We stayed at La Posada del Castillo for two wonderful days in April. What a special place! The hosts, Enrique and Lola, are amazing. They are very welcoming. They have created a unique environment. The view from the patio is amazing. There is an unobstructed view of the entire walled city. There are several sitting areas on the patio to relax, have a drink, and take it all in.
Enrique’s knowledge and enthusiasm about the area made us want to see it all. We followed his advice for our visit to the area and had a fascinating trip that included seeing mystical places, beautiful views, country views, and even a great lunch at a small restaurant on the road.
Our room was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was larger than most and stocked with organic linens. At breakfast we were served a variety of breads, yogurts, juices, and fruit with our coffee.
All of this makes for a great B&B, but Enrique and Lola go above and beyond to make a stay even more. This B &B feels like home. They went out of their way to make our visit special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find this hidden gem tucked away in the picturesque quarter known as La Barbacane and it is here that visitors from all around the world choose to stay in the heart of Cathar country. Built on the site of the former barbican of the medieval City and at the very foot of the ramparts, both the City and the Bastide Saint Louis are easily accessible on foot. At the Posada del Castillo B&B , we are in a classified historical monuments' area so, although we do not have a swimming pool, we do have Carcassonne's Lake Cavayere 5 minutes away as well as the Mediterranean, mountain lakes, rivers and streams in close proximity. Although, being in a town and next to the Chapel of Saint Gimer, we do not have large grounds or parklands, we do have a cosy terrace and a private garden which offer our guests a truly unique view of the Cite. Indeed, the medieval walls, the Porte d'Aude and the Chateau Comtal are less than 100m away. It is the Porte d'Aude which evokes Carcassone world wide and it is this gate which is featured on all of the postcards and used as a backdrop in films and historical productions. ... more less