Sofitel Dijon La Cloche
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Today we started our trip at 10.30h. OMG Jim needs a lot of time to get himself ready! Luckily the day started without rain, just a little "muggepis". After about 2 hours we saw the sun and she was shining until 18h. Then we drove for about 2 hours in the rain again. Our trip started slow due to the horrible roads in Belgium! Then we ...
... and there was a big boatyard close to the campsite for the repair of barges. There was a gorgeous one up on the ways and we ended up talking to the owner who was from San Fransisco and has been barging around France for 12 years. There was also a huge rowing club and we saw lots of people of all ages sculling, canoeing and kayaking on the river. And except for boat people, there seemed to be no tourists in St-Jean, ...
... so we spent the weekend of the 21st in St Jean, watching a lot of World Cup. We met some interesting people over the weekend, and had a nice dinner out for our 39th wedding anniversary on the 21st. Coming back across the bridge into town that night, there was a “music festival” going on in St Jean so we wandered over that way for awhile, shared some wine with some English folks and listened to things like “These Boots Are Made For ...
Three and half mile walk. One cathedral visited. Interesting Vietnamese food consumed over looking river. New basket for bike. New stand for bikes. Three mile bike ride. One lake cycled around. Views admired. One bottle of wine purchased. New basket used to good advantage. Now ...
... and Elias (7). Much to our total amazement and awe, they have all been on an around the world trip from Berkeley since last early September. I have been following their blog avidly through far more exotic places than we will ever go! But happily our paths managed to cross here in France. They took the train down from Paris to meet us in Dijon. We hopped on Encore and took off on a Saturday up the canal to the North ( we were in a hurry because one of the ...
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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.