What our guests have said about their stay

Your feedback means a lot to us, it’s always good to hear that you’ve enjoyed your visit and new guests would love to know what you discovered and did while you were here. After all, we all like to read a few reviews before we book!

So, if you would like to add your own review or have suggestions on how we can make a stay here even better, please send your comments to  stay@bonnessaisons.com

We loved everything.

Susan and Tony were very welcoming and the place is great. Clean, renovated and very quiet ( note : there were no other guests when we stayed just after end of latest lockdown). Breakfast was amazing. Really worth a stay. 


"Vous pouvez réserver les yeux fermés !"

Nous avons réservé une nuit à Bonnes Saisons à Puivert lors d’une de nos étapes de randonnée (GR 367).

Après une grosse journée de pluie, nous avons été chaleureusement reçus par Susan et Tony. L’endroit est un petit havre de paix proche du lac.

L’espace commun est décoré avec beaucoup de goût, agréable et très fonctionnel. Vous y retrouverez canapés, cuisine toute équipée et même quelques bouteilles de vin à disposition.

Côté chambre, la literie est excellente et la salle d’eau se compose d’une belle douche à l’italienne.

Le tout est dans un état de propreté impeccable. Rien à redire, vous pouvez réserver les yeux fermés !

Susan et Tony se sont montrés très attentionnés et aux petits soins tout au long de notre séjour, tout en nous laissant de l’automonie. On ne peut que les remercier pour ce court séjour passé chez eux.

On ne manquera pas de revenir (et même de rester un peu plus longtemps!) si nous devons revenir dans le coin !

P.S: en temps de Covid, toutes les précautions sont prises !

Charlotte & Pierre-Alexandre alias “Les PACHAS” (Paris)


L’accueil et la gentillesse des propriétaires. Le calme et la qualité supérieure des prestations.

The welcome and kindness of the owners. The calm and superior quality of the services.

(Also appeared on Booking.com Aug 20, 2020)

Denis (France)

Hébergement idéalement situé au coeur des châteaux Cathares, Puivert est pourvu également d’un lac où on peut se baigner. L’accueil de Susan et Tony est parfait et leurs conseils pour nos périples très judicieux! Petit-déjeuner servi sur la terrasse avec vue sur le château de Puivert (à visiter!). Je recommande vivement cette adresse!

(Also appeared on Booking.com Jul 27, 2020)

Isabelle (France)

What a delightful place to stay, run by a lovely couple who couldn’t do enough for us. The breakfast was fantastic, served on the family balcony looking out at the Mountains. Perfect location, next to the lake. Next time we are in the area we’ll definitely revisit. We would highly recommend 😊

(Also appeared on Booking .com Aug 28,2020)

Jo & Al (Great Britian)

The room was great; newly renovated, spacy, luxury beds, nice terrace, good shower, nicely decorated… to the smallest detail, absolutely superb! The breakfast was one of the best we had during our 2 week trip in France; Eggs, fruit salad, croissants,… served on a terrace with a view over the hills and castle. The hosts are super friendly and give good recommandations and maps for hiking and cycling (for eating too off course). No need to recommend this further, it’s a must stay!

(Also appeared on Trip Advisor Sep 26, 2019)

Wander28358984252 (France)

10/10 Superb!

A perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend surrounded by nature. The location near a lake and near many beautiful towns is wonderful. The hotel room was extremely clean and comfortable with new and modern furniture. Having an excellent and fresh breakfast on the balcony of the house with stunning views of the hills and the castle was an incredible experience. The owners Sue and Tony made us feel at home. They were incredibly helpful and kind with us and our little dog. Thanks Sue and Tony for everything you have done to make our stay memorable.

We will come back very soon!!

(Also appeared on Hotels.com Jul 1, 2019)


Anna (Spain)


Amazing! Sue and Tony are incredible people and they have made such a lovely modern, spotless, beautiful place to stay in Puivert. I had been travelling for 6 weeks by the time I reached them and although I only could stay one night, it rejuvenated me, gave me a sense of home and I left feeling great. Sue and Tony’s space is so warm, comfortable and I probably had the best night’s sleep of my whole trip there. They were also so lovely to my mini dachshund who was travelling with me and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. I woke up to an incredible spread for breakfast and fresh croissants and baguette from the local baker. I could have easily spent another week there decompressing and enjoying the peaceful setting. If you are in doubt, go ahead and book and you won’t be disappointed.

(Also appeared on Expedia.com Dec 4, 2019)

Kristen (United States of America)

Place to be!!!

 Buitengewoon goed!!!  Alles perfect!!!

