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“A quiet place to stay, but eat elsewhere”
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La Desirade
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint-Desirat
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“A quiet place to stay, but eat elsewhere”
Reviewed 1 June 2010

Lovely, airy house set in a small vineyard, with plenty of parking on a gravelled and grass space. Interior walls covered in brightly-coloured fabric.

Large, very quiet room (we were in Bleu), overlooking the vineyard (and a massive ginger cat), with a very small but perfectly formed shower-room (hairdryer and some basic toiletries). Bed was on a downward slope to the head-end. The room would benefit from a bottle / carafe of drinking water - complimentary or otherwise, just nice to have the choice.

Breakfast - orange juice (not freshly squeezed), good coffee and slightly plastic croissants (in France? Really!). A big bowl of cherries was presented on the Sunday (the local trees are groaning with them in May / June), which was a pleasure.

Biggest let-down was the evening meal on the first of our two nights - would describe it as catering to what non-French visitors would expect French food to be. Plenty of it, but somewhat heavy and uninspired, served in a nice room, but with that kind of quiet whispery atmosphere where no-one really wants to be overheard. Menus at 19€ or 24€ for three or four courses - so very reasonable.

Very limited wine list (maybe 8-10 wines), disappointing for one of the world's greatest wine-growing areas. We chose the 24€ Saint-Joseph which was very average for the quality of the wine in the bottle.

It's still a nice place to stay - just drive up to say, the Bateau d'Emile in Serrières, for your meal - stunning cooking served under a honeysuckle canopy, with a great wine list.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Desirade
Address: 245 Route de la Syrah | Lieu Dit la Condamine, 07340 Saint-Desirat, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ardeche > Saint-Desirat
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint-Desirat
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Hotel Class:2 star — La Desirade 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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