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Alegria guest house



A charming, happy little guest house in the hills of Provence. Exquisite decoration, and a spacious garden.

Double rooms from £ 113
5 rooms
Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10
Alegria hotel, Aups

Alegria means 'joy' or 'happiness' in Spanish and Portuguese. Here, it is not solely a word designed to conjure up expectations of one's stay in this charming Provençal 'mas' (or house), but one reflecting the cheerful demeanour of the owners Cindy and Dieter. Aups is in the heart of Provence, and the guest house is set amidst pretty olive groves, from which it produces its own oil. It offers 3 well-sized double rooms, a romantic suite and also a family suite which is particularly spacious as well as luxurious. The 3 double rooms are very large at around 35m2, and have their own entrance, giving a sense of grandeur for each guest. They also have a private garden and terrace, their own bathroom with Italian-style shower and a separate WC. The romantic suite offers a choice between a shower and a bath, an excellent view of Aups, and has its own covered solarium terrace.

The house is surrounded by various ample terraces and little spots in which to relax, some in the sun, some in the shade, including one with a hammock. In the South of France, the swimming pool is certainly a welcome feature. Guests also enjoy the traditional French game of pétanque with the southern French drink Pastis.

Try the various themed workshops: pottery, wine, truffle-hunting, jewellery-making.

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Deluxe Suite

Spacious, personalised rooms (35m2) with contemporary decoration
Comfort bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with quality bedlinen
Walk-in open Hans Gröhe shower and separate toilet
High quality bath linen and bathrobe
Luxurious bath products from Pikenz (shower gel, shampoo, body lotion)
Hairdryer, make up mirror, tissues, ...
Large private garden terrace (35 m2) with table and sun chairs

Junior Suite

Spacious, personalised room (45m2) with contemporary decoration
Comfort bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with quality bedlinen
Chill-out salon
Walk-in open Hans Gröhe showers and separate toilets
High quality bath linen and bathrobe
Luxurious bath products from Pikenz (shower gel, shampoo, body lotion)
Hairdryer, make up mirror, tissues, ...
Large private garden terrace (35 m2) with table and sun chairs

Prestige Suite

Spacious bedroom (35m2), large bathroom with shower and free-standing tub, and large private roof terrace with loungers.

Alegria does not have a restaurant, but there is one a mere half kilometre away in the village.
Buffet breakfast is included in the room price.

Lac de Sainte Croix beach
Adventures sports in the Verdon Gorges
Mountain biking
Good hilly areas for walking

Places to visit:
Historic villages and towns
Verdon Gorge
Saint Tropez

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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:

"We went with the 'Jaarclub' Cornu Copiae (study society of Nijenrode University) to Alegria to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Cindy & Dieter had fully organized a very impressive program with a mixture of activities from sport (rafting, wandering) to the way of life in the Provence (workshop “truffling”, wine tasting) including good lunches and diners. Everything was organized so that we could enjoy our time perfectly. Besides that we got the ultimate hospitality from Cindy & Dieter at Alegria and enjoyed their facilities that are excellent and luxurious. On behalf of Cornu Copiae, I would like to thank Cindy, Dieter and Luca for giving us a super weekend."

"The breakfast is served in a very personal, stylish, creative & unique way. We absolutely loved this, because most of the food is home-made, organic and most of all... fresh! We loved the jams, bread & olive oil (we bought their home-made olive oil on our day of departure). They also serve little surprises, which make you look forward to next day's breakfast. Really lovely! Also, they use a variety of styles in plates & cups.
Although Aups is quite a small village, there is enough choice in restaurants where you can go for dinner. Alegria is located in a very quiet area, in the centre of the Provence. If you want to get away from it all, this is definitely the place to go!"

Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10
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In the hotel
  • Honesty bar
  • Lounge with television
  • Swimming pool
  • Terraces
  • Gardens
  • Hammock
  • Petanque court
  • Car park

In your room
  • Private terrace
  • King‑size bed
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Wi‑fi internet access
  • En‑suite bathroom
  • Walk‑in shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes

We Say

Spacious, stylish rooms and a laid-back atmosphere.

A Word From the Owner

'Alegria', which means 'joie de vivre', is a new experience for staying in Provence or on the Côte d'Azur.

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