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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 #26 of 47 Hotels in La Rochelle
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Northern Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place, which when we stayed was quiet, calm, maybe under-occupied. We had what they called an apartment, which was just a nice comfortable hotel room with a bathroom and a fridge/hotplate/microwave combo in an alcove with a decent fan, so cooking smells did not get into the main room. We'd asked for a kettle and they left one... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was completely confused when I was reached our room. After a long day's cycle ride I was looking forward to a bit of pampering in a five star hotel as advertised. This was not that. It was a dated three star hotel - decor was a bit 90s with bits of paint flaking off the walls and mismatched furniture.... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We are a couple on a road trip staying at different cities in 4 or 5 star hotels. This was the worst to of about 11 The room was OK, a bit tatty but on 5th floor and nice vista. But no aircon... It's 29c. There was a fan. It IS centrally located, no more than 10 min walk to... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I wanted a five star hotel and booked this hotel as a treat oft the family, a twin and a double. The hotel is nicely located near the old market place and a large municipal underground car park and a pleasant 10 minute walk from all the action. It's in a nice quiet street with a drive in courtyard to... More

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

Dear Sir, Please let me apologize for not meeting your expectations. Next time we recommend that you check our website before. As you were not sleeping in the 5 stars hotel but in the residence, wich is standard accomodation. Thanks in advance. We wish to welcome you soon. Eric Pujos More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is close to the centre and within 10 minutes walking distance of the old port. Some rooms are very quiet and some overlook a main street. It is also possible to have a small kitchen area which is handy if you are with young children. The pool is very small and although suitable for young children there are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My partner and I chose to stay here as it advertised pool and garden and we both really needed to relax from hectic jobs . We were therefore really disappointed . The pool in very small and due to the placement of it in between two tall buildings plus the over grown trees it doesn't get any sun . There... More

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

Dear sir, thanks for your message. We apologize for the success of our pool ! RESIDENCE DE FRANCE is the central hotel of La Rochelle, urban hotel, and you were probably looking for a more relaxing situation. Our pool is quite small (4 per 7 meters), and sometimes due to families there are kids in the water. Regardind breakfast, we... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and found this a quiet and peaceful place. Good location and great building. This is a key feature for us. The communal areas were very good , but a quick lick of white paint to cover the scuff marks would help considerably. The rooms have fans but not a/c. paint flakes off around the window frame... More

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Poitou-Charentes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night in May for our wedding anniversary.The hotel could not have been better located.We were in the annexe. Although the room was good it was certainly not 5 star. In a 5 star I expect dressing gowns and some little luxuries. Also the car park was full. We took our dog with... More

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Javea, Spain
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 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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Address: 43, Rue du Minage, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
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Hotel Class:5 star — Residence de France 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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