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"Elegant place with excellent location"
We stayed there for one night in November and it was a really pleasant stay. The XVIII century building is very nice, the rooms combine the original charming style with great comfort, including excellent beds and comfortable and large bathrooms and very quiet. The night we were there the restaurant was closed and replaced by the Table d'hôtes hosted by an excellent chef in the old style cosy kitchen. The chef cooked and served an excellent dinner. We will be happy to go back!
"Luxury hotel in the heart of town, amazing service, quiet beauty"
This hotel lives up to its reputation in every way. It used to house the cardinals, and is suitably enormous with rooms two-stories high, quaint old stone spiral staircases, and lots of nooks and crannies which the hotel has filled with comfortable seating, small tables, delightful 18th and 19th century décor, and quirky modern artwork mixed in with traditional pieces. We arrived in our room, overlooking the ancient Palais du papes, to find a table set with fresh tangerines, a box of chocolates, and even silverware and fine linen. The room was decorated in high 19th century style, with every inch floral. The bathroom had the most delightful plumbing, heavy and solid and made of porcelain and stainless steel, probably made in England around 1900, but the shower was modern with one of those high soaker shower heads. The service was 5-star, but the best experience of all was eating dinner prepared by Severaine in the basement kitchen. We were just eight people that night, lucky us, and she talked us through her gourmet meal which she made the way I might make peanut butter sandwiches for my children – calmly, joking, with expertise and a deft hand. Each plate was a work of art, and we were served various wines to match each course. We began with aperitifs in the cave, where we got a glimpse of the rare expensive wine collection. We ate seating around a large wooden table right in the kitchen, where Severaine explained not only her cooking techniques, but also more importantly, her philosophy of starting with the best local ingredients. She never plans ahead – she goes to the market and buys the most fresh local items available, and makes a menu around them. Beware – it is very tricky to arrive her by car. Plan your route carefully ahead of time. We relied on GPS which led us down one-way streets, each narrower than the last, resulting in quite a bit of scrambling to finally find our way. Once there, everything you might want to see in Avignon is in walking distance, so you won’t need your car until you leave.
Superbly located opposite the Palace of Popes. We enjoyed the apartment which is located separately from the hotel but has the same privileges. The apartment was 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom with kitchenette and living areas. To be located apart from the hotel by mere steps was wonderful, and to enjoy the hotel restaurants and bars was also superb. The location of the hotel and it's amenities is second to none. Don't fgorget to take advantage of the cooking classes.
"Old World Charm in Rhone Wine Country"
La Miranda (Avignon) is a magical retreat within the walls of the old City of Avignon, which is in the middle of the Rhone wine country. Parts of the building dates to back to the former residence of cardinals that served the nine Popes that resided in the grandiose Papal Palace next door, which was the seat of the Catholic Church during the 1400s. Our room was spacious and decorated in fine French country still style. The breakfast room overlooks the beautiful courtyard gardens and is set up with a vast French breakfast buffet, of breads, pastries, yogurts, fruits, boiled eggs and, of course, aromatic cheeses. A special treat was a Chef’s diner down in the kitchen and wine cellar that once served the cardinals. Six of us (three couples all strangers to each other) watched as our charming young woman Chef cooked on a wood burning stove and her assistant served amazing appetizers, a delightful baked cod, then veal rib roast and followed by desserts and, of course, cheeses. Each course was well paired with a wine from the region. The hotel staff is top notch courteous and helpful. Their restaurant and winery visit suggestions were “spot on.”
This hotel has met all our expextations, wonderful location, historic building, very well restored, spacious room, excellentbreakfast and very wellcoming staff. Thanks to all. The only thing we regret we missed the table dinner prepared by cheff in the 19th century kitched, which was only on Tuesday and Wednesday every week. We were there on Wednesday but it was full booked. So I highly recommend advance booking.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM