we booked this hotel through the "Mr & Mrs Smith" group who deal in exclusive boutique hotels. We were really looking forward to the experience . When we arrived, although it was difficult to find, we were surprised by the location. We were expecting the hotel to be snuggly situated in a quiet location "tranquility" is a favourite word advertised with the property, but unfortunately its situated on an extremely narrow road with no parking available.
We were greeted by the general manager who took us on the tour of the property. I for one was unimpressed with the dark, damp oppressive atmosphere of the entire building. There was no welcoming warmth to the place. There is a communal kitchen where the local (apparently excellent) chef comes to cook for guests but unfortunately we didn`t get to experience his wares as we were told they were fully booked for the next 2 nights !! talk about feeling unloved !! We were supposed to be staying for 3 nights but we cut it short, partly because we had to have dinner from the nearby Macdonalds restaraunt !!
Our suite was enormous, but with no air con we had to have all the windows wide open , it was then we realised just how lively the narrow road was at 05.45 when the bins were emptied, then swiftly followed by various van drivers, deliveries etc......not at all tranquil !!
Although our suite was large, it was tired. The tiles in the bathroom were dirty and the grouting mouldy. The wifi only worked in the bedroom. We could hear conversations from the reception area too !
The plunge pool was cold but clean and very refreshing !! The honesty bar was a dissapointment as they only had wines or beers.No spirits or mixers.
The breakfast was alarmingly average considering the price they charge ! The home made fig jam was tasteless. I was however very impressed with the tea bags....a very fine metal mesh bag.....tasty & unusual.
The village of Herepian is really a land that time forgot ! There is absolutely nothing of interest to see or do, we walked around it in 10 minutes flat !
We cut our stay short, leaving us out of pocket by over 250 euros but we really couldn`t face another night there.The receptionist was truly horrified that we were leaving early saying she had never had a guest leave early...we doubted that very much !
We would not recommend a stay here , the place is marketed as a retreat & haven ,.....we`ve had more peaceful nights sleep in travelodge thankyou !!.
- Also Known As:
- Couvent d`Herepian Hotel
- Couvent d`Herepian Hotel Herepian
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A gentle refuge cradled in ancient stone in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc. For lovers of romantic and sensual contemplations. Thirteen luxurious suites offer a refined haven - a perfect getaway for two. A 17th century former convent where soul mates can retreat. Enjoy the pleasures of local cuisine. Taste the exquisite wines of which the Languedoc is so wonderfully successful. Take the time for a natural treatment in the Garrigae spa. ... more less
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