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Hotel Francois 1er

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Rue Bazoges, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #25 of 47 hotels in La Rochelle
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights and enjoyed the great location and clean, comfortable room. Like most French hotels you need to open the windows for any fresh air so security can become a concern but that's probably me being cautious as a woman travelling alone. Staff friendly and speak excellent English. Breakfast was good value at E8.5

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We appreciated the friendliness and caring demonstrated by the hotel staff. They spoke good English. When we shared our interest to drive to a local island, hotel staff educated us about the best strategies to enjoy the visit and save money. We followed their suggestions and maximized our visit. The room itself was basic and we missed air conditioning but... More

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Liverpool, England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A budget hotel right in the centre of La Rochelle with gated parking...absolute bonus! Beds are a bit hard, rooms are basic but for an overnight stop it's perfect. Lovely friendly staff and great breakfast for 8 Euros.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed two nights here in the center of La Rochelle. Car park brilliant and necessary as parking is hard to find and expensive Room was basic,clean and tidy.Staff very friendly with reception open day and night. English spoken by all behind the desk. Breakfast was good. Being in the middle of town there are many eateries to suit all... More

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Moville, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Myself and three friends stayed here in June, and it is one of the nicest most unusual hotels I've ever stayed in. Great off-road parking in the centre of town through very narrow streets. Each of the rooms is unique, with odd bits of furniture, paintings and all shapes and sizes of room. Like a lot of France, it is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Room 227 at Hotel Francois La Rochelle. I enjoyed my two day stay here. The room in this two star hotel was clean and of a reasonable size and price. No aircon but the window could be opened and there was not much noise. The hotel is located on a quiet one way narrow street in the old part of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was our first visit to La Rochelle and really liked it. The hotel staff were very friendly and spoke great English. The hotel had parking which was really useful as it is a busy place. You do need to pre-book this and I would recommend it. Our room was quite small but we were only there for 1 night... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

*Hotel Review - Hotel Francois 1er - by Top Contributor AngryAngMo* We were on a road trip through the south of France last year, starting in Paris, and then going down via car through the chateau area, stopping in La Rochelle for 1 night, then Bordeaux and finishing in Saint Jean de Luz. We choose the hotel because of its... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We requested a ground floor room which we were given, unfortunately the room was cold as it only had one radiator to heat the high ceilinged room with single glazing. We asked at reception and were given an extra heater and blankets though. The room was adequate although a little grotty and the bathroom had a very odd combination of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel is right near the bus station so if you are getting the 20 minute bus ride from the airport it is ideal and also sufficiently down a side road not to get much noise. The room we had was big enough and a fair sized en suite too. The rooms are adequately cleaned each day and new towels... More

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Address: 15 Rue Bazoges, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Francois 1er 2*
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