Overview of Castel Damandre

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3.9 / 5Good
44 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

Popular LocationLac de Chalain30 min drive
Popular LocationCascades du Hérisson30 min drive
RestaurantCastel Damandre1 min walk
RestaurantLe Père Germain6 min drive
AirportDole (DLE-Franche-Comte Regional)44 min drive

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  • Classic Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room (Privilege)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Junior Suite, Jetted Tub

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Family Suite, Jetted Tub

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Junior Suite, Jetted Tub (Privilege )

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    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Les Planches-pres-Arbois

Castel Damandre is located in Les Planches-pres-Arbois. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Haut-Jura Regional Nature Reserve and Caves of Moidons, while Arbois Musee de la Vigne et du Vin and Maison Louis Pasteur are cultural highlights.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lac de Chalain - 30 min drive
  • Cascades du Hérisson - 30 min drive
  • Saline Royale - 33 min drive
  • The House of the Laughing Cow - 44 min drive
  • Herisson Waterfalls - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Arbois Station - 12 min drive
  • Dole (DLE-Franche-Comte Regional) - 44 min drive


  • Castel Damandre - 1 min walk
  • Le Père Germain - 6 min drive
  • Jean-Paul Jeunet - 6 min drive
  • Les Arcades - 6 min drive
  • Fruitière Fromagère du Plateau Arboisien - 6 min drive

About this property

Castel Damandre

Hotel in Les Planches-pres-Arbois with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services, and free newspapers. All 20 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find room service and safes.
Castel Damandre offers 20 accommodations with minibars and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.
Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 13.50 for adults and EUR 8 for children
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour pool access
Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

Seasonal outdoor pool


Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

Concierge services
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities






Digital channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink



Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in from 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per pet, per night
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 13.50 for adults and EUR 8 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from April to October

Property is also known as

Castel Damandre
Castel Damandre Hotel
Castel Damandre Hotel Les Planches-pres-Arbois
Castel Damandre Les Planches-pres-Arbois
Castel Damandre Les Planchesp
Castel Damandre Hotel
Castel Damandre Les Planches-pres-Arbois
Castel Damandre Hotel Les Planches-pres-Arbois

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Castel Damandre and receive a full refund?
Yes, Castel Damandre offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Castel Damandre cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Castel Damandre?
As of May 30, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Castel Damandre on Jun 7, 2020 start from $142, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Castel Damandre have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is available 24 hours a day.
Is Castel Damandre pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 15 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3:30 PM–7:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in Les Planches-pres-Arbois, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arbois Musee de la Vigne et du Vin, Castle Pecault, and Maison Louis Pasteur. Caves of Moidons and Poligny Church of St-Hippolyte are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Charming setting & a vegetarian menu.

The hotel is pleasantly situated in a small village in a charming valley, which gives it a peaceful setting. The hotel restaurant served inventive and tasty food with a very welcome menu for vegetarians and gluten free diets. The staff were helpful, particularly given our limited French. The stay was marred however by flies in the room, in the restaurant and particularly in the breakfast room. There did not appear to be any attempt made to rid them from the interior of the hotel. It was difficult to tell whether this was a common feature or an unusual event but it was impossible to eat a meal without a fly landing on our food.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Food, wine, and fab setting in a quaint village

Beautiful hotel and grounds in a picturesque village. The old mill is charming and the waterfall is wonderful! Our basic room was remodeled and clean... a little boring for our taste considering the historic nature of the building. It looks like some of the pricier rooms in the main building would have more character... one even has a balcony adjacent to the waterfall. The staff was great and accommodated us for a delicious dinner even though they were completely full.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Lovely hotel

Beautiful hotel - emailed to say the restaurant was closed one evening which was a shame but apart from that, fantastic!

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018


Remote and old hotel with beautiful grounds

I was really looking forward to staying in a "castle" or chateau in France, but was extremely disappointed by the whole experience. We tried to check in one hour early, but was told no by a non-English speaking person who worked there who showed us their new check-in time, which was a half an hour later than we thought. We sat outside by the beautiful waterfall for a few minutes, but then decided to drive around the area for a little while, and quickly realized that the location of the hotel was going to be very inconvenient for us, since it was four miles from town. We walked around town a little bit and spent some time at the visitor's center. We found out that we were not going to be able to rent bikes as we had hoped for because all of the shops were closed on Monday. We did a little wine tasting and picked up a few bottles. Then we went looking for a grocery store or some food to take back to the hotel for a picnic dinner. Since it was Sunday, most of the stores were closed. We found a bakery and grabbed a loaf of bread. When we came back and checked in, we had to wait at least ten minutes for the hotel receptionist to arrive and help us. Our room was very basic and old, with no screens on the windows and no shower, just a bath. We took our wine, bread and some cheese we had brought with us and had a quiet picnic by the waterfall. We made the decision to leave the next morning since we weren't happy with the room, the remote location and no bike riding!

Pros: Pretty grounds and a wonderful breakfast.

Cons: Put screens on the windows. Have English speaking staff.

Location: Evidently there was a great hike to a big waterfall right next to the hotel. There were about 60 cars parked in the lot near the trail head.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Good stopover

Beautiful spot