We've been travelling to Provence and the Cote d'Azur since the early '80s have watched the lovely town of Sisteron decline as the traffic on the Route Napoleon gives way to the new motorways, so was delighted to find this mad little boutique hotel in the centre of town last summer. We had the room with the balcony overlooking the main pedestrian street. Staff were charming and attentive. No air conditioning but fans, which is what we had to put up with in the '80s anyway and added to the charm. Will be back.
Amazing is the word that springs to mind. Sophie’s hotel is a true gem in the middle of Sisteron. Very tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Full of character with the icing on the cake being that Sophie has worked so hard to make it such a special place to stay. I may well come back to Sisteron just to stay here again! Thoroughly recommend!!!!
Have you stayed somewhere and left with a bad taste in your mouth? Booked this several months ago. My wife struggles with her knees so I’m sensitive to stairs. Sophie’s website, looks good, and does indicate at the bottom that there are stairs, and the rooms are on the 1st or 2nd floor from reception - 1st déception - what she does not say is - reception is up one floor as well from street level. We chose the suite on the 3rd floor ( 4 floors up) because we didn’t like the others. 2nd deception - she had indicated that there was ample parking close to the hotel (true). Free between 19:00 and 9:00. We had wine in the car, so I was concerned about the temperature. Sophie offered that I could park in her garage. When I said I could park outside, she said “ it’s up to you “, never mentioning it was 10 euros a night. It is indicated on her website, but I booked 6 months ago and had planned to park outside. . Not a big deal. After the first night, when I realized there was the charge, I parked on the street, and brought my wine in the room. 3rd deception - on arrival, we asked for a snack and drinks, to carry us over to dinner. She served a charcuterie plate that consisted of a small piece of foie gras, 2 pieces of cheese, 2 small slices of prosciutto, a few slices of salami, and a few pieces of bread - for 19 euros. Horrible value for that price. Overall, the experience here was not positive. After two weeks in France, my least favourite hotel. I would NEVER stay here again.…
Super friendly staff, nice room and good breakfast at a very central location. Convenient with a lockable garage as well. The whole stay was a pleasure and would definitely come back again if visiting the area.
Le Patio de Sophie has to be one of the most charming small hotels we have ever stayed in. Sophie is an interior decorator and her hotel is a reflection of her good taste. And to top it off, she is a warm and welcoming host. Sisteron should not be missed. The Citadel; the art galleries; the Saturday outdoor market. The town is a gem.