(Also appeared on Booking.com Aug 7, 2020)

Rik (Belgium)

...a place to enjoy plenty days of rest and repeat the experience...

Bonnes Saisons is with no doubts a place to enjoy plenty days of rest and repeat the experience, in the good company of Susan and Tony, two lovely hosts. Their attention is careful, cordial and close. They are very respectful, friendly and attentive. It’s a good luck meeting them. Tony and Susan’s residency is a place where every detail have been taken in care in terms of comfort, easiness and functionality. The lodging for guests is very diaphanous, comfortable and equipped for some time of relax and entertainment. The rooms are beautiful, very clean and well arranged for rest. In the morning, the hosts offer to gests a good, abundant, varied and nutritious breakfast, that can be enjoyed from cozy dining room that gifts with a magnificent view to the outside, with a Cathar Castle of Puivert in the background. The town is tiny, but with has it charm. There is only one bar in the village, where only good craft beers are served, as well as paninis and some other snacks. A food truck stops in the village every Friday evening to offer a good assortment of pizzas and oven food. If you are lucky to arrive in the appropriate moment (Friday afternoon) and match the food truck, with live music at the bar, you cannot disagree with a better arrival or welcome, a detail that undoubtedly constitutes an idyllic scene with the surroundings and the moment. There is a lake a few meters walking from the house, is a beautiful environment which invites to walk, rest under the trees or just relax lying in the grass. Walking beyond the lake, or between the houses of the town, begins an upwards path that in about 25’min will take to Puivert Castle, an enclave with some histories of musicians, troubadour and medieval parties, in which you can visit some parts of the buildings that still standing inside for a small fee. This castle was also use as the final location of the movie “The Ninth Gate”.

(Also appeared on Booking.com Mar 1, 2020)

Rosa & Iván (Spain)


Accueil très agréable, propreté irréprochable et beaux équipements.

(Also appeared on Booking.com Jul 29, 2020)

Chantal (France)

We’ve spent a magnificent time at Bonnes Saisons (even if it was only one night). The place is very well organized, and hosts are truly amazing. Come here – you won’t regret it!

(Also appeared on Booking.com 10 Sep 2, 2020)

Jakub (Norway)

Five Stars

We spent 3 nights at Bonnes Saisons in late July as a couple in a double room.

The room was very comfortable and absolutely spotless. The breakfast is superb: croissants and bread from the boulangerie in the next village, local honey, and fresh fruit. Susan and Tony are lovely hosts who take great pride in their business. They are very conscientious regarding anti-coronavirus measures. The house is 30 seconds away from the lake and there are some lovely walks to be done in the countryside around.

(Also appeared on Trip Advisor and Google)


Rowan (Montpellier)

Beautiful stay in a very comfortable room with amazing people

Beautiful stay in a very comfortable room with amazing people, a very delicious breakfast, a lot of various offers.

Rolf and Petra (Germany)

10/10 amplement mérité!

Il s’agit du meilleur accueil que j’ai eu Les hôtes sont sincères et prévenants. La propreté est parfaite. La décoration est moderne et chaleureuse. Le petit dejeuner est il impeccable. La literie est confortable. Merci à eux!

(Also appeared on Booking.com)

Nicolas (France)

Une belle surprise

Nous avons passé seulement un e nuit à Bonnes saisons, arrivés en fin d’après midi et repartis très tôt pour participer à une course. Susan et son mari nous ont réservé un accueil formidable, ils ont été des hôtes adorables à se plier en quatre pour le confort de ses clients. La maison est décorée avec goût et très bien entretenue, d’une propreté vraiment exemplaire. Les lits sont très confortables et les nuits très calmes. Susan et son mari se sont levés de très bonne heure pour nous proposer un petit déjeuner fantastique et avec le sourire!!! Nous avons apprécié les échanges à l’accent charmant et l’envie de nous faire sentir comme des invités plutôt que des clients.

Merci pour l’accueil!!!

PS: Nous avons tous très bien fini notre course 😉

(Also appeared on Booking.com)

Esther, Cédric, Sylvie et Jean Claude (France)

Super séjour trop court

Très bon accueil hébergement spacieux confortable tout neuf. Cuisine et frigo à disposition salon spacieux pour nous tout seul. conseil pour se restaurer (les hôtes nous avaient réservé le restaurant)

(Also appeared on Booking.com)

Jean-Marc (France)

An absolutely fantastic weekend...

