Loved this hotel.
The good: great location, comfortable spacious bedrooms, great air conditioning, balconies, a wonderful pool with plenty of sunbeds. Breakfast was fabulous - yogurt, pastries, croissants, 5 kinds of jam, lots of fresh fruit (including figs, canteloupe) and dried fruits. Very clean and safe. The rooms are very clean and the bathrooms modern.
The not as great...there is secure parking, but it is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The shower had a hand-held wand. As noted in several other reviews, the reception area and hallway are filled with various religious icons (including a 4 foot tall of Joseph & baby Jesus that I nearly knocked over), and a scent of lemon cleaner is fairly strong in the hallways. However - the bedrooms are pleasantly free of both religious icons and lemon scent.
St. Remy is a great place for exploring Provence - highly recommend a cooking class in Vaison. Also recommend making a booking for dinner ahead of time, especially for weekends. We had trouble getting a table both nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Regional Park of the Alpilles, in the Provençal village of Saint -Remy de Provence, the Gounod Hotel offers you a charming place full of history and inspiartion. It is here, in this former Post relay from the 18th century that Charles Gounod, the famous author of the Ave Maria, stayd and created the opera Mireille in 1863. The hotel was completely renovated this winter by the new owners highlighting the cold stone walls of the main building, the stairs and corridors which remind the old small hotels and the new decoration contibutes to keep the cozy atmosphere in the place. Behind the building you can discover a unique place: the garden offers you a beautiful terrace, stone alleys leading to the swimming pool, spa, meeting room. It is a haven of peace in the heart of village. ... more less
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