Staying in Le Grand Puits was definitely a good choice. Recommended for those on a budget, but want to stay within the city walls of Carcassonne. My family of four adults, speaking almost no french, enjoyed meeting Nicole and owner, who was very friendly and warm. Breakfast is self serve, so you can eat anytime. Has eggs, juice, cereals, coffee, and a few other unique breakfast items that are included in the price of the room.
You simply can't argue with the location, staying anywhere in this city is an absolute treat, something we will remember forever. We stayed in the blue room with the extra apartment room for an additional fee that really allowed our two adult couples to have 2 seperate rooms. This would be a fun place to take a family to with children.
The only negative we noted was a slight "musty" smell in the room, though after a few minutes we hardly noticed it anymore. There was wifi but it was spotty for us, but allowed us to access the internet as needed.
Overall we recommend staying here, as the location doesn't get any better and Nicole was a wonderful hostess. This location was recommended by Rick Steves as a budget option, and he was right!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 rooms located in the heart of the Medieval City in a Renaissance-style house ... more less