We stayed here (with friends) on the night of 14th July for the second year running. The rooms are not great, sandwiched into an old mill building, but the views are very good (so long as you look onto the river and Cathedral and, I think are probably best on the 3rd floor). The main reason for choosing this place was the excellent dinner (booked up a long way ahead). For 45 euros each we had a smashing 5 (or was it 6?) course meal, a fun "tricolour" cocktail and copious amounts of good quality wine included in the price. And, of course, the meal ended just as the 30 minute firework spectacular started up below the walls of the Bishop's Palace - right across the river from the hotel's terrace - one of the best possible view points. A great evening!
The staff at the hotel are very pleasant and there is ample car park space (in a very busy city). For those who don't know it, Albi has an enormous Cathedral (said to be the largest brick-build building in the world) with a stunning Rood Screen covered with depictions of the final judgement and the torments of hell, etc. (A grim reminder of the very horrible deaths that the many thousants of so-called Albigensian - Cathar - heretics suffered in the Thirteeth Century.) The aforesaid Bishop's Palace also houses THE collection of Toulouse-Lautrec' s art. Albi is well worth a visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 56 rooms in the city centre near the Pont Neuf on the Tarn river banks. In watermill building dated 1770. 500 meters from the Berbie Palace and museums. 800 meters from Ste Cécile Cathedral. Bar, regional restaurant and 3 meeting rooms (30 people). ... more less
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