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Hotel Du Forum - Arles

3 star Hotel Arles

10 Place Du Forum - Arles

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Du Forum is an ideally located 3-star hotel in Arles city center. Set on a beautiful Provençal square, this charming hotel faces the Van Gogh café and is only a short walk from the historical Roman area.

Housed in the 19th-century building, the property combines the peaceful atmosphere and the beauty of an old house with the comforts and the convenience of a city hotel, ensuring guests an enjoyable stay in Arles.

The Hotel du Forum offers spacious accommodations, free wireless Internet access throughout the building, a lounge bar with billiards and satellite TV, as well as an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) surrounded by a lovely terrace equipped with garden furnishings.

The Du Forum hotel also features a 24-hour reception desk with mail service, luggage room, and city maps on Arles and the wonderful Provence.

 
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 147 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Du Forum

A buffet breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Du Forum

  • Dogs allowed
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Billiards / Snooker
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.92 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovation and closures

The property is closed during November, December, January, and February.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Hotel Du Forum is also known as

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8.8

Clean

9.4

Location

8.5

Quiet

9.4

Spacious

9.0

Service

Du Forum Hotel reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

Great place to stay! Really enjoy this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This is a fantastic hotel to stay for any length of time, with its lovely pool - and breakfast round the pool - and perfect staff organisation. The location could not be better; this is a family-run hotel with history, set in the old part of Arles and near all the best known sites. The Place du Forum in which it is located was always attractive and was painted by Van Gogh. We are 71 and 72 and loved the mixed age-groups and nationalities around the pool.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Virtually, no avaliable parking. Very difficult to reach by car!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great place, once you find it. Very much not located in a part of Arles this is geared towards cars, although they do have a valet service. Beautiful pool area for having breakfast. Big rooms and very quiet despite being in the heart of Place du Forum.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Very central quiet hotel with friendly staff

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Amazing hotel - amazing location - - truly in the heart of Arles - not that easy to find but with our Sat Nav we managed not to get lost. Would certainly return.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

A wonderful hotel in the heart of Arles! my room was perfect, exactly like the one in a painting by Van Gogh, but very comfortable! In front of the hotel, the Forum with all the restaurants that you need (but the reception would advise you also in a better way). A good breakfast, but in conclusion is the particular less convincing...

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Du Forum is a special place, with a wonderful and helpful staff. Our room was not fancy, but very charming. It is not for the luxury traveler - getting in and out can be a hassle in a car. Main tip: Don't try to navigate by car to the hotel by yourself. Call ahead as you enter Arles and have someone talk you in. Really.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

Best location, helpful and kind staff, large room. I would like to recommend this hotel to my friends.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel with character right in the centre of town. Perfect location. Our room was at the back overlooking the pool so very quiet at night. Good having a pool to cool off after a hot day sightseeing. If you have a car book parking early as it is very limited. Their garage holds 4 or 5 cars only.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Hotel du Forum was wonderful. The location was terrific, the pool was lovely, our room was simple but fine, the staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We have visited hotels throughout France, but this was our first stay in Arles. The hotel's rooms are spacious and the location is excellent. It is not, though, nearly a three-star quality hotel by any standard. The staff was welcoming and helpful, but the property is in need of some basic improvements. Fresh paint, new linens, some clothes hooks and a wastebasket would be a good start.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

We had a lovely stay for one night. The rooms were spacious, quiet and clean, and all staff were friendly and welcoming. The only disappointment was the breakfast: you're basically paying for coffee and pastry, as the ham/cheese/fruit were of poor quality. However, I definitely recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

Very well located, in the historical center. Parking facilities, since we were traveling by car. Quadruple room charmingly decorated with old time furniture. Nice swimming pool.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were thrilled to find that the hotel is located directly across from the cafe VanGough painted. We literally opened our windows and looked across the square to see it. The room was very spacious and comfortable with a modern bathroom, and wifi. The pool and courtyard were lovely, and le petit dejuner was very well apportioned. Our challenges were finding parking (the hotel has a small garage that would not accomodate our 4 door sedan), so we had to park about 1/2 mile away; and getting a meal late at night. Be sure to get to a restaurant by around 8 p.m. or you may be too late! If you want to see more VanGough go to St. Remy du Provence to the hospital he stayed at after cutting off his ear. You can see the actual olive trees, irises,etc. that he painted.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

the hotel exceeded our expectations. room and bathroom was spacious and confortable. Location was excellant - ie very central yet bedrooms were quiet. Lovely swiming pool. Service, inlucling car parking, was very professional and yet friendly.Staff was very helpfull and gave out ample information about local facilities. it would be helpful to notify customers upon confirmation of booking that access by car is restricted and give them specific instructions on how to drive to the hotel

