La Mirande Hotel

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This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Avignon just steps from Avignon Pope Palace. There is plenty to see in this historic and stylish city, making the hotel a perfect choice for family vacations and romantic getaways. Avignon's highlights are the beautifully preserved ramparts, a huge mediev...

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This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Avignon just steps from Avignon Pope Palace. There is plenty to see in this historic and stylish city, making the hotel a perfect choice for family vacations and romantic getaways. Avignon's highlights are the beautifully preserved ramparts, a huge medieval fortress, and the monumental Palais des Papes, recalling the city's 14th- century papal seat prestige. Made famous in a children's nursery rhyme, its medieval bridge is also a top attraction, although only four arches remain of the original 22. To complement the picturesque scenery and convenient...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Heavy flop

Reviewed 31 october, 2021

At check in, we were ‘kindly upgraded’ to room 27. After checking the room, we understood this was not for us. Extremely heavy atmosphere, strong naphthalene smell and limited natural light. We asked the reception to move to the original room (24) which is located on the first floor in front of the Palais des Papes. In a nutshell: - terrible mattress - No sound insulation at all, one can hear everything from the corridor, the conversations from the reception located below the room and the street (1 am bikes and cars parades are a must) - Half of the power outlets do not work. Reception staff is helpless, definitely not a 5 star ‘hotel’. Would expect more for 400 eur a night in November. The steak tartare with truffles is more a mayonnaise with beef than a proper tartare. Wine was good. If you are seeking to waste some time and money in a heavy place this is a must, every other reason is trowing money out of the window.

Tiago d

Sheer Perfection!

Reviewed 20 october, 2021

Even in the midst of COVID, with all of its challenges, the service and quality of care is off the charts! The location is the finest in all of Avignon - views of the Pope's Palace just outside your window. The La Table Haute (Chef's Table) was a culinary highlight of our trip. the chefs are fun, engaging, knowledgeable and incredible at their craft. Definitely a MUST on your visit. Please don't miss it - Great Food, Service & Memory!

Mike L

Are 10 stars possible?!

Reviewed 24 september, 2021

Hotel La Mirande In our humble opinion, this 5 star hotel deserves at least 10 stars. 0ur entire stay was highlighted with the extra effort put forth by EVERY person working at La Mirande. Our arrival was a confusion of a variety of maps taking us every which way in this crazy medieval city (beware, GPS does NOT work here, not Waze, not Apple Maps, not Google maps not even our usually reliable old school Garmin!) We finally found a place to pull over and used the map to walk to the hotel. We were assisted in person with the remainder of our drive to the front of the beautiful hotel. (Again, we didn’t know some of the metal street barriers lowered when the right buttons are pushed!) The front desk staff greeted us warmly and welcomed us to this gorgeous hotel. Even the house cat, Mirande, came to say hello! Staying here feels like royalty, which is maybe why the Cardinals of yore made this their home. We settled onto our large, corner room and enjoyed the lovely view of the Palais des Popes! Located in a very quiet part of this very loud city, we could not have been more pleased with our room (#31). We were even surprised with a lovely box of delicious Aline Gehant chocolates along with fresh pears and figs. Our room was very large! The king-size bed was super comfortable as were the two types of pillows, hard and soft. Amenities such as the room safe, slippers, robes, toiletries, wash clothes, fantastic AC and a daily evening refresh of towels and curtains closed were icing on the cake. The bathroom had a separate toilet and shower which allowed for both of us to get ready at the same time. There are plenty of drawers and shelves to settle in. A hideaway TV that poses as a mirror and the in room safe and fridge that pose as a wallpaper covered door were very fun! A fine example of the type of hospitality offered was when we asked for some ice for our picnic wine, our bag was filled happily! The hotel offers some very unique dining experiences of which we took advantage of two on our three nights here. Our fist night, we enjoyed the gastronomic meal! Several courses of amazing food very professionally prepared and served with great show. We loved the printed menu we received at the end to remind us of the food we had enjoyed. The second night we dined with the Table Haute. Can’t recommend this highly enough! The experience begins with a group of guests gathering downstairs. We were led further down to the wine cellar where we enjoyed appetizers, wine and conversation. With our group, French was the main language spoken, but many of the guests, as well as the chefs were able to speak English so we felt very included. We then returned upstairs to the kitchen where we watched our meal being prepared and served. The paired wines were exceptional! One of the best parts was that the shared conviviality continued whenever we saw the other guests at breakfast over the next few mornings. La Mirande also offers cooking classes which if we had enough time, we would’ve loved to taken! The morning breakfast was served on tables with linens in a beautiful room different from the dining room. The buffet included fruits, a wide variety of jams and breads, cereals, juices and meats with cheese. Options to order eggs, omelets and pancakes were also available. There is a bar with a very large selection in the lobby. Perfect for enjoying an afternoon aperitif! Covid protocols including showing your health pass, masks in general areas and sanitizers were all observed. We felt very safe here. Our departure was just as kind as our arrival and stay. Clear directions out of the city maze were provided and deeply appreciated! Our car was brought around with our bags loaded and bon voyage wishes shared. In our opinion, this is THE place to stay in Avignon!

Christine H

No croissants :(

Reviewed 8 september, 2021

This hotel is charming- old world, France in an excellent location adjacent to the Pope's Palace. The breakfast however is seriously lacking for such an expensive hotel. No croissants both mornings we were there! We Americans travel to France just for your croissants how can you deprive us of this lol! Seriously, the breakfast was lacking- chocolate croissants are not the same as croissants, please buy more when you know you have guests coming. There is only 1 girl manning all the tables & she is also in charge of refilling everything at the buffet table- please hire another person to help her out, it is too much for her! She is so sweet & works very hard but 1 person cannot cover everything. The outdoor courtyard is gorgeous & the breakfast room with all the food looks like something out of a movie set- just stunning. This hotel is beautiful & I highly recommend but please, up your breakfast game!


The Best Service in Town...With a Gracious Smile

Reviewed 25 july, 2021

We booked two rooms for six nights. Everything about the property centered around service. Rasheed from Avignon, helped us with the winding streets leading to the hotel. His service was superb. But it was the front desk that earns the "gold star" for attention to detail with a genuine smile. At the top of the list is Morgan, a young lady that has more warmth than a roaring fire. We sought out her assistance and just to chat, she is a remarkable asset to Hotel La Mirande.