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“Only lack of showers disappoint”

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L' Hostellerie Du Vigan
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Albi
Certificate of Excellence
Monpazier, France
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113 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Only lack of showers disappoint”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is a clean, well-located hotel run by very friendly staff at the edge of the historic quarter of Albi. Generous breakfasts and a reasonable brasserie downstairs cater to your eating needs and there is an underground car park at the door (although the entrance is a bit hard to find the first time around).

The place is badly let down however by having no showers. There is a hand spray, but no means to fix it to the wall and there is no shower curtain. To cap this, the towels are small, thin and mean. Instant nostalgia for anyone who travelled around Europe in the 1970's, but not what we expect today. The bathrooms are by the way spotless and look pretty new, so the shower situation is even harder to comprehend!

We could have overlooked the fluorescent green paint on every surface, but the showers cost this great hotel a star.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed here from May 16th to the 19th 2013. The rooms are adequate with no frills but perfectly acceptable given the price. The location is excellent; it is right in the middle of Albi and it is close to the sights and the restauarants. The staff at the hotel are extremely hepful and very friendly. the breakfast is plentiful and of pretty good quality. If we come to the area again we will certainly stay at this hotel. It is good value for the money we paid.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

The proprietors could NOT be more friendly or accommodating. Location is excellent. Facilities are immaculate and more than adequate in terms of comfort. The optional breakfast service is a perfect way to start the day. Excellent value. Perfect home base from which to explore Albi and all the beautiful surrounding medieval villages and towns.

Parking is extremely "tricky". Finding the parking lot entrance (the first time) is surprisingly difficult. Be prepared to take an unexpected city tour!! There is no possibility of street parking at or near the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Grimbergen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We stayed in this hotel for two nights (10-11 May 2013) on our way to Gerona/Barcelona...
It's not the most modern place to stay, but: the location is perfect in the center of Albi, the staff is very friendly and helpfull, the hotel has his own garage, the breakfast is correct en de price / quality ratio is honest... So, for us, it's a perfect hotel to stay for a couple of days, and..... Albi is a very beautiful city....

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Plouha, France
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We stayed here in december 2012: very friendly service, and the room was comfortable and plenty of space. Well decorated and a comfortable bed.
The parking will cost you about 8 euros extra in the underground parking , which is a bit tricky to find first time.
very centrally placed , ideal for everyting; restaurants , visits and shopping.
They also have a restaurant at street level which is not too expensive.
The breakfast is nothing special , and we ended up going down the street to the large bistro on the main place .

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

The hotel is in the center of medieval Albi, in a area that appeared to have been redeveloped within the last few years. There are several shops and restaurants built into the structure as well as underground public parking under the square (Place Du Vigan). The hotel has its own parking, that is not easy to locate, as it requires driving on what appears to be a pedestrian walkway--but this is France. Additionally, the garage requires an opener available from the front desk which is not close to the carpark. Additionally, the carpark does not have an elevator to the hotel level above, there is a set of fairly steep stairs--otherwise, the hotel is very accessible for those with limited ability for stairs. Our room was small, but adequate, equipped with updated bathroom features, and cheap furnishings.

The reason to stay here is Albi itself. The hotel is a short walk to the Toulouse-Letrec museum, the Cathedral, and indoor market. There is a great place for croissants and a few nice restaurant/bars just outside the hotel. The location makes the overall recommendation very good for an otherwise average hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Spent one night here while in Albi and it worked out well. Good central location to cathedral (our favorite of many in France) and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Extremely helpful staff. Clean and spacious room. However no window. Train station is a good hike - we took a cab.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: L' Hostellerie Du Vigan
Address: 16 Place du Vigan, 81000, Albi, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Tarn > Albi
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Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Albi
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Number of rooms: 37
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