Renowned for its celebrated brandy, Cognac is definitely a highlight for alcohol enthusiasts. But Cognac is more than just its spirits – it’s a captivating region boasting picturesque landscapes, delectable cuisine, and a myriad of attractions waiting to be 

discovered. Imagine spending a weekend here – a chance to unwind, explore, and indulge in the charms of this enchanting region. 

In this article, I’ve selected seven hotels in the Cognac region that promise an amazing stay while you explore the area. Some are located in the heart of Cognac town, close to many restaurants and distilleries, while others are nestled in the scenic countryside. The list includes luxurious hotels with spa facilities and others that are more simple but comfortable and centrally located.

 Before we start, to help you better explore the region, here are my guides to the best things to do in Cognac and the best distilleries to visit in Cognac
Let’s dive in!

Best hotels in the center of Cognac 

Logis des Tourelles

If you fancy a romantic weekend in Cognac, check out Logis des Tourelles, one of the best hotels in the region. The 4-start guest house is located in a historic 19th-century mansion, right in the center of the Cognac. A big outdoor swimming pool is awaiting you in their beautiful garden, which is especially inviting during the warmer season. The hotel offers warmly decorated family rooms with kitchen supplies and everything you need to enjoy a picnic in the garden. 

One of the best hotels in Cognac
Source: Logis des Tourelles

With its prime central location, you’ll find yourself within easy reach of the city’s renowned restaurants and numerous distilleries, all just a stroll away. For guests arriving by car, complimentary parking facilities are available for added convenience. Should you wish to explore the captivating surroundings of the Cognac region beyond the city center, the hotel offers a bike hire service, allowing you to embark on scenic adventures at your own pace.

You can book your room using this link.

Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa

Discover a truly unforgettable stay in Cognac at Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa, where history, luxury, and warm hospitality converge seamlessly. Originally established in 1838, this distinguished 5-star hotel sprawls across more than two hectares in the heart of Cognac. Boasting four distinct buildings, the meticulously designed rooms and suites exude an elegant French classicism, ensuring a refined and comfortable retreat for guests. Indulge in the finest amenities, including a contemporary brasserie, a sophisticated Jazz bar, a breathtaking rooftop lounge, and versatile meeting spaces.

Immerse yourself in relaxation at the hotel’s exceptional wellness area, featuring a 25-meter swimming pool, four tranquil treatment cabins, a state-of-the-art fitness room, as well as rejuvenating facilities such as a jacuzzi, hammam, and sauna. A highlight of your culinary journey awaits at the Michelin-starred restaurant, helmed by Chef Paolo Boscaro, where you’ll savor the exquisite flavors and culinary heritage of the Charente region.

Conveniently situated adjacent to the renowned Rémy Martin Prestigious Cognac house and just a short stroll from the charming old town of Cognac, Hôtel Chais Monnet offers a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city

Reserve your room at Chais Monne here.

Hôtel Quai des Pontis

Another charming hotel in Cognac is the 3-star Hôtel Quai des Pontis. Located on the banks of the Charente River in a century-old park, this hotel offers a unique experience, with traces of its industrial past, including an imposing chimney preserved by the current owners.

Situated in a former factory Hôtel Quai des Pontis offers rooms, lodges, and suites all coming with a private terrace. Just imagine yourself drinking your morning coffee or an afternoon Cognac-based cocktail on the terrace with exceptional views of the river and the historic town. The hotel features a bar, a lounge with a piano, and a swimming pool for the hot days in the region. It’s one of the most kids-friendly hotels in Cognac.

Hôtel Quai des Pontis is located in the Faubourg Saint-Jacques district, just across the bridge from the old center in Cognac. A pleasant stroll along the bridge will bring you to some of the most famous Cognac houses in town such as Hennessy and Château Royal de Cognac.

Book your room here.

Hotel Heritage

Located in the center of Cognac the hotel itself is a simple 3-star hotel but it’s very cozy and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Hotel Heritage offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a shared lounge, a terrace, a restaurant, and a bar.

The hotel is located within walking distance of the market, the main shopping streets, and the big park of Cognac (Jardin Public). Other attractions nearby include the two main museums in the city,  Musée des Arts du Cognac and Musée d’Art et d’Histoire.  A great choice for a short weekend in Cognac if you arrive by train and want to stay in a central location.

You can book your stay here. 

Staying in the countryside around Cognac

While Cognac itself is a lovely town with plenty of stuff to do, if you have more than a few days to dedicate to the region, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the scenic countryside around Cognac. The best way to do that is to stay in one of the villages nearby, here are a few great options in the Cognac countryside. 

Hôtel L’Yeuse – Les Collectionneurs

Hôtel L’Yeuse, situated 2.5 km from Cognac near the banks of the Charente River, stands as a unique castle residence. The owner’s innovative approach grants graffiti artists carte blanche, resulting in personalized décor that adds an artistic touch to each of the 24 rooms, all boasting panoramic views of the Charente Valley, villages, and vineyards.

A beautiful hotel in the Cognac region
source : Hôtel L’Yeuse

Beyond its picturesque setting, Hôtel L’Yeuse offers a range of amenities for relaxation, including a spa, sauna, hot tub, and outdoor swimming pool. Additionally, guests can indulge in therapeutic massages. The hotel’s culinary offerings are equally enticing, with the “Table de Yeuse” restaurant serving creative cuisine crafted from local and seasonal ingredients, while the Remarkable Garden invites exploration, promising delightful discoveries amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Book your stay in Hôtel L’Yeuse here. 

Domaine de Pladuc

Nestled within the picturesque Cognac region, the Domaine de Pladuc offers a captivating blend of history, tranquility, and hospitality. Originally a renowned cognac distillery dating back to the mid-18th century, this charming estate boasts magnificent architecture and a rich heritage. 

Today, it has been lovingly transformed into a quaint boutique hotel, featuring just five spacious and bright rooms adorned with meticulous attention to detail. With an outdoor swimming pool and a furnished terrace for outdoor dining, Domaine de Pladuc promises a truly peaceful and restorative escape. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or planning a special event, this idyllic retreat offers the perfect setting for unforgettable experiences in the heart of the Charente countryside.

Book your stay here

Le Relais de Saint-Preuil, The Originals Relais (Relais du Silence)

Sven and Stevan, the passionate proprietors of Le Relais de Saint-Preuil Hotel, epitomize hospitality excellence in the serene countryside near Cognac. Set amidst the rolling vineyards, this charming establishment radiates rustic allure and enduring charm, providing an idyllic escape for discerning travelers. 

With spacious family rooms and suites blending tradition with modern comforts, guests can relish panoramic views from the expansive terrace while savoring gourmet cuisine paired with local wines. Beyond relaxation, the hotel offers an array of recreational amenities including a gym, tennis court, children’s playground, and outdoor swimming pool, ensuring a rejuvenating stay for all. 

For those seeking adventure, bicycle rentals are available to explore the picturesque surroundings, while curated wine tours and cognac tastings offer immersive experiences guided by knowledgeable hosts. Whether indulging in gastronomic delights or embracing the tranquility of the countryside, a stay at Le Relais de Saint-Preuil promises cherished memories and moments of pure bliss.

Reserve your suite here.

If you need more information about things to do and see in Cognac, check out my other articles about Cognac.

Top 10 things to do in Cognac
The best distilleries to visit in Cognac

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