We recently spent 5 nights at Le Pigonnet and had a wonderfully relaxing time; the photographs of the grounds and setting are accurate however the hotel is let down by its pricing. Our superior room was very small and hindered by overly large furniture (yet no drawers to speak of) and while brand new, the bathroom was very snug. Having been given a fab bottle of Rose when we arrived, we were surprised not to find any bottled water in the room, nor an iron/ironing board. However we did find those ridiculous anti-theft coat hangers, seriously? In a 325+ Euro/night hotel? We did need to iron some clothes but were initially told by the front desk that due to security reasons the hotel did not provide irons/ironing boards; when we questioned this and went on to ask the price for pressing services, the person just hung up. 5 minutes later a very nice lady knocked on the door with an iron/ironing board. We speak French fluently, so it was unlikely to be a translation issue...
On the whole the staff were very helpful and friendly and I would have scored this hotel higher if coupled with the poor value room, the food/drinks weren't so over-priced 19Euros for a continental breakfast and 6Euros for a Diet Coke is way out of whack with other places in Aix. I don't mind paying a bit more but it just felt that the hotel was trying to capitalise on the fact that it was 10-15 minutes away from the nearest store/bar. It's not a bad walk by the way, just a bit boring considering the rest of the countryside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An 18th-century Provencal mansion in beautiful floral gardens, Hotel Le Pigonnet is a secluded hotel just outside the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Promising a peaceful Eden with a grand gated entrance and classic facade framed by elegant Genoese-style towers, it offers a gourmet restaurant, a club-like bar and a Moroccan-styled lounge. The crackle of logs or the songs of cicadas provide the seasonal soundtrack by the fire or on the summer terraces with views over the garden to Mount Sainte Victoire. Each individually-styled room at Hotel Le Pigonnet is rich in Provencal decor and furnishings and has a warm, homely ambience. Hide away in one of Hotel Le Pigonnet's garden nooks on a comfy chair and soak up the country views. Cool off in the pool or relax in a shady area complete with an attractive stone statue. Enjoy bistronomic dining in the restaurant where the cuisine is modern French. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Pigonnet Hotel
- Le Pigonnet Aix En Provence