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Nouvel Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   37 rue Vaugelas, 74000 Annecy, France   |  
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Ranked #32 of 45 hotels in Annecy
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“Good experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Good location - very close to old town.
Clean and quiet room.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in September. Excellent location, 5 minutes walk to old town and lake of Annecy. Car parking over the corner from hotel. Hotel itself is budget type but clean. Rooms are good size and clean but decor outdated and very basic. The building itself is old with thin walls. We could hear all noises from neighbouring rooms as well as outside, which was a downside of our stay. Bed mattress was very worn down as well. Breakfast not worth the price at all and no refills. So if you decided to have late breakfast I'd rather recommend to go to have it somewhere in old town for the same price. Staff speaks English and seemed nice. Overall, I would recommend it for a short stay where you only need a place to stay the night with easy access to town and car parking.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Derby England
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Stayed in Annecy over the weekend - simply brilliant. Gorgeous scenery, lots of cafes, bars, street culture and surprising nightlife - well recommended. This hotel was "cheap" by Annecy standards and we paid E325 for three nights, bed only. The location was perfect, with an underground car park a few metres away so you could just forget the car. It was clean and tidy, but the beautiful facade did nor corrolate with the interior which had been renovated to include black./ purple doors to the bedrooms, strange secondary glazing to the beautiful french windows and a very dated bathroom which had clearly not received a "makeover" in some 50 years!!! But for the price, location and helpfulness of staff, I would still recommend looking at this clean establishment.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

I wanted to like this place. They have a decent location and the price was pretty reasonable. The lack of air conditioning was not a problem unless it was mid-day. There were a lot of bugs in our room, but that is because we kept the windows open at night.

The major problem is that they stole two of our credit cards from deep in our luggage. We were contacted by our credit card companies about some suspicious charges (maxing out our accounts) and went looking for our cards. Fortunately or unfortunately, the cards were not ones we used frequently, and consequently we did not take them out of our hotel room. They were hidden in a wallet deep in our luggage, covered by clothing, zipped up and put in the corner of the room. We had the cards after check-in, and the charges on the cards were all in Annecy. Because of this, we are 100% certain the cards were stolen while at this hotel, from staff at the hotel. Additionally, the hotel requires that guests leave their key at the front desk when they leave, which allows them to easily know where you are at all times.

This was very unsettling and put a big damper on the rest of our time in Europe. I would highly recommend you look elsewhere, but if you must stay here, take ALL valuables with you when you leave the room.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Basel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

We ended up here because the hotel we booked lost our reservation, but it turned out just fine. The staff are friendly and the rooms spotlessly clean and well kept. As others have pointed out the rooms have a quirky 70's-80's style but in very good condition, didn't have that worn feel. We had to marvel at our acid primrose yellow tiled bathroom which was massive and came complete with a dial phone on the wall.

The room was quiet on the inner courtyard and the hotel is well placed just on the edge of the old town and near the station. In a few minutes you can be wandering through Annecy's charming old streets by canals and its about 8 mins to the lake. There is underground parking very near to the hotel and in Annecy all hotels give you a voucher to park your car for free from 19.00 to 08.00. (Put your ticket in the machine, then your voucher and the overnight cost is deducted, your ticket is kept and the voucher returned use this to exit the car park).

If I was looking for a budget then this hotel is perfectly good. I think we paid 70euros a night which is OK for Annecy

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

Great location. 3 mins walk from the train & bus station and 5 mins from the lake & old town, and much better than being in the old town with all the tourists!
The rooms and facilities were basic but very clean and the ambiance was good. If you're looking for a decent place just to lay your head when whilst you're not out exploring the town & area the Nouvel i'd recommend the Nouvel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights in August 08. It's in a great location, 5 min walk from train station and 5 min walk into the centre of the old town. The location is excellent as it's away from the noisy streets of the old town. The hotel is very dated and basic but clean and comfortable. We didn't bother with breakfast as there were so many fantastic cafe's and restaurants around. Sometimes we'd just take a sandwich to the lake. Annecy is one of the nicest places I've ever visited and plan a return trip.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Old fashioned
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 37 rue Vaugelas, 74000 Annecy, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Annecy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 45 hotels in Annecy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Nouvel Hotel 2*
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