6060 Golf Club Drive, Braselton, GA | Directions 3051734.096787 -83.824737
Romantic package=$ but no value – We just returned from an overnight romance package. Food was good. The service was acceptable. The surroundings, room, and overall experience was not. When we checked into our room, we immediately noticed that our toilet was broken. This was not seen as an overwhelming problem for us, because we were going to dinner (expecting the problem to be taken care of before we returned). When we did get back to the room three hours later, the toilet was still broken. When they did take replace the needed part, taking up some of our extremely rare time together, nothing was offered in apology or recompense.
The attention to detail was severely lacking.
For a winery we really expected the wine to be of much higher quality. It turns out the only thing high was the price.
For the money this was not a good value. I agree with other reviews that compare the rooms to mid to upper range business hotels.
For our next romantic getaway I think we'll choose a high end chain hotel, have a better experience, and leave with more money in our pockets. Oh, and this time, we'll bring the wine.
Romance Package Not Worth the Price – Would be a good value for half the price. Rooms are plain and nothing special, reminded us of most mid-tier business hotels. Dinner was included at Cafe Elan and was terrible. Ordered the "signature dish" which was fish and it looked like it had been cooked for three hours. The service at the Cafe, however, was excellent and they did everything they could to make it right. The wine tour lasted five minutes and the wines are terrible. Check the ratings (84 is best they have for any of their wines) before you waste time tasting them. If your looking for romance, I would spend the same money on a nice bed and breakfast in the country and go out for a good dinner and bottle of wine. You'll save money and have a much better time.
A posh escape to golfing, spa pampering, wining, dining and romancing just outside the city. – The Scene
Tycoon Donald Panoz opened this elegant French-style chateau in 1985. With its flourishing 200-acre vineyard of vitis vinifera grapes and French-American hybrids, it's become Georgia's premier winery. But it's also a thriving weekend respite, with a 276-room inn and conference center, eight restaurants, four of the area's best golf courses, a spa, a tennis center and an equestrian show center. The world-class resort is an especially popular meeting destination, in part for its 25,000-square-foot conference center.
The inn's rooms feature oversized tubs with separate showers, country French furnishings and warm pastels. The spa also offers 14 guest rooms, each uniquely decorated around themes including art deco, western, Asian, Gatsby and Greek.
A Dream Come True! – The spa is wonderful and such an experience!! The best thing is staying there all day and enjoying all of the ammenities. Everyone needs to try it at least once, and then you'll always go back!!
21 rooms when one will do – Chateau Elan is premium priced but delivered at best mid market value. Anyone looking for a "romantic" weekend at these prices would do better at almost any major hotel chain in Atlanta. To truly impress, try the either Ritz, FourSeasons. Even the DoubleTree, Swiss or GrandHyatt because of many amenities and proximity of restaurants, etc. All make better "romance" get aways. If you want the country side, Ritz at the lake Oconee or even Brasstown.
romance getaway – This place is spectacular!! I only dream of having a romantic weekend there but also maybe a spaecial question being asked there!!! The lighting of the Chateau during christmas is also fun and romantic/
can't go wrong here – Great hotel, buffet for dinner and brunch. Can't go wrong here!
Wine just for me – We visited Chateau Elan recently and were very pleased with the service. The most special part was the personalized wine label that my husband bought for me to commemorate my birthday. It was beautiful and so special.
Don't expect much- – We spent our first anniversary at Chateau Elan this weekend. We've been to many resorts around the US and this one is by far the worst! The decor is cheesy, room is nothing special (and actually we were by the ice machine- if this happens to you, REFUSE to stay in this room- you won't get any sleep). We were charged for some things that we did not get (ie. valet) and had to say something to get it off of our bill. The winery tour is very disappointing- nothing like the Biltmore in Asheville. If you don't expect much, maybe you'll have a good experience. We got the package "Escape to Romance" and all we wanted to do was escape from the resort!
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