We travelled with a group and stayed from 2nd to 10th October. The rooms are in bad need of renovation, especially the bathrooms. The beds had a sheet and blanket. The blanket still had hairs on it from the previous guest(s). Towel changing was a problem - dirty towels were sometimes collected but not replaced, so we had to contact reception for clean ones. However, we often got new soap when it wasn't necessary, and one day had a grand total of five plastic cups in the bathroom, when two would have sufficed. The bathroom floors were not cleaned regularly, neither were the bedrooms. On arrival there was still some cellophane on the floor from a previous guest. This only disappeared when the room was hoovered four days later. Many of the group's televisions didn't work. This was only put right after asking two or three times.
The worst aspect was the food. There are two restaurants, one for individual travellers, the other for the groups. I can only comment on the "group" restaurant. Breakfast was baguette, but the semi-baked stuff which was never baked, so it remained squashy to say the least. There was no knife to cut it with, only a guillotine which squashed it even more. There was one sort of mild, insipid cheese and one sort of boiled ham which was always wet - presumably from plastic packaging. Coffee was dispensed from a big metal pot with a tap - OK for a youth hostel perhaps, but not to be expected in a three-star hotel!
Dinner was a little better. We had an excellent vegetable soup one evening. The fish and meat dishes in general were very good, but the vegetables often cooked beyond recognition. Except for one evening when fruit was offered, the dessert was normally a sticky gâteau. The only nice member of evening staff, an Asian-looking young man, always offered fruit when somebody declined the gâteau - this is the only positive comment I can give. He was excellent! The other evening staff often tried to overcharge for the drinks, adding an extra beer here and there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is 1km from the old town centre of Arles and features 80 rooms. A short stroll from the Convention Center and Arles Museum of Archaeology. Restaurant, bar with terrace, conference rooms. Poolside breakfast & meal available in summer. Outdoor closed free carpark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Arles Camargue