Just had an absolutely fantastic weekend stay in Bonnes Saisons. Hosts Tony and Sue were very friendly and attentive providing us with a scrumptious, fresh breakfast in the beautiful dining room and one evening the table d’hôte which was delicious. The clean and brightly decorated room with an exceptionally comfortable bed was a delight to stay in.  Tony and Sue have thought of everything here. Loved being able to make a cup of tea whenever we wished and have the use of the comfortable lounge area with the use of a huge choice of board games and cards.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area from castles to lakes, hikes, cycling and beer to sample in the local Brewery. We visited Ax-Les-Thermes to relax in the thermal baths after a hike in the hills beforehand. Mirepoix is a beautiful medieval town which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting on market day.  We hope to visit again next year.

Alan and Christine (Glasgow)

Bonnes Saisons Weekend

We had the real pleasure of a long weekend break in Puivert in late September. Sue and Tony have set up Bonnes Saisons with great attention to detail – creating beautifully appointed and comfortable rooms.

Our hosts were really helpful both at the accommodation and with advice on places to visit. We also went for the table d’hôte meal option one evening which was a lovely meal with some produce from the garden.

We had not been to this area of France before, so we had plenty of places to discover. The Aude Region and the Pyrenees in early autumn proved to be a truly wonderful place to visit with panoramic walks, beautiful towns and even a castle within walking distance of the house. Bonnes Saisons proved to be ideally placed as a central base for days out.

Good luck Sue and Tony and we hope many others get to experience your great hospitality and the joys of the Region.

Nigel and Anne (Somerset)

Nous avons passé un séjour parfait

Pour Susan et Tony

Nous avons passé deux journées très agréables à « Bonnes Saisons » et nous vous remercions pour votre accueil très chaleureux au cœur de votre maison.

Nous avons apprécié le confort moderne et esthétique de notre chambre, l’espace, la qualité de la literie, la salle d’eau : très pratique, la propreté : impeccable, la situation au rez-de-chaussée  pour profiter de la terrasse sur le jardin : prendre le frais le soir après une journée de balades dans les environs, le petit déjeuner copieux au goût de chacun : sur le balcon pour profiter du doux soleil matinal.

Notre « ami à quatre pattes » a été très gentiment accueilli et a pu lui aussi profiter de la campagne environnante.

Tout est fait pour donner une ambiance calme et conviviale à votre maison d’hôtes.

Nous avons passé un séjour parfait.

Bonne continuation

Jacques et Mireille (Carqueiranne)

Like a needle in a haystack

Dear Sue and Tony, being back to everyday life again, we often remember our beautiful holiday with you in Puivert and ‘le pays cathare’. We were really lucky to find your house – like a needle in a haystack. We enjoyed our stay with you so much, you two were such kind hosts and we really felt absolutely comfortable. The room, your beautiful garden – and the delicious breakfast – everything was very much to our liking. We would like to say thank you again.

Annette and Michael (Germany)

Words cannot express how beautiful this place is

My husband and I stayed at Bonnes Saisons for 5 nights and words cannot express how beautiful this place is. From the moment we arrived, Sue and Tony the owners made us feel very welcome and showed us to our room which was absolutely spotless, surprisingly spacious and very comfortable. We had access to tea and coffee making facilities and could help ourselves whenever we wished. Each morning we had breakfast on the balcony where we were served a very substantial and rather scrummy breakfast whilst enjoying the spectacular surrounding views. Sue and Tony were always happy to offer us a guide to the local amenities and advised on the best places to visit to maximise our stay. This really is a gem of a find and we cannot express what a lovely break we had – if we could rate it higher we would. It is so clear that Sue and Tony aim to provide a perfect place for their guests and they achieved this in our case without a doubt. We certainly will be returning.

(Also published on Facebook)

Lisa & Steve (Essex)

It truly is 5⭐in every way.

Just returned from a five night stay at this wonderful property. It truly is 5* in every way. The light and airy rooms were very spacious and provided us with everything we needed. The shower was incredible, best ever! Breakfast on the balcony was superb and the views were stunning. The location is perfect being only a few steps from the lake and only a short drive to the spectacular mountain walks. Our hosts Sue and Tony were very attentive and very helpful with an abundance of local knowledge and recommendations of places to visit and things to do. Can’t recommend this place highly enough and we will be returning very soon!

(Also published on Facebook)

Debbie & Richard (Hertfordshire)

Très jolie

Très jolie chambre avec sa terrasse privée , un petit déjeuner avec vue sur le château, à la carte , beaucoup de choix et toute l’attention de Susan . Pour le soir , petite balade à travers champs et autour du lac de Puivert , accueil tout aussi sympa au restau … Really good , pretty nice … love it

(Also published on Facebook)

Catherine (France)

Many thanks

Dear Tony and Susan,
My wife and I are very grateful for your hospitality and we enjoyed staying at your wonderful hotel very much indeed.
I have already written a highly positive review on Booking.com, but would like to thank you personally as well.
The place and the nature that surrounds «Bonne Saisons» is beautiful, very quite and peaceful.
The hotel is very cosy, very comfortable, everything is new and very clean.
Great breakfasts and sincere welcomes made us feel really great and we were having a very lovely time.

