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Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes
Ranked #7 of 18 Arras B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Herve & Xavier are charming hosts, sharing their stunning house, a renovated 18th Century French house in the old part of Amiens. They have an artistic flair and there is something of interest and beaty everywhere you look, even your own Van Gogh chair in the bathroom! There is a gorgeous small courtyard too. They are friendly and helpful and make the stay extra special. Extremely clean and comfortable you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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morieuxh, Propriétaire at Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2013

Merci Susan , we enjoyed also your too short stay at " Le Soleil du Lion " in ARRAS and not AMIENS ! I love your feeling about the VAN GOGH chair !!

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Reviewed 1 February 2013

There is no question in my mind that this is one of the best B&Bs in which we have ever stayed and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Arras. Hervé and Xavier are the perfect and most welcoming hosts. The house is superb, beautifully decorated with fabulous color schemes, and Xavier's art work adorns the walls. Breakfast is delicious and Hervé makes excellent coffee! They offered wonderful recommendations for restaurants and things to do in Arras and environs. The bedroom is spacious, quiet and comfortable. We spent 3 nights at Le Soleil du Lion, and loved every minute of our stay and were sad to leave. Our visit was in winter, so we can't wait to return in warmer weather and explore more of the area by bike, and look forward to seeing Hervé and Xavier again. Merci beaucoup à vous!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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morieuxh, Propriétaire at Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2013
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Merci pour toutes ces éloges , Xavier est très heureux que vous ayez apprécié son travail , j'aurai pour ma part grand plaisir à vous préparer un bon café lors de votre prochaine visite touristique à vélo cette fois et par temps chaud !
La région se prête bien à de jolies balades cyclistes , nous vous conseillerons sur les parcours à découvrir ... A bientôt !

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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We loved our stay at Le Soliel du Lion. Herve and Xavier were the most wonderful hosts. The B&B is beautifully decorated and very well-equipped. They went above and beyond - making us feel very much at home. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and contained a wide range of treats. Our room was comfortable and quite spacious. We loved everything about our stay in Arras.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Yvette_Gillman
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morieuxh, Propriétaire at Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2013

Whe are always very happy when our guests feel at " Le Soleil du Lion " like at their own home !!
I expect that you will love FRANCE at the end of your journey !! We have done the best for you it was easy with so charming people you are ! but we try to do the best every time !
thank you . ( Hervé & Xavier the hosts with the most ... I like that . )

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

We stayed two nights at Le Soleil du Lion and only wish we could have stayed longer. Hervé welcomed us most warmly and helped store our bikes in their charming inner courtyard. As others have mentioned, the house is like an art gallery, yet very charming and comfortable. The large room with attached bath and walk in closet is immaculate and tastefully decorated. If, like me, you fall in love with Xavier's art work on the walls, be sure to check out his small works for sale in the front hall. For a very reasonable price, we now have a wonderful souvenir of this excellent B&B. Hervé and Xavier are the perfect hosts - Hervé's recommendations on where to shop and eat were very useful and on our day of departure, Xavier led us out of town on our bikes to our next destination, making navigation very easy. Un grand merci aux deux!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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morieuxh, Propriétaire at Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

Thank you very much , we enjoyed to welcome such pleasant people like you . I always expect that our guests find something different at home . In french : " le petit plus " !
Xavier is very happy that you like his art ! He has done a lot for our guest house !

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

This was hands down the best B&B we went to in France. It's like sleeping inside of an art gallery. A squeaky clean one. The room is huge with a walk in closet, reading area, writing area and bed. The thought, care and detail that went into every piece of decor was incredible. Colours were vibrant, but not in a scramble your head type of way. The room was relaxing to be in. Very romantic. Bed comfortable. Small staircase to go up. Free parking just around the corner. It was only a short walk to the main squares and quiet. Our two hosts were fascinating to talk to, so much so, we are going to visit Arras again to spend more time exploring the town. And we will definitely be booking here again. It's the number one B&B in Arras in my opinion.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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morieuxh, Propriétaire at Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2012

It's always a great saisfaction for us when our guests are really enjoyed to stay at home . We try to do the best for that .
We where very happy to welcome so charming people like you and "Le Soleil du Lion " is expecting to see you soon . ( Maybe it will be your secondary house in FRANCE ! )
See you soon .
Hervé M .

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We were greeted with the most warm and friendly welcome by Herve, after a tour of his wonderful home we were delighted to be given a most welcome cup of tea after our long journey from the UK.
The warmth continued for the duration of our three night stay, Herve and Xavier were a font of knowledge on places to visit in the area.
The property itself was exceptional with its delightful character and ambience - much like its owners! We would thoroughly recommend the accomodation to others, but would suggest you have either a good street map or sat nav to reach your destination.
A most enjoyable interlude in our road trip across France and a big thank you to Herve & Xavier for their wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

My 16 year-old grand- daughter and I stayed for two nights in September 2011 at this delightful newly opened townhouse chambre d'hote in Arras. We were privileged to be its first customers! Herve and Xavier, the owners, are to be congratulated on their flair for design and decor in this delightful refurbishment. The house is full of bright colours enhancing the traditional style of the house. We were made so welcome. In fact this was a real home from home! Our room and bathroom were immaculate and beautifully furnished. Continental breakfast in the stylish dining-room was delicious, with home- made products gracing an elegant table. Herve looked after us with aplomb and both he and Xavier were a fount of knowledge on Arras and any other info we needed.The house is very well situated within easy walking distance of the two main squares, yet on a quiet narrow street in an old and interesting part of town. If you want to be well looked after, this is the place to go!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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morieuxh, Propriétaire at Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2011
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Nous gardons un souvenir inoubliable de nos deux premières clientes , leur gentillesse et leur "savoir vivre " nous ont vraiment motivés dans la poursuite de cette activité si passionnante qu'est la tenue d'une maison d'hôtes !

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Additional Information about Le Soleil du Lion chambre d'hotes

Address: 18 rue du Coclipas, 62000, Arras, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Pas-de-Calais > Arras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Arras
Price Range: £64 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming guest house of the 18th century near the center of ARRAS . The Soleil du Lion is a guest house built in the eighteenth century, located in the old Arras, at 5 minute walk of our famous squares and our belfry listed as UNESCO World Heritage. You will have all the comforts for a quality stay in Arras! Herve owner will be "Pamper" to help you make your stay easy and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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