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The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, but once through the doors a large, beautiful courtyard (very well maintained) appears. Nice pool area, and well appointed spa area. Fantastic meal at the restaurant. Very friendly staff. The location is a little "off the beaten path", and you need a car to get anywhere. Overall, a little pricey (both room rate and restaurant).
Spa facilities, swimming pool area and the hotel grounds and decor were very nice. Staff were also very attentive. Free wifi in the bedrooms. My room was very small although I was advised of this when booking so can't complain, there are a couple like this, and based on other reviews, most rooms are larger (although this would cost extra to the 185€ we paid per night). My main issue was the cost of any extras in the hotel. Menu prices and drinks were extortionate even if it has a michelin star. Since it's a good 10 minute drive from Avignon, if you don't have a car, you have to go by Taxi, and for some reason that costed around 25€ each one way journey too, making it an expensive couple of days. Not sure if it's normal, but the taxi drivers seemed to start their meter when they were called by the hotel, so the starting tariff would range from 6.50€ to 8.50€ which isn't great.
We absolutely loved this hotel! It has lots of Provencial charm and our room was very pretty and spacious. It is the perfect place to stay in Provence if you don't want to be with all the crowds in Avignon center. It is about a 10 minute drive to Avignon and easy access to other areas of the Luberon region. There are no restaraunts nearby so you will need a car for sure. The hotel has wonderful food but is pricey. It has a great outdoor pool, indoor pool with spa, very lush landscaping and beautiful patios. Very attentive service and wonderful personel.
We knew this hotel from a previous stay 10 years ago, it was nice to find out that it still matched our expectations. The restaurant as good as ever.
The friendliness of the staff and the food was fantastic Need a map to get there!!!
quiteness, close to town centre,spacious garden pool water was not heated and a bit too cold
The staff were very attentive and polite. The layout and facilities in the hotel were lovely and there was a lot of attention to detail. Lovely scented rooms.
Very nice and quiet! Excellent Dinner. Very friendly staff. Secure place and parking ground. Close to Avignon. Will come back...
All the staff were exceptionally polite and helpful, especially the staff at reception, and the restaurant was of a good standard.
Relaxing, clean and friendly Too expensive by far and poor location
close to restaurants and shopping mall. The front desk counter was friendly and helpful the parking compound was dusty.
Room was good and breakfast was excellent No swimming pool
Friendly staff, cleanliness, excellent value for the cost
Standard of hotel A1 100% top notch, as too were the staff. Fantastic location, ditto premises and attention to detail. Totally perfect in every way, could not have been better. We will return.....
A charming inn rich with history. The grounds are beautiful and one of the best bathrooms we have had in France. A lovely place if money is no object, although we did get three nights for the price of two on the booking.com site. The meals were over the top expensive. We were seated in the dining room and the owner came in and told my husband he should be wearing a jacket for dinner. This embarrassing situation could have been avoided if the website had indicated their policy or strong suggestion for dress attire. Because of this, we chose not to eat subsequent meals at the hotel and dined elsewhere.
Accomodation is very complete, staff is professional. The ambiance is nice (manor and chapel). Swimming pool relatively big. The elevator in the chapel is very slow and the carpet in it has to be cleaned. But this is a minor issue.
The hotel is beautiful with excellent grounds. First class restaurant. The air-conditioning in our room did not work which made for a very hot night. Staff were informed but took no action.
The service was excellent, the food was out of this world (congratulations to the chef), overall the staff was very friendly and helped regarding all our requests. Relaxed atmosphere No, we were very happy. Clients should be aware that although the rooms are very reasonably priced (semi-luxurious, I would say), the restaurant is very expensive. But it was well worth it. The food was stupendous.
