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Relais & Chateaux Relais Royal
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 rue Marechal Clauzel, 09500 Mirepoix, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Mirepoix
London, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have eaten here many times and the food is consistently excellent and seems to even improve each time. This combined with the impeccable service and beautiful ambience makes this a treat of an evening out.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Relais Royal for 2 nights in June 2013 while touring the Languedoc region. The hotel was charming and the staff was friendly, but it fell just a bit short of the high standard of other luxury boutiques and hotels that we've stayed at in France. Although the stay was comfortable, it occasionally fell short on small details. For example, we had a room on the top floor of the hotel, but at night the entire hallway to our room was not lit and there was no visible light switch. Thank goodness for the flashlight app on my iPhone! Also, the hotel wanted to charge us an extra 25 euros a night for use of the garage, but we parked each night on the street where there was lots of free parking. They corrected the charges, but it was still a bit odd. The restaurant, however, was outstanding. Definitely worth a trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I have just come back from a visit to this wonderful hotel. It is located in an ancient and breathtaking building in the very pretty town of Mirepoix. Very high ceilings, gorgeous beams and old tiled floors abound. The decor is tasteful and the room was spacious and comfortable (a suite on the first floor). No effort was spared to make us comfortable. Dinner was outstanding - we had the Menu Degustation and enjoyed every one of the courses. The food was exquisite and beautifully presented. It was a birthday celebration which I had spoken to the hotel about beforehand and they surprised us with a stunning strawberry birthday cake which was divine. We had the feeling that they wanted to take excellent care of us and to give us a memorable time. They totally succeeded. I will be back. Superb.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We came across Relais Royal on tripadvisor and decided to stay in Mirepoix which originally wasn't on our travel agenda as the hotel and area sounded lovely. We were not disappointed. We liked it so much we came back again on our way back to Spain. We stayed in two different rooms. Both were wonderful, but the first was especially charming. I don't remember the room number, but it was the one with the giant handicap access shower and amazing jacuzzi tub complete with changing color lights. Mirepoix is delightful and close to many wonderful sites including Montsegur. Relais Royal was fabulous and Gerwin was very helpful--HIGHLY recommend this lovely hotel.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed here in late July for a few days and thought it was perfect for our break. We hired bikes and cycled around the countryside, sat by the (small) pool, enjoyed the spacious well decorated rooms with complimentary minibar, great friendly service in a beautiful medieval village. The food was excellent and as a veggie when even the amuse bouche are veggie I know I am in a place with a superb attention to detail !!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We were very much in need of some relaxation, and we could not have chosen a better hotel than the Relais Royal. The service was outstanding, the hotel impeccable and beautiful. It was so quiet, we thought no one was there but saw guests coming and going on several occasions...and the restaurant was always full. No wonder, though, with the delicious meal we enjoyed. I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Mirepoix, at the foot of the Pyrenees in southern France is a charming 14th century village. The picturesque town square is surrounded by half timbered houses with a beautiful church in the centre. We enjoyed our time in the village and our stay at the Relais Royal.

From the minute you arrive at this hotel you know that you are in a special place. The hotel has been built/remodeled with the loving care of 2 charming Dutchmen, Rogier and Gerwin. Our room had the ambiance of an historic home with all the modern facilities. The king bed was very comfortable, the storage adequate, there was a computer desk and flat screen TV, a nice seating area and a butlers table with complementary fruit, water, wine and snacks (which were replenished each day).

The bathroom with double sinks, spa bath and double walk in shower was furnished with lovely toiletries. There was a small pool and a lovely outdoor eating area as well as a dining room. We had one dinner there and it was a lovely degustation dinner paired with appropriate wines. The service was faultless and the food was delicious as well as beautifully presented.

Parking is usually a problem in historic town centres but we actually did not have an issue with it. We were able to unload our suitcases and then move the car a few blocks away. We always found free parking when we moved the car.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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 Relais & Chateaux Relais Royal

Address: 8 rue Marechal Clauzel, 09500 Mirepoix, France
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Location: France > Midi-Pyrenees > Ariege > Mirepoix
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Mirepoix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais & Chateaux Relais Royal 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relais Royal, a well kept secret in the sun!The quaint medieval town of Mirepoix in the Ariège region was built in the 14th century but has origins that go as far back as the 11th century.In the heart of this beautiful ‘bastide’ lies the historic House of Malroc, or Relais Royal as it is known today.The old townhouse was lovingly restored, modern comfort and luxury furnishings were added and it is now the foremost hotel in the Ariège region. ... more   less 
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