We booked this supposedly 4 star hotel to spend two nights there as part of a week's visit to the Camargue and Provence.
The hotel is easy to find, located just off the main road leading to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and it is situated just on the edge of an extensive marsh which is also home to clouds of mosquitoes and other insect life.
The car park is difficult to enter with a very tight 90 degree bend so you need to cake care and drive in very slowly.
Friendly reception staff showed us down a gloomy, uneven and smelly corridor, with a rag of a carpet, to our room which thankfully was clean and spacious. We brought in our own cases on a trolley provided. Disappointing service for a four star hotel.
We quickly realised that we were sharing our very expensive but nice room with a number of the resident mosquito community which sat on the ceiling and walls. Despite our best efforts to exterminate them, we woke next morning with lots of bites.
Our bedroom looked on to a rather unkept lawn and a number of overhanging trees and overgrown bushes around our window made the room dark and enclosed. Clearly, we had been allocated one of the poorer rooms in the establishment. Our inability to lock our sliding doors leading on to the lawn made us concerned about security matters as we were on the ground floor.
We did not eat in the hotel as the cost of the continental breakfast at 20 euro per person was extortionate in our view and and the dinner menu was equally pricey with a starter and main course totaling 55-60 euros per person before a dessert, wine and coffee were added. The hotel food may have been excellent but we ate very well for a fraction of the cost in small restaurants in the nearby town which was 5 minutes away by car.
For us this was not a good experience and we have no intention of revisiting the Mangio Fango
hotel. Thankfully the other 5 days of our holiday were lovely and we had really perfect places to stay.
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