Posted Jul 1, 2015 on Hotels
I was disappointed with our visit. In my booking request I specifically stated "spacious" as we travel for 2 months and have considerable luggage. accommodation was very small, although attractive and once we had semi unpacked (there was only a tiny wardrobe etc.) we felt very uncomfortable. To be fair, when we explained our concerns, we were moved to another room, which was slightly larger.
Staff were very helpful and pleasant and did their best. However, the Bastide in our opinion is overpriced and did not even include breakfast which was an additional EUR50.00 for two persons and was fairly modest in comparison with the delicious and plentiful breakfasts served in Austria and Italy. For the price charged we expected a larger and more comfortable room and certainly breakfast included. We feel that our booking request was not given sufficient consideration, even though we understand that it can only be a "request", we should have been informed in advance that rooms are tiny as we would not have booked with this establishment.
The biting flies are a very real problem at this time of the year and we do feel that the Bastide could have made an effort to use "plug in" deterrants in room and public areas and also by the pool. Having the cheese consumed by flies before being served was very offputting. Its a very unpleasant and serious problem and needs to be addressed. Can only hope that the kitchen has some sort of fly screens!!!!!!!