September 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Hôtel de la Cité 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 Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne
Nearest Airport: CCF
Amenities for Hôtel de la Cité 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 Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne
The hotel offers the kind of old-school comfortable luxury that I like. Front desk staff are professional, helpful and multi-lingual. I brought my small dog (5.5 kg), and they had a dog dish in the room with water already in it, and they gave me a room with access to an outdoor grass and patio area, very cool; great not to have to get up, dressed and schlep the dog out the front of the hotel into an appropriate spot . The offered a pillow menu, spa treatments and many options to make guests comfortable. If you need an accessible room, let them know in advance; I did not anticipate that even though I took the elevator, I had to negotiate quite a few stairs to get to my room, some of which did not have railings. The only disappointment, which I will discuss in more detail in a different hotel restaurant review, was the lack of attentiveness of the service staff in the Michelin-star restaurant Barbacane, as well as the outdoor patio and indoor bar; I had to ask several times for service from one of the many staff on duty.
DawnStarr - Province of Valencia, Spain
We stayed here for two nights in July, with our three kids, and it was in every possible way a great experience. Carcassonne is a beautiful city, very much worth a visit, and there can be no better way to visit than by living here - inside the walls. There is a beautiful pool, wonderful grounds, the rooms are quaint with great views, and the staff very helpful and kind. The only (slight) dissapointment was the restaurant, which did not really live up to the standards of the hotel as such. The food, sadly, as slightly bland, and the wine list not very interesting. But this is a minor issue all in all; breakfast was great, and there are many charming restaurants in town. All in all the place is a new favorite - the whole family wants to come back.
mvzg - Oslo, Norway
Lovely building with lots of character and charming private gardens at the back. Pool was small, and not enough sun loungers for everyone. Decent (but not exceptional) breakfast buffet. Good service. We booked a suite which was poor value. On the positive side, the bed was very comfortable, we had an espresso machine, kettle and a good range of quality tea-bags, and a decent sized marble bathroom with a separate shower. On the negative side, the bedroom was small and views disappointing. We would absolutely return, but would choose a different room!
Charles W - London, United Kingdom
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on our four night stay in this beautiful hotel. Our room was very comfortable and had a great view from a window with a Juliette balcony. The "taxi service" to and from the hotel was excellent and quite thrilling to be driven through such narrow streets and ancient gates in the city walls, the drivers are very skilled, believe me! We ate in the restaurant twice, both meals a delight. We can recommend the lobster menu, it was delicious and good value. The sommelier very knowledgeable and helpful. In fact, all the staff were and most spoke some English, which was a relief. Breakfasts were vast, too much to choose from! We also enjoyed having a drink in the library bar and were vastly amused when one of the bookcases opened and a member of staff emerged! Afternoons spent relaxing in the garden after a hard morning's sight seeing were hugely pleasant. The events going on for the Carcassonne festival didn't disturb us at all and we had no problem sleeping, even though we opted to leave the window open rather than use the air conditioner overnight. I could continue to wax lyrical about this hotel and the gorgeous medieval city it's in but I think you should go there and experience it for yourself. I certainly hope to go back there one day.
Oh dear, hotel de la Cite may well have been a grand hotel worthy of visits from Winston Churchill and the Queen, but now it sadly is not very grand at all - though still has a very grand price tag. The location in the heart of Carcassonne is impossible to beat, but thereafter things are sadly very ordinary, rather tired and distinctly 3 star. Very willing staff are let down by decades of under-investment. Come on, Accor - you must be able to do better.
HFsLondon - London, United Kingdom