Château de la Motte Fénelon

Cambrai, France

Château de la Motte Fénelon was designed in 1850 by the famous Parisian architect Jacques Ignace Hittorff. It was built for Alphonse Brabant de Leau (1818-1881) and called first Château de Morenchies according the former commune near Cambrai. In 1962 it was bought by the Maison Familiale group. The castle was renamed in 1975 after its new owner families.

During the both World Wars the château was occupied by German troops and damaged. Today it is restored as a hotel.



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Founded: 1850
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Tony Le Riche (2 years ago)
The Chateau is conveniently located within a good walk to the Town Centre and easy to drive to. The restaurant is good but the wine was quite expensive
Leslie-Ann Davis (2 years ago)
Very good and extremely comfortable. Excellent assistance from all of the staff. Nothing to find fault with. A happy stay.
John McClane (2 years ago)
A hotel hidden away in Cambrai. The breakfast was ok, but it’s not included in the price for the room. I stayed in the ”Orangerine” part of the hotel. The room didn’t have any AC, but a floor fan. The main building is very nice and fulfills the ”Chateau” expectations, both inside and outside.
Olaf Arlt (2 years ago)
Great beds. Especially the option to book extra-large beds are a rare option in hotels that I highly appreciate being a tall person. The Chateau is situated in a huge park, making the surroundings totally quiet. You have the choice to stay in the Chateau itself or - a little cheaper - in the Orangerie, which is located only a few meters to the left of the main entrance. The Prestige Rooms are really large and all rooms very nicely equipped. Another bonus is the great restaurant in the cellar of the Chateau. A bit on the expensive side (you can easily pay the same amount for two people dining as you have to pay for the room), but totally worth it. The waiters there were very friendly and helpful. If you bring a dog, you need to stay in the L'Orangerie, because they are not allowed in the Chateau. When we sat without our dog in the restaurant, which is located in the cellar of the Chateau, we were a bit surprised to see another guest walk in and sit down at a table with his dog unchallenged. So the rules seem to be a bit fuzzy. The only thing I missed is a terrace to sit outside and maybe some place with deck chairs to enjoy the lovely garden on warm days. So if you want to stay there a night to rest before you continue driving to the coast, this place is perfect. If you want to stay there for several days to relax, I wouldn't be so sure, what to do there exactly.
Cristina Sala Camps (3 years ago)
Nice staff, excellent service, very clean. Romantic and glamourus-decadence ambiance. Large outdoors to enjoy. We spent a couple of night with the whole family and we all enjoyed it very much.
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