Cassis is a great spot and the house is really in a nice location on top of a "rochelle blanche". The house is within 15 min walking distance to the harbour (shops, restaurants, cafes) and 5 min walking distance to the entrances of the calanques. Right underneath the house (very steep trail) is a nudist / gay "beach", which is actually a rock, but you can also go there with swim suit - it's actually quite cool.
We had a double room with a breathtaking view, nicely furnished and with a spacious bathroom. The room was not perfectly clean but ok. (we do like it very clean so this did not live up to our expectations but for others it might be fine)
The other rooms / amenities of the house were a total mess (stuff everywhere, dirty dishes in the kitchen, dogfood on tableware, old plastic furniture on the breakfast terrasse, breakfast plates with jams just standing around in the kitchen.... )
The host was rather unfriendly and we did not at all feel welcome in the house. When we decided to leave the house early to go hiking we left a note for the host to ask if she could prepare just a little breakfast (we explicitely said we make tea etc ouselves in the room) and put it in front of our door (so that she did not have to get up early!!!), we received a pack of toast bread (! Toast ! in France), a half full jar of jam and a melon on a tray with some cutlery (no plates, no napkins, not even two trays). When we came back from the hike I wanted to take a nap in the garden area and asked her were I could do that, she snapped at me that obviously I did not read all the information on her webpage which cleary indicated everything and that she thought I (!) was unfriendly by even asking....she then directed me to the hot tub area.
The area around the hot tub was absolutely messy as well (i.e., dog [--] in the garden) - so no way I would have every used that!
Last but not least they claim they have internet, in reality it hardly worked. When I told the host he said "on my computer it works, sorry"- a great answer ;-)
My conclusion, if you find any other b&b in the area don't stay there.
- Also Known As:
- l`Escale Hotel Cassis