Need to know
11, including three suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm. Guests wishing to arrive after 10pm must arrange this with the hotel in advance.
Double rooms from $218.88 (€177), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude buffet breakfast (€28 a person; €14 for under-10s).
The hotel has a stash of bicycles for guests to wheel around on.
Until 1 April 2017, then from 5 November 2017 until 1 April 2018.
At the hotel
Gardens, tennis court, library with DVDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, bottled water, minibar, Nespresso machine, kettle, herbal care de ADDA products.
Our favourite rooms
Classic Room 6 is light and spacious, overlooking the front garden. Luxury Room 9 has a private patio, with a little bistro table positioned by a jasmine hedge. Families or pairs of couples should book the apartment, which is separate from the main building and has two bedrooms decorated in milk-white and dove-grey hues. Lovebirds may lust after Room 4, the honeymoon suite, which has an ornately carved headboard in the boudoir and a vintage roll-top tub in the bathroom.
There is an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, set amid the verdant scenery.
A French cookery book to guide your foodie requests at the restaurant; an art pad and pencils to capture the landscape; a painter’s smock and straw sunhat to look the part.
Smokers, it will come as little surprise that you are expected to wait till you’re outside to light up.
Little Smiths are welcome, with extra beds at €40 a night for 7–12 year olds (only one bed can be added to Superior and Luxury rooms) and baby cots on request. The hotel can arrange babysitting with a local nanny (price on request).