Called me old-fashioned but Zebra-themed bedrooms and bathrooms with chandeliers perched in perspex boxes at the end of the bath in the Gard, perhaps the most rustic and rugged of French departements, seems, well, off, ill-judged....which is a pity because the place is run by lovely people and the restaurant, despite the mildly theatrical presentation which gets in the way of wonderfully creative and genuinely delicious food, is exceptional. Maybe, like the "amuse bouche" fancy French restaurants insist on presenting, a weird sort of " see- how-clever-I-am vanity, it's a flourish I just don't get. But, like game lodges in Africa with crystal chandeliers, it seems a trend too far when the region's native architecture, its materiel, is so exceptional and unique. But don't let me put you off. Stay here if only for the food. And it is comfortable and friendly and well-run.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charm and elegance between Provence and Languedoc. The Aparis family has welcomed guests since 1989 in the medieval village of Collias. The Hostellerie Le Castellas is a group of 17th century buildings, restored in the manner of the stones of Vers Pont du Gard and the delightful style of the Languedoc region. Each room is individually decorated in a variety of styles from art deco to art nouveau and even baroque. A touch of modern comfort completes each one. Two magnificent stone vaulted lounge rooms open on to the zen shady garden planted with a variety of species. Below this garden, a swimming pool with jacuzzi is an invitation to calm and relaxation. Here the word pleasure takes on its full meaning as everything is designed for the well being and enjoyment of our guests. Areas for relaxation, original or charming details form a brilliant combination of materials, colours and light. In this utter haven of peace and gourmet pleasures, the Hostellerie Le Castellas welcomes you for an idyllic stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostellerie Le Castellas Collias