This hotel is not perfect, but the wonderful French decor and supremely helpful staff make up for any imperfections. Our welcome was extremely warm and despite our being younger than madame, she insisted on trying to carry our bags up 3 flights of stairs. Sense prevailed after our protestations and a young waiter from the restaurant eventually took the heaviest bags. The staircases are wooden and quite uneven, so a warning to those who are not as young as they were or, as in the case of my daughter, have just had a cast off a broken limb!
We stayed here one night each way to and from Austria, as Metz is half way. Our first night bedroom was a simple but comfortable twin room on the top floor with a wonderful view of the beautiful cathedral and perfectly adequate bathroom. This is a 3 star hotel, so don't expect luxury. Our second night stay was in a double bedroom on the first floor and a single bedroom on the second. No view of the cathedral, but lovely French decor, antique furniture and rugs. The double room had a sitting room and 2 televisions and was very prettily decorated with 'toile de jouy' fabric.
The single room was 'small but perfectly formed' and again very prettily decorated in blues. All three rooms are typically French in style and feel, which is such a welcome change from the synthetic uniformity of modern hotels.
Breakfast buffet selection gave a good choice of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cold meats, cheese, pastries, cakes and croissants, with fresh orange juice. Although on our second stay the array had been somewhat depleted by a tour group of German people who got in before us and there was not a great choice of bread, one slice of ham and no proper yoghurt left. However, because on the first day, the coffee machine wasn't working, and because of the lack of choice on the second occasion, we had a breakfast cost discounted each time, which was given voluntarily as we had not commented on either of these events. Bottled water was offered freely both before retiring and for both our onward journeys. Both younger people at reception were extremely helpful with directions to the restaurants we were going to and for our exit out of the town, which wasn't that easy. There is a covered public carpark a stone's throw from the hotel and all in all it is an excellent place to stay in Metz, which is a magnificent town. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- De La Cathedrale Metz