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Hotel Princess
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue des Lavandieres, 66 820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A very comfortable hotel with rather a modern feel to it. The rooms are well appointed and quiet. It is located in a quiet part of the town but only a short walk away from the main town centre. The staff are very helpful and always on hand to ensure good service. The restaurant is acceptable but not as good as we had hoped. The one cooking pot rating from Logis is about right and this place cries out for a better chef/menu.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Vernet-les Bains is a small, quiet spa town which has, seemingly, fallen on hard-times. People talk in the town of how there used to be 3 butchers and all sorts of other shops in the town but now there are just a couple of boulangers and an Intermarche supermarket. Admittedly we were there quite early in the season but a lot of shops were shuttered up with ‘for sale’ signs up. It is, however, a delightful place to unwind and relax in the shadow of Mt Canigou, breathing healthy, vitalising air, straight from the mountains; the birds sing in the trees, the water rushes down the river. This tiny corner of France still has much to offer. Not least - the Hotel Princess.
The hotel is an uninspiring building but it’s what is inside that counts. This is a very well run hotel.
The two owners are omnipresent. They supervise breakfast, they are at the reception desk whenever one passes by and they are there for dinner, too.
On our first day the weather was poor, Madame came up with a list of interesting activities for us to see and do, where the weather was immaterial. She showed us how to save money by collecting stamps from the sites we visited and they were both a mine of information on anything and everything local.
Monsieur explained to us that the nights we ate in the hotel, we would be charged a, substantially reduced, half- pension rate and if we ate out there would be only the room charge to pay. The staff in the restaurant, especially Didier, the Restaurant Manager, were equally friendly, intelligent and helpful.
Our room was bright, sunny, well maintained and, like the whole hotel, spotlessly clean.
We’ll be back to Vernet-les-Bains and we’ll certainly be back the Hotel Princess.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princess H, Propriétaire at Hotel Princess, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
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Vous avez raison, Vernet-les-Bains est un petite village tranquille de Thermalisme qui comme tous les petits villages de France voit certains de ces magasins de proximité se fermer. Mais cela n’empêche pas que notre village soit un endroit agréable pour se détendre et se relaxer. Nous avons eu le plaisir de vous accueillir et nous vous remercions pour votre avis et vos compliments que nous ne manquerons pas de transmettre à toute notre équipe qui vous reste sincèrement dévouée.
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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Vernet-les-Bains is a really pretty and peaceful small town surounded by great mountains. Plenty to see and do if you like the outdoors. Hotel Princess has the feel of a 'chain' hotel, but is so much better than this. Big rooms with great views, huge bathroom and a very comfortable bed. Very quiet as well. Owners work hard to make you feel welcome. Restaurant is highly regarded with good reason. I wasn't expecting a hotel of this standard in this location!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princess H, Propriétaire at Hotel Princess, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
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Nous vous remercions beaucoup pour votre témoignage. Effectivement notre établissement se trouve au départ de randonnées ainsi que de sites à visiter et nous sommes satisfaits de voir que vous avez de bons souvenirs de notre magnifique région. Nous profitons de notre réponse pour vous souhaitez une excellente année 2013 faite de moments de bonheur dans vos futurs voyages.
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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

A super stay at a super & very friendly hotel. Nice rooms (even if we asked for the budget room). Best restaurant around this time of the year as the local travel season is coming to an end. The helpful kitchen staff will pack a pick-nick lunch for hikes/trips in the area, a BIG luncheon! Super! Mr Brun was extremely helpful in clearing out misunderstanding with the local 4x4 taxi service booked for the trip to the Pic de Canigou. Hostes very skilled & knowledgable about local sights, srvices & attractions.
We can't wait to get back, - our best 100% hotel experience in a long time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princess H, Propriétaire at Hotel Princess, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
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C'est toujours très satisfaisant de lire vos encouragements et nous vous en remercions. Se sera avec plaisir que nous vous accueillerons lors d'un prochain séjour en France, car vous n'avez pas encore tout vu .... @ bientôt
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Haifa, Israel
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138 reviews 138 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

nice hotel with good restaurant.big and clean room with small balcony. a lot of information in the loby for area traveling.good dinner with verios prices 16-35euro /free parking beside the hotel.good breakfast cost 9.5 euro.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Princess H, Propriétaire at Hotel Princess, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
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Nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribué à vous faire passer un moment de détente dans notre établissement et belle région. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. L'établissement ré-ouvre le 21 mars 2013. Au plaisir de vous accueillir prochainement.
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We had a lovely peaceful time in the evening, after a beautiful walk in the mountains. Nice people, very good bed, great food. The area's got lots to offer (spa, sight seeing, hiking...), wish we could have stayed longer. A perfect holiday! Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greater London
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

My husband and I recently spent a few nights here. The owners - Monsieur et Madame Brun - are charming hosts and very welcoming. The hotel was spotlessly clean. We booked a superior room which was spacious, light and airy.
We ate at the hotel twice - the duck in Balsamic and figs was fantastic!
As the Tourist Office was not open, the owner lent us a walking book of the area which was really kind. He also negotiated a taxi rate to take us back to Perpignan airport - much appreciated - thank you!
They were so friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Princess

Address: Rue des Lavandieres, 66 820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Pyrenees-Orientales > Vernet-Les-Bains
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Vernet-Les-Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Princess 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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