We stayed for 5 nights from June 15th onwards. First time in Avignon. 2 adults and 2 kids in a 2-bedroom apartment.
The apartment was clean and spacious (by French standards), had a separate shower (yes!), blazing fast Wi-Fi, and a tiny kitchenette, and free VoIP to landlines globally, which we actually used once or twice. We had access to the hotel facilities for the Grand Hotel next door but didn't have time to indulge ourselves.
Monsieur Philippe was every bit as good as the reviews on this site have described. He was waiting us for us when we arrived on a Saturday evening, and took as much time as we needed to help us settle in with information about Avignon, possible places to visit, restaurants to try, where different amenities were located. And how many hotel managers give you their mobile and encourage you to call him? Fortunately we didnt run into any emergencies. And he has remarkable attention to detail - he came back on Sunday with some information that we had requested in passing the day before.
We should have made more use of his advice in planning an itinerary before we got there as we had planned one too many things which didn't allow much time to fit in some of his useful suggestions. Please consult him before you confirm your itinerary and tour bookings. He's a fount of useful information!
Location of the hotel is excellent - literally across the road from the Avignon Poste building where the main bus stop is, 5-10 mins walk from the Gare Routiere where buses to other towns (Isle Sur La Sorgue for example) stopped, and 5 mins walk from the train station next door. It was also 10-15 mins to the Place del Horloge, the Palais des Papes and all the other Avignon destinations, along the main road through the town. Supermarket, McDonalds, laundry, the main Tourist Office, were all 5-10 mins away.
We will definitely stay here again the next time we return to Avignon.
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor community !
Your remarks about the location of Thames Apartments are totally right : they are next to all mains transportations possibilities, like regional trains, regional busses'lines, taxis but also all international rental cars companies and much more interesting, all regional rental cars companies which offers most time better rates for one or two days rentals, and only next block after Thames apartments !
Location is also excellent because of all nice neighbours we have, like Fou de Fafa only 200 meters from the office, Bain Marie Restaurant 250, Christian Etienne 500 meters, the most romantic restaurant La Mirande 500 meters too, or the exceptional L'Essentiel restaurant at 400 meters only, but also the famous baker at Carré de Blé, only 100 meters which give so much satisfaction with all the breads, rolls and pastries he made, all these made nice souvenirs about staying in Avignon ! We aren't alone to make our guests' stay fantastic, it is a network of real professional people who have a passion for they have to share with their guests, passionate people which first thank will be seeing people happy of what they done, visit, eat or drink during the days and nights they stayed with us ! And tripadvisor gives them a way for thanking all people who built their fantastic and facinated souvenirs tasting west part of Provence !
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