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Auberge du Balestie

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed here for 5 nights in September. Very quite place as it is set back from the main road. Ideal setting for exploring Carcassonne to the north, Mirepoix, and also just over an hour to Quillan and Axat with it's Red Train. The footpath for the 5 mile walk to Mirepoix start just outside the back door. Alex and Rachel... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have stayed here several times now and will be back again next year. Nice big clean rooms and good food. Also very nice views over the country side with the mountains in the background. The management was very helpful and friendly.

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Montreal
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights here as my cousin was getting married nearby. Nothing bad to say about this place.. Super quaint, peaceful place.. Very serene. Alex and Rachel were the friendliest hosts. Wonderful view of Pyrennees and the lovely medievel town of Mirepoix is 7-8 minutes away by car. Breakfast was also super yummy! Had one of best croissants on my... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We spent four nights here using it as a base for exploring the local area. Alex and Rachel made us feel welcome from the start and the offer of a nice cup of tea was gratefully received. Our comfortable room offered a superb view of the Pyrenees. Nothing was too much for our hosts who were always willing to go... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Calm, relaxing fabulous views and friendly people. Great welcome from warm and efficient new owners Alex and his wife. Everything works, the beds are really comfortable and it is superbly quiet. Very good breakfasts. Haven't tried the restaurant for dinner, but it smelled good. Very good base to explore the Cathar country and Carcassonne. Nearby historic village of Mirepoix is... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our last night before heading back to Caen for the ferry. I wasn't aware of the change of owners as this happened after we booked our stay but if our stay was anything to go by the new owners are sure to succeed. Our room was spacious and allowed direct access to outside which was a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

I made our reservation long before I knew that this Auberge was under new ownership but, on arrival we were not disappointed. Alex and Rachel and their beautiful children made us feel very welcome and at home. Our rooms were comfortable and one had a magnificent view of the Pyrenees. We enjoyed watching the sun setting over the snow capped... More 

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Bolton
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

This was my first visit as part of a group of choral singers who have been staying at the Auberge for a number of years during a music festival. We were greeted by Alex and Rachel, who took over the Auberge in June with their young family. During the week they made sure that all our needs were met and... More 

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Christchurch
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

I reviewed this hotel a year ago. It has recently been taken over by Alex and Rachel and their family who have moved out from Warrington. On our recent visit, David, the previous owner, was assisiting as a very capable waiter to give some continuity and advise to the new patrons. It is clearly going to be a huge learning... More 

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Kent
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Lovely position, away from any street noise with wonderful views of the mountains. The present owners only arrived a couple of weeks before us and the young family are working very hard to make this hotel excellent! Very much enjoyed our stay and hope to come back and stay again.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Cathar country, nestled on top of a hill, overlooking a picturesque lake and with magnificent views of the Pyrenees, the hotel's setting is quite simply outstanding. We are just 5 minutes from Mirepoix and 1/2 hour from Carcassonne. The hotel is set back over 200 metres from the road in open countryside, so there is no traffic or outside noise, ensuring a relaxing and peaceful stay. You will be warmly welcomed by your hosts David and Sylvia Allett, who have a passion for local food and wine, and who will do everything possible to ensure that you have a memorable and comfortable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Auberge du Balestie

Address: Route de Carcassonne | Le Balestiè, 09500 Malegoude, Mirepoix, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Ariege > Mirepoix > Malegoude
Price Range: $87 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Auberge du Balestie 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Auberge Du Balestie Mirepoix
Auberge Du Balestie Hotel Mirepoix
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“Rooms are fairly basic, but totally functional. All are quiet with breathtaking views.”
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 of 5 bubbles 687glennh, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front - the views are magnificent”
 of 5 bubbles UKHilary, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“View of the Pyrenees”
 of 5 bubbles phutchens1, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Travelling with our dog, we've stayed in the same room twice now, on the ground floor. Very practical as he's not a huge fan of stairs (old boy). Book ahead, both times we've been it's been busy :)”
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