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“Great location, and very friendly.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Spa Le Calendal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles, France   |  
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Hong Kong, China
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Great location, and very friendly.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This very friendly hotel has a great location right opposite the Roman Theater and Arena, in Arles. It has a very comfortable and welcoming cafe for breakfast or afternoon tea or an evening drink (and they even provide board games). They have a lovely patio/garden which would be wonderful in the summer season (but January was too cold to use it.)

Our room was clean, though not very modern. One small complaint on cold winter nights was that the heat pump/air con unit was mounted near the ceiling and the heat never reached the level of the beds nor the floor.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LE CALENDAL H, Manager at Hotel Spa Le Calendal, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hello Dear guest ,
Thank you for your comment and your emphasis on our great location between Amphitheater and Arena.
We took note of your concern about the heat pump and have checked this with the heating company . We hope to see you again in provence and at the Calendal.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We loved the ability to have a relaxing breakfast and then walk to the colliseum and amphitheater, market and best restaurants all SO close. Amazing value and one of my favorites in all of Europe... If you are considering staying in Avignon or Arles; stay in Le Calendal in Arles!!!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LE CALENDAL H, Directeur général at Hotel Spa Le Calendal, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Le Calendal. We are happy that you managed not only to relax but also to visit the numerous sites in Arles.

We hope to greet you another time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Terrific location directly in front of the amphitheatre and for exploring Arles..

The hotel had provided great directions when we booked, and it was very easy to find. It is in the middle of a pedestrian-only zone but no problem - after unloading the hotel staff accompany you to the municipal parking building nearby. You don't need to drive back to the hotel until the day you depart - because the parking building is nearby - just through a park and across a main road.

The room was spacious and generally quiet (noisy revellers at 1 pm one night outside) and was nicely appointed - with a heat-pump that warmed the room up quickly and I am sure the room would have adequate air-conditioning in summer. The bed was super-comfortable. Bathroom was OK but typical French plumbing - where washbasins etc took an eternity to drain.

When we arrived hardly any restaurants were open (Monday night December) but the hotel has a lively coffee shop with a good selection of food.

Breakfast was very nice. Love that French bread!

Recommended and we would return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My daughter and I stayed and I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our time in this lovely hotel. It was perfect in every way. The staff helped us in so many ways we had just gotten our car and were new in driving in France. The location could not have been better.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salida, Co. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Had another hotel owner call to make us reservations here, so happy he did. We got their wonderful room up on the top over looking the ruins just across the way. Room was large, nicely decorated, great bathroom. Food at the hotel, especially breakfast was very tasty, and the people working were all very nice, as well as helpful. If you have a car they set you up in a garage just a five minute walk from them. Restaurants are all around, so that's not an issue.
Arles is a nice place to spend several nights, and I'd highly recommend staying here if there are rooms available.
All the Best, Salida1048

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

This charming hotel is right by the Arena. It occupies several connected buildings, with a courtyard garden. Our room faced the courtyard so was very quiet. Amenities were all modern. The staff were pleasant and helpful with tips on places to see. The self-serve breakfast in the hotel was good, with a variety of choices.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Coming from London, I am used to high standard resorts and hotels whenever I travel around the world and I was impressed by the level of services offered by Le Calendal.
First when you reach there, the staff is smiling at you and speak very good English,which is for me comforting ans also because I have friends and business colleagues meeting me over there, coming from various part of the world.
The rooms are clean and cute, very 'Provencal' I guess, very charming.
The garden is amazing, the food served is excellent from the local sandwiches to their local or salad specialities.
They have an amazing Spa and what a view towards the roman amphitheatre!!
Also, they have laptop available for you to read your emails, web surfing and wifi for free!!!

Have to say, it's an amazing location with amazing staff, amazing service...

It was worth taking my precious time to write this review.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles, France
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Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Arles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Arles
#1 Family Hotel in Arles
#2 Romantic Hotel in Arles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Spa Le Calendal 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The HOTEL SPA LE Calendal in Arles ideally located between the Antic Theater and Amphitheater, in historical center. A charming hotel, comfortable and stylish. A "restaurant d'été" with provencal dishes is open in season from mid march till mid october at lunch . The Spa Aux Bains du Calendal offers roman baths and roman ambiance (adults only +18 years old). Hot Bath - massage shower and Hammam. Large variety of massages also available . ... more   less 
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Le Calendal Hotel
Le Calendal Arles

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