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La Bonne Etape

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux, France
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chateau-Arnoux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Worcestershire UK
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a special detour on our journey south in order to stay here, mainly due to the revues and reputation concerning the cuisine. We booked a Relais Chateau food and wine package which promised a gastronomic menu and quality wine tasting with each course through the meal. Our arrival at the hotel showed great promise as there was a... More

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

Dear Sir, What are you aiming at ? Sincerely, even though the English translation of this package can lead to a small confusion, is your deception worth this review of yours ? Should your companion have understood that the menu on the package was the one she had decided she wanted and not the one which was proposed (both are... More

marseille
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely comfortable hotel. Stayed for one night with my husband and daughter. Rooms were large and bathrooms with both bath and shower. Service was great. The food at the hotel was exceptional. We had lunch at the poolside restaurant, dinner at the hotel and breakfast in the room. The quality, taste and presentation was memorable. Hotel staff and manger were... More

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

Dear Madam, (from Marseilles ?) Thank you for taking time to share your satisfaction about La Bonne etape hotel, service, restaurant. All the member of my team are proud of advices like yours. Our best reward is your feeling like visiting us again. Thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again in the near future. Very sincerely,... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly outstanding boutique hotel and restaurant run very professionally by Jany Gleize and his staff. The rooms are delightfully furnished, the restaurant is to die for and the hotel is very centrally located in Provence. This allows for day trips to Gorge de Verdon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Nice, Avignon, Cannes, Monaco,, the Haut-Alpes, Sisteron and wonderful villages in... More

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

o Dear Sir, o Thank you for taking time to share your satisfaction about the hotel, and for congratulating my brilliant team, they deserve it, thank you for being so precise in the points you had plenty of time to visit yourself during your staying with us. o You chose to spend a few days in a row in La... More

Westchester County, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have graded this very good but I think "good" would be more accurate. I have read some of the other reviews and had to check that they really were about this hotel. Perhaps the welcoming "family" referred to in other reviews were absent when we were there! Pillows were not very comfortable and the chairs in the bedroom need... More

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

Dear Sir, I am awfully sorry not to have been able to welcome you personnaly upon your arrival and do apologise about that. I hope you enjoyed the welcome drinks and the champagne you were offered as a privileged guest. Thank you for taking time to post a comment on this site and I am happy to know you did... More

Cannes, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Everything you would expect from Michelin star. The service is particularly good. Breakfast massive although for some reason the eggs were always undercooked, you won't need lunch. Exclusive ambiance, swimming pool great and the garden from where the chef harvests his ingredients is fascinating. My only disappointment was that there is not much to do in the local town or... More

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

o Dear Sir, o On behalf of my whole team, thank you for your compliments relating Michelin guide standards. o It is our pride to fulfill your expectations. o Undercooked eggs : I am sorry we did not notice you would have preferred them a little more cooked, it was more than possible to prepare them the way you like.... More

Saint Paul, MN
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is the hotel and restaurant that others try to imitate. The location is beautiful; don't miss the sunrise. The furniture is classic, befitting the age and architecture of the house. The organic gardens, cultivated with much care, have a wide variety of herbs and aromatic plants. The rooms are large and comfortable. Towels, bedding and amenities top notch. The... More

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, If I were « the others » I would be jealous, ;-) What a compliment ! Thank you, really, thank you ! My whole team is also very proud to read your comments, they deserve it. Would you allow me to alter one point in order not to disappoint the future visitors to our organic garden... More

Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Lovely place where you quickly fell hosted by a genuine family. Jany is kindly taking care of his guests from breakfast until dinner, finding time to bring you in his organic garden and sharing with you tricks to cook best recipes. Nicolas tactfully supervises all the staff composed with efficient and warm-enthusiastic members in every corner of the house. Restaurant... More

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to share your satisfaction here and describe so well the ambiance of our house. It is always a pleasure for my brilliant team to read compliments of this kind, we all appreciate, and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Yours sincerely Jany Gleize Chef de... More

Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Le Bonne Etape is 10km south of Sisteron. Parts of the building date back to the 1700's when this was the original Hotel de la Poste. My wife and I had the privilege of a conducted tour by the proprietor/chef, M. Jany Gleize, of the hotel's extensive herb garden, which supports the excellent cuisine that the hotel is famed for.... More

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

Dear Sir, It was a pleasure welcoming you. Thank you for sharing details of your staying with us and describing the ambiance of the hotel and the difference between each room. Three types of rooms are proposed in La Bonne Etape, in fact, 18 types of rooms would be nearer to the reality. The “wildness” of the garden is what... More

sao paulo, brazil
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The hotel has a nice property. Attentive staff. There are two restaurants: one gastronomic and a bistro. Both are run by the same chef, and both are great within their characteristics. The location is ok, but nothing special. The room was ok. The double bed has a space in the middle, which spoiled our sleeping experience. Just a note: this... 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 repeat the compliments you told me at the end of your stay. It was a pleasure talking with you for several times during your staying with us. I am sorry to learn the problem about the bedding, which you did not mention when we were discussing together. This will be... More

Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Address: Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux, France
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Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Chateau-Arnoux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Bonne Etape 4*
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