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“A Hotel Full Of Character”
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Hotel des Arcades
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Ceret
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The staff welcomed us enthusiastically and were keen to speak English, which is always good for those of us with only basic O-level French.... Our room was a Suite on the fourth floor and was light, spacious and airy with two double French patio doors with Juliette balconies with fabulous views over pretty much the Centre of the beautiful Town of Ceret, which appeals to people with a variety of interests. Arts - there is a working fountain designed by Pablo Picasso right opposite your window and an Art Museum nearby would also be a great base for hikers, walkers, tourists, cyclists this town has a lot to offer including a great Saturday Market and Thursday Antiques Market. Less than one minutes walk away is the towns best restaurant called Des Bisbe at the Hotel Vidal - they start Dinner at 7.45pm. It is best to book. You eat in an open atrium covered over with Vine Leaves, very atmospheric. Thebedroom has rather dated furniture but some how it just didn't matter, the quirkiness just added to its charm. WiFi signal was very good here. Other rooms on lower floors could only use Wifi in the public areas. There is a bathroom which was basic but there was a separate room for the toilet. We were here for one night only as we rent a villa about half an hour away and needed a bolt hold . No tea making facilities are in the room but there is a cafe/bar directly outside the entrance to the hotel. Parking is available at the rear of the hotel, let them know first. Breakfast is fresh croissants and bread with a selection of jams and really good coffee.

Room Tip: We booked a "Suite" S11 fourth floor it had a double bed and a single bed, overlooking th...
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We go to Ceret at least once a year and always stay at the Hotel des Arcades. The Staff - most within an extended family - are courteous, attentive and welcoming. The rooms, especially the superior ones (for not much more than the standard ones) are pleasant, well-fitted and comfortable. The views are splendid, whether from the front onto an exquisite plane-treed square, or from the back towards the mountains.
The Arcades has quite an artistic history; many of the greats associated with this area have visited or stayed there. The walls are covered in art work of every description, all of high quality.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I found both the proprietor and his wife very accomodating and informative.The room was quiet and clean and the breakfast typical of France i.e. predictable and unvaried but sound.Overall a very good experience.Thank you.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in room S7, a large double with a balcony overlooking the historic square.

There is nothing not to like, clean room, bright light and evening sun on the balcony. A basic but very functional and pleasant stay.

The Pablo bar downstairs is a pleasant place for a pichet of wine and there is a super patissier and chocolatier around the corner for breakfast.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We chose Arcades because it is situated in the middle of the village, and has secure parking and a lift. We were glad of the garage space, because the market on Saturday stretches through the main streets! The welcome was fine, the room good, clean and spacious ( we had chosen a superior room, for not much more than a regular room.) We were surprised how quietly the stalls were set up on Saturday morning. We slept at the front overlooking the square, but hardly heard a thing. We enjoyed breakfast, which was served to us instead of being a buffet style, which can be very dull. We would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Superior rooms are large. Ours overlooked the market square.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1 Place Pablo Picasso, 66400 Ceret, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Pyrenees-Orientales > Ceret
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Ceret
Price Range: AU$100 - AU$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arcades 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel des Arcades is located in the heart of Céret and is a charming property with several types of rooms. The presence of two terraces including a panoramic allows the guests to enjoy a moment of calm. Near by car (about 30 min) from beach, Spain and mountains. Céret offers visitors a range of activities such as the famous museum of modern art, the museum of music or even walks in the footsteps of the painters who have lived there and many walks. The hotel proposes to provide you with informations on the differents activities available for adults and children in the Vallespir valley and the surrounding area ... more   less 
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