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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13, avenue de Pontaillac, 17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014
Chris M Vancouver, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A very well situated hotel near the beach and town centre. Friendly and helpful staff. Room basic but very clean and functional. Did not indulge in breakfast, but many fine eating establishments nearby. On main road, but very quiet overnight. Well recommended.

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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This hotel suited us perfectly. It was off the beach and not overlooked. The beach and restaurants were 2 minutes away. We booked the more expensive (but not much) room with terrace. This actually meant that we were a level below the hotel. There were just 4 rooms with their own area and private access to the side street. This... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel is a bit of the beaten track compared to most of Royan hotels. It offers good prices, but rooms are small. Rooms on ground floor do offer a patio access but are pretty dark due to small windows. Hotel is close to the beach but with strange water colour probably due to bay sand. Good breakfast and very... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The rooms were very small -we had two, the first had the hand basin in the room with a very small closet for the shower and toilet. No drawer space and no seating at all other than the bed. The second room was advertised as having a terrace, it did, but it was approximately 1 metre wide by 2 metres... More

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Perigueux, France
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18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is by way of an odd review because we never did get to stay at the hotel itself! We booked a few days away but en route we had a tyre blow out and it took several hours to get help. We contacted the hotel to say we would be a day late and they were very helpful on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights with our two little boys to enjoy the beach. The location is the absolute selling point of this hotel. We were able to get secure parking near by but this has to be reserved since they have only a few places. The owner Christine is really wonderful and made our stay as comfortable as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way to the Ile de Re and had a very pleasant experience. the hotel is clean and modern and we had a double room with a comfortable folding bed for our little daughter. The hotel is very close to the beach and we were able to park just outside for free. Breakfast... More

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Stayed here several times now for 2 or 3 nights. For us Arts Hotel offers us trendy, simple, and comfortable accommodation in the idyllic bijou period beach resort which is St Palais-sur-mer. It is perfectly situated very near (2 mins walk) from the pretty sandy beach, promenade and sea-side shops, yet it is set slightly apart so does not get... More

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66 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

We visited outside of the tourist season when there seemed to only be one other guest staying at the hotel and the bar and restaurant were not yet working. It's difficult to judge the overall level of service on that basis, but what we saw was good enough for us to consider returning. Our room was spacious, with a comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

We were stuck with nowhere to stay in St Palais Sur Mer and Arts Hotel welcomed us in and gave us the top suite room with flat screen TV and 3 beds for us and the kids and the option of a cot etc. Lovely good priced 5 euro breakfast and best of all a 2 min walk to the... More

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Address: 13, avenue de Pontaillac, 17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > Royan > Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
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Hotel Class:3 star — Art's Hotel 3*
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