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Hotel Francois 1er

#1 of 10 Hotels in Cognac
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3 Place Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
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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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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A somewhat unexpected stop on our journey from Paris to Madrid, we were happy to find that this hotel stood up to its top rating. Our standard room (as in not the fanciest) boasted three windows – two in the bathroom with a view to the plaza, and a fine bedroom area with a comfy bed. The hotel is not... More 

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United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
40 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 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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11 reviews 11 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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NYC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
75 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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