Chateau de la Cazine scoops 2014 Tripadvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for second year running 


For the second year running Château de la Cazine, the luxury hotel at the heart of Halcyon Retreat Golf & Spa Resort in South West France, has scooped the coveted ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award from the world’s largest travel and visitor review website Trip Advisor.

This respected accolade is awarded to the top 10% of global hotels and honours hospitality excellence. It carries weight in the industry as it is judged by customer ratings and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews.  Throughout 2014 Château de la Cazine maintained an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five and was scored on volume and recency of reviews.

One guest at Château de la Cazine commented on 20th May 2014: “This is luxury in a fantastic rural setting. I stayed here for 2 nights last week. It is a beautiful intimate chateau with lots of charm in a truly amazing setting, with lots of lovely walks in the grounds, fields and woods and the estate is massive.  The rooms are fabulous, including really comfy beds and luxury bed linen.  There is a great Michelin starred restaurant – if you are a meat eater try the Limousin steak, and the meringue desert is the best ever (well so good I had it two nights in a row!). As a single female traveller I felt very safe and welcome and even got to meet David Boyer the chef. Stephanie on reception was very helpful with everything too. Try the lovely pool to the side of the chateau for a dip or to relax.

Robin Barrasford, Director at Halcyon Retreat Golf & Spa Resort where the château is located says: “Since winning the Certificate of Excellence last year for the first time, the team at Château de la Cazine has worked hard not only to maintain the exceptional standard of quality our visitors have come to expect, but to improve the guest experience even further.  It has been really important not to rest on our laurels this year.  Visitors who seek-out lesser-known destinations such as Limousin where the hotel is located, tend to be well-travelled and discerning guests and there is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers and hardest critics.  I am delighted!
Further information on Halcyon Retreat Golf & Spa Resort, including the Château de la Cazine can be found at or Tel: 0800 1 303 101

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Editors Notes:

About Barrasford and Bird Worldwide:
Industry professionals since 2003, Barrasford and Bird Worldwide has successfully handed over more than 2,500 completed properties to their customers in a wide variety of countries, from Bulgaria to the Caribbean. Barrasford and Bird Worldwide now builds and manages its own luxury ‘Halcyon’ resorts in a selection of destinations including the US and France. The company’s UK offices are in Tavistock (Devon) and in Bristol and visits are welcome.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014   **Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to