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La Bonne Etape

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
jonathan h Farnham, United Kingdom
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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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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

La Bonne Etape is an unassuming, yet charming hotel, with very welcoming and friendly service. On arrival we were fortunate in being offered a free room upgrade, which was great. That said, even our original room was lovely. The food at the bistro was very reasonable and tasty, but the restaurant was exceptional - a fantastic meal. We stayed for... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for the compliments you took time to share describing your feeling about your experience in La Bonne Etape. Though English is not my mother tongue, I understand your words meet with what we are looking for : your happiness while with us. We love to share what we have, what we like and will be happy... More

Goyang, South Korea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband and I agree that M. Jany Gleize, the proprietor cum chef-gardener of La Bonne Etape, is the nicest person we met during our trip in the south of France last September, and his regal mother the wisest. On the first morning of our 3-night stay, I woke up feeling the onset of a cold. My husband went for... More

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, What a pleasure to read your comments ! They match so much with what we believe in. Our goal : share our happiness to be here, to welcome you and make you appreciate the best of our country, of our land, of our culture. My parents, Nicolas, the whole staff and myself thank you for the... More

Eugene, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

when we arrived, tired and ready for a glass of wine, we were greeted by a welcoming host who charmed us with her warm greetings. She announced that she was upgrading us to a suite that opens out to its own private patio area surrounded by shrubs and trees. We wandered into the garden with a bottle of wine and... More

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for telling the story of the days you spent with us, sharing the atmosphere you felt at the different times of the day. Thank you for describing the ambiance of our house, thank you for the recommendation to your readers, our future patrons. I hope to welcome you soon again. Best wishes Sincerely Jany... More

New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We ended a month long stay in Italy and France by staying here for 3 nights (got a luxurylink package deal)... from reception to au revoir it was a top notch experience. Our package included breakfast each morning, and one dinner at the hotel's streetfront bistro, which was very good. But the real draw was the opportunity to indulge in... More

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your satisfaction about this “top notch experience”in La Bonne Etape. It is also a pleasure knowing you entirely enjoyed our Michelin starred restaurant. Thank you as well for recommending our house to future visitors ; they will be welcome ! As you will be during a future visit which I hope will... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had to stay here due to an unexpected breakdown. The staff were really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were lovely, as was the view! We ate in the brasserie. The food was excellent and comes from the same kitchen as the adjoining Michelin starred restaurant.

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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 compliments regarding the food in both restaurants, rooms, staff, view… during your staying with us. It will be a pleasure welcoming you in the future, (without any breakdown I hope for you). Best regards ; sincerely Jany Gleize Chef de Cuisine Maître de Maison More

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A very stylish and friendly hotel - the rooms were cleverly designed and very pretty. We had dinner in the Brasserie - the food was hearty and delicious - and extremely reasonable. It's worth splashing out on the breakfast, we ate ours on our little private terrace. The pool was calm and sunny - the sunbeds were taken by other... 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 satisfaction specially about the design of the rooms and style of the hotel, as I know British Citizens are very demanding and famous for their sharp taste about decoration . (I worked at the Connaught Hotel during my apprenticeship). Your compliments about our “English style garden with a... More

Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were on holiday in Provence, and I wanted a pleasant hotel to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. I picked "La bonne etape" mostly for its central location, but it turned out that I could not possibly have made a better choice for such an occasion. It started when we arrived. The hotel is located centrally in the village, but... More

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, What a pleasure to have enriched the memory of your wedding anniversary. Thank you for sharing your feeling which exceeded your expectations. This is our goal : giving the best of our land to make you live the best of your experience. Last summer a large number of visitors extended their stay from one or two... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We recently stayed here to attend a wedding in the area. What a wonderful find! Our room (31) overlooked both the pool and patio, and our terrace was a delightful place to have breakfast. And what a breakfast - lots of pastries of varied types, breads, fresh fruits, yogurt, even eggs - much more than your usual continental breakfast. The... 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 compliments relating your time in La Bonne Étape. "what a breakfast ! , do not miss a meal ! Pool was a gem !" Thank you ! About "the town itself" : I was born in this village, it is a very nice village indeed, although not well... More

Marbella, Spain
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125 reviews 125 reviews
20 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel which looks the part and has a lovely swimming pool area. The staff was very friendly and accomodating, however our room, which was a ground floor one had a damp weird smell to it. It was very cold even with the airconditoning turned off and had no windows. It felt a bit like a... 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 the compliments about hotel, staff, bathroom… I am really sorry that the problems encountered have not been solved during your staying with us ; the hotel was fully booked as you know and the proposal we made upon arrival (proposing another upgraded room for the same price by 6pm... More

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Pleasant accommodations far from the glamorous towns on the Riviera, about an hour and a half on the highway from the Marseille airport. The original house dates from the eighteenth century, roses were in the bloom on the trellises and the young staff tries hard to please. The room was comfortable if not fancy, just enough storage in one dresser... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for the time you spent sharing the sharp details which highlighted your staying with us in Haute Provence, area where many assets we are proud of cannot be found on the Riviera, as you noticed. Every recommendation you posted is so concise and precise, thank you ! Should the restaurant.michelin.fr read your rating and agree with... More

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Also Known As:
La Bonne Etape Hotel Chateau-Arnoux
La Bonne Etape Chateau Arnoux
Address: Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux, France
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Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Chateau-Arnoux
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Chateau-Arnoux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Bonne Etape 4*
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