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Auberge Du Pere Bise
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This review is from someone who has stayed at Père Bise regularly over the last 29 years. It is difficult to assign a rating because in some respects, it is worth of a "5" rating and in others a "3" or less.

What follows in a lengthy description of our recent experience. If you've never been to Talloires and the Lake Annecy area, it's probably worth a visit but I doubt that you'll be going back to Père Bise year after year and sometimes more than once in a year as we have done. Still, as the new owners gain experience and if they need to attract customers who aren't rich and famous, I would hope that things will change and for the better..

After many successful years, the ownership and management of Père Bise has changed. The beauty and appeal of the location is the same and the new ownership has spent a fortune on a number of very positive renovations and changes including a redone bar and area where breakfast is served and an elevator in the main building which now makes some rooms accessible to those who cannot climb stairs..

One initial concern is the draconian cancellation policy. You are asked to make a 30% deposit, which itself is not an issue but should you need to cancel, there is no way to insure you get a refund but only a credit to be used for a future reservation although I suspect they would issue a credit in case of death or critical illness.

The next concern is the pricing in a non-peak period which has gone up although it was never inexpensive. Our room still had a missing medallion from the top of the faucet exposing an ugly screw that had been missing for several years and one of the lights in the ceiling was burned out. I believe the room where we stayed will be redone this winter in line with the rooms already rebuilt in the main building but despite the complimentary drinks in the minibar, I felt as though we were paying too much.

Finally, there is the matter of the food. They have added a moderately priced Bistro that served quite good food but was extremely noisy when crowded. Also breakfast is now a very nice buffet year round compared to being a summer-only offering previously.

Unfortunately, the "gourmet" restaurant was a disappointment. There is a fixed price multi-course meal for €200 or 160 if you omit two of the courses. The menu did not appeal to us -- either things we don't eat or what seemed to be unduly complicated preparations. A less expensive menu is not available for dinner on Saturday. We turned to the à la carte menu and found there were no relatively simple first courses that appealed to us such as foie graa or a non-complicated fish dish so we skipped a first course and ordered lamb at a cost of €82 (the same price for other main courses). There was nothing wrong with the lamb other than the value for the price but the preparation included nuts, which added nothing to it and it was otherwise no different that what we prepare for ourselves. It came with a tiny side dish of what I believe was a vegetable of some kind but while it tasted ok, its appearance was not particularly appetizing. The cheese selection was excellent but the dessert and post dessert offering were not distinguished. Overall, it's my believe that the chef (and others in France and other countries) is trying too hard to be super creative. We've eaten in many two and three star Michelin establishments that were excellent and that we feel provided better value.

If you are staying more than one night, you'll probably not want to eat in the "gourmet" restaurant more than once because of the cost and limited choice and you might find the noise level in the Bistro uncomfortable. There are other good restaurants in the general Annecy area but you'll have to drive to them.

If we choose to return at some point next year, I'll post an updated review.

Room Tip: Until the secondary building is redone, you'll get better value in the main building where there are rooms that have been redone
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank bberkov
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The welcome was outstanding, and the room was delightful with loads of space, very comfortable beds, lovely big bathroom, everything beautifully thought through. My only (minor) niggle would be the products in the bathroom - I might have hoped for something a bit more interesting than standard Relais and Chateaux Hermes.

Room Tip: Go for the corners with a lake view
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Alysli
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I would not recommend staying. We stayed in the suite overlooking the lake, with a sizeable balcony. This is one of those hotels where no one thing was unacceptable, but nothing very much was right, and there is nothing delightful. Given the amazing geographical position of the hotel, and the full 5* global luxury price, this is a real let-down. It was like staying in a well-cleaned and heavily-staffed 4* on-the-road business hotel.
The room lacked some basic amenities, and the service was slightly off.
Particularly disappointing that they couldn't prioritise a restaurant booking for us on either of our two nights there (we booked at short notice), given we were staying at the hotel. More surprising was the very disorganised breakfast buffet and service - getting any coffee took several asks, and oddly soggy poached eggs with vinegar remaining the overwhelming flavour: this is unexpected given the Michelin 3* status of the restaurant. Likewise, the mixology was poor, so that great moment on the terrace overlooking the lake didn't quite work.
Sad to see such a wasted opportunity.

