My room reminded me of a 70s student bedsit. They are badly in need of updating. The furniture was just random pieces. The room had no charm whatsoever.
The bed was inches off the floor.
The floor was covered in poorly fitted fibre matting which felt uncomfortable to walk on.
The bathroom required you to be a contortionist to use properly and bits were missing from the toilet fittings.
The curtains are too thin to keep out the floodlighting used to highlight the outside of the hotel.
The whole room experience felt substandard.
The dinner was better. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated.
There are two fixed price menus. We had the more expensive 'Gourmond'. We enjoyed our food but it was nothing exceptional.
The wine list was varied but overpriced at about 5* cost.
The hotel does not offer mineral water but instead is 'proud to offer' slightly unpleasant, filtered tap water at 5 euros a litre.
The thing that spoiled the meal was that it was served so quickly. 4 courses plus 2 amuse bouches in less than an hour. Way too fast!
As stated by other reviewers, the service was extremely curt. There was no interaction with the two wait staff. We weren't even asked if we'd enjoyed our meal. The staff stayed in the kitchen when they weren't actually bringing out food.
At nearly 200 euros for a very poor room and a merely ok dinner, this hotel is way overpriced.
One last thing, the town is being remodelled and there is noisy work going on directly outside the hotel. Don't expect a lie-in for a few months.
After a tiring morning, we booked in for lunch. We were shown into a very dated, dark restaurant, We chose the bistro lunch menu and the wine. The starter arrived, which was good. No conversation from the staff. The main course arrived which looked dull to say the least. Brown meat, brown mashed potatoes. Still no comment from the staff.
As soon as we had finished, the plates were whisked away and dessert arrived. Again, very uninteresting .The waiter and lady serving couldn`t wait for us to finish and pay the bill. Not one word was exchanged during the transaction. We were bid au revoir. We lived in the area for 25 years and were regulars here when Franck the ex-owner was here. It used to be a pleasure to eat here, but we won`t be back. All in all a very dull experience. Also, the dining room was very cold on a cloudy rainy day.
We've just retuned from le Cochin d'Or after a superb meal. We first visited some 40 years ago but haven't been there for at least 20 years. The food used to be excellent and I'm glad to say that it was excellent tonight. We had the 32€ meal which consisted of four courses plus amuse buche and sorbet. My husband and I had a salmon terrine (which looked beautiful) and a beef starter, followed by the sorbet, then the main choice: cod and duck. Both were cooked beautifully, and beautifully presented. Cheese board followed, and we finished with a chocolate desert, and I had a hot and cold apple pudding. The whole thing was absolutely delicious. Could not be faulted in any way.
The service was efficient, and the dinning room was warm and cheerful.
Do go there if you are passing through. There are a couple of hotels that are fine (inc rooms at the Cochon d'or itself. We won't let another 20 years go by before we return.