on the top floor
part of a bedroom
twin room with antique beds
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Chateau -
8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Saint-Just-Luzac, Marennes, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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steve p
Radlett, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“great place to enjoy the company of a larger group of friends and/or family.”
Reviewed 5 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We much enjoyed our weeks stay at Chateau Rochebonne, the property has all the quirkyness and history you expect to find in a property that is 160 years old, yet is big enough to loose yourself in a quiet corner when you need a break from the crowd. We cooked in the country kitchen most nights, eating together in front of a log fire in the kitchen's open fire place. We'd follow dinner with quiz nights and games (just like we do over the Christmas holiday period), It was really good friend and family time, much enjoyed by all.

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Liked best: Great venue for enjoying time with family and friends
Liked least: not much in terms of bars and restaurants within walking distance
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
5 Nov 2015
Thank you for this nice review. I am glad you had a good time.
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RobCski
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dirty, and disappointing”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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This property is badly in need of renovation and updating. Everything about it is tired, dilapidated and in need of serious money. It is situated on a busy road so it is not a peaceful place. The rooms are large and well proportioned but everything else is below current day standards. When we arrived all the rooms on the 2 upper floors (bedrooms and bathrooms) were covered with dead flies - why had they not been hoovered up in readiness for our arrival? The carpets were threadbare and badly fitted. Towels, for which we paid extra (!) were small, worn out, and hard. There were cheap and nasty chiffon type curtains on both sides of the glass panels on the bathroom doors which looked and felt dirty. The showers were old and inadequate and toilet seats in need of repair and refitting. In the middle of October we needed the central heating as it was cold in the evenings and at night. We were assured it was on and not to touch the controls (there were notices everywhere all containing the words "do not"). After 2 nights of cold we investigated further and found the boiler was not on and no obvious way of turning it on. Eventually we found a concealed wooden panel behind which was the electric supply for the boiler - it was disconnected! The owners give the impression that they do not want to spend any money (they even said that they would check the electricity meter half-way through our stay to make sure we were not using too much!!!) We had to pay extra for towels and bedding, logs, & cleaning, even though it was not clean for our arrival.
The kitchen is totally inadequate for a property of this capacity having just a corner L-shape set of units and very little work surface. There is a useful larder with 2 fridges, both old of course, - one of which the freezer section didn't work and the fridge section was too cold!
The large sitting room and dining room had a laminate wood flooring - not at all in keeping with the property. There was seating for 8 people maximum in very uncomfortable chairs, and the fireplace in the sitting room was boarded up.
The best part of the property was the open fireplace at the end of the kitchen and the large kitchen table. As it was so cold in the other rooms we spent most of our evenings in there.
The swimming pool was cold, and the decking around it old and dangerous with protruding boards. The water had not been skimmed and had leaves in it (admittedly it was autumn).
Needless to say none of our party of 10 adults would ever return.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
1 Nov 2015
So much of this review is simply untrue and you are pretending to be the person who booked. You seem really unpleasant. Regardless of anything, step one in a rental, when something is amiss, is to report it to one of the several contact numbers provided rather than wait till your holiday was over (if you were actually there!) and then moan about it. When you consider that I donated the rent of this week to the charity of "your" choice, I find it extraordinary that you behave in this way. Please never contact us again.
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Vogon1
Bramley
2 reviews
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“A special place for a special occasion”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Having spent two weeks in this charming location with extended family and friends for my daughters wedding I don't think we could have found a better place to stay. With all the style and charm it is everything you would expect from an old French property with the added benefit of a large number of bathrooms to support the 8 bedrooms. The grounds are large enough to provide space and it has a large "real" pool you can actually swim in. The BBQ is also large enough to provide for extended groups while the good quality Wi-Fi provides a modern counterpoint to the period furniture and collectibles.
Searching hard for areas of improvement I would like stronger light in the kitchen and more plug sockets.
The village of St Just is quiet (a positive) but you have all the convenience (supermarkets, bars, restaurants) of Marennes just 5 minutes away. If you like fresh sea-food this is the place for you.
We will be back.

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Liked best: Space; inside and out especially the large pool.
Liked least: Limited plug sockets
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2015
We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the property and thank you very much indeed for your nice comments. So appreciated.
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esm2015
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great location for an alternative christmas”
Reviewed 6 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed in the chateau with a few friends over the christmas week and had a super time. From the moment we walked in, we knew we would be able to relax and spend time catching up with each other. Although in darkest deepest winter ( almost) it was cosy to sit around the kitchen table with the fire blazing after long walks on the beech. A perfect place to unwind and create happy festive memories. Thank you!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jan 2015
Thank you for this very nice review, Emma. Appreciated. Hope to see you again some time.
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Jason J
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply Fantastic”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed at Chateau de Rochebonne in October as a group of three families with Children, and all agreed that it was simply the best holiday we have had. The Chateau is stunning on arrival, and internally has a brilliant mix of historic architecture and artefacts, and warm and inviting rooms. Mornings and evenings were hugely enjoyable spent around the large kitchen table in front of the fire, or relaxing in the large and comfortable sitting room, whilst the children not only enjoyed exploring the Chateau, but playing in the games room and the large open gardens. There was a long list of things to do in the local area, with great beaches, attractions for the children such as the Aquarium (which was amazing) and the Chateau of Enigmas, and castles, wineries, and fine dining for the adults. The local area has a great mix of rural and costal charm and we thoroughly loved the Chateau and the area. A must stay for all, but a fantastic location for Families.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Dec 2014
This is such a lovely review, and I am delighted you liked the property and the area so much. I was sad not to meet you (we were in India at that time - I have to say I prefer France!!) but would love to see you if there is a next time ! Happy New Year.
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