As I read through previous reviews, some of which were very negative, it occured to me that perhaps some people should just stay at home, or if they travel at all, stay in a Hilton or a Mariott or a Holiday Inn, where the rooms are all identical to those in Cleveland, and where there are no surprises or touches of originality. A stay at the Domaine des Clos is perfect for those who truly want to experience the country they are in, and not for those who think they can take their habits and their oversized appetites with them everywhere they go. The Domaine des Clos, first and foremost, is a family home which has been lovingly prepared for guests. And, as a guest, you are expected to fend for yourself 99% of the time. That's just fine with me, because I come here to relax and unwind and to have a peaceful place to rest after a day of sightseeing. I don't come here for a fattening English Breakfast or for round the clock service. If that's what you want, go stay in Avignon. What you'll miss are the sublime pleasures of this old farm, the wind in the trees lining the walkway to the large pool surrounded by orchards and olive trees.
If you come here expecting 24hr internet and a hundred channels of crap on the telly, then you're going to be one of those who rate this place with one star. Again, I don't come to Domaine des Clos to be constantly plugged into the outside world. I come here to escape it, if even for just a few days. Regarding the complaint about how far Domaine des Clos is from restaurants, well, again the blokes who write this are totally missing the point of why one would choose to spend their holiday at this farm. You're supposed to shop for wonderful cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables and of course, wine. Then you enjoy any one of the many hidden coves with candlelight and you are now truly experiencing France. Just don't forget your industrial-strength mosquito repellant.
Regarding breakfast, the European/Australian habit of having a huge and greasy breakfast is overrated and besides, very unhealthy. And really folks, what do you want for the fair price charged by the owners? I spend six months traveling per year and challenge anyone to find a place offering this much relaxation and charm and beauty for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a country home which offers the perfect blend of the charms of yesteryear and the comforts of today. Each room is individually decorated and stylishly furnished in a vibrant homage to the colours of the South. All bedrooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned. They each have an en suite bathroom with a hair dryer and a variety of toiletry products. The rooms have a flat screen TV and free WiFi access. Personal safe. For your comfort: there is a living room and a small kitchen at the guests' disposal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domaine Des Clos Beaucaire