Hotel des Trois Couronnes
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We stayed at the Trois Couronnes for two nights in February. We found it to be a decent, friendly place to stay. We had a fairly large room with twin beds which were very comfortable. The bathroom (separate toilet) was very good, but we were surprised to find no shower curtain over the bath, although the shower itself was excellent. The restaurant has superb views over the old town with its castle, the river, and the surrounding hills. Breakfast here was very good, with freshly squeezed orange juice, and a wide choice of food. On the next floor up, the 5th floor, there is a balcony which they call the 'Belvedere', which has uninterrupted views.
We used the swimming pool next to the restaurant, and although it is small, it is perfectly okay for a quick dip. We saw a couple of families with small children using it and they were enjoying themselves.
We had little contact with the staff, but found them to be friendly and helpful.
The town itself is very pleasant, but is very quiet at this time of the year. We even found it hard to find a restaurant open! We tried one, but they were about to close for lack of customers. However, they offered us a lift to another one across town run by the family, where we had a good meal.
Overall, we had a good break, and would recommend this hotel, not least for its location, between the old town and the very old town!
Good and bad!
We stayed here from 14th to 16th February.
Disappointed with room as we had booked a triple to accommodate myself my husband and our 13 year old son and it was a twin with a put you up bed which barely fitted into the room.
The room itself was very small and really quite shabby but the bathroom was nice.
The towels were really only as good as dog towels thin and frayed and the bedcovers looked old and had some small rips in them.
The dining room was lovely and the food was excellent as was the service in the resturant. The view is also brilliant from there.
Swimming pool looked a bit run down- jacuzzi was out of service and the pool was chilly and had broken tiles at the side.Due to the location of the pool next to the restuarant it is only open between 10 and 7 with a closed time at lunch so an early morning swim is not possible. The hotel itself looked shabby from the outside too.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but feel the hotel needs an injection of cash to bring it up to the standard required to be really benefitting from the suberb location.
Jaded and ripped-off
Booked a weekend package, promoted by the tourist board which is basically two nights for the price of one. I got a 'panoramic' view; it was over the river, but as the hotel is semi-circular I had to really crane my neck to see the old city view I was expecting from this hotel's website. The bathroom was nice and modern. Fab, deep bath, which was a godsend as the heating didn't work in my room and it was chuffing freezing. When I complained they grunted and sent me up an extra blanket rather than try to fix the problem.
The piped music in the corridor (speaker just outside my door) was also irksome, as was the peeling wallpaper in my room. Oh yeah, and the electricity cut out a couple of times during my two-night stay. Overall, the hotel felt shabby and dingy. The jacuzzi was out of use, the swimming pool looked as though someone had died in it (or was about to, it was nuclear-coloured) and is right by the restaurant so you feel a bit exposed. The gym was laughable... and freezing. The restaurant staff were charming and the food that I had (being a veggie the only choice was an omelette) was great. Oh and the view from the restaurant is fab. The bar is utterly soulless and dreary, but they do give you a massive bowl of delicious olives to compensate.
Overall, the normal rates are around 75-95 euros a night and I've stayed in much much nicer B&Bs for a third of the price. I felt ripped off; it seems they're so used to fleecing tourists in the summer, they just can't help themselves in winter and the whole of the 'town' shuts early in winter and so I headed for Narbonne: a proper town, with great restaurants, bars, canals, cathedral, castle etc and had a wonderful time there. I would HIGHLY recommend Narbonne. I hated Carcassonne, despite having fallen in love with it over the internet.
Even in November this is excellent
'Free' flight to Carcassonne courtesy of Ryanair made this holiday break irresistible and the 3 Couronnes hotel proved an excellent place to stay - clean, unexciting bedroom with very nice (but cold!) bathroom and superb views across the river Aude to the walled city and to the snow-topped Pyrenees. The rather soul-less restaurant could have done with some music to drown the sound of other people chewing but the food was absolutely excellent with service to match. Very good value and if I go to Carcassonne again (a rather tired town out of season but a great centre for exploring this fairly unknown bit of France) I would certainly choose this hotel.
Much better than expected!
Before booking this hotel in January 2005, using Air Miles, I checked the reviews of the hotel on the Trip Advisor website. Satisfied with the reviews at that date I happily booked. However, when I visited the Trip Advisor website in June/July and having read more up-to-date reviews, I was very concerned about my stay on 22 July, 2005. However, my wife, two teenage sons and myself were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms were very clean and spacious complete with TV. The breakfast room on the 4th floor was very bright and cheerful and the food was very good. The view from the front of the hotel was excellent. The only downside was the external of the hotel - quite shabby. Our rooms were to the back of the hotel so we did not have the good view. On the whole, we were very happy with the hotel.
Never again. Be clean is essencial to me !
Service with internet place too. The air to breath is terrible.
There is nothing close the way I like.
Sorry, but I have to say the true.
My husband and I stayed one night at this hotel on May 2005 and chose a room with a panoramic view to the old city. The only positive of the room was the view, the rest was terrible: the floor and windows were very dirty. We turned the air conditioner on, but it did not cool the room and left the air extremely dry. I would definetely not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Trois Couronnes - excellent location
The Trois Couronnes is in an excellent location for visiting the area, near to the footbridge leading to the old city, easy walking distance to new town shops and restaurants etc and riverside walks. Super views from the restaurant (and rooms on that side) of the old city. Rooms clean but basic. Informal atmosphere, friendly staff.
Best in town. Excellent views over the citadel, comfortable room with balcony. Restaurant on 4th floor with top view and best of French food. Eat here even if you stay somewhere else.
Staff friendly and a relaxed atmosphere, nothing too much trouble and very reasonable prices.
Good hotel - good view
We found this almost by accident - it is on the edge of the new city (near the Pont Vieux) of Carcassone but is not far from the Old City. The best is the view of the Old City if you can get a room on that side - truly spectacular during sunset! The rest of the hotel is pretty standard for a modern 3 star hotel.
We stayed for two nights but only dined there on the second - the hotel restaurant is great and if you like cheese they had the best cheese that I'd come across in France - the rest was, of course, good too!
I'd reccomend dining here even if you don't stay at the hotel.