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“Very friendly authentic hotel in Arles”

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Hotel Porte de Camargue
Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels in Arles
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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18 reviews
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“Very friendly authentic hotel in Arles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

If you want to see Provence and Camargue, I would recommend you this cosy family hotel. The owners are very friendly, nice and helpful for their guests any time. If you are a horseback rider and came to make a famous "cheval promenade" in Camargue, they will support you with useful recommendations, help with booking of your riding, if you don´t speak French, and show the simplest way, how to get there. In the morning you will appreciate a very authentic breakfast room, tasty coffee and croissants, and in the evening you can enjoy silence and sounds of birds on the sunny terrace with cosy coaches and flowers. I would like to say "Grand merci!" to the owners and wish further success with the hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

We were very pleased with our stay here last June. The owner is gracious and charming, and was extremely helpful in recommending the best restaurants in the area (and in fact we had two of the best dinners of our trip because of his advice). The breakfast room is quiet and pleasant, and breakfast consisted of some excellent croissants, a small variety of individually packaged cheeses, cereal, yogurt, jam, and hot tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, served by the proprietors at our table. Some reviews found the rooms to be tired, but I found the decor charming and rustic. Nothing was brand new, but everything was clean and well cared-for, and the bathroom was one of the more spacious and comfortable we saw on our trip through France and Spain. No complaints. I would not recommend this hotel for a family with noisy children, as the overall feeling was peaceful and quiet, and they might be looked upon poorly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

Great, clean hotel. I wouldn't recommend for long stays, but we were there for 3 nights, and it was comfortable and clean. Breakfast is a bit more than just a continental breakfast, thus ample enough to last you until lunchtime at least. Very well located, and walking distance (if you are comfortable walking) from the old town and attractions. Parking is limited and not available on the premises (and do take a GPS, else you will have trouble finding the hotel). However, there are lots of street parking around the hotel. We struggled with wi-fi, and had to sit in the lobby to get wi-fi, but that was okay - we didn't NEED to be connected.

I can recommend this place as it is well priced.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

I stayed here for a week in september. the hotel is basic ,but thats what i expected so no big surprise there. the couple that run the hotel are very friendly and extremely helpful. I really liked the location although it may not be to everyones taste but i found it extremely handy for walking to the centre which took 5 minutes and for getting out of the city to the camargue or avignon etc it was perfect and easy to navigate.The area is residential and very quiet at night and it has a village feel about it,with a supermarket, a bar and a couple of restaurants nearby if you want to stay local.The locals i found to be very friendly and helpful . The hotel itself is a little dull and stuck in a timewarp is probably a fair description, but thats ok as i said earlier ,i wasn't expecting a lot. there is a large roof terrace but sadly no bar....I think this would make a big difference.we ate breakfast only once in the hotel and it was fine but the rest of the time we went to cafe d'autrefois in Arles which was a real find.Would i stay here again? probably not, but if you are on a budget it will be hard to find a better value place to stay than this in Arles.it is what it is so if you want a little bit of luxury its not the place for you.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

We slept one night at the hotel Porte de Camargue. The room was just OK and I don't really understand the great TA reviews. During our stay there was no wifi in the rooms. The new owner (since August) explained that he switched provider and that this should be fixed soon. The hotel is about 10 minutes from the centre and it is fairly easy to find free parking around. On the positive side prices were good.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

The hotel is well situated on the other side of the river but an easy walk to all the sites. It is in a quiet area. Friendly reception and helpful. rooms are a nice size and clean and comfortable. breakfast was excellent. We really felt we got good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hants
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Welcoming staff. We were given room immediately even though we arrived at 10.30am.
Delightful reception area with computer.
Situation. A short walk over the bridge to the historic centre of Arles. Lovely quiet spot by river. Roof terrace. Staff very willing and booked taxi for us. Breakfast with fresh fruit. On bus route to Camargue

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Porte de Camargue

Property: Hotel Porte de Camargue
Address: 15 rue Noguier, 13200, Arles, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Arles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Arles
#14 Romantic Hotel in Arles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Porte de Camargue 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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