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Les Olivettes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

It is not possible to extol the, virtues of Les Olivettes more than the writers below. Just imagine staying at a near picture- perfect house in Provence, and you have Les Ollivettes with it's fruit and olive trees, lovely swimming pool and patio with a gas and charcoal barbeque, if you so have a mind, and a view of Lourmarin and the valley to die for.
Our unit Le Genet, was tastefully decorated and had a kitchenette. It has a tiny TV and an anachronistic cassette player. As stated, a fresh baguette and croissants are delivered to each of the six units each morning. Elizabeth is cordial and helpful. Where is Joseph?
Laundry and a larger kitchen are both off the main common area, which has a lap-top for all to use as well as Wi-Fi. Our room had a lovely patio with a breath taking view of
town a 1/4 mile away. However, this view comes at the expense on some road noise, which you can avoid by asking far a room facing the pool.
Quit bucolic and romantic.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CMoss13
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

We recently spent two weeks at the B&B Les Olivettes (late March/early April 2011). The house, with its six apartments, is situated in a very pleasant olive grove with a delightful view of Lourmarin, a five-minute walk away. Elizabeth gave us a warm welcome (Joe was away in the States at the time) and showed us around the house with its attractive and spacious common room, kitchen/laundry, and terraces. We stayed in "Le Voltaire" and found its well-equipped kitchenette very convenient and its comfortable bed very restful. Every morning a delicious basket of croissants and baguette appeared outside our door. Elizabeth's many kindnesses and extensive knowledge of the region, combined with the special ambiance of Les Olivettes, made us feel so relaxed and "at home" that we didn't want to leave when the time came. The village is well suited to please visitors, with many good eating establishments and attractive shops in addition to its traditional charms, Friday market, and year-round life. It is also conveniently located for day trips to many other villages and towns and for hiking. We have traveled many times to Europe and Les Olivettes is an outstanding accommodation. We plan to return at our first opportunity.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Mary271230
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

I spent a wonderful 5 days at this cute and well situated B&B (on the outskirts of Lourmarin-- easy walking distance to the village). My room was comfortable, with a little terrace perfect for breakfast and an extremely well equipped kitchenette. The pool was relaxing and clean (and there was a ping pong table that we never used, but looked fun). The owners were helpful with restaurant recommendations, etc. I definitely would return here again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Judy1961_10
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Olivettes_Provence, Owner at Les Olivettes, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2011

We'd like to thank all our reviewers for the kind and positive words, and we hope you all come back to Les Olivettes soon! We enjoy meeting you, and have made many friends over the years, and we really appreciate the way that our guests seem to enjoy Les Olivettes, Lourmarin and Provence so much. Merci beaucoup, et à très bientôt! Joe & Elizabeth

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Reviewed July 11, 2010

This was our 2nd time at Les Olivettes, the first time in 2007. We rented the same suite, Zidane which has most of it's living space outside (Bedroom, bathroom and small sitting space is inside). We love this one when we know it's going to be hot out. Wouldn't recommend that particular suite for off season. Les Olivettes is equipped with everything you could need and Elizabeth was just adding Wifi when we left. Staying here is always so relazing, perfect location. We love the breakfast delivery in the morning, hard to beat croissants and pain au chocolate first thing in the morning. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Shoechick
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

Elisabeth, you know how to make Provence accessible and heart-meltingly lovely for your guests. From the lilies in the common area to the basked of fresh breads outside our door each morning, to the N'Espresso machine, to the beautiful views, lovely private spaces, and perfect walk into Lourmarin, you have a great place in a great location with all the right stuff for a perfect stay.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

Les Olivettes is a wonderful retreat within walking distance of Lourmarin and has the comfort, style and many of the amenities one might expect of a highly rated establishment. It is beautifully decorated and each apartment has its own special character. Every morning croissants and baguettes were delivered from a nearby boulangerie and there were always suggestions for things to see and do if needed. Meeting others in the common room each evening and sharing impressions of the amazing Luberon was a lovely way to wind down the day's activities. A guest computer was also a great bonus for many guests. Elizabeth always seems to anticipate her guests' needs and meets their expectations very well. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and hope to return someday.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HomedicMunes
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

Given other reviews, it is difficult to find additional words to describe Les Olivettes. It provides extremely comfortable accommodations in an excellent setting. The views are outstanding; its location is only five minutes ( walking) from town and provides easy access to other tourist sites; and Lourmarin has to be one of the best small towns in which to stay in Provence. Don't miss the Friday market!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Les Olivettes

Address: Draille de Lautin | Avenue Henri Bosco, 84160 Lourmarin, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Luberon > Lourmarin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Lourmarin
Price Range: $147 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Les Olivettes is a converted Provencale Farmhouse offering luxury rentals of studio and one-bedroom apartments with unique and spectacular views. Located in the lively & charming village of Lourmarin, it's a great home-base for touring the Luberon and the other major attractions of Provence. ... more   less 
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