After visiting Marseille, Avignon and Beziers with varying levels of service and lodgings, we spent 4 days experiencing superlative accommodation and service with Enrique e Lola at La Posada Del Castillo. The Posada and its owners vastly exceeded our expectation from tripadvisor. The location and views of the medieval cite' are second to none. The attention to detail by Enrique and Lola in respect of food, cleanliness, decoration and advice on places of interest, transport, where to dine is perfect. Enrique's knowledge of the history of Carcassonne and the entire region and his willingness to share and discuss with the guests is encyclopaedic.
In all we could not rate their beautiful home that they share with all their guests and their company as anything less than perfection.
Should we return to France, there is nowhere else we would wish to stay.
We believe in our short stay that we made two very good friends who always will be welcome as guests in our home city in Brazil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find this hidden gem tucked away in the picturesque quarter known as La Barbacane and it is here that visitors from all around the world choose to stay in the heart of Cathar country. Built on the site of the former barbican of the medieval City and at the very foot of the ramparts, both the City and the Bastide Saint Louis are easily accessible on foot. At the Posada del Castillo B&B , we are in a classified historical monuments' area so, although we do not have a swimming pool, we do have Carcassonne's Lake Cavayere 5 minutes away as well as the Mediterranean, mountain lakes, rivers and streams in close proximity. Although, being in a town and next to the Chapel of Saint Gimer, we do not have large grounds or parklands, we do have a cosy terrace and a private garden which offer our guests a truly unique view of the Cite. Indeed, the medieval walls, the Porte d'Aude and the Chateau Comtal are less than 100m away. It is the Porte d'Aude which evokes Carcassone world wide and it is this gate which is featured on all of the postcards and used as a backdrop in films and historical productions. ... more less