We loved spending 4 nights at Le Mas de Pierre. Our intention was to come to the south of France to relax and unwind. This is a great hotel to do a little R&R! We were instantly impressed when shown our room. The large covered and very private balcony was overlooking the pool and French provincial countryside. The bedroom and bathroom were very large and nicely appointed.
The grounds of the hotel and the facilities for guests are great. The garden is well manicured and contains fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, roses, lavender and all sorts of lovely plants. There are some really great sculptures dotted throughout. There are also doves in a large cage which fly freely around the garden during the day. It's lovely to see them basking in the sun! The heated pool is fab and the best part is the spa/sauna/steam/hamam facilities that are of no extra cost. Go to the fitness center and head downstairs to find the sauna, steam room and hamam for maximum relaxation and maximum luxury!
The food at the restuarant, La Table de Pierre was definitely fine dining. The best and most consistently impressive food I tasted in France. The meals were expensive, but deservingly so.
We had 2 downsides to share about our stay here.
The first was that our 'king-sized' bed was just 2 single mattresses pushed together. We were informed that all the king beds in the hotel are like this after we asked about it at reception. I don't really think that's very 5 star. Other 5 star hotels in France have king sized mattresses and I was expecting the same at Le Mas de Pierre.
The other annoyance was that there is only ONE restaurant at this hotel. We were led to believe that there is a fine dining restaurant, and a bistro. The website and recorded answering machine message both indicated a second eatery, but when we arrived we asked about the bistro only to be told it no longer exists. That means you are forced to eat at the the expensive fine dining restaurant, as the nearest restaurants in the town of St-Paul de Vence are a 25 minute walk uphill. We ordered room service on 2 nights so as not to spend too much money in the restaurant, and also the menu at the restaurant is quite small and could become repetitive if you eat there every night of your stay.
That being said the room service menu was very good, and the food delivered to the room was very nice. We also ordered room service for breakfast every morning, as it costs the same amount as having it in the dining room. Having a large balcony overlooking the French countryside as a dining room suited us much better! The breakfast delivered was delicious and comes highly recommended from us!
Overall I would recommend this hotel to others who are seeking a quiet place to relax in the French countryside and I would stay here again.
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