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“Basic One Night Stop - Not a Tourist Location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Balladins La Rochelle / Aytre

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Hotel Balladins La Rochelle / Aytre
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Rue Pascal | ZA Belle Aire Nord, 17440 Aytre, France   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Aytre
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“Basic One Night Stop - Not a Tourist Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Our Sat Nav was on strike and we found this place horrendously difficult to find. We actually were near it once but turned around as we did not expect it to be situated at the far end of an industrial estate hugging the motorway. That said, the staff were very polite and helpful, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The bathroom was actually a very small wet room with the wash basin outside in the bedroom, but it was ok if you put the bathmat outside of the wet room door - it was actually quite a clever use of space and the shower worked well. The room was clean and the breakfast was good too. We only stayed one night, which was fine. The hotel was obviously set up for business travellers rather than tourists. The swimming pool looked nice but we didn't have time to try it out as we spent so long trying to find it. We stayed in nicer places on this trip for around the same cost.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Good, clean and basic accommodation close to La Rochelle and beaches. Good value for money, as when looking for accommodation in La Rochelle itself, it seemed quite pricey. There is a swimming pool here which we didn't use, but would be good for keeping kids entertained. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was basic and buffet style, although perhaps slightly overpriced for what it was. The croissants and baguettes were not the freshest. On-site parking facilities were great.

This hotel did us just fine for our 3 days in La Rochelle, however it is only good if you have a car. We had to drive everywhere, even to dinner every night as there are no restaurants close by to walk to. Be aware this hotel is in an industrial area - you would not stay here for the location! The bathroom was very annoying as there was no curtain or door on the shower, so EVERYTHING got wet when you had a shower - the toilet, the floor and the vanity. It was honestly the most ridiculous design we had ever seen!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 25 Rue Pascal | ZA Belle Aire Nord, 17440 Aytre, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > Aytre
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Aytre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balladins La Rochelle / Aytre 2*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
10 minutes from the centre of La Rochelle and the Aquarium and 15 minutes from the Ile de Re, the balladins hotel is ideal for business trips or holidays. Visit the port of La Rochelle and its three famous towers, which are all that remains of the medieval maritime fortifications. ... more   less 
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