Fodor's Expert Review Alchimy

10–12 pl. du Palais , Albi, Occitania, 81000, France Fodor's Choice

At Albi's newest and smallest hotel, everything feels built to last, perhaps because local artisans (rather than cheap imported labor) were used for the overhaul of this previously derelict estate. The result is rooms where comfort runs deeper than designer veneer, with over-the-top details like toilet-seat warmers and floor-to-ceiling sliding mirror doors. Located in the old town center (steps from shops, cafés, and the famed brick cathedral), this boutique hotel is outfitted with its own refined brasserie serving typical fare with a twist. Never fear, this stately establishment is not pretentious; the owner has recruited his hardworking niece and nephew to run the show, which infuses the place with a youthful refinement, where comfort and quality are prominent.

PROS

  • warm service
  • perfectly located for exploring on foot
  • comfortable extras abound

CONS

  • no on-site parking, but reduced rates at nearby garage
  • only seven rooms, so be sure to reserve
  • no real lobby besides the chic brasserie or outdoor patio lounge

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -05–63–76–18–18

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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