My family and I stayed here for just one night as part of a bigger French road trip, and it was great. We were all upgraded to prestige rooms which were huge and comfortable. It definitely felt a little bit 'budgety' in a way - not classy, lovely furnishings, but rather IKEA-feeling. However, the bed was super comfortable, the bathroom huge, and everything was really clean.
My parents stayed on the third floor and had a gorgeous view of Carcassonne's old town from their window, so do try to get a room higher up that overlooks the courtyard in the direction of the old town.
Parking was adequate and semi-secure, although we did take valuables out of our cars as we didn't feel leaving them there was a good idea.
We didn't eat at the hotel and chose to have dinner and breakfast in Carcassonne's old town, so can't comment.
The distance to the old town is short - literally just a few minutes to walk there.
Staff were friendly enough - there was a conference going on at the time we were there, so everyone seemed busy. No problems to report though.
Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here if you can't afford to stay at the beautiful hotel next to the cathedral in Carcassonne's city centre! :S
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 minutes walk from the medieval quarter and 10 minutes from the Canal du Midi and the lower city, you will find the Mercure Carcassonne tucked away in a leafy corner. The hotel features a restaurant, a garden, a bar with a fireplace, 80 rooms (all non smoking) and 3 meeting rooms. The hotel has two private secured and free car parks. Whether for a business trip, a holiday or a conference, our hotel is a wonderful place to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Carcassonne Porte De La Cite Hotel Carcassonne