We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Eclectic charm with a warm welcome”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dieulefit
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Chambre d'Hote Le Theron
Ranked #4 of 5 Dieulefit B&B and Inns
Paris
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Eclectic charm with a warm welcome”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Le Theron was one of our favorite places to stay while in Provence for 10 days. The host warmly welcomed us with an aperitif and advice on the region with much enthusiasm. The salon was replete with eclectic decor from world travels and memories. If you are looking for a unique but traditional home with much character, this is the bed and breakfast (chambres d'hotes) to stay.

We stayed in the Rose room which had a colorful Indian/asian theme that stepped out into the lovely lush garden. The WC was adjacent and the bathroom/washroom was the size of a bedroom (I think they had renovated from previous comments which expressed the bathroom was too small)

The lush garden was multilevel with many little places to relax and read a book in peace. Organic juice, coffee, tead and toast was served with homemade jams and endless choices of honey.

The host was extremely helpful and went out of her way to find us another bed and breakfast the following evening because she was full. This saved us hours of searching. (The area is quite overbooked during vacation time.) We would definitely stay here on our next trip to the south of France and recommend this place to our friends in family.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Angie E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

24 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    9
    8
    1
    4
    2
See reviews for
2
14
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Stayed there with wife for four days in May, enjoyed it a lot. Lovely garden, nice room, not too big, but with the garden just in front of the room serving as an extension of the room, very comfortable. About Dieulefit, I especially enjoyed the hiking opportunities in the vicinity. One trail starts right in front from Le Theron.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank GeorgNaggies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Southport, Tasmania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2010

8 of us went for a walking holiday in the Drome. It was entirely fabulous but Dieufefit was one of the high points. A charming town, with many wonderful potters and artists, as well as interesting shops and restaurants, and Le Theron was the perfect base- quiet, surrounded by old stone walls and trees it was on the edge of the old town but very close to everything. Annick was totally captivating and spoilt us with excellent coffee, nougat, an amazing selection of local honeys and home made jam for breakfast as well as stories of their travels.
Because it is built on several levels it may not be ideal for the elderly or the very young but we loved it

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rosalind50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2007

Chambre d'Hote Le Theron, Fontaine du Terron, 26220 Dieulefit, France
Alternative address: 2 rue des Boulevards, Dieulefit.

Old house but overall very disappointing

We decided to stay here for bed and breakfast as the rooms have air conditioning but in fact only 2 out of the 3 available rooms have air conditioning. On arrival at our B&B, we were a little surprised to find it very difficult to park the car and to find the house. We soon discovered that our room was up the side of a mountain and about the equivalent of a 4th floor apartment from the level where the car can be parked (if there is a space available in the public car park). Walking up to the room especially with suitcases is positively dangerous. The stairs are mostly made up of rough stones which are not fixed and which move under your feet as you try to walk.
On the other hand, the swimming pool is lovely. Breakfast was served outside with a wonderful view of the mountains.
The room was full of spiders but there was a container of fly killer to get rid of them. The table and chest of drawers was full of dust. However the bathrooms and floors were kept very clean.
All in all a very disappointing experience especially because of the dangerous access. Moreover the landlady takes no interest in her guests but never ceases talking about how wonderful her house, her homemade jam, the bread for breakfast, her travels throughout the world, etc. are.

  • Liked — Views
  • Disliked — Dangerous access
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
10 Thank Hypericum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paris, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2007

Chambre d'Hote Le Theron, Fontaine du Terron, 26220 Dieulefit
[--]
Proprietor: Annick NOUGAREDE
Alternative address (easier to find): 2 rue des Boulevards, Dieulefit.

