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Hostellerie du Pont de Gau

Route d'Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
0490978153
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just left the Hostellerie du Pont de Gau where we had lunch and were helped by the gracious owner Gerard Ferri and his wife Giselle. We accidentally put gas in the Diesel engine so had to get towed from Saints Marie de la Mer to Arles where we are sitting at a garage. The lunch was okay... when I... More

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Eat but dont stay!!! Friendly welcome, but bathplug jammed and couldnt stop water flowing out. Unsuccessfully attacked with a knife by member of staff. Shower didnt work. Bags quickly taken to another room where once water turned on in bath, couldnt turn off. Patron fixed. Lights went out just left with a standard lamp, bathroom pitch dark in night. Decor... More

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Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

On your way to "Les Saintes Maries de la Mer", a nice place to take a break. Kind o a family managed business, quiet and peaceful. A surprising menu and the dining room that goes with it ! The four course diner was excellent with the paired wines. First class attention by the waitresses. An important note for the pet... More

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Thezan des Corbieres
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The restaurant is a bit dull and agree with previous reviewers that the ambiance is a bit lacking. We found the waitresses very good and one was quite good fun too. The food was excellent and unlike the previous reviewer did not see how it could have been frozen or shrink wrapped! The Hostellerie is a good option for those... More

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Montpellier, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This restaurant has zero atmosphere. The welcome was warm and the waitresses very nice but the service unprofessional - the main course was served so quickly after the aperitif that they whipped my olives away that I was enjoying! The dishes were served in quick succession hence probably frozen/shrink-wrapped and pre-prepared (it certainly looked and tasted like it). My bull... More

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Bassoues, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have just returned from a photography trip to the Camargue. The Hostellerie du Pont de Gau was our group's hotel although we stayed in a gite near by. We ate at the Hostellerie twice. The staff were kindness itself but the quality of the food did not reflect the cost , we felt that we paid well over the... More

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Vaucluse France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is not our first visit to this modest but very friendly place situated, conveniently, next to the ornithological park. The welcome, as always was friendly and the menu at €23.00 represented good value for money with 4 courses. Naturally faux filets de toreau (steaks from the local bulls) were sampled by most and it was deemed to be perfectly... More

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Carmarthen, Wales
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The restaurant is next to the entrance to the Parc Ornithologique in the Camargue. It's unpretentious looking but inside one is treated royally. Even though we eat very lightly at lunchtime (especially if we have a large bird sanctuary to walk round afterwards) the welcome was gracious and they included a very tasty amuse bouche. Each of us had a... More

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Typically french decor, very friendly and helpful staff. I gave the 5 stars to the restaurant but sadly the hotel advertised as 2 stars in France is extremely basic and in need of serious redecoration. A one star in England. The bathrooms have not been upgraded since the 60's. Again cleaning staff were excellent and friendly. This hotel is next... More

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Weyhe, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We have stopped there on a day-trip in the Camargue, on advise of our travel guide book. I have to admit that we were hesitating because of that and because of the rather very touristic area. However, we were more than positively surprised. Although weekday lunch, shortly before closing time, we got excellent food, including special kid's portions for our... More

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