Grand Hotel La Cloche, Dijon | Courtesy Grand Hotel La Cloche / Hotels.com
To make the most of your stay in Dijon, the capital of the historic region of Burgundy, known for its rich food and superb wine, book into one of these seven hotels, ranging from a practical three-star aparthotel to a grand five-star affair.
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La Cour Berbisey mixes antique charm with modern touches | Courtesy of La Cour Berbisey / Hotels.com
Housed in a 17th-century building, this boutique hotel’s allure begins as soon as you walk through its crimson door. On the other side, you’ll find a serene stone courtyard full of flowers and climbing vines. Inside the hotel, a neutral palette, antique furnishings and a smattering of Modern art pleasingly combine the old with the new. Cap your days exploring Dijon with a dip in the hotel’s indoor heated pool or by relaxing in the sauna.
The only five-star hotel in Dijon, the Grand Hôtel La Cloche serves up luxury at every turn. The building dates back to 1884 and stands proudly over the Place Darcy in Dijon’s historic centre. The well-sized guest rooms vary in their style of decor, catering to a range of tastes: some are decorated in striking and vibrant colours, while others offer a softer, more traditional design. The hotel’s elegance extends to a stylish bar, a gastronomic restaurant and a spa that uses products made with ingredients sourced from Burgundy’s numerous vineyards.
This four-star boutique hotel is a mere five-minute walk from the 14th-century Palais des Ducs, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. The hotel is spread over three hôtels particuliers, which overlook a Gothic courtyard. It offers 41 guest rooms that are each decorated in a unique style, mostly using soft colours and bold patterns. Aside from its fabulous location and service, food and drink play a significant role at Maison Philippe Le Bon. It boasts both a fine-dining restaurant, Le Closerie, and a wine bar, where you can sample the region’s top appellations.
The crisp, clean design of L’Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge mixes elements of nature with a wide spectrum of colours throughout its lounge area and guest rooms. Indulge yourself in the stone-cellar spa, where you can hang out in the steam room or enjoy a nourishing treatment. For dinner, be sure to book a table at the two-Michelin-star restaurant, William Frachot, which features classic Burgundian fare à la carte, such as oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in a red-wine sauce), and several tasting menus.
Situated 150 metres from Dijon’s main train station, the four-star Hôtel Oceania Le Jura has been in business since 1857 and was completely renovated in 2015. The new and improved hotel features contemporary guest rooms with hardwood floors, fresh white linens and warm tones, alongside tasteful pops of colour. Superior, deluxe and prestige rooms come equipped with a Nespresso machine, and all rooms are air-conditioned and have flat-screen TVs. Take advantage of their cosy bar, where you can unwind with a Burgundian wine expertly picked by the knowledgeable bartender. Other amenities include a fitness centre with a sauna and hammam, a heated pool and 24/7 room service.
It’s impossible to miss the colourful windows of the boutique Hôtel Vertigo in the centre of Dijon. Kitted out with a sleek bar, a sparkling swimming pool equipped with spinning disco balls and a swanky cigar bar, Hôtel Vertigo is not for those looking for something subdued. Other amenities include a small cinema for watching films and TV, a fitness room and an on-site spa with a sauna and hammam.
The three-star Hôtel des Ducs offers a comfortable, no-frills stay in the heart of Dijon. This aparthotel offers units with fully equipped kitchens as well as standard hotel guest rooms. If you find yourself in Dijon for business, be sure to take advantage of the on-site co-working space, which is also available to non-guests.