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“Charming boutique hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Bastide de Boulbon
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boulbon
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Charming boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

This charming hotel in the quiet village of Boulbon is fantastic for exploring Provence. The owners were exceptionally helpful with suggestions on the best locations to visit and eat during our three day stay. Our room was on the top floor with views over the landscape gardens and heated swimming pool - even our bathroom had a view.

We took the option to have dinner in the hotel two nights of our stay and were not disappointed with mouth watering steak on the menu along with some good quality local wines. The weather was still warm enough in the evenings to eat outdoors with candle lit tables in the garden. There is also the bonus of great onsite parking.

A wonderful sanctuary to return to after exploring the villages of Provence for a swim and quiet drink before dinner. A great place to stay for anyone visiting the area. Worth more than three stars.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Heather T
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

Very nice 3 star hotel: quiet, confortable, clean and charming. Very convenient location to access all expressive villages and cities in Provence. We spent there eleven wonderful & pleasant days, enjoying kindness of Marie-Claire & Jan, owners and dedicated managers in assisting all guests requisitions. We strongly recommend La Bastide de Boulbon!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NLS2448
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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

We could not thank Mary Claire and Jan, the owners, more for their kindness and helpfulness. We did not stay here, but we ate here 3 times--2 fabulous dinners and one wonderful breakfast/lunch. We were staying at a local villa and could not find it--so we stopped to ask directions. They not only called to get us guidance to our villa, they got a map and showed us places to take day trips, lent us golf clubs to chip around with and helped us find wine to drink. They showed us the rooms, which were beautifully done. The location was quiet and the entire hotel was very clean, well landscaped and comforable. We hope we can get back to this area, when we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mason13
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seattle, wa
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Great location (approx. 20-25 min to Avignon) offering a quiet stay in a "nice and sleepy" village (Boulbon) that is centrally located to exploring Provence.

The hotel itself is immaculate and well run. Rooms are nicely furnished and large. Bathrooms are spacious and clean. Grounds are beautifully maintained. Secure, easy parking. Meals (bkfst & dinner) are wonderful. Service by owners and staff are first class. Bed a bit firm, by US standards?

We used La Bastide to explore the immediate areas around Parc des Alpilles, as well as day trips to Orange, Pont du Gard, Arles, the villages of Luberon, etc.. Very convenient and central location. Close to Avignon for dinner, if one desires to explore other dining options.
Asked and received numerous ideas for places to visit, and dining out options. Provided with detailed maps showing routes w. suggestions of restaurants, even!

We stayed four nights and completely enjoyed our stay. We would definitely go back and highly recommend La Bastide to others.

Room Tip: We asked via e-mail during our reservation process and was recommended a superior room on the first...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SSeattle_WA
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UK
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

There is no denying the gounds and building are beautiful, set in a lovely village and well located for accessing the many towns and sights in the region. However we were left feeling a little disappointed with the standard of service we received. We knew about the extra charges for breakfast and pool towels before we went and this did not concern us, but given that the high cost of the modest sized room excludes these extras we expected a good level of service, at the very least. All too often it seemed we had to track down one of the owners to make simple requests, for a drink, a towel or to make a dinner reservation. Maybe we were spoilt at the places we stayed earlier on our travels but there was an air of complacency here that disappointed us. The evening meal was of a good standard but we agree with the previous reviewer who noted the somewhat stuffy, unrelaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank barneyUk
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jiediem, Propriétaire at La Bastide de Boulbon, responded to this review, 13 October 2011
Thank you for the positive comments you gave!
Concerning the 3 euro pool-towel charge. Once again : no matter how many times you ask for a new towel you only pay 3 euros once.
Why? It's a service we are not supposed to give being a 3 star hotel and in order to maintain our basic prices and room prices (which haven't changed over the last 4 years), we do ask sometimes something in return for extra services we didn’t give before. Besides, guests who take breakfast or dinner don't get charged for this towels. So if you have had dinner, I don’t think we charged you ..
We prefer to charge separately for breakfast rather then adding it to the room prices. So people who don't feel like taking breakfast don't have to pay for a service they don't get.
In our opinion this is the most democratic offer and generally accepted.
Anyway, for this ”extra ” 15euros we serve “to the table” : coffee, tea, chocolate milk, muesli, regular and chocolate croissants, baguette, home-made bread, two kinds of self-made jam, honey, cheese, ham, eggs, fresh yoghurt, fresh fruit..
About the service : We don't like to come across towards guest they HAVE to spend in our hotel. People are here to relax and come for the peace.
Having someone hopping around while you are relaxing, asking every 10 min. if you need a drink, need to make a reservation, etc... we think would be very disturbing.
Again, thanks for the good comments and your stay. We sincerely hope you're future holidays will be more satisfying.
All the best,
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Property: La Bastide de Boulbon
Address: Rue de l'Hotel de Ville, 13150 Boulbon, France
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Region: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Boulbon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boulbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — La Bastide de Boulbon 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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