Jardins Secrets

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Rates from   350.00 EUR

Some events stay fixed in the mind long after you've experienced them and for us, a visit to the charming guesthouse, Jardins Secrets in Nîmes was a little like that. Four wonderful suites (a few more are on the way) laden with paintings, flowers and objects bought back from various travels adds more than a touch of the exotic and eclectic. This is all done with a very careful eye over the whole effect, however, never too much; someone with considerable talent has cared for and watched this beautiful house grow.
The gardens provide another excuse to come and visit, as the name Jardins Secrets suggests, this veritable oasis tucked discretely behind a wall in what, from the outside, seems to be a fairly normal looking street. Once you are inside, though, things are very different, palms, olives, lots of bougainvillea, oranges, lemons and even banana trees provide an unusual but wonderful setting for breakfast in the spring or summer. The gardens also provide a haven when the weather heats up and, after a morning of exploring ancient Roman Nîmes, you can come and practise that great Mediterranean art, the siesta, take a dip in the swimming pool or simply relax by the rose bushes, read a book and breathe in the scents of the garden.
The rooms are large and continue the theme found in the sitting room; lots of beautiful objects and lots of love and care in a chic and stylish environment. There’s a real emphasis on fabrics with quality linen and four poster beds in many of the rooms to create an air of sumptuous luxury. When you come away to relax you want to make sure you do it in the right surroundings and the absolutely charming Jardins Secrets does that to a treat. Be generous with yourself and indulge.
All of this would be unique enough if it weren’t for Mme. Annabelle and her husband to top it all off. With their legendary chocolate cake, tons of warmth and a real understanding for what we, as people, not just clients, want, Jardins Secrets is a haven, a vision of a more sensual and more relaxing world.

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Rates from   350.00 EUR
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+351 214 647 430 or +44 203 286 46 43

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City Centre: 0
Shops: 0.1
Airport: 8
Train Station: 0.5


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Date of stay 19/07/2019
We were meant to stay for two nights but decided to leave after one, even though we had to pay for both nights. We read some comments about the hotel on tripadvisor before we arrived and we were glad we had. The staff offer to park your car when you arrive but don't tell you that they will charge you 25 euros per pay for this. We parked in the multistorey carpark just on the other side of the train station. Also, the breakfast and small food menu on offer are very costly. The hotel is quite unusual in that it is so dark everywhere. You can't make the bedroom or bathroom any brighter because of the lack of lighting and very heavy curtains. The shower facilities were made up of a hand held attachment on the taps of a freestanding clawfoot bath, with a very heavy shower curtain around. Not easy to use. It wasn't unpleasant, just not for us. We stayed in three other Secret Places hotels during our stay in France - they were all different in their own way but we liked them very much. Unfortunately we didn't feel the same way about Jardins Secrets. The main lady in charge doesn't speak very much English but it wouldn't hurt her to be a bit more friendly and welcoming. If you are looking for somewhere very quirky and don't mind not having the car parked nearby.....

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