Great place to enjoy French life when you are travelling from the Netherlands to the Provence. The old Abbey of Cluny was on 2 minutes walking distance. Hotel has different types of rooms, we selected the medieval style, which was great.
Located on the edge of the historic core, the hotel is it’s own enclave where you can relax in a charming space and enjoy interesting architecture and modern comfort Our room included a shaded sitting area overlooking the interior courtyard Staff were friendly and helpful
We booked in to the hotel for a one night stay on our way home. It was great to stay in such an original and interesting property. France was experiencing a heat wave and when we were shown to our room with aircon we were extra delighted. The room and bed were comfortable and large Dinner was taken outside in the courtyard. The food was interesting and very well presented and tasty. We strolled in to the centre of town about 5 mins away before heading home. All in all a great find in this lovel town. Definitely on our repeat list
A really charming hotel made out of an old pottery with lots of old details taken care. Huge room and bathroom, a small terrace outside, large and good beds, quiet and just a short walk from the village centre and the attractions. Parkside just outside. The breakfast service a bit laid-back and I would say a bit typical french style. The big upside is the restaurant, we had a wonderful dinner service there. Really top notch not far away from your bed for the night. We were happy with the hotel and the restaurant. Very friendly and attentive staff.
The rooms are odd, maybe that's where the 'art' part of the hotel's pitch comes from, but they have paper thin walls and doors that make every movement outside sound like a passing horde of marauders. While individually furnished, there’s a lack of upkeep. The tap in the bathroom was wobbly, the legs of the settee pointed in the wrong direction, which made sitting on it a balancing act. And then there was the black plastic flower pot with red lid (table top?) - screw protruding... This was a higher priced 'deluxe' room, god knows what the rest are like. Let's get to the food. On our first night we were told the head chef was out but that a three-course menu would be served, so we opted to eat in. Not a good idea. While the flavours were ok, the food was served tepid. We had also booked the Saint Silvestre Menu and now looked forward to that with some trepidation. It was too late for alternative arrangements. Before dinner a shower - only, there was no warm water. When reporting this to management and staff, who were at the time all in the courtyard smoking, nobody seemed in a hurry to do anything about it. Now for the New Years Eve dinner: The first couple of courses were OK, then came the Noix St Jaques. They were cooked to perfection, and the plate was nicely presented, but the broad beens seemed to have been waiting for the rest of the ingredients for some time and had gone dry and chewy. For our main course we had chosen Filet de Boeuf en Croute, cooked a point; what arrived was disappointing. The filet was overcooked. There was hardly any mushroom filling between the meat and the pastry, and the pastry can’t really be described as such. It was a soggy mass. The accompaniments were spinach - which had again seemingly spent a long evening waiting under a heat lamp, as the top had gone dry and hard - as well as Dauphinoise potatoes; three marble size blobs of overcooked potato mash. The cheese course was fine with the Brillat Savarin aux Truffes particularly pleasant. The dessert was again a miss. The first Soufflee arrived as a dark mess and I sent it back. A good chef, or one that cared about his guests, would not have let this leave the kitchen. We had opted for the matched wines, which were acceptable but by no means great. We were started off with a glass of champagne. Service throughout wasn’t particularly attentive, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise to us, when - as midnight approached - no attempt was made to offer us the ability to order/purchase another glass of either champagne or Cremant. We had also finished our water by that time so had nothing to toast the new year with. Asking the landlady, whether this was normal and why we weren’t offered the opportunity of another drink, she told us that we’d had or four glasses of wine already and walked off... As starts into the New Year go, this was memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. The piece de resistance was on New Year’s Day. The hotel boasts a Spa, which needs to be booked in advance for a charge of EUR 50/hour. This was to be our New Years morning treat and we had booked it on the day of our arrival - no other booking had been made for the morning of that day by that time. At the allotted hour, we arrived at the spa, only to find that it was still occupied by someone else. When I reported this to reception, bearing in mind that the spa needs to be cleaned between bookings, I was laconically informed that ‘things were running a bit late’ that day. Neither had any attempt been made to advise the people in there that they were outstaying their welcome, nor to inform us, that things were running late. Finally, when we checked out, I had to have three breakfasts that we never consumed removed from the bill. We had had one, and that was more than enough. The place is poorly run, and they clearly don’t care about their guests or the experience they have at this hotel. To be avoided at all cost.…