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La Belle Vie

4 avenue Paul Blisson, 30210 Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan France
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Located in the heart of a French medieval village, 5 minutes drive from the Pont du Gard, the recently restored traditional 18th century provencal “mas” offers 8 double rooms,large suites or duplex (35- 40 m2), each with it’s own private bathroom. Each suite has a special charm and includes a double bed (160 and 180) and a sitting area with sofa bed for 2 children. The double rooms and the duplex have tehir own terrace. The south facing pool is surrounded by large terraces and olive trees, begging you to sunbath. Breakfast is normally served on the terrace, weather permitting. The restaurant proposes a fine gourmet cuisine.
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Multilingual Staff
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This nine suite inn is a very high quality hotel and restaurant. The proprietress and the chef clearly set standards that you would not expect to find “out in the countryside”. Our room was charming and spacious. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was professional and extremely friendly. We highly recommend La Belle Vie. And it is a great location from which to visit Pont du Gard, Avignon, and the historic town of Uzès.
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Response from sylvie c, Propriétaire at La Belle Vie
Responded 1 week ago
Dear madam Dear Sir. We thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted that you enjoyed our establishment and our restaurant. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you . Sincerely.
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We chose this as an overnighter based on reading rave tripadvisor reviews. I’d like to give it more than 4 but in fairness I cannot. Yes, it is in a lovely location close to the motorway and Pont du Gard and is really more suitable for a longer stay than overnight. We arrived mid afternoon after a long hot drive, but the early cold Mistral wind made a swim in even the heated pool cold and unwelcoming. Not their fault. Restaurant, table d’hote likely to be in excess of 70€ each before wine, is the only one in the village and closed Sunday / monday, no others within walking distance so you need to drive. Eating in hotel room discouraged on grounds of hygiene, (ants), so you are a bit stuck. The suite (piscine) is spacious with a massive en suite but no bidet..🤔 Comfy bed. Nice outdoor patio but for the Mistral blowing leaves partout! Management are lovely and helpful and keen to make you welcome. So overall lovely quality B&B, expensive restaurant with no / limited alternative without driving, and more suited to a vacation than a stopover.
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After just staying in the le Vieux Castillon at a very similar price point (albeit more expensive) - la Belle vie was a huge disappointment. We were early for checkin so had lunch and were served by a really friendly man who spoke great English. Lunch was nice but overpriced - they have a monopoly as there isn’t much in the area of st hilare - a few restaurants in Castillon too. We visited st Remy de Provence one day and had such great food at competitive prices, it made us realise what a rip off the hotel was and didn’t eat here again. The room was the biggest disappointment, dated in style and up some horrendously dangerous stairs was just the beginning. The hallway leading from the terrace to the rooms has a really bad smell to it (from what I do not know) but needs addressing ASAP. The room itself was basic and dated but the biggest surprise was that it didn’t have a separate shower cubicle. It had a great bath but with a mixer attached. In 38 degree heat - a mixer shower tap on a bath is not sufficient and at approx £190 a night this is unacceptable. The towels were old Gray and scratchy. The ‘double bed’ was zip lock with two twin beds and you can clearly feel the divide between the two. There were also long dark curly hairs in the bed. There was no fridge in the room either which again is unacceptable for a supposedly 4* hotel? We left the do not disturb sign on one day as we were only staying for two nights and didn’t see the point in a maid etc we decided to go out for the day and when we got back someone had been in the room regardless and moved the do not disturb sign to the inside of the door - it’s just not behaviours I would expected from a supposedly 4* hotel. What was worse they hadn’t actually turned down the bed but must have just gone in to check the room was in one piece ha The pools were good, especially the adult pool to the rear of the property but there were lots of children but there is a separate pool at the front for family use. Breakfast was fine, nothing special, in fact the coffee was served cold, scrambled eggs were salty and service poor. We were made to sit outside with no parasol which was extremely hot and unpleasant (I’ve never know anything like it not to have a mix of inside, outside and parasols). Throughout the stay there was a constant language barrier (my husband and I have adequate French skills so by no means fluent but could get by) however the main host spoke really quickly and just laughed whenever she saw us or spoke with us. Again in contrast to le Vieux Castillon where most of the team were bi lingual this was a little awkward at every interaction. I’m actually quite surprised at the positive reviews left by the British market because this place was so odd! If your used to camping in the south of France - this place will seem great. If your used to staying in decent accommodation and not somewhere just playing at it - I wouldn’t recommend this place. It’s an expensive base with little around it other than Pont du Gard. Check out was fine and the receptionist was friendly unlike the main host (lady with glasses with brown hair).
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We have just finished a wonderfully relaxing 5 night stay in La Belle Vie. Our room (L'Ecurie) was huge, spotlessley clean, and impeccably designed. The super king bed was extremely comfortable, with our own small terrace and garden at the front which made the hotel room feel almost like it's own private house. The service from the staff was outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. We spent a couple of days relaxing by the pools, and as the hotel is small we had these to ourselves for the majority of the day, which added to the relaxed feel. The hotel has bikes available, so we cycled to Castillon du Gard (about 20 minutes away) through beautiful vineyards. Dinner in the hotel was faultless, as was breakfast (worth noting that the previous review saying that eggs/omelettes cost extra was incorrect. They are included in the price). The hotel is well located for the Pont du Gard (which we went kayaking under during our visit - very much recommended!), and the incredible surrounding countryside. It is worth noting that (as expected for August in France), most of the restaurants/bars in the town are closed for the month. This meant us eating more at the hotel, which was no bad thing! In short, one of the best holidays we have ever had thanks to such a fantastic hotel. We will be back soon.
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A fantastic Hotel set in idyllic surroundings. We stayed for 10 nights in a gorgeous suite overlooking one of the swimming pools. The hotels is spotlessly clean and the food of an extremely high standard. What makes the Hotel even more outstanding is its staff who are absolutely brilliant. We hope to return next year.
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PRICE RANGE
$174 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceOccitanieGardSaint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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