Value for money
Reviewed 30 September, 2019
Stayed one night in (near) this unusual building in the Alps, We were in the annex, a spacious studio with balcony lovely views.. We eat dinner at the castle, food was nice, local specialities on offer.. just sorry we couldn't stay longer.
Reviewed 10 September, 2019
We spent one night in the Chateau itself, while our friends were supposed to be in the chateau but when they got to their rooms, the rooms had not been cleaned. They were moved to one of the newer rooms. While the chateau rooms are very large, they are old and in desperate need of an upgrade. The bed is soft in the middle, the furniture is worn and the stained glass windows are missing panes (sometimes covered in tape, sometimes not). While the place is truly unique, I’m not sure I can recommend it.
Family winter weekend away
Reviewed 24 January, 2017
We found the accommodation very good for the price as we booked in for two nights stay , the apartment/room had a fitted kitchenette which was perfect for making tea|coffee and storing food in fridge, the room was cosy & warm & they supplied a travel cot for our son, the views from the mountains were spectacular, we had a continental breakfast which was standard, we had dinner in the castle on the Saturday night, the food was delicious it was cooked to perfection& the waiter was very nice warm & welcoming, spoke perfect English
the weirdest place I´ve been to
Reviewed 27 August, 2014
Firstly, the reception was closed when we arrived at 6 pm. Not a nice thing when you have been on the bike for 10 h and the only thing you are dreaming about is cold beer and hot shower.
Secondly, when we finally got the keys we were disappointed again as we expected to stay in the castle (that´s why we booked it!). We got dark, depressing studios with no view in the concrete ugly buildings instead. No elevators - you have to carry all the luggage yourself on the stairs. Bed was very uncomfortable, squeezed between a wall and a wardrobe and not smelling fresh. The lock in our room was damaged so we couldn´t lock the room. The room and the bathroom were not cleaned properly.
Thirdly, over the phone we were assured we´d have dinner reservation in the hotel restaurant. Well, the "restaurant" is an open terrace covered with a worn-out plastic roof, with a few small plastic round tables. I can´t imagine how 10 people were supposed to sit there together. It was raining and the temperature was around 12 degrees. Not a chance to enjoy dinner. AND they said they don´t even have any reservation. We went to Barcelonnette (10 km away) for dinner but because we didn´t have a reservation we had to wait until 9:30 pm to get the table.
The hotel has a restaurant room with normal tables that is used for breakfast but when we asked if we could eat there they said it´s a different owner and it´s closed in the evenings - extremely weird.
The hotel has an indoor swimming pool that you can smell from 2 floors above, it didn´d feel inviting.
And lastly, there is something called The Shiva Club on the ground floor of the castle. We actually thought that would be our restaurant but it wasn´t. There were only men guests coming out of it, very drunk and very loud, and that definitely didn´t help us to have a good night sleep!
All in all - a big mistake. Have I know I would have booked something nice in Barcelonnette which is a very romantic town and I´m sure I would find something decent there.
Large room - otherwise disappointing ...
Reviewed 16 August, 2014
We were looking forward to our one night stay at Chateau Magnans - we had booked based on Tripadvisor reviews - and were seldom disappointed.
Chateau Magnans was - unfortunately - different:
- Easy parking
- Friendly reception
- Rooms are large
Not so good:
- Furniture old, worn out and - partly - defect (sofabed in our case)
- Narrow bed and only one set of linen
- No view
- Remote location (we knew that before, but expected compensating qualities)
- Public areas (at least in the old castle, where our room was located) are dark and run down
Rates far too high for area, location and accomodation.
Next time we would book in - nearby - Barcelonette (nice small town with restaurants and shops).