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“A wonderful honeymoon!”
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38 reviews
Beautiful fully equiped spacious kitchen leading to the pool area
Comfortable seating with plasma TV
King size double bed with crisp white bedlinen
Secluded garden
Beautiful maintained garden area
Light and airy kitchen
Private sun bathing
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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16Sarah33
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“A wonderful honeymoon!”
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We booked a short honeymoon at Hibiscus House due to the location and wonderful photos of the apartment as advertised on the internet. We were not disappointed in any way. We arrived to a bottle of local sparkling wine as a 'just married' present from the Woodmans, which was delicious, and a lovely treat.
The apartment itself is even more lovely than the pictures; it is large, open plan and very stylish. The large kitchen opening on to the garden is particularly gorgeous.
It is a 10 minute stroll up to the old city, or a 15/20 minute walk to the modern city and train station, where the train is a cheap and easy way to explore all around the area.
There are lots of lovely small restaurants on the winding road up to the old city that are reasonably priced compared to the more touristy places further up, with very friendly service and delicious local food.
Unfortunately we had the flu, which slowed us down and could have ruined our honeymoon. Luckily, the apartment, sunshine and friendliness of the Woodmans helped us to have a lovely time. We will be recommending Hibiscus House to all our friends and hope to be back soon.

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Liked best: The beautifully decorated apartment
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2015
Dear Sarah & Tim,
It was lovely to meet you both, you were a pleasure to have in our apartment, and we hope to see you both here again in the future. You are a lovely couple and we wish you well in your future together.
Best Wishes Paul & Wendy.
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Hilly2017
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“My little piece of French heaven!”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I chose and booked Hibiscus House 12 months from Australia.
The garden and small pool were a delight, the apartment very comfortable and beautifully decorated. It is within walking distance of most important tourist venues in Carcassonne.
Our hosts were excellent. We loved the whole week!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MrsHappyM...
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This property is just fabulous. The owners Wendy and Paul are super-friendly and helpful, and the apartment couldn't be better equipped. There was a bottle of wine on arrival, and everything you could need for a great self-catering stay (including olive oil and salt/pepper! Very thoughtful).
The pool is small but perfect for young children. Ours are 7 and 10 and they had an absolute ball. Carcassone is, of course, a great city. But after a stroll around, we were keen to get back to the oasis of Hibiscus House and relax. We will return!

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Dylan1962
Huddersfield
1 review
“Perfect apartment in ideal location”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We loved our 5 night stay at Hibiscus House. The Woodmans are perfect hosts and it was evident from the moment we walked into the apartment just how much pride they take in the place and they clearly have such a genuine desire to make sure people enjoy their stay and leave with good memories.
There couldn't be a more ideal location in Carcassonne, 10 minutes walk away from both the Ville Basse and Le Cite sandwiched perfectly between them both! Neighbourhood is really quiet and extremely safe, we walked back late at night/early morning and there are no problems at all. The pool and surrounding area are just as described and we spent a couple of relaxing afternoons on the loungers in the sun.
All in all, the perfect place - we've already begun recommending Carcassonne to people and recommending Hibiscus as we can't imagine there's anywhere better!

We had great meals at L'Ecu D'Or and Auberge de Dame Carcas up in Le Cite but in the main square of the Ville Basse Le Longchamp is best avoided.

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Liked best: Pool area, fully equipped kitchen
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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AileenWhi...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay in Carcassonne”
Reviewed June 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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From the moment I was welcomed by Wendy till I bid farewell I had a marvellous time in Carcassonne. The gite is every bit as comfortable as it appears in the photos and the kitchen has to be one of the happiest places on my trip through France. Made you want to cook. The gite has all the facilities you need plus more with a beautiful garden to sit out and enjoy the sunshine and a glass of rose kindly left for me by my hosts. And the location couldn't be better. This will definitely be my place to stay when I'm next in Carcassonne.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 16, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Liked best: Comfort and access to the town and La Cite
Liked least: Having to come home!!
Traveling group: Other
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Stephen B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A really lovely apartment”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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I stayed in this apartment for just over a week in July 2013 with my wife and 6 year old daughter. I found it to be wonderfully spacious and comfortable with a large lounge and comfortable sofas.

The bedroom is a small area which is effectively a corner taken off the lounge. Likewise bunk beds in the opposite corner. It was very hot during our stay but there was an air-conditioning unit provided that proved to be invaluable.

There is a relatively small but clean and tidy internal shower room which was fine. The kitchen though was very impressive and very well stocked as well with a good selection of glasses, plates, pots, pans etc. The kitchen opens out to a small eating area alongside the pool which proved to be a really nice spot for breakfast and other meals.

The pool itself was small but perfect for a dip at the end of the day. It is too small though for energetic swims but the there is an excellent lake with sandy beach within 3 miles of Carcassone.

If anything, the photographs of the apartment on the website do not do it justice. It seemed to be visually more impressive in the flesh.

The apartment is really well located between the Cite and the newer part of the city. We had a car, though, and found exploring other areas such a Toulouse, Montpelier etc. to be very worthwhile.

The owners, Paul and Wendy live in premises accessed by a path at the bottom of the garden out of the way so can often be on hand if needed. They were very nice and gave us some helpful tips about things to see.

All in all I could not really fault this place. It is so much nicer staying in a well cared for apartment like this in a residential area than a hotel and we were genuinely sorry to leave.

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Liked best: Spaciousness of the apartment
Liked least: The odd creepy crawly here and there
Traveling group: Young Children
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