Stayed at the Kyriad for 4 nights with colleagues and it's a mixed experience really. The outside of the hotel looks a bit Stalag 17, it's right next to a main road on an industrial estate (yep, should have google mapped it) but it's not all bad. The rooms have been refurbished (you can still smell the new paint) and whilst small (lets be positive, cosy) they are very clean, tidy, redecorated throughout and similar to a Premier Inn in the UK. As a budget hotel for a couple of nights it's fine. Don't think you'll be sitting outside the hotel enjoying any wine or ambience as there's no bar, and the road noise will put paid to the ambience. But your not bothered by road noise in the room luckily. There is a buffallo grill next door which is handy if you like your meat escaping off the plate (for well done read raw! and thats beef and salmon! Couldn't find many places to eat in Arles (still a bit early in March) but if you have a car try Chez Tony's Italian in St Giles (15mins away, and he's Russian but what the heck) it's by the river, very quaint, good food (has a pizza oven) and go to St Martin de Crau for their market (colleague said it was half a mile long and on a Friday when we visited but it could be other days also. Other than that it was all work and no play......doh!
Stu from Colchester
Situated in Arles, this hotel is close to Alyscamps, Cirque Romain, and Church of St. Trophime. Also nearby are Langlois …More
The Balladin had everything we needed for our stay in Arles. The bathroom was always clean and fully functioning. The room itself was always clean and comfortable. The maid service was very good. The front desk was always helpful. The security of the room and the parking lot was excellent. I would definitely stay here again!
Sandra from NH
Situated in Arles, this hotel is close to Abbey de Montmajour, Cirque Romain, and Church of St. Trophime. Also nearby are …More
The room was comfortable; only one problem was the chemical smell emanating from the bathroom, which has what appears to be a vacuum sump for flushing the toilet.
The hotel is closed on Wednesdays!!! When I arrived, there was a note on the door that asked me to phone a given number for assistance. I did not have a phone with me, so I had to ask someone working on repairs at a neighbouring school to phone for me. The lady in charge then came promptly, but did not seem to think there was anything unusual.
The staff was reasonably pleasant. Breakfasts at 7 euros were good.
There was a gated parking area, closed at night with coded access.
Hermine from Toronto, ON, Canada
Our hotel & restaurant is situated in the tiny village of Albaron (pop. 50 approx.) The chef proposes a range of typical …More
This hotel was a pleasant surprise. Room was fine with a large window that could be opened for breeze and shutters that could be closed at night. Space was on small side but adequate. Staff was excellent and accommodating, helping me with heavy luggage and providing a plug adapter to charge my phone. GPS is helpful to find it as street signs are hard to find. It is very close to central market area, church, beach, groceries etc. Town is lovely with lots of shopping and good places to eat. Excellent walking and biking trails along the sea. There are places where you can rent bikes. Street noise is almost non-existent so hotel was very quiet. Mattress on bed was adequate but not super comfy.
Jan from Ontario Canada
Located in the heart of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, this hotel is near the beach and within walking distance of …More