First I want to thank our host and his wife for taking such good care of us from beginning to end. Our friends cancelled two weeks before our trip because of an emergency. We were so crazed that we called at 2 am to make sure that we had a room! The host took it all in stride. He suggested a hotel in Avignon for our first night as he was booked and gave us a room for the rest of our stay. Having never been to this part of Provence we were concerned but glad to save our trip.
The hotel is well located in the middle of the center of town. Be careful because the gps may take you through streets too narrow for your car. You can pull up in front from the other direction. Your car will be taken to a garage for safekeeping and brought back when you need it. Do not plan to arrive or leave during the morning of the Sunday or Thursday market as it is in front of and surrounding this hotel!
Our room was on the third floor and there is no elevator. If you have trouble with steps let the host know and I am sure he will accommodate you. The hotel is beautiful and very clean. Our room was a great piece of the top floor and it was huge with a shower, sink, table, chairs and king size bed. There was also a huge balcony overlooking the courtyard.Breakfast is served in the morning in the courtyard. The decor is south of France with touches of Myanmar. Beautiful colors, art and modern furniture on tiled floors. There is an adjacent store and gallery as the owner represents several artists.
Most important our host laid out our trip and made all of our restaurant reservations . Many, many thanks. I always defer to someone who knows the area and your recommendations were all excellent making our trip far more relaxing. I should add that my husband is not a great traveler so the help was greatly appreciated.
My only suggestion is to allow guests to put food in the downstairs kitchen and to be able to bring food in or pay to have someone cook a dinner. Sometimes it's nice not to have to go out.
I should also mention that this is a charming town, the little Venice of Provence and a major antiques center. It also seems that several merchants are retired from other careers and from different parts of the world making an interesting, diverse and quietly cosmopolitan center. There are excellent restaurants , wine bars and a large Super U, the major grocery store. This is a good home base for touring Provence and Maison Sur La Sorgue elegant, private and well run.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boutique Hotel La Maison Sur La Sorgue and its hosts offer you charming suites in a former private mansion in the heart of l' Isle sur la Sorgue.You enter by an unassuming door, which opens into a serie of cool rooms through wich you glimpse a verdant garden laid out on the banks of the Sorgue river under a majestic Sycamore.We eargely await you, and rest at your disposal to help you organize your stay in Provence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Maison Sur La Sorgue Hotel l`Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue
- La Maison Sur Sorgue