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Burgundy Hotel Recommendations Please.

As part of a very long trip to Europe I am looking for places to stay in Burgundy.

I have one place already in Puligny-Montrachet but would like to move to a different area. I am looking for the typical "Rick" type of place Cozy, family run and reasonable...but charming and out of the way a bit. A good restaurant is a big plus.

The place I have in Puligny is €75/room with a small breakfast for two people. I'd like to stay in that range.

Any suggestions appreciated. I have spent hours online and I have gone officially "webblind" So if you have stayed in a great place pass them on to me.

Posted by Barbra
Burbank, CA
481 posts

I stayed at a place in Savigny-les-Beaune, Lud'Hotel, but not sure I can recommend it. It is in a sort of quaint spot at the edge of the town, with vineyards surrounding. Affordable. Has a pool. However, you can see and hear (barely) A6 in the distance. The breakfast was terrible--mud for coffee was just the beginning. You can walk into the town. You can also walk to a decent little restaurant at the L'Ouvree hotel.

I think the waitress there at L'Ouvree had recently suffered major head trauma, but the food was good when I finally got it. E.g., I ordered a Campari and soda with orange--an orange SLICE, you put an orange SLICE in the thing. She brings me Campari with orange JUICE--and takes the liberty of pouring some in already. Thanks.

Posted by aarthurperry OP
473 posts

Well I am sorry you had a bad experience but in Europe if you ask for a drink like Campari and Orange you will get the orange drink not the slice. But hey look on the bright side. You got to try a new drink. It wasnt like the US but that is sort of the point of going other places.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by Barbra
Burbank, CA
481 posts

Don't buy the general Europe expectation--my point here (and in many of my posts) is that you'll get different people with different levels of service, intelligence, concern, knowledge, etc. Ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous, but the range is smaller in France than it is in Italy, say.

Folks should beware when they read that the French do this, the Italians do that, and the Euros do this and that. Maybe, maybe not. One thing I was led to believe is that all pharmacists in France speak English, for example. In Paris, maybe. Or that tourist offices are always very helpful and knowledgeable.

I'm sure I've normally had no problem with Campari and soda with an orange slice in Europe.

But I liked that little town and area--kinda cool driving out for a day trip before light, and coming back in the evening--but save some light in the evening to take in the vineyard views as you sit on the terrace.

Posted by Jane
Lebanon
707 posts

I sent you a PM ....my husband is a photographer and we travel often to the Burgundy region.

Posted by Denny
Columbus, OH, USA
1401 posts

The best B&B we have ever stayed at anywhere was the Carpe Diem Guesthouse in Massangis, maybe 45 minutes by car from Beaune. Lovely courtyard garden, excellent hosts, beautiful rooms...ours was huge, glistening modern bathroom...and a very nice breakfast. A dinner option is available, we chose to go to nearby restaurants instead. A car is a must. It sits in a tiny village but accessible by car to many sights. We used a Michelin guide to pick driving routes for each day of touring. Really a wonderful place. I think we spent perhaps 5 nights. Safe travels.

Posted by Bets
Deep in the heart of Indiana
5317 posts

Jane and Denny both have had positive, extensive experience in Burgundy. I’d follow their recommendations in a heartbeat. My in-laws lived in northern Burgundy, but I would recommend staying anywhere from Avallon south to the Maçon over the north, which is generally cattle or wheat-growing country.

Posted by Bob
Département 71
278 posts

You might consider Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons in Paray le Monial. It's about 90 minutes or so from Puligny-Montrachet. Unlike Puligny, Paray is not a wine-focused Burgundian town. It's a religious site with a large basilica and some important chapels.

Les Trois Pigeons is a nice spot, but I know the owners are looking to retire and the place (a former 1500s stable house) is up for sale. It's located in a medieval part of the 1,000-year old town.

They always close seasonally from December through March. I'm not sure if they'll re-open this March or stay closed until they find a buyer. If you're there in warm weather request a table outside in their courtyard. M. Cristofoli (the chef) is quite talented.