I stayed in Bastidoun Chambre d'hotes for more than one night in summer 2010.
The house is located 3 km far from Le Beausset village, withing a wonderful hill sorrounded by large vineyards and woods. I really appreciated the charming atmosphere and silence of the place (it seems really isolated, far from the noisy and turistic destinations). Furthermore it is a good starting point to visit the area (Var department). Nice seaside towns (e.g. Bandol, Sanary sur Mer, St Cyr sur Mer, Cassis) as well as historic sites (e.g. Le Castellet) are within short distance. Car is necessary to reach the house and a gps is recommended at least the first time you go this place and in the night (anyway information on the bb's website was quite clear).
The owners are very kind and helpful.
The house is in typical Provencial style, with a small swimming pool outside, a large garden and tables where breakfast is served and picnic can be arranged.
My room was quite small and just under the roof: which made it really hot compared to the external climate (which was fresh in the night). Although we were provided with a ventilator, we still felt hot during the night. In our opinion, air conditioned should be installed in the rooms. Furthermore other details are improvable (e.g. breakfast is very basic) compared to other chambres d'hotes I visited.
If you stay for more than 1 night, it's a good deal related to the prices of the region: just be aware there's no air conditioned in summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Between Provence and Cote d'Azur, quiet, a Provencal Bastide (XIX century) of 1 hectare with a swimming pool. 4 Personalized rooms with shower, private toilet, hair dryer, mini bar, TV, Wifi ...Classified 3 *** Quality Tourism Between coast and hinterland of the Var, vineyard of Bandol, creeks of Cassis, medieval village of Le Castellet, Paul Ricard circuit; Bastidoun will become the ideal starting point for many activities, such as the wine route and olive oils, long walks, the beach ......... It is in this enchanting setting, we suggest you stay. Recommended by the Routard. Rates: 70 € to 100 € the night, the room including breakfast for 2 people, depending on season and room. ... more less