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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

I thought very seriously about leaving this hotel early, as we thought the room was well over-due for a full refurbish and the bathroom; well that just needed to be stripped back to the bare bricks and start again. We got there on a Sunday and the restaurant in the hotel wasn’t open for dinner, but then again, neither was anything else on ‘the hill’. Although the hotel told us that nothing was open in the area, wouldn’t you think that they would stay open for the house guests? No, not a though at all. Wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone. In fact, don’t even stay in Cordes! Stay as far away as possible and visit on a day trip only! But not a Sunday or Monday, as everything within a 5km radius is closed!

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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sophie T, Directeur général at Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Sir,

We are not responsible if everything is closed in Cordes, we try to do our best to stay open as long as possible but you must understand that we are obliged to give days off to our staff.

When you make your reservation, you receive a mail with all these informations, so you know before coming that we are closed on sunday evening. you could have change your reservation or cancel it.

Please accept, Sir, our warmest greetings.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I would have to give serious thought to whether I have ever spent a night in worse hotel by value. Everything you need is here but the worn out rooms leave much to be desired. I feel as they tossed us in a broom closet lest the other guests (none) see us.

A saggy bed, flooring in need of both cleaning and replacement and sheer inaccessibility make this a pass if I had my wits me..... A long day of travel makes for poor choices.

There is no value here. The town closes at 6 off season and this hotel offers the only food service within a couple of miles. This is after you repel 400 vertical feet and there is a class four climb between your room and your parking so bring fluids and a bagged lunch.

I would expect to find equal value in old Paris on Bastille day with no advanced booking.

Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile



This relatively small hotel has been well converted from a monastic retreat and is very comfortably appointed; our premium first floor bedroom was spacious with a good modern shower, TV, small fridge and lovely views over the surrounding countryside. It was accessed by an imposing stone circular staircase and lacked airconditioning, but the massive stone walls and ceiling fan should keep it cool in the summer.
The restaurant has a limited menu but the food is okay and the service acceptable although rather flustered for most of the time.
The hotel provides parking nearby once you have unloaded your bags at the front door, but the return trip to the hotel on foot is not for the infirm or those in poor condition.
The hotel wifi is totally non-existent in all areas so make sure you have roaming and hotspot facilities.
The reception is well staffed and very helpful but breakfast is definitely a study in DIY since the only items provided on your designated table are a baguette and two croissants..........not a cup, saucer or knife in sight until you start hunter gathering yourself.
The other curiosity is that the staff are neither very enterprising nor profit motivated since no attempt was ever made to interest us in a beverage or mise en bouche of any sort as we sat in the salon and chatted, perhaps monastic solitude is practiced.
We enjoyed the stay and would recommend the hotel but don't expect too much.

Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were most fortunate to eat here twice, once in the beautiful centre indoor terrace and once on the outside terrace with a prime table overlooking stunning views. Food was cooked to perfection with wonderful flavour and imaginative presentation. A long leisurely perfect experience both times, owners have to be commended.

  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

We visited Cordes sur Ciel out of season (December 2015) so almost everything was closed which was unfortunate. Although we had confirmed reservations for two rooms at Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes, they had reserved three rooms for us. Fortunately they cancelled the third room as it was clearly their error. We were the only guests in the hotel on our first night and appeared to be the only guests on our second night too.
I had not reserved a room with a view as we normally don't spend much time in our room and had thought that we would enjoy the views from the sitting room and dining room instead. This hotel is in a magnificent location with views to rave about but they did little to promote this asset while we were there. The sitting room is at the back of the hotel facing the road and an internal courtyard as is the reception. It would appear that the dining room has the best view but we only had dinner there and by that time in the winter it was dark. I did ask to see the terrace the before we left and can imagine that it must be lovely to sit out there on a summer evening but in the winter it ceases to function. The building was a former monastery so it has a rather gloomy atmosphere.
Our rooms were on the first floor up a spiral stone staircase which added authenticity to this old building but would be difficult for a disabled person. Both our rooms were small and overlooked the internal courtyard which was a bit dismal. The rooms could do with a decor revamp but had everything that was necessary in the small space. The only thing missing was a kettle .
We had dinner in the hotel on our first night. It was average. My husband and mother in law had the duck confit and I had fish which was fine but not wonderful. The service was first class in the restaurant.
On our second night, a Sunday, the hotel was locked up and we were given a door code to enter as the staff had gone home. Fortunately our plan had been to have our main meal at lunch time and just have a snack supper as we would have had to go looking for an open restaurant in the village which was all closed up. The reception area of the hotel was in darkness and we had to find our way through to the dimly lit courtyard on our return to the hotel in the evening and again the following morning as we left before the staff came on duty. I would strongly recommend a heat sensor light in the reception.
I believe this hotel has the potential to be a good place to stay but would recommend a summer visit as there is not much to do in the winter. There is plenty to do close by though so we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this part of the world. We spent a lovely morning in St Antonin Noble Val which is a 30 minute drive from Cordes sur Ciel.

  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
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