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“The best hotel in Cognac - by a LONG way!”

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Hotel Francois Premier
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Cognac
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Just stayed for a week in this just-opened hotel, after years of staying at other hotels in the area that were either cheap and crappy or expensive and stuffy.The Francois 1 is superb.Great bar, lovely brand-new rooms, fast free WiFi, a beautiful wellness/spa, but the main thing is Marc, Isabelle and the staff: they really make you feel like there isn't anything they won't do to help you enjoy your stay. I won't stay anywhere else in Cognac now.

Room Tip: I had one of the suites, which is only very slightly more expensive, but a LOT larger.
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

I recently spent a week at the Francoic Premier and was thouroughly impressed by the level of customer service. All of the staff were not just accomodating, but friendly and genuinely concerned about the guests' needs and comfort level. The location is central and there were plenty of options nearby for eating, drinking or a bit of cognac shopping. The recent remodel has resulted in a stylish, modern, clean and comfortable hotel with nice sized rooms for a European hotel in this price range, wifi, a lovely downstairs bar and a nice range of breakfast options in the morning. Book in advance as given the other options in the area, this hotel with its service with a smile and great price/quality ratio will fill up fast.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I cannot recommend this hotel enough for all round quality.
The recent renovation has seen this hotel become an elegant, stylish and very comfortable stay.
The staff are all incredibly efficient, friendly and really make every effort to make your stay as 'special' and as comfortable as possible.
Please consider this as your first option while visiting this beautiful town and explore this fine region of France.
It's location is very central with everything you need in walking distance, a great bar that is stocked with fantastic products both international and local and beautifully designed rooms with the most comfortable beds I have witnessed in a long time.
Merci Beaucoup!
Gee

Room Tip: Best room choice for me - Room 32 - beautiful early morning views over the town.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Just spent a week here with 20 other people. The hotel is in a lovely old building, the rooms are medium in size and they are nice and have all the things you need like a fridge, safe and free wifi. The plus point is that in the rooms the toilet and the shower rooms are separate which I like. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. It is situated bang in the middle of town and easy to walk to quite a few of the Cognac houses like Martell, Hennessey and Camus. Directly accross the road there is a lot of choice where to eat and drink and a great cognac shop just 2 minutes walk away The breakfast runs till 10am too unlike other places where you have to get up at the break of dawn. It has only been opened for a couple weeks so a few fine tunings need to be done but that is completely natural. I highly recommend this place and will definitely use this hotel again if I com back to Cognac!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

The best hotel in cognac, no doubt. Amazing rooms, average price and cool service. Right in the center, for sure the best option! Recomended.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Super hotel, lovely clean rooms with excellent decor in a beautifully refurbished old building. Staff are both helpful and very friendly. Would definitely recommend. Great location in the centre of town.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Stayed at this hotel when visiting family in Cognac as part of a drive from UK to Spain. At time of writing, hotel had just re-opened following a smart refurb, a few niggles, like the ironing boards had not arrived yet, otherwise it was a very good choice. Perfect location in Cognac, secure parking, nicely furnished rooms, helpful staff. Worth a look for stopovers and visits to the town/region.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Francois Premier

Address: 3 Place Francois 1er | 3, Place François 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente > Cognac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Cognac
Price Range: $155 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Francois Premier 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to its privileged location (in the center of Cognac), Francois Premier Hotel is your ideal base for your travels on foot (your car being parked inside). Its spa with swimming pool, hammam and massage will guarantee intense relaxing moments, as well as the "rooftop" garden. Its exceptional cocktail bar (both in its products and its barman) welcomes you for nice evenings (until 2am from Tuesday to Saturday). All this in a modern setting, perfectly balancing the elegance of the mansions of the 19th century with the audacity of contemporary design For a great stay in Cognac ... ... more   less 
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