Great getaway location but one serious flaw
Posted Aug 3, 2016 on Hotels
It all depends on what you expect. If you're looking for a quick, perhaps romantic getaway, this hits the nail. It's in gorgeous southern France, close to the beach village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer but in a more secluded setting. The onsite restaurant is outstanding. Nice pool. Friendly service. Rooms are functional. They offer (for a fee) several activities, such as horseback riding.
If you can afford to get off the grid, perfect, but if you need to stay connected, look elsewhere. They claim free wifi but it is completely unreliable, and even if you're connected, the data transfer rates are akin to dial-up modem. Plus, cellular reception was also borderline, so I felt totally cut off for days when I had to actually get some work done. The flakiness of the connection was such that I was originally give it 1 star, but then I decided to up my rating because of its quality as a getaway destination. I asked the staff, and they told me they're on a satellite link, which seems to be the culprit.
The rooms were nice but not very special and felt kind of dated. Again, fine for a getaway.