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“Great view!” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Provencal
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue Marechal Joffre, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France   |  
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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Great view!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best thing was the view, which we loved. Although the balcony was small and there were no chairs to sit on, it was still magnificent. The room itself was quite small and bathroom needs some repairing. Strangely neither of us slept well all the three nights we were there. The walls were thin, we heard our neighbours a lot. Luckily they were nice. The service was friendly and they understood english. The location is good, just a short walk to the sea and restaurants. It was not easy to find parking place, but it usually isn´t. To conclude, we had a nice stay there, but next time would probably try another hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Provencal Hotel is in a handy position two minutes from the bus stop and a short walk downhill to the town's restaurants. I had a couple of quibbles. Firstly the night receptionist forgot to mention that my room was in the stairwell and after 2 days in the air to reach Villefranche from Australia, I was not happy that I had to drag my suitcase up and down the hallway several times searching in vain for the room number. Secondly the fire alarm went off one afternoon and the staff seemed to have no idea how to evacuate the building. Apparently the firemen don't turn up until the staff search the building and then ring to let them know if it's a false alarm or not! Meanwhile, people who were having a siesta or reading in the garden were left to their own devices. Apart from that, and the fact that the hand held shower was at the level of the bath taps instead of at head height, the hotel was fine for a few days exploring the local area. Breakfasts were included and plentiful, and could be taken in the peaceful garden. The lady in the breakfast room was delightful, always warm and welcoming. However, if you wanted a cup of tea or coffee at any other time, there was a 5 euro cost. I was worried when I opened the door to my room and it banged against the bed but in fact both the bedroom and bathroom were a good size and the wardrobe and dressing table provided plenty of storage space. Nothing to rave about, but a perfectly adequate hotel at a reasonable price in a good location.

Room Tip: If you book early enough, ask for a sea view room. And avoid the rooms on the stairwell, it's v...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the two-star Hotel Provencal for three nights in June 2014. We paid a two-star rate while enjoing the quality and service of a three-star hotel. The Provencal is on a quiet street next to the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, a pedestrian-only paradise of narrow, steep streets that reveal postcard views at every corner. The hotel is in an attractive pre-war building that features a garden where breakfast is served and relaxation is easy. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable, with wooden floors, soothing colours and a balcony overlooking the bay. The bathroom was spotless and bright. The hotel staff was helpful in providing suggestions for Villefranche and the wonderful surrounding area. A bus stop two blocks from the hotel offered regular rides to downtown Nice, just 20 minutes away.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for one week in June. The room was clean, beds really comfortable. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The location is great. The hotel has a lovely garden you can sit in, perfect with a bottle of wine!

Room Tip: A room with a sea view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed at the hotel for a week in early June loved the hotel as we love the area so much so to stay in Villefranche was a bonus, distance from front fine for us as we are fit and well don't know if the unfit would find it abit of a trudge. Hotel looked and felt well cared for , the room seemed freshly decorated , village view and we found this fine altho next time we would maybe treat ourselves to the additional and pay for a sea view. Would definitely go back and would highly recommend . Many thanks to the staff for a lovely clean and friendly stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Georgia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Charming small hotel with large comfortable rooms and helpful front desk. Great view of beautiful Villefranche sur Mer from our "french" balcony. Easy walk to the water front and old town where all the action is. Excellent breakfast (pas gratuit) with outdoor seating on the terrasse tres belle.

Room Tip: No parking at hotel. Parking on street tres cher but if you are lucky you can snag a no cost spot o...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Nevis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The location is good being just a short walk to the bay road and its restaurants and bars. The hotel is clean. Staff were very helpful and attentive. On the down side there is no parking, our room overlooked two very noisy streets. No drink making facilities in the rooms and no fridge. I got the impression that the hotel was being looked after best as can with a small and dwindling budget.

Room Tip: Do NOT accept a room overlooking the streets. Go for sea view at all costs!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenue Marechal Joffre, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Villefranche-sur-Mer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Provencal 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Provencal Hotel Villefranche Sur Mer

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