For a two star hotel, I was very happy with the accomodations.
I had checked out the higher rated hotels in the village - and was not impressed with any of them. Their prices were three or four times the rate of the Auberge St. Jacques.
It seems to be a family run operation. Everyone who works there is friendly and helpful. Where the other posters said the check-in was chaotic - I agree it is not your standard reception - but, to me, the man was charming. He showed me the room, gave me an excellent price - less than 50 Euro a night.
The room was quiet and very clean. It was not a large room, but certainly larger than many I have had in France. The bathroom was larger-good water pressure-nice towels and a separate heater. The TV had only three channels in French.
There is no elevator. I had free parking at the top of the hill.
I had a little terrace area - not really much for sitting on - but I could open the doors and have fresh air and exit to the street below.
The breakfast was warm croissants (excellent), warm baguette, jams, butter, honey, orange juice and choices of coffees, teas and chocolate. Everything was fresh and tasty.
But what is most amazing about this hotel is its restaurant!!! FABULOUS!!! And what a surprise!
I would have stayed at this hotel more days simply to be able to eat at their restaurant!
Foie gras de canard w/dried figs (made in house)
filet de Sandre a la cardamome (white fish on a bed of greens with a butter sauce flavored with cardamon and verbena)
cheese tray with walnuts
vanilla creme custard topped with compote of rhubarb and served with a scoop of homemade strawberry ice cream and tuile
AND ONLY 26 EURO
For lunch, yes, I did not stray far from the kitchen...
I had the chou farci de truite, sauce crustaces and a pear,almond tart with cream - 17 Euro.
I certainly recommend this hotel and their restaurant highly!
- Also Known As:
- Auberge Saint Jacques Conques