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Grand Hotel de la Reine Amelie
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32, Bd de la petite Provence - BP 30078, 66110 Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda, France   |  
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Pas de Calais, France
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We arrived at this hotel to a very warm welcome. Lovely room, west facing with nice balcony. There was a problem with the room initially (bulb blown in toilet), we were immediately changed to the room next door, within minutes, equally as good. Very spacious room with modern bathroom. Dinner in the evening was excellent 15 euros for the set menu and there was an a la carte menu if we had so wished. The young waiter was very polite and attentive.

I have got to say that all round this hotel has staff to be proud of.

There is secure, free, car parking.

The only downside I would say is the breakfast, which was a bit disappointing for 8 euros each.

We would certainly visit again.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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  • Location
    4 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We stayed here for one night while on a package trek through the Pyrenees. Although this can certainly no longer be called a grand hotel, the room had a nice view and was spacious and clean, the buffet dinner was generous and tasty, breakfast was minimal but adequate, front desk service was acceptable. If you don't expect modern luxury, it can offer you a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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argyll
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

I was part of alarge tour group who used this as a base for exploring other parts of this area. The hotel is situated opposite a river and most rooms have a balony. The rooms are clean and adequate. The food was a buffet and was ok. Staff were very friendly . The only minus points were that dogs were allowed in the restaurant and there were no English language programs on tv. There is a large free car park available. It is situated in a small quiet town.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bonnyrigg Scotland
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192 reviews 192 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Given the trip adviser reviews we read prior to our departure on holiday we were not looking forward to staying in this hotel as part of a "Preferred Travel" package holiday but were pleasantly surprised after our four day stay.

The hotel is a little bit "tired" and the room we had was not particularly pristine, but it was clean and spacious. It did lack a "room safe" and a fridge and had limited TV channels, but for a four day stay it was perfectly adequate.

It is in a quiet location and not too far to walk to the centre.

The food was OK and done on a buffet basis, but some things ran out very quickly and took a long time to be "topped up".

The bonus was that we received wine and water with our evening meal included in the package, which we were not aware of prior to our arrival!

The staff were very helpful and pleasant,

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2009

We stayed on a half board basis for four nights. Having previously seen critical reviews here, we were apprehensive about what we might find. We need not have worried. The food was excellent, varied and completely hygenic (contrary to what you may read below, there are no flies on the cheeseboard, which was always properly covered, no yogurt left unrefrigerated overnight). Either the management have cleaned up their act after seeing some of the reviews here, or maybe it was never as bad as some people suggest. True, the hotel has a faded aura, and doubtless looked smarter in the days when Queen Amelie patronised it. But it is in a charming location, the staff are very attentive and friendly, and the rooms and public areas are clean and well cared for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

The Hotel Reine Amelie was a real disappointment. 60's concrete block in a dreary riverside setting and dull little town. Stained carpets in the communal areas, grubby swimming pool area, dripping taps in the bathrooms and Air Con that blasted warm air instead of cool, stained tiles in the bathroom and feeble shower that you have to hold above your head as they couldn't be bothered to put a hook on the wall. The food was OK but it was really off-putting to see flies crawling all over the cheeseboard which should have been covered in a dining room which was overly warm. Really nice, friendly management and staff but this in no way made up for the general grot. Needs a lot of money spending on it to bring it up to a reasonable standard.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, Scotland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2007

I stayed here on a twin centre holiday between France & Spain. The location is good, surrounded by lovely countryside overlooking a river. My room was large with a balcony but the decor was tired. The lighting in the room was poor which combined with heavy furniture made the room dark & dingy. The buffet was self service and while quantity was not a problem some of the food combinations were strange.

On the plus side the staff are friendly, especially in the restaurant, and Amelie is really pretty and a good base to explore the area.

  • Liked — Location.
  • Disliked — Decor.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel de la Reine Amelie

Address: 32, Bd de la petite Provence - BP 30078, 66110 Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Pyrenees-Orientales > Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel de la Reine Amelie 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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