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La Surprise

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82 chemin de malbosc, 06130 Grasse, France
La Surprise
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For five years, since our friends moved out to Grasse, my wife and I have been promising ourselves a trip to visit them. We finally made it in May 2015 and stayed for five nights, sans enfants, with Steven and Clare at La Surprise. And what a surprise! An oasis of calm in an otherwise lively corner of France. Tucked... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What a wonderful place. Enjoy your coffee and croissants, or glass of local wine, in the delightful gardens up in the hills with views across to the Med. Clare and Steve are the most welcoming of hosts, ensuring that you are able to make the most of your say in this extraordinary area. We highly recommend a visit. You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed at La Surprise in early September with our daughter and her fiancée. It's a delightful place with stunning views and a lovely swimming pool. Breakfasts were delicious. Steve and Claire were the perfect hosts and extremely helpful with recommendations and directions, and dropping us off in Grasse for dinner. Having a BBQ to use was a real plus.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Coming out of an Antipodean winter into this warm charming place, we thought La Surprise a slice of heaven. Wonderful views, setting with pool and cabana area was outstanding. First time arriving by car is a little challenging but Steve and Claire give you all the necessary tips to enable local routes to be negotiated. Particularly impressed by Steve and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at La Surprise. We enjoyed our first visit so much that we decided to return for our Babymoon, this time for a week. As usual, Steve and Claire were so welcoming and the perfect hosts. They truly have thought of everything, nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the fabulous fresh breakfasts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

La Surprise is a beautiful BandB in Grasse in easy reach of the Cote DAzur. The house is stunning, the pool fabulous but the ‘can do’ attitutude of Steve and Claire makes this the perfect place to stay when visiting the South of France. From Steve's lifts to their own lonely planet - the owners had thought of everything to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an absolutely lovely place to stay. The rooms are simple but comfortable and very tastefully decorated, with good clean en suite bath / shower rooms. Each room opens up directly to the immaculate pool area where breakfast is served (a very nice continental breakfast with fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread and pastries), and there is a good kitchen area... More 

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NH USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in June. It had 3 units - classified as a B & B. The location was very quiet with a beautiful view of the city of Grasse. It had an immaculate swimming pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas. There was a small cabana complete with refrigerator and grill. You could eat under cover or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed at la surprise for a few nights in 2012 as part of our tour around Southern france and it was just perfect. The room was beautifully decorated and we were welcomed with a glass of wine and fine conversation. Steve and Clare were just lovely, offering lots of advice on where to visit and offend lifts to local... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great welcome with a glass of rosé from Clare before we unpacked. The room was large with an extra dressing room and lots of finishing touches. Very comfortable bed, shower was a joy. Beautiful gardens and pool with stunning views. A well stocked garden room with dining table, fridge, barbeque and kitchen area, the only rule was that you... More 

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