Auberge de la Providence - 2. pers.
Hosted by Eric, Caroline, Truus Et Charlie
Eric, Caroline, Truus Et Charlie is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Auberge de la Providence is a small cosy hotel, with spacious newly renovated rooms and modern bathrooms in the pittoresque village of Saint Donat, Massive Central, France, a superb area for walking, cycling, parapenting, ATB, biking and wintersports

The space

*** This advert concerns the double room in our Auberge ***

This room has space for one additional fold-out bed (5€ per night)

Auberge the la Providence reopened its doors 2010, after a thorough renovation of all the rooms with new bathrooms, insulation, decoration and comfortable furniture.

All our rooms are spacious with a separate sitting or dressing area. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a large modern tiled shower, toilet and sink. The family room ‘Himalaya’ even has a ‘family shower of 120cmx100cm with a rain shower.

We have one room with a double bed, two rooms with a double bed plus an additional single bed and one family room that has one double bed and two single beds. Each room has space for one or more additional fold-out beds. Please contact us for additional information.

All rooms are nicely decorated based on one of the major mountain ranges of the world we have visited during our travels. Wall decoration and accessories originate from each area and give our guests a true feeling of being in a mountain retreat.

We provide guests with personal attention and an atmosphere where they feel at home and experience an unforgettable holiday.
Our restaurant has a large fire place to warm the bones after a day on the pistes or walks through the gorgeous nature.

Guest access

We aim to create a homely atmosphere in which our guests feel completely at ease. We’ll be happy to advise you on the different walking routes and other activites. Alternatively, we have a sunny garden with deck chairs for a relaxing day. At the end of the day our guests are welcome to relax in a comfortable chair in front of our large Auvergnate fireplace with a book from our library or in our cosy bar. We also have a nice sunny garden with deck chairs.
Children don’t have to feel bored, since we have a large selection of toys, games, a Wii, table tennis, shuffle board and DVD’s to choose from.

Interaction with guests

In our restaurant we serve a mix of home-made traditional auvergnate and international dishes. The Auvergne is famous for it’s rich culinair traditions and in our restaurant you can savor famous local disches such as Truffade, Chou Farci, Truite Auvergnate or even Tête de Veau or Pork Cheeks! We also like to accommodate vegetarians.
Regularly we organize live music animation and on Tuesday night we have a weekly dartsnight.

Other things to note

Le prix pour un personne additionnel est limité aux personnes qui dorment dans la même chambre.
La capacité maximum par chambre est limité.
Les groupes/familles de plus de 3 personnes sont demandés de nous consulter avant la réservation ainsi de discuter les possibilités et tarifs.

Le tarif standard vous permettez d'annuler votre séjour sans frais jusqu'à 5 jours avant le jour de votre arrivée. Après ce date nous prenons 100% de la prix totale de votre séjour.

Merci de nous contacter pour le tarif non-remboursable moins cher.

TVA 10% inclus

Taxe de séjour
0,50€ par personne, par nuit, ado's <18 gratuit

Un parking gratuit et public est disponible à proximité (sans réservation préalable).

Animaux de compagnie
Les animaux de compagnie sont admis, supplément 3€ par nuit avec un maximum de 10€.

Free parking on premise

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Your room is ready from 16.00 hrs. Please inform us ahead if you want to arrive earlier.
In order to guarantee our other guests a good night sleep we ask you to arrive before 23.00 hrs.
Our restaurant is open between 12.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs. and 19.00 hrs. and 21.00 hrs. If you could let us know in advance if you wish the dine at our restaurant the day of your arrival that would be great!

Please contact us if you have any questions or specific requests.

Thank you,
Eric et Caroline Pantekoek

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - 2 chiens
Some spaces are shared - Bar, restaurant, Terrasse, Jardin


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

4 Reviews

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Francis User Profile
July 2014
My wife and I spent one memorable night at the Auberge de La Providence in Saint Donat. It was memorable because we arrived late (about 9.30pm) after a very long and tiring drive from Lugano in Switzerland. We were very tired and hungry. Eric, Caroline, Charlie and Truus made us welcome, let us settle in and gave us an amazingly tasty dinner. Even though it was late (10 pm) they served us the best lentil soup we had ever eaten. My salad was fresh from the garden. It was such a relief that we found ourselves in this wonderful haven!

