Chateau de Moulin le Comte

Aire-sur-la-Lys, France

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Founded: 1850
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Bernard Waples (14 months ago)
Good measures in place for Covid protection. Had a great room that could not be faulted. Breakfast was only cold choice and basic. This really is a B&B. If you want an evening meal you have to book in advance or you get nothing. 'Booking.com' did make it look like a hotel, in my opinion, which it is not. However, for the cost and the fact we had to book very quickly as Belgium had just been placed on the Red list for quarantine it worked out just fine. Certainly did not compensate for a stay in Bruges but it was what it was and we were thankful we managed to get somewhere at short notice. Worth a stay.
Bernard Waples (14 months ago)
Good measures in place for Covid protection. Had a great room that could not be faulted. Breakfast was only cold choice and basic. This really is a B&B. If you want an evening meal you have to book in advance or you get nothing. 'Booking.com' did make it look like a hotel, in my opinion, which it is not. However, for the cost and the fact we had to book very quickly as Belgium had just been placed on the Red list for quarantine it worked out just fine. Certainly did not compensate for a stay in Bruges but it was what it was and we were thankful we managed to get somewhere at short notice. Worth a stay.
Robert Lennox (20 months ago)
Have now stayed here on three separate occasions and have been delighted each time by the warm welcome, excellent accommodation and outstanding food. This Chateau is a little gem of tranquility not to be missed. Nothing appears to be too much trouble for Francis and Cedric for which we are truly grateful. Looking forward to returning this year.
Robert Lennox (20 months ago)
Have now stayed here on three separate occasions and have been delighted each time by the warm welcome, excellent accommodation and outstanding food. This Chateau is a little gem of tranquility not to be missed. Nothing appears to be too much trouble for Francis and Cedric for which we are truly grateful. Looking forward to returning this year.
Isolde Clarke (21 months ago)
Spent 2 nights at this lovely chateau only 1 hour from Calais. Rooms really spacious and comfortable. Beds really cosy and fantastic heating system. Very quiet and slept well. Fantastic breakfast and very plentiful. Our dog was made very welcome and allowed in dining room. Spent a fantastic day on the sandy beach at St Cecile. Walked for miles. Perfect place for short break.and if you are looking for something different and a memory.
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