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Le Chateau des Alpilles
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route du Rougadou, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France   |  
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“Great for families!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

My husband, our two daughters (age 7 and 4) and I spent 5 nights there and we absolutely loved it. We stayed in what the staff calls the "Appartement", i.e. the huge suite that is located in the farmhouse off of the main building. It was wonderful. It consists of one large master bedroom with its own bath, one large family room with two twin beds and its own full bathroom (this one equipped with a shower), a kitchenette, two TVs, and a lovely view on the surrounding garden. The room has been recently renovated. It is also spotlessly clean. The beds are extremely comfortable ( which scored high marks with my husband and me- we find that it is not the case at most French hotels).
The chateau is a mere 3 minutes drive from town and about 6 to 7 minutes (if that) from the ancient Roman ruins of Les Antiques and Glanum. (These are so close that you can easily miss them if you go too fast!) Les Antiques consist of two well preserved monuments. Glanum is located in a lovely pass at the foot of the Alpilles. Both sites are well worth a visit. We also drove to the famous perched village of Les Baux de Provence (picturesque but a bit of a tourist trap), the village of Eygalieres (nice), and the Pont du Gard (fantastic).
On the downside, we found the hotel staff to be a bit snooty, particularly the owner and the server who took care of us at breakfast
Nevertheless, I would recommend the place in a heartbeat to anyone visiting Provence.

  • Liked — The comfort
  • Disliked — The staff
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Wellington
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

Stayed here a year ago, but forgot to write a review. It was my second time here, the 1st with just my wife and I, the second with our 2 children and my wifes parents.

An absolutely enchanting place to stay; beautiful setting and great surroundings with great pool etc.

It is a delight to have breakfast outside the main building in the morning and dinner outside in the evening. ANd it is quite an easy 20min walk into St Remy itself, though walking down a narrow road means one must be careful.

An easy drive to both Arles and Avignon

An abolutely fantastic place to stay

  • Liked — Just simply amazing
  • Disliked — Having to leave
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

My husband and I returned to St Remy this year, having taken a large house (with lots of family) last year. We just felt we needed one more week to revisit our favorite places.
Our choice of Chateau des Alpilles was perfect for our need to get away in a luxurious retreat. We had a large room with a very beautiful mix of antiques and a comfy king bed with embroidered cotton sheets.
The bathroom had a deep bathtub and a vigorous shower. The flat screen TV was a nice "keep in touch with the world" touch.
We loved dining on the terrace under the ancient trees by candle light. The cicadas provided the evening serenade.
The grounds are enchanting, loved the pool area and funky little cabanas. The staff were helpful, albeit, a touch crisp.
I was pleasantly surprised by how quite our room was, although there were about 5 room on our floor in the main house. There are lots of accomodations tucked around the property, and it feels almost as if we had our own country home in Provence.

I would go again tomorrow. Good home base for travelling in Provence.

  • Liked — Ground and setting
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2008

When planning our trip to the South of France, I looked for a nice place to stay in the St. Remy area. Through this site, we found Le Chateau des Alpilles and I contacted the property to check on availability. Sadly for us, they seemed to be fully booked over the Summer-season, well into September. We booked another hotel in the Avignon area, but about 14 days before leaving for France, we got an e-mail from the hotel, asking us, if we were still interested, as there was a group-cancellation for the dates we had checked upon. Well: Luckily we could cancel the other hotel and were able to stay two nights at Chateau des Alpilles. It was absolutely superb. We were greeted very friendly and felt at home immediately. We could even could choose between two rooms. The one we chose was a corner room, a bit on the dark side, but nevertheless lovely. We had view over the driveway and the pool. High ceilings, lovely furniture and the bathroom was absolutely wonderful: So much better than you should expect in an older property: Very modern, fresh and with all the amenities you could wish for. Staff is very attentive and friendly. Dinner in the restaurant was good, not outstanding but very well presented. The menu changes every night and you can also choose "a la carte". Breakfast in the morning outside at the front of the property; tables with crisp white linen: Very nice, although a bit overpriced for what you get for it. Nevertheless: All in all it was superb and so much better than other -very pricey- hotels in St. Remy we stayed in before. Chateau des Alpilles is an absolute gem and we plan to return next Spring. Depending on availability at Chateau des Alpilles, we will plan the rest of the trip around it. The hotel is very well located in the heart of The Provence and all the interesting towns, villages and sights are easily accessible: A -small!- car is a must! After a day's sightseeing it's wonderful to return to the hotel, where you're greeted like a friend and where you can relax at the pool or under the old trees, listening to the sound of the frogs. Truly a little bit heaven on earth!

  • Liked — We liked everything about the property.
  • Disliked — Nothing we can think of.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2008

We spent 3 wonderful days at this hotel. The staff was friendly and the room was very large and well decorated with antique furnishings. A continental breakfast was served outside under the large magnolia trees that lined the huge property. As in most hotels in France the food can be costly (breakfast is 19 euros per person) but it is part of the experience. The location is central in Provence giving easy access to Nimes, Arles and Avignon. A GPS certainly is an advantge!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2008

If you are interested in recreating the provence of the past, then you must stay here. It is an incredibly beautiful place and so very quiet for sleeping !
We walked into St Remy on market day and had a glorious time. The hotel's breakfast is superb, especially the yogurt !
Dinner is wonderful and if you don't know french, they will be patient and talk through the entire menu with you.

  • Stayed March 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

Had some difficultly reserving 4 nights in a row (even 6-8 months in advance) but after seeing the pictures and the website, I was hooked. We ended up booking here first and then organizing the rest of the trip around the available dates for this hotel. I have to say that I loved it! We arrived late - slightly sketchy directions. But, the next morning, it was picture perfect - and I don't often say that. The rows of olive trees, the tables set out in the garden/entrance way - with white linen table cloths. We had a room in the main house that was large - quiet - and had a table (dining room style) with chairs. We ate one breakfast and 2 dinners at the hotel. Breakfast was expensive for what it was, but convenient. Dinners were very good - different menu on each night. My husband does not speak french and the wait staff and servers were extremely friendly - tried to give him some french lessons while we sipped cocktails. St. Remy was a perfect base for touring the area. The pool was warm enough for swimming in May. I will be dreaming of coming back.

Stayed May 2007
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Address: Route du Rougadou, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Saint-Remy-de-Provence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Saint-Remy-de-Provence
#1 Luxury Hotel in Saint-Remy-de-Provence
#2 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Remy-de-Provence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Chateau des Alpilles 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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