Auberge de Cassagne & Spa
What We Love
- An authentic Provençal house just outside Avignon, with breakfast, discounts and more Taking in some of Avignon's art and artifacts with a visit to Fondation Calvet
- The city's attractive location, on the banks of the Rhône River
- Relaxing amidst the traditional elegance and calming color palette of your room
What To Know
- Some guestrooms have terraces or balconies
- The spa features an indoor swimming pool, steam bath, sauna and chromotherapy shower
- Free WiFi
Avignon’s a true charmer; if its picturesque setting on the banks of the Rhône River doesn’t get you, the medieval ramparts that surround the city centre surely will. Within their historic embrace, you’ll find a maze of cobbled streets ripe for the meandering, architectural delights from across the centuries and artistic richness around every turn.
Auberge de Cassagne and Spa is situated just a short distance from Avignon’s walled centre and takes shape within a traditional Provençal house with gardens. Elegance exudes throughout, from the calming colour palettes in the guest bedrooms to the sophisticated ambience of the restaurant and bar. There’s a spa here too, so you’ve every excuse to unwind.
How to Get There
this is a lovely hotel albeit a bit outside Avignon in Le Pontet. Staff were marvellous, room delightful and the food simply exceptional including the top quality breakfast. you go a long way to find better cuisine. We enjoyed meeting Mme Boucher and we will return when we are next in this part of Provence!
This hotel is run by a Husband s(chef) and we. The staff is very efficient. They know the luxury hotel business. The rooms are antique style with a modern feeling. ER had a room up private stairs and private balcony. It was worth every penny. If you drive it is easy to park on the property. We ate dinner there almost every day. The chees cart alone is out of this world. Spa is a good one.
The location is a little out of the way from central Avignon but once you are here you are welcomed by incredibly friendly staff, the sommelier was attentive and helped us order possibly the most delicious wine that would compliment our meal and if you aren't wine connoisseurs like us you definitely need help as the wine menu resembles more of a large book. We had 4 courses, dessert and cheese, we went out and dined like Kings for no reason other than we were on holiday but this place would be ideal if you were celebrating something as the staff make you feel so special regardless of the occasion. Between every other course they serve you complimentary deserts(?) which were divine, the service had flair, the interior was more French country and not too decadent or gaudy, the lovely owner came over and welcomed us and went around the room making the other dining guests feel welcome too. The presentation was impeccable and it was worth every euro we spent.
I am very reluctant to say anything bad about this place but I think they need to be aware. The hotel was 5 star and the staff was 5+ stars including the owner who could not have been nicer. The found my wallet that I had left and called to tell me and I was able to get UPS to send it back, this is why I am reluctant as not many places would have done this,
My issues: LePontet : there is not much do there outside of the hotel and Avignon is about a 15 minute drive away. I had a car but I was a little reluctant to drive at night even with a GPS so, you are kind of captive there. The price of the hotel was very good but the 30% vat tax made it worse. My issue is the price of the food in the restaurant. It is considered fine dining which I do not have an issue with but the menu is limited and very expensive. I found the food bland in taste which I was surprised as the reviews were good. Their wine list was extensive so that was good. We ate lunch there one day and I had chicken breast medallions with a side and it was 22 Euros again too much.The breakfast buffet was 26 Euros per person (so 52 for my wife and I) and they automatically charge you for it as I had to get it removed when I checked out. It is a typical European buffet with some bacon and eggs for Americans and cheese, cold cuts, cereals, fruit, bread and coffee. None of this was worth 52 Euros. We had just toast and coffee every morning and they did adjust it at check out.
Maybe it was me and I will give them the benefit of the doubt but the price of the food should be addressed, I would rather they charge a little more on the rooms and make the breakfast inclusive.
This is not a place where you can go out for a walk and find another restaurant.
This hotel was suggested for us at the last minute when the hotel we were scheduled to stay at in Avignon lost their air conditioning. It is just a five minute drive from Avignon Center. We stayed for 4 nights in a luxury room that was very comfortable. This is a five star and then some. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. English was widely spoken. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on our second night there and enjoyed a delicious meal at the Michelin starred restaurant. Being able to use the spa until late in the evening was a big plus after hours of sight seeing in and outside the city. When you think of a first class property this is what you think about. Our advice: stay here. You will not regret it. In credible comfort, service and romantic.