Toulouse has a relaxed atmosphere that La Cour des Consuls Hotel & Spa perfectly combines with a spa and Michelin cuisine.
Staying at Le Cour des Consuls is like buying two hotels for the price of one – the hotel has a couple of buildings, one dating from the 16th century and the other from the 18th.
Historical original features blend seamlessly with more modern touches, so there are bizarre details around each corner – our favorite was a magnificent centuries-old wrought iron staircase, guarded by a colorful version of the artist’s church gargoyles.
With its soothing spa, Michelin-starred restaurant and secluded patios, the hotel has a lot to do. Outside the banks of the Garonne River are within walking distance, where you can see the “Pink City” in all its glory, and you are ideal for a walk through the historic old town.
Gourmets, art lovers and everyone who is looking for a first-class luxury holiday in the city – this place is perfect for you. This may not be the best place to stay with children, although families are provided with extra cots.
The two buildings have 32 rooms, from standard doubles to suites, and even the most inexpensive options are good and spacious.
The hotel itself has many characteristic design touches (take a closer look at the reception and you’ll see that it’s actually a giant suitcase), but the rooms are designed to be quieter and quieter. The bathrooms are smooth and spacious, with a rain shower or large bathtubs.
Room rates start from €220 for a standard room and up to €400 for an executive suite.
The service is excellent and the fun staff are thoroughly trained in local attractions and events to help you plan your stay down to the smallest detail.
The spa deserves special mention: it has small but well-equipped treatment rooms, a tea terrace and a hammam.
Toulouse brand Graine de Pastel is within walking distance of its workshop, and their products rightfully occupy a central place here. After a day of walking around the city, we opted for a full body massage – with the smell of local pastel flowers in the air and staff who really knew what they were doing, it was head and shoulders above the usual spa standard.
Included and available in all buildings.
The Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Cnacle, with its 16th-century fireplace and original paintings, is a suitable grand venue to showcase chef Thomas Vonderscher’s exquisite skills.
If you go to France for a meal – then the gastronomic menu offers a tour of French cuisine.
Breakfast is also full of local pride, with regional producers, show stars. The compact buffet is equipped with high-quality hot and cold dishes, eggs cooked to order, and a staggering variety of breads.
Toulouse is an incredibly promenade city, especially for art lovers – the modern exhibits and sculpture park at Les Abbotoirs are a 15-minute drive away, while fine art and medieval architecture abound in the nearby Augustinian Museum (5 minutes) and the Basilica of Saint-Sernen (10 minutes)
Just around the corner is the picturesque Pont Nef Bridge, built in 1659. For the perfect end to the day, sit on the bridge with a glass of wine in hand and enjoy the sunset over the Garonna.