Need to know
92, including 10 suites.
Noon, and check-in is 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $228.68 (€201), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates don’t include breakfast, but for €25 you can have your way with the breakfast buffet of sausages, bacon, omelettes-to-order, and a spread of cereals, fruit, yoghurt and freshly baked pastries.
The €60 million hotel conversion was personally financed by British entrepreneur, Javad Marandi.
At the hotel
Gym, free WiFi. In rooms: TV, Nespresso machine, minibar, air-conditioning, free bottled water, tea-making facilities, Fragonard bath products.
Our favourite rooms
A terrace is handy for room service in the sun, and request a room with original oak beams for an extra dose of ooh lah lah. The sumptuous Junior Suites have a living space furnished with a plush sofa and fauteuil armchairs.
The heated pool is long enough for lengths and has a bubbling Jacuzzi at one end. On sunny days, paddle out to the open-air section.
The impeccable spa and beauty salon offer a full suite of treatments, including massages and body scrubs using Codage products. There’s a fitness room, hammam and sauna, too.
A journal, for taking tasting notes on the many cognacs you’ll sample – not that we’re necessarily saying you won’t remember…
There are four rooms designed for wheelchair users, and all buildings at the hotel are accessible.
Bring your bow-wow for €20 a night; they’ll get a bowl, some treats, and a plump cushion. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cognac.
All ages welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to all suites.
The Presidential (Jean Gabriel Monnet) Suite comes with a kitchen, dining room and living room, as well as butler service to keep even the most demanding ankle-biter happy. If you need beds for four people, go for the Friends and Family Suite.
Borrow bikes to explore the local area, or take a short drive to several family-favourites nearby. Head for the Paléosite de Saint-Cesaire for archaeological intrigue and a ten-hectare park, Les ânes de la Rêverie for donkey walks and horse riding, or Cep Enchante for fun and games in a vineyard.
t’s large, heated, and there’s an adults-only jacuzzi at one end.
Highchairs and baby-changing facilities are available at both restaurants, but don’t expect fish fingers on the menu – even youngsters order from the grown-up selection.
Book a babysitter at least eight days in advance; it’ll cost €30 an hour.
No need to pack
Paints and crayons – the hotel has plenty at the ready, for the mini Monets amongst you.