All in all the hotel and facilities is nice, and this could simply be a wonderful place to stay.
The hotel seems to be run by a couple in their 50s who live on site and are practically the only staff members. They like their peace and quiet, their desired clientele are should not disturb their peace.
I'll give them thumbs up for ample parking, nice pool, clean and somewhat modern rooms (in a 90s kinda way). The male owner is somewhat accommodating and service minded though at times awkward. The surrounding area and town are stunning and well worth a visit.
Breakfast is as in most hotels pretty boring. Don't think about asking for a refill on your orange juice, and god forbid ice cubes in it should the temperature creep up towards the 40s.
If you are traveling with kids like we were, you are instantly given the feeling that you're not welcome by awkward antics of the owners, weird comments and looks. On our last day we met a lovely couple who were also staying there with their kids. As the kids were playing nicely in the pool, not at all being a pain to anyone, but simply making a bit of noise as kids would while playing in a pool, the owners wife lost it and screamed at the couple we had just met; c'est ne pas un colony vacance - meaning; this is not a holiday camp - before storming off and slamming a door shut behind her. Leaving everyone completely baffled. Luckily we were packed at the time and headed off minutes after her burst.
I was going to write a positive review despite a somewhat Fawlty Towers like experience because in a way that did have its charm to a point and the hotel in it self isn't at all bad. But the poolside blowup did that review in. If you run a hotel you're going to have to deal with the fact that you will have guests and sometimes these guests are kids. Sometimes your customers actually ask for something and that seems to be a bit of a bother for them. They seemed very much into their elderly clientele, perhaps they should turn this into a caring home, garden gnomes and all!
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