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La Bonne Etape

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Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux, France
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai
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94 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful home away from home... The first thing at La Bonne tape is people, just arrived... we received a warm welcome from the staff, something unique not easy to find in so many great place!! At the restaurant with the chef with any one from the place we had this magic smile making a stay a lovely stay.... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, So many compliments ! Thank you for taking time to explain why you felt at home in La Bonne Etape. My brilliant team and myself are very proud you enjoyed our will to please you and share the best of our land. The description of your experience matches with what we are aiming at. As you... More 

virginia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After flying to Nice from Corsica, my wife and I decided to take the “long” road to Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, driving above Vence through Coursegoules, eventually meeting the Route Napoleon south of Castellane. We found the countryside magnificent, reminiscent of the arid terrain of southwestern Colorado. If traveling from Nice to La Bonne Étape with time to spare, we recommend this highly... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

• Dear Sir, • A great thank you for taking so much time to share here the detailed description of your whole experience in La Bonne Etape. • A person in charge of Public Relations for us could not describe better than you did. It will be a pleasure welcoming you again soon for a longer period of time, as... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed as a group, having the opportunity to tour the herb and vegetable garden with Chef Jany Gleize folled by a Ratatouille making demonstration in the kitchen. A lot of fun! The restaurant is excellent (but that is a different review). The hotel is well located, we took an early morning walk a couple blocks to the main road... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us during night you spent and relating your warm recommendation. My whole team and myself are proud to please our hosts and comments like yours are rewarding and much appreciated. Nice pictures you shared too, thank you ! I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you... More 

Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Recently spent three wonderful days at La Bonne Etape. An elegant and beautifully appointed hotel, we had a special experience when Michelin star chef, Jany Gleize met us in his organic garden for a memorable walkthrough, tasting and smelling herbs and other treats. Later that evening Chef Gleize prepared an amazing meal in the beautiful dining room. Wonderful and helpful... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, What a pleasure to read this lovely description you wrote relating your staying with us. It is very rewarding for my whole brilliant team and myself to know we achieved great parts of the goals we are aiming at. Thank you ! I hope we will welcome you soon again Best regards Jany Gleize Chef de... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a lovely hotel in a small village in the Durance valley. The room I had overlooking the pool was lovely and very comfortable. It had some old-world charm but all the modern conveniences you would expect. There are two restaurants attached to the hotel. The gourmet restaurant is definitely worth it. The meals are original and creative, using... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Sir, It was a great pleasure welcoming you and your family, and it is a pleasure as well to read the very kind words and the precise description of your experience in La Bonne Etape, which is a good central place, as you noticed, to discover the bewildering places around Chateau Arnoux (lavender is blossoming now, always new for... More 

London
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well thanks to French Air Traffic Control being on strike yet again we had an extra 3 days in France. We stubbled across here by accident...absolutely superb. The rooms were charming and peaceful...mine had a wonderful vista overlooking the pool and the mountains. The chef is top notch as is the food....his mother was a charming and a delightful lady... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for taking time to write here your unexpected experience with us. My whole team and myself thank you for the time you spent and the compliments shared on this site. Your advice will be followed I do not doubt, for the surroundings, the village, the area around are worth taking time to visit. Hoping... More 

San Francisco, CA
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75 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We are so glad that we were able to stay at this outstanding hotel and Michelin starred restaurant. One night was not enough time to spend at this beautiful and welcoming hotel, and next time we will plan to stay longer. Upon our arrival we were met by a friendly receptionist who helped us with our luggage and welcomed us... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to share your comments on this site Please accept sincere thanks from all my team and myself. We are very happy and very proud to bring you that happiness during your staying with us. Thank you for sharing details of what you thoroughly enjoyed while in our house. Could you be... More 

San Diego
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is not a location that most people will go to unless they have a reason to be in the area but if you are going to be somewhere near, it's worth a detour because the gourmet restaurant with its emphasis on fresh products/vegetables is a delight It has one, well-deserved MIchelin star and is probably atypical of one star... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to write such an accurate detailed experience. It is a pleasure to read that what we are aiming at is so much appreciated and well explained. Could you please allow me to add some details about the location so that people would decide to change up their mind and visit more... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We love La Bonne Etape and stayed for two nights in September 2014. This was our third stay here. Our first stay was about ten years ago and the hotel just seems to get better and better each time. Dining here is a great experience. The dining room is beautifully appointed, the menus are well balanced, and the food is... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Please accept my apologies for not answering before, this is not my habbit. Thank you for sharing your feeling of improvement of our house year after year. Reading your words is very rewarding for my brilliant team and myself. We are very proud to give you the kind of pleasure you describe in relating so precisely... More 

Sydney
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We are still reproaching ourselves for failing to book more than one night at this exquisite place. A hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant attached, this was a truly memorable experience. We were greeted warmly and out luggage whisked to our beautiful room overlooking the garden. Our dinner was everything one expects of a restaurant which has had a Michelin... More 

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Bonneetape04, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, What a tremendous compliment, thank you very much ! So I understand you will decide to catch up and visit more often La Bonne Etape ;-) you will be more than welcome ! Special cooking class for you (which thema ?) It was a real pleasure walking with you around the hotel and the garden, and... More 

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