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Village & Chateau Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort

Rue des Ecoles, 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business center
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Free public parking nearby
Yoga classes
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 )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
On-demand movies
Pool view
Suites
Family rooms
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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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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Response from JulieMALVES, Directeur général at Village & Château Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort
Responded 6 days ago
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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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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Response from JulieMALVES, Directeur général at Village & Château Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort
Responded 6 days ago
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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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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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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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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PRICE RANGE
$151 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceOccitanieHeraultAssignan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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