In the heart of the medieval town of Beaune, where the rich history of Burgundy intertwines with beautiful age-old architecture, lies a family-run sanctuary that transcends the boundaries of hospitality – Hôtel Le Cep. With origins dating back to 1986, this 5-star gem has grown from strength to strength over the years, earning a host of accolades for its excellence along the way. With its recognition as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Les Collectionneurs, and the Healing Hotels of the World, Hôtel Le Cep stands as a testament to the art of curated luxury.
The breathtaking property comprises a collection of historical monuments, including two 16th-century courtyards, a verdant garden and several private mansions that have been intricately connected. Steeped in history, these grand manor houses, once owned by prominent families from Beaune, have been meticulously restored to retain their architectural splendour. The elaborate details and anecdotes woven into the fabric of the hotel unveil themselves as guests familiarise themselves with their surroundings and are particularly prominent in the 71 rooms and 36 suites, each of which tells a distinctive story with its unique and carefully tailored décor.
With the accommodation categories bearing the names of the local vine appellations and each room bestowed with the title of a renowned Burgundy wine, these sumptuous abodes pay tribute to the rich history and culture that define the region. A manifestation of genuine, personalised hospitality, the interior design combines the charm of a bygone era with modern-day comforts. Ranging from 15 to 75 square metres, the rooms and suites are adorned with lush tones and textures and feature antique furniture from local markets, creating an atmosphere that invites guests to revel in the warmth of Burgundian hospitality.
Beyond its luxurious accommodations, Hôtel Le Cep beckons with culinary offerings that rival the finest in the world. Restaurant “Loiseau des Vignes,” managed separately by the esteemed Bernard Loiseau group, promises a multisensory journey through the flavours of Burgundy. With 32 wines by the glass and a menu influenced by regional traditions, it’s a gastronomic escapade that complements the grandeur of Hôtel Le Cep.
For wine enthusiasts, the hotel’s in-house Saint-Felix Wine Tasting Cellars offer a truly exclusive experience. With over 1,000 references from more than 200 Burgundy estates, guests can sample a selection of the region’s top wines, including rare vintages and hidden treasures, all in a chic and intimate setting. Private tastings led by specialists can be arranged, and guests are also welcome to purchase wines directly from the cellar to take home as a memento of their trip.
Another one of Hôte Le Cep’s standout features is its multi-award-winning Marie de Bourgogne Spa. Spanning 1000m², this sanctuary of well-being seamlessly melds vinotherapy with cutting-edge technology, offering 15 sensory experiences, including cryotherapy, cryo 21, chromotherapy, infra and aqua biking, wellness massages, balneotherapy, and more. The spa also boasts a range of world-class facilities for guests to use, including a hammam, sauna, sensory shower and a new yoga room equipped with an LPG Huber 360 device.
The Marie de Bourgogne Ayurvedic Centre, which offers Ayurvedic cures ranging from 3 days to 3 weeks, differentiates Hôte Le Cep from other establishments in the region, presenting guests with an added value for their stay in beautiful Beaune. Opened in March 2021, the centre harmonises the ancient Indian healthcare science with the charm of Burgundy, providing a unique setting for ayurvedic treatments.
With the hotel’s in-house Indian Ayurvedic Doctor curating bespoke wellness plans designed for individual needs, guests can embrace the power of preventive medicine and put their well-being first. From rebalancing to detox, the centre offers various cures, accompanied by skilled practitioners, nourishing Ayurvedic food, yoga courses, meditation, and vineyard walks.
With the introduction of the hotel’s novel dining concept, Lunchbox, which features Ayurvedic vegetarian dishes, guests also have access to personalised dietary plans to boost their health. Offering balanced meals prepared by an Indian chef under the guidance of a nutritionist, the restaurant’s focus is on rebalancing doshas through healthy cuisine that seamlessly combines wellness benefits with culinary delight.
After enjoying a dose of wellness at the hotel, guests can set out exploring the surrounding area. The property’s prime location, set in the centre of the magical town of Beaune, offers guests a gateway to the architectural and cultural wonders of Burgundy’s wine capital. Just minutes away from renowned landmarks such as the Hospices de Beaune and the Notre-Dame Collegiate Church, Hôtel Le Cep provides an authentic Burgundian experience.
With the abundance on offer to guests, it’s clear that Hôtel Le Cep is not just a place to stay; it’s an immersion into the timeless charm and hospitality that define Burgundy. Here, luxury and tradition converge to create an experience that resonates long after you’ve bid au revoir to the enchanting town of Beaune.
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