We stayed four nights at the Hotel du Forum during our trip to Provence, after a six night stay in Paris. The room was very large, with two beds, television, in-room safe, mini fridge, and (a very welcome) air conditioner. The room overlooked the pool, which provided a nice view modern-day recreation against a backdrop of Roman ruins. The history of the hotel and its location near the Van Gogh Cafe was the main draw for my boyfriend, who chose the Hotel du Forum for this leg of the trip. As it turns out, all the locals will warn you away from all the restaurants in the square - especially the Van Gogh Cafe - so we didn't actually end up eating there.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, lending us several different travel adapters when the one we brought along wouldn't fit in the plug. Unfortunately, none of the ones they had worked either. One thing that I didn't like, however, was that we were required to return our room key to the front desk every time we left the building.
Overall, I would probably recommend this hotel to someone looking for nice place to stay in Arles. If I were to return to Provence, however, I would not stay in Arles. We would probably stay in the larger and more central Avignon, and make a day trip to Arles instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peacefulliving and the charm of a beautiful old house.Facing Van Gogh cafe. 38 Rooms air conditioned satellite TV and mini bar. Bar with billiard. Swimming-pool.Lift. Garage ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Forum Hotel
- Du Forum Arles