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“A lucky find!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lou Paradou
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rte de Valensole, 04800 Greoux les Bains, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Greoux les Bains
Truro, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A lucky find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at Lou Paradou for one night in June as we were travelling through France to Nice. We had left looking for accommodation until late in the afternoon and had then been thwarted by a lack of hotels or hotels being full due to events in the area. Greoux-les-Bains was recommended as a town that had a selection of hotels and we came upon Lou Paradou first at 20.15 ! You can imagine our delight when we were told there was a room for us! We were even more delighted by the following morning when we reflected on our lucky find. From the welcome that we got from the lady owner to the excellent service at breakfast - everything transpired to make us feel at home. We had a fantastic night's sleep in a very comfortable, large bed and the best breakfast since arriving in France the week before. The accommodation has been well described in previous reviews - we didn't read these until we had left the property - nice, clean and everything you need. Certainly suitable for a longer stay, especially with the cooking facilities and spacious eating area. The pool looked inviting but we did not have time to try it! As other reviewers have said, would highly recommend this hotel, which has the advantage of being in a quiet area and has plenty of parking.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at Lou Paradou for one night in November while travelling from the south of France to Lyon. The room (a standard studio) was clean, pleasant and had access to the grounds and pool. As described by others the room had a good sized fridge and a basic kitchen.

The property is clearly designed for longer stays in the summer. The town is close to the Verdun Gorge (a must see area) and is a good base for the area. There are number of restaurants in the town which is within easy walking distance from Lou Paradou. As it was off season we were able to book though Booking.com for just over 50 € per night. At that price it was very good value.

Breakfast was served in a large lounge area and was a basic continental breakfast. Not as good as may we have enjoyed in 2 and 3 star hotels in France and certainly not worth 11 € per person. For a longer stay you could self-cater and there is always the option of a local patisserie which we would recommend.

Overall we would recommend as a comfortable, clean and convenient hotel provided you can get a reasonable rate.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We booked a "comfort room". It was nice, clean, well equipped even for a longer stay.
Located at the ground floor and the balcony opens to a huge lawn. Has a pool (we did not use).
Excellent attitude from the couple who owns the place.
Highly recommended for people visiting the area.
We used it for tours both to the Verdon area and to Aix en pvce etc.

Room Tip: We enjoyed a "comfort room" on the ground floor (a bit more expensive) but very well equip...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Based on the excellent reviews, I booked this hotel for a 4-night stay during Easter vacation. I booked a "studio confort", that is a 20 square meter studio with small kitchen. I liked the stay, and I would go there again.
However, I can't really rate this place "excellent", as there were a number of things which were _not_ excellent. But let's go through it point by point.
Let's start with the positive things:
This hotel is family run, and the owners do their best to make you spend a good time. The owners were very friendly and provided us with little services that make the difference, e.g. salt&pepper for the kitchen (which was well-equipped), our keeping the foodstuff in an extra fridge for half a day after we checked out. The 180cm bed was of good quality. I'm mentioning this because in France you can have bad surprises or you can even end up in a (tiny) french double bed. The center of the village, providing small grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants, can be easily reached by foot from the hotel.
The not so positive things:
The heating/air conditioning machine is quite noisy. As the landlady explained us, in this particular setup the engine is located inside the rooms and not outside. This can be quite annoying, as we had to leave it running during the night for heating purposes. (During summer, you will also certainly want to have the A/C running during the night). The rooms were cleaned on a daily basis, but apparently they were not vacuumed.
Finally, the rooms classes itself with two stars, and you shouldn't expect everything to be new and shiny: the furniture is a bit aged and worn. (The TV set, though, was new and of good quality)
We didn't take breakfast at the hotel, so I can't comment on that. The off-season room prices are certainly a good value, I probably wouldn't pay the high season price (~130 EUR/night) for this place.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rte de Valensole, 04800 Greoux les Bains, France
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Location: France > Provence > Alpes-de-Haute-Provence > Greoux les Bains
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Greoux les Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lou Paradou 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Calm, Relaxing, Close to the Baths…In the heart of sunny Provence, only 40 minutes from the new Aix-en-Provence TGV (high-speed train) station, 90 minutes from the French Riviera and the Alps, at the entrance to the Verdon Natural Park and a short drive from the Luberon, our ***studio hotel welcomes you in a convivial atmosphere, which we will be delighted to share with you during your nature vacations and week-ends.You can find paradise close to the heart of the village of Gréoux-les-Bains and 200m from the Casino and shopping opportunities.We invite you to one of our 30 comfortable studios equipped with king size beds or twin beds you can arrange as you desire, a large shower, a kitchenette and a private terrace. Our hotel services include friendly 24-hour reception, satellite television, individual telephone and WiFi connection for direct access to the Web, a laundry with washing-machine and tumble dryer and a private gated car park. ... more   less 
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