Close Close
Relais & Châteaux is a world in and of itself, unlike any other. A warm, welcoming, gourmet affair awaits where outstanding quality is coupled with each individual property's passion for their own region and its terroir.
Fermer fermer
The art of giving Relais & Châteaux with our CRÉATION Gift vouchers and Gift boxes. If you want to spend a magical evening in stunning surroundings in absolute tranquility or enjoy a gourmet dinner at a restaurant of one of our Grands Chefs, there are more than 300 Relais & Châteaux properties awaiting the lucky receipients of this gift, to offer them a truly memorable experience.
Close Close
Relais & Châteaux offers you a veritable world tour. Whatever the occasion, however long you stay, each of our hotels will offer you the very best of its culture and region.
 
 
Close Close
When you experience Relais & Châteaux, you experience a whole array of sensations. Each of our properties offers the opportunity to enjoy an unparalleled range of sensory experiences, where the beauty of a particular place, the warmth of the hospitality and the quality of the cuisine are in perfect harmony. Scents and tastes, landscapes and colours make every stay a rare and intense experience.
Close Close
Discover the excellent cuisine served in our properties: traditional or contemporary, it never fails to be wonderfully creative. This creativity is recognised throughout the world, as our Grands Chefs are considered to be the pinnacle of fine dining.

Press Room

Press Room

Book Your Hotel

Check availability online for a night or a stay

Check-in date


Central reservation office (United States)

1 800 735 2478

Calling from another country ? Click here

International Guide 2005

3 new properties in France: Deux Abbesses (Haute-Loire), Château de Mirambeau (Charente-Maritime) and Fort de l’Océan (Loire-Atlantique).

One new country: Poland, with the entry to the Association of Copernicus Hotel, in Cracow.

2 hotels in the Netherlands: Savelberg (Den Haag) and De Nederlanden (between Amsterdam and Utrecht).

Palais Coburg, in Vienna, for Austria, Whatley Manor (Cotswold), for the United Kingdom.

2 hotels in Italy: Relais San Maurizio (close to Alba) and Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel (Dolomites).

In Spain: Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Mallorca.

2 new hotels in Morocco: Ksar Char-Bagh (Marrakesh Palmeraie) and Dar Ahlam (Ouarzazate).

And for the Relais Gourmand label, 5 restaurants join the Association: Mosconi (Luxembourg), Restaurante Atrio (Caceres - Spain), Restaurante Santceloni (Madrid - Spain), Spondi (Athens - Greece) and Restaurant Jean-Paul Bondoux (Argentina).

PDF - 13.6 kb
International Guide 2005

Atrio Restaurante Hotel - Spain, Cáceres
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant and hotel in town
Located inside the walled town of Cáceres with its extraordinary Almohad, Gothic, Renaissance and colonial buildings, Atrio boasts sublime architecture by Emilio Tuñón Álvarez and Luis Moreno Mansilla, masters of modern design. In the heart of the old stone buildings of this medieval town, Chefs José Polo and Toño Pérez prepare cuisine with unique, authentic flavours in a heavenly, extremely contemporary setting. Truffles, pasta and mushrooms, razor clams with cured Iberian ham, pig’s trotters, oyster and other gourmet creations are in complete harmony with the splendid building. ...Read more

 

Restaurant Jean-Paul Bondoux - Argentina, Buenos Aires
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant in town
Located in one of the chicest parts of the Argentine capital, this contemporary restaurant with a minimalist design has become an absolute must for gourmets. “Porteños” (the inhabitants of Buenos Aires) and expatriates alike flock here to savor elegant classical French dishes like noisette of venison and mousseline of vanilla-flavored sweet potatoes, or pheasant cooked two ways with Beaumes de Venise Muscat wine. You can also enjoy the spectacular troley services and carving at the table that offer the restaurant. All of this is to be savored with the greatest wines from Argentina as well as the Chef’s native region of Burgundy. ...Read more

 