We liked this typical atmosphere one gets in French Hotels et Chateaux, unique in the world. We also liked the central situation in the Provence, close to Avignon, very close to the highway. no complaints
Great Service and Food, very rustic and very french Air conditioning did not work very well in the room because of poor design
The staffs of hotel are very nice and friendly. Dinner was excellent and especially enjoyed to see wine list which had a lot of reasonable priced bordeaux grand vin of good vintage.
perfect kitchen and stuff, nice pool and atmosphere
We enjoyed the luxurious surrounding and the beauty of the chateau. The interious were of an exquisite standard and the hosts were very attentive.
I like about the Chateau de Varenne: big room, antique furnishings, location near Avignon and Orange, beautiful garden and friendly stuff
A calm and relaxing environment. Large rooms with period furnishings, comfortable beds. Friendly welcoming staff. Would prefer a proper shower rather than roll top bath with hand set and no screen. Made showering very difficult. Perhaps a discrete reminder to other guests not to use mobile phones on the terrace during breakfast !!
We enjoyed the decoration of each room, we were splitted in 3 rooms, but also the saloons downstairs. The admosphere in all the Chateau is really nice. The staff prerfect. Really nice gardens, perfect place to visit Abignon. Place for breakfast at the terreace amazing. The shower/bathroom looks perfect under the Chateau point of view although were not confortable enough to take a shower or bath
the setting, the atmosphere
car parking, park aroud the hotel in my booking paper a check in time was shown as 12:00. I arrived at 13:30, but my room still has not been ready. it would taken 45 min additionaly.
staff was gracious and knowledgeable mattress was very uncomfortable, pillows were mediocre quality. wifi not available in bedroom
Very beautiful hotel with Provence country style decoration. Nice couple (Sylvia & Dider) to serve us. No restaurant service. If there is additional playground or games room for children will be perfect.
The Hotel was very nice and quite. The rooms are very nice decorated and big. Bathroom are nice and clean. Beautiful Garden and Surroundings. To bad that there was no restaurant in the Hotel. No Minibar in the room, especially with no restaurant it's a pity!!
Everything!! We had eaten at this hotel two years ago, and decided to spend a very special anniversary for one night en route to St Tropez. The room was very comfortable overlooking the beautiful gardens and swimming pool. Food was wonderful, tasty and well presented. A place to return to!
We found the hotel to be very relaxing and peaceful. The staff were helpful and the food very good. The only slightly disappointing item was the Breakfast Buffet. Rather limited and unexciting.
convenience too many little things were annoying at this hotel 1) canvas chair on my terrace broke as I sat in it, should have been noticed as defective. 2) no light in closet, and closet door hard to open as bed side table in the way 3) toilet room no where near sink, hard to wash hands, 3) restaurant rather grim and food only ordinary (unusual for France) 4) poolside noisy and crowded 5) No newspapers in the morning as at all other good hotels 5) my bath tub and sink dribbled the water in and out...took 35 minutes to fill tub 6) did not clean room until 2:00PM
Staff was very kind. Make you feel the most important guest in the hotel. The room was clean and nice, exacty as I expected. Breakfast is too expensive.
Away from the centre of the old city, which was packed because of the Avignon Festival. Peace and quiet with rest and relaxation by the swimming pool could be followed by a short drive into the centre and some sight seeing.
Silence, gardens and staffs Due to very weak signal reception, WIFI internet access is not available as described
Staff very helpful especially reception.Food was very good aswell. Expensive for the quality of the rooms-the hotel definitely needs to be refurbished and updated.There were no lounges/sitting areas and the restaurant/swimming pool area felt very cramped.Overall very expensive.For some reason my booking (I cancelled and then rebooked at a cheaper rate) didn't reach the hotel-luckily the hotel had a room.We moved after two nights.
excellent,,ideal for a short break,,great hosts,,lovely setting,,
Elegant, spotlessly clean and restored with care and great taste. The hosts were friendly and helpfull. Quiet and peaceful setting alongside a vineyard. Use oif latitude and lonbgitude on the GPS led right to their front gate.
