Sofitel Dijon La Cloche
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This morning we are leaving St Jean de Lossa. Waiting for a taxi to take us to train station to catch train to Paris. Today we have a nice day...that figures! We are taking the train to Paris then a plane to Edinburgh. Picked up our rental car and got our GPS working so Jane got us to our hotel after a few hiccups! Really tired got to hotel at 11pm so straight to ...
... Not to worry - €30 for the doctor and €20 for 3 different scripts plus or horrible cough medicine. We still had some daylight hours left so headed for Dijon for a look around. We were amazed by the size of the vineyards we passed, some went for miles, up and over hillsides, on and on. The vines are less than 1 metre high and close together. We've worked out that red roses planted at the end of rows mean Rose Wines. Every so often we came to a beautiful ...
Leaving Auxonne now to go to St Jean de Losne. Raining again. Just as we'll we had a good day yesterday! Decided to go on to Seurre. Pretty little place and the sun has come out at last! Off to St Jean de Losne ...our last port of call where we will drop off the ...
Leaving Gray. Real bad current. Nearly had a ding leaving Gray. Just as we'll we are insured! Still overcast but not raining.....yet! Arrived at Mantoche. Lovely place. Went to a nice cafe outside. Weather still nice so we are able to sit on deck for the first time. Heading for Pontailler. Had the best ...
... without even having a towel. Glad no one was there to see us wander around the place, looking lost, dripping wet, no towels, clothes locked away in a locker - but who cares, we enjoyed the experience - and used the hair dryers to dry off!!!! 4:30pm we hopped in the car and crossed into Switzerland, for €34 for the 25kms use of their roads. I won't go into it but we didn't find the Swiss border crossing to be a very friendly one, but we do have use of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Dijon La Cloche
Would Stay Here Again
Stayed here for one night in mid July. We were assigned to a room on the 4th floor which was recently renovated; very comfortable bed and thick bathrobes. Internet connection not available from the room so had to go downstairs to get connected, but this was about the only negative point of this hotel. They say they will close for a month in winter to continue renovation of other floors, so we expect it to be even better. Very close to Gare Dijon Ville and convenient for short trip to/from Beaune.
Lush and plush
Good value for money and friendly staff. Good location and a valet to park our car. Comfy bed and very baby-friendly. Generally had a very lovely time.
In March 2005 we stayed at the Sofitel la Cloche in Dijon. We chose this hotel because previous experience with the Sofitel chain of hotels has been excellent. We were looking forward to a first class experience. The hotel lobby and rooms are pleasant and well appointed but there was nothing special about the decoration for a hotel that is billed as "grand confort". On check-in we reported that the light in our entrance to the room and the in-room safe were not working - neither of these problems were fixed during our 5 day stay. The courtyard, which is probably very beautiful in the summer, was under construction. During the first two days of our stay we awoke to the noise of construction - the workmen did sound friendly! It is understandable that during the off-season renovations must occur however guests should be given this information prior to booking so that they are aware of the possible inconveniences or noise. When paying top prices you expect the hotel to fulfill their commitment for high quality surroundings and service.
Efficient and comfortable
As we got out of the car the concierge/door man greated us, unloading, parking the car and taking all the hastle away. The reception were quick and efficient . Rooms were more than adequate, with pleasant decor and comfortable beds. Public rooms were lovely and the bar area nicely lighted - although service was a little slow. We only stayed one night on our way south but would stay again. Location within short walk from a good choice of restaurants and central.
We arrived in Dijon via TGV, the Sofitel La Cloche was a less than 10 minute walk from the train station. This hotel is a beautifully restored historical building across the street from a very nice garden and walking distance to the main shopping and restaurant area.
Great hotel in a great location
We recently stayed one night at the Sofitel La Cloche after having read postive reviews here on TripAdvisor. We arrived in Dijon via TGV late on a Saturday morning and walked to the hotel. Our room was not ready so they upgraded us to a larger executive room with a sitting area and balcony. Fabulous. Staff were friendly and helpful. Walking distance to the interesting city centre. Ate on the terrace of the hotel's restaurant, Le jardin de la cloche. Very good food. At one point we were somewhat forgotten, but they just poured some more wine at no charge to help compensate! Definitely intend to return.
My husband and I recently stayed at this lovely hotel for one night after staying in Paris for 3 days and on our way to Nice. We arrived by train and not knowing how far the hotel was took a taxi to the hotel. The metre starts at 2 euro, the fare was 3. It was a leisurely 5 minute walk from the train station. We arrived at 10am and the friendly staff upgraded our room (we stayed in the Masigny room) since we arrived early and the one we booked was not ready. The room was really big and nice (unusual for french hotel rooms)! There were 2 levels with the queen size bed / tv upstairs and sitting room (loveseat and chair), tv and bathroom downstairs (bathrobes and slippers included). There was a separate shower and a nice WIDE bathtub (wide bathtubs in France is unheard of).
We Loved Dijon
We visited France May 15-June1, 2004. This was our first stop, and it was a great one. After spending almost 3 weeks in France and having many hotels to compare to, this one is right up there! The room was very large and beautifully decorated in blue toile. It had a HOT shower. The staff was unbelievably friendly and provided maps and driving directions. The hotel is right across from the "Mini Arc" - close enough to walk to everything in town. We ate at Le Caves De La Cloche and it was excellent!
We visited Dijon this summer and stayed in the fantastic Sofitel la Cloche hotel. It was in a great location, perfect for sightseeing, shopping and eating! The staff are so friendly and the hotel had two beautiul restaurants. I definitely recommend this hotel.