We stayed here for just one night before catching the train to Paris, but we wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel definitely has a guest-house feel to it, and you get the feeling that the restaurant is the main focus here. That being said, our room was amazing, clean, and comfortable, and the grounds beg you to sit with a glass of wine and relax. The breakfast in the morning was a wonderful start to our day and was served by the nicest lady. The location really is a short walk to everything touristy, though walking back at night did feel a little sketchy. Okay, now let's tackle getting to the hotel and through the gate: First, do not follow Google Maps directions, as they will take you to the back gate, which is not opened. Take the N580 bridge, 1st left down the off-ramp and onto Chemin de I'lle de Piot, taking a right. The hotel is at the end of that road. The Gate: I imagine if you are from Europe or have an int'l cell plan, just to give them a call to open the gate. For the rest of us, you'll want to set up an arrival time previous to your arrival to make sure you can get through the gate. We had to find a nice neighbor to call them for us in order to get through the gate. Overall, great home base to explore the wonderful town of Avignon. We will also miss their dog and cute kitty.