Hotel Review: Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon
The Grand Hotel la Cloche Dijon is the best hotel in town and a member of the MGallery Collection by Accorhotels. In this extensive review, I’ll explain why I really enjoyed staying here!
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Dijon, the choice is rather limited. Thus, the centrally located Grand Hotel La Cloche immediately jumped into my eye.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Standard Room
- Month of Stay: February
The property is part of the MGallery Collection by Sofitel, which is an independent collection of unique luxury hotels. This one in particular is one of the hotels with a lot of history, but it was recently renovated and now features a rather modern style. That said, let’s get into the detailled review of the property!
Standard Room at the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon
Even though I would have been eligble for an upgrade at the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon, I ended up just getting a Standard Room due to checking in early. That wasn’t a problem though as the room made a really good first impression on me.
While not particularly big, it comes with a comfortable King Bed with two nightstands and some decorative pillows.
The bed also proved to be very comfortable.
Opposite of the bed, there’s a decently sized flat-screen television positioned above a desk with a rather basic chair.
The desk is nice enough for working, but sitting on the chair for a longer time isn’t that comfortable.
Speaking of the desk, you can also find a Nespresso coffee maker here, which is somethig I wouldn’t have expected in a Standard Room.
You can also find a comfortable orange chair in the corner of the room – a nice splash of color!
Something else really nice about the room at the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon are the views of the square, which are charming and give you a good feel of the surroundings.
Waiting in the room was a cute little welcome gift consisting of a few sweet treats.
The bathroom, while tiny, is on the nice side as well. It’s located right next to the bedroom and there’s glas panel separating the sink area from the bedroom.
The shower is located around the corner and feels way more private, while offering a very nice rain shower head.
As you’d expect in a luxury hotel in France, the toilet is locaed in a different room right by the entrance door.
All in all, I’d say that hte rooms here are really nice, maybe not on the level of the Park Hotel Grenoble, but beautiful nevertheless.
Breakfast at the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon
As I had booked a rate including breakfast, I had the chance to sample the offerings in the morning.
The breakfast buffet is on the rather small side with a nice selection of breads, cold cuts, some cheese, fruits and yogurt.
There are also a few hot dishes available on the buffet, but they weren’t that great.
Furthermore, there’s a selection of tasty cakes and other sweet treats.
While I thought that the breakfast was good quality-wise, the offerings were falling a bit short, especially as there were no frehsly prepared egg dishes. Other MGallery Hotels like the Hotel Le Royal Lyon have better offerings in that regard.
Bar at the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon
In the evening, I paid a quick visit to the stylish and modern bar of the hotel.
Here, I enjoyed a nice glass of wine as my welcome drink thanks to my Le Club Accor Gold membership.
Service was friendly and the wine was very good, so it’s a place worth recommending!
Gym & Spa at the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon
Even though the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon feels very boutique, it still offers the facilities that you’d expect of a good city hotel, including a gym and a spa. The gym is rather tiny though with a total of just four machines in a split-level room. There are no free weights for example.
The spa is tiny as well and can only be accessed with a reservation. It’s complimentary for hotel guests for an hour a day, but you should try to get a spot ahead of time. With this system, there are only two couples at the spa at the same time, which is good considering the size.
There’s basically just one room with a small jacuzzi pool of sorts, an experience shower as well as a sauna and a steam bath. You may also relax on two loungers.
While not big and definitely not comparable of what hotels like the Hotel Molitor Paris or the Le Bristol Paris are offering, I thought that the spa is a nice addition. The similiarly small spa at the 5 Terres Hotel Barr felt a little more homely though.
Overall impressions of the Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon
The Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon is a really nice luxury hotel, which offers all you need for a city trip. The rooms are nicely appointed and feel modern yet comfortable. The tiny is spa is a nice addition and the gym is alright for a cardio workout. While the breakfast leaves a bit to be desired, I’d still highly recommend staying here when visiting Dijon!