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“A romantic stay in the heart of Arles!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Spa Le Calendal

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Hotel Spa Le Calendal
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Arles
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A romantic stay in the heart of Arles!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Booked this hotel based on the positive reviews from trip advisor. My husband and I had a wonderful time! We got an upgrade because we were on our honeymoon. The service was great, breakfast buffet was good and the price was reasonable.
They also have a spa but I think the prices for the services are way too high. Not worth it. I had a US$60 manicure which I think is ridiculously expensive and the lady didn't do a good job! Other than that, everything else was good. You don't need a car to explore this town, a lot of restaurants around the hotel and they were good :) we had a great time! We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oregon
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

If your goal is to walk around Arles, then Le Calendal is well-situated. As other reviewers have said, the major Roman ruins are nearby and the weekly markets are held on Blvd des Lices where the parking garage is, so things of interest are close by. I did spend a day walking around Arles, but I also used Arles as a base for exploring Provence by car and this created problems. First of all, be aware that the hotel gives you a ticket for the machine at the parking garage. I assumed that the ticket is fed into the machine on the way out, but actually it must be put in on the way in AND on the way out. (If you simply take the garage ticket on entry, as I did, you can't get back out without paying for parking (again) or contacting a disembodied French voice on an intercom.) A heads up from the hotel about this would have been helpful. Likewise, you should be sure to keep your parking garage ticket with you, not in the car. This is because the garage is locked to pedestrian entry at certain times and you need the ticket to get in. This happened to me on a Sunday around 10 AM and again I had to deal with the disembodied voice. One other point about the parking situation: the Boulevard des Lices is closed most of the day on Saturday for the market and intermittently on other days, eg the Sunday I mentioned above, so one must navigate around it - not always easy because it is a major thoroughfare.

Stayed October 2012
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Toronto
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145 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

In October 2012, we stayed at Le Calendal for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The hotel is well situated in the old city, close to the Roman ruins and lots of shops and restaurants. While parking is off site, it is very close by. The room was small, clean and tastefully decorated. There is a cafe attached to the hotel and the food was reasonable and good. The front desk staff were very helpful. Arles is a nice town to explore and this hotel made it easy to do so. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Helena, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our October stay at the Calendal. The hotel is in the perfect location. Very friendly/helpful staff. Room/bathrooms (very important for American sensibilities) were great. Loved the outside terrace for early morning cafe or afternoon wine. Of course, we would stay there again! In fact, I was unable to get into the Jules Cesar hotel - thank goodness! This location was much better.

Room Tip: We chose a room on the first level - very cute! With its own patio area. Loved it. Room wasn't h...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank lmajia
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Flower Mound, Texas
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73 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This hotel is so well located right next to the Roman theater and within walking distance to everything in the town of Arles. We couldn't find the hotel in the car, so we parked nearby and walked to it. The most helpful clerk went with us to show us where to park and helped bring our luggage back to hotel! We had a cottage room with a terrace and it was lovely. Bedroom was small, but beds were comfortable. Breakfast and service were excellent. Staff friendly and helped us figure out how to get where we wanted to go. Perfect spot to stay to explore Arles' Roman ruins, and the Van Gogh trail.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank familyadventurer13
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

i'd stayed at hotel calendal some years ago,
and also at another property outside of arles.
without doubt, staying here is the best way to
be part of all the history that IS arles.
that being said, if you're not good at finding
things...this might be a challenge. streets in
arles are ancient, and narrow, and many near
the roman arena are one-way. moving toward
the arena, and moving uphill, then seeking that
area between the arena and the roman theatre,
will, eventually, get you there. since this puts
you at ground zero of the historic center...it's well
worth the effort.
you'll drop off your bags, and an employee
will ride with you to find the parking garage, a
few blocks away. she'll also guide you back to
the hotel. when you check-out, you can just roll
your bags back to the parking...it's all downhill...
providing, of course, you didn't 'overpack.'
calendal has a nice french 'feel' to it, and the
rooms are comfortable...the biggest feature is
that many of them overlook either the arena, or
the theatre...waking up to that view is special.
calendal also has spa facilities...and a staff that
is friendly, and helpful. i found this out when
making my reservation...i made a mistake with
a date, and an alert employee caught, and cor-
rected. this kind of attention-to-detail is not all
that common today.
most of the historical sites are within walking
distance, and those that are not are easily reached
on a 'tourist train' that runs a circuit through the
town. so, you won't miss not having your car right
there. the street running in front of the hotel, and
then on around the arena, also has many restau-
rants with various choices in cuisines, and there
are even a few bars, incuding a bar/tearoom in
the calendal itself.
in short, this is a great choice to really exper-
ience all that is arles...so don't let the challenge
of getting to it hold you back.

Room Tip: many rooms overlook either the roman arena, or theatre. take your choice. by the way, both the ar...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dijon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is a great place where the staff go out of their way to help in every way. My husband has difficulty walking so the staff placed us in a wonderful room right at ground level and easy to enter and leave. The major sites of Arles were nearby and the garden terrace at the back of the hotel was a very relaxing place where one could sit with a wine, beer, or coffee and read a book for hours after a long day of sightseeing. If we wanted a livelier place, we sat outside at the front and enjoyed watching people on the street and looking over the city. A large common area also had comfortable chairs, magazines, great food and drinks to purchase. We had a very relaxing and comfortable stay in a great location. ... Marie and Frank from California, USA

Room Tip: The ground level room with a small private terrace (see picture) is ideal for persons with limited m...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marie719
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Property: Hotel Spa Le Calendal
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 ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Arles
#1 Family Hotel in Arles
#1 Business Hotel in Arles
#4 Romantic Hotel in Arles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Spa Le Calendal 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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. The Comptoir du Calendal is the perfect place to have simple homemade soups salads quiches gratins .... and wonderful organic bread sandwiches some even available for vegetarians. 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 . Home away from home ! ... more   less 
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