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Chateau du Sureau
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Enchanting & Luxurious Getaway
User: AASB_Review from:
Published Date: Feb, 22, 2020
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
I was so excited to find a Relais & Chateaux in California, especially with a spa and a fine-dining restaurant so close to beautiful national parks. My boyfriend and I spent a magical weekend thanks to the beyond lovely staff at Chateau du Sureau. It felt like we were transported to France - the room was beautiful with fireplace, balcony, cozy bed, luxurious bath/shower. Every night we came into the room there were sweets and a nice note on the bed. Every morning there were cookies at the hotel foyer plus fresh fruit. The staff was all so enchanting, welcoming, kind. The breakfast every morning was superb. I definitely recommend this getaway - make sure to have dinner next door and a moment at the spa.
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Charming and unique
User: DarinandClaire from: Worcestershire
Published Date: Feb, 12, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
The Chateau is a truly charming and unique oasis that's very convenient for anyone who wants to stay in a high level hotel while visiting Yosemite for a few days. On arrival we received a warm and friendly greeting from the staff who very quickly and efficiently moved our cases into our rooms and got us settled into our lovely rooms. The room my wife and I stayed in (Sweet Geranium) was beautifully turned out, although my wife did feel a little uncomfortable with the large windows that looked directly out onto footpaths just outside our room so she insisted on closing all curtains and blinds when dressing and in the evening. We were on the ground floor, so presumably this wouldn't have been an issue for her on the next floor up. The restaurant food quality was exquisite, and the prices reflected this. We actually enjoyed the bistro food in the bar area every bit as much, and found the atmosphere there extremely cosy and friendly. The town of Oakhurst has a certain blue collar rural American charm to it too, but outside of the Chateau we couldn't find anywhere else nearby that offered a similar fine dining experience. All in all we would highly recommend spending a few days here.
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Excellent Small Hotel
User: jscottjoplin from: Scottsdale, Arizona
Published Date: Jan, 9, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Chateau du Sureau in December. I agree with all of the five star reviews that this hotel has received and will not repeat a lot of the details that you can find in those reviews. All I can say is that the hotel was absolutely wonderful. If you like the old style elegance of the great European hotels, you will love the Chateau du Sureau. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, the service was superb. And, the room was terrific. We had a fireplace and a balcony, along with a 4 poster bed. The towels, bedding, bathroom products, etc. were all perfect. Two examples of the old line European flavor of the hotel. There is no coffee machine in the room. That is because you simply call down for coffee and it is delivered on a silver tray! Ditto afternoon tea. And, there is no additional charge. One other thing is that the rooms have real keys, not plastic cards. When you go out, you leave your room key at the desk and your room will be made up while you are out. That way, housekeeping never disturbs you. This is truly a destination property.
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Perfection!
User: Faith Backus L from:
Published Date: Jan, 7, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Chateau Sureau is absolutely perfect. It is beautiful. The rooms are appointed with every convenience you can think of. Fresh cookies and wine. Lovely toiletries. Beautiful decor. Candles and bath salts for the jacuzzi bathtub. Makeup mirror. Decadently soft linens. Chocolates, linen floor cover and slippers by the bed as a turndown service. And a small savory snack is served in your room in the late afternoon. The breakfast is superb. Delicious coffee, perfectly ripe fruit, homemade melt-in-your-mouth croissants, and serval choices of a main dish. And the outdoor patio is lovely and serene in the morning. The service is also impeccable. Every need is anticipated and delivered with a smile. They are so friendly and welcoming. The spa is also one of a kind. It is so elegant with its Art Deco decor and color scheme. The treatments are excellent, and all begin with a footbath and homemade small goodie. Afterwards you are invited to relax with homemade ice tea and another little bite of deliciousness. The adjacent restaurant, Erna’s Elderberry, is one of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure to eat at. The food is sublime in both presentation and flavor. But that’s in a different review. To sum up, this place is worth every penny. It’s everything a hotel should be at this price point, and more.
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Lovely hotel
User: 135DavidT from: Houston, Texas
Published Date: Jan, 1, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We stayed 2 nights at this lovely hotel in early December and enjoyed dinner both nights at the adjacent restaurant. The hotel and restaurant are up to Relais et Chateaux standards. The room was large and comfortable and we used the fireplace both nights. The staff is very professional and helpful. We used this as our base for day visits to Yosemite. It’s over an hour drive to the park but you go can go a couple of different ways and the drive is scenic. Neither the hotel, restaurant nor Yosemite were crowded in early December and that was a plus as far as we were concerned.
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