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“Wonderful Location , poor facilities”

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Domaine de L'Enclos
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The location of Domaine de L'Enclos is outstanding in its prettiness, with good views over the Luberon country-side, a building completely merged into the surrounding garden, deep silence in the evening and dark starry nights.
I had stayed there 5-6 years ago and returned with a friend for three nights in September.
Unfortunately the facilities are now quite changed.....looks like Venice after the passage of Napeolon's troops. Rooms are very sparsely furnished, with a metal sheet narrow table occupied by a coffee machine and one single stool, not even a chair, let alone a minifridge.Bed was average with poor quality pillows. Cleaning OK around the beds, but better not look under it... Breakfast was very average, with coffe out of a thermos flask, commercial jams from the Supermarket, and fruits not ripe. (The croissants though were good and fresh every morning). Most of the furniture in the house has disappeared. Our room was at the ground floor, with a nice terrace and a garden table... but only two chairs so we could not entertain our friend.
The location internet site , and the Booking.com site advertise it as having a "Table d'Hote" therefore offering dinner at night, but this was not available as one half of the two persons' managing team was invalidated.
So, in the present situation of what they are offering and not offering, definitely not value for money. What a pity in such lovely house and surroundings!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Roberto P
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avenio_enclos, Directeur général at Domaine de L'Enclos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016
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Merci pour votre commentaire cependant quelques précisions sont nécessaires. Vous avez connu cet établissement il y a plusieurs années dans un style rustique. Depuis nous avons rénové ce lieu dans un style contemporain avec des matériaux nobles (qui ne sont peut être pas à votre goût mais pas de simples tables en métal..) A l'époque de votre venue c'était un hôtel, aujourd'hui nous sommes chambres d'hôtes donc les services et aménagements sont différents ("minifridge" dans les chambres). Cependant nos clients disposent d'un réfrigérateur dans la maison et au bord de la piscine. Nos lits remportent un vif succès auprès de nos clients qui les trouvent de bonne qualité et très confortables, quand au ménage nous avons une note de 9.6/10 depuis cinq ans. En ce qui concerne les petits déjeuners, nous nous rendons tous les matins au village afin de chercher du pain frais et viennoiseries, nous achetons nos fruits chez le maraîcher local et également nos fromages (tous en provenance de petits paysans ou artisans). Nous avons sélectionné nos confitures en direct d'une fabrique artisanale qui se fournit en fruits uniquement avec les locaux... loin d'être une confiture de supermarché. Aussi une terrasse ombragée est à la disposition de nos clients qu'ils veulent se retrouver. Et oui malheureusement en ce moment une entorse au genou m'empêche de proposer la table d'hôtes.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights as part of a walking holiday package. It is ideally situated with fabulous views over the Luberon from its large garden and terraces. The standard of the air-conditioned rooms (there are only 6 of them, each one individually decorated) is high, with good bathrooms, a Nespresso machine to use and a large comfortable bed. The super swimming pool is down on the garden terrace and served with a small sauna (we didn't use it but presume it works if required) and changing/toilet facilities. Note that swimming towels are not provided - this is a B&B. The owners are very friendly and usually around in the event of questions. Their taste in interior decor is detailed and again to a high standard, so it was a delight to be around the house. We had breakfast on the terrace and apart from pesky wasps around us, enjoyed the cereals and breads offered. The coffee isn't up to the Nespresso standard, being provided for breakfast in a large flask, so we stuck to making tea from sachets and hot water.
When we arrived we were due to eat dinner there, but the owner was carrying an injury so had kindly reserved a table for us in a restaurant in the town. Unfortunately due a misunderstanding between us, the experience wasn't good but the owner was very good about trying to compensate for this. We would suggest that she does not try to offer dinners.
The reason we do not give the establishment 5 stars is due to the gate entry procedure, which appears to have given others some problems as well. The domaine is within a gated community and therefore quite secure. Our previously provided instructions were to ring the bell at the gate; however after a very hot day's walking from Roussillon we found that no-one answered and we had instead to telephone the number shown at the gate and it was opened for us from within the house via the intercom. We feel that this could be made easier for guests to access, even though the lady owner was slightly indisposed. Our only other suggestion would be to provide milk in the rooms so that Nespresso coffee can be made with milk to be added. Not everyone likes expresso coffee and it would be an easy addition to enhance the customer experience.

Room Tip: Of the six rooms we were happy with the upstairs room views
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Domaine de L'Enclos was so absolutely amazing. The fresh breakfasts, fabulous location, wonderful hosts and well cooked meals (if requested). Every detail was perfectly taken care of. We couldn't have dreamed of a better way to spend our time in Gordes!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

I can't emphasize enough the beauty of this house. It overlooks the valley and has a beautiful patio and garden. The house itself is amazing and our room was very spacious and extra comfortable. It had a private terrace as well. The owners are incredibly friendly and I felt at home the whole time. They offer small plates on demand in the evening and we ordered a couple and they were delicious and reasonably priced. Those, plus a bottle of wine we picked up in town, were our dinner and we felt full. I only wish I had longer to spend here. It really is that good.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Michele A
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

This house turned into a hotel is a 70's luxury villa with pool on one of the tallest hills around Gordes, and the entrance, the parlor, the living room are furnished with premium interior design, and art pieces.
The house is on the road entering Gordes, in a strategic position to enjoy both the old town on foot in 10 minutes, and the hills around, sleeping far from the most crowded portions of the old town (which is however very quite).
We have been welcomed by a caring attendant making us feel at home. The room we were given was very ample and nicely furnished with simplicity; the bathroom was very big and with high quality finishing.
The ground floor room had its own patio outside with beach chairs and planted with lavender. The room was provided with express-coffee machine and coffee pod with no additional charges, which made the stay on two Italians even more joyful.
During our stay no room service was planned unless explicitly requested.
The continental breakfast has been served every morning inside the ample breakfast/dining room or outside on a charming patio with an outstanding view on the hills with no further charge.
We had not the chance to try the swimming pool, warmed up and thus enjoyable also during the mid seasons.
Far from being cheap, this place however deserves its price also for the quality of the 100km-far Provencal panorama that you can enjoy if the weather allows it.
A place to enjoy in couple for a romantic stay.

Room Tip: ...remember, lavender blossoms on June-end!
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Silvio F
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Address: Route de l'Aabaye de Senanque, 84220, Gordes, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Luberon > Gordes
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Gordes
Price Range: $203 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Domaine de L'Enclos 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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