La Maison sur la Sorgue
- Style Well-travelled townhouse
- Setting Waterside brocante market
Boutique hotel La Maison sur la Sorgue is a side-street sanctuary off a busy square in the charming southern French town of L’Isle sur la Sorgue. The globe-trotting owners, Frederic and Marie-Claude, have decorated this hideaway with mementos from their adventures, turning a restored old mansion into an airy expanse with Asian accents.
Need to know
- Rooms Four, including two suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $321.00 (€234), excluding tax at 7 per cent.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Boutique, CD, DVD and book libraries, WiFi downstairs and in the garden (€12 for your whole stay). In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD, Compagnie de Provence toiletries.
- Poolside There's a wood-decked outdoor pool in the tiny, leafy courtyard.
- Check–out 12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3.30pm.
Children Cots are provided for €25 and extra beds for €55. Hotel staff will babysit for €50 an evening.
- Hotel closed February.
- Also In-room beauty treatments can be arranged. Smoking is allowed in some outdoor areas, including the terraces of the two suites.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Chambre à la Loggia is spacious and loft-like, with deep-crimson walls and a huge private terrace overlooking the gardens and market square. Just down the steps, book the Suite of Shadows for spectacular light effects involving the shutters at sunset. And for the best bathroom, pick Room with a View; it has an antique roll-top bath, wood panelling and a pretty vista of an 18th-century chapel.
- Packing tips Your wanderlust and inner interior designer – this place will make you want to globetrot and gather for your own home.
- Also The hotel has a little shop called Retour de Voyage, where you’ll be able to buy tables and trinkets picked up around the world by the owners.
Food and drink at La Maison sur la Sorgue
- Hotel restaurant There’s no restaurant, but the hotel can arrange for a local chef to prepare dinner for small groups. Breakfast is served in the ground-floor dining room or in the garden, between 8.30am and 10.30am.
- Dress code Well-travelled, informal chic.
- Top table Poolside, beneath the sycamore tree in the garden.
- Hotel bar Drinks are served downstairs on request, where a carefully curated soundtrack flits from classical and jazz to George Michael (in a good way).