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Chemin du Lac, 04160 Chateau-Arnoux France
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 3 hotels in Chateau-Arnoux
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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Chateau-Arnoux does not have to be difficult. Welcome to La Bonne Etape, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at La Bonne Etape offer a minibar and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service and a concierge. Guests of La Bonne Etape are also welcome to enjoy a pool and breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Chateau-Arnoux has plenty of French restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Au Gout du Jour and Le Saint Jean, which are serving up some great dishes.

La Bonne Etape looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Chateau-Arnoux.

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AnnieHerts wrote a review Oct. 2020
Le Rouret, France33 contributions12 helpful votes
The hotel is located off the centre of town and benefits from secure overnight parking and a lovely swimming pool. We were booked for 3 nights but unfortunately had to leave after 1 due to second lockdown. The hotel was open but its restaurants were forced to close. The plus points for this hotel are the extremely friendly staff from reception (and the owners dog) right through to the barman and restaurant staff. The Michelin restaurant food was fantastic. We had the 3 course autumn gourmet meal which somehow had five courses. Truly excellent. Nice touch was the owner/chef coming around the tables at the end of the meal chatting to the guests. We left midday on day 2 and wouldn't hesitate to go back again. They were also exceptionally helpful regarding a no quibble refund for the 2 nights untaken and made it very easy for us by emailing Agoda to get our money back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Doc wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, United Kingdom68 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed for one night traveling to the south of the country, attracted by the Relais and Châteaux brand. We paid €430 for half board and this turned out to be poor value for money. The positives: - very pleasant and helpful staff without exception - the pool area was nice - our bedroom was large and we slept well. The disappointments: - our dinner in the bistro was mediocre and 3 courses took over two hours due to a lack of staff - tired bathroom with stained toilet - the WiFi was patchy and was not working for most of the time - no milk sachets for the coffee. Staff quickly brought some fresh milk but when they explained that the sachets weren’t available because they had all gone past their use by date this didn’t really suggest an R&C venue - the breakfast was poor. Uninspiring display, poor quality products such as brown over ripe bananas and limited stock - the bistro was a dreadful place to have breakfast, no atmosphere at all, just the clanking of an air conditioning unit. The town is very nondescript, just a busy through road really, and the large concrete post office across the street does nothing to enhance the view from the hotel. We were really disappointed by our experience overall despite the plus points. The absence of any real luxury and a faded past, surprising for a R&C venue, means that we wouldn’t stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jany Gleize, Propriétaire at La Bonne Etape
Responded Aug. 11, 2020
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to write in three lines what you enjoyed during your experience in Château Arnoux. A few words would have been appreciated to understand what in your point of view is « true luxury » (Meanings for the same words can be very different from a person to another, I have received lots of live reports considering as top luxury the kind of simplicity we share in our house) Please allow me to clarify the disappointment you write is the opposite you said (you were happy and everything went well) when asked at departure. I am awfully sorry you hid your disappointment by not saying face to face what you did not like and I sincerely do not understand the aim of this. No milk sachets : you are right, complimentary coffee machine and coffee and tea are at your disposal, as you noticed, but we were not able to order these milky items, every contacted supplier run out of stock, and … fresh milk is not a bad substitute. Tired bathroom : please allow me to disagree, this is opposite to the actual image of La Bonne Etape now. Breakfast : It would have been a true help to discuss with you directly so that I can understand the difference of satisfaction between all the people who are happy with the buffet and yourself. It could have been a great source of improvement. For the bananas, this is not a mistake, ripe bananas are better for health than unripe nice looking unripe fruit are very difficult to digest. We choose the best quality for products according to our standards, the taste is first. The ambiance of the bistro : it has been renewed in January and your comment not liking this is somewhat odd : I understand you may have a different taste, but I must say the word dreadful is not appropriate and forgive me to say your vision could be said to be biased. The connection to wifi is a little bit of a surprise : we do apologize about this problem. The occupancy of the bistro : we do work on asking the time for lunch and dinner upon reservation but still encounter some surprise with everybody arriving at the same time, discipline is not the same as it is in uk, patrons being used in your country to follow these rules for a long time. The village itself can boast of a castle and nice little streets, the words you use to describe it are very restrictive and not very fair in my humble opinion. I wish you very nice time in France and hope you will find better places to your taste during your staying in this lovely country you chose to spend time in. Sorry again not to have been able to meet with your standards and for not guessing what you were looking for in our house. Best regards Jany Gleize Chef de Cuisine, Maître de Maison
