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La Résidence du Pré aux Clercs

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We are from Canada and travel to Dijon at least twice a year to visit my husband's family. We usually stay at La Cloche but wanted a different experience this time. This place is an absolute gem. The staff are so professional and accommodating. Though not your typical hotel,it is so much better. We had the suite on the top floor. Quiet and beautifully decorated. It felt like an apartment. It was spotless. Maryse Claire who looks after the cleaning went beyond anything we have experienced. Damian who manages both the restaurant and the hotel was so pleasant and welcoming. After a long journey from Vancouver, Canada, he tried his best to have our room cleaned as soon as possible. As it may seem odd to pick up your key st tge restaurant, dont worry, they are very well organized to greet you. The best place ever. An incredible value for a stay.

Modern room. Well-designed space. Comfortable beds. Roomy bathroom. Our first taste of air conditioning in France. Worth the challenge associated with finding this place! If I return to Dijon, I hope to stay here again. It is tucked away in an alley just off Place de Liberation, very difficult to find as you cannot pull your car up to it. Get as close as you can, find a parking spot along one of the tiny and narrow streets. To check in walk to the restaurant (Pre aux Clercs) located just around the corner directly on the square.

This is more of a restaurant that also has a small number of hotel rooms in a quiet building around the corner. The rooms are down a quiet side street and are of a very high quality. Lots of room, a big bed, walkin shower wet room, espresso machine and more. It's in the centre of the old town but took less than 15 mo s to walk to from the TGV station. NB the restaurant acts as the hotel reception so go there (on the main square) to check in and not to the hotel address around the corner.

This was the perfect stop over for our onward trip to The Lakes and Passes. Yes it's a Residence in a city rather than a hotel. Easy to find with the Sat nav, but the car park that you are recommended to use is not so easy to find, luckily one of the waiters went with my husband to show him. It's a public underground car park, but it felt fairly safe, however hubby couldn't remember how to get to it the next morning. so we just used google! It's basically because of the one way system. Easy enough once you know, I guess!! The meal at the property was superb and it was lovely to eat outdoors in the plaza surrounded by historic buildings and other restaurants. Our room had a little courtyard, this could be overlooked by other rooms, but was a nice touch, beds comfy and bathroom very nice. It's not a hotel and I knew that when I booked it, so don't expect anything other than a sort of Apartment room in the centre of town. I was delighted with the experience as it was exactly what I wanted.

This place was in a great location right in the. Idle of town. We were charged up front for he cost of the room - very odd and told to hand the key back into the restaurant the following day as we were only here one night. The room itself was ok very dark and a bit dingy- very very hard beds with thin mattresses not real sleep at all. Good bathroom with a good shower and nice towels/robes and slippers. This place is more like a serviced apartment not a hotel. Would not stay here again as sleep quality is important to me.

I find the previous negative review to be typical of Americans’ unrealistic expectations that people always speak English to you and drop everything to cater to you. This inn is almost completely self-service and the low prices reflect that. I too disliked a distracted check in/ check-out process st the restaurant and the lack of any real welcome, but I mostly appreciated the fact that the room rate was close to half what one would expect to pay for similarly nice accommodations in such a prime location. Our room was a large and comfortable, quirky but nicely designed twin bed room “La Loft” just steps off the prime plaza in Dijon. A great deal for 150€/night. You can’t beat that is my bet. Everything is in CLOSE walking distance and Dijon is a charming, scenic town with fine (and free) museums, an excellent and huge market designed by Gustave Eiffel, and wonderful and affordable fine restaurants. A major bargain compared to Paris, especially. I would happily return to Dijon and stay again at Residence Le Pre aux Clercs.

I concur with other reviews on it's location, the themed rooms, and the occasional noisy revellers passing by at night, but having stayed 3 nights, the major shortcomings with this residence become apparent. Firstly, there is no dedicated front of house desk/staff - their wait staff at their restaurant "manages" the check in/out and concierge service. This turned out to be a terrible arrangement - the service you get ( or don't ) is totally reliant on which wait staff happens to be on duty - some speak excellent English, others don't, one lady pre-booked our taxi for the following morning without incident, on another occasion, a male staff asked if I had the phone number of the taxi company !! Worst than this, and commented on by another reviewer, my stay was charged to my credit card ( without my knowledge ) the day before I checked out and not knowing that, I paid again on checkout - this took 2 weeks to resolve and reduced my credit funds for the remainder of our trip. For the refund, they asked for my bank IBAN ( after I gave them my bank account detail which they initially requested ) and I had to notify them that IBAN is not used in my country and referred them to carrying out a Google search - totally unacceptable with their lack of knowledge and responsibility. Housekeeping was carried out daily - the Nespresso pods were replenished but not the tea bags nor milk pods nor the shampoo or bath gel mini bottles - again, we had to approach the front desk - and if they are busy during meal times, you may have to wait. In summary, this is an totally unprofessionally run accommodation, and if you have to rely on their staff for assistance, because your command of French, like us, is limited to bonjour, merci, and parley vous anglais, you are better off giving this place a miss. This was the worst stay we experienced during our month long trip to Europe - enough said.

Situated a few metres behind the central square and palace, this accommodation offers everything you need. Check in / out via the restaurant itself. Breakfast is available from the restaurant for a cost of €12 per person. Tea / coffee making facilities in the room with bar fridge. Modern room with large bathroom that provides all amenities eg hairdryer, soaps etc Lift available for the luggage!

My sister and I stayed one night at this lovely small hotel (5 rooms) on our way through Dijon to our stay in the Burgundy countryside. First and foremost, the room we stayed in, Naturelle, was stunning. It was spotless and appointed beautifully. Robes and huge towels in the bathroom, very comfortable beds, bar soap (unheard of in Europe), water pressure to die for, and air conditioning if it was needed. The view from the restaurant was gorgeous, and we were treated to a wonderful breakfast the next morning to get us on our way for our journey to our next destination. My only confusion was this: upon check in it was made clear that we were to pay in full for the room right then. The woman was quite insistent about this. Then, when we returned the key the next morning, there was a different woman at the counter, and had my sister not kept the receipt, we would have been double-charged. I’m confused as to why we seemed so untrustworthy that we would not have paid for the room upon checkout. I’m wondering if this is common practice, and why we were singled out.

We really recommend this hotel. Tiny as in only five rooms. But fantastic. A wonderful surprise. Next time we stay in Dijon this will be where we stay. Food in tye restaurant is also excellent and the staff friendly and helpful.

3 rue du Palais Dijon

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Dijon Centre Ville, La Résidence du Pré aux Clercs is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as La Toison d'Or Shopping Center and Zenith Dijon. This 5-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's brasserie, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free bottled water.

Property features

Guests of La Résidence du Pré aux Clercs enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Standard Room (La Culinaire)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 95 reviews

La Résidence du Pré aux Clercs

3 rue du Palais, Dijon, 21000
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