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A great hotel in the best square in Arles - our room overlooked the Place du Forum which was perfect. We would return anytime and recommend this hotel to anyone.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Come ogni anno, di ritorno dalle vacanze in Spagna, ci fermiamo in questo hotel simpatico ed accogliente come la città di Arles. Grande stanza con vista sulla piscina (fantastica per sfuggire all'afa dlle prime ore del pomeriggio),possibilità di parcheggiare nel garage dell'hotel (dovete richederlo per tempo però), estrema gentilezza anche nei riguardi dei miei due cagnolini (che vengono ospitati gratuitamente). Tutto perfetto quindi e altamente consigliabile, oltretutto è proprio nel centro di Arles con moltissimi ristoranti intorno e a pochi passi da ciò che vale la pena visitare. Una sola raccomandazione: siate certi di conoscere bene la strada per arrivare al Forum poichè è nella zona pedonale e potreste avere problemi nel raggiungerlo.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The hotel is well situated on the Forum. Rooms are on the older side but clean and well maintained. Bathroom looked recently renovated. The staff were very friendly and helpful I would stay again at the hotel if I was in Arles.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Highly recommend this hotel to all. We were travelling with a 7 year old so booked a triple room - found the room "huge" for european standards. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. Although located on a busy square (perfect ambiance), our room faced into the courtyard and we had total peace. If ever back in Arles, will surely stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

Nice hotel with tipical french athmosfere doubled by a beutiful english bar and an excellent piscine. Difficult to reach, even with GPS.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The hotel staff were very helpful especially Melinda at the reception.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ther Hotel was very diffficult to find up very narrow streets,; but was well worth it for its central position. The garage parking was essential.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

Very nice and special!

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Panama

Can be better , but nice and quiet and good location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The desk staff and owners of the hotel were very friendly and accommodated all of our needs.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good, massive shower. Very helpful, friendly, English speaking staff. Great location for exploring all of Arles, very central.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

yes

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Helpful, professional staff that made our stay perfect. Recommendations for dinners and their helpfulness with transportation etc created a perfect vacation.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed in a quadruple room overlooking the place. We were very pleased that the description and reviews we read about the place was accurate so there were no surprises.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

Very friendly staff. Spacious rooms. Clean and spacious bathroom. Central located. Staff suggested very nice restaurants in the area. On very nice square & walking distance to everything.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Solo traveller. Location very central but quiet. Staff very helpful and all recommendations for local restuarants excellent.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Stayed for 2 days in April 2008. Wonderfully friendly welcoming and attentive staff couldn´t have been more helpful. The car parking service is really worth the cost - in town navigation through the very narrow streets in Arles is not easy - even with GPS. Each time we arrived at the door someone appeared in seconds to park the car. The location can't be beaten, right in the town centre in a leafy square surrounded by terrace cafés, including Van Gogh´s "Le Café la nuit" and nothing more than a short walk away. The hotel might just be reaching the borderline between "quaint charm" and "needs renovation" but rooms were spotless and we loved it. We hope to return a at later time of year when the pool is open. Highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

I love this hotel. It is the place I always prefer to stay whenever I am in Arles.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Valerie and all her staff were just wonderful! I felt that I was a guest in her home. Everyone was pleasant and very helpful in directions and recommending restaurants.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

