We spent a long weekend at Le Clos du Buis at the end of October, treating my mother in law to a late season break, to a region she had always wanted to visit. She is also a fan of the Tour de France, and couldn't believe it when she saw the stunning view of Mt Ventoux from her bedroom window!
The hotel itself we found perfect, with reaching views across the valley, which was shrouded in mist each morning as the sun rose, and transformed into a beautiful array of colours as the day progressed. The vines are turning red at this time of year, although no lavender, sunflowers or poppy fields.
We had the rose room for my mother in law, and the bleuet room for ourselves. Both had everything we could have wished for. The rooms were comfortable, with duvets on the beds, and were tastefully decorated. They both had the same lovely view as you showered in the nice bathrooms. Also complimentary bottles of rose wine were left in the rooms - a lovely touch.
Breakfast was superb - an array of bread, cheeses, cold meats, pastries and homemade cakes - different each day. We couldn't resist trying everything. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The village of Bonnieux itself had a lot more to to offer than we expected - some places were closed as it was off season, but we enjoyed a walk up to the old church for another wonderful viewpoint, through the characterful streets. We also ate at several nice restaurants in the village - we enjoyed La Flambee the most as an all round experience (nice food, friendly staff, good ambience, best priced set menu); Cesar offered good food but VERY slow service and pricey; L'Heure Bleu had lovely service by the owner/manager and decent food.
Overall we had a wonderful weekend away. Bonnieux and this hotel were the perfect choice, my mother in law is still raving about it a few weeks later, and we would love to return at another time of year to experience the lavender fields!
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