We recently spent 10 days traveling through Champagne, France, a region known for its great restaurants, superb hotels and fine sparkling white wines. The result? Three new hotel recommendations, in Sacy, Troyes and Champillon. Read more about our travels in the June 2019 Hideaway Report.
Set on a hillside and surrounded by vineyards, this handsome four-story limestone villa with a steep slate roof and fretted wooden eaves is a five-minute drive from the Champagne-Ardenne train station. The 12 guest rooms and suites, all featuring interior designer Marie-Christine Meloen’s signature style, are individually decorated and comfortably furnished. The spacious Sun King Suite appointed with parquet floors, a beautiful chandelier, an antique armoire, a mirrored writing desk and a canopy bed is especially recommended.
From the editor: “Overall, we enjoyed our brief stay. A stylish country-house hotel rather than a true luxury property, the Château de Sacy is a quiet, friendly and intimate place in which to relax.”
Read more about Château de Sacy.
This beautiful hotel was once a coaching inn where the kings of France would stay en route to their coronation in the charming town of Reims 30 minutes away. Architect Giovanni Pace, renowned for his design of the new Moët & Chandon winery in Oiry, undertook a comprehensive renovation of this historic property and added a contemporary limestone-faced crescent-shaped building. All 49 guest accommodations feature breathtaking views over the vineyards surrounding Épernay, high ceilings, glass walls with sliding doors leading to spacious furnished balconies and mostly taupe and Champagne color schemes punctuated by splashes of color.
From the editor: “This superb hotel is now the best address in Champagne and is also a fascinating example of how French hospitality is reinventing itself in the 21st century.”
Read more about Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa.
This unique and intimate hideaway, set in a meticulously restored historic building, features an abundance of character and a timeless atmosphere. Several half-timbered 12th-century houses that once belonged to the Knights Templar comprise an excellent restaurant and 11 renovated lodgings. Showcasing huge oak beams, earthy walls, wooden staircases and original stone floors, guest accommodations offer a palpable aura of history, both of the medieval house itself and the atmospheric little-known city of Troyes.
From the editor: “La Maison de Rhodes is not a luxury hotel but a unique and intimate hideaway, with comfortable accommodations and an abundance of character in a relatively little-known destination.”
Read more about La Maison de Rhodes.