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Chateau & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort

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Av. de Saint-Chinian, 34360 Assignan France
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Castigno is off the beaten track. A well-kept secret. A place for those in the know. Luring a mix of locals and tourists from all over the world. Searching for gourmet secrets and the perfect spot to recharge their batteries, far from the noise and hassle of the city. A peaceful haven, perfumed with the scents of the Mediterranean “Guarrigue”, wild landscapes, open spaces and freedom: A place where time stands still. This picturesque and charming hamlet is found at the end of a winding road, flanked by centenarian vines and colourful houses, in the Saint Chinian wine-growing region in Languedoc. A part of the hamlet, owned by a Belgian couple has been reinvented as a hotel, with 24 refined guestrooms and suites in several different houses, and a hotel concierge proposing plenty of activities and experiences offers, is located in the former grocer.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
On-demand movies
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
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Safe
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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James B wrote a review Jun 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom103 contributions33 helpful votes
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What a strange little place. A little village miles from anywhere resting on a plateau surrounded by vineyards. Quite a climb to get there so make sure you have plenty of gas in the tank! Although there's a sizable town nearby (10 mins) with loads of bars and restaurants. The accommodation in spread out in units all over the village with main reception housing a bar and reception. There are 2 decent size pools with beds. The little village houses the various restaurants. Although when we visited in early June there was the choice of only two - a Thai (€40+) and a Michelin star (€90+) Breakfast was located in the pretty little village square supplied from one of the restaurants. It's a small quiet place with the usual building works going on. It looks like a typical picture postcard French village and they've tried hard to recreate one. The lovely Castigno vineyard is situated a couple of miles from the village and you can take a guided trip around the place for a fee, with the obligatory wine tasting at the end - hic! The management try very hard to please but they are suffering from staffing problems with closed shops and restaurants. For an expensive, exclusive, quiet retreat you can do a lot worse.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Stephanie wrote a review Jun 2022
Munich, Germany47 contributions44 helpful votes
We have stayed one night at the hotel and it was absolutely stunning. A very calm and quite place to relax - Wifi detox is the motto (but I have asked at the breakfast table for Wifi and there is Wifi available). The breakfast is served on a little square in the center of the village. So beautiful. I felt like in a little fairy tale. Unfortunately we were not able to enjoy the restaurants at night, but I would like to come back and I could highly recommend this place to anybody who are willing to drive a little bit further on small streets and away from crowded spots. And besides the village, it is so nice to drive though other little French villages which are adorable, too. We stopped a view times for pictures. Visiting the Chateau / the wine production is a must. Everything was explained to us in English. The tour was so interesting and great to see (in this exceptional building which is in a shape of a wine bottle, fantastic architecture, like the hotel itself). The tour guide (an employee of the Chateau) was super nice, perfect English, great explanations. Same goes for the employees in the Village which are all heartwarming and super friendly. Merci!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Mark M wrote a review May 2022
McLean, Virginia141 contributions55 helpful votes
Must Visit and Must Return! Our first stay was limited to a single night as part of a longer travel itinerary. Thus, we did not have the opportunity for fully indulge into the atmosphere of the property. However, the accommodations and features which we did enjoy (special arrival program, wonderful meal at Le Thai, delightful breakfast in the village square) are experiences that we look forward to repeating on a future and longer visit. A fantastic concept that is fully realized.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Callum G wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom25 contributions15 helpful votes
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Really amazing place. The combination of fantastic food, wine, rooms and view makes this place a real gem. It's luxurious without being pretentious. Everything feels really well thought out, from the free bikes to the locations of sockets in the room. The staff are all super friendly too, with most speaking English (for those non french speakers like me) and those that didn't were still very friendly and appreciated the attempt at speaking French. Their main starred restaurant was closed when we were there but we still managed to get plenty of variety between Le Petite Table and the Thai place for lunches and dinners. The picnic experience was really nice, biking off to a quiet vineyard for picnic in the sun with a bottle of wine qaas a highlight. All in, highly recommended for a luxurious few days of peace and indigence.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: No public transport so of you don't want to get a get a return Taxi was about €200 to beziers...