Convenient location, close to Avignon.A great holiday weekend.Clean air, quiet, nice view from the bedroom window. A lot of stairs. Our room was 2 floors and from bedroom to the bathroom we had to be raised and down the stairs. We would like to write about this when booking.
The host of the hotel is very nice, with great hospitality We need to drive to Avignon for dinner
We just stayed one night on transit to another location but we loved the place. It is quiet and uncrowded in a rural setting near vineyards, perfect for relaxing. If you have a car, it is an excellent place to use as a base to visit the surrounding historic Provence during the day and return for a pleasant dinner in the evening at a very reasonable price. Our rooms were ample and clean. It had no air conditioning, but the electric fan was enough for a comfortable sleep at night in spite of the summer heat of Provence. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool too. The staff were kind and patient. The attic room that our children loved had the bathroom acrooss a stairway with a bit uncommon arrangement of steps --- my son stubbed his toe at night while returning from the bathroom and lost a toe nail. Perhaps a small night light in the area might help to prevent accidents.
Location and look of hotel--it was stunning! The staff was not very helpful and breakfast was not worth the money they charged for it.
We stayed overnight at Le Saint Laurent because we needed to break a drive from the Nice area to Toulouse. We picked this hotel because it was bookable on the web, and we thought it would be fun to stay in or near Lirac and Tavel, whose wines we often enjoy at home. The hotel is in a beautiful stark old building, but stuffed to the gills with kitsch furnishings and decor. If you're in the mood to be amused by this sort of thing (we were) you might well enjoy yourself here. The buffet breakfast was absolutely superb, especially the bread and patisserie. Well, given how much decorative clutter there was in the room, it must have been easy for the staff to overlook the provision of a basic cake of soap to wash our hands with :-) I'm sure the attentive young man who was in charge would have been only too glad to find us one, but it seemed simpler to use the lemon-verbena shower gel.
I enjoyed the hotel very much. The room was small but comfortable with a reasonably large bathroom. The courtyard where I took breakfast and dinner was lovely: quiet and charming. While breakfast was the standard European fare, the dinners were marvelous: four course affairs served at a very pleasant pace by professional and friendly staff. Most of all, I appreciated that the night we arrived--quite late, unfortunately--the owner welcomed us warmly, made us feel comfortable and had the kitchen put together a cheese plate so we could have something to eat before going to bed.
The manager was very helpful, the location was good close to Avignon and lots of other good places. The price of breakfast- 19 euros per person was very hard to justify spending so much on this meal, wish there had of been options to just have, say a coffee and croissant for a lower price.
Our suite was restful,comfortable and exceptionally beautiful. I was attracted by the phrase a profound sense of aesthetisism which I had read about the hotel and certainly found to be true.
an excellent location and very quite.
A wonderful small boutique type hotel with lots of charm and perfect attention to detail. The service is superb.
The atmosphere, the personal touch and the excellent food.
Charming and different in a countryside setting but close to major sites such Avignon. Little details ....like being charged for coffee after dessert. Breakfast was pretty poor for the price.
This is a beautiful countryside hotel. The room, the facilities and the view were beautiful. the air conditioning was broken and while it was fixed, the overall cooling at the hotel was not working very well during all our stay. Restaurant and breakfast are very expensive
very good michelin starred restaurant, quiet location in a garden the room was charged at 170 euros whereas the booking was made at 165 euros. This was only noticed later.
close to highway to Avignon Rooms are tiny.
excellent for money.The breakfast could be better,but it's ok for France.
Car parking Hotel was difficult to find, small bathroom.
friendly staff,good cuisine,location not the top but avignon center easy reachable... to change tv screen...
Good breakfast and staff was very friendly. Room was small, but for the price, it was appropriate.
It was basic facilities but good. Breakfast was good. Only the smoke odour in the room
very friendly and helpful staff made us feel welcome and want to return small room and bathroom
good environment The hotel stuff are very friendly.
People welcoming you instead of credit cards machines. Canal +
Pleasant staff and comfortable room.