We booked the "romantic" 2 days package and loved the whole experience. The castle is quite small and cozy and full of character. We had one of the junior suites, not that much of a suite, more like a big room, very medieval and very comfortable, with view overlooking a little river...just very charming. The bed was very comfortable.
We had a dinner at the restaurant of the Chateau, the food was amazing and the service excellent. It was my partner's birthday and the staff really made us feel special on that evening. A 5* meal on a 5* restaurant.
Only improvement could be with breakfast. We were unlucky to coincide at breakfast with a Japanese group the first morning and it was lacking. Not much was left and no replacement were provided efficiently. The breakfast staff seemed to be stretched with the situation and did not respond well to our needs. We waited for ever for a simple croissant. The 2nd morning was much better but still could improve the choice for breakfast.
Overall an amazing stay! We've been looking forward for a long time for that experience and overall were not disappointed. The region is simply beautiful and the Castle for sure the place to stay. We hope to be back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An imposing castle with a striking silhouette; a square building that opens into a courtyard, set in a lovely garden through which the river Aude flows. Built on the land of the Cathars, the castle bears the stamp of a place steeped in history. In the bedrooms of this 16th century listed building, a medieval atmosphere and modern comforts are skilfully combined. The same clever recipe works its magic in the reception rooms, the old chapel converted into a lounge and the dining rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau Des Ducs De Joyeuse Hotel Couiza