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moraira wrote a review Sep 2019
UK854 contributions648 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. But as a stay here is expensive, let me tell you first the problems . Our arrival was not good. I had booked a Junior Suite, and it was slightly smaller than most hotel rooms, with about 1 meter round the bed. It was a nice room , but should never have been described as a junior suite. To be fair they did offer to upgrade us, but in the end we stayed where we were. Chambermaiding was bad, sloppy and spasmodic - they threw a chocolate beside the bed on 1 of the 4 nights were were there, but did nothing to tidy the room The "no wifi" policy is really weird. On our first night, eating in the Petite Table restaurant, every other table was illuminated by the glow of mobile phones. To get wifi you have to go to a dark, soulless, cold room and wait ages to download emails or anything else. I was spending 15 minutes a day just to do emails, and getting very angry. Given everyone else was using a mobile phone, their no wifi policy is just potty. Given that they have now grown to 28 rooms, there is not enough table space in the Petite Table for breakfast (tables are crammed together) and not enough staff, 2 girls was not enough. Having said all that, I was very enthusiastic about the hotel. It was a nice place to stay, the Michelin Restaurant was good value for money and produced excellent food. We ate there 3 times There is plenty to see in the area - the Canal du Midi and Carcasonne are withing reasonable driving distance. The wine tasting is well worth doing to. It is a pleasant 30 minute walk, if you don't fancy driving. Our tour round the winery was in French, which we were happy with. I don't know if they have them in English So, we will return
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from JulieMALVES, Directeur général at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Dear Moraira, We thank you for taking time to give us a feedback following your stay at Château & Village Castigno. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed most of your stay with us and that you would be ready to come back. Indeed we have an ideal location in the countryside to travel around: Carcassonne, Béziers, Narbonne etc. We are very sorry that your room was not up to your expectations. As you said, an upgrade has been offered to make your stay more enjoyable, which has been gently refused. Concerning our wifi policy, we clearly announce a digital detox stay on our website. There is no "surprise" at the arrival. Nevertheless, there is a free wifi spot in our wine school in the center of the village. However we are not responsible of the telephone network in the village, we simply cannot forbid the use of mobil phones to people having signal just because of our concept… Looking forward to seeing you again next time, we wish you an excellent day. Best regards, The Direction
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Anilegna wrote a review Aug 2019
Hong Kong, China939 contributions908 helpful votes
A tiny weeny town hidden among vineyards, whimsical beauty with an easy vibe, with beautifully restored hotel properties scattered among the dilapidated buildings, perfectly in harmony with each other; to see them all you just wander slowly from one end of town to the other (similar to the concept at hotel Crillon-le-Brave, but this place was even more stunning). No wifi (but I did get 3g) to encourage digital detox & a more contemplative experience. My room Clairette was a joyous riot of pink and sunlight (read from previous reviews that some of the other rooms were rather dark, my room had no such issues as it had glass doors on both sides of the small room ) This was a fantastically relaxing place where city dwellers like myself can really unwind, add to that lovely restaurants ie “la table” for dinner with superb food and wine (well deserved Michelin star). A minor niggle: did not like their 4 pm check in policy (check out is at 11 am) Other than that, the place was perfect and one of the more special hideaways around. Hope to come back one day.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from JulieMALVES, Directeur général at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Dear Anilegna, We would like to thank you for your nice feedback. We are truly happy to learn that you have been receptive to our concept. You did a wonderful summary of what we were looking for when we opened this establishment. Be sure that we will transmit your feelings to all Castigno’s team, who is really attached to the well being of our guests. Looking forward to seeing you again next time, we wish you an excellent day. Best regards, The Direction
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Fi63 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom31 contributions4 helpful votes
