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Hotel Francois Premier

#1 of 10 Hotels in Cognac
Certificate of Excellence
3 Place Francois 1er | 3, Place François 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a chance and booked this hotel for our short stay in Cognac and I was beyond pleased. Far from the "typical" cramped European hotel. The amenities were plenty with a very comfortable bed, bathroom, shower and beautiful classic shuttered windows that opened to the street below. The chic yet quaint village had everything within walking distance. The many... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic hotel that is well located. Lovely large rooms with a spacious bathroom. Very well located and an easy walk is possible through this historic city. Many good restaurants close by as well as coffee shops. A lovely place to stay.

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Thank Rushton1990
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well furnished hotel. Friendly services. Breakfast is too expensive. Better to go outside to save at least 10 euro pp. Beautiful room. No noice and great parking. Nicely situated in the center. Everything is at walking distance. Some good restaurants in the neighborhood too

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can recommend this to be the place to stay when in Cognac. Neat 5 star rooms serving a full breakfast. In the middle of Cognac with restaurants around it. Got good friendly service. We will be back with the family next year.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well located hotel that was very welcoming. Thank you Thibault for taking care of us before and during our visit. Although it is a historic building, everything has been modernized for comfort but there is still some charm. Our rooms were very clean and very comfortable and there is a place to park (but reserve in... More 

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Elewijt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good situated hotel in the town centre not so far from the old centre of Cognac. Helpfull and friendly staff. Nice parking next to the hotel. No restaurant though but a very nice breakfast. Rooms (superior) are well equiped, separate toilet, small but complete bathroom (splendid shower, no bath). Large bed and nice decoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an unexpected stop here after a vehicle failure and the staff made us very comfortable in a good sized room. There's parking below (which you need and is extra) and a nice bar but no restaurant. The hotel is right in the centre of town so there is lots of choice for places to eat. Good air conditioning... More 

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Having lived in Cognac for a few years, I know the town quite well. I had stayed at this hotel (previous owners) in 2005 and frankly, although the location was brilliant (in the centre of the compact town), the hotel was tired and clearly in need of a significant remodel. The hotel closed while I lived there and sat empty... More 

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Hotel-FrancoisIerC, Gérant at Hotel Francois Premier, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Just a few words to thank you for your very kind message. It was a real pleasure for us to welcome you back in Cognac. We all hope to welcome you again !!!!! Best regards, Isabelle and Marc PS : we are looking for an other curtain in the bathroom ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the loveliest hotels I have stayed at. The staff are beyond wonderful and the room we had overlooking the Centre was comfortable, clean and spacious. We had a car park within the grounds, easily accessible. Next time I will be staying longer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This hotel was a delightful place to stay for our visit to Cognac. It couldn't be more centrally located, and the secure private parking garage was perfect at €10 per night! Gary knew who we were without even introducing ourselves, and his polite calm and helpful manner was very inviting. Our keys were already prepared so check in was a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Due to its privileged location (in the center of Cognac), Francois Premier Hotel is your ideal base for your travels on foot (your car being parked inside). Its spa with swimming pool, hammam and massage will guarantee intense relaxing moments, as well as the "rooftop" garden. Its exceptional cocktail bar (both in its products and its barman) welcomes you for nice evenings (until 2am from Tuesday to Saturday). All this in a modern setting, perfectly balancing the elegance of the mansions of the 19th century with the audacity of contemporary design For a great stay in Cognac ... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Francois Premier

Address: 3 Place Francois 1er | 3, Place François 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente > Cognac
Price Range: $155 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Francois Premier 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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