We spent only one night as planned. Hotel seemed quite empty but it was not. It was very tranquil. It is a good hotel. I will recommend to my friends.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

siamo stati benissimo al "Du Forum". L'hotel è centralissimo, pulito e ben curato. Lo staff è gentile, premuroso e disponibilissimo. Prenotare il garage, se si va con l'auto, è fondamentale. Gli arredi ti riportano ai primi del '900 e creano una piacevolissima atmosfera. Le camere, molto spaziose e pulite, non sono all'altezza del resto e potrebbero essere un po' più curate nell'arredamento (soprattutto non farebbe male comprare materassi nuovi!) il bagno è pulito e funzionale, ma anche qui dare una svecchiatina e sostituire la porta di vetro con una non trasparente sarebbe opportuno. Bella la piscina, peccato non averne potuto approfittare, e bella anche la sala bel bar con tanto di biliardo e pianoforte. La colazione (9€ a testa) è un po' troppo costosa, ma in linea coi prezzi della zona.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our first visit to Arles - the hotel is in an excellent location for exploring a fascinating roman town and home of Van Gogh. We stayed for 4 nights which gave us time to explore the Camargue , Avignon and Arles itself - all stunning! The hotel is family run and the staff were attentive and very helpful -aided by their good command of english. The room was spacious and very clean with a fridge which was very useful and the bathroom was very large with an outside window. There is a lovely pool in a very secluded area at the back of the hotel - great to chill out after a day of sightseeing. We did not eat in the hotel - much cheaper to have a coffee and croissant in any of the nearby bars. In the evening we ate at a fab little bistro called Le 16 which is very close to the hotel and was recommended by reception - set menu from 14 euros - excellent value. There is garage parking - when you arrive they take your car away and park it for you and bring it back when you request it - it costs 8 euro a day but is well worth it as parking in Arles is manic. We would stay here again and thought it was good value for money. Enjoy if you go!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel du Forum exceeded our already high expectations. The hotel is very much in the 'old' style with large rooms and wide corridors. Rooms and common areas are very clean. The hotel is situated right in the middle of Arles and within easy walking distance of the many sights this beautiful town has to offer. Staff are excellent and I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone. There is a great pool surrounded by a very high wall and it is a real haven of peace.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

This situation in the heart of the old city is ideal (proximity of all antic monuments and typical restaurants

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I stayed one night here in August and it was the best hotel of my trip. The room was beautiful and spacious. There is a pool that I would have loved to have taken advantage of. The Hotel even offered free wi-fi and with my laptop I used it in my room. The staff was friendly. The hotel was right in the heart of the city and near a square full of restaurants and cafes etc. Great place to stay.

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Travelled with 2 children. Booked a family room. On arrival was greeted by very friendly receptionist. Car was parked for us in private garage. Was given a very large room facing the square. 1 double and 2 twins. Old, antique (?) furniture in room. Very quaint public areas. Pool area very private and relaxing. Checked out very quickly and efficiently. Could'nt really fault this hotel at all! Would definitely recommend.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

I stayed a quad room in the hotel with my wife and 2 boys. The hotel located at Place du Forum, a busy square in Arles. To reach by car with TomTom was straight forward, but I believe I could not reach the hotel without the navigation. Very prompt ballet car parking was well worth for money. Signal of Wifi in my room was too weak for my laptop, so I sat in the lobby. When I could not connect to the net at lobby, receptionins was generously reset their aDSL modem, then I was able to connect. Guests should not miss the biggest advantage to stay this hotel, that is their open air swimming pool, surrounded by walls looks like ruin, very quiet and comfortable place.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay-in fact after one night rearranged my plans to make it my home base during my stay in Provence- I found the staff friendly and helpful. My room was quiet, spacious and clean; and the location was perfect for site seeing in Arle, and nicely situated for visiting the local countryside. Would return again without hesitation...

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

stayed here on the 10th August 07 and was welcomed like family, my room was enormous as was the bathroom with enormous tub. The staff directed me to a fantastic cafe with amazing food and I couldn´t fault this hotel in any way everything was charming and amazing value for such a reasonable price. Can´t wait to return.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A very friendly and clean hotel right in the heart of old Arles. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with all the sights and plenty of bars and restaurants right on the doorstep - literally!!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Loathed to give such a positive review as we want to keep this one to ourselves. Fantastic location and really wow hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Terrific hotel for the money. The hotel pool was an absolute treasure in the summer heat. As others have noted, the hotel is tucked away on a square. It would be tough to find if not for the brilliant directions that the hotel provides online that are illustrated with photographs. Bring them with you -- you'll be glad you did.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

