Le Mas Des Carassins Hotel
Travel Blogs from St-Rémy-de-Provence
... of her guides before, but I will look them up. Dinner here was good. Now, one glass of white and one of red later, I'm ready for bed. The white was okay, but I really liked the red. It was "just" house wine at €2.30 a glass, but I think it was Pinot. I'll probably go back to the same restaurant tomorrow to try it again tomorrow. Gosh, I like this holidaying ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
... after deciding we can come back and venture in town some more later. We rolled along until we came across this huge estate with a long, plane tree hugging driveway. Down the bottom were all these Mercs and Audis parked out front. The other guests were enjoying high tea of sorts out the front and were amazed to see us two roll up on bikes. Even the people inside struggled to understand that we had ridden there. The chateau was amazing with massive rooms, a large pool area, tennis ...
... Pitt had dined 2 weeks before. Needless to say, Net was very excited. She is hoping we will run into them at some stage during the week. I did a quick google that night and Angelina is back in the States, but no news on Brad and the kids, so who knows? She might be lucky enough to see them! We have continued with eating anything but French food - though not on purpose! Between the five of us, we had burgers, fish and chips and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Le Mas Des Carassins Hotel St-Rémy-de-Provence
We attempted to stay at Les Mas de Carassins last year. We booked on the phone and never received a confirmation, but didn't think much of it as they had all of our information. Much to our surprise when we arrived they informed us that a "sick woman was in our room". But worse than this, they said that all the hotels in town were booked solid as there was a huge Italian convention in town. I asked why she wasn't moved to a hospital if she was that ill, and the concierge quickly moved on to another topic - they had located a room for us in another hotel. I don't think there could be anything worse than arriving at a hotel late at night and not having a room. I think it is clear that the hotel simply double-booked because of a large convention, and decided to give my room to the crowd. I was so irritated by the whole situation as I had done a lot of research, that I called the next morning and asked if our room would be available that night. The concierge got off the phone and then on again and said no. I then told him I didn't believe there really was a sick woman at all and he replied, But we offered you full use of the pool! Sorry to say, especially considering all the rave reviews, but pretty sites with gorgeous rooms and pools don't make a hotel, not at this price tag. Competent service is a must. By the way, our other hotel was actually a total gem, at $50 a night, friendly service, clean rooms. It's just down the lane, Canto Cigalo. Breakfast in the garden. Of course it's not a resort hotel with a pool, but then, it's predictable. We've been back many times, and saved alot of money. Thanks les mas!
I used TripAdvisor to find a place to stay in Provence and was delighted with the reviews. I was lucky to be able to secure a room for a night.
Provencal charm of Mas Des Carassins
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the charm of this small, intimate hotel during our trip to Provence in August-September 2003. Although Mas Des Carassins is within walking distance of town in St. Remy, the hotel offers a private and relaxing respite complete with fountains, a large swimming pool and beautiful gardens. We were a bit jet lagged upon arrival at the hotel but the staff pampered us by serving a memorable 5 course dinner in the dining room. It was fabulous as were our accomodations. We highly recommend Les Mas Des Carassins and will return. Ellen Simons-Mertens and Randy Mertens
My husband and I stayed at Le Mas de Carassins during our honeymoon in July 2003. What a wonderful hotel - the grounds are beautiful, the pool so relaxing, the rooms are large and tastefully understated, the food delicious. It's a short walk into St. Remy and a convenient place from which to visit Avignon and Arles. We can't wait to return.
Great Lodging Choice
Les Mas is a charming, well located hotel. From its nicely appointed rooms to its lovely and relaxing gardens and quiet surroundings (yet, within walking distance of bustling St. Remy ), there was little to find fault with. The staff, Michel, Pierre and Christophe were most accommodating. On the evening of our arrival in St. Remy, it was already dark, and my companion and I were tired and ornry and thus, we could not find the hotel. After calling to inform them of our whereabouts, Michel kindly drove out to find us and lead us back to the hotel. We spent five wonderful nights there, and hopefully, I will return.
Le Mas Des Carassins
Perfect in every way! From the beautiful gardens, private pool, tasteful decor, spacious rooms, incredible food, gracious hosts...my husband and I stayed here for 2 nights June 2003. Didn't want to leave...A+
What a find!
We stayed three nights in May 2003 and could not have been happier. Rooms have been recently remodeled with lots of tile and decorative color schemes. Staff was helpful. Very quiet. Beautiful gardens. Dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. We liked the central location within easy driving distance of Avignon, Les Baux, Arles and Nimes, as well as the hilltop towns of Luberon. Easy hiking nearby in the Alpilles. This was the nicest hotel we stayed in on our three week trip to Europe and we would definitely stay again. Excellent value.
The most restful experience
From the moment we pulled in to the gravel lot, we know we were in for a treat. The decor was graceful,the rooms large and lovely, the whole place had a very elegant yet homey appeal. We had a wonderful provecal meal under the trees in the garden.hey also took special care of our daughter when she developed a flu there. All in all, a totally wonderful experience.
Real Provence the Best Experience
/My husband and I stayed at the Mas last summer, July 2003. Delightful in every way. Veronique, Michel and Pierre took very good, and personal care of us. Great food, good chef, wonderful pool, tables inside and outdoors. Just close enough to town to walk and far enough to be in the real country side of France. Lovely rooms, each with its own personality. I would recommend this highly, and can harly wait to return. Lois and Stan Gilbert,