Loved the setting, loved the rambling farmhouse building, nice pool and the owner/chef has obviously a fine reputation for good reason: The terrace restaurant was full both Friday and Saturday nights, and our one dinner there was excellent. But as a hotel, it was okay. We had booked almost a year in advance for a family wedding happening 20 minutes away. My sister has some health issues and I specifically asked for the one downstairs room (I speak fluent French BTW, so language was not the issue). I was very clear about my dates: Thurs-Sat nights (the wedding was all set for a Saturday and we were arriving from US on a Thursday afternoon), and had an email exchange with the owner's wife, who runs the place with her husband. We duly arrived on Thursday late afternoon to be greeted by an annoyed wife who snapped: "You were supposed to have come yesterday, so when you didn't show up, I gave your room to someone else." Okay, but do you actually have a room for us (my husband and me)? My sister was shown to an upstairs room, and I asked why the Eglantine was unavailable as promised and was greeted with a shrug and "it's out of service." (Turns out she uses it herself.) The rooms were not large and incredibly stuffy. No a/c but floor fans were in each room. No one had opened the windows or shutters, and the bathroom was adequate, but with room for one. Yes, it is charming and rustic, but the attitude of the owner's wife was a complete turn-off. (The other staff members were very friendly.) Thanks to the place having Wi-Fi, I was able to show her our email correspondence that stated my booked dates very clearly. She was not even gracious in defeat: "Mon erreur" was all she begrudged me. We won't be going back.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Mas La Bonoty reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Mas La Bonoty Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France