Stayed 3 nights in August and certainly a beautiful location and peaceful, apart from screaming kids in the pool but then it was August. I did find service sadly lacking here. Having parked you car you have to walk right across restaurant terrace to find reception so there is no greeting. The receptionist went with my wife to sort out bags from the car and my wife ended up carrying 3 herself.. When we left I didn't even ask for help but moved car around to the back entrance and loaded myself.
Food here was disappointing. Setting on the terrace is wonderful looking down over the plateau to Marseille and if you are lucky you will get a free show from the French equivalent of the Red Arrows whose base is just below you. We had the gastronomic menu but thought it was not worth the money as it was all show and Tralala without good quality products. The lamb was 50% fat and the fish was dry and overlooked smothered in sauce. Breakfast here was also very disappointing and basic compared to similar hoels just visited. They need to try much harder despite the recession.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the rocky outcrops of Salon-de-Provence, a tiny Provence town, which is ideally located to explore everything this delightful area has to offer, there is a tranquil spot where time would appear to have stood still. This 12th century abbey in the hearth of twenty hectares of Provencal gardens and garrigue offers spectacular views of the Alpilles Valley and the countryside surrounding Salon-de-Provence. The rooms still bear traces of the Cistercian monks who once occupied the abbey and boast a decor that blends charm and authenticity and provides a calm and restful atmosphere. You will be delighted with the hotel's attentive service and the culinary delights served in both restaurants which offer delicious dishes based on seasonal local ingredients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbaye De Sainte Croix Hotel Salon-De-Provence