The Hotel Le Calendal was part of our Provence tour and an excellent choice! Situated right in the heart of Arles, a magnificent city with Roman monuments dating back to the 1st century BC. This ancient city is also where Van Gogh produced many of his paintings. We were assigned a large room, #41 'tilleul', right off the garden patio. The staff were friendly, always with a smile. The restaurant fare was well presented and delicious.
But, what made this hotel so welcoming to me was the help I received from the owners. I became ill the week before arriving in Arles, and realized that I needed to see a doctor. Frederic called his wife to assist us in seeking medical help. Since it was a weekend, and a Sunday to boot, Cicily took us to a private clinic and guided us throughout the visit. She sought out the doctor on duty, took us down the hall, up the stairs, over to x-ray, translating and explaining everything. After consultation, and with prescription in hand, Cicily took us to a pharmacy that was open - hard to come by as we had tried earlier in the day. She was truly an angel whose willing efforts were much appreciated by my husband and me.
As mentioned, the hotel is well situated amidst Roman monuments and perfect for a week's stay (or longer) to use as a pivot point while visiting the sights of the south of France. It is an extremely comfortable hotel, a nice resting place after a day of sightseeing. Easy access to ruins, museums, shopping and restaurants. They have a spa if you are so inclined to take a day of rest.
Next time in Provence, we will definitely stay again at the Hotel Le Calendal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The HOTEL SPA LE Calendal in Arles ideally located between the Antic Theater and Amphitheater, in historical center. A charming hotel, comfortable and stylish. The Comptoir du Calendal is the perfect place to have simple homemade soups salads quiches gratins .... and wonderful organic bread sandwiches some even available for vegetarians. The Spa Aux Bains du Calendal offers roman baths and roman ambiance (adults only +18 years old). Hot Bath - massage shower and Hammam. Large variety of massages also available . Home away from home ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Calendal Hotel
- Le Calendal Arles