Hotel Crillon le Brave in the village of the same name is perched on a hillside facing Mont Ventoux. The view of Mont Ventoux and surrounding country is spectacular. The hotel is a château that was converted some years ago into a hotel. It is part of the Relais-Château group.
The hotel aspires to luxury status and charges very high prices. While there is no doubt that it is a good place to visit the Mont Ventoux area including, for example, Vaison-la- Romaine, Orange, Avignon, and Carpentras, it suffers from disadvantages. First, it is a ramshackle site with different types of rooms and suites of varying quality in separate buildings. To reach the swimming pool from the reception floor, guests need to descend a rather steep flight of stairs The pool itself is rather small and thus disapponting.
The hotel personnel are very nice and helpful; but the reception is somewhat chaotic. We were asked to change from a very sizeable room, which we had on special offer, to a much smaller one at more than double the price. We successfully resisted that attempt. Our room was air conditioned, but we were told that such is not the case for all rooms. There are few rooms, if any, with terraces.
The restaurant is good but not great. We found breakfast to be good but not better than breafast at one of the major chain hotels. It is included in the price of the room On one evening we had a wonderful terrace table with a spectacular view of a moon rise.
Bicycles are available for the hardy souls who are prepared to do some climbing. Children are welcome; but there is not, as far as we could tell, very much for them to do other than swim.
Our conclusion: good for a one-time overly expensive visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crillon le Brave is a relaxed and informal refuge where you can enjoy all of the simple pleasures of Provence. Located about 25 miles northeast of Avignon, our 36-bedroom hotel - a member of Relais & Chateaux since 1995 - is perched on top of a tiny hill village surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The views from our rooms, terraces and gardens are stunning. ... more less
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