Having been advised by friends that Dieulefit was a very good place for asthma, we decided to stay here for a short time on our way to the French Riviera. We looked for a bed and breakfast which had air conditioning and this seemed to be the only one that fitted the bill. So we chose to stay at the Chambre d'Hote Le Theron.
Dieulefit is a lovely place with great views and a nice breeze that makes the hot weather pleasant. There are lots of interesting places to visit in the surrounding area and the landscapes are magnificent. There are lots of vineyards and wine cellars to visit and you can spend a lot of time wine tasting if you wish. There is a picturesque market on a Friday morning in Dieulefit. There are a few very reasonably priced restaurants, Le Café de la Mairie for sandwiches and salads, Le Quartier for a 3 course dinner at around 12 euros and Le Bureau for salads, main courses and several types of meals (extra charges for every drinks taken served outside). Both Le Café de la Mairie and Le Quartier seem to be family run and the atmosphere is pleasant. There are also more upmarket restaurants which we did not have time to try out.
On arrival at our B&B, we were a little surprised to find it very difficult to park and to find access to the place. Once we found the place, we discovered that our room was up the side of a hill or almost a mountain and about the equivalent of a 4th storey flat (give or take a floor) from the level where the car can be parked (if there is a space available in the public car park). Access to the room is possible by the outside of the house (in fact two old houses linked by a new part) with very dangerous outside stairs (some uneven and unstabilised stones) or after going up about 2/3 levels you can go to your room via the inside stairs (part of which is new and and part of which is quite dangerous in our opinion and certainly not suitable for the disabled). If the owners forget to leave the lights on, it is very dangerous indeed and you need to have a flashlight with you just in case (I fell flat on my face trying to find the switch one evening). As you get up to the top part, the lights come on automatically outside.
The house is a Renaissance house and has many old features. Many people will find this charming but if you are very tall, you will need to bend down or else you will catch your head in the door frames. There are 3 rooms with en suite bathrooms available, 1 double and 1 twin with air conditioning in the top part and 1 double in the same part of the house as the owners with no air conditioning (not so many stairs to climb).
The swimming pool is great and with towels provided by the owner, you can enjoy swimming at least once every day.
Breakfast was served outside with a wonderful view of the mountains. The proprietor served apple juice, bread, butter and home made jam. She had fruit and yoghourt available and offered it to some visitors for free and some guests told us they had to pay extra for these. So make sure you ask in advance. There was a variety of teas available including Darjeeling and Earl Grey but no ordinary English breakfast tea. Unfortunately there was only room for the occupants of one room at the table outside so you either had to wait your turn or eat inside in a charming old but darkish dining room.
We had the double room with air conditioning. The big advantage is of course the air conditioning especially in the afternoon and evening when it can get very hot. The bathroom was also in good condition with a modern shower etc. Unfortunately there was not much space to store one’s toiletries.
The bathrooms and floors were kept very clean. However there was a lot of dust on the tables and also on the chest of drawers. I even washed them and cleaned them when my husband turned his back so that he would not see the quantity of dust and want to leave immediately. The drawers of the small chest of drawers were not usable due to a build up of dust inside the drawers (apparently over a long period of time). The bed was not very stable and as you can see in one of the photos, it was kept level with some pieces of wood and when you moved in the bed it sometimes fell off the prop. We got a fright the first time this happened but we soon got used to it.
In our room there was a window with proper outside shutters and also a door with a very flimsy blind that did not keep out the light at all. If the weather is windy the automatic light keeps coming on all night so it can be very bright in the room.
Overall, would we go back again? Probably not. This bed and breakfast at Dieulefit is only suitable for young fit people who love period features. It is definitely not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. In order to improve, the owners would need to improve the outside stairs and make them safe for visitors.
Also it is a good idea to consult reputable guides for Chambre d'Hotes (B &Bs) if you want to find a decent place (Clevacances, Gites de France...). There is always a risk if you take a place with only internet pictures and a list from the tourist office. There is a lesson to be learned from every experience!

  • Liked — Swimming pool
  • Disliked — Dangerous access
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
8 Thank Lili75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dieulefit
11.9 mi away
Une Autre Maison
Une Autre Maison
#1 of 8 in Nyons
192 reviews
5.4 mi away
Auberge des Sibourgs
Auberge des Sibourgs
#1 of 1 in Bourdeaux
33 reviews
2.7 mi away
Hotel-Restaurant Les Hospitaliers
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.9 mi away
Le Clair de la Plume
Le Clair de la Plume
#1 of 7 in Grignan
581 reviews
1.6 mi away
Le Relais du Serre
Le Relais du Serre
#2 of 5 in Dieulefit
25 reviews
1.6 mi away
Domaine La Francoise
Domaine La Francoise
#1 of 5 in Dieulefit
14 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Chambre d'Hote Le Theron? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chambre d'Hote Le Theron

Property: Chambre d'Hote Le Theron
Address: 2 rue des Boulevards | Fontaine du Terron, 26220 Dieulefit, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Drome > Dieulefit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dieulefit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dieulefit started to exist during 14th century.The big stone wall then created,was used to build Le Theron,on top of Le Terron first water delivery supplier.All 3 rooms open directly on the garden,where roses,cypres,olive,prune,cher-ry and apricot trees grow freely,happy to live in an organic place where chimicals haven't been seen for decades!Even the swimming pool follows the way trees are growing,using organic ultra violet system!Three bycicles are ready to help you to discover the surroundings,freely..Provence is just waiting for you.... ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing