Le Relais d’Auvergne, Saint Gervais d’Auvergne

The location

Actually quite remote, but this will ensure a scenic drive to and from the motorway and should be an ideal starting point for bracing walks in the very green countryside.

We arrived late but were treated to a warm welcome, despite having booked with a gift voucher.

The room

Very quiet at night; such a shame there is not a proper duvet to brave the cool nights. Spacious shower with sufficient pressure and soft water, although the bathroom and toilet are only separated from the main room by a curtain. Wifi is free and easy to set up.

The evening meal

A very nice welcome again. I, however, found the food to be fairly ordinary, although this was decent comfort food. I would also recommend sticking to the local wines, which are quite inexpensive.

The breakfast

A decent French breakfast, although proper juice, fresh fruits and cooked options would be a nice addition.

The price

We only had to pay for our wine, but the website tells me a room with half-board for two should cost about 120 euros. Not bad, although chains like Novotel or Mercure might offer a better deal at this price (more of which in October), without the added authenticity we got. Sometimes this sensation of stepping back in time to a France that no longer exists (and probably never did) is quite welcome.

  • Route de Châteauneuf les Bains 63390 Saint Gervais d’Auvergne France
  • +33 4.73.85.70.10
  • www.relais-auvergne.com
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