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Best Western Castel' Provence
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Valbonne
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful, peaceful hotel”
Reviewed 17 March 2005

We have stayed at this hotel on 3 occasions over the last 4 years. It is a lovely hotel if you want peace and tranquility. The rooms are super and very provencal with nice soft coloured decor and hand painted stencils on the walls. The rooms are well serviced and kept immaculately clean and all have a spacious terrace or balcony and pristine bathrooms with a separate WC. The pool at the hotel is on the first floor and although not huge, its is gorgeous - very comfy sunbeds with big thick comfy cushions and nice white towels to go over them. We have always stayed at the beginning of September and the pool area is always quiet and peaceful with just just the sound if the birds or a cockeral crowing and the scent of lavender in the air from the well tended garden.
The hotel does not have a restaurant as such but there is a conservatory where breakfast is served or you can have it delivered to your room to have on your balcony/terrace. Try the rose petal jam, it is absolutely delicious. During the day you can order sandwiches, omelettes and the like and you can have them by the pool where there is also a pool side bar. There is a restaurant at the bottom of the drive called La Bleue Lavande where the food is wonderful also La Relais De La Vignette just along the road toward the village which also served delicious cuisine. Also to be recommended are La Broche De Fer at Mougins only about a ten minute drive away and La Chandellerie in the village of Valbonne itself. Cafe D'Arcade in the village does wonderful pizzas!.
The village of Valbonne is small but very beautiful, and there is a maze of little narrow cobbled streets leading off the main square (Place D'Arcade) which have many restaurants and interesting shops and artists studios. The local bus goes into the centre of Cannes takes about 20/30 minutes depending on the traffic and saves you having to try to find parking in Cannes which could be difficult. There are lovely villages nearby - Mougins, Biot, Tourettes Sur Loup and at Pont Du Loup you can visit the Confiserie Florian where they make the wonderful rose petal jam previously mentioned and all sorts of sweets and crystalised fruits which you can purchase in the factory shop. You can also take a tour of the factory to see how all the products are made - still hand made in the old fashioned way. The town of Grasse is also very nearby and there you can visit all the wonderful perfume factories.
I would thoroughly recommend the Hotel Castel Provence and the village of Valbonne and the surrounding area. Please also be aware that the hotel is about 2 km south of the village and although I have often walked into the village, this might not be suitable for more elderly people or those with children as some parts of the road have no pavement - also note that the driveway leading to hotel is on quite a steep slope. However, driving into the village only takes a few minutes and there is a large municipal parking area on the left just as you enter the village.
Another bonus is that Nice airport is only about a 20 minute drive.
Bonne Vacance!!

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Property: Best Western Castel' Provence
Address: 30 Chemin de Pinchinade | Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Valbonne
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Business Hotel in Valbonne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Castel' Provence 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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