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Reviews of Vacancéole - Le Domaine de Chames - Pont d'Arc 2 stars

Route Des Gorges, 07150 Vallon-Pont-dʼArc, France

#19 of 20 Holiday rentals in Vallon-Pont-dʼArc

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Based on 651 hotel reviews

6.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    6.4

  • Comfort

    5.8

  • Location

    8.3

  • Facilities

    5.9

  • Staff

    7.7

  • Value for money

    6.4

  • Free WiFi

    3.9

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  • Reviewed: 13 October 2018

    3.8
    No interaction when checking in.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No interaction when checking in. There really is no river access or a River view. Not possible to us the back door out to the river as you cannot lock from the outside. Exp credit to clean the kitchen area but no cleaning supplies going Ben e

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2018

    5.4
    Vague impressions about the hotel Vacanceole
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was dirty! To walk bare feet on the floor was impossible, your feets become dirty immediately. Poor wall insulation. Despite the fact that Breakfast was declared, it really can only be ordered until 18-00 to get it the next morning, did not have time, you are left without Breakfast. It's good that there is a campsite nearby and there in the restaurant you can get a standard Breakfast for 6.50 euros. Without a car to the hotel can not be reached, the nearest city is 7 kilometers away. By car it is also difficult to find, the hotel is not quite visible from the road, on the road there is a pointer, but at the speed it can be easily overlooked.

    The hotel thel is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. All this beauty is called la Gorge d'Ardeche. The famous Chauvet cave is nearby. Despite the fact that the hotel can be no more than one night, the comfort is below average, next to the hotel there is the most wonderful thing there is-a Restaurant de Chames with really High French cuisine! Every evening a new menu! The menu is very unexpected, just amazing! Cool staff! Great regional wines! It is strange that such a miracle with such a filthy hotel! Many tourists are engaged in kayaking.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2018

    5.8
    The location in the gorge was great and the price very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room we had been booked into did not resemble what we were confirmed through Booking.com. Fortunately, there was a room available that did. It smelled weird, but was OK after airing. There were large cobwebs in the room and one enormous spider, but we got rid of it. It also wasn't clear to us at the time of booking that we would have to clean the kitchen.

    The location in the gorge was great and the price very reasonable compared to other places in the area. The kitchen was surprisingly well equipped with everything we needed to cook a simple meal. If you're ready to rough it a little more than advertised, this is still a really good value place to stay.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018

    4.2
    Beautiful location but no atmosphere
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Large Studio for 4 People with view
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Accomadation very cramped for family of four. 2 sons with us are grown up. Shower an running water were disastrous as either scalding hot or cold. No air-conditioning and had to ask for a second fan. Left to our own devices and certainly no effort made to make us feel welcome. Not asked if we were happy with accommodation. Left kitchen far cleaner than we found it and were reprimanded for leaving layer than 10 am despite time we spent cleaning that morning

    Location is excellent

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2018

    7.9
    We have loved the location, and we shall definitely come back to Ardeche to enjoy longer canoeing.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Studio
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The comfort of the beds could be better. Wifi is only available at the reception, not in the rooms. The address given in internet when you put it in gps / google maps do not give you a correct idea for the location. It is more than 5 km away from the reality! It took us 40 minutes to find the location, with arrival late in the evening. A pre-notice about this should be given to the guests.

    Great location, beautiful environment. The rooms are big enough, kitchen is well equipped and comfortable. Staff is kind and responsive. We have loved canoeing on the river, swimming etc. The location is really top.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    6.3
    Lovely location but very basic and too small to breath.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room is so small that once you pull out the sofa bed you avant even get to the door anymore. The sofa bed is old and loud and if you are taller than 170cm, you hot your head and feet against the metal bars.

    The proximity to the river is lovely.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2018

    7.5
    After a horrible bike ride from Mende through snow and rain this place was excellentnt to recover
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Little Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    That the restaurant closed so early. It was a Sunday evening in May, but even so, they should have warned me at reception. I tried to go to the restaurant at 19.15 and it was already closed.

    Lots of space, good if you were self catering, and efficient heating, plus it had a bath as well as a shower.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    8.8
    I liked the proximity to the main attraction in the area...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 1 night

    I didn't like the note in the room about 'you will be charged extra if you leave the kitchenette unclean'. Surely you pay for a room and its eventual clean up in the price for the room!

    I liked the proximity to the main attraction in the area 'pont d'arc'.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    6.7
    Possibility to order croissants and bread for breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Apartment for 6 People with view
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The TV was very small; only one double bed in a "superior studio" advertised for 6; soft and lumpy mattresses on the twin beds; toilet bowl could have used a good cleaning with bleach. Noisy because of poorly insulated walls.

    Possibility to order croissants and bread for breakfast. On-site restaurant. Nice view from the balcony overlooking the grounds, but the river is not visible.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    5.4
    Great location, shame about everything else
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was a small self catering unit on the ground floor, with a sofa bed that had to be pulled out to make a double bed. Once out it was impossible to walk out through the doors to the seating area as the TV unit blocked the way. The toilet stopped filling to flush on the evening and so we had to use pans of water to flush it. On pulling the toilet door to, the handle came off. There was an emergency number to ring if needed, but it was stressed that it was for emergencies only, so obviously we did not ring. We left at 8.30am, but there was no one on reception to tell them about the problems. We just left the key and went. Felt poorly maintained. We were told to ensure the kitchenette area was clean on leaving, but there was no washing up liquid or cloths...so we improvised. Wouldn't stay again.

    The location and proximity to a lovely restaurant / bar, and easy access to the river.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    4.6
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Apartment for 6 People with view
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Cheap hotel, unfriendly staff, cleanish studio (we had the 6 person studio flat) cobwebs in all corners of the ceiling and average bedding. Checkin at 5pm for check in between 9 and 10am check out seems a bit extreme. Would not recommend the place even though the location is great.

    Location

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2016

    6.7
    Mixed impressions
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio
    • Stayed 3 nights

    kitchen corner without proper ventilation is less useful; microwave oven full of mysterious symbols missed instruction for use ( hit-and-miss, so in the end hardly used); reading lights next to bed missing. Equipment needs maintenance. Lighting could be better (quite dim). Kitchen equipment hard to reach unless one is really tall.

    Good bed; good bath/shower room; large space. Clean. Lots of wardrobe space.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2018

    3.3
    Location adatta ai canoisti
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Little Studio
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Camere umide e poco pulite, mobilio datato e insufficiente, così come i materiali

    Location adatta ai canoisti

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 June 2018

    5.0
    Area beautiful but this place was really depressing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dark room withhorrible furniture and light

    No breakfast, horrible room and bed

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 November 2017

    7.5
    Simple mais confortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Premier Studio
    • Stayed 1 night

    La gentilesse du personnelle à la reception

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2017

    5.4
    could be an amazing place if cared for. Cant complain about the price
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio
    • Stayed 1 night

    no supervision after office hours, restaurant staff partying until 3.3.am.......underneath our room

    location

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    6.7
    Great location to see the area. Would recommend only for short stays.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The apartment was cramped and stuffy at night.

    Short walk to river and views were very nice.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2017

    5.4
    Location price
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Little Studio with River View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clealiness space

    Location price

    Stayed in June 2017

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  • Reviewed: 8 May 2016

    7.9
    Clean and better than expected for the price during a busy...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Our room was still under construction or renovation - ceiling tiles missing in the bathroom. The TV is smaller than my laptop computer screen - but hey, we were not there for the TV anyway :-)

    Clean and better than expected for the price during a busy weekend. The location is on the river, no road noise, lots of trees and birds, the staff very friendly. The room was very open and spacious with a lot of natural light and a comfortable bed. We will plan to go back.

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2015

    9.6
    Breath-taking view from the room's private terrace,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    No TV, which did not bother me (although I do like to check the Meteo). You will need to bring a mug, coffee, milk, sugar, toiletries and something to clean the kitchen (a washing up brush would be useful).

    Breath-taking view from the room's private terrace, gorgeous setting, very useful small kitchenette, friendly and very helpful staff, everything was clean and very comfortable. Superb value for money, the view and setting is priceless.

