A friend suggested we stay here because it was close to their home in Le Tholonet. I had read an acceptable review in Fodors, so decided to change our reservations from the Hotel Cezanne in Aix proper - the worst decision of our entire, fabulous vacation.
The room we were in obviously hadn't been opened in several months. I knew there was no air conditioning, but there were no screens on the windows and no way to get cross ventilation. It was about 95 degrees the night we stayed there, so trying to sleep inside a small, hot, room with the doors closed was useless. The bed was uncomfortable and there were all manner of bugs in the bathroom. Imagine having to hose down the tub to rid it of spiders and a millipede before rinsing off with the hand-held shower.
We decided we couldn't stay the second night we had booked and you should have seen the show the daughter put on, only to be followed by a better and louder one by her mother. A third woman joined in and it was like being in a swarm of angry bees. They yelled, they screamed, the pulled out the fax I had sent to book the rooms (their internet "was down" and they couldn't respond to my email - I should have known then and there). A well-rehearsed routine, no doubt - this must have happened hundreds of times before.
I assumed that something must have happened to the place over the past year to make it so unappealing, but the other review makes me realize that this has been going on a while.
Don't make the same mistake that we did, please.
- Also Known As:
- Mas De La Bertrande Beaurecueil, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France