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Residence de France

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43, Rue du Minage, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #21 of 47 hotels in La Rochelle
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Vicki R Javea, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Javea, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is great, walking distance to harbour and shops very close by. On site parking a definate bonus. Our room was big and nicely furnished, but the lack of air con is a big down point, lack of sleep due to the heat taints the memory.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
19 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the start this place was quite promising but went rapidly downhill from the moment we saw our room. No air conditioning, or even a hair dryer and generally shabby, in need of redecoration. There were also dirty footprints in the corridor and even a wheelbarrow as they were doing worlds, not even an apology. Staff were also disinterested, hard... More

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good location next to a local market and 7 minute walk from the habor. Good choice for drivers because it is nearly impossible to find a parking spot in this city and this hotel has parking offered for 10 Euro a night. We had one of the bigger rooms and which more than comfortable for 2 people. Staff was very... More

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Thank you dear Jason, Your comment is very helpful for us, and drivers ! Have a safe way home and please be welcome whenever you want. Kind regards. More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

why no restaurant in the evening Picked this hotel as it is part of an upmarket brand. Car park under the hotel which is very good, lovely spacious room and bathroom. Excellent bar and lounge area, close to the market square ( had the best oysters ever served from a stall on Friday).5 mins from the harbour. Breakfast is fine... More

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We apologize for not serving dinner on the evening you spent in our place. We usually do. We will sort this out and get back to you on this matter. very best regards. Eric Pujos More

4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Myself and my mum stayed her for four nights in a self catering room. It was very basic but really clean. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels replaced. The room and en suite were quite spacious. The staff were really friendly and helpful! They spoke great English and were always happy to help. Didn't eat in the hotel but... More

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Ing91, thank you very much for your comments. We are planning to upgrade the self catering appartments, and your comments will be very useful to us. The lock has been checked. It's ok now; Please tell your Mum we apologize for that. You're very welcome. Kind regards. Eric Pujos More

Paris, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you really wish to feel that you are at home, in a capacious apartment with luminous white walls, thick wall to wall carpeting, absolute quiet punctuated by the cooing of doves in the morning, this is the right place. We stayed for all of eleven nights in the Residence side of the establishment and were never disappointed, save by... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

One of the worst experiences we have had at a hotel. We paid quite a bit for the room in this hotel which claims to be a 5 star. At best this is a 3 star hotel and that too a 3 star hotel in Paris and if someone has been to a Paris hotel would know what I mean.... More

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We would like to apologize for the very bad experience you and your family have been going through during your stay. Would you mind to get in touch with us by email to give us your name, so we can check your appartment and have a staff meeting about what happened. Everything seemed to get wrong. We are... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We use to stay there in La Rochelle, and once again it was a good time. We had an apartment and then we could have breakfast and small diners in the room. The place is quiet and at the same time in the center of the city, near the central market. Rooms are well equipped, modern furniture, and have been... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good size room, large bed, good bathroom and nice and clean. NOTE: This hotel does NOT have A/C so if you travel in warm weather.. be warned. We stayed one night and it was perfectly acceptable. Good service and clean room.

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Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

we stayed at one of the apartments within this hotel complex for a few days in october 13. the hotel is very well placed for visiting la rochelle, within walking distance of the port but quiet and on a very elegant street. the hotel is somewhat dated but pleasant. the apartments are simple in nature but comfortable. the staff are... More

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Address: 43, Rue du Minage, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Residence de France 5*
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#5 Luxury Hotel in La Rochelle
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Charming boutique hotel in the historical town center of La Rochelle. 5 Rooms and 11 Suites.Restaurant, bar, heated swimming pool, parking, free wifi, reception 24/24, meeting rooms, garden ... more   less 
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