Room Tip: If you 'have' to stay, perhaps stick to the most basic room - the suite is nothing special.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark_Brand
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Please don't go to this temple of leisure and a 2* restaurant gastronomique if you are looking at how much everything costs because you count your centimes. This Auberge is the perfect mix of casual luxurious daytime resort living on the grandest scale and two restaurants, one of which is one of the top destinations in France for a meal atomique with the view over Lac Annecy and Les Alpes. It is a special experience always to be remembered. Thus...come here when you want to enjoy the finest that life has to offer while at a hotel that's one purpose is to spoil you. I will write my reviews of the 2* restaurant and the bistro in other reviews but for now, let us talk of Auberge du Pere Bise ....the Relais and Chateau. In on word...one of the most luxurious yet calm and relaxed stay ever in France. First, I am an American who works in the South of France 5/6 times a year (au midi) and literally traverse areas where I am the only one who speaks English so my French...while not having the perfect accent, is fluent. But this was France en vacances after work was finished in Provence..so I know France very well. This hotel is the first R&C where I not only felt I was receiving the special luxe of a top rate hotel...but the staff's wonderful interactions with the guests were amazing and warm. Just the perfect blend. If you were down sunning in front of the lake, swimming in the glorious lake Annecy where the water felt like you were swimming in Badoit or taking a tea service in your bathrobe as you overlooked the magnifient Alps and the lake, the staff made you feel taken care of with a smile and a joke and yet ...such professionalism. So many activities for those who felt active. Kayak, jet-skis, swimming, hiking, biking and the spa...all available at this 5* resort. Our superior room was just lovely and so clean you could look in every corner and it shined. The bathroom was super modern and super luxe
and the amenities of Hermes didn't go unnoticed. The mix of Savoie antiques with modern top notch touches gave the room a warm and cozy yet chic style. We could look out at the lake from our bed and we had a small balcony over the whole area. (Next time we will get a deluxe with a giant balcony Donnant sur la vue) facing the lake . I liked that we could get entertainment channels besides CNN ( who wants to find out what Trump has been up to while on vacation...anyway). The breakfast was amazing with typical savoyard cheeses and cakes as well as all the standard choices you would expect in a hotel of this caliber. Fresh OJ, Granola and jam made locally, eggs and home made breads and patisseries...well I could go on and on. The dinner is just the Piece de Resistance. Truly a magical place where they've managed to give you superb service while giving you a smile as you come out of the lake in your bathing suit as two men in hermes suits are taking drinks 10 feet from you.... What more could you want? Heaven...Ca m'a fait grand plaisir de passer quelques jours ici

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank LeTerrible
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Perebise, Responsable Réseaux Sociaux at Auberge Du Pere Bise, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi,

Thank you very much for your funny and tasty comment.

It was a real pleasure to welcome you.

Rendez-vous very soon for a new experience in front of the lake,

Best regards,
L’Auberge du Père Bise - Jean Sulpice

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Quite simply a spectacular location on the very edge of Lake Annecy, our double room €299 was located in an annex on the 2nd floor, small and quirkey but OK for one night. The Restaurant has wonderful views of the lake but expensive and disappointing food, the starter €45 (Oeuf de Caille Carte) the flavours of Quail Eggs and Smoked Fish was totally dominated by the Aspic, the main course €78 (Agneau Pistache Carte) was presented in a Le Creuset Pot cooked on Hay, sadly when it was served the flavour of the lamb was ruined by the lingering taste of burnt Hay. If the chef concentrated on the flavours of the food rather than the number of flower petals then it might be worth the money.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank l4wsr
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