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“A Jewel in the Crown” 5 of 5 stars
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Maison Velvet
39 Rue Buffon, 84000 Avignon, France   |  
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Ranked #12 of 52 Avignon B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
1 review
“A Jewel in the Crown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

What a delightful surprise - this beautifully decorated (with gems from around the world) and refurbished home with the most gracious host, Maya. So elegant, comfortable and completely relaxing. Delicious breakfast. Quiet, convenient location. Maya offered all kinds of tips and travel advice, as well as great conversation. She is an absolute pro and a natural in this role. Absolutely the best stop of our whole trip to France.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Excellent place with a nice room, brand new bathroom, comfortable. Madame Maya excellent host, gives all kind of useful tips for sites around Avignon to visit, good restaurants in Avignon itself, easy to park the car just in front of the house, walking distance to the center of the city, it is within the walls. We enjoyed very much our stay with good breakfast and amenable conversation with Mme. Maya.

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Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Maison Velvet is a beautiful 3 bedroom home located in a residential area just inside the old walls of the city. The quiet location is perfect and within easy walking distance to many popular sites in Avignon. We enjoyed a charming and spacious bedroom with original tile work and large private bathroom.There is also an inviting terrace available for guest use as well as a kitchenette. Our hostess was very welcoming and conscientious. She provided us with valuable local information as well as recommendations for less touristy restaurants. Breakfast was very enjoyable with yogurt, fruit, a selection of cheeses, croissants and homemade jams. We would definitely recommend a stay a Maison Velvet.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After a "business" hotel in Arles, Maison Velvet was a fantastic find in Avignon. We received a lovely warm welcome and the choice of three delightful rooms in this beautiful 1930's house in a quiet corner of the old walled city. The bedrooms are individually decorated and have woderful original tiled floors. The beds are fabulously comfortable. There is a small sitting room for guests and a lovely terasse to sit out on. In October the room was pleasantly cool despite being mid 20's outside, so no need to use A/C though this was available too. Breakfast was filling, french AND healthy. Our hostess was happy to recommend resaurants and travel arangements - highly recommended!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Maison Velvet is the perfect bed and breakfast- in town in Avignon, yet in a quiet area so you feel very relaxed, however walking distance to everything. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous- exactly as the photos suggest, very modern, clean and spacious. The outside terrace was fabulous as well as the kitchenette we could use for tea/ coffee, fridge, etc. The host, Maya is very nice and friendly. She goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and gave us fantastic local restaurant recommendations, suggestions for day trips around Avignon, providing maps and lots of local information which was invaluable. The breakfast was delicious, including fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, fresh croissants and breads with home made jams, and delicious cheeses. Maya is very flexible and will have breakfast ready at whatever time you desire. I highly recommend staying here. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Avignon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 39 Rue Buffon, 84000 Avignon, France
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Location: France > Provence > Vaucluse > Avignon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
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Ranked #12 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Avignon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming house renovated in 2011, in the center of Avignon. 3 confortable bedrooms with private and modern bathroom, Air condition. Free Wi Fi . Terrace. Continental breakfast. Public Parking near by. Within 10 minutes walk from main interests (monument,restaurant,shopping..) . Big charm & authentic !Maison d’hôtes de charme en centre ville, à proximité des principaux centres d’intérêt (Monuments historiques, musées, quartier des Teinturiers, marché des Halles, théâtres, restaurants …) ... more   less 
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