Sometimes when I read Trip Advisor reviews I wonder if I stayed in the same place.
Unlike some people we found the Residhotel clean (and my standards are very high); there was a fridge, a microwave, a dishwasher, a hot plate, a coffee maker and plenty of utensils. The beds were comfortable; there were two pillows each, blankets in the wardrobe (we didn't need them), and loads of towels changed freshly every day. Again unlike other reviewers we weren't expected to clean anything or put rubbish out, but we were travelling with Newmarket, so perhaps cleaning is included in their price.
We stayed in the building opposite reception - the one with the pool, and we had a balcony. That side is away from the road so we didn't have a problem with traffic noise.
I didn't think it looked like a prison, but like what it is - a cross between serviced apartments and a motel. Not pretty or full of character, you'd probably have to stay inside the walls for that, but very adequate and ideal for a short stroll to the Cite. The bastide was also walkable and if you don't fancy walking back from there the no 4 bus from the station will drop you at the end of the road for a euro.
The staff were pleasant and helpful, and spoke good English. they were happy to book taxis etc.
On the downside, the bathroom did not have a shower curtain, so the floor flooded each morning, and there was no shelf or anywhere to hang towels in the bathroom. I would have liked a mirror and a dressing table area in the bedroom for cosmetics etc.
If I were travelling to Carcassonne by car I would certainly stay here again. It's ideal for the car traveller to leave their car safely while they explore Carcassonne
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Aude department, the CERISE RESIDENCE Carcassonne is situated in an exceptional location 10 minutes by foot from the Medieval City, a World Heritage Site. Its 82 apartments are spread over two buildings set in vast landscaped gardens. The former mansion house which has preserved the charm of old buildings houses the reception and the breakfast rom. For leisure, the residence offers access to its indoor heated swimming pool, a hammam and a fitness room ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residhotel Le Clos De La Cite Hotel Carcassonne