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La Bonne Etape

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Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux, France
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Penshurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our experience was very different to that of the previous reviewer - do not be fooled by first impressions. We had a charming welcome from the girl at reception, who showed us to our somewhat old fashioned, but very clean and comfortable room. On walking round the rather wild garden, the owner,Michelin starred chef, Monsieur Jany Gleize, introduced himself and... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My overall scoring for the hotel is based on the package that we booked, namely room + breakfast + "Gourmet Menu with wines throughout". This was 489 Euros so not cheap for an overnight stay but since it was a 1 star Michelin restaurant and my wife's birthday, I felt happy with it when booking. The hotel and the room... More 

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for granting us of your first advice on this site, despite your long practice of Michelin starred restaurants in France (do not they deserve a good word of yours ? I am certain they will like to read your satisfaction), and for taking time to say you were happy with the hotel and service.... More 

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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Like others, I will rave about this place, which actor George Clooney called "an oasis." The attentive service, the location, the lovely pool, and of course the food from its one-star Michelin restaurant -- all wonderful. Our room was charming, with a view to the hills. A place to relax and to experience the best that Provence offers.

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

Dear Madam, My brilliant team and myself are proud to read your comment posted on this site. Our aim is to share the best of Haute Provence, and I am happy to know you enjoyed it. Château Arnoux is a centre place to discover the surrounding bewildering places in Haute Provence, you are right. I hope we will have soon... More 

BARNSLEY
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

From the arrival to the departure a perfect experience! Jany, his family & staff have an excellent Place to stay , relax and pile on the pounds in the superb restaurant. Pool side brill, Room Excellent old fashioned but worked, lovely view of gardens and Pool. Lesson in Gardens and Kitchen well worth taking the time out of the holiday,... More 

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

Dear Nicola and Phil, if you please allow me, It was a real pleasure sharing some time with you during you staying with us. May I take advantage of your comment to stress this point and address you a compliment : you were very good, I mean in the frame of mind to appreciate what was proposed to you :... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We stayed for one night (regrettably) in July during a 14 night Spanish/French road trip in properties ranging from Relais & Chateaux to Campanile, so this review is relatively objective. The hotel is located just off the main road and has it's own car park just across the street. Chateaux Arnoux itself doesn't have a lot to recommend it, with... More 

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, My brilliant team and myself thank you for taking so much time to share your opinion about our house. The description and details are so nice and accurate, thank you. Thank you for Michelin. Thank you for your suggestion about the fence : you are right, it will be improved. It is also a real pleasure... More 

Dubai
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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
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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
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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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Thank billh85
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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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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8 reviews
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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 

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