Really struggled to find late availability in the area for a one night family stop. Despite the highish price thought it worth a try as the food could be interesting.
The first impression of this place is that the staff are incredibly disinetested, particularly in a family of slightly weary travellers. The first impression is of a fairly typical but not remarkable provencal Mas, gardens neat but not exceptional with a few rather awkwardly placed tented seating areas. The reception is more Paris than Luberon with a darkened almost nightclub ambience. This point you realise they are much more interested in bar and restaurant clientele.
The lack of interest from the staff was a theme of the visit, despite the fact that the seemed to be incredibly numerous. We sat by the pool in the evening which was not heated and so quite cold and were not offered a drink. We ate in the bistro rather than the restaurant gastronomique and were charged about €200 for a very simple meal for six, three of which were basic children's suppers. My wife wanted some sautee potatoes with her fish rather than cous cous and this sent them into a complete lather and delayed the service by about twenty minutes. When they arrive they were soggy and the fish which she asked to be cooked quite simply had what I can only describe as a barbecue sauce with a strong taste as if it had come pre made. The wine was good and not particularly overpriced at €25 for a bottle of local Rose.
Breakfast was served on an empty terrace of about twenty tables and despite the usual overstaffing, they left us sitting for about fifteen minutes before serving. Not good for a hungry family. On the positive side the rooms were spacious and clean.
the final tally for a family of six with a supper and breakfast was bout €900 Euros and frankly I got better service at the Novotel. I would not stay there again mainly because I felt unwelcome and I know that you can do a lot better elsewhere. On a general note I would suggest to other travellers that they avoid the high end hotels of the Luberon and look a little further afield.
- Also Known As:
- Auberge La Feniere Hotel Cadenet
- Auberge La Feniere Hotel
- Auberge La Feniere Cadenet, Luberon, France
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a hillside just outside Lourmarin lies the inn of Reine Sammut, one of the best chefs in France. Before sampling the restaurant, be sure to savour the premises. The bedrooms are a tribute to local crafts, with original, contemporary designs and some with their own terrace and a stunning view over the Durance valley. ... more less
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