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Hotel Vauban
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 Avenue General De Gaulle | 05100 Briancon, 05100 Briancon, France   |  
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Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Briancon
Akron, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best hotel staff you will find anywhere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I just returned from a 7 night stay at Hotel Vauban in Briancon, France. I was very pleased with my stay at this hotel. The room appeared to have been recently updated with fresh paint and new flooring. The beds were very comfortable, and the room was very typical of a European hotel. The dinners we ate every night at the hotel were excellent. Always well prepared, visually appealing, and delicious. The hotel is centrally located in Briancon, and is a short 3 block walk to the Gondola ski access. It was very close to bus stops, and the old city on the hill was only a 10-15 minute walk. Above all else, the staff at this hotel is what really sets it apart. Always pleasant and helpful, and the Manager, Julie, gave exceptional personal service, far exceeding any expectations I would expect of a hotel manager.
A previous comment mentions dimly lit hallways in need of repairs, and while this still holds true, it is obvious that work is still in progress on this hotel. But really, how much time do you spend in the hallways? All of the common areas have been updated and look very nice, and the same goes for the rooms - the places where you spend all your time were very appealing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jan j, Manager at Hotel Vauban, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
thanks a lot guys
it was a real pleasure to have you there.
hope you can come visit us during the summer.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Furniture from the 60ies, 70ies, small bathroom from the late 60ies, lighting in the corridor out of order, walls spotted, disgusting dirty wall to wall carpet, rolling shutter at the window of the room out of order. If you want to see something original from the late 60ies unrestored: go for! If not: leave it immediately!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jan j, Gérant at Hotel Vauban, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Hello
thank you for your comment on the hotel.
as you said the hotel is old, and as you noticed we are under renovation and refurbishment.
we will be ready for the winter with a brand new rooms and corridors.
kind regards
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Naantali, Finland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Room was furnished with the 80's things and everything was old and not in good shape. Hallways looked even poorer than the rooms. Lights were partly attached to the ceiling, some of them were hanging from the electric wires.
Staff was friendly and breakfast fairly ok.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jan j, Gérant at Hotel Vauban, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Hello
thank your for your comment.
the hotel is under renovation and refurbishment, since when you came we were preparing the celling for painting the lights were not attached correctly.
for the winter the hotel will be ready.

best regards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Julie, the new owner and Maitre De, is extremely helpful and friendly. Her plans for renovation will elevate this hotel to where it should be. The hotel is well located in the heart of this beautiful city with an ancient and well cared for old citadel town. Jonathan and his cycling mates

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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jan j, Gérant at Hotel Vauban, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
hello

thank you guys for the comment, it was great meeting you, hope to see you cycling around France again.
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

We had very nice stay here. The owners were very helpful especially since we don't speak French. They called for us to see if a place in the mountains was available. The rooms are older but very clean. As someone noted that have a lovely friendly black lab.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

If you need these things you will find them here but otherwise it is a dull and dreary hotel - but everything works. The Chinese restaurant about a 5 minute walk away isn't wonderful but staff are friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Weaverville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Third floor front rooms have balconies, bath tubs and electric roll down shutters. Convenient to tram, bus, grocery, banks, and short but steep walk to old town. Very nice helpful management and friendly dog!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Address: 13 Avenue General De Gaulle | 05100 Briancon, 05100 Briancon, France
Location: France > Provence > Hautes-Alpes > Briancon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Briancon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vauban 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vauban is ideally situated in Briancon city center , less than 5 minutes from the railway station and less than 200 meters from the lifts Prorel , where starts Serre Chevalier ski slopes, 200 m from Briancon pool and rink and 2 minutes from the Briancon Casino Barriere. Hotel Vauban Briancon have 40 comfortable spacious rooms equipped with flat screen, Sattelite TV, Canal +, CanalSat , Iinternational channels , telephone, hairdryer , WIFI , bath or shower. All rooms have been renovated . ... more   less 
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