Hotel Cite de Carcassonne, Carcassonne
|Place Auguste Pierre Pont, 11000, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, FRANCE.|
Description: Hotel Cite de CarcassonneHôtel de la Cité is a historic property originally built in 1909. Enjoying a spectacular location within the ramparts of the ancient citadel, this boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation and cuisine in an incomparable setting.
Perfectly located for exploring this Unesco World Heritage site, Hôtel de la Cité offers guests privileged views of the basilica of Saint Nazaire, the towers and ramparts, cobbled streets and the plains of the Aude. All the sites and attractions of the citadel, including the Château Comtal are within easy walking distance, and the hotel is ideal for exploring this beautiful region. Hotel staff can organise many excursions, including cruises on the Canal du Midi, wine tours, visits to Cathar castles, and tours of Albi and Colliure.
Hôtel de la Cité has 61 luxurious rooms, all spacious and comfortably appointed. The rooms are air-conditioned, and feature all modern amenities, including flat-screen satellite TVs, iPod docking stations, WiFi internet connection and mini-bars. The hotel has several exclusive restaurants, including the Michelin-starred La Barbacane, under executive chef Jérôme Ryon, which features a re-thinking of traditional French cuisine using the finest fresh produce. Guests can also enjoy wine tastings in Hôtel de la Cité's spectacular cellar.
Type of rooms: Hotel Cite de CarcassonneClassic Room:
Classic Rooms offer a view of the narrow cobblestoned streets of the citadel, or look out over the rooftops. With an average area of 25 sq m, they are spacious and decorated with charm.
Their decoration is either in the classic French style or in the Provençal style with delightful floral patterns.
The rooms have a King-size bed or two twin beds, a desk and two comfortable armchairs. The marble bathrooms have double washbasins with his and her beauty products.
Light filtering in through the windows, decor of richly-coloured furnishings set off by light oak furniture - all combine to create a warm and intimate atmosphere.
Depending on their aspect, Superior Rooms offer a view of the citadel ramparts or of the hotel's private gardens. With an average area of 25 sq m, these rooms are spacious and charmingly decorated.
With furniture in natural oak with a medieval touch (certain rooms with a canopy bed), King-size or twin beds, armchairs, desks and luggage racks, the décor in Superior Rooms creates a warm and intimate atmosphere. A terrace or a balcony with a view of the hotel's gardens and beyond, the ramparts and the town of Carcassonne in the distance, adds to the charm of these rooms.
An elegant and spacious room, decorated in a classic French style, perfect for a couple with two children.
Ancient ramparts, imposing turrets and canopied beds capture children's imagination, at Hôtel de la Cité. Offering a wide range of activities and excursions, and with mystery and excitement lying in every corner, Hôtel de la Cité is the perfect place for a family holiday.
The Family Rooms are decorated in a refined classic French style, offering beautiful views of the medieval citadel. These spacious rooms are appointed with one king-sized bed, one single bed and a rollaway bed. Fitted with marble bathrooms with double basins, and with an area of 35 sq m, Family Rooms can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children.
Leading off from the top of a narrow 13th century tower within the hotel is a special family room - neo-gothic in style, with a view of the Count's Castle, as well as 2 children's beds on a mezzanine floor, it will add a dash of fun and excitement to any family stay.
Spacious and elegantly decorated, offering the very finest fabrics and complemented by superb furnishings crafted in local workshops, each Junior Suite has its own particular touch.
Junior Suites are spacious and elegantly decorated, offering the very finest fabrics and complemented by superb furnishings crafted in local workshops. The lounge area, suitable for relaxing, is outfitted with a couch, coffee table and writing desk. With an average size of 45 sq m, Junior Suites offer spacious bathrooms with his and her vanities and separate showers.
Some Junior Suites have terraces with delightful views of the hotel park and the ramparts. They are ideal for enjoying breakfast or afternoon tea, or a quiet read in the open. They also offer convenient access to the hotel's outdoor swimming pool.
The interior decoration of some Junior Suites has distinct neo-gothic touches with wood panelling, canopy bed, a fireplace ? and of others, a certain timeless elegance combining modern comfort and lovely exterior views.
Suites are spacious, superbly furnished in an elegant classic style, with marvellous views - of the ramparts, or the hotel's gardens, or the town of Carcassonne.
Each Suite has its own separate bedroom and lounge area, making it perfect for entertaining friends, holding a meeting or simply relaxing in luxurious comfort.
Each offers a different view - either of the neighbouring basilica, the citadel, or a panoramic view of the town of Carcassonne and the ramparts.
Some of the Suites have terraces, ideal for private outdoor entertaining. There are 7 Suites in the hotel, each with an average area of 65 sq m, including the bathroom.
Ideal for a family holiday or a vacation with a convivial group of friends, the Villa consists of a Suite with a private patio and two Superior Rooms.
Each of these 3 guestrooms is beautifully furnished and contains all the elegance, comfort and amenities guests have come to expect.
The Villa may also be rented on an individual room basis.
The Villa cannot be booked online.To reserve this room category, please contact the hotel directly at (+33) 468 71 98 71 or fill out the request form.
Located in front of the Hotel, with its three spacious rooms and its colourful flowering patio, the Villa can be booked for an exclusive family stay or with a group of friends.
Additional information: Hotel Cite de Carcassonne
As traffic is restricted in the citadel, private parking is available for guests at a nearby site. There is a shuttle service to and from this car park. Charges apply.
Pets allowed on request.
Number of rooms: 61
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2001
Period of closure: from mid January to early March.Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here: If you are coming by car, the best way to reach Carcassonne is to take the motorway A61 and exit at Carcassonne Est (East Carcassonne). Follow the road signs for La Cité or Cité Médiévale. You will arrive just outside the Medieval Citadel (Cité Médiévale) and Hôtel de la Cité is located within, next to the Basilica of Saint Nazaire.
To access the hotel:
As traffic is strictly regulated inside the medieval citadel from 10am to 8pm, you should drive to the complimentary car park reserved for hotel guests, situated just outside the citadel walls. When you arrive in front of the main entrance to the medieval citadel with its drawbridge, follow the panels indicating "Parking Clients Hôtels", along the road going around the citadel's old cemetry. To find the car park on your GPS, enter the address Chemin des Anglais and the co-ordinates 43.206501 - 2.363455.
You will arrive at a large car park with an automatic barrier and an interphone. Press the button to call Hôtel de la Cité. The hotel's Reception staff will raise the barrier to allow you to enter the car park. Our shuttle will be on its way to transfer you up to the hotel.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 12' 20.40'' N 2° 21' 45.49'' E
Nearest airport: Carcassonne Airport - 4,4 km.