We stayed here on the first night of our holiday and no hotel afterwards could come close. To start with, the proprietors are genuinely friendly and warm, and made us feel really welcome. (I don't think they speak much or any English, but I didn't check this so could be wrong.) It's a bit out of the way off the main road, but worth the trip - a lovely quiet spot high in the valley.
Our room, Lilas 5, appeared to be newly refurbished, simply but tastefully furnished, and the bathroom was lovely, with a very good shower. The room had its own separate entrance, giving a feeling of privacy, and a small balcony with a view over the valley.
Evening meal was a fixed menu and was fairly simple, but really tasty, the home reared lamb being beautifully tender. As the weather was fine, meals were taken on the terrace which had a superb view (though the small inside dining room also looked cosy and comfortable should it be needed during bad weather). Breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice, fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereal as well as the usual pastries, and unlimited coffee.
Finally it was excellent value for money. One night with 3 course evening meal, breakfast, a couple of beers and 2 pichets of wine came to less than we paid for a room alone in many places. I can't recommend it enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located between the Riviera and Piedmont, at the foot of the Valley of Wonders, Philip and Julian welcome you to their hostel where friendliness, nature and quality are waiting for you! Le Mouton sleep by its secluded, sunny, plumb village location offers peace and serenity, and since your arrival. On sunny days you can enjoy our swimming pool (only in Tende) indoor solar heated in a mountain environment. Enjoy our spacious and functional rooms as well as terraces enjoying a beautiful view of the valley. Parking available - WiFi available in all rooms - Satellite TV - reservation activities. ... more less