Having been recommended to the restaurant we thought it would be nice to book a room as well as it is in the mountains some distance from us.
The village is very quiet and a lovely setting for any time of the year but especially autumn. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the waiter who served our dinner spoke good English. As the hotel was quiet we were able to choose our room which was spacious, extremely clean and very well furnished. We had a dual aspect to the front and side of the building. Lovely to be welcomed with biscuits and a bottle of water in the room as well as the usual toiletries. The shower pressure was perfect and the water hot.
The restaurant was beautiful, first class in appearance and service.
Unfortunately the menu was limited and the food very well presented but we felt the entrees were lacking in a little flavour. We both had the pork mignon for main course which was superb. The prices of wine were acceptable.
Overall a very pleasant experience and we would not hesitate to return or recommend this hotel and restaurant.
Lovely hotel in a beautiful quiet valley. Room was spacious and comfortable, and the staff were great. However, the best part was the restaurant, which was fantastic. Interesting menu, with beautifully prepared and presented dishes. We were the only residents, but the restaurant was busy and, given the rural location and the fact it was midweek, that says it all. One of the best Logis restaurants we have ever been to.
This family run hotel is a hidden gem, nestled in the Agly valley amidst some stunning scenery including beautiful mountain passes, gorges and the nearby Chateau Puilaurens which is steeped in history, dating back to the Cathars and Templars.
The owner, Mr Bruchet, is so welcoming and helpful. The food is exquisite with an exceptional menu that is readily adapted to suit vegetarian and vegan needs. My husband and i have enjoyed our stays here so much that we decided to have our wedding reception here in 2016 because it is near to where my elderly parents live who were too frail to come to the U.K. for the actual wedding. Although it was only a small gathering of 20 people, the service was excellent from the moment we arrived to a champagne reception outside with the most delicious canapés, throughout the meal and into the late evening. We returned in June 2017 to a very warm welcome, for our wedding anniversary and noticed that they had refurbished the first floor to include a tastefully decorated breakfast room with a wide selection of continental meats, cheeses, cereals, fruits, croissants and pain au chocolat.
The location of this hotel is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists. There are various outdoor activities that can be found nearby, including rafting and caving. Quillan is about a 30 minute drive away, where you will find all the local amenities, including a train station, a supermarket,various cafes and restaurants and a market every Wednesday and Saturday. There several wineries in the local area where you can taste the local wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region.This hotel is better suited couples or families with older children. Access to the bedrooms would be difficult for people with disabilities as the stairs are numerous and most of the bedrooms are on the second floor.
Had a bit of a weird experience there.
We staid for one night only. The decor is nice, but looks like a place that was made to look like the middle age, but renovated in the 1980s, so not always with the finest taste.
Room was nice, but very thin door so we could hear what was going on in the hallway, and supposedly they could hear us too.
Diner was the 'gastronimic tasting menu' and really a mixed bag. We found a moth in the salad! never enjoyable. Dishes looked fancy but little more than ordinary. Venison main was tasty, on a very traditional recipe (see pic). Not bad! The 'Baba au Rum' for dessert was some sort of hard sponge soaked in watery rum sauce spread over with floury creme patissiere. A complete miss of a dessert! STrange from a chef that is supposed to be respected! That said, it seems many people enjoy the place, the people we saw there was delighted. A great place, perhaps just not to everyone's taste. Enjoy :-)
Two of us stayed for one night on a walking holiday. Wish we could have stayed longer. The hotel was superb in every respect.
We needed to be picked-up from a nearby village where we had arrived earlier than expected. The local taxi firm couldn't help but they contacted the hotel and the owner's daughter immediately came to collect us.
The Grand Duc is beautiful both inside and out. Stylish, peaceful and run by an obviously caring family.
We arrived in walking kit, sweating and smelly. Our luggage transfer had not arrived so we had nothing to change into. But we were welcomed warmly and quickly served tea on the terrace.
Our rooms were large and well appointed. All the facilities were modern and well designed. Small packets of sweets and biscuits awaited us.
We had dinner in the stylish dining room and it was superb. Breakfast in the first-floor breakfast room was also great with an extensive selection to choose from.
We had asked for a picnic lunch for the next day's walk and that turned out to be as good a packed lunch as we had ever had.
Stay here if you can.