Tuesday 28 May 2019

Hostellerie de Levernois - A Beautiful Place to Stay in French Wine Country

Just outside Beaune and in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards sits Relais & Chateaux hotel Hostellerie de Levernois.  This is a wonderful place to stay if you're visiting this part of French wine country.  A stone's throw from the Route des Grands Crus, Hostellerie de Levernois is a lovely haven where you can relax, have a glass of wine - obviously - and a Michelin star dinner.

The rooms are rustic, beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, as you'd expect from a five star hotel - this is not a huge multi-room hotel, but 'a small country place' as the owner, Jean-Louis Bottigliero,  put it, full of luxurious touches, lovely food and of course, sensational wines.

One thing I would say is to not even think of visiting here unless you have a car.  Beaune itself is of course full of wine history - and great wine stores, but driving through the vineyards on a sunny day (or if necessary a not so sunny day) is fascinating.  There are, of course, plenty of tasting rooms to travel to and plenty of wonderful wines to taste.  My advice, if you want to go the tasting route, is to get a taxi from the hotel into Beaune then you can browse and taste to your hearts content.

Hostellerie de Levernois in an instant has become one of my favourite hotels in Europe, and another trip already planned - which says something.  If you want to go there make sure you book really early for the hotel as otherwise you may well not get in.

Hostellerie Levernois
Rue du Golf, 21200, Levernois, France
Phone +33 3 80 24 73 58