Need to know
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability (if available, there’s no charge). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $500.34 (€418), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates do not include the breakfast buffet, which is €26.
Time your visit to coincide with one of the monthly cooking classes. The hotel’s chefs take turns to dish out shopping baskets, lead guests to the market, guide them in picking the best ingredients and then, back at the hotel, cooking an expert Provençal meal.
At the hotel
Terraced gardens, free WiFi throughout, valet parking, self parking, concierge, CD and DVD players on request. In rooms: flatscreen TV, free WiFi, fridge, Dr Hauschka toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Room 27 (a large double) has bold colours – there are velvet, bottle-green chairs and a golden bed – and art deco accents. We also love Room 25, a standard room with an exceptional view of the popes’ palace, original tiled floors, silk-lined walls and high ceilings.
Bring a good book to enjoy in one of the cosy armchairs by the fire in the ornate Salon Rouge living room. And, leave room in your suitcase to take back souvenirs from the hotel’s gift shop: stock up on the chef’s home-made jams and biscuits.
The majority of the hotel’s common areas are on the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair or pushchair. One Grand Deluxe Room has been adapted for wheelchair users.
Welcome, but this is more of a grown-up getaway. Extra beds or cots can be added to Grand Deluxe Rooms, and babysitting is available for €15 an hour (book at least two days in advance).