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The garden was a fabulous little retreat...so beautiful! I really enjoyed sitting out there and would go back just for that. The room was clean & had interesting decor and a large bath which was nice and relaxing (tip: you can buy lavender oil at vignerons coop at roundabout on way into BourgSt.Andeol for a nice aromotherapy bath.) The A/C worked and bed was comfortable. I liked all the cool old artifacts and furniture in this old converted building. The town of Bourg St.A was kind of sleepy, but sweet and near to Ardeche Gorges. I wish I'd stayed longer there and at this hotel, but I was heading south so only stayed overnight. The owner spoke English and gave info about local sights and how to get there. I couldn't get the wifi to work, but could just have been a service provider temporary issue, as apparently there is usually wifi.Parking for this hotel is in front, in above ground municipal parking lot next to the river,but the entrance to the hotel is hidden & around back (no elevator) so you have to carry your luggage up hill and around the block from your car.I parked illegally for short time, in the back alley to unload/load my bags but this annoyed some locals who yelled at me in French.C'est dommage ;) At first, couldn't figure out how to checkin because noone at the desk & noone around, wandered around ~40 minutes & even contemplated leaving since couldn't find anyone-then saw bell way up high above head on left of doorway~lookUp!
Our host Oliver was there to help us in any way and he indeed did so - we need medicine for my wife and myself and he took us to the chemist and doctor for prescriptions - he spoke about this 250 year huge home with great detail and respect - closs to lovely food - i had the best lamb meal i have had any where in the world - back next year. parking was in front of hotel and we could see our vehicle we had to go around the back to get to it - it was not a major problem - the surround country villages made up for one small inconvience.
It is only possible to like this "hotel" if one has a weird sense of humour or is desperate to sleep in a museum. It is really a very expensive chambre d'hôte. There was no swimming pool as listed on booking.com. There was no wardrobe or places to stand suitcases, or TV, or any other facility. Breakfast was good quality but very small rations and no choice.