Its location is a major plus for the hotel. It is right across the street from the old city hall and very close to the Devot Christ, the Cathedral of Saint-Jean, and the Castillet. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés in close range, and the fact that we could easily walk to the bus station was another positive for us (for drivers, the hotel does not have its own parking).
Despite the hotel’s central location, our room (no. 109, facing the courtyard at the end of the corridor) could not have been quieter. We did not hear a sound, either inside or out. This, combined with the comfortable "real" double bed (not two singles pushed together), made sleeping particularly easy.
Our room was of the basic "room with shower" variety. The shower did provide just about enough hot water for two showers, but wasn’t quite tall enough for tall people to stand under. The towels were bigger than average and more like the fluffier variety. The WC (and additional basin) had its own little room.
The room had a telephone and TV, but no radio. The decoration and carpeting were functional but clean, and the view across the small covered courtyard was definitely nothing special. The room was, however, certainly big enough not to feel cramped, and there was plenty of cupboard space.
We did not eat at the hotel. The hotel offers breakfast (5.50€ per person in the small dining room, 7€ in the room), but we preferred to wander over to one of the nearby cafés for pastries and coffee. The hotel does not serve lunch or dinner.
We made our reservation in advance. We paid the 40.00€ per night off-season rate (off-season is from November to March) and used our VISA card (the hotel does not take AMEX). The hotel’s reception desk is run by a gruff, but secretly friendly English-speaker who always seems to be there. He was happy to answer specific local-knowledge questions and to look after our bags for the day after we had checked out.
All in all, the Hotel de la Loge definitely matched what we wanted for our weekend in Perpignan. We were looking for a reasonably-priced and centrally-located hotel, and we also got a very quiet room and a good night’s sleep. For the price, we would definitely recommend this hotel.
London, United Kingdom
November 26, 2004
From journal Perpignan – France’s Catalan Connection