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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We received a warm welcome upon arrival and throughout our stay found the staff friendly and helpful. We had pre booked a space in the hotel's private, secure car park which accessed via a large doorway next to the main entrance, directly facing the main square. Although an historic building, the hotel has been refurbished to a high standard. The... More

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Miami, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The François 1er is a relatively small hotel in the heart of the town of Cognac. A short walk from charming shops and restaurants, it has three floors of modern, well appointed rooms. The hotel offers some subtle amenities many small-town hotels omit - the sheets and towels are excellent quality, there is complimentary bottled water in the small refrigerator... More

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Hotel-FrancoisIerC, Gérant at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you very much for your comment above. We are all very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I just would like to specify something regarding our breakfast : the breakfast was included in the room rate because your reservation was made by a company that has a corporate contract with us. Usually, the breakfast... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Chose this hotel based on reviews and was not disappointed. The hotel is right in the centre of town with secure parking, beautiful rooms, excellent cocktail bar and great staff. The only thing that is missing is a restaurant for dinner but there are plenty of others spread throughout the town. I'm not sure whether we are fortunate or it... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in this truly lovely hotel while in France to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We chose it from Trip Advisor's website and were extremely pleased in every way. Our room was beautiful, the bathroom modern and there was a mini refrigerator which was very useful. The hotel was quiet and so well maintained with... More

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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 August 17, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
68 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 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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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*
Number of rooms: 25
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