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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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the centre of Cognac on the Place Francois 1st. Car park is right off the Place next to the hotel entrance (look for the double wooden doors in the centre of the Hotel,you need to cross the pavement) you have to buzz the reception on the intercom and they will let you through) Very clean modern interior great... More 

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Jonzac, France
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the main square in the middle of Cognac, which was overlooked by our room. Despite this, there was no noise at all from the outside world or, indeed, inside the hotel. Staff were friendly and attentive and willing to speak English if need be. The room was of a reasonable size for a city centre hotel, very clean... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, beautiful spa, the best location and parking...but lots of comments on here about attentive staff. They must be on holiday at the moment. Not very welcoming. No internet connection and therefore no TV (!?) or wifi...not a major issue but response from staff was pretty much "yes, that's right".

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely hotel. It is in a prime position and overlooks the main town. Great people watching. The staff are polite and very welcoming. Our room was on the top floor and was just so lovely. Cool, dark and quiet. Car was parked safely and even though it was €10 it was good to know it was safe. It... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel offers all the advantages of a city centre stay - close proximity to marvellous restaurants etc - but also manages to offer a relaxing and peaceful stay. You can enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail in the newly planted garden adjoining the garage at the back of the hotel. Beds and big and comfy and the breakfast is superb... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel remains at the top of the tree. Secure parking, central location, friendly staff, indoor pool, good size and spotlessly clean rooms. Love the bar with its vast selection of cognac and very knowledgable and helpful bar staff. This hotel sets the standard for others to follow and we always look forward to returning here. If I could pick... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at the hotel made our stay in Cognac. There was a Blues festival on at the time, it was fantastic. The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much for them! The owner was around and very attentive too. We were also introduced to Aimé - 0683913297, who became our driver (more like a private chauffeur) for... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying in the Francis 1er Hotel in July 2015. The Hotel is centrally located, very comfortable and the staff are really helpful. We hired a family room as we had two young children with us and the room was perfect, spacious and clean with all amenities that we could have needed. The breakfast buffet offers... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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80 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is good not very large but acceptable - the staff are super helpful they booked a restraunt for me when I asked and were willing t arrange congac tours etc if needed. A bit odd signing a contract for the bathrobes and pool towels for the spa but ok. Steam room was nice if small - there was... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel with everything you could ask for. The location is right in the centre so perfect for a short visit. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and an added bonus was the secure car park. The staff were extremely helpful and gave us good advice about restaurants and visits to a Cognac Distillery - even booking... More 

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