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“a sense of the past”

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Hotel Soleil Terminus
Ranked #25 of 39 Hotels in Carcassonne
kerry ireland
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“a sense of the past”
Reviewed 21 May 2007

Stepping into the lobby of this hotel one would nearly expect to see Monet in one corner making a sketch, Debussy in another corner humming something to himself,ladies with parasols and all the other relics of old decency that went with this place in former times.

Unfortuanetly that's as far as the nostalgia goes.This hotel is now run as a budget moneymaker.Staff is cut to a minimum which may explain the ridiculously late five pm check in and ten am check out.Reception are ok but could be more helpful and efficent.
Leisure facilities are ok but may not be worth the ten euro per person charge for what is a cold jacuzzi and and limp enough sauna along with the pool.

The bar and restaurant off the hotel lobby are of a modern design.The bar is quite relaxing for a beer or a coffee.Didn't eat in the resturaunt. so can't comment.

Price wise the hotel is very reasonable but that in itself can bring upon it a style of clientele that seem like square pegs in round holes here.

This hotel has a fantastic potential to be great again and the sense of history within the building is a rare thing nowadays.
It is a pity this is not exploited to the full where it could probably and ironically really make money for it's proprieter but that does'nt seem to be the ethos here.

  • Liked — The beautiful building itself
  • Disliked — Sense of lack of respect for the building and history within by owner,pool table put in the lobby kind of says it all really.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled on business
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2 Thank sean-tKerryIreland
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Reviewed 14 May 2007

First impressions can be deceptive. A once beautiful building in a prime location let down by poor maintenance and lack of staff.
The late 5pm. check-in is made worse by the lack of any secure place to leave luggage. If everywhere else is full and you are forced to stay here avoid breakfast at all costs.Local tax, the pool and parking are charged extra.

  • Liked — Lovely building. Some rooms have original turn of century furnishing
  • Disliked — Reception. Breakfast.The nasty little notes stuck all over the foyer..telling you not to put feet on furniture etc!
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled as a couple
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NorthWest UK
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29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2007

Hotel has a certain charm to it. The location is great for the railway station and a taxi rank is immediately outside, sometimes frequented though by the local winos, but we were never intimidated by them. To go to the Cite, the main attraction of Carcassonne though is about a 20 minute walk uphill for part of the way. The reception area has a magnificence to it with a lovely old fashioned telephone exchange in it; the ones where the operator had to plug in wires to connect people. The reception was helpful and language was not a barrier. The room was clean and spacious although just a tad on the cold side. We stopped on the first floor with a good view over a square and canal. Breakfast was included in the price. We paid about 76 euros for a double room. Breakfast was a bit haphazard; there was no clear table and the coffee ran out even though we were not late. Would stop there again and in fact went back three days later but they tried to charge us the same price but without breakfast so we didn't. From the airport the shuttle bus drops you close by and charges 5 euros each. A taxi costs 10 euros and takes about 5 minutes so best to take one if more than one person travelling. Shops are close by and it is a pleasant walk to the CIte if you do not have mobility problems. Hotel has bar and you are given coupons for discounted drinks etc eg 1 euro off coffee. Stopped in another hotel in Carcassonne that we preferred for a cheaper price 'Pont Viuex' but fewer facilities. Overall Terminus was quite good but not brilliant.

  • Liked — Olde worlde feel close to amenities
  • Disliked — A bit far from the main attraction
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank PSNorthWestUK
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Belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2007

I found the hotel to be perfectly adequate for our stay. It's location was great and i found the staff helpful and friendly, especially when we arrived at 1.00 expecting to be reminded of the 5.00 check in time but were instead immediately given our room key and a book of discount vouchers to use in the hotel bar. The hotel is trying hard to retain the old world glamour it was obviously known for and I found the old furniture in the rooms quite charming. The breakfast area was clean and well maintained. It could do with a bit of a freshen up in the stairways and halls. The only negative was that the pool a jacuzzi were both cold so having paid 10 Euro each we couldn't even use them. Other than that a good time was had by all

Stayed February 2007
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Montréal, Québec
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2007

This hotel has a great ratio price/quality. The rooms are nice and so is the entire building. The pool and sauna area in the basement is very nice although you can get extra-charged for it. The personnel was OK but the extra smiles will only be shown when the director is around. It's about 20-30 minutes walk from the walled cité but just accross from the train station.

  • Liked — The 19th century architecture
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled solo
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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2007

Location is excellent - opposite the main train station. Also centre-ville stop for Airport Shuttle Bus. It is on the end of the main shopping street and ideally positioned for walking access to shops, restaurants and the old Cite ( about 25 mins).

An old hotel (1913) which has the air of a large train station. Room adequate - beds poor, bathroom good. Slight "musty" smell that is common in older hotels with poor ventilation.

Buffet breakfast fine. Did not eat in hoel restaurant.

Reception and manager helpful and pleasant. We arrived before scheduled check-in time but they did make our room available on request. Similarly got ticked off being late for breakfast - which we ignored. So persist in a nice way - this is France!!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Beds
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank GerH
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cheshire
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2006

Arrived at hotel at 11am was then told that check in was not until 5pm bit dissapointing.Room was small but clean and bathroom was clean but again small,the room felt damp and bedding felt damp due probably to the condensation running down the large window.The view from room was awful despite requesting a room with a nice view.The hotels location was excellent as taxi rank,bus stops and train station all within 200 metres of hotel.
breakfast was good but hotel seemed short staffed at the time of year.all in all the hotel was adequate but i would next time stay within the castle confines at it was a fair walk up to castle.

  • Liked — price
  • Disliked — damp bedding
  • Tips/Secrets — get a hotel within the castle grounds
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank moist
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Property: Hotel Soleil Terminus
Address: 2 avenue du Marechal Joffre, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Aude > Carcassonne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Carcassonne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Soleil Terminus 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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