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Le Faranchin Hotel Restaurant

RN 91, 05480 Villar-d'Arene, France
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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I think the Faranchin saved our lives. After our rental car was broken into in Nice, we spent half a day waiting to get the window repaired and arrived in Villar d'Arene in the middle of a thunderstorm about an hour before sunset. We were supposed to hike into the Alps and stay in a refuge - and we were... More 

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SouthShields
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I stumbled across this hotel whilst searching for a draught beer. I was so impressed with the owner Davide while having a stella artois and the hotel that I transferred from my other hotel to spend a week there. There is a large comfortable lounge with big screen TV. Reception area also comfortable, the bar although on the small side... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in early September. Do not be misled by a slightly dated appearance. We found the room to be very comfortable and well-equipped (best hair dryer in the Alps!) . The staff were all very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was excellent with many choices - sets you up for a good day's walking. Take the demi-pension... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After a long sunny day of watching the Tour de France, I got caught in the post race traffic jam and was late arriving. Unfortunately the kitchen was closed, and TAKE NOTE there is very little else near by to satisfy one's hunger! The staff took pity on me and rustled up the most delicious door stop Ham sandwich I... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sabrina and the entire staff were very helpful and delightful. We stayed here for a week in July. They willingly accommodated us - storing luggage during a time we were not staying there, driving us to a nearby town, explaining local customs and translating. Food was top notch and prepared daily from scratch by chef David - desserts to die... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The owners of this hotel are lovely people, but they need a good kick up the trousers. At first sight the hotel looks gloomy and depressing even by French standards. Weed infested car park, old troughs full of long dead flowers - nothing welcoming or making you want to stay. The rooms are not much better, whoever chose the décor... More 

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Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I used this place as the base for a week's solo skiing in the heaven of La Grave. It's a couple of miles up the road from the ski lift, but it's served by a bus and lifts from the Guides de Montagnes (if you're lucky). The rooms are basic, small, inexpensive and fine for a solo traveller. The restaurant... More 

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Turku, Finland
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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had the cheapest room in this hotel. We had shared bathroom and the room was located right under the roof with one window that opens upwards. No air-conditioning. Still I think it was good hotel. The room was small but clean andpersonnel was helpful. There was plenty of parking places and the tiny village was very close. This is... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Affordable rooms, very friendly staff. We booked a regular double room, but something was wrong with the plumbing, so the staff met us at the desk and gave us a smaller room and gave us the lower rate. They were very apologetic. Some of the rooms share a hall toilet, but you have your own shower. It's all very clean.... More 

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Noordwijk
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

An affordable, clean, friendly hotel at a breathtaking location. Rooms maybe a bit small but very clean. Breakfast was very good and more than enough. Dinner was excellent, great wine! Love to come back to this place!

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