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“Very comfortable base for Luberon”
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Les Olivettes
Wamboin
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“Very comfortable base for Luberon”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at Les Olivettes and found it a very comfortable house in which to stay. It is in fact a number of separate apartments that have been tastefully renovated most having some kitchen facilities but able to share the well equipped kitchen of the house. Each apartment has its own courtyard in which to sit and have a pleasant drink or meal if you've become satiated with the excellent restaurants of the town. The complex is a short stroll into the village which is what we did most evenings when going to a restaurant or to get provisions. Like most villages parking is anissue at peak times so having a safe park so close was a plus. The grounds as the name implies planted to well established olive trees and has a nice pool.
Our hosts Elisabeth and Joseph live nearby and were there to meet us and to helpfully explain facilities , like cooking, restaurants, washing machines and a real bonus a Netspresso which deliver great coffee to go with the morning rolls they deliver each day. The common lounge room has a wonderful view back to Lourmarin framed in a large window and our hosts have provided a great collection of reference books of the area to help plan trips , walks etc. We would happily return if planning another holiday in the region.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Placerville, California
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stayed for a week in September 2012 in the La Zidane apartment. It was an unique setting on the top floor of Les Olivettes. Open air living area with kitchenette gave us sense of living like a local by shopping the market and cooking simple meals there. Even when mistral blew a bit it was cozy and could be made weather tight. Very quiet with a fabulous view of Lourmarin from main salon in house.Received wonderful recommendations from Elizabeth about the area attractions, restaurants and cultural events. Bread basket every morning to go with our coffee! So many wonderful places to visit on day trips to other villages, hiking, history, markets etc. Not to be missed are the musical concerts at the Chateau and the wonderful wine shop in the Chateau's cellar. We came to greatly appreciate the wine of the Luberon region. Elizabeth has a bounty of local reference books and be sure to purchase the guide book published by Elizabeth's friends Bob & Sue Winn that use to live in Lourmarin. The suggestions and directions in that book are invaluable. We greatly appreciate Elizabeth's assistance in helping us with some car problems. She helped us turn the situation from lemons to lemonade. We hope to return some day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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68 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a very good location to visit the area.
The property is beautiful and well taken care of.
The owners are great people who were always helpful.

The rooms have a mini kitchen that added value to our stay.
We were able to shop fresh food around (there is a market everyday in one of the surrounding towns). You can relax by the pool and rest.

However, if you're looking for hotel amenities like bed made daily,fresh towels and daily maid service, this is not for you. It is not part of the package.
You are responsible for your own cleaning and washing your towels.
There is a washer and dryer on the property.
Some basic cleaning is provided mid-week if you stay a full week, but no new towels...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed at Les Olivettes in September 12. It totally exceeded our expectations. Great directions to get there, wonderful welcome, well appointed room with a superb view of the village, serene gardens, fantastic common room and kitchen. The pool was crisp and refreshing after a day exploring. We thoroughly enjoyed the terrific company (and the wine) in the evenings with the other guests. Les Olivettes delivered in bucketloads and was the highlight of our European holiday. The location is wonderful and perfectly positioned for a strolll into the village and for day trips in the regions. Travelling tips from the hosts were also very welcome.Thank you to Elizabeth, Joseph, Willa and Barry, we have wonderful memories.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Great location, lovely house with delightful gardens, tables in the shadeof olive trees, there was perfume of beautiful flowers and bubbling of fountains. A large pool with a plenty of sun loungers for relaxing. The sun was on the pool until late which was wonderful after a day out site seeing.
Breakfast of croissant and bread arrived at our door very day by 8 am. Our hosts, Elizabeth and Jo were helpful, welcoming and friendly.
A great 10 days visiting the Lubon area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2012

We just had the pleasure of spending a week at Les Olivettes. The setting was simply magical, and the warmth and hospitality of Elizabeth and Joseph made it even better. The views, surroundings and inn exceeded our expectations in every way. The place is, in fact, better than the pictures promise. From the lovely garden to the morning croissants, every detail was wonderful (without any pretension or fussiness). We ate on the terrace every morning and enjoyed spectacular views of the village and chateau. We had our 9 month old in tow, and Elizabeth and Joseph even took extra measures to ensure the baby was happy---Leaving a baby cot with a sweet little blanket in our room, and even offering to have baby food on hand for us when our flight was delayed. They made our stay simply wonderful, and i can't say enough good things.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely, quiet and wholly separate from the others. You can only see other guests in th...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

My wife and I just completed a 10 night stay at Les Olivettes and it was everything that we expected and more. Our room (Le Pastis) was spacious and the view from the terrace of the village and chateau was spectacular. Our room was adjacent to the common room where we could easily get the delicious espresso and croissants every morning. We used the town of Lourmarin (it is the prettiest of all the villages) as a central base to explore the many areas of interest in Provence and returned to Les Olivettes in the late afternoon so we could enjoy the comforts of the farmhouse and the beauty of the grounds. In the evening, it was a short five minute walk into the village where we had dinner at the many restaurants.

However, what really made Les Olivettes special was our hostess, Elizabeth. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to meet Joseph who was in the United States at the time. Elizabeth is a delightful person who is warm, charming, and gracious. She made us feel at home and was so kind to answer our many questions with keen insight of the places that we wanted to visit. She always went the extra mile to make sure that our stay at Les Olivettes would be a memorable one and she succeeded in doing so.

We look forward to our next trip to Provence and our next stay at Les Olivettes. We would not even think of staying anywhere else. Les Olivettes est magnifique!

Room Tip: The view of the village and chateau from Le Pastis is excellent.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Les Olivettes Hotel Lourmarin

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