A really nice little hotel in a great location in the city. We are a family of 5, and the hotel has a very workable "apartment" suite for two adults and three children, overlooking the pool. The hotel staff were extremely knowledgable and friendly and were able to point us in all the right directions for sights and tastes. Beware if you are driving: Unless you are completely used to navigating the very narrow one-way streets of an old city, it can be very difficult to find the hotel. They have a garage on-site which can hold a half dozen cars, but you need to get there first! (Note: we found it on the first try, but it wasn't easy.) Also nice is the small pool in a very quiet and pretty internal courtyard. Great for a cool-down or just to relax, especially during the hot summer months.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We had a front room, overlooking Place du Forum, which is filled with covered tables for dining. Bathrooms have two liquid soap dispensers, towels and a hair dryer. Our room was large and spaceous and had a small table with two chairs which we moved in front of one of our windows for lunch and cocktails. I was very happy with the hotel and would stay there again. The Hotel du Forum quaint and charming but not modern. I'd compare it to some old NH and VT Inns. It does have free wireles and TV.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

On the one hand I was super happy about the hotel's location, the size of the room, the view from my room, etc. On the other hand, I was a little taken aback by how NOT contemporary everything inside the room felt. Even with the building as old as it was, I felt the bathroom needed some renovation at least. Still, everything super clean and very friendly and helpful staff.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

This hotel is really nice and spacious even though rooms are a little old.The employees are all sympatic and kind.Cost per performance can be highly ranked.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location in the heart of old Arles. The desk staff was very friendly and helpful, most spoke very good English (and other languages). They recommended some great restaurants, too. Our triple room was VERY large! This is an old, charming hotel with lots of character, surprisingly affordable, right across the plaza from Van Gogh's yellow "Cafe at Night." It was one of our favorite places we stayed in on a three-week trip. Be aware that a valet takes your car to a separate garage for a small daily charge. This could be an inconvenience if you want to take your car in and out often. But if you want to walk everywhere (and historic Arles is quite small and definitely walkable), you can't find a better, central location. Highly recommended - we would definitely stay here again!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were completely happy with the room and location. Very clean and very helpful staff. Be sure to reserve a parking spot if you drive; it was worth it not to have to worry about the car.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is comfortable and couldn't be better located. A very friendly, fluent english speaking, host was a big help. Make sure you book a space for your car as space is limited and not much else nearby. Take careful note on how to get to the hotel. The streets are narrow and directions complex.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A small, charning hotel in a fabulous location, walking distance to the forum and local market. The owners were wonderful, welcoming us personally, she checking us in, he assisting with luggage and parking the car. Good breakfast included, lovely pool area. I would definately stay again if the opportunity presents itself. Be sure to ask to include parking with your reservation as parking is difficult to find. Easiest also if you arrive during the day, as it is a bit tricky to find, if only because attempting to figure out what street you are traveling on is somewhat confusing!! especially in the dark! Wonderful hotel and staff. I Highly recommend.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

This hotel is the perfect choice for travellers on a budget who want the best in location. It is situated on a square full of cafes, and is within walking distance of all the sights to see in Arles. The room itself and the bathroom were huge for European standards. We travelled with a car, and it is strongly recommended that you reserve a spot in the garage if you have any hope of finding a parking spot -- we did, thank goodness!! Finding our way to the hotel was an adventure in itself trying to navigate the oh so narrow medieval, one way roads. Once we did though, it was more than worth it. The staff was friendly, and the woman at the desk on the morning we left gave us the best tip of the trip --- take a day trip to Aigues Morte, an old walled medieval town which we had not heard of otherwise. We did not take breakfast in the room.....we do not take it in the room anywhere in France as it is tends to be too much bread. Instead we bought groceries at the Petit Casino grocery stores or at the markets (way too cool!)and ate in the room. We went to the breakfast room and had only cafe au lait, which they were more than happy to do. All in all, this was one of the best hotel values that we stayed in anywhere during our two weeks in Provence! I would definitely choose this hotel if I were ever in Arles again.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

It is a very nice hotel, well placed in the centre of the town. Expecially nice the swimming pool, too bad the water is not heated. The parking was not clear, it sounded like it was for free, but when I asked for it at the reception they told us to park our car in their garage which costed some extra euros. So is there a free parking or not?

