Uniquely charming decor; high-end services. Welcome to the world of Dominique and Valérie Berrurier.
"Personalisation and special attention paid to the quality of our services."
Dominique and Valérie were already the owners of a hotel in Vendôme and wanted to offer their town something new: a charming boutique hotel at the heart of its centre. "We bought Le Vendôme in 2014. It was a run-down 3-star hotel in a sleeping beauty of a Haussmann building. A vision of the luxury of yesteryear that we wanted to revive in our own style. The couple, who are passionate about decoration, embarked upon a lengthy renovation project. Some spaces were rearranged, others removed (31 rooms instead of 35). "We renovated the cornices, parquet floors and light fittings, hung paintings and frames... all using treasures we’d found at fairs. "Today, The Originals Boutique, Hotel Vendôme is still listed as a 3-star hotel, but has all the benefits of a 4-star establishment", the hotelier couple explain. Friendliness, a quality service, but also the decoration, comfort and hospitality - "that's what makes our hotel so special."
Dominique and Valérie are passionate about decoration. They wanted to restore the sparkle, or rather the luxury befitting Napoleon III, to each of The Originals Boutique, Hotel Vendôme’s 31 rooms, like everywhere else in the hotel. Imperial (Queen or King-sized) beds, rugs reminiscent of royal motifs, imposing lampshades... As for the colour scheme, the deep reds and Second Empire golds have given way to resolutely contemporary tones in a range of dark greys and blacks. "A chic atmosphere with all the charm of yesteryear."
- Non smoking room
Let yourself be charmed by the bright breakfast room and its generous buffet offering organic, local and artisanal sweet and savoury fare. For your lunches and dinners, Dominique and Valérie invite you to discover their restaurant, ‘Chez Berru’, situated in the upper area of town, where the chef will serve you traditional cuisine homemade with fresh products. When it’s time to relax, settle down in the hotel lobby after grabbing a handful of sweets at Candy's Bar or ordering a drink at Berru's Bar, which offers a fine selection of whiskeys and wines from the Loire along with a buffet of savoury snacks to nibble. * Alcohol abuse is harmful to your health - consume in moderation.
Dominique and Valérie are Ambassadors of Vendôme, keen to help you discover the charms of their town and region. Every week, they put together an information file containing discovery circuits and tips on nearby events.
ACTIVITIESThe hotel has bicycles available for a different way to discover the town. Perhaps you’d like to be pampered after a day walking the streets? Enquire at reception to book a massage. Vendôme’s Hectare theatre puts on many shows, and Dominique and Valérie might offer you the chance to discover some of them for free, depending on the dates of your stay.
VENDÔMEVendôme is a town of Art and History on the route to Santiago de Compostela, at the foot of a hillside bathed by the Loire. It still has its old water gate, watchtowers and ramparts. Its castle, although partially destroyed by Henri IV, has maintained its position in the upper part of the town. Don’t miss the abbey church of La Trinité with its flamboyant Gothic facade, the half-timbered houses, former Oratorian College frequented by Balzac and old city walls (Porte Saint-Georges and Tour de l’Islette), etc.
NEIGHBOURHOOD ATTRACTIONSThe entirely troglodytic village of Trôo is one of the must-see sites. The Coteaux du Vendômois offer a multitude of wines to discover direct from the producers. There are also mushroom cellars to visit near Vendôme. And it’s less than 30 minutes’ drive to all the châteaux of the Loire (Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Amboise, etc.).
What our customers say
Stayed for two nights in beautiful Vendome. Excellent breakfast and comfortable rooms
"Great small hotel in a good location "
We spent four days in this hotel and would definitely return. Excellent staff, great breakfast and an original look.
"Good standard for a 3-star"
Nice décor and good breakfast selection
Stayed here for three nights in June 2019 while visiting the area. Because we arrived on a public holiday, the reception was closed but the emailed instructions for gaining access to the room were perfect. The room (405) was faultless - king size bed, wonderful shower. We borrowed two (free) bikes from the hotel to explore the surrounding area - the process was quick and Allen keys and a very-easy-to-use pump were available. We had dealings with three different reception staff all of whom were polite, cheerful, and very helpful. Didn't eat at the restaurant but steaming hot coffee was brought to our room each morning.
"Beautiful hotel, helpful staff"