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“Pleasant hotel, well-located for Annecy town centre” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Les Terrasses
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15, rue Louis Chaumontel, 74000 Annecy, France   |  
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Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pleasant hotel, well-located for Annecy town centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Really valued the secure parking at the hotel as this meant we didn't have to fully unpack luggage needed for our onward journey. Located in a quiet, residential area but only a 10 minute walk from the centre, lake and restaurant-lined canal district. The garden was pretty and I imagine a welcome oasis on a hot day. Breakfast was fine and could be taken outside under the trees. Annecy looks to be worth a full visit rather than just passing through and we'll do that next time.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Haywards Heath W. Sussex
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67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I struggled when writing this review, having read many rave reviews of fellow guests. This is a 2 star hotel and on this basis I would acknowledge that it more than meets its rating.
We arrived in Annecy with some basic directions and the hotel did take a bit of finding. Access to the car park is through a secure barrier (code available at reception). The secure car park was one of the main reasons we chose the hotel as I had my racing bike in the back of the car. The garden is a wonderful bonus for a city centre hotel.
Checking in was straight forward and we were given room 22. There is a lift if you want to use it.
Perhaps I've been spoiled by some of the hotels I've stayed at in the past but my heart sank a little when I saw our room. It could best be described as dull. A dark carpet, dull bedding and cheap curtains. In the evening we walked into the old town (10-15 minutes) to eat. There are dozens of restaurants to choose from.
Breakfast was in the pleasant downstairs restaurant. There was a choice of cereals, juices, yogurt with bread, jam and cheese. A good start for the day ahead.
On our second day we arrived back early at the hotel and spent a couple of delightful hours in the garden.
We stayed for 3 nights and it was disappointing that whoever 'cleaned' our room failed to hoover up the fluff under the bathroom sink or clean the mirror in the bathroom.
However as I said at the beginning this is a 2 star hotel and on that basis it more than meets its rating. The town of Annecy is delightful, the scenery and lake are wonderful and Les Terraces is worth staying at despite my small criticisms.
The boat trip on the lake is recommended as well as hiring bikes as there are excellent cycle paths.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We were delighted with our choice of Les Terraces for our 2 night stay in Annecy. The rooms were immaculate. The staff were friendly and spoke good English, although we did try and use our French. We had breakfast which was a very good continental buffet breakfast. The best part was the oasis of calm in the garden, which we did not expect at a property so close to the town centre. It was quiet and peaceful and, yet, within walking distance of the old town and lake. Wonderful, highly recommended.

Room Tip: We had 3 different rooms and they were all excellent
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We have just spent 8 nights half board here and really cannot fault it. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are good size with a comfortable bed. All areas of the hotel are clean and well kept. The garden at the back is a bonus, not many in Annecy seem to have outside seating.. especially if you like somewhere to relax in the sun after sight seeing.. The breakfast is the usual french style buffet plus eggs or toast if you wish....The evening meal (4 courses if you wish) is traditional savoie fare, and the menu is posted up late afternoon.There isn't really an option, but they were happy to do me an omelette one evening as I do not eat pork. The only thing that might put some off, is the hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the old quarter/lakeside..this is not a problem once you have your bearings..it also means the hotel is very quiet with no night time noise! Yet there is a shopping centre and Monoprix about 5 minutes walk away....Message me with any questions!

Room Tip: Room 10 gets the sun in the morning, but all rooms are quiet. there is very little traffic in this q...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Hotel Les Terrasses does exactly what it sets out to do which is provide excellent budget accommodation in the centre of Annecy - hence the 5* rating! There are no frills and reception is closed between 9pm-7am - hotel is accessed via a code. Rooms are above average size for a 2 * hotel, beds are comfortable , bed line a cotton mix - not polyester which is a bonus. There is tea/ coffee in the room and the bathrooms are very clean and functional with loads of hot water. Outside there is a garden which could be used for drinks/picnic in good weather. Staff are friendly and the off street parking is a bonus. Breakfasts are 9 euro pp extra and were good value for money. Wi fi is also available.
All in all highly recommended

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria Australia
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

When you first leave the Gare (railway station) and walk through the back into what you think is an office block area, then turn down into rue Lois Chaumontel you may think - what have I done. But wait. As you enter this establishment you are greeted by wonderful friendly staff and you enter a little oasis. For a 2 star hotel this is better than most 3 and some 4 star hotels. The rooms are spacious and new and everything works.

The breakfast (by some French standards) is fantastic. Even toast and you can boil your own free range eggs.

A bit of a walk to the foreshore but at these rates and for this little "home away from home" it is all very very convenient. And totally quiet for a good nigh sleep.

The is also a major Mono-Prix (fantastic supermarket) just down the road.

All in all we give is place 5 stars - that is our 5 stars.

Room Tip: Any of them - they are all good
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  • Stayed May 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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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Booked here for three nights on long European trip. Had never been to Annecy before but had travelled extensively in France for 40 years. This hotel exceeded all expectations that I had received from other reviewers. Exceptionally helpful and kind staff could not be better. The evening meal is a must after full days exploring. This hotel is within easy reach of the train station and downtown. What a gem. The rooms are very clean and well maintained. What separates this hotel from others is old time kindness and helpfulness of the staff. Very well done and we look forward to returning.

Room Tip: No need. Hotel is in a quiet neighborhood and noise is not an issue.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: 15, rue Louis Chaumontel, 74000 Annecy, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Annecy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Annecy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Les Terrasses 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Les Terrasses in Annecy Haute Savoie. In our family hotel you will find large, cosy, modern rooms, which makes our hotel the perfect choice for both vacation and business travellers. We offer bed and breakfast as well as a large variety of different services to make your stay more comfortable. We are ideally situated in the center of Annecy near to the railway station, close to the old town, the lake of Annecy and the shops. All the major tourist attractions are within walking distance. Private free on site car parking is at your disposal. ... more   less 
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