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    7.1
    Position position position.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    poor sound isolation. Problem with the linen supplies during our stay

    Position position position. A good aparthotel with kitchenette & great view of the Gorge d'Ardeche

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2015

    2.9
    The little bar on the opposite side of the road that had...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The room was dirty, beds were essentially mattresses on the floor, shower was awful, toilet seat was cracked. Restaurant was totally over priced.

    The little bar on the opposite side of the road that had nothing to do with the hotel They accommodated bikes Staff were friendly

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2015

    7.9
    Beautiful location, if you want to be away from things and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    One night was really hot and ac would have been a plus.

    Beautiful location, if you want to be away from things and in nature, yet walking distance to several restaurants (from a pizza bar to a top tiered restaurant). Short walk to a lovely swimming beach and next to a kayaking drop off point.

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2015

    5.8
    Location was good - close to the river and a shortish walk...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Simplistic - hadn't realised we would have to strip our own bed, take any rubbish away with us etc. There also wasn't a view - river view was definitely a stretch! Bed was a fold out bed that squeaked if you so much as breathed too vigorously, and the walls were very thin - so not very peaceful! It was cheap and felt it - but it could easily have been a bit nicer with just a little more care from them!

    Location was good - close to the river and a shortish walk to the Pont D'arc.

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2015

    4.6
    The studio was minuscule and there were cobwebs everywhere.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The studio was minuscule and there were cobwebs everywhere. Very dirty and it smelled,of dampness loads. We also found 2 cockroarches. Location was very good but will never stay there again in a million years.

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2015

    8.3
    Great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Cooking equipment slightly basic- no wash up sponge, drying up clothe or bread knife.

    Great location. Quiet place to stay in busy area. Great restaurant next door.

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2015

    10
    One of the few remaining places to truly enjoy the gorgeous...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    One of the few remaining places to truly enjoy the gorgeous Ardeche valley! Our spacious, first floor apartment had a big balcony and glorious Ardeche river views, apart from being in a peaceful & natural spot, just below the pictoresque village of Chames. The stunning Pont d'Arc is only a few hundred metres away. My 18-year-old son and I absolutely loved it!

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2015

    5.0
    Breakfast ok, but did cost extra.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Reception didn´t speak anything but french. TV was out of order. When I complained, the only answar was, that it normally is out of order. After use, it is your duty to take sheets and towels to a specific spot, and to take the garbage to a place 150 meters away. This place is typically 1970s, and it looks like little has been done since.

    Breakfast ok, but did cost extra. Good large room with terasse.

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    10
    Le Domaine is in a gorgeous location with the cliffs...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Le Domaine is in a gorgeous location with the cliffs overlooking the river where I had to kayak. It is an ideal, quiet stopover if you want to visit the Chauvet caves and not stay in town. The food next door is incredible and very elegant without tourist atmosphere and prices. Loved it all! Thank you guys!

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    3.3
    Nice setting near the river unfortunately if as us you check...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Administration you need to take your bed sheets & towels to an specific spot & garbage to the other side of the road they almost expect you to clean it or surcharge you

    Nice setting near the river unfortunately if as us you check in at 5 and need to depart at 10 no possibility to enjoy anything in a day

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2015

    8.3
    Beautiful location beside the river and not too far from the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Nothing

    Beautiful location beside the river and not too far from the main town (6 kms) plus very close to main site of Pont d'Arc! Spacious apartment for a night and not bad for a week even. Breakfast next door was delicious. Great view. Friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    8.3
    balcon, river view, wifi in the reception and if you live in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing

    balcon, river view, wifi in the reception and if you live in room 204, you can even have wifi in the room.

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2015

    7.9
    Large and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Grounds need tending, and driveways need repair. Tiny TV that got few channels.

    Large and comfortable. Well-equipped kitchen.

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2015

    7.1
    - just few steps from pont d'arc
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    - no A/C - ants in room - internet did not work, TV as well

    - just few steps from pont d'arc

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2015

    8.8
    Location (proximity to Pont d'Arc)
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    All little probs resolved swiftly

    Location (proximity to Pont d'Arc) tranquility, space, river view, ...

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2015

    6.3
    Good position
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Basic room for 2 dark and airless Sofa bed which left little room when pulled out

    Good position Quiet

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