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Le Boatel

A Quai Au Pont Van Gogh, 13200, 13200, Arles, France
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This extremely quirky canal-boat-come-hotel is definitely an experience. As you would expect from any type of water faring vessel the innards of this hotel are rather tight so if you suffer from claustrophobia then this may not be the place for you. However the room was very well appointed and clean. We were lucky enough to have the entire place... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Wonderful place! Very quiet and peaceful. Fresh and local product for the restaurant, something too rare. We felt very welcome by the owner. We enjoyed the hot tub and the deck: so amazing! We recommend it. Un grand merci!

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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had read that the Boatel was an easy walk to town, but realistically it's 30 minutes which is lovely in the sunshine walking into Arles, but not great with luggage from the station or late at night after an evening out. The room was a double room, single port hole, with shower ensuite. Comfortable bed but very hot with... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

At first sight this is a delapidated boat and we were going to go on. But then we went on board and saw the cabin and decided to stay. We had dinner,very nice. We then went down to our cabin and it was cosy and comfortable. Breakfast was well laid out and all in all it was a plesant stay.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed on March 30th and March 31st of 2013. No-one was around when we drove up around 3pm so we explored Arles and then returned around 6pm. Richard checked us in and was very nice. We had booked a 2 porthole room and found it to be bigger than we expected for a room on a boat. The room... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Boatel is a old,(fully refurbished) river boat/vessel,presently docked in a Rhone river ,channel branch in Arles (France) . The internal is really fantastic and fully refurbished.approx nine cabins with confort (aircon needed,not present,only air fan) during summer the inside temperature is comming up and the confort is goin slowly down.Warm and good ambient , ,nice music,service execellent,The staff is... More 

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87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a floating hotel, a boat with several tiny rooms below-deck. It is in the middle of an industrial area, not at all attractive and certainly no where I'd want to wander around after dark. They apparently have a restaurant but it was closed but we were able to eat at a floating restaurant next door. However, they are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

We booked this for one night. We knew it was a bit off the beaten track, but we were in town for only one day. We were touring Southern Europe for a number of weeks so we wanted to save money on this leg, thus picked this place due to the economical offering. We arrived mid afternoon with our luggage... More 

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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Stayed for just one night as an overnight stop whilst travelling aroung southern france. Had a little trouble finding the place so make sure you take their directions if you book. Not in the centre of Arles and yes it looks a little unlikley when you drive through the industrial area to get there but once on the waterside it... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

· Location: Far outside the city centre, alongside an industrial estate, on a small smelly canal · Accomodation: We booked a double room and were given a twin and told there were no double rooms available, although we saw a couple of double rooms free (there were only 3 other rooms booked the night we stayed). The room was very... More 

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