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“Wonderful home in a great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Aubergine Rouge

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L'Aubergine Rouge
Ranked #5 of 49 Arles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kingscliff, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful home in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2011

We knew we had arrived in the right place when we read our names and a welcome writtenin chalk on the front door of this lovely b&b which has only one room to let on the ground floor. The location is very central within walking distance of everything. The shower is big and the bed is comfortable. Eric and Agusto are great hosts full of information about places to go and good places to eat. Each morning breakfast was a treat and the fresh home meade yoghurt has sent me scurrying to learn how to do it now that I am home. Never again will we eat store bought yoghurt.. Free internet was reliable and fast and the upstairs terrace was the ideal place to have breakfast. We can't wait to return to Arle and L'aubergine Rouge. Thanks fellas

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 Thank nellanna
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San Jose, California
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148 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2011

What really sets this place apart are its hosts. Very friendly. More like staying with really nice friends than at a hotel!

Plus, the room was cosy and clean, the breakfasts tasty, and there was fast internet access. We had dinner with the hosts on the night we got there and enjoyed the conversation and 70's french music. Eric set us with local and area maps. On the last day, we had to leave at 5:30AM to catch a flight and Eric was thoughtful enough to prepare a thermos of coffee and cake on the night before.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank Amit_and_Alex
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Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2010

Travelling by train in France during the transportation "interruptions" created a few eventful days. We were unable to travel the day we were to arrive at L'Aubergine Rouge and the next day, after a long troublesome journey, we arrived in Arles at 10:45 p.m. to a dark, deserted train station. After pulling luggage from the bus hold, I turned to see a young man holding a chalkboard with our names printed on it. Eric and Agusto had waited almost an hour for our bus as they knew the cabs in the town did not run at that time of the evening. Our luggage was placed in the trunk and we were chauffered to Eric's home and our accommodation on the ground floor. Once inside, Eric offered home made soup and fresh baked bread for the weary travellers. Eric's home was our home and made our stay in Arles very enjoyable. Our next travel day was also "interrupted" and we were advised we needed to catch a bus at 5:30 a.m. Remember, no cabs. Again, Eric to our rescue. Eric was ready to go at 5:10 a.m., (my request) and although we were early, as Eric said we would be, it gave us an opportunity to see a starry starry night where "starry starry night" was originally seen. Eric and Augusto, thank you.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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19 Thank ccme
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2010

L'Aubergine Rouge is such an amazing place, mostly because of Eric, who is truly the kindest, most hospitable host you could imagine. Upon arriving, we found the place after we saw a big welcome note on the front door - which not only showed us we had arrived at the right place, but also made us feel so welcome there. The place truly feels like a home away from home, with the warm decor of the room, and the newly remodeled bathroom within it - all designed and built with incredible attention to detail by Eric. After a long day walking through Arles, Eric invited us to have a cold drink (homemade hibiscus juice for me, and beer for the hubby) and cookies on the terrace. The house is incredible, with a strong resemblance to Gaudi's style of bringing inspiration from nature into the home.

Eric is a true food connoisseur, and after hearing we had 2 straight meals of quiche (which is what the touristy cafes like to serve), he walked with us 5 minutes to bring us to a restaurant he recommended to make sure we had a really great meal in Arles before we left. After discovering the waitress there didn't speak English, he stayed with us to translate the menu AND help us order. What I most appreciate about Eric is that he makes you feel like he has all of the time in the world for you, and so rather than go home after giving the waitress our order, he stayed and chatted with us for the entire meal (which ended at 11 pm), despite not having had dinner himself. Never during that time did he seem impatient, hungry, or ready to leave - he just truly seemed like a good friend enjoying good conversation.

In addition to providing a really comfortable bed and clean, cozy room, Eric has really shared with us the culture of not rushing through life, of savoring each moment, and really being present in the company of friends. Thank you, Eric, for an amazing stay in Arles that we will never forget!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 Thank Melbes
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2010

The most comfortable bed ever. Eric, the owner, is a professional chef and makes a pretty damn good breakfast (in addition to being a fabulous host). We were fighting off a cold by the time we arrived in Arles, and Eric brought us wonderful honey tea every evening (we stayed 2 nights). That honey tea literally cured my cold.

The newly remodeled bath is spacious, beautiful with the nicest toilet paper ever (seriously, they smelled like roses)! But back to the bed. The bed was the most comfortable bed I slept in during our 2wk cycling tour of Provence. The bed linen was so nice I asked Eric where I could find a set for myself (alas, he doesn't know either). The room isn't spacious or small, just perfect really. I felt like we were staying in a warm little cocoon!

The location is perfect, within the walls of the city yet in a quiet and authentic residential neighborhood, and literally right around the corner from Arles' incredible Saturday farmer's market. Internet, long distance phone calls and AWESOME breakfast included!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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19 Thank tarinay
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Dordogne
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2010

With Aubergine Rouge, from start to finish, everything was fantastique. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom were spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The homemade breakfasts were great as well, but mostly, Eric, the propietaire, made our stay in Arles very special. He went out of his way to help us explore the city. He really is a very extraordinary person, and our stay couldn't have been better. We have been to so many place around the world, and we have never felt as "at home" and as well looked after as we did at Aubergine Rouge.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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20 Thank lesdeuxartistes
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pavia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2009

Stayng at L'Aubergine Rouge made our trip to Arles really special. The house was simply beatiful and cosy, situated in the very heart of the city. Eric, the host, was the kindest guy you could met. His homemade breakfasts served on the beautiful terrace were something we are going to remember for a while. We were really quite sad to leave the place after three days and every other hotel or bb we stayed in France after l'Aubergine Rouge was defenitely not comparable. Eric also gaves us really useful suggestions for our trip in France, letting us discover the best beaches or places known only to local people. Great place and great guy!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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17 Thank sarapoma
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Additional Information about L'Aubergine Rouge

Property: L'Aubergine Rouge
Address: 23 rue Waldeck Rousseau, 13200, Arles, France
Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Arles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Arles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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