6.0 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Arles is a really small old town (within ramparts), so staying at the centre of it is essential. Hotel Du Forum is at great location and is easy to find. Although the room is a little but old in decor, it is very quiet and peaceful. The staff are friendly & helpful. Good quality with the reasonable price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I had an amazing time at the Hotel Du Forum! The staff, Anthony (the bartender)was wonderful and there was Micheal,Valerie and Dominque at the front desk who were so helpful with everything! Being alone, these people made me feel right at home and anything I needed they knew how to get it or how to get me there. My vacation would not have been the same if I did not go to the Hotel Du Forum. I can't imangine going anywhere else and having as much fun as I did there. The hotel,pool and especially the people made this trip a wonderful experience and I intend to return and visit my friends at the Forum. Thank you again Gina Baratta-San Francisco CA

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The hotel is located at the very center of Arles. The Forum place is always animated, even late in the night. Our room was on the back side, and noise was never a concern. Instead, we had a view on a beautiful garden, with trees and a wll kept swimming pool. The property is clean. Our room had ample space; we got two twin beds for three persons. The breakfast was very good at 9,00 Euro. All prices are clearly stated even at the outside of the hotel. We had no real difficulty at locating the hotel and finding a convenient parking area in a street nearby; however, for staying more than a night the private parking of the hotel seems more convenient. Probably you could find a fair hotel for a bit less, but you would miss some of the convenience and niceties this one offers. Highly recommended.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel lived up to it's expectation - we had a great large room overlooking the Forum, it was very clean and the staff was friendly. However, it was so loud at night it was difficult to sleep. Some of the restaurants turned into bars and were open until 3 in the morning. Then came the cleaning with bottles banging and garbage being picked up. It's a good hotel, but be aware that it can be very noisy at night on the square. Also, make sure to reserve parking in advance. You have to pay for parking even though that wasn't specified to me until I got the bill.

5.3 Ordinary
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

TV didn't work and bathroom was really old. Moreover, we asked for a cradle and it was charged with no previous advice. On the whole, there are much better establishments in Arles, for the same price.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

Room no 6 was really very nice, a lot of space and view of the pool. Place du Forum is fantastic in the evening, try the small glaceria near the tobacco shop.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

L'hotel e' localizzato in una delle piazze piu' belle di Arles. Tutto e' facilmente raggiungibile a piedi e, per la cena, basta uscire dalla porta e scegliere uno dei tanti ristorantini che hanno i tavolini nella piazzetta. Noi avevamo una camera quadrupla molto spaziosa e ben curata, con un bagno enorme e vista sulla piscina; la piscina e' stata la cosa piu' gradita dai nostri figli, che appena tornati dalle varie escursioni sotto il sole caldo di giugno, potevano rinfrescarsi e giocare nell'acqua. La colazione, super abbondante, puo' bastare tranquillamente anche come pranzo.Il personale e' molto gentile e disponibile e parla fluentemente l'Inglese. A causa dei sensi unici e dei vicoli stretti di Arles, non e' facile raggiungere l'albergo in macchina ed e' praticamente impossibile parcheggiare (conviene prenotare in anticipo un posto nel piccolo garage dell'hotel). L'unico neo sono i letti, non molto lunghi e non molto spaziosi, le persone alte non ci stanno proprio comode. Lo consiglierei comunque a tutti, soprattutto a coppie con figli.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Du Forum, and would recommend this hotel to anyone. The location was wonderful, well within easy walking distance to all of the attractions of Arles as well as being right in the middle of a lovely square equipped with restaurants, bars, and shops galore. The staff were incredibly helpful and spoke excellent English. You will probably want to have a car when you come so you can explore all of the wonderful areas surrounding Arles, be sure to call ahead to reserve parking as there is not much close by other than what the hotel provides. Be sure also to request a map of the town of Arles before you come, especially if arriving by car, as the very narrow streets are very hard to navigate through and the hotel is hard to find. This hotel is well worth it however, once you do find it, and will not let you down.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had a delightful stay. Bathroom was quite nice. Very convenient to all the local sights. Very helpful staff - they recommended two very good restaurants nearby. All in all would highly recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The best things about this hotel were the very friendly, helpful staff and the beautiful courtyard garden with pool. Our room was quite generous in size and comfortable, although like many French hotel rooms, it appeared to be furnished with varied unmatched pieces of furniture culled from someone's grandmother's attic. The hotel was centrally located--although Arles is small enough that this is not a huge concern. The main thing that could've been a big drawback was the fact that our room faced onto the square, where there was a good bit of activity and noise at night. However, we always travel with earplugs, so this was not a problem for us.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel du Forum. It was off season and the hotel and town were quiet, but we were upgraded to a larger room and the hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and nice.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

