Help with Hotel Cesar in Bonnieux

Old Jun 26th, 2008, 02:51 PM
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Help with Hotel Cesar in Bonnieux

I've been looking for hotels in the Luberon area, I came across L'Hotel Cesar in Bonnieux. It looks wonderful on the pictures, the price is 75 Euros for a double room with terrace and private bathroom. Has anyone stayed at this hotel, the prices seem to good to be true. With the dollar being so weak it would be a great bargain. Opinions please.
www.hotel-cesar.com
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Wow! The place looks very nice, especially for the price--and with a/c, too. I just wonder why the cost is so low--perhaps someone here has stayed at the hotel and can comment.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 04:32 PM
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Its right smack in town. We often stopped for a drink there.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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So, smack right in the middle of town, does that mean stay there or don't stay there.

Would Le Clos du Buis or La Ferme de La Huppe be a better choice. They're both more expensive.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 04:59 PM
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No, it's not noisy in town. It's close to my favorite resto there La Fournil and the shop Abeille. There's a porch like terrace that you can sit and watching the passing parade.
La Huppe and Buis have had good reviews.
I'd give it a chance.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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We recently stayed at Le Clos du Buis for 5 nights and very much enjoyed our stay there. Pierre was a very gracious host and we enjoyed the fact that there was an equipped kitchen at our disposal. Two nights we brought food that we purchased at the market and had a lovely dinner of bread, cheese, fresh Sausauge, tapinade, Olives, tomatoes etc. washed down with a nice bottle of rose.

Le Clos du Buis has a lovely garden and pool depending on the time of year your going.

The main question I would ask the Cesar would be regarding the parking situation. I don't recall seeing any parking near there and it would be a bit of a trek from the public lot below town. They may have an arrangement close by. The streets are very narrow so you can't really park on the street at the top of town.

We thought Bonnieux made for a good base to see the region.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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The Buis should start giving discounts to fodorites. They get alot of Business because of this forum.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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My friend and I each had a 75 Euro double room, with terrace. The rooms were very sterile and stripped down, but clean and functional. There is no "provencal charm" but the location is excellent, and the rooms with marvelous views over the valley are quiet.

There is no private or reserved parking, and we had to hope to find parking on the street or in a public parking lot.

Our first choice was Le Clois du Buis, but they were booked for our dates a year in advance.

Hotel Cesar is acceptable, but it won't be one of your favorite hotels.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 08:45 PM
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suze1, I have tried to make a reservation at the Le Clos du Buis for May 2009 but they are already booked.

They entertain the same tour groups every year in May and parts of June.

I would e-mail them to see if they have availability for your dates.

Le Clos was my first choice and I am disappointed that I will have to look elsewhere.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 06:13 AM
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Le Clos de Buis oozes provencal charm. The parking issue is not one that I would want to contend with. Le Clos had private gated parking for approximately 6 cars.

There are also 3 public lots within a stones throw of the hotel. We actually parked at the public lot in front of the fire station. There were campers parked there at night and since it was directly in front of the fire station we thought it safe. It was much easier to get in and out of town each day.

You might want to email them and see if they still have avail...if they don't your decision will be made for you.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 07:11 AM
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We stayed in Bonnieux in an aprtment for 3 weeks last fall and often had afternoon drinks on the terrace at L'Hotel Cesar. As others have said, parking is an isuue. Depending on the time of year, I suspect you will have difficulty and will need to depend on public lots, somew of which are not too far away. The Clos du Buis is a charming B&B , with parking, and located at the bottom of the village. I liked that location better, but that's my opinion.

Good luck and write if you have questions aboout Bonnieux.

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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Thanks, I think I will book at Clos du Buis.

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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 09:51 AM
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While I love La Ferme de la Huppe, it's over near Gordes, not Bonnieux.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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For those of you that have stayed at Clod du Buis do the rooms have a TV. My husband's requirement.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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There is a TV in the lounge area. No one was watching it other than the soccer match one night so access shouldn't be an issue.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 11:04 AM
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You won't find Tvs in rooms at any of these places, usually only large hotels.
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Old Jun 29th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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By the way, our trip reoprt on our three weeks in Bonnieux can be found at:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=35087107

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Old Jun 29th, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Suze 1,

The Hotel Cesar has TVs in the rooms. However, as I remember, there were no English language stations.
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We just got back from Provence and stayed at the Mas des Deux Puits in Bonnieux, which was fantastic. Our room had a beautiful view overlooking their lavender fields. It has a fantastic pool and with the weather in the mid-90's, we looked forward to going for a swim each evening after sightseeing. Lots of Provencal charm too. It's not in town, but close.

http://www.masdesdeuxpuits.com/

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