Sergey (Moscow)

We loved coming back...

We loved coming back to this B&B for a second time; the countryside is so full of beautiful flora and the weather was perfect at this time of year. So much going on in the area too – live music at the brewery, a disco by the lac, a classic car show in Mirepoix and the fetes de roses in Camon – couldn’t ask for more!

Our stay at the b&b was fantastic. Lovely rooms and Sue & Tony are great hosts with a lot of local knowledge they are happy to share. Breakfast is fresh and although it wasn’t warm enough in the mornings to have on the patio I imagine it is now – the views are beautiful.

Thanks for looking after us and we’ll be back!

Alyson, Paul, Sue & Gary

Alyson (Hertfordshire)

One of the nicest places in the world...

One of the nicest, cleanest, friendly places we have stayed anywhere in the world. Beds were fantastic, breakfast was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and the peace and quiet was wonderful. Thank you Sue & Tony for a wonderful stay.

(Also published on Facebook)

Rachel (Spain)

Lovely stay, so much to do!

Had a lovely 7 night stay here last week and would definitely come back again. The accommodation is modern and tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and a lovely private outdoor patio. The room was a good size but we could also access the kitchen and lounge area whenever we wanted to relax and make tea.

 We had a couple of sunny mornings and breakfasted up on the balcony which had amazing views over the lake, Puivert Chateau and surrounding countryside. The hosts put on a lovely continental breakfast and were always very helpful, making recommendations and knowledgable of the area.

 In terms of the location we were able to do so much within an hours drive- highlights included skiing and the thermal baths in Ax les Thermes as well as plenty of mountainous walks on the way. We loved walking around Lac du Montbel and eating mussels in Carcassonne. Although it was further we would recommend visiting Collioure for the beautiful seaside. Puivert itself also has some lovely hilly walks, a great pizzeria and brewery. Have never visited a location with so many different things to do and will definitely be back!

 (First published on Trip Advisor)

Loren (London)

Fantastic day in the Pyrenees Snow shoeing

Have spent an amazing couple of days at this well located, newly opened Gite/ Chambre d’hotes. Hosts were really welcoming and informative about the local area. The Gite is situated alongside a lac, where you can swim in the summer, and you can cycle and walk on organised routes throughout the area. Great for those who love an active holiday and with an award-winning brewery in the village too!

We spent a fantastic day in the Pyrenees Snow shoeing at Col de Chioula, a new activity for us all. Scenery was out of this world and the cost for the day was under €20 per person. Visited Limoux (home of Blanquette a beautiful fizzy wine) and our host recommended an excellent restaurant with a good value three course meal. Bonnes Saisons is the perfect place to return to at the end of a busy day, with the most amazing views. In the warmer weather breakfast will be served on the outside balcony and views across the lake to the Chateaux and mountains.

There is much on offer in the area we have only touched the surface; we are already looking forward to a return trip.  Good luck to Sue & Tony in their new venture.

Beverley (Hertfordshire)

Stunning views in a tranquil setting

The accommodation is of high specification but retains the local rustic charm. Extremely comfortable and clean bedrooms and the Hosts made us very welcome. Will definitely be visiting again.

Patricia (London)

Stunning views

Lovely property close to the lake in Puivert, with its own outside space and some stunning views. The bedroom and ensuite shower room were beautifully finished and contained everything we needed. The room was very well insulated and therefore very quiet, giving a sense of complete privacy. The communal area again was beautifully done with everything you could need and Sue and Tony were excellent hosts – a 5-star experience for us.

Sue & Jon (Carcassonne)

A gem of a find in SW France!

Thought and care has gone into the design and furnishing of this brand new accommodation. Larger than expected well equipped bedroom: very comfortable king size bed; lovely pillows and linen; impressive en-suite with walk-in shower. Well equipped communal kitchen and day room. Lots of outdoor space to enjoy views of the garden and surrounding area. The hosts, Sue and Tony, have provided home from home comforts for their guests. Can’t wait to return!

Claire (East Sussex)

Beautiful stay in a very comfortable room with amazing people

Beautiful stay in a very comfortable room with amazing people, a very delicious breakfast, a lot of various offers....

Rolf and Petra (Germany)
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