Ksar Char-Bagh - Morocco, Marrakech
Hotel and restaurant in a park
The intoxicating fragrance of the herb garden and fig and olive orchards wafts through the air of the magical Ksar Char-Bagh, a Moorish palace nestling in the palm grove of Marrakech, just ten minutes from the Medina. The gentle rushing of the water irrigating the gardens reaches your harim, a small private suite overlooking a terrace or a private garden. Guests may eat their meals where the fancy takes them: the French chef uses vegetables from the palace cottage garden. A huge red marble hammam, strolls in the gardens, orchard or around the farm, and a cigar cellar, smoking lounge and library bar add the final touches to this Moroccan paradise. ...Read more

 

Palais Coburg Residenz - Austria, Vienna
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant and hotel in town
Palais Coburg, in the heart of Vienna, offers a comfortable ambiance for you to enjoy. Each suite is decorated in honour of one of the high-society families that marked the history of this palace which, since the 19th century, has been one of the most prestigious venues for receptions in the capital. The view from the spa over the roofs of Vienna adds the finishing touch to the relaxing treatments. The gourmet restaurant and the restaurant “Clementine im Glashaus” with its wonderful garden make Palais Coburg the top spot for culinary delicacies, and the cellars boast 60,000 bottles – one of the largest stocks of Mouton Rothschild, Château Yquem and Pétrus in the world. ...Read more

 

Hotel Copernicus - Poland, Krakow
Hotel and restaurant in town
Krakow was once the capital of Poland and it still has many impressive monuments from this period, such as the Royal Castle overlooking the Wawel Hill, where the country’s monarchs lived. Copernicus Hotel is located on Kanonicza, the city’s oldest street. For centuries, this building was a part of the cathedral chapel and hosted the intellectual and financial elite of Krakow. It owes its name to the famous Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus, who was one of the guests of the house. He, too, must have admired the precious polychrome paintings and inscriptions dating from 1500 and, in the evening, the flaming sunsets that seem to set the city alight. ...Read more

 

Dar Ahlam - Morocco, Skoura
Hotel and restaurant in the country
Visitors will be inspired to pen their own chapter of the Arabian Nights at the Dar Ahlam, a traditional Kasbah situated in the luscious palm grove of Skoura. On the doorstep of the South Moroccan desert, rest in the shade of hundred-year-old palm trees, take in the fragrant almond-tree blossoms and celebrate the Festival of Roses and date and olive harvests in traditional style. A different setting awaits guests at every turn. Set-off to explore the scenic Dadès and Drâa valleys in a chauffeured all-terrain vehicle, or on donkey or camel back. For a truly unforgettable night, sleep amongst the sand dunes in a 1,001-star camp. ...Read more

 

Le Fort de l’Océan - France, Le Croisic
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront
For the past four centuries, this granite fort on the Croisic peninsula has stood guard over the moods of the Atlantic Ocean and the ramparts, moats and drawbridges of this look-out post of the savage coast are all still standing since the days of Vauban. Built to resist storms and attacks, today, behind this tough exterior there is charming oak panelling, sweet-smelling gardens, a sheltered swimming pool and a kitchen garden. The chef uses herbs and vegetables from the garden in his inventive cuisine that usually includes fresh seafood. For dessert, the slightly salty homemade caramel is a real treat. ...Read more

 

Gardena Grödnerhof - Italy, Ortisei/Val Gardena, Dolomiti
Hotel and restaurant in the mountains
The Gardena Grödnerhof is a haven of well-being in the heart of the Dolomites, in the legendary Monti Pallidi – Pale Mountains – which take on magnificent hues of pink in the reflected light of the setting sun. It is a paradise for mountaineers, and the perfect destination for skiers in winter. The hotel offers guided tours of the magnificent Dolomites, to experience their fabulous natural resources and stunning views. After a day spent in the open air, what better than the ambiance of the Gardena Grödnerhof. The hotel, which enjoys a reputation for its cuisine, boasts a superb spa and a beauty and fitness centre. At the end of the day, relax in the Bar & Habana Lounge. ...Read more

 

