Stayed in this smart little b&b for 3 nights - far too short a time. Situation is perfect for exploring the castle and town and the little courtyard is a great place to have a quiet drink with the owners and other guests. The evening view of the castle walls and towers cannot be beaten. The owner Enrique and his wife Lola are perfect hosts, providing a wealth of information about the town and it's history as well as a very satisfactory breakfast. We would hope to return and can recommend to couples seeking a clean and comfortable stay.
- 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