Beautiful little hotel 10 min walk from the Center of the saintes maries de la mer.
In the middle of the swamps, can see buffalos, horses and flamingos everyday.
Perfect breakfast served on our private terrasse every morning.
Spacious very well decorated and modern bedroom and kitchen.
We rented bicycles and cycled everywhere from the hotel.
Small Negative Point: For the price,They could lend swimming pool towels and refill the shower gel soap in the bathroom though.
We will come back, that’s for sure !!
We have just completed a 1 week stay in this lovely place.
We stayed in La Flament Rose. A 1 bedroom house. There was a well equipped kitchen complete with hob/microwave/dishwasher/fridge freezer/sink and enough utensils etc perfect for a family of 4. The children slept in the lounge in a very comfortable sofa bed. And upstairs was a very large bedroom and bathroom. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived.
The outside had a small terrace complete with dining for 4 which is where we ate all of our meals.
The pool area was great. The pool the perfect size for our children (aged 9 and 10) and they had a lot of fun!
Saintes Maries De la Mer is so lovely and we really enjoyed our holiday. There is a Spar supermarket and a larger intermarche. There is a lovely boulangerie next to the Spar.
Things I would recommend nearby:
A visit to Aigues Mortes...a walled city about 30 mins away. Lovely to go for dinner and a stroll around.
Les Baux-de-Provence....about 60 mins away. A hilltop village with stunning views. Some lovely little shops and ancient buildings. Perfect for a coffee or lunch.
Nimes....about 45 mins. Lovely architecture and the most amazing amphitheatre. We didn't go inside the ampitheatire this time but have previously and it is fascinating.
Pont du Gard....about an hour away. 2000 year old Roman bridge. The bridge itself is impressive but there is also a river that runs underneath that is perfect for swimming and rock jumping, which the children spent hours doing!
I have only one piece of advice for the hotel. It would be great if you could fit a window covering in the bathroom. Our bathroom overlooked the terrace of another property and also the horse riding centre so getting in and out of the bath whilst there was the window could be tricky to ensure you didn't scare anyone!!!
Many many thanks for a very lovely holiday!
There was absolutely nothing overtly wrong with this hotel, but we felt that it was very overpriced, based on other hotels in France and other good hotels in the area. The hotel is small and family-friendly. It is within walking distance of town. We booked the last room available, and chose it based on the photos and room description, but what we got was quite different. There are rooms that face the horses and perhaps rooms that face the marsh, but I would not call this a beautiful location. Our room faced onto the pool, and therefore had minimal privacy and no view. We liked that we had a kitchen to prepare our own food, and the bed and bedding were outstanding. The shower isn't functional without using the bathroom as a wet room, which isn't uncommon in France but move your toiletries, etc. before you shower! The suite was very clean and minimalistic, which we like, although we wished for a coffee table. I suspect this is missing because the little sofa folds out into a bed. Overall, the style of the room is elegant and spare. We didn't use our outdoor table because it completely lacked privacy since it was next to the pool and people used loungers about two feet away. There were few hotel amenities, although the pool was lovely. You need to pay extra and make a request to use the hot tub, although the listing we booked said "private pool" and showed a picture of a family in a hot tub, so that was a bit of a surprise. Check out is at 11, and we had gotten accustomed to noon check outs in the cities (noon is common in Marseille and Paris), so we didn't get out of the room until 11:15 and the housekeeping staff were mad at us. The host is gracious and helpful, waiting for us to do a late check-in (8 pm on a Sunday) but we did not see staff much during our stay. That could be a plus or minus, depending on what you need. - just good to know. I believe that we could have booked a better valued room with a view and more privacy in a more scenic location for a lower price. We paid about $320 US per night for a last-minute booking.
Perfect little gîtes surrounding a beautiful pool and spa. Finished to a high standard with dishwasher, induction hob, microwave and fridge freezer. The ensuite master bedroom is equipped with sufficient A/C to chill the modest rooms. The location provides an ideal ambience for relaxing, whether indulging in a hot tub treatment and massage or just chilling by the pool; the infectious tranquility will soon have you forgetting your troubles. The historic town centre with its plethora of restaurants, cafés, bars, tourist shops, ice cream bars and takeaway pizza (Viva Las Vegas) is a 15 minute walk away. To ensure you start each day of your stay in the correct relaxed continental style, opt for the breakfast delivered to your patio bright and early at 08:30. The plentiful baskets of pasteries and baguettes, the fresh fruit and yoghurt will set you up perfectly. All in all the beautiful situation and the friendly staff create an idyllic holiday experience.