wonderful location although a bit difficult to find. right in the heart of the centre-ville, valet parking, very close to several very fine restaurants, and the best breakfast buffet we enjoyed while touring provence. would stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Old Hotel in historic surroundings.Very comfortable, staff extremely helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

This is a great place to stay and wish we had more time to spend there. It is in a great location in the town of Arles. The staff could not be more helpful and pleasant I would certainly stay there again and recommend it to anyone heading to the south of france

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Staff on reception very helpful and welcoming. HUGE 3 bed room overlooking Place du Forum. Fantastic view of Van Gogh's cafe. Strange bathroom arrangement in corner of room that seemed a bit out of place with the rest of the room. Swimming pool in courtyard looked fantastic (bit chilly in October to try it out unfortunately). All in all fantastic hotel in a great location for an excellent price.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We were a party of 3 and had a beautiful old-fashioned room with a view onto the rooftops of Arles and opposite the café. The staff were lovely and recommended us some beautiful restaurants. They even helped us park!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

We loved it Staff was amazing and special mention to Michael who directed us to various places and was extremely helpful. The hotel was excellent value for its money and we would recommend it. We are from North Vancouver and have travelled to other places in France and Europe including the south of France

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is the most charming hotel I have ever stayed at. I could go on and on, or you could just believe that the rooms were huge by european standards, the location although hard to find initially, was in the center of the most adorable squares, walking distance to all in Arles, you look out your room window and you could be in the 1500's. So quaint and so peaceful. The breakfast would be my only minor note, it was not the best, but the front desk was great, helpful, and lovely. We loved this hotel!

4.2 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location, spacious room BUT hopelessly in need of updating - the hotel feels totally unloved, charmless, fusty and damp. Very surprised it has three stars.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

This is a lovely place to stay. It is very old but has a certain charm. We found the Hotel staff very nice and polite and very accomodating as very were travelling with an infant. I would recommend staying here as the location is great. If you are driving as for directions as the Hotel can be a little trciky to find as you drive down some very narrow streets. The Hotel is opposite Van Gogh famous Cafe painting. I would not recommend going in as the waiters as extremely rude. The area has some lovely restaurants in the side streets.

7.4 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Singapore

Old historical building but clean. Our room was dark, but spacious. Its situated right in the heart of the Forum where plenty of cafes are right outside the hotel; though I wouldn't recommend the them for quality. Hotel will park you car for a fee.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We spent just one night here in August 2005 and the hotel is practically perfect! It is situated on adelightful square with lots of lovely cafes and bars and is steps away from all the attractions in Arles which is a ittle gem of a city. The only problem we had was that the hotel was alittle tricky to find as Arles has many one way streets and the website had said that the hotel had its own parking but when we arrived we were told that the hotel car park was full and should have been pre reserved! It was a busy market day but we managed to find parking by the river quite easily in the end. Our room was huge and clean and charming. The hotel is what you might call faded grandeur but this adds to its charm. The pool is a lovely hidden treasure in a courtyard and a welcome relief after all the sightseeing! I would definately recommend this hotel and will definately stay here again. Enjoy..(but pre request Parking!!)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

If i have to go back to Arles, i certainly will choose this hotel again?

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My family and I were delighted with the old-world charm of Hotel Du Forum. We left a hot,tiny apartment in bustling Paris and traveled south to the cool, spacious comfort of Hotel Du Forum. As a result, our time spent in Arles was the best part of our trip to France.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Ein sehr schönes Hotel in der Mitte von Arles. Der Service, die persönliche Ansprache des Gastes, die Zimmer und das Ambiente waren hervorragend. Wir waren positiv überrascht und können das Haus jedem nur ans Herz legen.

