Pictures much better than the tired reality. On our way there they rang to say the restaurant was full. What hotel does not check with guests who are staying for two nights if they wish to eat? Even in their room guide, guests are allowed to order a meal up to 6pm. The room had no effective bed lights since the 'designer' shade was a 30cm ball of feathers. The promised minibar was empty. The bed was rock hard so that I had to sleep on the duvet (it didn't help much). The contrast with our final night in the Champagne region was stark. We would put this place as 2 star at best with amateur customer service and will never return.
Very deceiving pictures...
Pool is small, and area surrounding it even more. Room for exactly 8 people, no more (only 1 side of pool accessible).
Rooms are recently done, but very basic. NO air-conditioning. Poor bathroom layout, with door swinging to within 2cm of the toilet bowl.
The surrounding area is lovely, nice little village and church to one side, and woods and beautiful waterfall to the other.
Restaurant was OK, but there are better ones especially at the price.
Service was friendly, always a plus!
We stayed here for two nights so we could explore the region. It was close to a lovely waterfall and even had one of its own! It is a beautiful building and has private parking.
The room was clean, modern and comfortable with good quality toiletries but only soap and shower gel/shampoo were provided so bring a shower cap. The staff were friendly and we had an excellent dinner which included a poulet de Bresse en croute. We opted for the half board option as the other menus were rather expensive and although we had no choice, the staff happily substituted a course I was not fond of.
The breakfast was extensive and good and the room had a view of the waterfall but we were surprised to see that guests had not only to squeeze their own juice ( there was a queue for this both mornings) ,but they also had to cook their own eggs with a boiler or in a frying pan. We saw no staff at all at breakfast.
The pool was inviting and clean but it was small and the area around it was limited with just room for 8 loungers in a row to one side.
We spent 4 nights at this hotel in the Jura region of France. It has a superb location at the end of a wooded valley only several hundred metres from a well known waterfall ( Cascades des Tufs).Our room was in a recently renovated tower, was modern in it's design and equipment, no air-conditioning but was unnecessary even though the weather was warm ( High 20s centigrade). It had a view over the tennis court, the swimming pool and towards wooded hillsides and cliffs.
We stayed on half board terms so dinner was included each night and what a dinner ! The quality and variety was a delight, the chef is a "Maitre Cuisiner de France"and it was obvious. Although the half board menu had no choice the staff happily offered us alternatives for a couple of courses which we did not want. Many of the ingredients are sourced from the hotel's own grounds; it has hens, a spice garden, it's own beehives. The buffet breakfast was typically French continental style, with a machine for freshly squeezing orange juice and a cook your egg facility.
The staff were always very helpful and attentive.
Overall a truly enjoyable stay and difficult to beat at the price. It probably helps to speak at least a little French as most of the staff ( and guests ) were French and only a few spoke English, but that just added to the experience !
We arrived in Arbois the weekend before the Tour de France came rolling through, and though the place seemed deserted, every hotel was fully booked. The host at the place we were wine tasting took pity on us and started calling around to find a room. We would never have considered this place as it is 10 minutes outside of Arbois, in a tiny village called les Planches-pres-Arbois. We literally got the last room. The place is tucked away at the end of the valley, and surrounded on each side by dramatic cliffs.
The room was a good size by European standards, very basic, but clean and with a lovely view out onto the hillside. The soundproofing was not great so the 2nd night we got to hear strange noises, but the bed (the usual 2 single beds pushed together) was comfortable. It was good value for 99 euros.
We had a very lovely surprise when we found the breakfast room the next morning. It had a stunning view of a small waterfall and pond, surrounded by lush greenery. The breakfast was mostly continental, with the boil-it-yourself egg station. 15 euros per person seemed fair for that.
After breakfast we took a walk up to "La Cascade des Tufs", the nearby waterfall. That was the highlight of our trip, as it was absolutely exquisite. We hiked further up the stream until we got to where the water emerges from the mountain. No wonder the water from the nearby church fountain tastes so amazing!
We ate in the hotel's restaurant one night. It was delicious. A little over-priced, and with VERY bright lighting, but it was a good evening.
I would go back in a heartbeat, although maybe try to get a quieter room. Ours was on the lower level of the square tower building across the parking lot. The hotel setting was gorgeous, tucked up into the valley. For an adventurous drive, I recommend taking the steep and twisty cliff-side road from next to the hotel, instead of through Arbois.