Carpe Diem Tolosa is situated in a small village circa 10km south of the centre of Toulouse. Travel to the city centre is quick and easy by either car or by the underground metro service (both circa 15 mins).
The welcome from Frédéric was warm and friendly. He was always available and willing to provide pretty much anything we wanted, whether it be information and literature on the numerous superb places to visit in the region, access to the internet via a free Wi-Fi connection or a simple chat about his goats and chickens that wander around the large expanse of gardens and fields surrounding the house. Fortunately, access to the huge Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool is restricted to guests!
We ate out at different local restaurants recommended by Frédéric during our five night stay but used superb outdoor kitchen and dining area at Carpe Diem on our last night to enjoy BBQ'd duck, fresh produce and local wine bought from the local market circa 5 mins drive away.
Breakfast at Carpe Diem is a joy - fresh bread and patisserie, home made jams, fresh salad, local yoghurt and freshly squeezed juice. A fine start to any day.
Our room (Nocte), one of four upstairs in the main house, is tastefully decorated, well maintained and lacking in nothing. Carpe Diem also has a studio and a gite in an annex.
All in all a beautiful place. We will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel more between country charm and close proximity to Toulouse whether for business trips or for a holiday ...You choose to stay in one of four charming rooms of the property, or in its west wing, which houses a fully equipped self-catering for 4-6 people. Take advantage of the swim spa in a heated water throughout the year... ... more less