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“Beautiful gite in a beautiful area”
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Aups, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Kate F
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Beautiful gite in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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This gite is beautifully equipped - much better than any other I have ever stayed in - with great attention to detail and attentive, helpful and charming hosts. We had a lovely stay and were surprised that it was cool at night even though it was very hot while we were there. We wanted to see the Gorges du Verdon and indeed they were truly magnificent. We visited other places, often as recommended by our hosts. This is a really lovely area.

We found the gite very noisy during the day, making it hard to relax as we had hoped. There is a very busy road very close (although quiet at night) and a supermarket opposite where the local bikers were meeting in the car park while we were there, talking and revving. None of this was our hosts' fault of course, although the domestic sounds of strimming, hedge trimming and high pressure water hose cleaning didn't help! The walk into town is alongside this very busy main road, with part of it without much of a footpath. We only did it once in the evening as coming back in the dark was a bit uncomfortable.

The deposit was returned promptly but had to be by PayPal, despite all advance payments by me being made by credit card. I didn't have a PayPal account and didn't want one but had to open one specifically for this - not mentioned when booking or in the rental agreement. To receive a foreign currency refund as your first PayPal transaction is not straightforward!

I was surprised that my review of this gite that I put on the owner's own website has been removed, where I stressed all the positives and mentioned the domestic noise as the only negative (as this was the only downside within the owner's control). I do believe in being honest about what I find when I stay in places as I believe this helps others. I see there are no recent reviews on here, which is a shame. It might be that we hit a particularly tricky week - I believe we probably did. It is certainly a really nice place and area.

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Liked best: The surrounding area. The way the gite was equipped.
Liked least: The daytime noise
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
16 May 2016
Just to clairfy- During the summer of 2015 the centre of a neighbouring village was closed and the traffic was diverted onto the road going past the property, which added to the normal volume of traffic. This road is not a trunk road, but links Aups and Salernes. Aups is a bustling market town, with a very popular market. We are only 1km from the centre of the town, which has associated noise. Most of our guests see this as a bonus, as they are able to walk into town, and enjoy the bars and restaurants, together with the other facilities. Most of the walk is on pavement, and the route has street lights. The nearby supermarket is seen by most of the guests as a great convenience. There is noise during opening hours, and unfortunately we have no control over who maybe in the car park. During the long lunch break and in the evenings, the road is quiet. There is a trade-off between absolute peace and quiet in the depth of the countryside and having facilities on the doorstep. We can control activities within our grounds, but the swimming pool and surrounding paved area has to be cleaned and the garden has to be maintained, in order to meet the standards, we like our guests to experience.
We did have some issues last year with returning some of the security deposits through paypal. The length of time between receiving payment and refunding the deposit, in some cases fell outside the time limit for a refund directly into the credit card account. As a result of this, having investigated the problem, we have now changed our balance due date. In this case, as soon as we discovered that the clients had a problem with paypal, we offered to cancel the refund through that route, and return their deposit to them by direct transfer. This was declined.
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Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked least: Réception télé de mauvaise qualité (peu de chaînes françaises)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Varese, Italy
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Reviewed 8 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Liked best: ottima sistemazione
Liked least: niente, è tutto ok!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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