This is a wonderful place to stay if you ever have the pleasure of staying in Cognac. The owners were welcoming and helpful, the bar had over 150 cognacs, and the food in the main dining room of the hotel was fantastic! The appetizer was a plate of three large scallops wrapped in cucumber on a bed of potato with a nice layer of bacon, followed by a tureen of braised lamb in a tomato-based gravy. The sides included a beautifully presented plate of vegetable mouse and mashed potato. And of course the dessert was an amazing crème brûlée. The restaurant food was great, so I ate there two nights of my business trip.
Additionally, I was greeted in the morning with a very nice continental-style breakfast. The breakfast layout was very nice as well with various breads (including those fantastic French Croissants), cereals, meats, fruits, and any juice or beverage desired. In addition the presentation of breakfast was upscale and hosted in a parlor room just off the lobby. The beautiful room had great views.
Keep in mind that I was there in November. In the main summer season, I believe the back outside terrace is used as well. That has sweeping views of the region.
We all need to unplug once in a while and take the time to sip some fine cognac. This charmed and beautiful hotel is a wonderful place to do just that.