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“Good and clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel California
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 rue Jean Jaures, 3200 Vichy, France   |  
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Ranked #24 of 49 hotels in Vichy
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The proprietor of this hotel works hard to makes this work. It is clean and everything Is functional. The breakfast is really good, with fresh fruit, and good bread and croissants. Our bedroom was comfortable with spare pillows.The breakfast room is well decorated. Can't say the same for the stairs and corridors. The stairs are very narrow, with no lift, so if you have mobility problems, forget it! I Very close to the centre of Vichy.

Room Tip: It is a quiet location, but rooms on the back may be better with the windows open.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Hotel California is old but neat and clean with a nice, plentiful breakfast.
Obviously a lot of effort was put in to this place to compete with other decent budget chain hotels. However, the fly in the ointment in this antique French building is the endless, narrow, winding staircase. If you are elderly or have a condition, and the owner wants to park you in a room any higher than the first floor, move on and look for something else because you will have serious problems.
And if his Wi-Fi doesn’t work on your computer, don’t expect his sympathy or assistance. It’s your equipment that‘s faulty, not his.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

An incredibly friendly, family-run hotel. The proprietor greeted us on arrival as though we were old friends, informed us he'd put us in a room at the back on the ground floor because there were a party of young people staying and might be noisy. After the most delicious meal, cooked by his wife, he shooed us out for a walk to see his town, of which he was obviously very proud.

Next morning, after a delicious breakfast, we felt under no pressure to check out and be on our way until we were good and ready to go, which was not until after we'd had a good couple of hours to explore the town!

We will definitely stay there again, and will look forward to it.

  • Liked — The friendly proprietor
  • Disliked — Nothing, really
  • Stayed May 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 27 rue Jean Jaures, 3200 Vichy, France
Location: France > Auvergne > Allier > Vichy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 49 hotels in Vichy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel California 2*
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