Sofitel Dijon La Cloche
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... going to be really surprised at the lack of cathedrals. So of course there were a couple in Dijon and we went to them, and naturally they were beautiful! My favorite is still the basilica in Lyon but maybe that's because I'm biased since now Lyon is my 2nd home! Walking around Dijon in the morning and afternoon, there was a massive market of pretty much everything that wound throughout all the little streets. Books, "trucs" (things that you can't really determine ...
50 minutes from here is the small town of Dole which is in the Jura province, rather than Burgundy. There was a lovely church, as seems to be the case with all towns. Some of the chapels round the side were lovely, having lovely alters and statues in then. They were lit better than in some churches so we could see more. Particularly stunning was the carved organ which towered over the entry. ...
... The last wonder of the day was the Les Chemins de Luminieres (the paths of light). Some of the buildings are lit up at night. When I say lit up it does not really give you any idea of the wonder of these lights. Onto some of the buildings pictures are projected. These are not static but change or move and generally reflect something about the building. The bell tower had a cat pouncing on a ball of light moving from the bottom to the top. Then the ...
... to help with drainage. The nearby village is very small, just a couple of streets - a dozen houses if you are lucky- no shops or anything. After delicious cheeses and cold meats for Ryan's birthday lunch the kids went outside having been asked to take some care as it is wet underfoot and we did not want mud covered clothes. It was lovely to hear sounds of fun and laughter. Then we looked outside and learned why Meg was having ...
... are very different to NZ forests as there are few evergreen trees. They seem very stark in comparison. Chateauneuf is a splendid site from a distance as it dominates a hilltop. The photo does not really do it justice. We wound through the village and parked near the chateau. The medieval village is quite small and attractive with many old cottages. The cottages are different from many as the stone is exposed. Over one door was a knight on ...
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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.