We'd heard great things about Le Resinier - the rooms, the food, the service. And after a long day's cycling (we were on a bike tour) we were ready for a magical stay!!
Sure enough, we were met by a wonderful receptionist who showed us to our room (Sable) which was beautifully decorated in a beachy theme. The rooms here really are something special. But...it was a hot day (30C+) and the room was even hotter - opening windows, closing windows, nothing helped. We asked if we could upgrade and pay for a room with A/C (not possible we were told although we did speak to others who had A/C), we asked if there was a fan we could use (again, no). We even asked if there was a hardware store nearby where we could buy a fan for the night - it was that hot in the room!! Again, no, and no real desire to help us.
Ok, no problem, we decided to go to the pool area and wait for it to cool down. A smallish pool but with plenty of sun loungers, we shared a couple of beers and waited for the temperature to drop. It was great having the chance to relax, the pool area was great!
Then back to the room - now cooler outside, the room was still like a sauna!!
A quick shower and change and then downstairs again for a magical dinner. This hotel has a great reputation for it's restaurant and it's well deserved. From the beautifully presented amuse bouche when we sat down we knew we were in for a treat - and we weren't disappointed...
Then...back to the room again, and still boiling hot!! We considered going back downstairs and sleeping next to the pool but there were too many mosquitoes around. In the end, we settled for soaking towels in cool water and sleeping wrapped in them, getting up every half hour or so to re-soak them.
Please Le Resinier - if you read this, you are so close to getting an Excellent rating - just go and buy some cheap fans and put them in the rooms!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Le Resinier Le Barp, France - Aquitaine