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Le Domaine d'Auriac
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went on a package tour to this delightful hotel set in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Carcassonne in the middle of May 2013. The weather was atrocious and this hotel made up for it.....the gounds were beartiful, even between the raindrops and the food was magnificent. We ate in the bistro for two nights and treated ourselves to the gastronomic restaurant for the last evening of our stay.....it was an evenings' entertainment. The sommelier was an 'actor' in his own right; a most informative gentleman. The staff were so knowlegdeable and helpful and helped us navigate thru the menu. The additional courses between the listed courses were artistic as well as pleasing to the palate and we were smiling thru the whole experience. A must for anyone wishing to visit this area of France....even in the rain. The owner treated the guests as if they were her personal friends....couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely go back again.

Room Tip: We asked to see other rooms aside from the standard room we had been allocated and they all were dif...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Madame, Monsieur,
I want to thank you very much to take time to write your opinion about the Domaine on T.A.
Hoping to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely yours,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This hotel has everything -- beautiful setting, fantastic service, delicious food, comfortable rooms and wonderful sights within easy driving distance. Marie-Helene was especially attentive and helpful when one of our party needed medical attention. The gastronomic restaurant was wonderful for our first night, but after that we went every night to the bistro and enjoyed its varied menu. This hotel and Carcassonne are worth a special trip.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Barbara C
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Madame, Monsieur,
I want to thank you very much to take time to write your opinion about the Domaine on T.A.
Hoping to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely yours,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We found this to be a beautiful hotel with faultless service. The staff are all particularly pleasant and helpful. Our room was large and prettily furnished. We ate in the bistro and thought the food was well presented, delicious and good value. We asked about the walk along the river to Carcassonne and were amazed to be taken by the receptionist in a buggy to the start of the walk and given careful directions. The hotel grounds are lovely with a swimming pool and lots of shady places to sit. We would be happy to return as we had such an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: We had a superior room.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank walker329
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Madame, Monsieur,
I want to thank you very much to take time to write your opinion about the Domaine on T.A.
Hoping to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely yours,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We recently visited this property and had one of the best time ever! Staff is absolutely fantastic, very attentive, helpful and friendly, they cannot do enough for you! Room is very comfortable and clean, food is fantastic..... Would recommend to anyone visiting Carcassonne.

Special thanks to both Marie Helene who made our stay very special....hope to visit your home again sometime soon.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul R
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Madame, Monsieur,
I want to thank you very much to take time to write your opinion about the Domaine on T.A.
Hoping to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely yours,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed at the Domaine d'Auriac between Christmas & New Year's and had a very enjoyable stay. Once you have found it, the place is well situated in the outskirts of Carcassonne and the reception was very helpful providing some information about the city although not really beyond that. Our room was very nice, clean and calm.
We had dinner in their fantastic restaurant. The food was delicious however the staff could have been a little nicer. It was obvious that the sommelier did not approve our choice of wine :-)
The rest of the staff of the hotel was very nice and really gave us the feeling of being well taken care of.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Flying_Marcy
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Madame, Monsieur,
I want to thank you very much to take time to write your opinion about the Domaine on T.A.
Hoping to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely yours,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

It started out well. Nice big room. Warm and cosy. This is November and the regien here can be very cold. And was. Dinner in the restaurant was ok. But as usual in a french restaurant this caliber, they are a little over proud and satisfied about themselves. Especially the deserts was of very high quality. In the morning my wife and I had the breakfast, and about an hour after, we both started having trouble with the stomach. No doubt we had both eaten something bad, and we suspected the eggs in the morning. After a long drive, we decided to go back and lie down. We told the reception about our problems, and here started the long speech about it never happened here before! Maybe you drowe to fast on the winding roads! Maybe you ate something else etc. This can happen in any restaurant. Even the best. But the way they treated this incident was not at all in order. Not one apologie was given. Only denials and the impression at must be our own fault. When something really goes bad - anywhere - that is where the real you can be seen.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank Tartiflette0450
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed in early September during a 3 week trip through the South of France. We chose Domaine D'Auriac based on TripAdviser reviews and the fact we wanted to stay outside the walls of Carcassonne. We were not disappointed. In fact, the staff went way beyond the call of duty to assist us after we left. One of our party left his wallet with passport, driver's license and cash in his room safe. We only learned of this when we arrived at our hotel near Avignon. The receptionist told us that the D'Auriac had contacted her to say they had our belongings. What is amazing about this is the D'Auriac staff didn't know where we were staying...only that we were heading to Avignon. It turns out that they phoned more than 40 hotels to locate us!

The hotel, itself, was beautiful and comfortable with large rooms and modern bathrooms. We had an outstanding dinner with wine pairings in the restaurant. It was a great experience and we decided that if we had a choice of our last meal, that would have been it! The hotel is family owned and clearly the owners and staff share a passion for excellent service and the comfort of their guests.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Steve_Deb430
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Madame, Monsieur,
I want to thank you very much to take time to write your opinion about the Domaine on T.A.
Hoping to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely yours,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet

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Additional Information about Le Domaine d'Auriac

Address: 2535 route de Saint Hilaire, 11009 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Aude > Carcassonne > Carcassonne Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Carcassonne Center
Price Range: $240 - $563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Domaine d'Auriac 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The tranquil Domaine d'Auriac Relais et Châteaux, welcomes its guests to calm and comfortable surroundings.It is set a mature 3000 years old park, an idyllic haven of greenery on the Mediterranean doorstep encircled by the black mountains and the stunning southern region of the Corbières.The are two smooth-watering restaurants "Bernard Rigaudis" and "Le Bistrot d'Auriac" available for food lovers.An 178 holes golf course, swimming pool and tennis court will all go towards making your stay both an enchanted and relaxed one.It is a stunning location at the foot of the "Cite de Carcassonne" with the "Canal du Midi" nearby. ... more   less 
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