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Hotel de la Cite Carcassonne in Carcassonne, France
As if pulled from the pages of a fairytale, Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne is situated between a pair of historic landmarks, and was once the home of reigning bishops - and now plays hosts to international celebrities and privileged guests alike. Protected by the fortified walls of a medieval citadel, this majestic retreat in Carcassonne, France truly has a dream-like quality, with its stained-glass embellishments, aged gardens and solid walls crafted from stone. Both gorgeous and Gothic in design, the rooms are flanked with authentic antiques as well as replicated pieces, and open up onto the ramparts and gardens. Nod off at night beneath a regal four-post bed, imagining the pleasures that your next day will bring.
Hôtel de la Cité has several dining destinations, including the grand wood-paneled La Barbacane that currently features a special centennial menu, and Le Jardin de l'Eveque for an al fresco experience. The Library Bar, with its sleek crimson chairs and walls lined with thick tomes, is an ideal place to mingle over canapés and live piano entertainment. Surprise your significant other with a romantic dinner in the turn-of-the-century wine cellar, with its arched ceilings molded from bricks, and rich oak paneling lined with the finest of wines. The heated swimming pool boasts views of the historic and neighboring Basilica Saint-Nazaire. Carcassonne itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and offers endless opportunities for enchanting sightseeing and exploration. You can take a leisurely cruise down the Canal du Midi or taste superb vintages at a local winery. For luxury and hospitality with a charming medieval touch, Hôtel de la Cité is a perfect hideaway.
Location of Hotel de la Cite Carcassonne
Nearest Airport: CCF
Amenities for Hotel de la Cite Carcassonne
- General Information
- 61 Guest Rooms
- Wine Cellar
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Valet Parking
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Laundry Facilities
- In-Room Spa Services
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- Marble Bathrooms
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Individually Designed Rooms
- Soundproofed Rooms
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Services
- Historic Sites
- Culture & Arts
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Hotel de la Cite Carcassonne
Hotel de la CitÃ© is located in La CitÃ©. A 5 star hotel with beautiful gardens, views and a luxurious interior. We stayed there a couple of years ago for a special celebration and just last week we visited again to show the hotel to visiting friends. The hotel is part of the Sofitel brand who works with the best architects and interior designers and the result is accordingly. If you are in La CitÃ© in Carcassonne, take a moment to view this beautiful hotel and have a wander through the gardens to admire the view. it is worth it!
Marijkedol - Limoux, France
sadly we only had one night in this fabulous hotel but we loved it. right in the center of the fortress, taxis not allowed in so the hotel sends a car to the meet point. about 10 min 10 eu ride from the train station (and you need to call a cab as they don't just wait at the taxi stand, number provided at the stand) really cute area to walk through with many restaurants but beware, most close at 2 for lunch and many were on holiday during our early March visit. Rooms are elegant and reminded me of the ritz. beds were beyond comfy and turn down service provided. huge bathroom and very nice toiletries. concierge Michael was extremely helpful with restaurant suggestions and steered us away from our original rez to l' escargot which was so delish! sadly restaurant hotel was closed during out trip. 29 eu breakfast buffet outstanding and included in our room rate. enjoyed drinks in the very cozy bar. the walk outside the fortress is about 20 minutes to the old town. when returning i'd suggest walking the way the taxi brought you in. cool cobblestone path to follow down just outside the hotel but its steep and uneven so the other way back is easier. can't wait to return!
magnamosa - San Francisco, California
My wife and I stayed here on a weekend trip to the Languedoc region. The hotel is one of only two or three that's directly inside the medieval castle in Carcassone. This makes an ideal vantage point for exploring the small citÃ©. The inside of the hotel is somewhat dated, but it's still interesting to be staying literally inside a medieval castle. There's a slightly odd small in the lobby area, but the room itself smells fine. The bed is very comfortable, with a strong shower and good bath products. There's a coffee machine, minibar, and complementary chocolates and waters refreshed regularly. TV has international channels including CNN and BBC World. The staff is professional, helpful, and friendly. We had an excellent breakfast on our first day, and the reception team helped us organize a lunch reservation at a nearby winery. My one suggestion for improvement would be in the logistics around arrivals at the property. Google Maps directs you to the wrong place, so you have to call and get the directions. Then, a hotel employee (a very charming and welcoming young man) meets you at that location and give you two seemingly cryptic choices - you can have the free carpark, or the paid one, but both are quite close to each other apparently. We took the free one, which required first following the hotel employee's car to the parking lot, leaving the car there, then getting in his car with our bags and driving directly to the hotel. Apparently it has something to do with the fact that not all cars are allowed inside the castle walls. Instead, I would suggest sending all guests an email with the exact location of the carpark in the first place, then offering a phone number to arrange an arrival time, and meeting there directly for an escort to the hotel. Also, for a five star hotel, I'd expect a nicer escort car than the rickety mini-size hatchback we were picked up in. Having stayed at a number of Asian hotels, I know the pickup and arrival can be a critical time to start the experience on the right foot, especially in such a magical property.
Anand C - London, United Kingdom
We stayed a couple of nights here. It is very attractive and they have tried to keep its characteristics. Unfortunately our experience of the beds was terrible. They were both too soft and u shaped. The hotel explained that they were not old but they must then be poor quality because as they could not change the beds they upgraded us to a better room but unfortunately the bed was in similar condition. They should contact the Novotel Mediterranee in Perpignan which is part of the same chain which has excellent beds
Kenshare - Madrid Spain
We stayed here for four nights at the end of January. The staff were excellent especially the Receptionist and the lady in charge of the breakfast who was quite superb. We were upgraded to a suite which was spacious with beautiful views on to the garden and the City walls. Breakfast was good, the selection of cheeses in particular was faultless. The room was cleaned every day and every evening. This is more expensive than other hotels in the area however it is worth it. Definitely recommend Hotel de la Cite and we would come back.
DavidandCarol2 - Brampton, United Kingdom