An exceptional stay in a historic monument near Poitiers. The subtle flavours of a gourmet restaurant. Welcome to Christophe Bouvier's hotel in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.
“The pleasure of hosting, the joy of sharing.”
Already owner of a hotel in Normandy, Christophe wanted to take over an exceptional building. “A unique place for a unique experience!” They found it in 2016 in the commune of Dissay, within easy reach of Futuroscope (Vienne). A chateau which is listed as a historic monument and dates back to the 15th century. “As well as having the character, we immediately saw the potential”. A 6-hectare estate, rare moats, a great capacity for guests, stained glass windows and frescos from the 15th century.... Two years of work were needed to restore the prestige of this place which now has 5 stars above the entrance. “For us, it was not about revolutionising it but about keeping the character and soul of the place.” 33 rooms have been installed, a gourmet restaurant has opened and a 430m2 spa has been set up in the old wine house. The verdict of the first guests: a memorable experience.
Enjoy the luxury in one of the hotel’s 25 rooms and 8 suites. Each room is unique and displays sophisticated decor in great French style (period furniture, toile de Jouy fabric, marble fireplaces...). The spacious rooms are all located within the chateau, with views out over the 6-hectare esta
Weather permitting, you can sit out on the courtyard’s shaded terrace to eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Otherwise you can sit in the wonderful dining hall, featuring a huge Aubusson tapestry. A continental buffet in the morning, gourmet flavours for lunch and dinner. For those looking for somewhere to relax and socialise, head to the chateau’s old billiards room where you will find the bar and its precious nectars (in moderation).
The chateau’s restaurant menu changes every fortnight. The highly inspired young chef and his team will offer you elegant and tasty cuisine combining modernity, the right balance of flavours and carefully selected products, most of which are local. Dishes as beautiful as they are delicious with attractive deals for lunches during the week.
With an authentic and historic setting and 5-star services, Château de Dissay, The Originals Collection is an experience in itself for an evening, a weekend or more in the beautiful Poitou-Charentes region. And for those who would like to discover additional treasures, Vienne also has plenty of fun and cultural activities to offer.
Looking for some relaxation? Château de Dissay, The Originals Collection’s spa opens its doors to its 430m2 space devoted to wellbeing. In the chateau’s old wine house, you will find an indoor pool, 3 double cabins, a single cabin, a sauna, hammam and scrub room. Treatments for the body and face, manicures, waxing, or simply taking a dip in an environment with an oriental feel, you decide. Book an appointment at reception or online.
Futuroscope; Monkey Valley and its 34 species of primates; Puy du Fou; Crocodile Planet with his 200 reptiles, turtles and chameleons; Poitiers and its rich historical heritage; Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe Abbey and its murals which are unique in the world and feature on Unesco’s World Heritage list; La Brenne regional nature park; Poitevin Marsh.
We came to the Chateau Dissay to have a couple of days in an exquisite place with luxury services. The spa was very nice; the infrastructure is beautiful and well kept. The pool is wonderfully warm, sauna and hammam, clean and functioning well. The massage and personnel were really nice, although the massage oil wasn’t heated and sometimes poured cold directly on the skin; not very agreeable. The massage room was also a little cold and at the end of our spa experience, we were confronted with a bit too much of pressure to buy spa cosmetics when we just wanted to enjoy our rest. But again, the spa was the good part of the stay. The hotel part was just a series of deceptions. The room for the first part, was large and the bed was perfect; but the heat was off when we got in, and no furniture besides two chairs and a clothes rack (!!!). When I called the receptionist to ask if we could have a more cosy room, she said there weren’t other “luxury”rooms available. Now is the moment to stress the fact we were only two couples staying at the Chateau that night... Now, the dinner! What a feast! I had asked before confirming our stay if there were any adaptations due to the covid crises; my husband and I, we would have gladly postponed our stay to the reopening of the restaurant. But the person I had then on the phone said they had an arrangement with a local “traiteur” and that we could have our meal taken in the living room. Now that convinced us, and we were expecting if not a fine gastronomic experience, a lovely simple and well prepared meal, in alignment with the Chateau’s announced starndards. Oh my god! I don’t even know how to describe our starters. A piece of tasted bread with cheese and bacon, reheated in the microwave. No salad, no nothing around it. Yummy. Thank God the Champagne was good. The main dish just followed the same path. Lasagna which looked like it had just come out of a student cafeteria. Again; no garniture whatsoever. The desert, a chocolate Religieuse, was good and was the only item that actually came out of the kitchen of someone who could cook. The next morning, I dreaded our coming down to breakfast. Although it wasn’t as bad as our dinner, what a low standard breakfast for a place of this level! No eggs, no bacon. No specialties. Nothing. Just bread and industrial jam and canned fruit salad. What is this place ? And finally, when we explained our deception about the meal to the hotel director; he said he would “report the information”. To whom I’d be curious to know when he’s supposed to be in charge. No discount for our trouble. Nothing. Lousy stay in a lousy place. Tripadvisor is definitely going to hear about this. Covid is no excuse. Because in fact my husband and I are going through difficult times because of covid and we were actually looking for a rest. And the money we put into that was a lot more than what we got back.
Very quiet and cozy time. Will return.
We're very pleased to have found this hotel by chance, having had to reorganise our drive back from Spain to England due to Covid quarantine rules. It's a beautiful chateau, with big rooms, very helpful and friendly staff and a fantastic chef. The dinner was the best we've had in a long time. There were perhaps one or two small oddities such as manual air conditioning units, but it's a work in progress, and if it was perfect they would probably charge three times the price.
Very hospitable staff.food was amazing and the rooms and the entire place was charming .
The place is quite amazing and the restoration works are beautiful, comfort of room especially the bedding were perfect for a good night sleep. The resturant food, service & breakfast were also of the highest standards.
This 15th century castle is very beautiful. The hotel and rooms are decorated with great taste and harmony, in a contempory style that respects history and spirit of a castle. We had dinner at the restaurant, it was delicious. The spa was a peaceful and so relaxing moment. Last but not least, every team member was extremely kind and careful, making our stay a very exceptional moment. We highly recommend this hotel.
Upon arriving the castle was elegantly bathing in the sun. We parked, got to the reception where we were given a great tower room (with fire place), overlooking the garden. We had a wonderful dinner in the amazing restaurant. It really felt totally in style - Dissay being the formal residence of the Bishops of Poitiers before the French Revolution. The next day we enjoyed a top breakfast, visited the old chapel with wonderful mural paintings and then left.
we can recommendate this hotel for the wonderful details, the bois and the excellent food.
The 4 event rooms at the Château de Dissay, The Originals Collection provide an exceptional setting for medium and large work events. They are all set in the heart of the chateau. They have high ceilings, wonderful character and give a view over the inside courtyard or garden, where you can get some fresh air during your breaks. Whether a study day, residential or semi-residential seminars, you choose your package for a 5-star service.