Fodor's Expert Review Le Calendal

5 rue Porte de Laure, Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 13200, France

In a prime location in Arles's Old Town just steps from the Théâtre Antique, this quaint hotel lacks nothing in the way of charm or service—a more welcoming staff could hardly be imagined. Rooms are basic and range from small and serviceable to comfortably spacious, some with tremendous views over the nearby Roman amphitheater and all with bright if small bathrooms. The rather funky steam room and whirlpool in the dusky basement spa are a welcome destination after a day on foot. The garden and a small outdoor terrace overlooking the Théâtre Antique are equally pleasant for enjoying the hotel's all-day full café services for lunch, dinner, teatime, or just a glass of wine.

PROS

  • extremely central location
  • some rooms have stunning views of the arena
  • discounted parking for guests

CONS

  • rooms are basic and can be dark
  • breakfasts plentiful but standard issue (and an extra fee)
  • strict no-food policy in rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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Casual
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–90–96–11–89

HOTEL DETAILS

38 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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