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“Quirky and nice” 4 of 5 stars
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24 rue Cardinale, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France   |  
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Ranked #15 of 68 Hotels in Aix-en-Provence
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Quirky and nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A huge room with separate bathroom and kitchen /dinning, it felt like we were living here rather than staying for just one night. A good central location but recommend you walk to the hotel as city is in a maze of little streets, many with local vehicle access only.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Upon arriving there, we had to wait for about 15 minutes as there was no receptionist present. This was rather irritating. Once done, we were given our room, which was clean and spacious. Bathroom was spacious too, but would have been ideal if included a shower rather than a bath. Rooms were quiet. Breakfast was abundant and good. The location of the hotel is ideal. Its very central and within walking distance from everywhere in Aix en Provence. All in all it was a good hotel, worth staying another time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We returned to The Cardinale for this trip to Aix and we were not disappointed in the service by the staff or the breakfasts served in the morning. Our room was quiet, but a little worn around the edges. This was not a problem for us as we enjoy the older, less update facilities. The location of this hotel is close to the Cours, but not noisy. Parking is not readily available on the street, but there is a public parking facility within a few minutes walking. There is wi fi available in this hotel.
We would recommend this hotel to any traveler to Aix.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Highland Park, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The location was convenient to wherever we needed to go and the room was comfortable and charming. Room was not ready immediately, but they made it up quickly. Breakfast not included, but otherwise great value and a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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15 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The location could not be beat. I liked the building and the room, although one might find it to be a little frayed. The staff was very nice and helpful; we relied on them a lot because the wifi connection was temperamental, to say the least. If it weren't for the virtual lack of internet service, I would have given Hotel Cardinal 5 stars. We did not breakfast there, because there are so many cafes nearby to enjoy the lively street life of Aix en Provence, a city not to be missed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel had positives and negatives and you have to weigh them out to see if it suits you. The location was excellent. We stayed in the suite so our room was large and we had a kitchenette with fridge and stove and sitting area. The price was very good.
The bathroom was clean and the room had a mostly clean feel. There was a rug which i thought was unnecessary and seemed old and worn , detracting from that clean feel. The kitchenette was clean with the fridge looking very new.
The building was old and the hallway and the room a little was a bit musty smelling. The internet access was very spotty and frustrating. In the four nights that we stayed there they did not replenish our soap at all!! We were down to a small nub. By day three we were just curious to see if it would be replaced. We did not eat breakfast there and had a separate entrance from the main hotel so had little interaction with staff. They were friendly when we checked in and out.
So this hotel had good and bad but generally acceptable.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We visited Aix en Provence for the first time last May. My husband selected this hotel- centrally located in town, just a few blocks from Cour Mirabeau, bus stops, and main tourist office. One can easily get a meal in the commercial area, explore the city sights, and return to the hotel within minutes for respite. The reason for the 4 stars is the sometimes spotty wi-fi connection. I cannot comment on breakfast since the local patisserie is just walking distance. Otherwise, hotel is clean, though beware of errant pigeons visiting your room if windows or shutters are left open all the time.

Room Tip: If you require very quiet rooms, request for rooms not facing street. The town is quiet already, the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Cardinal

Address: 24 rue Cardinale, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Aix-en-Provence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Aix-en-Provence
#10 Romantic Hotel in Aix-en-Provence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the heart of Aix, city of water, city of art. Here in the Mazarin Quarter, just a few steps from the Cours Mirabeau, the Church of Saint John of Malta, the Four Dolphins Fountain and the Place de la Rotonde, Provence enchants its visitors with its noble vintage homes !!! ... more   less 
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Cardinal Hotel Aix En Provence

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