My boyfriend and I had the most incredible stay with Eric and Augusto. We travelled for over a month and stayed in five B&Bs and this was without a doubt the highlight. The room is simple but has a very comfortable bed, CDs, DVDs, and a lovely bathroom with a HUGE shower. We felt very much at home here. When we arrived at the door our names were written in chalk on the board - it was a lovely touch! Augusto greeted us with a map they had copied highlighting their favourite cafes and restaurants in Arles (all of which were just superb!). Eric was very helpful with telling us which things to see and do in Arles. Before bed each night Augusto asked us when and what we wanted for breakfast! I am gluten intolerant so he went out of his way to cut up extra fruit etc and offered to get me gluten free bread etc. The breakfast was just beautiful....we fell in love with Eric's home made yogurt and jams.
On the second night we had drinks and escargot with them before heading off for dinner which was great fun and a cultural experience! We learnt a lot about the community life there just by speaking with them and they also took us to the daily "advent window": a show put on every day in the lead up to Christmas from a villager's window (followed by mulled wine!). On our last night they joined us for dinner at one of their recommended places and eric informed us about all of the different dishes and we all got to try a bit of everything. In the morning they also took us to the train station. We had the most amazing time, we felt that this was an incredibly small price to pay for such a wonderful experience. Thank you so very much Eric and Augusto....we will most certainly be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'Aubergine Rouge V2.0 is a house from the 18th century in the historic center of Arles with a picturesque location on the banks of the Rhône.It is more than a bed & breakfast, it is a way of life.With 2 guestrooms and one private flat,privacy and tranquility are assured.L'Aubergine Rouge," THE HEAVENLY SUITE" is a private studio at the top of the house: living, room, private bathroom, private kitchen more a private terrass ( 15m2).Free WI-FI access, TV and AC.You'll find everything ready in the kitchen in order to prepare you a breakfast.If the heavenly is not available, try to see if we have space in-The Van Gogh room, ze place to be!-L'Aubergine Rouge, ze place to sleep! ... more less