Turned out amazingly well
11/09/2016 Janettravels44, Chicago, Illinois
We stopped in Arles to break a drive from Bergerac to Roquebrune -- and we had never been in Arles so it seemed a good idea. Unknowingly we arrived the afternoon of the annual festival of bulls and c... more
We stopped in Arles to break a drive from Bergerac to Roquebrune -- and we had never been in Arles so it seemed a good idea. Unknowingly we arrived the afternoon of the annual festival of bulls and cars were parked in every niche and sidewalk all over town, people were swarming through the streets and major streets our GPA wanted us to use to reach the hotel were blocked off. Two total strangers got in our car and guided us on back streets to the hotel Atrium where we had a reservation but there was no parking. It looked like a disaster. But the receptionist assured us that there would be a parking spot somewhere, suggested we offload luggage (we had huge suitcases as part of a 3 mos trip) and then gave us suggestions for finding parking. We ended up finding a guy pulling out of a spot about a mile from the hotel across the river and grabbed the spot. All gravy from then on.
The room was spartan and tiny especially for the price; it was however, cool with decent AC, had a lovely small bathtub and best of all a giant room safe which held our computers as well as money, passports etc. It was quiet and the beds were fine. There was a kettle and coffee and tea makings.
The breakfast is very adequate -- cold cuts, boil yourself eggs, scrambled eggs and bacon, yogurt, breads (toasters), baguette and pastries, coffee (machine), good juice, and fruits, honeys and marmalades. Breakfast ran 7-10.
The hotel has a spectacularly good location. We walked less than a block to the running of the bulls, then wandered down into the old center for paella and a continuing party due to the festival. The next morning we stowed our luggage in their secure storage after a leisurely breakfast and took our time to see the town, the amphitheater, the arena, the Roman baths, the Rhone river. Lovely little town. The location could not be better for a visit to Arles and the room was tiny but comfortable and adequate. less
Ariane F, Frontdesk at BEST WESTERN Atrium Arles, responded to this review
We thank you for sharing with us your feedback following your stay in our hotel.
As you may have noticed during your stay, Arles organized like every year the Fest Rice . and this event attracts many people to the city.
We are pleased that your stay was pleasant and hope welcome you agian in our hotel.