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Hotel La Marine
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Quai Duperre, 17000 La Rochelle, France   |  
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Ranked #16 of 47 Hotels in La Rochelle
London, U.K.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We took the train to La Rochelle, then a 15 minute walk to Hotel La Marine with small luggage only in our case. Nothing but positive comments from us - we had the family room with port view ( room no. 1) very spacious, one double bed and 2 singles, plus spacious clean bathroom with great shower. All newly decorated, fresh, light colours, laminate floor ( no carpet thank goodness..), clean and bright room. Fantastic view over the old port, friendly service in reception and free wi-fi.
Noise from cafés and street below, but if you want to shut it out then very efficient double glazing and modern aircon unit, so take your choice! Great location for shops, restaurants etc. A visit to the Aquarium and also Ile de Ré is recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Forget the bag carrying comments, its a fact of life at La Rochelle. Drag them down the cobblestones and up the steps into a rearly great hotel. Clean tidy with helpfull staff, you shouldn't be expecting more. Walk outside to the greatest collection of harbour side resturants possible. Nothing but good memories. Glad we pack a small bag for the on night stays and leave the big bag in the car.
Be carefull driving too close to the front door, at a certian time of night they raise bollards in the roads to stop cars entering the dock area, too bad if you are on the inside when they go up.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Read the reviews here and you can't go far wrong. There's no car park, but we didn't have a car so it wasn't an issue. If you have a car then the car parking is no more than 500m away (look at a map!).

There's no breakfast room but the hotel's resturant does breakfast at the moment for 5.70 Euros per person. You can have it in your room for an extra 2 Euros per person. We sat and had breakfast watching the harbour - a very pleasant experience.

The toilet cubicle was small, but it wasn't an issue. If you have mobility issues it might be.

There is no lift so if you're averse to climbing stairs or have mobility issues then it might be a problem, but for us there wasn't an issue and to be honest i wouldn't have even thought to mention it if others hadn't.

On the plus side, the hotel was simple, small and immaculately clean. The staff were polite, attentive and helpful. For us, for a short break, it was perfect.

Room Tip: We had a rear facing room - cheap but no view. people have mentioned noise at the front, not an issu...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Oakville, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

We had a terrible time with this hotel, which ruined our La Rochelle experience. The web site said that they have parking -- the parking is at a public lot more than 1 km away and you have to drive 5 km around the centre of the city to get to the parking lot. When we first arrived we had to leave the car on the busy street and walk up a long flight of stairs to get to the lobby -- the clerk gave us the key card for the garage and the extremely complicated instructions to get there (which fill up a binder). We spent 2 hours, I kid you not, trying to get into the garage, and another 2 hours driving in circles back and forth between the hotel and the parking garage trying new keys and trying to get better instructions. In addition, the hotel also does not specify that there is no lift, and the lobby is on the second floor of a building and rooms are on higher floors. After our four-hour trial of trying to park the car we gave up and decided we would not stay there. The hotel owners would not re-fund our money and they were unbelievably rude, close to the point of violence. I speak fluent French, adn I shutter to think of how much more painful this would be if I did not speak French. I would recommend staying far away from this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

We stayed here in 8th Sept. 2010 for 1 night and it was perfect for that. The hotel is really well located, the staff are super friendly and it's right in the center of the action. The room was a little tight on space but no worse than other places we stayed. It might get annoying if you were staying for a couple of nights but in all a lovely spot. Only sticky bit is the parking, the car park they use is a 5 min walk away. If you're trying to park outside the hotel, you'll need to do double park but no-one seems to mind.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We stayed in Hotel La Marine for one night. It is perfectly located in the heart of the port of La Rochelle. The room was at the back of the hotel, so we had no view of the port, but the decoration was very nice and it was very clean. The woman at the reception was a bit weird but efficient.
Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Lovely small hotel; clean, friendly, and well-run. Super location in a very pretty town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. If you like being in the centre of things with one of the loveliest views in the world right outside your window, then this is the hotel for you. On the other hand, if you like to sleep with the windows open then ask for a room at the back. It will be quieter. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 30 Quai Duperre, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Marine 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the quai duperré, hotel la marine discreet entrance welcomes you in the heart of the old harbour of la rochelle. History quietly meets a warm modern design with thirteen rooms, four with a spectacular view of the medieval towers. The nine other rooms offer you the peaceful retreat of green surroundings. All rooms are functional with spacious comfort set to give you a soothing feeling.- 13 rooms, 4 rooms port side,- wifi in all rooms,- non smoking hotel. ... more   less 
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