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Auberge de la Providence

le Bourg, 63680 Saint-Donat France
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Auberge de la Providence is a small cosy hotel-restaurant in the Parc Regional des Volcans in the Massive Central, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France. A superb area for walking, cycling, ATB, biking, and minutes away from the large wintersports area, Superbesse/Le Mont Dore. Parapenters have a large choice of jump off points, accesible by road or cable car. In the many streams and crater lakes there are excellent (fly) fishing opportunities. The Spa resorts La Bourboule and Le Montdore are less than 30 minutes away. From the terrace there is a beautiful view of the Puy de Sancy, the highest mountain in the Massive Central. Auberge the la Providence reopened its doors 2010, after a thorough renovation of all the rooms with new bathrooms, insulation, decoration and comfortable furniture.We aim to create a homely atmosphere in which our guests feel completely at ease. We'll be happy to advise you on the different walking routes and other activites. Alternatively, we have a sunny garden with deck chairs for a relaxing day.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Dutch, German
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Topsw wrote a review Jan 2017
26 contributions6 helpful votes
What the English would call a quaint pub with rooms. Set in a quiet village on the "Main Street" (very little traffic) opposite the church. Our stay was at the end of the summer season and on a day the restaurant was closed so we ate in the bar - passable fair and beer!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from AubergeProvidence, Propriétaire at Auberge de la Providence
Responded 25 Jan 2017
Dear sir, Even though I'm not English, I doubt that 'pub with rooms' is a good description of our auberge. The direct translation of 'Auberge' is 'Inn', and that is exactly what we are: A small cozy hotel with only 4 rooms, a familiar atmosphere and a restaurant with fresh homemade dishes. We do have a bar, but this is mostly for the enjoyment of our hotel guests. Out of season we hardly receive any customers for drinks only, so 'pub with rooms' really doesn't fit the bill in our view. I realize that the words Pub, Inn, Tavern etc. are nowadays almost interchangeable, but I want to correct the notion that we are mainly a bar that just happens to have a few rooms to accommodate people who stay out too late. It's quite the opposite! We are a small hotel in a beautiful touristically attractive area where most guests come to stay for multiple days hiking, fishing, enjoying the scenery or skiing in winter. And yes, for these guests we also have a cozy bar with good music and a broad selection of beers (Belgian Leffe on draught, otherwise Guinness, Brewdog, Hoegaarden etc.), whiskeys and other beverages. Also, the restaurant was not closed! It was just that you seemed to be enjoying yourself playing darts and drinking beers in the bar so I proposed to serve you your diner there as well. It is true, I recall you were our only guests at the time, so the restaurant would have been less cozy with only one table occupied. We serve the same 'fare' irrespective whether our guests eat in the bar or in the restaurant. I recall (we don't get many English guests, so I tend to remember them!) we had lengthy conversations about your motor trip through France and our life in the French countryside. You were all very positive and complimentary about the rooms, the food and the drinks So, we were honestly speaking a bit surprised to read this quite average review written more than 3 months after your stay with us.. Regards
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Frank_Zwe wrote a review Aug 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands2 contributions
We stopped here for a lunch and we were surprised by the top quality food. All home made, and they could perfectly deal with the food-allergies of my partner. Friendly service in a family atmosphere. Definably worth the visit
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mimi K wrote a review Jun 2015
France113 contributions33 helpful votes
We spent two nights at Auberge de la Providence and really loved this little hotel in the tiny mountain village of Saint-Donat. The room was clean and comfortable and brightly decorated. WiFi is adequate and the towels soft. It was very convenient to have the bar and restaurant on site. Our hosts were very nice and helpful with suggestions of nearby sites.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
CharlieBRS wrote a review May 2015
Canada70 contributions14 helpful votes
I visited with a Normandy-Auvergne exchange last week! Had a meal with Mireille amd Thierry then again with the all group on saturday before driving back. The both times we have been received as friends. We have been served the best food ever. I had my first Truffade ever! I can't say how much I am amazed by the job done by 2 people only! I mean it was 54 of us on sat lunch! And we had the best time on front of the fire place! Great host in a great place in a great little village in a great french region. Thank you again!
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
Francis T wrote a review Jul 2014
Guelph, Ontario115 contributions40 helpful votes
My wife and I arrived at the Auberge de la Providence in Saint Donat in Auvergne after a very long stressful trip driving from Lugano in Switzerland. We arrived much later than we expected, about 9pm. We were hungry but did not think that we would be able to eat that night. Eric, Caroline, Charlie and Truus made us very welcome and told us that we could have dinner as soon as we were ready. Little did I think that we would eat one of the best meals we had eaten in a long time (including some fancy places in Switzerland). The lentil soup was amazingly tasty. Our salad came straight from the garden. The beer I drank was from Belgium but even better than beers I had in Belgium a few weeks earlier. The Inn itself has 4 bedrooms, simple and very comfortable. Each bedroom has a name from mountain ranges in Nepal and Pakistan (our room was called Caucasus; others Himalaya, Karakorum, and Hindu Kush). The evening we arrived was rainy, misty and dark. We thought we had landed in a Wuthering Heights look alike. It had the same atmosphere of mystery. We want to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2014
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All the four rooms are lovely. This Inn is in a small mountain village. It's very quiet....
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auberge de la Providence
Which popular attractions are close to Auberge de la Providence?
Nearby attractions include Lac Chauvet (3.8 km), Aux Fromages d'Auvergne (7.7 km), and Lac Du Môle (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Auberge de la Providence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Auberge de la Providence?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Auberge de la Providence?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Auberge de la Providence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Creperie Chez La Jeanne, Auberge du Taraffet, and Le Christiana.
Is Auberge de la Providence located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Saint-Donat.
Are pets allowed at Auberge de la Providence?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Auberge de la Providence offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Auberge de la Providence?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.