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Axe Hotel

5 rue de La Fabrique, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #30 of 47 hotels in La Rochelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Metz, France
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264 reviews 264 reviews
37 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Heads up on a couple of points: the hotel does not have a lift, so we had to carry our suitcases up a somewhat narrow flight of stairs. This also means it's not a good idea for people with limited mobility. We were in room 8, which was two levels up, and our room was a little small, although judging... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Very good hotel in excellent location and very reasonably priced, the room was very clean but a little small and very hot, the staff were very helpful. the beds are comfortable and the shower is excellent. there is a secure underground parking area about 100 yards away which cost 5 euros overnight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great find in a fairly expensive city. We booked the morning we arrived and were pleasantly surprised how clean and fresh the place was. It looks like its been recently refurbished. The guy who greeted us was very friendly and had great English. Location is perfect! About 100m from the tourist office and harbour !

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Wigan, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I want to give this little hotel 5 stars - it is very friendly, very clean and wonderfully situated near the port and station but on a summer night the rooms are incredibly hot and the street outside is too noisy to be able to open the windows. Also, the noise from an adjoining room was a problem. However, it... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The hotel was kind of "alright", especially after conquering it with the car in a crowded summer afternoon. The location is pretty good, and the man at the reception was correct, neither nice nor unpleasant, but there was something odd in the welcome. As if he was just a guest... and in fact for a good time of the day... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was an overnight stop via Mont St Michel. Parking is a couple of minutes walk away at an underground car park with reasonable prices . The Axe is a very modern, yet compact hostel rather than a hotel. After 8pm It isn't staffed but you are given a code to get in. Breakfast is perfectly acceptable and in line... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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144 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Axe hotel on the 2nd weekend of July. Arrived at La Rochelle airport,took the bus nº 7 to Place de Verdun and then walked ( easily with small luggage) to the hotel ( 10 min walking). The location could not be better, few steps from de Vieux-Port ,all the restaurants and cafes and 5... More

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New York City, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
50 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Newly renovated. Helpful staff. Right in the mix of things. Ask for a room with a view (I watched them play baules on a Sunday afternoon). No elevator if that is a concern. Plenty of electrical sockets for phone/notebook etc. I did not have the breakfast.

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Salobrena, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

All the other posititive reviews are right. Excellent small hotel, very clean, friendly and helpful receptionist who seems to work all hours. Didnt have breakfast but after reading reviews wish we had. Would recommend to everyone.

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Ucluelet, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Well, afer reading the other positive reviews I was not sure I could add anything. Yes, the hotel was nice, the room small but clean and very comfortable. The owner was helpful and friendly. Since my wife is francophone we never tried to speak English so we did not have a problem communicating. Apparently he is of Dutch orgin which... More

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Address: 5 rue de La Fabrique, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
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Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in La Rochelle
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Independent Hotel in La Rochelle Vieux Port, France Welcome to Axe Hotel located right in the heart of the historical city centre in La Rochelle. Also, a few steps away from the Vieux-Port, you will be charmed by the city and our property.. The property is located approximately at 300 meters from the train station and from the Aquarium as well as 500 meters from the Espace Encan. The Tourist Office is also very close by: 100 meters from our hotel. Whether you are coming on a family trip or with your loved one, Axe Hotel is the ideal place to wind down in the city opening its doors to the Atlantic Ocean. The 13 rooms are a proof of a human sized hotel with personalised care. You will be able to relax in newly renovated rooms, providing quality comfort. We also offer a free WIFI secured connection in the hotel and in all rooms of our property. The checkin will be done between 2PM and 8PM. For your car, there are over 650 parking places in the secured Saint Nicolas parking area near the hotel. ... more   less 
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