The view at the Golden Goat is absolutely amazing. You truly can see the lights of Monaco on the left and those of St. Tropez on the right. Absolutely stunning. The hotel is in an unique location perched on the edge of a cliff in a medieval village.
Unfortunately the decor of the room (#2) did not match the beauty of the surroundings. If everything didn't match I would have thought a color blind person had done the color scheme. Everything was magenta, bubblegum pink and ultra modern. This turned out to be the least of our concerns.
When we checked in we asked whether we could make reservations for dinner that night. We were told that the restaurant was full which I thought was tacky for a 5* establishment to book their restaurant full enough that those staying with them couldn't eat there. But it was no big deal and we were told that we could eat at the hotel's traditional French grill. Around dinner time I went up to the desk to ask where the grill was and was told that they were closed that day and the person who checked us in had made a mistake. At this point I was getting a bit frustrated and asked what our dining options were outside of the hotel. I was told that if we wanted anything 'worth eating' we had to drive back to Nice (~30 minute drive).
But wait...it gets better. At this point I went back to my room to discuss with my husband whether we wanted to drive a half an hour in the dark on unfamiliar roads to get something to eat. When I walked in it sounded like a very loud classical radio station was on. It turned out that the bar was over our room with a piano directly over the bed. Trying to make the best of the situation my husband and I decided to go upstairs and sit in the bar to enjoy the music and have a drink. When we got to the door a staff member was standing outside and informed me that only those that are eating at the restaurant can go inside the bar. I called the front desk and was told that the piano would be playing until two in the morning.
I'm not one to complain but this was ridiculous. For over 800 euros a night this was completely unacceptable. I went to the desk and explained the frustration of the situation. They said they would do their best to have the piano end early.
We ended up going down to the bottom of the hill and having a fantastic local meal at the Cheval Blache that was definitely 'worth eating'. The restaurant staff was kind enough to let us stay a little late after we finished our meal so that we could avoid returning to the noise in our room. When we came back to the hotel a little after 11pm our room was still bubblegum pink but thankfully quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Château de la Chèvre d'Or in the medieval city of Eze sits between the sky and the Mediterranean Sea and offers a rare, warm, family-friendly atmosphere. 30 rooms, 6 suites and 1 Presidential suite. “La Chèvre d’Or” gourmet restaurant (2 Michelin stars)- “Les Remparts” Mediterranean restaurant terrace (lunch only). ... more less
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