Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- -Cuisine by two Michelin-star chef Jean-Denis Rieubland
- Hermès amenities in all guest rooms
- The wood-lined yoga studio
- A pair of temperature-controlled, chaise lounge-lined swimming pools onsite
What To Know
- The property’s signature spa is a joint venture with Paris-based beauty brand Biologique Recherce
- The hotel can arrange for hot-air balloon rides across the Champagne region
- Each of the guest rooms overlook the vineyards of Epernay
- The property was refurbished by celebrated French decorator Sybille de Margerie
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
New-age wine country retreat with a royal connection and a 16,000-square-foot destination spa
Bubbles and beauty secrets are an unlikely combination, but you’ll find copious amounts of both at this French paradise—part boozy fantasy, part wellness wonderland. On a hill above the villages of Champillon and Hautvillers, this reimagined chalet is split between a refreshed 19th-century coaching inn (rumored to have served as an important stopping point for French kings en route to coronations at a nearby cathedral) and a newer Modernist wing. All 49 green-and-regal-gold rooms, designed by a member of the Taittinger family, are beautiful extensions of their vineyard surroundings—though the 1,070-square-foot, fit-for-an-empress Josephine Suite (named for Napoleon’s first wife) is a standout with its dressing room and skylights. Menus at both the property’s restaurants—Le Royal, which serves up elevated farm-to-table fare on custom Maison Fragile china, and the more casual Le Bellevue, a Marne Valley-facing bistro that churns out heartier plates—were deliberately crafted to complement champagne. Recalibrate at the larger-than-life spa, where you can indulge in a eucalyptus-scented sauna and soothing candle massages.
In the Area
The property is a 90-minute drive from Charles de Gaulle Airport, though just 10 minutes from the Epernay train station. Its Marne Valley backdrop is a bucolic maze of vineyards and preserved villages; the hotel’s extensive immersion menu includes boat excursions on the Marne River, visits to champagne houses, and electric bicycle tours of nearby Hautvillers, long considered the cradle of champagne (it was here, in a Benedictine abbey, that monk Dom Perignon discovered the process of bubble-brewing). Not that you need to leave to get a taste: the property’s vaulted cellar can host intimate eight-person champagne tastings led by chief sommelier Daniel Pires.
How to Get There
“Come quickly I am tasting the stars!”
The quote often attributed to Dom Perignon takes on a new meaning at the Royal Champagne hotel.
From the moment you arrive you will be enchanted by the celestial charm of the hotel. Everything is top shelf and heavenly. The rooms, the views, the food ,the pools, the spa, etc., are all designed with attention to detail to exceed expectations. The first sip of champagne beneath the twinkling crystal chandeliers in the dining room captures the essence of the hotel.
We spent four days here loving every minute of the Royal hospitality. The staff went above and beyond on any request. They rented more e-bikes when it appeared that we were more riders than bikes on hand. They even arranged to return our rental car back to Paris so we could relax and take the express train to the airport.
Allow the staff a chance to surprise and delight and you too will experience the ethereal treatment. This hotel is a slice of heaven on earth. Come quickly, the stars are shining at the Royal Champagne!
This hotel has wonderful views over the vineyards, especially in the autumn. The rooms are very comfortable with nice decor.
I have actually been known to travel an extra 100 miles, or more, off my route in order to visit the restaurant, with excellent views, again, Wonderful cuisine and a wine list to die for !!!
This was my favorite hotel in last few years. The property looks brand new and is beautiful. Its on a hill and has sweeping views of vineyards and properties below and you can sit on very large terrace that covers entire length of restaurant and lounge areas. We were welcomed by attentive bell man and guided to a very charming reception area. The minute you are coming up the hill to property and step inside you know you will be well taken care of. We waited about 20 mins for our room but enjoyed coffee in upstairs lounge (decorated impeccably) with views of the entire landscape. The room was beautiful and we had our own terrace again over looking the country side. Breakfast lunch and dinner are served in dining room and there is also Michelin star restaurant on premises. You will need reservations...very popular. I enjoyed a tomato salad with cold tomato soup poured over it. It was freshest, best tasting meal I had in 2 weeks of visiting Dublin, Champagne, Capri, London and Rome! Taxis were bit costly to visit outside of town like Reims...but local rides were about 20 euros. They also partner with good tour guides. I recommend you be specific with agenda of what sites you want to see. The spa is elegant and very large with very large spa indoor pool and multiple services offered. The massages were good and again the spa area is beautiful. Ladies and gentlemen if you want to impress your partner book this place for your next special occasion! I will definitely be back!