Great home base for Provence tour
Reviewed 4 November, 2019
My wife and I stayed four nights in a "Luxury Room" in the Najeti Hotel la Magnaneraie in late October, 2019. First let me state that this is a great time of year to tour Provence. Traffic on the secondary roads was light, fellow tourists in the towns and sites visited were few, and the temperature averaged about 20 degrees (70F). For us this was perfect and relaxing.
This hotel we thought was a great location for car touring Provence. Roussillon, Baux, Nimes, Uzes, Gordes, Arles, and other sites in between were all less than an hour drive away, and of course we connected several on each day we "headed out". Of course Avignon centre was a 5 minute drive to a free parking lot along the river, a 4 minute free bus shuttle to the town wall, and about a 10 minute walk to the centre of town. We did this excursion to Avignon for 3 evenings.We preferred eating in town where food service was available before the traditional 7:30pm (just not our time for eating, which is generally eating light).
Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by Stephanie, who was always most helpful with directions and recommendations. A real bonus for us was that we could park our little rental car right outside the main entrance, and come and go with ease.
The room was spacious, with a desk, table and chairs, and a very large bathroom with two sinks and large counter, a separate toilet enclosure, and a tub with a hand held sprayer. I would have preferred an actual shower, but no big deal. The room was very clean and neat, and the bed was comfortable.
The choice of foods for breakfast was not anywhere near as extensive as was experienced in other French or Italian hotels, but it was fine for us as we both tend to prefer a simple breakfast of cereal, breads, fruit, and coffee. Also, I do believe that the hotel at this time of year did not have a lot of guests, and providing an extensive spread of food with inevitable waste would be foolish.
To summarize, this is a fine hotel with quality rooms and facilities in an attractive village that for drivers is conveniently located for visits to various areas of Provence. The parking, for us, was a necessity. I believe almost religiously in the recommendations of Rick Steves when travelling in Europe, But I prefer substantially staying in the Avignon area for a Provence "home base" rather than his recommended Arles.
I do want to mention as well that staff were impressively courteous and helpful, and pleasure veto meet.
Reviewed 29 September, 2019
I spent 3 nights here in September 2019 and was very pleased. There are two sections to the hotel. The original building itself and a newer wing. My room was in the original building and it was very nice. My room faced the street and did catch the evening road noise when cars seem to really speed up and down the hill in front of the hotel. But I'm a heavy sleeper so it was fine.
There is a beautiful outdoor area behind the main hotel where you can take meals during the summer.
Just a few blocks down the hill you will find little markets and lots of little cafes. We rode bicycles and really enjoyed the lovely ride from the hotel to Avignon for a day of sightseeing.
WiFi was decent, The restaurant is very good and the pool area is very nice too. Only drawback was the lack of a hot pot / in-room coffee or tea.
I'd happily stay here again.
Reviewed 27 September, 2019
We are renting a villa nearby and needed a place to stay the day before we could take possession. This turned out to be a perfect choice. Beautiful and surprisingly expansive property, nicely appointed rooms, and an excellent restaurant. We arrived latish, having flown in from the states, and were warmly greeted. We did not need a reservation for dinner (which while delicious, cost as much as the room with a bottle of wine - but we’re okay with that)ja
Small lovely hotel in desirable Villeneuve les Avignon
Reviewed 19 September, 2019
Stayed here 9 years ago and now in 2019. Still lovely and quiet. Dinner at the hotel is excellent and reasonable although there are some lovely gems in town too. Balconies attached to rooms are very private. Good launch point for day trips with a car.
Reviewed 17 September, 2019
We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting the part of France. The room was lovely, the hotel really charming and the food excellent. Special mention to the night porter/bar man Cedric who was super pleasant.