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“Nice to Return”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chateau de Cavanac

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Chateau de Cavanac
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cavanac
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Oakland, CA
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140 reviews
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“Nice to Return”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We spent several nights here a few years ago and knew that we wanted to return, even if it was out of our way. We got the chance this past April and stayed two more nights. The 45euro dinner with wine included is still amazing. Portions seemed a little smaller, but still gluttonous and worth every penny. This time we opted to stay in the least expensive room, located in the old stable I think, which set a different tone than staying in the main building. It was not the exciting room we remembered. But we did look at other available rooms, more expensive, and they didn't look worth the money. Having traveled far more extensively through France, the Chateau just looks rustic. That said, dinner here is hard to beat. And although the bed appeared rustic as well, it was very comfortable.

As we were travelling for seven weeks, we had started finding our own breakfasts at local boulangeries, but we would have been better served eating at the Chateau as the location is quite remote and boulangeries are few and far between. Since we had already seen Carcassone on our previous visit, we went to St. Hilaire, home of the first sparkling wine, and from there we drove up the mountain to a local Blanquette winery. Very enjoyable day.

Sometimes its better not to repeat memorable stays, but although a little disappointed in the lodging, we are still happy with two lovely dinners.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a fabulous room, complete with half tester bed, marvellous huge shuttered windows, and enormous bathroom? It felt more like staying in someone's super Chateau, rather than a hotel and I mean that in a good way! Amazing dinner in the restaurant which was packed with locals as well as guests always a good sign. Had a quick dip in the beautiful swimming pool but it was so cold even for a hardened swimmer like me. 10 minutes to Carcassonne airport where we were picking up family en route for Spain. Would definitely recommend it .

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have no idea why this hotel is only 3 stars! Our room was big enough to hold a court ball in it, the staff were fantastic, the food was to die for, and everything about this place shouted style with a capital `S' - actually, that may be misleading and undervaluing it - what it actually has is CLASS! They just get it! Can't recommend it too highly, and only wish they would come and teach hoteliers in Oxfordshire a thing or two! Fabulous.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Antibes, France
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is the third time we have stayed at Cavanac en route for other places. The rooms all have names and are decorated in a period style. Ours overlooked the courtyard and we could use either of two entrances/exits as the hotel forms three sides of a square. We discovered that there was a full sized billiard table this time, as well as a sauna. We were here on a Sunday night and the restaurant was open. A meal for €45 per head including an aperitif, white, rosé and red wine from their own vineyard is a great experience. We cannot go past the half lobster to start with, followed by a meli-melo of fruit de mer, and are spoilt for choice with the main course which offers lamb and beef grilled on a huge open grill. We liked the white wine well enough to purchase a couple of cases on leaving. The breakfast is very good as there is a good choice of fresh juices, cereals, bread and viennoiserie. Then there's cheese, cooked meats, eggs to boil and home made jam. My only caveat is that the swimming pool was empty of water - not that the weather was great, but I hope that people who expect to swim will enquire before they arrive if it is available for them.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Food out of this world on both evenings we ate there. The menu offers great choice, superbly prepared and presented food, and is complemented by their own wine , which is excellent.
I would go there again in a breath!
Only negative comment is cleanliness.
The bedroom was generously proportioned, with a lovely king-size four poster. Spotless fine quality bed linen was perfect and the mattress supremely comfortable.
The bedroom had an armchair in it which was very stained and disgusting. The spacious bathroom had mouldy grouting on the tiles which further gave an impression of decay.
I love historic buildings and nice architecture. I love it even more when clean, and the hotel needs to address this matter They're stopping a beautifully atmospheric
hotel from being great !

Room Tip: All the rooms are named and individually themed. All to the same standard.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

The restaurant here is really worth a visit, and it seemed sensible to stay here for two nights while exploring the area. We found the reception staff charming and helpful. The rooms are fine, if a little tired. No real complaints, except that the armchair in our bedroom, Couronne Imperiale, was very dirty and stained. This gave a bad impression. However, the four-poster bed was spotless and very comfortable - nice to find a hotel that has not converted to duvets! Electric heaters in the bedroom and bathroom were sufficient to keep the temperature comfortable. Although the weather was fine, we were too early in the season for the swimming pool, but I'm sure it is a lovely spot in the sunshine. Overall, our impression was good and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Well worth a visit. Offering rooms with individuality. Charming establishment offering comfortable and spacious rooms. Well maintained and clean. Have stayed here a few times and never been disappointed. Restaurant is excellent value. Menu 45€ includes aperitif, wine,etc. Foie gras, lobster, etc on menu so price more than correct.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chateau de Cavanac

Property: Chateau de Cavanac
Address: Rue Etienne Guizard, 11570 Cavanac, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Aude > Cavanac
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cavanac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau de Cavanac 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The chateau has been in the family for six generations and date back to XVII century. The bedrooms individually designed by the proprietors wife, are decorated and named after flowers, incorporating the charm of the past with today’s modern comfort. Some are available with four poster beds or dramatic canopies, and all have ,air conditioning, WIFI, and en suite bathrooms,There is an outdoor swimming pool with a sunshiny terrace, a tennis court and a sauna. ... more   less 
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