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"The height of luxury and wonderful dining"
A recent stay at this elegant and luxurious hotel was altogether a memorable experience - all mod cons but with old style standards. From the moment I walked into the hotel, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff - reception, the Bar, restaurant staff, gardeners etc., My room was a very spacious suite with an understated stylish interior. Public rooms reminded me of The Ritz, London. Staff in the restaurant were extremely knowledgeable about the food they were serving. On the night when I dined there alone, the chef's choices for both food and wine were superb. The whole dining experience was classic theatre but without the guest feeling intimidated.
"A wonderful Surprise"
We knew nothing about this place, which our travel agent booked for us. It is very beautiful and well situated in central Avignon. The home of former cardinals when the Papacy was in Avignon, it is an old and elegant mansion, with beautiful rooms, gardens and a very special restaurant! Difficult to find (to enter, you must find the electronic post, call the hotel, and ask them to lower the posts that block the entrance to the street)! Once you are there it's like being in heaven. Avignon itself is built of a golden stone and is very beautiful. Definitely worth two day stop; while there, visit the wonderful Lambert Collection and have lunch there.
"Hotel, Chef's Table Dinner Fantastic!"
We spent only two days in Avignon but found Hotel La Mirande to be a superbly welcoming and comfortable place to stay. We participated in the Chef's Table preparation and dinner with Chef Sevina (not sure I spelled her name correctly). The chef was so animated and entertaining, and we learned a lot while we laughed with her. The food was spectacular, as was the wine and we felt that the cost was very reasonable for the experience.
"Not 5 stars"
I had a strange experience here. Price on the internet was $243 on Orbitz. We were close to Avignon and drove straight to the hotel figuring we'll get the same price. Upon arrival the front desk said the price is 400 Euro. I showed her the Internet price on the phone and she said she can reduce to 299 Euro which is the same 'due to the exchange rate'. I explained that it's actually Higher so then she ׳found׳ a ׳non refundable׳ rate of 250. Most quality hotels simply guarantee lowest price for booking directly to avoid haggling and dis respecting their customers. The hotel itself is a 4 star hotel in a very good location. It has a weird TV built into the mirror resulting in a tiny screen that is hard to operate with a remote control.
"Beautiful hotel in an amazing position within the walled city"
This hotel is a lovely place to say if you are visiting Avignon. Getting into the hotel is difficult by car, so ideally do what we did, and take the train. But once you are there you are in a fantastic position to explore this beautiful city, literally next door to the Pope's Palace. All the public rooms and bedrooms look authentic and period, but the bedrooms have every mod con and it has all been recently refurbished. On the days we stayed the gourmet restaurant was closed, but we took advantage of the chef's table dinner in the old kitchens in the cellar, and it was a truly amazing evening.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM