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Name: Benvengudo Hotel

Related: Avignon

Location: France

Escape to the majestic French countryside of Provence for some exquisite dining, fantastic French hospitality and true relaxation courtesy of luxury hotel Benvengudo. This luxury four-star country house hotel and outstanding restaurant lies in Les Baux de Provence in the South of France, surrounded by seven acres of private gardens which are set amongst a backdrop of pine trees, olive groves and lavender fields. This luxury boutique hotel offers a range of beautiful rooms, suites and apartments as well as a swimming pool, tennis court, gardens and the hotel’s own restaurant which creates eye-pleasing and mouth-watering dishes using local produce including vegetables, herbs and olive oil sourced from their very own gardens. Travel to the hotel is easy either by flying into Marseille International Airport or by taking the TGV to Avignon.

Hotel
Set inside a traditional Provencal country house drenched by the Mediterranean sun, this family-run hotel comprises of luxury hotel rooms through to serviced family friendly apartments, each beautifully and individually decorated with antique furniture, offering you an authentic Provencal experience along with modern amenities including air conditioning, satellite TV and wifi. This hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway but also offers excellent golfing escapes due to the ideal local climate and the surrounding golf courses are wonderfully designed with immaculate greens and facilities and all are less than an hour’s drive from the hotel. The hotel also offers excellent gastronomy breaks including Provencal cooking classes with the hotel’s head chef!

Rooms
All the rooms, suites and apartments at the Benvengudo Hotel have been decorated in a contemporary Provencal style with all the mod cons you would expect including: air conditioning, heating (for colder months), mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, wifi, radio alarm clock, telephone, 40 inch flat-screen HD LCD satellite TV (with international channels) and en-suites with gorgeous Nuxe amenities, hairdryer, robes and slippers. Their rooms start with the Côté Bastide Rooms on the ground and first floors of the main building which offer king, queen or twins beds and en-suite bathrooms. If you choose a Côté Bastide Suite you will gain additional living space in the form of a separate lounge. Côté Jardin Rooms are again situated on the ground and first floors of the main building, but these benefit from a private terrace or balcony overlooking the gardens. The Côté Jardin Suites are larger still with private terrace or balcony, king size bed, sitting room with sofa and some also feature an additional bedroom. The Côté Petite Maison apartments offer luxurious hotel-style accommodation for up to 4 guests (2 adults, 2 children) with bedroom, bathroom and separate large open plan living room with Provencal kitchen. Finally, the Côté Grande Maison is their most spacious self-contained hotel accommodation, offering full-service lodging for up to 4 guests in a luxury apartment which features 2 bedrooms, a grand living room with open fire-place, large flat screen TV, open plan kitchen and private garden terrace.

Restaurants & Bar
The Benvengudo Hotel is very proud of its restaurant (as it should be) run by Head Chef Mathieu Groshenry who is passionate about seafood and local Provencal produce, you simply just need to look at the stunningly presented dishes or take a mouth-watering bite to know you are in the presence of something really special. There is also an extensive wine list of prestige wines which have been chosen to suit the exceptional cuisine. Widely renowned as one of the best restaurants in Provence, Benvengudo Hotel’s restaurant menu features freshly caught fish and seafood straight from the Mediterranean Sea as well as locally sourced fruits, herbs and vegetables. In the mornings you can enjoy a buffet breakfast between 7-10am; then their country bistro operates between 12-6pm offering everything you would expect including delicious pastries and ice cream, and finally in the evenings you can enjoy a signature dish from the a La Carte or set menus.

Activities
As well as the pool, tennis courts and gardens which are all yours to explore, you have the whole of Provence to discover with highlights like the Carrières de Lumière, the Château des Baux de Provence, Arles and the Camargue just a short distance away. Other destinations that are definitely worth a visit are: Le Palais des Papes Avignon and The Pont du Gard.

Insider Info
The hotel offers great package deals for golfing breaks, gastronomic and gourmet getaways, business trips and of course romantic escapes – simply have a look at their offers page on their website to see the latest offerings.

So if you would like a slice of this healthy, Mediterranean-style living then book a trip to the Benvengudo Hotel and you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome, plenty of sunshine, out-of-this-world food and luxurious living that will keep you going back for more.

Benvengudo Hotel

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