We stayed for a week at this hotel in the last week of August in a family suite ("L'OUSTAU DE JEANNETTE ").
A nice spot. The hotel is located in the centre of Cabrieres, a village in the hills about 10 miles north-east of Nimes. The village is quiet and quaint with a little old quarter and a couple of shops. There is not much through traffic. It is a short walk from the village centre to beautiful countryside on the edge of the Gard Massif and gorge. Avignon, Nimes and Uzes are all a short drive away as is the Roman Pont Du Gard (the canoe trip is well worth while)
Hotel grounds and building
Delightful. The hotel comprises a collection of buildings, all old and beautiful to look at. The website photographs give a very fair impression. The grounds are rambling and flower-filled. The main swimming pool and dining area in particular is a lovely spot. Breakfast and dinner are taken outside near the pool. The whole effect is lovely and very romantic.
Four swimming pools including a big general pool, linked kid's pool, adult pool and a fourth What The Hell Let's Build Another Pool ;-)
There is free Wi Fi though it does not extend to the hotel rooms (walls too thick!) and was a bit flakey on my iphone. It works fine around the pool area thoughl.
Indoor dining room in case of bad weather - nice enough though not needed when we were there.
Underground parking in a sort of cavern. Perfectly useable but there is a small extra charge and we found the road parking nearby was fine. There is also apparently free parking in the hotel grounds but we didn't use it.
We booked a familiy suite which comprised the ground and first floor of part of one of the rambling little buildings in the grounds. A pleasant little shady outside terrace for sitting (with free figs from the tree). Main living room - decent size and tastefully furnished with wooden floors. Separate curtained-off double bed area. Main bedroom - big and comfy. Upstairs second bedroom. Powerful air con for the ground floor.
Couple of minor gripes: air con does not really extend to upstairs so the second bedroom can get very warm. Two bathrooms but only one shower can be used at the same time due to temperature/pressure issues. Comfy for the five of us (parents + three children) but might a bit crowded if all the beds were used.
Useful good sized fridge.
Note that the suite is adjacent to a small road - though this was not a problem at all since the traffic is very light and nothing can be heard through the window when it is closed.
Overall - very pleasant accomodation and met our expectations.
Excellent. The setting is superb (see above) and dinner was of a very high standard, plenty of variety and excellent, prompt and friendly service. The lime sorbet was quite delicious. Our family has a variety of food/allergy issues and the hotel did their best to accomodate us. There was the occasional slip-up but nothing serious and they certainly tried hard .The only slight annoyance was discovering at the end that tea and coffee are not included in the Half Board tariff for dinner. Personally I think they should be included.
Breakfast is buffet style and generous. The pastries were fresh and tasty.
Friendly and helpful to a fault. The owners are two brothers, one of whom speaks excellent English and it is clear that they have put a huge amount of effort into the hotel. The waiting staff were patient and friendly. The receptionist speaks excellent English and was also very helpful.
Overall a lovely hotel in a lovely setting. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'Enclos des Lauriers Roses is located in Cabrieres, a small picturesque village at the flank of a hill in the Roman Provence. Its 1200 inhabitants live peacefully in the rhythm of the seasons. Situated at a distance of 15 kms from Nimes, 16 kms from Uzes, 30 kms from Avignon and 40 kms from the Mediterranean beaches or Luberon, Cabrieres is surrounded by vinyards, apricot trees, olives and almond trees, not to forget the thousands of hectares of a landscape called the "garrigue" where wild lavenders, rosemary and thyme grow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l Enclos Des Lauriers Roses