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Auberge du Balestie

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Route de Carcassonne | Le Balestiè, 09500 Malegoude, Mirepoix, France
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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Calm, relaxing fabulous views and friendly people. Great welcome from warm and efficient new owners Alex and his wife. Everything works, the beds are really comfortable and it is superbly quiet. Very good breakfasts. Haven't tried the restaurant for dinner, but it smelled good. Very good base to explore the Cathar country and Carcassonne. Nearby historic village of Mirepoix is... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our last night before heading back to Caen for the ferry. I wasn't aware of the change of owners as this happened after we booked our stay but if our stay was anything to go by the new owners are sure to succeed. Our room was spacious and allowed direct access to outside which was a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I made our reservation long before I knew that this Auberge was under new ownership but, on arrival we were not disappointed. Alex and Rachel and their beautiful children made us feel very welcome and at home. Our rooms were comfortable and one had a magnificent view of the Pyrenees. We enjoyed watching the sun setting over the snow capped... More 

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was my first visit as part of a group of choral singers who have been staying at the Auberge for a number of years during a music festival. We were greeted by Alex and Rachel, who took over the Auberge in June with their young family. During the week they made sure that all our needs were met and... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I reviewed this hotel a year ago. It has recently been taken over by Alex and Rachel and their family who have moved out from Warrington. On our recent visit, David, the previous owner, was assisiting as a very capable waiter to give some continuity and advise to the new patrons. It is clearly going to be a huge learning... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lovely position, away from any street noise with wonderful views of the mountains. The present owners only arrived a couple of weeks before us and the young family are working very hard to make this hotel excellent! Very much enjoyed our stay and hope to come back and stay again.

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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The hotel has incredible views of the mountains and the near by lake. Alex and his wife were extremely helpful and accommodating with anything we needed and made our stay fantastic. The rooms are clean and the food is great. The local wines available are also very good. Would stay again and will be recommending to family and friends.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel. The facilities are reasonably basic, but the hotel has everything you need, and the proprietor was extremely helpful and flexible in the face of us arriving to check in at almost midnight.

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aigrette, Propriétaire at Auberge du Balestie, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your recent visit and for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes David & Sylvia ALLETT More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a three night stay in April 2015. Absolutely stunning views of the Pyrenees. Close to Mirepoix. David could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Sylvia is a great cook! Thanks for a lovely stay.

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aigrette, Propriétaire at Auberge du Balestie, responded to this review

Dear Hillary Thank you very much for your recent visit and for taking the time to post a review. It was great to meet you and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes David & Sylvia Allett Owners More 

Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I spent a week traveling around France with my family and this by far was the best place we stayed. The view was incredible and Dave and Sylvia were so kind and friendly. Also, it was a really nice change from staying in busy, inner city hotels. Very peaceful. :)

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Dear guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here so much. It is always our aim to look after our guests as well as possible and it means a lot to us to know that we have succeeded! Best wishes Dave & Sylvia Allett More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Cathar country, nestled on top of a hill, overlooking a picturesque lake and with magnificent views of the Pyrenees, the hotel's setting is quite simply outstanding. We are just 5 minutes from Mirepoix and 1/2 hour from Carcassonne. The hotel is set back over 200 metres from the road in open countryside, so there is no traffic or outside noise, ensuring a relaxing and peaceful stay. You will be warmly welcomed by your hosts David and Sylvia Allett, who have a passion for local food and wine, and who will do everything possible to ensure that you have a memorable and comfortable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Auberge du Balestie

Address: Route de Carcassonne | Le Balestiè, 09500 Malegoude, Mirepoix, France
Location: France > Midi-Pyrenees > Ariege > Mirepoix > Malegoude
Price Range: $64 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Auberge du Balestie 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Auberge Du Balestie Mirepoix
Auberge Du Balestie Hotel Mirepoix
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