"The heart of ancient Rome in 15th c. Provence!"
Traveling alone on a short, compressed tour of the greatest hits in Provence, I needed easy access to local historic sights and convenient proximity to train station: I got both. Being tired from my mad, 7-day dash through Aix-en-Provence, Gordes, Avignon / Villeneuve-les-Avignon, and Arles, I needed a comfortable, quiet, pretty place where I could rest my tired bones, cool off in an extraordinary swimming pool (surrounded by the medieval and Renaissance structures comprising the hotel -- a former noble palace -- which abuts on and even incorporates bits of the A.D. 4th century Baths of Constantine next door!), sleep well, and work easily with fast, secure WiFi access to internet. The hotel is just steps away from the busy, touristy Forum square...and another few steps to some remarkably good, small restaurants NOT on the forum. Arles is an extraordinary town -- marrying the greatest aspects of ancient Roman imperial monuments, medieval and Renaissance art and beauty, and the incomparable light, atmosphere, and color that rightly bewitched Van Gogh. But best of all, the local people are KIND, HOSPITABLE, HELPFUL AND CHEERFUL...including the hotel staff. Eat breakfast at the hotel, even if it is pricey! If you can, avoid arriving by car, because the hotel is on a tight bend in a VERY NARROW street...but the hotel does have a small garage. Walk everywhere...see the Roman monuments, the new Van Gogh museum, the medieval cathedral, the archaeological museum, the Saturday market!
Traveller from Spain