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Les Gens de Mer

2.0 of 5 20 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed as a trio of middle aged chaps for one night in this two star hotel. I have stayed in three stars that are not as good! The hotel was about 150 metres from the railway station - a great building and worth a look! The lady on reception was most helpful and welcoming and allocated our quickly. We... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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MA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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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Watford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Somerset, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Sussex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Address: 20 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Les Gens de Mer 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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