6.3 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Costa Rica

Location, location, location. That is what makes this hotel a great place to stay. The room was very spacious. However, being such an old building, it really needs some work.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The hotel was in a great location, very central! The staff were very helpful and always friendly. The room furnishings were a little hodge podge but the rooms are enourmous!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

From the moment we arrived, we received outstanding and friendly service from all Forum staff -- who parked our car, recommended terrific restaurants, brought us glasses to use for our own wine by the pool, and provided directions to attractions beyond Arles. Our group of four felt entirely at home and enjoyed the poolside garden by day and the bar and poolroom by night. And the location could not have been more convenient to the market and historic sites.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

Excellent hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Spent 2 weeks in southern France and this was the best place I stayed. Finding it via driving into town a little awkward but was an adventure. Cannot go wrong staying here.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This is now my 2nd time staying at this hotel. Whenever I go to Arles, this is the only hotel that I will stay at. The location is great. From the hotel you are a short walk from the major activities within the city. It is also centrally located to a number of great restaurants and night activities. You only have to walk just outside of the hotel entrance to find 7-8 different places to eat. We travel around the ciy during the day then always pick a new place to eat for dinner, just a few steps away

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

We enjoyed our stay very much. We felt we had got the best room in the hotel. Windows were facing the square. We had a beautiful look on the place du Forum and life on the square and in the surrounding cafes and restaurants. Everything in Arles was in walking range. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The sevice was exellent.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This was an excellent hotel experience with absolutley execellent staff. We cut our stay in Arles short, but this should not reflect upon the facility or the staff. The staff was of the kindest and most congenial we've experienced in the last 20 years.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

It was a lovely old hotel right in the middle of the city. Staff were very friendly. My room looked out onto the swimming pool -- very bright and sunny. One can walk everywhere in Arles from this hotel. There are nice restaurants on the square where the hotel is located. I highly recommend this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I just can't say enough good things about the Du Forum Hotel. If I could rate it a "6" out of five I would. Our room was big, clean, inexpensive, and quiet. The public areas (including a swimming pool)are first rate, and the town of Arles is a great place to stay and do day trips from.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, friendly staff, cosy atmosphere, very spacious rooms, a charming place with lots of character. Will definitely go back

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

We had a great time in an excellent hotel

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A very characterful hotel located superbly in the centre of town. The pool is delightful, the room was immense and the staff helpful. This is a hotel trading on somewhat faded glories, but that adds charm.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

Good service, swimming pool and excellent location at central Arles. Approach by car is not easy and limited parking space by hotel were the only hard points but overall rate is very good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel, good facilites, well appointed.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This elegant old family-run hotel is a delight. In the heart of Arles, it's been modernized well and unobtrusively, and is spacious, cool and relaxed. The staff are very welcoming, and the rooms are airy and uncluttered, with some great views. A bonus is the swimming pool, set in a lovely outdoor courtyard.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

the hotel du forum is a charming and delightful place to spend one night or two weeks. i would have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful hotel to anyone, including a family.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Du Forum, offering 38 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with digital channels. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Arles visit. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Du Forum Hotel

By car
From Highway A54 or road RN113: exit at Arles-Centre Arles-Barriol. Turn left onto Rue Lucien Guintoli, then take Avenue du Maréchal Leclerc. Turn right onto Boulevard Georges Clémenceau, then take Boulevard des Lices. Turn left onto Rue Jean Jaurès and proceed on Rue du Cloître. Turn left onto Rue de la Calade, then proceed on Plan de la Cour and take Rue du Palais.

Distances from Hotel Du Forum

Place du Forum - 0 km / 0 mi
Church of St. Trophime - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Place de la Republique - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
National School of Photography - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Musee Reattu - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Thermes de Constantin - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Theater-Antique - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fondation Van Gogh - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arles Amphitheatre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cirque Romain - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Musee de l'Arles et de la Provence Antique - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Alyscamps - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Langlois Bridge - 2.3 km / 1.5 mi
Abbey de Montmajour - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Musee de la Camargue - 8.2 km / 5.1 mi
The preferred airport for Du Forum is Nimes (FNI-Garons) - 19 km / 11.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.