At the beginning of the last century, the hotel was a major post-house. Today it continues to offer shelter to travellers.
It is an oasis of peace in the heart of the town centre, insulated from the noise of the urban bustle and boasting calm and elegant rooms.
Manager Cornelia Müller and her young and dynamic team provide the warmest of welcomes together with friendly and efficient service.
In our British-style bar, you can relax with coffee and a selection of newspapers, have a drink with friends or enjoy a brandy after your meal.
The hotel also has a quiet and intimate terrace in the courtyard where you can relax with a drink.
A secure garage is available for overnight parking.
We have decided to replace our company car with a purely electric car after almost 18 years. Almost all trips can be completed with one battery charge. We don't need "mega range". The 200+ km are enough. Charged with 100% green electricity. No nuclear power.
We therefore decided to install a wall box with 2 connections in the garage for hotel guests. We can probably offer you a charging option from the end of September 2022. It is advisable to reserve one of the two parking spaces together with the room.
Respect for the environment is particularly close to our hearts. For a business like ours, this can be a real challenge. It’s not as simple as just installing energy-saving heaters and lighting. We frequently have to compromise – for instance with mineral water that has travelled over 1000 kilometres, or ingredients that cannot be grown in Europe. In recent years we have made great efforts to source from local producers, which is not always easy for a restaurant with a high turnover.
In 2021, with the help of ADEME (the French Agency for Ecological Transition), we have invested nearly €65,000 in more environmentally friendly technologies as well as in targeted trainings and equipment.
On Friday February 25th 2022, in the presence of Sub-Prefectess Estelle Lepretre, President of the Community of Communes of Haute-Saintonge Claude Belot and Mayor of Pons Jacky Botton, we were officially recognized by Prefect Nicolas Basselier for participating in the "Sustainable Tourism Fund". This fund aims to revive the tourism sector badly hit by the health crisis and to develop the attractiveness of rural areas. It is aimed at the catering and accommodation sector and enables the financing of studies and work or training. It affects rural communities and the small towns of tomorrow program.
Our establishment has thus benefited from the support of the "Sustainable Tourism Fund". Funded by the ADEME (Agency for the Ecological Transition) which has allowed us to make several investments and changes. The aim is to reduce and control energy costs, to train and communicate ecological commitment and to promote local producers (among other things, we have equipped all our lighting with LED lamps, we have replaced parts of our equipment in order to use environmentally friendly devices and our employees trained to use energy and resources responsibly).
The hotel is accessible for people with visual and hearing impairments and intellectual disabilities.