The sun is shining and we headed to our hotel in the center of Saint Remy called
the Gounod Hotel named after the composer Gounod who wrote his opera here.
After driving around the block several times we finally found the correct street, parked
and checked into our hotel. At first glance the hotel lobby is off pudding, smells funny
and is filled to the rafters with tschotkes and religious objects...oh my. I am now
concerned about my choice
However, the front end guy was very funny and very welcoming . Showed us to our room and surprise surprise to see a lovely courtyard garden and pool.....never would have thought it possible. Our room was very nice and the hotel is located in the heart of Saint Remy....perfect
Our interaction with the hotel staff was great,. Both the front end man and lady helped
us with great restaurant suggestion. Paying extra for their parking was worth it although
a little hard to find.
This hotel is located right in the heart of Saint Remy and I would definitely stay here again
and just close my mind's eye to the reception area. After all how long does one stay in the
reception area. We did not have breakfast here so I don't know about the restaurant
The restaurant recommended by the hotel manager was L Aile ou La Cuisse.. We
ate here twice and it was excellent. Another recommendation was Bistro Des Alpilles
which was terrific.
- 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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