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Route de St Jean | 81170, 81170 Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naples, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time of staying there, the last was ten years ago, but the scenery and charm are as we remembered, the views are superb across a valley to the hills beyond and just below the wonderful historic town of Cordes which is a steep but rewarding walk with superb flowers increasing in abundance as you near the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just stayed 2 nights at Aurifat we have been spoiled by the warm welcome, superb setting, stunning views, and traditional medieval ambiance of this delightful place. Very tasteful decor complimenting the character of the house, with modern bathroom facilities and comfortable beds. Breakfast was perfect! Good coffee, home made bread, fresh fruit, croissants, and looking out over the beautiful... More

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Corvallis Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to find, more difficult to get to even with GPS, no AC, no screen (think summer), no public area to sit or relax, only your room, which has very low doors (hitting your head at least a couple times per stay is unavoidable but hopefully no scalping), does not take credit cards, Euro only so bring cash. Bed and... More

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Matthew N, Owner at Aurifat, responded to this review

I was very surprised at this review so let me respond to each point in turn: Regarding finding Aurifat : all guests are sent not only the GPS coordinates which are located on the house but also a written description in either French, English or American which gives the exact routes, where to turn at landmarks etc. This gets virtually... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed for four nights . I was dubious due to the charge of owners and the pictures of really dated furnishings . There was no need Matt and Kay are really welcoming friendly and are doing a great job .We stayed in the watch tower it was lovely super comfy bed nice furnishings good toiletries what more can you... More

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Aurifat is not the easiest B&B to get to, but once you do you're in for a treat. Matt and Kay go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one....they're just very nice people. The building itself is historical and has been turned into a comfortable, peaceful oasis with stunning views. We would stay again anytime and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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301 reviews 301 reviews
87 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Another hard to get to place, but well worth the effort. This is a refurbished building with multiple accommodation styles, and all appear to be very well done, and free wi fi is available. We had a good size room with a patio outside and a good size and quite modern bathroom. Large and comfortable bed and a couch and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I intended a brief stay at Aurifat on our way to other destinations. Due to ill health, we needed to book at the last minute and were absolutely delighted to stay for another couple of nights. Our hosts were extremely generous, kind and understanding of our situation. The accommodation was absolutely delightful; close to the old town... More

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San Clemente, CA, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Loved my stay at Aurifat while researching my next book on France. Matt and Kay were lovely hosts and the location was superb for seeng Cordes sur Ciel. Took an after dinner stroll up to the olde city that was magical. Highly recommend this tranquil locale.

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San Clemente, California
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for just one night at the Aurifat Chambre de Hote. We had a great room with a deck overlooking the pool, and the fields and trees of the nearby farm. The room was spotless and quite large. The bathroom was also excellent. Matt and Kay had recently purchased the property and they provided great service and lively conversation.... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We loved our stay with Ian and Penelope and agree with other recent reviews - home from home - breakfast is delightful with home-made jams and croissants, lovely bread, great coffee, fresh fruit...we also picked our own figs off the tree on the way down to breakfast each morning. The plums were wonderful too! Thanks Ian! The highlight for us... More

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Address: Route de St Jean | 81170, 81170 Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
Location: France > Midi-Pyrenees > Tarn > Cordes-sur-Ciel
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Within a 10 minute walk into Cordes with 5 unique rooms with en-suite facilities. All bar one have their own balconies with views south over the large swimming pool valley and gardens. This property is old and on the side of the hill just below Cordes. There are stairs to the breakfast terrace or the Ecurie bedroom. There is also a path which is less steep to get to the terraces and very large swimming pool. Let us know if you have mobility issues, and we will try to accommodate you in the upper rooms which are just off the free car park. We can then always serve you breakfast on your own terrace. Thus unfortunately we cannot accommodate wheel chairs. There is a guest lounge, summer kitchen and seating round the garden. ... more   less 
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