For travelers who want to experience the quintessential French "art de vivre" this is perhaps the place to be. It boasts a cozy atmosphere with individually decorated hotel rooms. Its lobby and restaurant are decorated with fabulous tapisteries of Arabesque motif. You are nestled right at the middle of the French gentry life. Staff at the hotel were very friendly, and helpful, and offered good advice on restaurants and sights around champagne. Out breakfast was a full feast.
Perched on a hillside in the minuscule village of Champillon, an hour and a half's drive from Paris, the Royal Champagne, with a spectacular view of the vineyards and the valley,was once a favorite halt for Napoleon and his entourage.Absorb the fascination for the medieval in the rich furnishings, ornamental woodwork, antique candlesticks and carved tables. The designers have imbued the hotel's 25 rooms with the nuances of an opulent French home. The entire property can even be rented out for special occasions. There's a guest car park and a cellar that stocks more than 200 wines. You need at least a weekend here to lose yourself on canopied, cushioned beds and bronze sunsets from private balconies.
An absolutely first class hotel made even better by the wonderful and attentive staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them. To arrive after a 24 hour journey and to be offered a glass of champagne whilst we relaxed and checked in was a first for any hotel we have ever been to anywhere in the world. The restaurant is superb and worthy of a Michelin star. Our room was lovely and had the prettiest bed I have ever slept in. The view from the balcony across the vineyards to Epernay was fantastic. The location is superb with Epernay only 10 minutes by car and Reims about 20 minutes. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit. One of the best properties I have stayed at anywhere in the world.
Steve , Australia, 04/2012