I have gathered for you a selection of amazing hotels in Burgundy. These are hotels-castles, manors, family houses and hotels with a long history! All 10 hotels are incredible, carefully chosen by me and even checked out some personally (although I hope to visit all of them one day). And if you stumbled upon this article by accident, I recommend reading my posts about Burgundy first. It is an incredibly beautiful and colorful region in France!
The charming 5-star Hostellerie de Levernois is located in a very picturesque and tranquil setting, in a protected area, five minutes from the freeway. The luxurious yet cozy establishment is in harmony with nature in three buildings and covers more than five hectares. Since 2021, it has been owned by Séverine Petitler-Belle. The Hostellerie de Levernois is a charming property that skilfully combines tradition and modernity in the heart of the famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. And in the one Michelin-starred, gourmet restaurant, the chef prepares traditional cuisine with a modern twist. And what’s worth it is their vegetable garden, which inspires the chef’s simple and delicious menu at Bistrot du Bord de l’Eau, located in the former kitchens built in 1750. Finally, the highlight is the cellar, with a selection of more than 1,000 bottles of the most famous Burgundy wines.
Just two hours from Paris, in the enchanting landscapes of Burgundy, is the cozy hotel La Borde. This former 14th-century mansion has been completely renovated. The owners, Rick and Marieke Klomp, and their staff – envelope you with warmth and hospitality. It’s as if you’re not in a hotel, but a guest of distant, friendly relatives. La Borde – beautifully decorated rooms, which allow you to enjoy feasting and relaxing by the fireplace in winter or on the terrace in summer. There is also an outdoor pool, located in the courtyard of the old castle (heated from May to September). There is also a wellness center, which has a sauna, steam bath, massage services and a fitness room. And how nice it is to stroll through the garden (7 hectares), a real haven of greenery and peace.
Le Relais & Châteaux l’Abbaye de la Bussière is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Burgundy, between Dijon and Beaune, in the Côte d’Or department. Green landscapes, a land of history and culture and vineyards known the world over for their excellence (Gervais Chambertin, Vont-Romaine, Nuy-saint-Georges, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet). Le Relais & Châteaux l’Abbaye de la Bussière is an authentic twelfth-century Cistercian abbey. It was founded in 1131 by Etienne Harding, the third abbot of Citeaux. The church was consecrated in 1172 and since then many monks have settled in this little corner of Burgundy. Thus, around the church over the centuries, a cellar, a crypt, a monastery, a refectory, a peasant’s house, a dovecote, barns, a press, living quarters, etc. have taken shape. The Abbey de la Bussières reached its peak at the end of the 13th century. In 2005, it was sold to a couple from England who had the idea of turning it into a hotel. It has since become a member of the Relais & Châteaux chain and has never lost its splendor. Over the centuries, the Gothic architecture and Renaissance style have still characterized the place.
Le Domaine de Rymska is an immersion in the nature of Burgundy. It is located 30 km from Beaune, in the heart of a hilly area, surrounded by ponds, meadows and forests. The Rymska estate is a real paradise of 80 hectares, where time stands still. In summer, you can enjoy the starry sky, silence and life in nature. There are plenty of trails to explore on foot, by bike or by boat along the Central Canal. Just 30 km away are the castles of Couches, Germolles and Rochepot, as well as the historic towns of Beaune and Hauteun, and of course the Burgundy vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relais Bernard Loiseau is a mecca of gastronomy and the French way of life in Burgundy. A former postal house and then hotel, Relais Bernard Loiseau retains its charm and warmth. Relais Bernard Loiseau is like a family home where you feel comfortable and cozy: floor tiles, woodwork, fireplaces and beautiful burgundy stones. In the 1930s, Alexandre Dumaine, earned the nickname “cook of kings and king of cooks.” The room that now bears his name has hosted the greatest personalities from around the world: Charlie Chaplin, Dali, Picasso, Hemingway, Edith Piaf, Colet and many others. Dominique Loiseau classified the place as a historical monument of that fabulous era. I couldn’t agree more!
A fabulous holiday awaits you at any time of the year! Between Long-le-Saunier and Besançon, just a few minutes from the vineyards of Arbois, is the cozy family hotel Chateau De Germigney. This hotel would make a great stopover on your way to the south of France, or a cozy spot for a long weekend with friends. Either way, along with the restaurants and the Caudalie wine therapy spa, Chateau De Germigney is the perfect place for an unforgettable stay in Franche-Comté. The day at the Hotel Germigny begins with a homemade breakfast served in the conservatory or on the terrace, depending on the season. In addition to traditional baked goods, the hotel offers a wide range of sweet and savory products, including certified organic honey from the hotel’s own beehives and local Conte cheese with delightful fruit flavor. The rest of the day can be spent swimming in the natural pool, strolling around Port Lesney and relaxing in the shade of the 200-year-old linden tree on the grounds. It’s a relaxing place that offers a truly authentic retreat. And at the end of the day, you can enjoy a drink in the elegant and cosy atmosphere of the Saint-Hubert salon, by the crackling fireplace or sitting on the terrace by the pond. After, of course, dinner! At the gourmet restaurant La Table de Pierre. There, in the Marquis de Germigney, with its vaulted ceiling, or in the Orangery, guests can enjoy the gourmet cuisine of legendary chef Pierre Basso-Moro.
Two Michelin-starred chef Jean-Michel Lauren is part of the history of La Côte Saint-Jacques & SPA, where for three generations the Laurens have dedicated themselves to gastronomy and the art of living. The hotel, more than 800 square meters in size, is located on the banks of the Yonne. The hotel’s rooms and suites incidentally have stunning views of the river. The two Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant is a journey of “discovering flavors.” The chef skillfully combines his favorite “flavors” with the seasons.
The Hotel Le Cep is ideally located in the heart of the medieval town of Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines, within walking distance of the famous Hôtel Dieu des Hospices and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Affiliated with the prestigious international Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which include some of the finest hotels in the world, and the renowned French Châteaux Hotels Collection, this 5 star hotel has won numerous awards (Travel + Leisure, Gold List du Condé Nast Traveller, Club SLH). Le Cep offers a privileged welcome, an attentive front desk staff, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Located in Burgundy’s Grand Cru wine valley, in the middle of a majestic 27-hectare park between Dijon and Beaune, Château de Saoulon is both an elegant pleasure château and a cozy country house. The Château de Saoulon is a classic 17th-century building, fully restored in the 19th century. In 2018 and 2019, in collaboration with the interior design agency Rinck, the family home will be redesigned to create an elegant and cozy hotel. The architectural and decorative concept is a tribute to Burgundy and its territory. The development of the various spaces, the creation of the Orangerie, the care of the woods, the reorganization of the gardens are all achievements that contribute to the restoration of the reputation of the Château de Solon. In its present form, the estate covers an area of 27 hectares. It has 42 rooms divided between the château and its outbuildings. There is a swimming pool, a park, a river, a forest and French-style vegetable gardens.
This hotel is not like the other hotels on my list. It is very modern, but no less atmospheric and comfortable. Le Domaine des Prés Verts & Spa, is in a striking location. Elevated above ground, the rooms, trailer and other rooms offer a warm atmosphere and a balance between luxury and relaxation. A combination of poplar, oak, acacia, linen, wool and natural stones create a luxurious atmosphere, while modern equipment ensures comfortable relaxation. And what a panoramic view of the region’s scenery from your private green terrace or balcony (and as a bonus, 7 rooms on the terraces have a private Jacuzzi).
All photos are taken from Booking.com.
I hope you enjoy one of the hotels and have an amazing vacation in Burgundy!