Where to stay in Salers: Hotel Saluces

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by in Europe Travel, France, Press Trips, Reviews

If only all towns were as cute as Salers, and all hotels were as amazing as Hotel Saluces, then travel would never be a bad surprise.

The setting is hard to beat - a medieval village, perfectly kept medieval burg in the middle of Cantal, boasting incredible architecture and breathtaking scenery. Yes, the overload of superlatives is essential in order to properly describe the area. There are SO many things to see and do in the area, and the Hotel Saluces is the perfect place to set camp for a new nights.

The owner, Daniel, is extremely friendly, always happy to meet new people and set on making in absolute best to suit your needs. And that kind of customer service is just too rare to pass, nowadays.

The hotel

Conveniently located to the heart of Salers, Hotel Saluces is set in a 16th manor on one of the tiny streets around the main square. It’s quite simply yet tastefully decorated, a mix of rustic French and some modern influences. There are only 8 rooms in the hotel, once again a proof that Daniel prefers quality to quantity.

My favorite part? The rose garden. The perfect place to experience a typical French apéro before going out for dinner. I know that’s what I did.

The rooms

I was attributed the Romantic room on the top floor. Oddly enough, this room is equipped with… two twin beds. Not sure how this is supposed to be romantic? Is this a new trend I’m not aware of?

Not that it mattered to me - I had the room to myself anyway. I particularly loved the mix of rustic bedroom and ultra modern bathroom, which was surprisingly nice. There was functioning wifi as well as cable TV, both of which is a rarity in rural France.

And from what I’ve heard from other guests, the other rooms were just as pleasant, clean and well designed. No one had a bad word to say!

The verdict

If I were to return to Salers one day, I would definitely book at Hotel Saluces again. And you know what? I’m pretty sure Daniel would recognize me, greet me with the typical Cantal bise (3 cheek kisses!) and ask me how I’ve been. And as I said, for that simple reason (and also because the hotel rocked my socks), I’d stay there again.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Atout France and Tourisme Auvergne on my trip in Cantal. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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