Hotel de Luxe le Cep
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I forgot to take a camera but if we go back, I will take a few shots of fields, and maybe even a fisherman if I can get away with it.
PS - I discovered that my word processing program has a way of changing my words after I am past typing them, which leads to some bizarre typos. I am trying very hard to correct these now, but I suspect several of my early posts may have turned up looking a bit bizarre in places. Apologies. ...
... heat working on getting a pole attached to the boat that will hold the satellite dish, and be able to be raised and lowered when moving about (low bridges abound) and when it gets really windy. It’s a 90 cm dish, which turns out to be larger than our mental pictures of 90 cm.
Wednesday we got the replacement coolant expansion tank for the engine and yesterday Stan put it on with no real problems. That was one of the repairs we ...
Another good night's sleep and breakfast is served outdoors at our hotel, it is delightful, this is the life. And then its back on the road again and the holiday weekend traffic hits, we spend hours sitting in traffic either side of Lyon, we slowly continue making our way south, Goz even talks about getting out the song sheets..... luckily we have Suzie the GPS lady who frequently warns us that our route is experiencing ...
... walk to our hotel. We decided to head to Notre Dame (Dijon) as that was in the old area and also on the Owl's Trail. The Owl's Trail - owl arrows on the pavement show you he way to go: you can buy a book for 3.50 Euro or just wing it like we did. Whenever we got a bit lost, we'd find an owl and follow it. I rubbed la chouette with my left hand for luck - when I finally found her! She's on the outside of the left side of Notre Dame (number 9) - we'd even ...
... and salad and finally some pasta! Our host André was very welcoming and helpful, not only providing a suggested itinerary for our stay but returning the morning after our checkin with his wife's baking dish for our roast dinner.
Today we have caught the train to Dijon for the day. It is perhaps best known for its mustard (named after the town), which is still produced locally, but it is also one of the most beautiful cities in France ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel de Luxe le Cep Beaune
Ancient but well maintained and confortable!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de Luxe le Cep Beaune
Le Cep is true luxury! From the bellman who took our luggage up to the room to the reception staff who found/mapped wine tasting adventures for us in town - we felt like royalty. The room was huge (we even had a private balcony)with an enormous king-sized bed! Sure, it was pricey but we splurged and it was totally worth it! Not sure I would go back to Beaune (I found it a little on the "pretentious" side) but if I did, I would only stay at Le Cep!
The best place to stay in Beaune - if you can afford it
Hotel le Cep is without doubt THE place to stay in Beaune if you have the money to afford it.
Its position is ideal as a base for exploring the old part of Beaune.
Staff are extremely polite and helpful and there is no problem speaking English.
We spent three nights in this elegant and relaxing hotel.
When we arrived our cases were carried to our room and our car was parked for us.
Our room was on the ground floor, however the window was well above street level and we didn't feel overlooked.
The room itself was large, with a wooden beamed ceiling and chandelier style lighting, but it had air-conditioning and a modern bathroom. There were plenty of hangers, but possibly not really sufficient drawer space for us to completely upack.
The reception and other staff were friendly and efficient.
We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Beaune
Elegant and Welcoming
We just spent a week at Le Cep in Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France. The hotel exceeded all expectations. Our room was spacious and well air-conditioned, two characteristics that can be rare in French hotels. Since the temperatures reached 100 degrees in an unexpected heatwave, that room became a haven. The room was beautifully and elegantly decorated. I felt as if I were in a private château. Staff were all warm, friendly, and helpful. I speak French but all staff spoke English. I'd love to return the to hotel and the beautiful town of Beaune.
I cannot believe this is the same hotel garnering praise in previous reviews. My experience was completely different from other reviewers'.
Beautiful hotel in the center of town, close to everything. Spent the weekend Friday to Sunday(May 27-29, 2005). We made our reservations through the website of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and upon arrival we were treated royaly. Our room was large with a huge king size bed (slept like a baby) and a balcony overlooking a private courtyard. The bathroom was quite large (especially by French standards). The staff was extremely helpful in telling us all about the things to do in town and directing us where everything was on a map. They arranged a balloon ride over the vineyards for us which was amazing. Their resturant is very very pricey. Perfect for a special occasion dinner. All in all the hotel is a 10+ and we would definitely stay there again.
As a family we've driven down to the Cote D'Azur or the Alps on many occasions and each time we've stopped at the Hotel Cep in Beaune as it's pretty much halfway between Calais and the South of France
Nicer than we could have imagined
My wife and I spent 2 charming days at La Cep over Christmas. From the moment we arrived until the time we had to leave for the train station, we were treated with great service, superb professionalism and a true level warmth.
From a fantastic roaring fire in the sitting area to warm, wonderful guest rooms and an ideal location for being within walled city. La Cep has it all. We would stay there again in a moment.
most wonderful place. We stayed at Le Cep in June of 2003 for 2 nights.
The staff are friendly and professional and they spent a lot of time helpinmg me change some of my reservations at other hotels and towns and they did it with a smile. We had a room with 2 beds in it accomedating 2 adults and one child. The room was large, beautifuly decorated and comfortable. The hotel building is a total charm, old building with a lot of history. The court yard takes you to a different time and place.
Total Charm at a Great Price
Le Cep is a magical little hotel of top quality. Excellent rooms and public areas. Thoughtful and personal staff. Charm, charm, charm. I would return in a heartbeat. May 2003