Loisel User Profile
August 2017
Hôtel qui à su gardé son charme d'antan avec un confort agréable et une cuisine régionale à rouler sous la table. Bref nous avons passé une super semaine. Merci

Karine User Profile
February 2017
Une auberge parfaite, idéalement située pour profiter pleinement de la tranquillité mais aussi des pistes à proximité. Éric et Caroline sont absolument charmants. Les chambres sont propres et très confortables. Les menus de Caroline sont si bons que nous en avons largement abusé chaque jour. Merci encore et bravo à vous deux. À bientôt ! Karine et Pascal

Arthur User Profile
February 2015
Chambre et auberge conforment à la description. L'auberge est propre, bien tenue et on s'y sent très bien comme chez soi. La cuisine maison est vraiment exquise, et le salon très agréable avec une grande cheminée, on y mange pour pas très cher . Lieu idéale pour repos et calme.

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Eric, Caroline, Truus Et Charlie User Profile

Nous sommes Eric et Caroline Pantekoek Holthausen de Rotterdam et de Alphen aan den Rijn, Pays-Bas. Nous avons acquis de l'expérience dans l'hospitalité pendant les années quatre-vingt dix, nous avons fait tous deux une vraie carrière dans la vie industrielle. Eric faisait une carrière comme consultant informatique, et Caroline a finalement été fonctionnaire au ministère de la Justice.

Toutefois, nous avons compris qu´une carrière dans la vie industrielle néerlandais jusqu´a notre 65 ou 67 ans n´était pas une bonne perspective. Dans les années quatre-vingt dix Eric avait déjà voyagé une année avec le sac à dos au travers de l'Asie et l'Australie. Deux ans plus tard, quand il a rencontré Caroline, il n'a pas fallu longtemps pour lui inoculer le ‘virus du Voyage´. Alors en 2003 nous avons acheté une vieille Toyota Landcruiser et avons voyagé des Pays-Bas à l'Inde et retour.
Après deux ans, nous sommes revenus en Hollande pour y travailler.

Nous avions assez fait de longs voyages, mais c'était notre vieux rêve de vivre dans les montagnes. Puisque nous avions beaucoup d'expérience comme touristes, nous voulions l’utiliser pour s'occuper de nos propres clients en retrouvant notre ancien métier dans la restauration!

En outre, comme touristes nous avions bien aimé les petits hôtels avec une ambiance, conviviale et chaleureuse et une attention personnelle. Ajoutez l’exigence, que l'hôtel devait se situer dans les montagnes et dans une région touristique et le défi pour trouver un endroit approprié est clair...
Lorsque nous avons trouvé l'Auberge de la Providence à Saint Donat c’était très clair que ce lieu réunissait toutes nos exigences!

Alors, maintenant c’est à nous de donner à nos clients le meilleur accueil possible et des vacances, un hébergement, des repas ou une bière inoubliables!

We are Eric and Caroline, a couple from the Netherlands, in our late thirties and early forties. We have always loved to travel and have done so extensively in South-East Asia and Australia (Eric) and, later, driving overland from our hometown of Rotterdam to the south of India and back (Eric and Caroline).

Originally we were trained to become an ICT consultant and a civil servant. Apart from going off on a travel sabbatical once in a while, we were seriously trying to settle in in our respective careers, until a yearlong expat life in Dubai made us realize that we probably would be happier and more productive human beings if living in the country side and working with our hands.

Driving around France in 2009, we stumbled upon a small country side inn that happened to be for sale. It was opposite an old church in the middle of a cute, sleepy Auvergnat village that definitely had more cows than human inhabitants.

Looming over it were the snowcapped peaks of the Puy-de-Sancy. We soon learned that this long dead volcano offered serious skiing in winter and excellent hiking all year round. Long before we started making any serious calculations of its affordability and viability, we had already decided that this was what we wanted. Luckily for us, it turned out all right.

We have always had a clear view on how our ideal inn, the kind where we would like to spend a holiday ourselves, should be. Warm, friendly, good value for money, clean and unpretentious. A cold beer after a long hike, a game of darts, a tasty homecooked meal after a day of skiing, sitting in front of a roaring fire with the hotel dog curled up beside you, discovering that they serve every kind of whiskey you can think of. We fully realize that this is not everyone’s ideal vacation, but this is what we want to offer at the Auberge de la Providence.

We run the auberge ourselves. The cooking, the cleaning, the maintenance, the serving, the paperwork, is all done by two people. We take pride in our work, keep the costs low and create an informal atmosphere. We strive to give every guest the individual attention required.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
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