4 independent reviews for Puy-de-Dome accommodation in Auvergne

Reviews for Puy-de-Dome accommodation in Auvergne

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review 18 Aug 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Just taking in all the fantastic scenery of the Auvergne around Le Mont Dore, but the highlight was walking to the top of Puy de Sancy (over 1800m high) and back via the the ridges on both sides of the valley

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The area is ideal for walkers or most kinds of outdoor activities. There are lots of waymarked and signposted trails, that range from gentle woodland strolls to full mountain hikes. Le Mont Dore is a small resort town - it was busy in late July but not crowded and there are plenty of places to eat and drink. It also hosts a number of music festivals - the Retro Rock festival was on while we were there, with bands playing for free at a number of cafes and bars around the town.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We travelled independently to the Auvergne and stayed for a week at a friendly bed and breakfast run by Caroline and Matt. They are well integrated with the local community and businesses, and make every effort to reduce environmental impacts in the way they run their business.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We really enjoyed the week in the Auvergne it is very unspoilt and it is an area you can "get away from it all".

review 2 Dec 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The quietness and natural beauty of Mont Dore in November. Caroline and Matt who run the place are very nice people and worth getting to know. With their dog and cat it feels so very homely/cosy (there are only 4 rooms they let out.) I had a small accident while staying there and Caroline went out of her way take me to the doctor and make me feel comfortable.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The operator provides a very good choice foods for breakfast. Unfortunately no other meals. There are many reasonably priced restaurants close by but dinner when the weather is bad can be difficult. However they allow you to use their microwave to heat up. The super market close by provides a large variety of TV dinners which are more than adequate.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Can't give a proper answer but I guess the town benefitted from us like they would benefit from any tourist. We walked everywhere which meant we did not burn any fossil fuels which would have had a very small impact on the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very relaxing and enjoyable.

review 26 Aug 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The warm welcome and the charming town.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Really east driving route from UK, ideal accommodation choice for couples or Families.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

As an out-of season ski resort, it was surprisingly busy. Local traders were not short of passing business and the surroundings were so beautiful they could be enjoyed simply.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Our three teenage children claimed it was the best holiday we've had in years...that's high praise indeed! Relaxed, easy to find something to enjoy in stunning surroundings, with a friendly, quality service offered by attentive hosts - thank you Matt & Caroline!

review 31 Dec 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Snow arrived as we did. Brilliant hosts and comfortable accommodation.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Cross country ski areas were low on slow (but this was very early in the season). Difficult to get to alternative areas by public transport.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes. Hosts were environmentally conscious and supported local businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great! A lovely place to go.

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