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We stayed at the Willy Ronis apartment for 10 days & were very pleased with the accommodation. Booking & contact with Alex & Pippa was extremely easy & any queries were answered quickly. The apartment was on the 3rd floor so be prepared for the steps but it didn't trouble us. It had a fully equipped kitchen & the bed & linen was the comfiest we'd come across in rental apartments.
The location was great, being very close to Place Carnot, & with all the shops & restaurants on your door step. The train station & Canal du Midi were 10 minutes walk in one direction & the old bridge with easy access to La Citie 10 minutes walk the other direction. Some street noise was experienced, but staying in what I would say is one of the best positions in Carcassonne, out ways this.
We had a fantastic time & would love to return one day.
This was a cosy apartment ideally situated in the town of Carcassonne. The furniture is clearly designed to reflect French style however some items, particularly the bedroom furniture, were impractical/tired.
Other minor negative observations were a lack of a proper oven and ill fitting lighting (wiring exposed).
Our main adverse comment was the apartment, whilst not dirty, was dusty and we felt it was not properly prepared for our arrival. Cleaning products were provided including marigold gloves, but the insides of the gloves themselves were old and mouldy. It was clear the floor under the bed had not been cleaned for some considerable time. There were assorted items left within bedroom drawers which presumably belonged to previous occupants.
However, on a positive note, the bed was clean and extremely comfortable.
If the above issues were addressed this would be a perfect bolthole for any visitor.
We have stayed in a number of the owners properties when in Carcassonne and have never been disappointed, and this was no exception. The flat was on the top floor, which despite the stairs was quieter and had no flats opposite for privacy. As with all the apartments in this building it is clean, very well appointed and tastefully decorated. The reception from either Alex or Pippa or there daughter who's name temporarily escapes me is always warm, and because they own the wine shop downstairs you can get a little flat warmer with great ease. I will be staying here again next year.
This apartment was easy to book and very comfortable (and well equipped) for two people. The owners were very helpful in settling in and our stay was most enjoyable. Carcassonne has lots to offer and, being very central, the accommodation gave an ideal base from which to explore the town and the surrounding area. The only drawback is that it's on the third floor which gives an ideal opportunity to get a little fitter but it would be difficult for the less able-bodied.
The apartment has an excellent location for both the "new" city of Carcassonne and the medieval city. The apartment was very clean and nicely furnished. The owner gave us great sightseeing and restaurant recommendatios. Just keep the stairs in mind when you book!
The listing was accurate in description and portrayal of the apartment, which was clean and charming and felt very "French". The kitchen was very well-stocked with lots of thoughtful extras, and the bed was very comfortable, with lovely linen. There were two things that made it perfect, however: the location, and the owners. The apartment is within minutes' walk of the fabulous market on the main square, and has many shops, cafés and restaurants in the immediate vicinity - it's hardly a schlepp to get your croissants in the morning, and the wonderful array of food on the market means you will be glad you've got self-catering facilities. It's about a 10min walk into La Cité, which worked well for us – I think we'd have found the densely touristy Cité area a bit too intense to stay in, whereas the Bastide, where the apartment is, feels like a "real" French town. And since the apartment is also situated directly above the wine shop run by the owners, Alex and Pipa, we also had an in-house sommelier who kindly organised a wine tasting for us, gave us a discount on the local wines we wanted to try, and was brilliant at advising on what to see, where to eat, etc. We tried several of the restaurants listed in the guide to the area they'd compiled for guests, and ate extremely well in all of them (esp recommend the one in someone's garden!). Would definitely recommend to friends, and will be coming back. There are actually three apartments in the house too, so we plan to come back with friends and book the whole lot!