La Bastide de Gordes is not a new hotel, so it may be kind of weird that it is listed as a Preview. There is a reason for that anyway. The hotel was named a Leading Hotel of the World just weeks ago and made a step to get a real 5 star luxury resort lately. Due to these reasons, we want to give you an overview of what is offered in the little French city Gordes.
Ever heard of Gordes? Most likely you did not. The little village is located close to Avignon, just 50 miles away from Nice and Marseille. Gordes is not located on the Mediterranean Sea but is close enough to benefit from the mild temperature and good weather in summer. But that is not everything.
When seeing pictures of La Bastide de Gordes you’ll know why the city is something special. The hotel is built “into a rock” and offers spectacular views over the landscape. There may be only few hotels in the world which offer a view that is as amazing. Time to explore everything else!
When travelling to France you should already expect that some hotels do offer something like a more classic style when it comes to interior. So is La Bastide de Gordes, which only has 32 rooms and 6 suites. All of them are individually furnished to fit for every guest. Yet, nobody should expect modern design when coming to the old town of a little French city.
The style is classic and that should be considered before visiting La Bastide de Gordes. If you like the style, be aware that the hotel is pretty small. That does mean that the rooms are not really big as well. The standard room (called Classic Room) only offers 24 square meters, the superior rooms with a good view are also very small with just 27 square meters. The suites got 50-60 square meters, which is not that much for suites in 5-star hotels either.
Guests can enjoy amazing food in the “La Citadelle” restaurant located inside the hotel. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a perfect choice for every hotel guest. The main reason for that is not the food, it is the terrace that offers a one-of-a-kind view all over the valley. The quality of food may not be rated from the distance, but when they were able to convince the jury of the Leading Hotels of the World, it must be pretty good.
Nevertheless, guests should consider that Gordes is not a big village, so there are just some other choices if you do not like to eat in the restaurant of the hotel. Last but not least, you can enjoy dinner in your room as La Bastide de Gordes offers 24 hours room service.
The main reason for visiting La Bastide de Gordes may either be the food or the enjoyment of enjoying oneself. The good weather will help undoubtedly, so will the awesome pool at La Bastide de Gordes. It is located on the “good side”, offering a perfect view over the valley. Swimming as well as sunbathing must be a real joy.
Same goes for lounging on one of the chairs all around the pool. Some of these even offer a better view from one level above. There is also a hammam and a fully equipped spa offering well-being treatments of every kind. The services offered should be enough to enjoy some perfect days in the Provence.
If you do like to visit the hotel after this preview, you’ll have to wait for some months. La Bastide de Gordes is closing its doors on October 5, opening again on the 1st of May. From that date on you will undoubtedly be able to enjoy the lovely sun in Provence. The rates at La Bastide de Gordes are starting from around 200 euro for a Classic Room in low season, raising to the double in peak season. Suites are available starting from 400 euro. Enjoying the time of your life in Provence is definitely not cheap but after having a closer look at La Bastide de Gordes it may be worth anyway.