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“Charming and Rather Special” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotellerie du Chateau de Floure
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Allee Gaston Bonheur, 11800 Floure, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Floure
London
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Charming and Rather Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Situated at the quiet end of a quiet village, but only 10-15 minutes from Carcassonne, this turned out to be an excellent choice, and our favourite discovery in France this year. The hotel has resisted the temptation to spend extravagantly and to charge luxury prices, but it seemed to us that it had chosen a respectable compromise by offering a variety of rooms at fair to high-ish prices, whilst keeping some of the quirkiness of a large country house. That said, we were perfectly happy with our spacious room and its modern facilities (airconditioning that actually works too!).

We stayed two nights, and very much appreciated the warm welcome at reception, and the friendliness and attentiveness of staff everywhere. We also enjoyed both our dinners (once outside, and once inside), and did not feel it was overpriced at all. Ignore suggestions in other reviews that the autoroute and high-speed railway are audible (we are light sleepers, but it didn't bother us). Perhaps they don't make the most of their gardens and public rooms, and it was a shame that the (free) WiFi only worked in one or two public areas. Other than that, it was a delight - and is definitely on our list for a return visit...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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toulouse
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35 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a nice little hideaway and only 10 mins from the Cité at Carcassonne. Superior room with terrace in what seemed to be a new annex of the building. Spotlessly clean, big bed, large room. Tried the spa, was suprised by the charge of 15 euros per person, as in other hotels this is included. Spa area is clean and well maintained.

Dinner - we tried the 49 Euros menu, as the 39 Euro menu gave no choice. Food was good quality, service a little slow and they seemed understaffed. Overall I felt that 49 Euros was expensive for what we got to be honest. Everything was well cooked, but starter was a bit small, and I just felt that it was expensive for what was actually produced.The two restaurants in my local French town have equivalent quality food and ingredients for 26 Euros. The bar area is nice.. but as there didn't seem to be a member of staff permanently there, I do wonder if they are missing the opportunity to make some money.. I am sure if there was a permanent bar staff member, some ambient lighting and some "evening" style music, more guests would come in for a drink.

Reception lady was very welcoming, and the garden itself is nice for a walk through.

Overall it was good. The room is certainly four star, but I feel that other areas could be improved (menu pricing, bar, include the spa in the price of the room).

Room Tip: PIck a chambre avec terrasse. Sunny roof terrace overlooking the restaurant terrace and courtyard.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Hostellerie du Château de Floure. The room (superior) was large with a big terrasse and had everything you can wish for, including a wonderful immense bed (but no safe) The weather did not permit us to enjoy the gardens but they are very nice and the swimming-pool as well. We had opted for demi-board and the food was well prepared and well served. The spa is quite enjoyable. The owners are very helpful and pleasant to talk to.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxton, UK
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290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Arrived at the hotel around 6.30 after a full day sight seeing. We'd booked for one night at de Floure which, as it turned out, was enough. Our room (10) was large with a good sized bathroom, adequate towels and toiletries. Room had electronic shutters which we like as, for us, they assist getting a good night's sleep. The "beautiful" gardens were dried up and all but dead. There are watering systems these days guys. We did not use either swimming pool.
Service at dinner was hit and miss with the emphasis being more on the miss. We had to ask three times for water and the cutlery and glasses were dirty. I got the distinct impression that the staff felt they were doing us, paying customers, a favour by deigning to serve us. Not good enough guys at your prices! The food was average and nothing to write home about. In fact, my dessert - the "macaroon" was awful, almost stale in taste and not at all crisp like a macaroon should be.
Decided not to partake in the breakfast at 18 euros per person. This is London hotel prices and not what I expect from a country hotel.
Overall, we did not enjoy our stay at Chateau de Floure - something just did not sit comfortably with us. I felt they wanted our money but wanted to do as little as possible for it. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

This hotel apparently used to be a monastery and has been extended over the years but the heavy oak beams remain, as do a kind of rabbit warren of rooms.
This and the Domaine de la Tortiniere, was the only hotel that had us all running and giggling like schoolkids checking out everyone's room. No two rooms are alike.
One of the oldest couples on our tour scored room 1 which used to be the previous owner's suite - amazingly large and beautifully decorated!
Mum and I got (I think) room 18 or was it 16, that had two separate adjoining roooms and ensuites, both attractively presented.
We were all in fits of laughter when someone intoned, "I have brought you all here today..." as if it was an Agatha Christie novel in the dark and atmospheric dining room. Normally I prefer round tables so everyone can share the conversation but this one seemed right for the room.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

My friends and I stayed in room 2 which was huge. The service was very friendly and helpful. The room was beautifully furnished but had a lot of tiny niggles. The bath plug didn’t work; an electrical socket & two door handles were loose etc. The beds were comfy and the room was clean. The food in the evening was very good but breakfast was disappointing. This may have been because we were there at low season. Overall great value for money and a charming hotel with real character. A great base to visit Carcassonne and the surrounding area from. Room 2 would be great for a family because you could have your own space but the children are withinn the same front door as you.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

we got room number 2. A 100m suite whith 2 bedrooms. we got excellent sevice beginning whith the thelephonic order and after that when we changed it to the suite for 3 adults.
A charming place whith a delicious dinner.
We stayed only for one night and really it was an unforgettable stay

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotellerie du Chateau de Floure

Address: 1 Allee Gaston Bonheur, 11800 Floure, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Floure
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Floure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotellerie du Chateau de Floure 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Since ancient times, the "Hôtellerie du Château de Floure" has been acknowledged for its tranquillity, its conviviality and its serenity. Let yourself fall under the spell of the discrete charm of this residence of Exception. The gardens have regained their splendour from yesteryear, the guest rooms have successfully maintained the warmth of this castle loaded with history, and the fare blends freedom and gastronomy in tribute of the "Dead Poet". ... more   less 
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