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“Idyllic and convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel & Residence Les Medes
Rue de la Douane, 83400 Porquerolles Island, France   |  
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“Idyllic and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

An easy walk from the ferry, close to the main square but quiet and private. Self contained unit big and comfortable, lot of storage. bathroom big and modern. Easy access to shopping and beaches. We did not use the breakfast area but it appeared to be excellent with an adjacent outdoor lounge area next to a pleasant pool.

Housekeeping staff very amenable but most of front office staff somewhat brusque. Free WiFi but it had to be renewed every 24 hours precisely and as we were staying for 6 nights this was a major inconvenience especially when they insisted on usually turning off the system when I was in the middle of urgent work emails! The office refused to give me more than 1 days access at a time unlike every other place at which we have stayed.

Interesting security system in unit. Safe was provided but not attached to anything!! I have a photo of me walking off with it

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

We stayed 2 nights aux Medes, a very well located hotel, in the heart of Porquerolles. Our room had a kitchenette (which is good when you have small children) and was simple, but agreable. We were missing a little a balcony, but the Hotel has a very nice garden with a small waterfall. In September the garden was not crowded so it was really nice. Same for this beautiful island, so nice to go after the holiday period to avoid the crowd.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

Very good location close to ferry, village shops and restaurants. Rooms well configured with a small kitchenette. A bit surly at reception on arrival but the place grew on us. It is good value as long as you recognise it is run on low overheads - there are relatively few staff. Breakfast efficient and worth having though you could have this cheaply in a number of restaurants. Did not try half board option and think this was a good decision because there are a very wide range of places to eat at different price levels. Most of these are on the main square whereas Les Medes restaurant is up a side street. The village is very busy with day trippers during the day but pleasantly quiet from 6pm onwards.

Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

I recently stayed at Les Medes in Porquerolles island for a few days of vacations with my partner and baby.

The hotel is centrally located, about 500 meters from the pier (the hotel can provide a shuttle service for your luggages).
As we were there in off-peak period, the atmosphere was very calm (and price acceptable...). Staff was efficient and friendly.

The room was nicely decorated and furnished (I would say nicer than the one you will find on their website). It was large enough to fit in the baby cot (provided by the hotel for free).
The bathroom was very clean, with a nice bathtub.
There was a very convenient kitchenette inside the room, with was very convenient (by the way, don't forget to bring your own food from the continent, as the options on the island are as poor as the price is high;-).

I would definitively return to Les Medes if I had to go back to Porquerolles.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

Location was great in the middle of everything. Breakfast was great and there were many things to choose from comparing other breakfasts which we have had during our trip. Room was clean, big enough for two, there was a small kitchenette in case some would like to make their own breakfast, lunch etc.

The island is just wonderful. June was good month to visite island as there were not yet so many people wondering around.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

Have just returned from a wonderful week on the beautiful island of Porquerolles. Definitely wouldn't want to visit the island in July or August as by all accounts it is very busy.

The hotel suited our needs extremely well. We did not want to have to eat at the same place every evening and most of the hotels on the island tie you into half board during high season. At Les Medes we opted for a bedroom with small kitchenette so that we could make our own breakfast. That way we were also able to try out the many different restaurants in the village.
The room was basic but had everything we needed.

We chose to stay on the basis of room only, with no meals and cleaning only once during the week, but if you choose to stay as a hotel guest you get daily cleaning and breakfast.

Free wi-fi access plus a computer in the entrance hall which was readily available.

Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere in a quiet location in the village. Would definitely go again.

  • Liked — Relaxed atmosphere
  • Disliked — The odd mosquito
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2007

Excellent hotel in very good position close to the harbour, very comfortable with excellent breakfasts. Our room had a kitchen and fridge and all the equipment needed for self catering. At the back of the hotel was a terrace with sun beds and a lovely waterfall, ideal for relaxation. Staff very friendly and helpful, would definately go back and can thoroughly recommend.

Stayed September 2007
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Address: Rue de la Douane, 83400 Porquerolles Island, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Iles d'Hyeres > Porquerolles Island
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Porquerolles Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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