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“Not worthy of 3 stars!”
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Hotel Clamador
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We had the 2-bedroom/1-bath suite for two nights. The towels were the roughest I've ever felt. Neither of the light fixtures worked in the room with twin beds, although there was a floor lamp that did. We complained about the light fixtures (one didn't have a bulb) but there was no change. The breakfast was okay. The hotel is located outside of Sts. Maries and so one must have a car to get there from town. The price was good - but no better than it should've been considering the rooms. We didn't understand how this hotel had gotten a 3-star rating.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We booked the hotel online, for 3 nights, during a driving holiday in France. Location is ideal for Saintes Maries de la Mer: just far enough away to be out of the hustle and tourist bustle, but close enough to be convenient. The location is actually very peaceful, with horses from a nearby riding school milling about close by and the whole Clamador estate being enclosed by trees and hedges. The reception and general areas of the hotel are very dated, a little tatty and a rare mix-up of styles. The all female staff are friendly and helpful, with one of the women having good multi-language skills. They are a little elusive though.

The room was disappointing to say the least. Shabby-chic springs to mind, with the emphasis on shabby. Again, there was a strange mix of styles at work, with the feeling that as long as all the basic things are in there, it doesn't matter how it looks. There was also carpet on the floor, which while it wasn't worn, is always a big no-no for me. The air con was good and the window had a mozzie screen as well as shutters. The general state of the decor was very tatty with heat marks on the walls from the wallmounted bedside lamps. The ensuite comprised a separate toilet and then a very small space which accomodated a dated suite of sink, bidet and shower tray. It felt like everything needed a lick of paint and updating. That said, the bathroom was spotlessly clean with a brand new shower curtain, the bed linen was pristine and there wasnt a speck of dust to be found. However, the towels were long past their best; rough, board-like and seemed to repel water, not soak it!

The self-serve breakfast is taken on the 'terrace'. Plenty of food and coffee available, and you are left to your own devices. Strangely, there are no plates to be had, so you will have to make do with the large saucers that come with your cups.

The entire grounds of the Clamador (which are extensive) are under-utilised. There is so much scope and opportunity and room for improvement, and it really could become an absolute gem if there was a little investment from the propietors.

The pool area is pleasant with a deep pool and plenty of loungers. There is also a small poolside building resembling a terraced turret, accessible by steps and which can accommodate 2 loungers at the top, thereby providing an entirely private bathing area.

Security is good: gates to the complex are closed and locked at 9pm and are accessed by a remote control issues to guests. There is also a numeric lock system on the front door.

Accomodation on the south coast tends to be slightly more expensive and the Clamador is in line with this, but it did feel like we were paying a little too much for the standard of quality which was available. This hotel could be so much more.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Hotel 5 minutes drive from Saintes Maries, by the side of the Petite Rhone.
The pool was fantastic , plenty of chairs about. Room a bit dated but air conditioning was in good working order.
Beware mosquitoes, the room has mesh shutters around the windows , so my advice is to use them.
Great base for exploring the Camargue , wildlife and scenery fantastic.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Route d Aigues Mortes, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
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Ranked #40 of 42 Hotels in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Price Range: £125 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Clamador 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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