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Hotel Francois 1er

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Place Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
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Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Cognac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Michaelprien Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really really nice place to stay. A luxurious 4 star hotel and much better than expected. The very warm welcome we had, the room size even though we booked it cheap on Booking.com, the pool area and the bar in the evening. All in all a perfect place to stay.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our one night stay at this hotel was flawless. Aime checked us in charmingly and managed to find us a covered car spot even though we had not reserved one. The bartender has a vast repoirtoire and is delighted to please. One bonus for USA travelers- the bathroom offers a converter and accommodates the plug. Breakfast the next morning was... More

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a great stay here. The service was brilliant, the staff were polite and it was very clean. The bar was great, it was open util 2 am. The barman was excellent and made lots of different , exciting cocktails. The only downfall was they don't service dinner here and the breakfast wasn't great for €16. This hotel is... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our stay at the Hôtel François Premier was excellent. The staff was extremely professional, yet friendly and very helpful. The rooms are beautiful and extremely clean. We were there only for one night but we truly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is very well located. We walked to the Hennessy house and had a tour. We had a drink at... More

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57 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've stayed in Cognac a number of times and this was the first time at Hotel Francois. Pros: comfy bed, great location, windows that actually open, attractive decor, clean and nicely put together. Great lobby bar (they have some barrel aged cocktails). Good breakfast. Friendly and bilingual staff. Did I mention location? Very very central. Cons: although I slept soundly,... More

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Bordeaux, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We only stayed for one night, but it was very comfortable for my husband and two children. Modern bathrooms, comfortable beds, a mini fridge and a nice bar in the lobby. Definitely visit the pool and go to the Brasserie across the circle for a very nice meal. The only down side was the receptionist was not at all friendly,... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was overall a great experience.The best service we have experienced in France after living here for more than one year. The staff was excellent, extremely helpful and did everything for us from making bookings for tours to help with restaurants etc. They were extremely patient and very polite and went out of their way to assist us and in... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Super staff super hotel a little expensive but the hotel was well fitted out and just about worth it even for the great service. Breakfast was good and their choice of cocktails and cognacs excellent. Very happy to return their next time. Parking at the back very welcome

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I spent my 1st anniversary weekend in this beautifull and accomodating place. Since the moment of the reservation Valerie, Chantal and Sophie have been very helpfull and kind. I have to say that I have been very demanding but what they realised has been something absolutely outstanding. The champagne, the flowers and the cake were amazing and taken into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stay in this hotel for a week. As a hotel manager I am a high demanding customer but the people at Francois Premiere exceed my expectations. Impeccable full service bar, nice and hot breakfast and even the pool are some of the amenities. The location is spectacular near basically all the Cognac houses.

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Address: 3 Place Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente > Cognac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Francois 1er 4*
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After a complete interior renovation in compliance with safety and accessibility standards, it reopens in spring 2012, to welcome you into a modern setting, perfectly balancing the elegance of the mansions of the nineteenth century with the audacity of contemporary design inspired by the local colors of Cognac.Its wonderful location allows you to take full advantage of the region: a relaxing day on the beaches of the Atlantic coast, a visit of the “grandes maisons” of cognac, a boat trip on the Charente. ... more   less 
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