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My daughter and I spent a few idyllic days at village Castigno and we loved it. The whole vibe is great, lovely touches like a wicker hold-all with flip-flops and sarongs, bikes to just jump on, secluded day beds round the pool. The staff friendly, the food amazing and the house wine fab!! All 3 restaurants well worth visiting, a Michelin star well won. Things to be aware of- no local amenities, we had a car so we could scoot off. Not all restaurants open every night.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from JulieMALVES, Directeur général at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort
Responded Oct 18, 2019
Dear Fi63, Thank you for taking time to share with us your feelings following your experience at Château & Village Castigno. We are delighted to read that your stay here with your daughter was up to your expectations. Indeed our three restaurants are completely different to vary the experience and all worth it in their theme. Our location in the countryside is ideal to travel around to visit Narbonne, Carcassonne, Sète, etc and then come back after a full day of discovery to relax next to the swimming pools or on the main square terrace with a nice glass of wine. Looking forward to seeing you again next time, a really nice day. Best regards, The Direction
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Karla R wrote a review Aug 2019
Weilerswist, Germany137 contributions63 helpful votes
What an amazing vacation in Assignan! Carina and all of the staff at Castigno were very accommodating and helpful with planing out the perfect vacation. We loved our room, and the way the village was beautifully decorated, a mix of old but new! The La Table restaurant is a must to go to while staying here..it deserves 2 *, not just the one! Thank you to everyone for making (originally 3 nights that we extended to 7 nights)our vacation a beautiful lifetime memory.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded Oct 18, 2019
Dear KarlaR337, We would like to thank you for this comment full of kindness following your stay with us. Be sure that we will share your comment with all Castigno’s team. It is a pleasure to read that your fully enjoyed your experience at Château & Village Castigno. La Table only had its first Michelin star this year but as like you, we really hope they will get a second one in the future if they continue their incredible work. We wish you a pleasant day and are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Village. Best regards, The Direction
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AnthonyGTSussex_UK wrote a review Jul 2019
Sussex, UK7 contributions9 helpful votes
Castigno makes for a hotel stay with a difference. The village setting, entirely repaved at the owners' expense, is quirky and fun, and the 'garrigue'-perfumed countryside and nearby mountain scenery lovely. Service and welcome are faultless. Our room was Vic, a one-storey village house done up in Castigno style and colours, with a frankly superfluous kitchenette, a sofa you couldn't sit back in, a table with four chairs for reading and writing. Upstairs was a very decent bed with good linen. The storage space was very scanty: a hanging rail about 40cms long, half of which was taken up by the towelling robes, and cupboard space which was more like kitchen units than bedroom furniture. Shower, no bath. Washbasin on a step, no door. Toilet so tiny one's knees touched the door, but that didn't matter as the door didn't close. The sitting-out area was in the pedestrianised street outside, which would have been fine, except a local, doubtless disgruntled at the way the foreign owners have taken over his village, employed a great many non-French staff and dictated the parking rules, always parked his van there. The suite was very dark in the daytime, lights necessary all the time, and creeper prevented the bedroom area shutters being used, though there were good curtains. Now all this cost 1071 euros for four nights, and that was the early-bird, non-refundable rate: much too expensive for such accommodation. When we came to pay, we had to remind them of the agreed rate, as they invoiced us for the full rate of 1160 euros. Breakfast at 23 euros each was extra, though it was a very good one. The public amenities like the Maison des Amis were fine, but anyone thinking of staying at Castigno should bear in mind that it is a very windy part of France - the village square and outdoor cafe were never frequented during our entire stay - and think of going in July or August only. The estate's winery is one of the most fascinating buildings in the region, if not in all of France, shaped like a wine bottle and completely clad in bark. Good St Chinian wines. Of the three restaurants, La Table is exceptional, one of the best Michelin-starred places we have been to. The four-course menu was 60 euros but with a free glass of fizz; meanwhile the Thai restaurant, whose food was authentic and adequate but whose decor is primitive, cost 40 euros with the same fizz 9 euros per glass extra, so its meal was 49 euros compared to 60 at the sensational La Table. La Petite Table, with its dull menu and over-sized meat portions, worked out the same as the Thai. Both the winery and the top restaurant can be booked without being an overnight guest.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from JulieMALVES, Directeur général at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort
