Located in the second spa town of France, Balaruc Bains, Arcadius Residence welcomes you in the heart of a pine forest on a hill overlooking the Bassin de Thau. The apartments are comfortable and feature a kitchenette, a dining area, a bathroom with bath or shower and a balcony or terrace. The residence has a heated swimming pool and a free parking. The restaurant is open from April to October, there, you will be able to enjoy regional dishes on the terrace.
Good hotel for travelliers with car
The security is good and the staff are friendly.It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the shops and restauant. I think that it is convenient.
No ventilation. Two of the mattress are not comfortable.
This hotel is only 5 minutes walk to the bay, and about 10 minutes walk to the restaurants and small shopping area. The pool was nice. The rooms were basic - lounge with sofas/beds, kitchenette (initially I thought it was a microwave too, but it turned out to be a grill), aging bathroom and separate toilet. Upstairs there was a loft style bedroom with two single beds. There was also a balcony. We are a family of 5, so we fitted into the rooms comfortably (2 upstairs, 3 downstairs). It was very cheap, so the drawbacks didn't bother us.
It is really time for the hotel to have a refit. The bathrooms look pretty tired. The corridors could have done with a sweep. The biggest pain was having to give the apartment a basic clean before we left (or be charged). You have to leave the kitchen ready for the next guest, and sweep the floors. That is fine, but when you are travelling you don't have cloths etc. The only cloth provided was an ancient floor type rag. Overall, it was still comfortable if you want cheap accommodation for a family.
Reception staff are helpful and responded quickly to email contact and any concerns during our stay. The swimming pool is clean and well maintained.
Rooms (studio/cabine) are very cramped for any more than two people with cheap, poor quality fittings. There is no air conditioning and this is uncomfortable in high summer. There was a persistent odour of cooking fat in the room (which includes a kitchenette). Overall a poor experience.
Everything was quite what we expected
The apartment was really small, but ok.
location, value for money
Good location and nice pool
We would have like breakfast to be provided
flexibility of staff
accommodationm was poor and cheap (to cheap for the price)
the outdoor pool was good and well maintained. table tennis tables kept the children occupied. It was within reasonable distance of beach/shops
bathroom was small