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Les Gens de Mer

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #33 of 47 hotels in La Rochelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel is ok, basic, a bit dated but clean and with internet access that worked and in a good location. it does seem to be run on a skeleton staff, who appart from the unfriendly welcome we recieved from the receptionist, seemed to be nice. However our main problem was parking. My mum is a disabled blue badge holder... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We spent the last 2 nights of a 4 week French holiday in the delightful town of La Rochelle. Our timing was not great being the first day of both the sales and the international film festival. After failing to find a room we across Les Gens de Mer and grabbed the last room available, which happened to be a... More

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Angus
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Pleasant clean rooms. Serviced daily. Shower a bit tired, but room adequate. Located within walking distance from main station, but fairly quiet. Buffet breakfast, no main meals but drinks available. Good value.

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Just back from a week's stay in Les Gens de Mer. Tariffs were high with August being the peak season, but this hotel's facilities are quite good. We booked what they describe as 'a comfort double' which had no balcony but were able to change on arrival to the only room they had left which did have a balcony. The... More

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London
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We used Les Gens de Mer as a quick overnight stopover during a road trip. We chose the hotel as it had parking and I'd heard that parking was tricky in La Rochelle. I was a bit nervous about how close it was to the station, as in my experience, most stations are where the dodgy types hang out, but... More

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hastings
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Arriving in the rush hour of La Rochelle after a two hundred and odd mile drive, we finally dropped the car in a public car park and set off on foot to locate the hotel. Arriving at the reception desk we stood for about three minutes whilst an arrogant young man messed around with a computer screen. When he did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

Booked this as it was one of the cheaper hotels near the town centre. La Rochelle is very small and this hotel is halfway between the train station and the old town. Good location considering the price. The rooms were very clean and had everything we needed, though the shower wasn't so great. Parking on-site (for a charge), which is... More

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Aussie
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

The location of the hotel is excellent, being close to the railway, port and old town. However, it is on a main road and the lack of double glazzing made it a tad difficult to sleep especially as we could not get the shutters to work - we were roadside. Room was basic and sufficent for a 1 night stay,... More

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Adelaide
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

A few minutes walk from the train station. 5-10 minutes walk from the old port and centre-ville. Also not far from the aquarium and certain other museums. I opted for a "comfort" room. Came with twin beds and another smaller kids bed. Had a balcony too. Very spacious, very clean, very comfortable. The bathroom was a little bit poky. The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

I was exhausted from traveling and this hotel is just about a 5 minute walk from the train station and bus terminal. That was a huge bonus as I didn't want to take a taxi and we had several bags. The hotel is basic. But, it does have the internet at a very reasonable cost. We didn't have their breakfast;... More

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Address: 20 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
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Ranked #33 of 47 hotels in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Les Gens de Mer 2*
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