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“One night stay in Annecy” 2 of 5 stars
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Nouvel Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   37 rue Vaugelas, 74000 Annecy, France   |  
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Ranked #29 of 42 Hotels in Annecy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“One night stay in Annecy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We picked this hotel because we needed to be near the train station for an early morning departure. As such it served its purpose ok but it was way over-priced for a budget hotel.
The 4th floor didn't have a lift going to it so we had to carry all our bags up from the 3rd floor - not a big issue unless you have big bags, tired children etc (which we did)!
When we arrived the lights in our family suite didn't work and it took 20 minutes of sitting in the darkness with our young children moaning to fix the problem. Staff were not really apologetic and certainly did not offer any sort of refund. Not a good start - the rooms were also too cold.
The suite was fine and clean once we could see it - basically fairly standard modern, budget hotel. Good space for a family.
Unfortunately only one room had a (noisy) heater/AC unit so the other room and the bathroom were far too cold (it being February). Even the main room was cold because it was too noisy to keep the unit on. I think the place was designed for summers rather than winters!
Although we were at the top of the building, it was still noisy throughout the night either as a result of neighbouring rooms or people/traffic outside. I would not describe it as a quiet place to be but perhaps not surprising given its central location.
All in all, it was ok as a budget, stop-over hotel close to the rail station but the suite was way over-priced!
One other thing - if you are trying to drive to this hotel (or many others in the centre of Annecy) it is a nightmare one-way road system and poor signage. We gave up and got dumped at the rail station (once we managed to find that!!). If you've got one bring a GPS/SatNav!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

The hotel is a short walk from the main train station as well as the sights in town. The rooms are a little old but very clean. Our room faced the street so there was some noise. Overall a good hotel for the price.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

very good value, good location, clean, close to the train station and the old town, staff very helpfull and room very quiet. Nice roome for this price.
One of the best hotel in Annecy for this category

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saue, Estonia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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25 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 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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Iowa City, IA
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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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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 #29 of 42 Hotels in Annecy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Nouvel Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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