The options for accommodation in Semur-en-Auxois appear to be limited. I had real trouble getting prompt replies to my emails or questions. In the end I chose Hotel de la Cote D’or after the manager Eliane, contacted me and replied to all my questions. The hotel was above my usual family travel budget, but after checking out the reviews and the images I figured that for our first night in France since 2010 it was worth the splurge… every girl needs a little pampering, no? And considering the other hotel never replied to my email I jumped ship and I managed to secure a family room.
Our accommodation had two bedrooms, ensuite bathroom and separate toilet. Each bedroom had a TV. The rooms are decorated very tastefully. As it is an old converted building each hotel room has a different layout and feel. The hotel is located smack bang at the entrance of Semur en Auxois as you drive in, on the left. There is also a car park – limited space but they managed to fit several cars not sure how!
The room we were in had a simple view of the old rooftops of Semur and I recall standing there, on our first night back in France in over 4 years and thought ‘nice to be home’ ironic really as I never grew up in France – on every visit I feel home and I miss France all the time…
There is the option of booking breakfast at an additional cost, which is more of a continental style and is simple suited us just fine.
The thing I liked about the hotel was that the manager Eliane, was happy to share local information and was great at keeping us updated an example was that she had a big cycling group for breakfast and suggested we come at a later time to ensure that we would have a table and that service would be better. The rooms were clean fresh and beds oh so comfortable. I would highly recommend it.
Hotel de la Cote D’Or located in Semur en Auxois in Burgundy and is best accessed by car
If you are visiting Semur-en -Auxois – please contact Eliane and let her know I sent you and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
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