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Shazza😃 wrote a review Jul. 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions10 helpful votes
This is our third visit to this hotel and restaurant. Their chef is amazing and he produces very good food with excellent wine pairings. We stayed in one of their newly refurbished rooms with a lovely view of the pool. We can not recommend the restaurant enough! We plan to come back in September. Thank you La Bonne Etape.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hôtel La Bonne Etape, Directeur général at La Bonne Etape
Responded Jul. 14, 2020
Dear Lady, What a warm recommendation ! Many thanks from all of us for the words you chose to describe your experience in La BonneEtape and thank you for your loyalty to our house. We are happy to know you appreciated our newly decorated rooms. We anticipate the pleasure to welcoming you again in September Best regards Jany Gleize Chef de Cuisine, Maître de Maison
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Vasilios K wrote a review Aug. 2019
New York City, New York49 contributions41 helpful votes
En route to Courchevel, we decided to stay near Sisteron overnight to repose. We arrived mid evening and upon pulling into the drive, Cynthia from the reception met us at the car park to greet us and offer help with our luggage. Wow this is what I call on the ball - welcoming us with a warm friendly smile like we were family as if she anxiously waited for her relatives. She escorted us to the beautiful reception foyer and Charles expeditiously checked us in and arranged a table for us at their gorgeous restaurant. The food, wine and service were outstanding!!! Jany the Master Chef snd proprietor of La Bonne Etape stopped by our table as he did with other diners as well. He is personable, hospitable and most of all extremely talented. The food alone is worth a stopover. As we retreated to our room, we immediately realized that it’s a mirror image of the details and thoughtfulness found throughout the hotel. There is only one way that I can put this - It was a beautiful stopover, La Bonne Etape! Thank you Jany and we will make another trip from Cap D’Antibes especially to stay at your hotel for a few days.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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MarkGPorter wrote a review Aug. 2019
Cannes, France36 contributions32 helpful votes
When I saw George Clooney's name in the visitor's book which I was idly leafing through, plus the charming cartoon he had drawn of himself with the caption "The place was an Oasis", I knew I was in a for a treat. I also saw that Novac Djokovic was here only a few months ago, with his wife. The owner, Jany Gleize, cooked for President Mitterrand on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution, at the Elysée Palace. The menu gastronomique was a tour de force. I will not insult the level of cuisine by attempting to critique it here. Room 22, which had a commanding balcony on which I drank an aperitif, was a joy. In the morning I lounged by the elegant pool. Soon there will be an outdoor restaurant. M. Gleize is adding to the place bit by but his latest acquisition is a 22 year-old sous-chef fresh from Michel Roux's stable at the Waterside Inn in Bray: it is Jane, his daughter, who will eventually take over the reins at this sturdy yet beautiful provençal mas.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: They're all lovely. I've stayed a couple of times and have seen some of the rooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Bonne Etape
Which popular attractions are close to La Bonne Etape?
Nearby attractions include Eglise de Notre Dame de la Consolation (0.6 km) and Eglise Sainte Madeleine (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Bonne Etape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Bonne Etape?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Bonne Etape?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Bonne Etape?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Bonne Etape?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bonne Etape, La Casa Mia, and Au Gout du Jour.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Bonne Etape?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is La Bonne Etape located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Chateau-Arnoux.
Are pets allowed at La Bonne Etape?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does La Bonne Etape offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to La Bonne Etape?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Les Pénitents des Mées (7.0 km).