- The welcome gifts
- The connected rooms
- The many activities offered
- The exceptional local patrimony
- Horse riding through Camargue wilderness
- The outside warm pool
The prestigious 5-star hotel L’Arlatan is located in the historic center of Arles, leaning against one of the ancient walls of the Constantine Spa.
This ancient classical hotel was purchased in 2015 by collector and patron Maja Hoffmann, who intended to renovate it and to offer high-standard hotel services before the opening of her foundation, Luma, designed hand in hand with famous architect Franck Gehry.
The city of Arles was elected first French destination in 2019 by newspaper Le Monde and is renowned for its outstanding Roman heritage, its artists and photographers, as well as for its proximity to the natural landscapes of the Camargue region.
This treasure of design and refinement can be reached within 50 minutes from Marseille Airport, or within 40 minutes from the TGV train station of Avignon.
The Arlatan hotel was reopened in 2018 after a complete makeover: its 6000 m² now make up a unique contemporary space where colors and shapes meet artistically.
The hotel’s owner entrusted the renovation project to Cuban-American designer Jorge Prado. 15th-century galleries, old-time beams and joists, 17th-century fireplaces, 10-meter-high Roman walls, … All those historic elements are updated and highlighted to give the hotel a unique touch. The floors are also worth a mention: they are covered with two million varnished terra cotta elements over a range of eighteen colours.
The various buildings, whose central part is registered as a Historic Monument, are organized around a beautiful patio, a majestic staircase with laced metal and several lovely lounges.
The Arlatan counts in total:
- 35 rooms and suites
- 1 restaurant
- 1 bar
- 1 outdoor swimming pool
- 1 fitness room
- 1 library
- 1 conference room
- 1 shop
- 1 babysitting service
From armchairs and tables by Italian and Scandinavian designers to famous artists’ photographs, each room of this gigantic mosaic is unique, and each piece of furniture is a masterpiece.
Even the pannels, doors and elevators are art pieces in and of themselves. Either in laser-carved wood or painted according to the colours of the Camargue lagoon, they represent abstract patterns and Japanese-inspired allegories.
The Arlatan hotel offers connected rooms as well as a private five-bedroom residence, designed especially to host large families.
On the second floor, the Deluxe Bedroom (30 m²), with its view on the Rhone river and its king-size bed, can be connected to the Bedroom Supérieure (26,5 m²) with its Italian double bed. Each space has its own bathroom, which is ideal for couples traveling with several children.
Ornate ceilings, sky blue or golden yellow walls, the Arlatan Suites (65 m²) consist of a bedroom for the parents with a king-size bed and a small bed for a young child, as well as amazing lounge spaces. Last but not least, let’s not forget to mention their private jacuzzi.
Good news for the young gourmets: kids’ allergen-free meals and high chairs are available at the hotel restaurant.
It is open every day and offers a menu filled with Mediterranean and Provençal food, which changes according to the seasons.
Every Sunday, a brunch is organized in the restaurant.
Don’t hesitate to wander around the patio area or near the heated swimming pool to sip on your cocktail and admire the fabulous garden combining local and tropical plants.
You can also check out the starred restaurant La Chassagnette, fifteen kilometers away from the hotel, where they use the fresh products from their own orchard and vegetable garden.