I'm 44, brazilian, and travel usually with my wife. Ive been to some destinations in Europe, Latin America, Caribean and in the USA, and have stayed in many hotels of diferent categories and prices (from 60 to 420 euros per night), which Enables me to evaluate well the hotels within their price range.
In April we did a long trip in Provence and in the French Riviera and stayed in hotels with prices ranged from 59 to 150 euros per night. We used the cities of Avignon, Séguret, Roussillon and Nice, as homebases for our daytrips, strategy based on the excellent travel guide Rick Steves - Provence and French Riviera.
Our third base was the Hotel Le Clos de La Glycine, where we stayed between 27/4 and 29/4 (two nights), at a price of 151,10 euros per night (VAT and local tax included), breakfast not included (13 euros per person).
The location is good, depending on the type of feature you are looking for your stay. The hotel is in the center of the village of Roussillon. There are several restaurants close by and the main tourist attraction of the village (a sort of theme park of the ocher, the former main product of the region´s economy) is a few hundred steps away. The downside is that, as the village is daily taken by hordes of tourists on their way to that park, you loose a little of the charm and tranquility of Provence, perhaps available in several small hotels on the outskirts of the village.
2) Room and Equipments.
I booked a room called "charme superieure," but when I checked in I did not like what I saw. It was a room with little natural light and little charm. One of these rooms (fairly common in Europe) that are in the attic of the building and consequently have curved ceilings and small windows.
As soon as I expressed dissatisfaction with the room, the young man who was attending us promptly offered me another room at the price referred in the second paragraph (according to him, a discounted price).
The room we stayed in was actually much better than the first. It was worth the small increase in price. Spacious, with new furniture, nicely decorated and well lit. Very comfortable both the bed and the bathroom.
The room was kept spotless during our stay, but there was an inexplicable mistake in housekeeping: in the first night it was prepared for us to sleep (the blanket was removed and the windows were closed ... five-star hotel service), while in second night nothing happened and, furthermore, the wine glasses were removed, which forced us to take wine in a coctail glass. :(
Breakfast is served on a balcony with a beautiful view and, on sunny days, the hotel lends a charming straw hat that makes you feel a film actor having breakfast. However, the items offered and the service seemed below the expectations generated by the ambience. There was no variety of cheeses and cold cuts. No variety of fruits and limited portions of all items. It seemed, moreover, that the strawberries had been cut and kept overnight in refrigerator. Inexcusable for a charming hotel!
One last issue to be considered if you are planning to rent a car (a must on a trip in Provence): the hotel has a number of free guest parking spaces far below the number of rooms and, therefore, it is possible that you have to park your car a little away from the hotel and pay for it, envying your neighbor who checked in earlier.
I hope this review can be usefull in your decisions. Enjoy your trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, Le Clos de la Glycine invites you to discover the good life in Roussillon. In this little Provencal paradise, the atmosphere, light and sense of well-being are unrivalled.The sophistication, choice of materials and use of elegant warm colours create an immediate feeling of comfort and serenity. Everything is designed for your total satisfaction. All our bedrooms vie to be the most charming, comfortable and refined. Superbly appointed, they offer sublime views of the Apt valley, the ochre cliffs, the picturesque village or majestic Mont Ventoux. Designed to reflect the intimacy of Provence, the furniture is painted in traditional Provencal tones. All our bedrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with minibar, a safe, flat-screen TV, telephone and free WiFi Internet connection and some even have their own terrace. The lobby also features a business corner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Clos De La Glycine Hotel Roussillon
- Le Clos De La Glycine Roussillon, France - Provence