Flowers abound at Les Florets: all around the hotel on the nearby hills in spring, in pots and vases on the terrace and in the dining room, on the curtains, the lampshades and the pretty hand-painted plates, each one different. The setting, alone in a fold of wooded hills east of Gigondas and facing the dramatic Dentelles de Montmirail, is delightful, and the ambience is loved by everyone who has a hankering for traditional, family-run places. The Bernard family, who bought the hotel in 1960, have long been respected for their honest, straightforward approach, and for the good value food served in the animated dining room or on the lovely leafy terrace in summer. Now they have refurbished all the bedrooms and the once dim corridors, making this a very comfortable place in which to stay for a few days. The bedrooms remain appropriately sober but the bathrooms are a surprise – very opulent for a three-star establishment, with particularly comfortable baths, expensively tiled walls, good towels and intelligent lighting. The rooms in the garden annexe are pleasantest, with little terraces in front for breakfast; one of them is perfect for a family.
The Bernards are also wine-growers; they keep an excellent cellar, or you can drink a bottle of their own Gigondas or Vacqueras for dinner. Good walking country. The hotel also has a new swimming pool.