Hotel is in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake (which was drained for repairs when we arrived) and is one of the very few places to stay in le Boreon – a major stopping point if walking the GR52. However the owners charge as much as they can: over €83 B&B and eve meal, cheapest wine was €17/litre, the cheapest beer €4.5/ 25cl. We had booked 2 twins and a 3- bed room, but they failed to inform us that they have no rooms with 3 beds and it’s not hard to see why - the rooms are so tiny they could not have fitted in 3 beds anyway and the en-suite was so small that only slim people could use it in comfort.
We asked if they could do a packed lunch. A shrug and a response that they would ask the chef. Next morning only one sandwich each appeared for us and that cost us €7 a piece! We hadn’t even confirmed we wanted them in the first place only enquired, no price was given but they were made up and we nearly choked on the most expensive sandwich we had ever eaten!
We felt that the owners could not have cared less. It rained heavily with the threat of storms the next day. They did not know or were willing to advise us on busses we could catch to the next town. We luckily found a bus by sheer luck, but one poor English couple were waiting until 4.00pm for the next one and the hotel never once mentioned that there were 3 leaving that morning! Their walk of the GR52 was ruined.
In summary overpriced, poor service and indifference to customers’ needs. All they want is your money. Our advice is to try elsewhere – get the bus or a taxi to St Martin de Vesubie where we found a lovely traditional hotel, where the owners could not have been more helpful and which we would recommend to anyone. Get an early taxi back the next morning to continue walking. Much cheaper than staying at Hotel du Cavalet!
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