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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 #26 of 47 hotels in La Rochelle
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
dermott q Dublin, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While waiting for the Tourist Office to open we found this small hotel by a park between the railway station and the port. Reception could not be more helpful and the room was to a good standard overlooking the park and with secure parking on site. Although near a main route it was quiet in our room. Breakfast was the... More

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had a great stay here. The rooms are small and a bit musty but very quaint and clean. Breakfast was good and included, as was internet access. Staff was friendly and helpful. Beds were not super comfortable, but the location is very good and it's a great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This hotel is ideally situated for both the railway station and the town itself, the hotel is excellent value, quiet and clean and the staff were absolutely lovely. Very friendly, helpful and always smiley. its is a basic hotel so not for your honeymoon (!) but fantastic for a short break, the bedroom was clean, and quiet, and the hotel... More

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Staplehurst, Kent
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have stayed here twice now, and enjoyed it both times. Nice and clean, it's got some character (it's not a homogenous chain style place). Rooms are clean and the car park is quite secure .... But very tight spaces!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 20 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
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Hotel Class:2 star — Les Gens de Mer 2*
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