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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I chose this hotel online after looking for places not too far from Carcassonne Airport. Following a long drive from Boulbon in Provence we were looking forward to our two night stay. The village itself does not feature in the Lonely Planet guidebook for the Languedoc-Roussillon region and perhaps I should have taken that as a bit of a warning....

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Madame, Monsieur, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. Our staff at the Reception desk as well as the manager is at the disposal all day to satisfy the guest requests. We are surprised you did not mention your disappointment at the arrival; as all our rooms are very different, we could...

london
Reviewed 4 June 2013

The chateau itself is pretty and characterful and it is lovely to eat in the courtyard in the summer. The meal can be very expensive and not always of a commensurate standard however. For the vegetarian of the party the only option is to have various vegetable side dishes - nice but not a thought through meal. Avoid the cheese...

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We have taken good note of all your comments and we will be more concerned about vegetarian guest in the near future. we would also like to inform you that we will do our best to improve any other negativ points...

Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Whilst staying locally, we had dinner at this lovely small chateaux, a party of three couples, choosing the fixed price 30 and 45 euro menus. So definitely at the upper end of our spend on evening meal. Aprox 56 euros each. The food choice on each menu was excellent, and the local wines including the glasses of sweet wine chosen...

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We have taken good note of all your comments and would like to inform you that we will do our best to improve the negativ points and to upgrade the standard of our services. Yours sincerely, Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson, Owners

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Really enjoyed our one night here, especially the evening meal and the wine. We had been to the bar, discussed with the helpful barman the wines sold by the glass to be enjoyed with dinner. He said we could buy these from their caveau. The  wine was fantastic so we ordered some only to discover when we got home that...

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We have taken good note of all your comments and would like to inform you that we will do our best to improve and to upgrade the standard of our services. Yours sincerely, Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

Oxford
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We spent two nights here as wedding guests. The room was old and full of character yet everything worked (bathroom warm, good shower, very comfy four-poster bed!). Very tastefully restored from it's 12th century origins. The evening food was top class, breakfast was very varied and copious amounts. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Location a little remote - would...

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review
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Madame, Monsieur Bonjour, Nous venons de prendre note de votre message et vous remercions pour vos commentaires. Nous sommes très...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

A wonderful, comfortable and historic hotel. Comfortable standard rooms. We looked into the courtyard which was fine in the cool weather. A room overlooking the river would be best in the summer. Attractive and refined restaurant with good food and wine. Good for couples, families and people with dogs. Close to the town on Couiza for an evening stroll. A...

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you for your kind message and positive comments. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again in the near futur and remain, Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent NOURRISSON

Reviewed 1 April 2013

From the moment that I walked in the door I was made to feel as though I was going to stay in someone's home amongst friends. The warmth and welcoming attitude of the staff is genuine and it was appreciated. The chateau is a beautiful building inside and out and the decor in communal areas and in the bedrooms retains...

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Carcassonne, France
Reviewed 16 December 2012

We had been commisioned by my wife's brother to find a suitable location for his forthcoming wedding - he and his fiancee wanted to get married in chateau in France. Being quite close to where we live, we visited the Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse to have lunch as well as to see if it might be a suitable venue...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Impressive old castle, lovely dining room. Pool very small. Room very dark and small. Food very nice but small portions in eve. Breakfast was excellent buffet style. Service very good. Expensive overall for quality of rooms etc.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We were fortunate enough to have found a timeshare in Perpignan, France and realized that we would do ourselves a disservice if we didn't go back and visit this fairytale of a hotel. We took 2 friends that were visiting us from Barcelona, so they could experience the charm. After some misguided information from our GPS and a 1-lane granite...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An imposing castle with a striking silhouette; a square building that opens into a courtyard, set in a lovely garden through which the river Aude flows. Built on the land of the Cathars, the castle bears the stamp of a place steeped in history. In the bedrooms of this 16th century listed building, a medieval atmosphere and modern comforts are skilfully combined. The same clever recipe works its magic in the reception rooms, the old chapel converted into a lounge and the dining rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse

Address: Allee Georges Roux, 11190 Couiza, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Aude > Couiza
Price Range: $145 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Ask to see the bathrooms are they are tiny, our was almost not usable.”
 of 5 bubbles pascaleb297, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book early as the hotel is often full”
 of 5 bubbles mel0519, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get married here, its a great place!!”
 of 5 bubbles T-BeauI, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Just remember, there are no lifts (it is a castle!) so if you have problems with circular staircases opt for a first floor room - it's 60 steps up to the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles wpr5, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevators but wonderful old stone steps in towers”
  • Attractive side entry into the courtyard.
 of 5 bubbles chatfemme7, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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