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“Great hotel outside Carcassonne”
Review of Chateau de Palaja

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Chateau de Palaja
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Palaja
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lovely old building and nice gardens where you can take breakfast, read in the shade, swim in the pool, play pétanque. There's a small gym with bike, rower and stepper as well as a sauna. Nice conference room, bikes to hire. Breakfasts are great, there's a very good smart restaurant next door, a simpler pizzeria in the village or all the restuarants you could want in Carcassonne. What's not to like?

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

we stayed for 3 nights, had a lovely room on the second floor, wifi worked perfectly, breakfast was nice and converted me back from tea to coffee. would we stay again and the answer is most definitely. perfectly situated for carcassonne, and infact we moved on and wished we had stayed at palaja

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

The owners, Catherine and Eric, deserve a lot of praise for the energy and enthusiasm they have put into this place. They are helpful and friendly at all times and more than willing to help with any guidance they can provide, restaurants, places to visit etc.

The hotel provides breakfast, which is simple but more than adequate. Immediately adjoining the hotel is an excellent restaurant who by the way must provide the finest crepe suzette in France.

All in all a very pleasant experience, just nicely away from the hustle and bustle of Carcassonne.

Room Tip: The bedroom floors are wooden, so the ones on the top floor have an obvious advantage
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

More of a large house than what I think of as a Chateau, but a lovely setting. We stayed in a junior suite, "Font Froid". I'd describe it as more of a large room with large ensuite than a suite, but would say the pictures on their website give a fair representation of the accommodation. It has 8 owners, and they spent 3.5 years renovating before opening 2 years ago. One of the owners seemed to do all the reception/guest work in our two nights there. She has good English and is very helpful with things to do in the area. Good, relaxing pool area with outstanding restaurant in a separate building next to the hotel, "S Comme". Strongly recommend you try it, was best food with outstanding service we had in France. Hotel has good breakfast and Wifi connection. If I had any negative it would be no English speaking channels on the TV, I like to see the news on BBC World, but maybe this is a good thing!

Room Tip: Don't think it matters, all looked good.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Thanks to the energy, enthusiasm and friendliness of Catherine and Eric Remy this lovely hotel has an exceptionally personal and welcoming atmosphere (to which their three lovely daughters also contribute). Breakfast was ample and delicious, and we appreciated being able to help ourselves to tea or coffee at any time. We stayed in the Alaric suite, which we found very comfortable, especially the bed. It is large and cool in hot weather, though rooms on the floor below have larger windows and are lighter. Catherine showed me several of the rooms and they are all very attractively decorated and comfortable. It was blissfully quiet at night and the calm gardens and pool area provided a peaceful haven to return to after busy days visiting the many interesting places in the area. The restaurant next door (S Comme) was excellent, providing a romantic setting for dinner outside.

Room Tip: In very hot weather rooms at the back and one with smaller windows (like the Alaric) are cooler.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a lovely stay here, the owners are helpful and generous, our room was lovely and the bed was super comfortable. Would definitely recommend without any hesitation. We also ate in S Comme next door and had a beautiful meal, not too expensive. The small restaurant/ bar down the road was also very nice and friendly, would be good if you had kids with you.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed here in late May whilst visiting Carcassonne. Would recommend staying out of the city as it gets very crowded and is a bit tacky! The hotel which was restored by its currwent owners is a haven away from all this. Its beautifully and tastefully restored with spacious quiet, very comfortable rooms and very good large bathrooms. Parking is on site and free. breakfast was very good and you can also make yourself tea/coffee at any time for free. Would thoroughly recommend for a slightly quirky but very nice welcoming stay.
An added benefit is the restaurant on site. This is separately run and is excellent. Its comfortable, the service is friendly and efficient and the food very good and good value.

Room Tip: We had a larger room and it was very pleasant at the front
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7 Barri del Castel, 11570 Palaja, France
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Location: France > Occitanie > Aude > Palaja
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Palaja
Price Range: $124 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau de Palaja 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Boutique hotel"very nice. 12 rooms for 2 people or 3 or 4 people. spacefull rooms. 5 mns driving from the old city of Carcassonne. homemade renovation . very nice welcoming. huge park, free parking, outdoor swimming pool, free access sauna and fitness. collection of 1200 graphic novels. wellness massages with reservation. very good breakfast as a buffet inside or in the garden. best price on our site ... more   less 
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