We stayed as a family of four (two kids, 9 and 5) at Relais de Peyloubet for ten days in July 2012. We stayed in the Wisteria suite which comfortably accommodated us with a double bed and rollout sofa for the kids. The view from the room was just stunning, over-looking the rolling hills.
We were warmly welcomed by Roby and Xavier. Two finer and gentler hosts you could not hope to meet as they welcomed us to their home and made our stay a pleasant one from start to finish. Breakfast is included and consists of a range of pastries, breads and muffins, baked onsite by Xavier. Freshly squeezed orange juice, tea/coffee and a variety of jams and marmalades made from fruit grown in the garden and eaten in the outdoor (canopied) dining area in the blazing sun made for a wonderful start to the day.
Roby has some English while Xavier has more and even with our limited amount of French we were more than able to converse with our hosts at mealtimes, ask for directions to restaurants, get a history of the house and the area and so on. Our hosts were the complete gentlemen and were always very helpful to us and responsive to any questions or requests. One lovely touch was that when we mentioned that we were going to Marineland for our son’s 9th birthday Xavier baked a special set of chocolate muffins for everyone on the site and Happy Birthday was sung in French. The little things make the difference and this is a great example of the attentiveness and kindness of our hosts which made our stay so pleasant.
The pool area is top notch. No expense has been spared here and it is kept spotlessly clean. The sunbeds and umbrellas are of a very high quality and sitting by the pool was very comfortable. I love sitting by the pool with a good book with the sun beating down and then being able to cool off with a dip. Possibly my favourite pool-side experience ever. There were always plenty of sunbeds available so no racing to get your towel down at the crack of dawn. Just not that sort of holiday. On average we spent every second day at the pool and made our own lunch (communal fridge available to store perishables) which we had in the dining area.
The other days were usually day trips to Nice, Marineland, the Grasse perfumeries etc.
The gardens are beautifully kept and blend in nicely with the surrounding areas. You are miles away from the hustle and bustle. If you want to relax this is where you need to go. To go to a restaurant you will need to drive for 15-20 mins. We mostly went to Valbonne which has a good choice of various cuisines.
All in all Relais de Peyloubet is a fantastic experience and we will surely return in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In an authentic Mas Grassois we propose 2 Family Suites and 3 large rooms, nested in a park of 2 hectares, within a protected natural area, olive grove centennial, orchard, restanque and oak wood will bring you serenity and calm with a Seen at 180 °. All rooms have private entrance, north-south exposure, terrace, bathroom, private toilet, led TV, DVD player, hi-fi, fridge, safe. The heated swimming pool throughout the season of 18x5, the boules pitch, the table tennis, the closed private car park will bring you relaxation. The breakfast will be served under the trellis accompanied by jams, homemade bread and pastries. A well equipped summer kitchen is at disposal. Close to Grasse (3km), Cannes, Antibes (18km), Nice (30km). From 80 to 125 euros the double room, breakfast included. Discount week. ... more less