First of all, this place is really more like a cross between a hotel and a large B&B - it is run by a colourful and eccentric local character, Jean-Louis, who tries his best to cater to your needs and tell you all about the interesting local sights and things to do in the area. First off, if you are not coming in a car, you need to know that the hotel itself is situated amongst some houses and small farms below the main village of Moustiers itself. Locating the hotel on foot proved to be quite an adventure for us, but armed with GPS and maps, it wasn't too bad in the end. However, the steep walk up to the village takes about 10 mins and part of it is completely unlit at night, so make sure you have a torch handy if you intend on coming back after dark!
We arrived off-season and so the hotelier kindly offered us our choice of room - we chose Uranus at the far end of the building on the first floor, which was delightfully bright and airy. The rooms and bathrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable - there is a TV with many channels including BBC News. If we had any niggle at all, it was that the wifi signal was extremely weak to non-existent in this room and we had to move to the opposite end of the corridor to pick up the wifi, which meant that we had to leave our room whenever we wanted to use the internet. It wasn't a big problem as the hotel was completely empty when we stayed, but might be something to bear in mind in the summer months. Everything was spotlessly clean and Jean-Louis cooked us breakfast which was a pretty elaborate affair. There is also a delightful garden which must be heavily utilised in the summer months (it was still a bit chilly for us). There also seemed to be parking for 3-4 cars directly opposite the hotel.
All in all, a pleasant and uneventful stay, we would definitely recommend this place unless the somewhat steep walk up/down to and from the village poses a problem for anyone.
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