A charming little bed and breakfast in the center of St Rémy de Provence. The breakfast room is self serve and has everything you need for a tasty breakfast. The staff made us feel very welcome and the rooms are nicely decorated and clean. I would definitely visit this place again and would absolutely recommend it!
My wife and I stayed here for three nights while visiting all the beautiful sights in and around Saint Remy. Parking is a problem but it is such a small village that walking a block or so with your luggage is quite a pleasure. Arriving at Le Sommeil our bedroom on the second floor was an absolute haven. We had a view over the roofs of adjoining buildings and the little courtyard where the restaurant visitors also overflowed in good weather. Many stairs - so watch that - but the room was very comfortable and the beds and space for unpacking and making it livable was ample. Breakfast was a self-help operation with fresh baguettes delivered every morning. We really enjoyed the stay and also the dinner that we had at the restaurant that belongs to our host. A must-go place!!
This was actually the third time we have stayed here. The first was in 1989 when it was a very cheap hotel with shared bathrooms. Then (coincidentally) in 2007 when it was a B&B, and we returned this year for old times’ sake. The property is right in the centre of St Remy, inside the ring road. There are 5 rooms of various sizes above the Restaurant Cuisine des Anges, all now with en-suite bathrooms. The room we stayed in, Melusine, is pretty basic, but a reasonable size, with a very small but functional bathroom - there are other rooms both larger and smaller. Access is by an external staircase above the restaurant.
It is not like most other B&Bs in that there is no-one living on site - you need to get the key from one of the restaurant staff and then you’re pretty much on your own. Helene, (the owner?), who we liaised with for the booking, was nowhere to be seen for the three days we were there. The room was not serviced for those three days either. Breakfast is self service in a separate kitchen area - fresh bread is dropped off daily (by the fairies or perhaps the angels we think) and everything else is in the fridge - orange juice, yoghurt, butter, jams. Coffee machines too.
If you are driving, avoid arriving on Wednesday morning, which is market day - you will be able to drive into the street where the B&B is, but will have to back out (which would be tricky), as the market is in the square at the end of the street. Sunday is also not a good day to arrive as St Remy is a very popular lunch spot - we picked Mothers’ Day which was particularly bad with access to the centre blocked off completely. On any day, you need to park outside the centre and walk in. However, once you’re in, it’s a great location, very close to everything. The restaurant, Cuisine des Anges, is pretty good too and quite popular.