La Mirande

4 Place de l'Amirande, Avignon

Action Bar

20
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall20
2
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

This was the best hotel my husband and I have ever stayed in. Every aspect of the decor is so beautiful and tasteful and thoughtful -- from wall treatments to paintings to bathroom hardware. The staff was helpful and solicitous but not unctuous. The food was exceptional and the outdoor terrace outstanding. We spent more time than we expected relaxing in the hotel because it was such a wonderful environment.

What the hotel could do better:

I now know that each room is quite different -- I'm not sure if it's possible to choose a specific room not only for size but for decor. That would be a nice feature. As it happened we especially loved the decor of our room.

Katharine

Stayed September 2011

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Hotel Description

The building which houses La Mirande dates back seven hundred years, in a variety of forms: once a cardinal’s palace, during Avignon’s 14th-century tenure as the seat of Papal power and headquarters of the Catholic church, and later a private nobleman’s townhouse, today it’s an exquisitely intimate 20-room hotel.

The traditional style and décor of the hotel is perhaps surprising given that it’s just ten years old. We’re used to thinking of hotel designers as working exclusively in modern materials and minimal styles, but La Mirande is the equal of any contemporary boutique, and its elegant interiors can compete with any carefully preserved antique hotel.

Expect finely detailed hand-printed fabrics covering the walls, and hand-crafted oak parquet floors, as well as a stunning collection of antiques, tapestries and original artworks. The result is at once more vivid and more inviting than the vaguely dusty, hands-off quality of many vintage hotels, and a good deal more functional as well: bathrooms, particularly, are spacious, with plentiful lighting and mirrors. Many look out through antique windows toward the Pope’s palace, next door.

The restaurant is a fine one, serving a sort of traditionalist no-frills Provencal cuisine, and offering cooking classes as well, in an authentically 19th-century kitchen that looks like something from a period film. La Mirande is centrally placed for exploring the walled city of Avignon on foot, and if you’re like most people, you’re here at least partially for the food—so get out and enjoy the wealth of restaurants, cafes and market stalls.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 26 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map