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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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London
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181 reviews 181 reviews
54 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
48 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a great place to stay. The atmosphere is relaxed homely and friendly. The staff were superb and really made us welcome. The restaurant was wonderful, indulgent but so worth the experience. The facilities, room and pool were excellent. The hotel is a great base to explore the area even if the immediate town and surroundings are not memorable. Start... 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 opinion on this site. In a few chosen words, you thoroughly describe your satisfaction and your experience with us in Haute Provence. Thank you ! In the fall (now), one can enjoy strolling in the hills covered with magnificent autumn colors. Game is in season, partridge, mallard duck, venison, hare... More 

Worcestershire UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 

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