One reviewer has already pointed out that the rooms in this hotel aren't large. That's an understatement. They are absolutely tiny, or at least the one we stayed in was. The shower is equally compact. They were so tiny as to be actually difficult to move around in. That having been said, the location (outside of Fontvielle) is great, the hotel is gorgeous, there's a lovely olive orchard behind it, the pool area is very nice to sit in (though the pool is a bit small for any serious swimming). The highlight of our visit here was dinner - a magnificent feast of exquisite Provencal dishes, with the best Sangria we had in France. (And very generous portions too.) Too bad the rooms weren't as generously-sized ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Provence ... •In the heart of the Alpilles hills ... •At the gateway to the Camargue ... •At the foot of les Baux de provence and its Castel ... Our charming Hotel Restaurant will delight you with its peaceful setting in the heart of the countryside surrounded by fields of olive trees and vineyards. With its privileged situation among the villages of Fontvieille, Les Baux de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles, our hotel's location also offers easy access to the towns of Arles, Saint Rémy de Provence and Avignon, as well as all their monuments, such as Glanum and the Antiquities, the Amphitheatre and the Popes' Palace. The sound of the cicada, the perfume of lavender, the swimming pool and our shaded terrace will all help to make your stay a moment of calm and relaxation, as well as of visits and discoveries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Ripaille Hotel Fontvieille, France