We visited Julien and Carole's farmhouse hotel for 6 nights in July and had the most amazing holiday we could have asked for.
The hosts were gracious and generous, the food was delicious, the wine flowed freely and the pool was beautiful. Julien's family welcomed us and made it an amazing time for the adults and our 3 year old.
Despite my ambitions to explore the local restaurants we couldn't resist eating in every night and were never disappointed. The long, warm evenings felt like stepping back into (an admittedly Instagram-worthy) childhood, with good adult conversation between guests from around the world and free range kids making fast friends with Julien's brood and the other hotel guests. Such evenings seem to be in short supply in today's modern age.
I couldn't help but notice the negative review immediately below from a guest who stayed at the same time that we did. Relaxing by the lovely pool I happened to overhear the conversation on the lawn between that guest and Julien where Julien was informed they would be cutting short their stay as they did not like the food. Suffice to say, the customer is not always right and Julien was more gracious than I would have been. Each to their own, and perhaps it was not the right place for those particular guests. But it must be very difficult to pour your heart and soul into your accommodation and food and then receive negative feedback and an unfair review that stays on your site forever. Luckily for Julien I think he is fairly thick skinned and certainly has enough happy guests over the years that he could just rely on word of mouth and still be fully booked.
Stay here if you would like simple but elegant accommodation, lovely and plentiful home cooking and to share the real life of a family and mingle with other guests. Just relax and go with the flow as each night will be a bit different. It may not be the best choice for an exclusive romantic weekend to enjoy solely your own company, but that's not the point. We will most certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Familly farm in the middle of Provence in front of Luberon Near Gordes Roussillon Isle sur sorgue and many village of Provence Come to try our cooking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sous l`Olivier Hotel Lagnes