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“Worth Being Out of Town”
Review of Hotel La Garance

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Hotel La Garance
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bedoin
Certificate of Excellence
Prescott, Arizona
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Worth Being Out of Town”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

La Garance is worth being about 5K out of Bedoin in the small town of Ste. Colombe. As others have said Johanna and Gaston (golden retriever/??) are great hosts welcoming you when you arrive. We were hot and tired, fresh off our bikes and Johanna offered us cold drinks while she had someone make sure our room was ready for us. The room itself was quite large for a 2** and had a small sofa as well as the bed.

Johanna had already made reservations for us at the Restaurant Colombe, which was fortunate because we later discovered that all tables were reserved that night. The meal was excellent and will be detailed in a separate review.

The petite dejeuner in the courtyard the next morning was excellent. As others have said this is a perfect location for cyclists doing Mont Ventoux, but it is an excellent stop for anyone looking to get out of the noise and hustle of the bigger towns.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

A nice small hotel 4 km from Bedoin in a small village called Saint
Colombo on the main road to Mt Ventoux. We arrived totally exhausted from our cycle tour and were warmly welcomed by Johanna the Director. la Garance is well located for cyclists and gives them a hearty breakfast and is very accommodating to them. It has a lovely pool, nice bedrooms with modern decor and lovely gardens and friendly staff.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our 3rd stay at Hotel La Garance and it gets better every stay. The manager, Johanna is kind, helpful and it feels as though she is welcoming you to her own beautiful home when you arrive. Under her management the hotel has been steadily improved - new and updated rooms and bathrooms, improved pool deck and gardens. The spot is idyllic. It is surrounded by fields and vineyards and always under the watchful eye of Mt. Ventoux. We arrived in the early afternoon after climbing the mountain from Sault and Joanna treated us to a chilled pitcher of Cote de Ventoux rose. The hotel's mascot, Gaston, a huge golden retriever, kept us company among the roses in the front garden and we watched the cyclists on their way up and speeding down Ventoux. As others have said, the rooms are simple and clean, the breakfast is larger than any other we've had in hotels in Provence - meat, cheese, boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, fresh squeezed juice, coffee, and of course bread and pastries. The terrace and pool are delightful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

A group of seven cyclists riding Mont Ventoux. Johanna took all our requests in her stride. The rooms are spacious with new bathrooms. There is a comprehensive continental breakfast available on a shady terrace. Gaston the resident long haired setter is very welcoming. Can't recommend this hotel enough as an ideal base for riding.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

A great spot to explore Mt Ventoux. The hotel is about 3km into the ascent of Ventoux so you can either leave from the hotel or head down into town to stretch your legs and then climb back up again.

The hotel rooms are fairly basic, as was the continental breakfast - but both are fine and the warmth of the hospitality, the general cleanliness and location of the hotel make up for this. A dip in the outdoor pool after a huge ride up Ventoux and Sault was most welcome. We ate at Basta e Pasta in town (Bedoin) one evening which was great and can recommend this for a meal, the night before the ride.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Mazan, France
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

A fabulous location for those wishing to bicycle around Bedoin and Mt Ventoux. Very friendly, very well managed.
Rooms are charming and well decorated. In an old farm house with pool and a marvellous covered terrace were we had breakfast.
Breakfast was delicious and copious.
Then for dinner you are 5 min to Bedoin with lots of excellent restaurants

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ancaster
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

One of our favorite places on our recent bike trip through Provence. A real discovery! Fantastic casual atmosphere, good place to meet people and exchange experiences. Quite unpretentious, but with a lot of simple grace of typical Provençal farmhouse. Clean rooms,basic bathrooms,overall impression of being a guest to the family house not a hotel.
One of the best restaurants we came across,just on the other side of the street. Good bakery next corner. Two separate morning tower bells marking the time, so you have to like to wake up to the sound of ringing bells!
If going back to this area we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel La Garance
Address: Sainte Colombe, 84410 Bedoin, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Bedoin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bedoin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Garance 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Garance is surrounded by vinyards, olive-and cherry trees. We offer shaded gardens and a swimmingpool with an exceptional view on the Mont Ventoux. A real paradise as starting point for hiking and cycling. ... more   less 
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