Gorah Elephant Camp - South Africa, Addo National Park
Lodge and restaurant in a game reserve
Experience the adventure and romantic mystique of authentic African safaris of centuries-past at Gorah Elephant Camp, a malaria-free luxurious tented camp in the heart of Addo Elephant National Park and a Hunter Hotels property. This is an incomparable wilderness teeming with game, boasting Africa’s Big Five, the densest population of elephants on earth and the first ever private concession in a National Park in South Africa. After exhilarating game viewing, enjoy sundowners on the old-fashioned veranda overlooking the waterhole, before savouring gourmet cuisine in the elegant colonial candle-lit dining room of Gorah House. ...Read more

 

Relais San Maurizio - Italy, Santo Stefano Belbo
Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard
In the heart of the Piedmont vineyards and the white truffle region, this former Franciscan monastery was transformed into the Relais San Maurizio, a place dedicated to the wellness of body and soul. Every suite offers a different view of the Langhe hills, designated a Unesco World Heritage Site. The spa offers thalassotherapy, in a former salt cave. Treatments skilfully combine cutting-edge medical knowledge with water and salt-based products. The restaurant, Guido da Costigliole, located in the beautiful vaulted cellars of the building, has been the undisputed benchmark for fine dining in the region for more than fifty years. ...Read more

 

Château de Mirambeau - France, Mirambeau
Hotel and restaurant in the country
Between Cognac and Bordeaux, two renowned wine-growing regions, this Renaissance-style château enjoys a commanding position in the heart of a superb eight-hectare park overlooking the Gironde estuary. You lose all sense of time in this residence which boasts a past which is rich in art and history, with its exquisite fabrics, antique furniture and crystal chandeliers. Château de Mirambeau, which expresses a French art de vivre that is sophisticated yet unpretentious, offers delightful gourmet cuisine. When evening comes, one of the most fascinating rooms in the château, the “Cognathèque”, is the ideal place if you want to taste wine and the best cognacs. ...Read more

 

Restaurant Mosconi - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant in town
An Italian in Luxembourg… Originally from Lombardy, Ilario Mosconi takes his country’s culinary reputation to new heights. His key to success can be summed up in one word: authenticity. “From veal from the Piedmont to Sicilian tomatoes, not to mention white truffles from Alba, 90 per cent of his products come directly from Italy”, explains Ilario’s wife Simonetta Mosconi, who takes the same care over the restaurant and the guests that Ilario does of his cooking. Discover what can be done with simple products like basil and ricotta at this restaurant on the banks of the River Alzette, with its magnificent eight-course set menu of pasta dishes. ...Read more

 

Restaurante Santceloni - Spain, Madrid
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant in town
The Chef Óscar Velasco creates dishes featuring fish and shellfish from the Costa Brava, exceptional vegetables like young Maresme peas, or delicious Morella truffles, and his flagship creations, including crispy suckling pig from Segovia. The impressive cheese board is another highlight. Velasco’s cuisine is the embodiment of a culinary philosophy that is both traditional and contemporary, with a wild flourish. In the dining room, the Maître de Maison, Abel Valverde, and the sommelier, David Robledo, offer unique, stylish service – the prelude to a gourmet feast that will truly delight the senses. ...Read more

 

Son Brull Hotel & Spa - Spain, Pollença
Hotel and restaurant in the country
In this former hillside monastery in Majorca, asceticism lives on in the décor, where white walls shine forth against the deep blue sky. The spa is a water and teakwood paradise using essential oils derived from the island flora. The swimming pool, a chic camping ground, provides large white parasols to ensure deckchairs remain in the shade. The rooms offer views of the sea, the olive tree orchards and the bay of Pollença. Organic produce, including olive oil, wine, citrus fruits and vegetables, is cultivated on the grounds and served in the restaurant. There is little inclination to venture out of this pleasant hotel, unless it is to head for the beaches or the golf course. ...Read more

 

Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa - United Kingdom, Malmesbury
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant and hotel in the country
Two hours from London, the Cotswolds is an enchanting world of wide-open countryside and honey-coloured stone buildings. It is known as the Heart of England, not because of its geographical location – it is in the Southwest – but because of the emotion that it inspires amongst its visitors. It is here that you will find Whatley Manor, a beautiful private manor house hotel, set in twelve acres of English country gardens that are divided into 26 areas with different themes, based on plans dating back to 1920, with manicured lawns and herbaceous gardens. There is also a private cinema and contemporary spa. ...Read more