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“Beautiful Setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Les Sables d'Ocre

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Hotel Les Sables d'Ocre
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Roussillon
Certificate of Excellence
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This first class Hotel is set in the beautiful red village of Roussillon. The rooms are comfortable, the gardens picturesque, and the food stunning. the service is second to none especially waitress from Colorado.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alan L
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was my 2nd visit to this hotel in as many years, and I adore it there. The grounds are beautifully maintained and very restful (in June, that is, although I suspect that the pool might be hopping with families in August). The pool is a wonderful treat after a day of touring, and you can leave your car at the hotel and walk uphill to Roussillon village in about 12-15 minutes. Everyone who works there is extraordinarily kind and helpful and they speak English very well (one of the dinner servers is in fact American and incredibly sweet). Nothing I could ask for was too much for them. The young guys on the cleaning staff do a terrific job (and very quickly, while I was down at breakfast). My superior room had a balcony with a view of the beautiful pool and lawns, although I found I didn't want to linger on it: it was shaded in the morning, but Provence was calling, and in the afternoons there was a lot of hot sun there (we were in a bit of a heat wave). The area by the pool (either covered or uncovered) always looked more refreshing. The rooms are fairly basic (and reminiscent of average American motels) but the bed is comfortable, the AC works well, and there was always hot water in the bath. The carpet is unusual: flat, it muffles any footsteps very well, but it LOOKS like some kind of hardwood--funny. If you are intent on being surrounded by what American's consider "French style" (antiques, frilly furniture and linens, Louis XIV), well, then this isn't for you. It is a very clean and simple, extremely well-run accommodation that works beautifully and reliably. They do not allow storing or eating any food in your room, so you know, but I believe you can eat any of your market purchases outside by the pool. :-) I chose half-board, with all of my breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotel. Breakfast offers eggs, meats, cheeses, yogurts, baked goodies, fruit, juices, etc. And dinner? There is nothing better than coming back from touring, taking a dip in the pool, enjoying a nice shower, then wandering downstairs for a fabulous dinner. You can drink as much wine as you want, and you don't have to worry about navigating unfamiliar narrow roads back to your hotel in the dark -- you just stumble back to your quiet room. And the FOOD -- the chef is a true artist. Everything I had was fabulous, with a presentation that one would expect in expensive, big-city restaurants. While the tabletops are casual, the food most definitely is not, and it was the highlight of my visit. (I might add that there were unfortunately some mosquitos this early June as the evening went on, so keeping that in mind I started dining earlier rather than later -- I think they offer 7pm to 8:30pm hours to begin your meal, but your table is pre-reserved and you can show up whenever you are ready.) A great place, that welcomed my back for my 2nd visit as though I were family. Merci beaucoup to all, and especially to Jean Pierre and Natasha who did so much to make me feel welcomed and gave special attention to my every need and desire. PS- there seem to be countless routes into Roussillon, and GPS is determined to send you winding through the hilltop village itself (the hotel is at the bottom of the hill). For a more direct route from the D900 (which is wider and easier to drive than the route that skirts Gordes), turn at the D108 to Roussillon (which is at the roundabout that has a road going off to Pont Julien and Bonnieux in the opposite direction from Roussillon). When you come to the stop sign (parking lot on your right), turn right, and you are just a couple yards from the hotel's driveway (they have a huge sign at the driveway, which is on the right side when coming from my directions or from the village). If you turn left instead and find yourself heading uphill (towards the village) you goofed: turn around. If you drive through the village from the other direction (i.e. from Joucas or Gordes) just keep your eyes out for the small posted signs in Roussillon that point towards the hotel at every intersection. You'll eventually find it, one way or the other. :-)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SketchMemories
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Napa Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed two nights here on a week long biking tour through Luberon. I arrived in a bit of a hot mess (considering the heat wave that was going on and biking around the hills for 6 hours) and the receptionist was so sweet and helpful, and assisted me into my room ASAP to shower and head to the pool. Jean the owner was personable and helped me with any questions I had about biking through the area. The staff are close, and are pretty much like family. Majority of them live either on the property or very
near. Wonderful experience, wonderful people, excellent service!! The restaurant food and breakfast were also good quality.

The only little criticism I have: toilet faced the shower curtain, it's literally right in your face and your feet are pretty much in the shower area (no tub). I don't know if all bathrooms were like this, or if I was lucky and got the "special" one. :) DEFINITELY NOT a deterrent for me. Had a great time here, hope to come back!


  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank diannam64
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Hôtel Les Sables d’Ocre is a small hotel on the fringes of the mediaeval hilltop ochre village of Roussillon. It’s about 10 minutes' walk up into the village so would not be the right place if you want to stay in the mediaeval heart. Our room was pleasant with a little balcony and Flotex faux-floorboards. The grounds were pleasant (after dark dotted with stylish illuminated balls) with an outdoor pool just long enough for lengths (I’m guessing 15m), which was a bit chilly in April. We ate dîner in the restaurant on two occasions - there was a good choice and the food was fabulous.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BTJohn
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Tel-Aviv
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259 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Sweet hotel, 10 minutes walk from the village. Our room was lovely, facing the yard & garden. The bed was very comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay. The staff were all very kind & were ready to answer any question we had.We eat dinner at the hotel - great experience, tasty food, lovely presentation, so if you don't want to walk to the village, this is a great option.

Room Tip: We didn't pay extra for "pool view", and was very happy with the garden view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LilaloTLV
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Texas
Level Contributor
144 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

What this hotel may lack in charm that comes from colors and fabrics is more than made up by the attentive staff. We stayed two nights in an upstairs pool-view room. The bedroom and bathroom are nicely furnished with all the amenities like shampoo, hairdryer, etc. beds and pillows were quite comfortable. The French doors opened on to a small patio facing the lovely pool area. Breakfast was taken either on the patio or inside--hard-boiled eggs, croissants, breads, fruit, meats & cheeses. Plenty to choose from. We were skeptical of a hotel dinner but were quite pleased with our selections: lamb shank en croute, sea bass and the fabulous appetizer sampler plate. The common areas on the main level are done in orange tones and look like "nuvo-modern"--but don't let that get in the way. The staff here is superb--from check-in to waitstaff. They handled every need with a smile!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Cotney
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Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

We where on a bike tour through Provence, and this hotel was our destenation for the day. After a long day on the road arriving was like coming to the Garden of Eden. Nice and clean rooms, and a very friendly staff. The hotel is just a short walk away from the vilage and the opportunity to admire the colours in the landscape.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank MortenL850
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Property: Hotel Les Sables d'Ocre
Address: quartier les Sablieres, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
Region: France > Provence > Vaucluse > Luberon > Gordes > Roussillon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Roussillon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Les Sables d'Ocre 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located between Gordes and Apt, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of a beautiful park for a unique stay in the Lubéron area. The guest rooms of the Sables d’Ocre hotel feature all the modern comfort (bathroom, television, air-conditionning) to assure you an optimal range of services during your stay. Soundproofed, most of them come with balconies or terraces overlooking the garden or the swimming pool. ... more   less 
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