18 rue du Cloître, Arles, 13200, France
Built as the private home for the provost of the Cloisters, this grand old medieval building has luckily fallen into the hands of a friendly, multilingual couple devoted to making the most of its historic details—with their own hands. They've chipped away plaster from pristine quarried stone walls, cleaned massive beams, restored tile stairs, and mixed natural chalk and ocher to plaster the walls, which are prettily decorated with stencils. Bright, high-ceilinged rooms are furnished in a chic mix of contemporary and vintage style, and the fabulous rooftop terrace is not to be missed. Bargain hunters should opt for the sweet little top-floor rooms, with bath but no toilet, with views over the ancient rooftops.
- lovely architecture enhanced by clever use of color
- proud owners eager to talk about the history of hotel
- rooms can be sparse to the point of being bare
- can be noisy during Feria season
Rate Includes: No meals
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