We used Puylaurens as a stopping point for the night on our drive south. We were looking for a charming small hotel where we could have dinner on-site. This inn fit the bill perfectly. Of all the hotels we stayed in during a three week trip, we received our warmest welcome here. Arriving at the small square fronting the inn and finding no parking place, David came out and helped us park our car in front of the door of his personal home. Two young helpers whisked our bags inside and made us feel special. These young men waited on us that evening for dinner. The kitchen here is well-renowned and we loved our meal.
The inn is a bit difficult to find. It’s up on the spine of the village hill, accessed down a small one lane road. The website gives an excellent overview of the hotel interior, so you know just what you are getting. It’s well decorated, with a Spanish influence, and we especially enjoyed the huge clean bathroom. One thing not disclosed by the web is that the view rooms looking out from the plateau have the village’s main road just beneath, and there is some traffic noise. The noise abates after dark, but starts again quite early in the morning. When we return, we may consider the rooms looking into the quiet inner village square. If you are looking for a travel stopping point, we highly recommend Puylaurens and Cap de Castel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cap de Castel is a charming small hotel, set within the protected "Cathare" property, originally built in the 13th century on the lands of the Lords of Hautpoul. Ten beautifully renovated large bedrooms, in two 17th century buildings, reflect the local Languedoc Roussillon colours and stimulate your senses. The spectacular view embraces the neighbouring roman tiled roofs, the Lauragais hills, and the foothills of the Pyrenees and Black Mountain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cap De Castel Puylaurens