Responded Dec 21, 2019
Dear AnthonyGTSussex_UK, We appreciate your comment. We are sorry to read that the experience at Château & Village Castigno did not live up to your expectations. Concerning our hotel, we have 24 rooms with neat ,unique decoration and layout; all our rooms are different and meet various criteria. Regarding your accommodation, know that even within our four room categories, each "room / house" is unique and for that our team is at your disposal to change rooms when your accommodation does not respond to your expectations, equipment, layout or environment ... We are sorry to discover your disappointment, once your stay was over. In terms of our catering offer, we offer three types of establishments (Le Thaï, La Petite Table, bistrot-grill and La Table 1 Michelin star) with different styles, menus and prices, so that everyone can find happiness. Finally, we are delighted to read that you were happy by the welcome and the service of our staff, as well as by the architecture of our cellar and by the service of our restaurant, La Table, 1 Michelin star where you had the opportunity to discover creative four hands cuisine. We thank you again for taking your time to leave us this comment and wish you a great day. Best regards, The Direction
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frenchi700 wrote a review Jun 2019
Derbyshire550 contributions253 helpful votes
My partner found Castigno in a newspaper article and thought we should give it a try. We booked 2 nights stay in a luxury room we also booked to go wine tasting and to eat at the 3 restaurants too. The village of Assignan is out of the way and super quiet. We parked up in the Maison des Amis car park and then walked up to reception. The signs are really easy to follow. We managed to check in early as we had the wine tasting and lunch booked for that afternoon. Karina who I had been talking to via email was the person to check us in so it was all very easy and straight forward. Karina then took us on a tour of the area and showed us what was what. She took us down to Maison des Amis which was where our room was and showed us around the building. There is a beautiful space to chill, listen to music and a kitchen available if you fancy doing some cooking too. We got our bags and then went off for lunch followed by the wine tasting. Both were fantastic. We ate in Le Thai that night which was amazing. With regards to the room. The issue's I had was that it wasn't bright enough for me, I found it quite small and I didn't like some of the decor. I loved the bed, shower and toiletries. One thing missing for us was a box of tissues. Please consider putting these in your rooms. Wifi is only available in the Wine school room but you are made aware of this when you book your stay as the premise is to stop using technology whilst you stay here. We decided to have breakfast at Castigno after our first night's stay. WOW, it was insane. We arrived to be given smoothie shots and juice, tea, coffee. Pastries were on the table with some bread and fruit. Then came the eggs, meat, veg etc. It was a feast. Far too much for us but it was wonderful and worth experiencing. The staff are amazing. Nothing is too much trouble and they are super helpful with any questions. Castigno is a lovely, beautiful place and if you want some peace and quiet I would most certainly recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded Dec 20, 2019
Dear frenchi700 We would like to thank you for this feedback following your stay at Château & Village Castigno. It is a pleasure to see that you haven’t been disappointed compared to what you read in that newspaper. Our team always try its best to make people feel welcome from the pre-arrival emails to the departure day. Our three restaurants (Le Thaï, La Petite Table et La Table 1* Michelin) are really different in order to vary the experience, and we are truly happy that you enjoyed the three of them. Nevertheless, we are sorry that you did not like the omnipresence of the colors in the rooms. It is a choice that has been made to make this color palette (pink, red, purple) appear in and out all of our properties as a reminder that the start of this incredible adventure was in first place the wine. Looking forward to seeing you again next time, we wish you an excellent day. Best regards, The Direction
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$148 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceOccitanieHeraultAssignan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include La Maison des Vins de Saint-Chinian (3.2 miles), Pepiniere Jeanne Horticulture (3.7 miles), and Espace Vin de Saint Chinian (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Table De Castigno, Le Terminus Cote Gare, and Cafe de la Paix.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Assignan.
Are pets allowed at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Château & Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch.