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Poole, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a last minute superior double room hoping for a comfortable one-night stay in La Rochelle. The room was very tired to say the least, with unfinished paintwork around the windows and water stains on the ceiling. The bathroom was an adequate size but there was only a sink and a small bath - (the toilet was separate) -... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked a classic suite, I discovered this only had a bath with shower attachment but on arrival the hotel had upgraded us to a deluxe suite ( with shower and kitchenette) free of charge which I thought was a nice touch. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. The hotel had a lot of... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Liz, thank you so much for posting this very kind advice. We were happy to upgrade to to our new suite, as it is very important to us you get the best unit possible and best value for money. Our breakfast is whorth it, but there are so many nice places in La Rochelle to discover. Many clients do... More 

Paris, France
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were glad to return for another long-term stay at the Résidence de France and were not disappointed. We chose a panoramic suite on the sixth floor and preferred the one looking north because it was still equipped with a kithchenette. This was a luck choice because our original booking, with the famous view of the spires of La Rochelle... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Marc, thank you for your fantastic comment ! You're very welcome in Residence de France. We will try to keep a few suites with kitchenettes, because this is very convenient, especially if you've been use to it by the past. Margot, Marie and Clarisse (the young lady who drove you back to the station) and I hope you made... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We recently booked 2 nights in this 5 star hotel. The suite to be precise. The best room available. We made our way to the 6th floor suite and after 10 minutes we checked out. The room looks like nothing on the hotel's website. At the time of our visit it was 36 degrees. The room was roasting. Also transpires... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Unfortunately we do not have AC, wich is a real problem several days a year, when it get really hot. We apologize for this. We are working on this matter bit it is quite difficult because our buildings are in the very antique part of the town. We hope anyway you had a great time in La Rochelle... More 

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Surrey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Room 151 was not by any stretch of the imagination five star. Yes it had a bowl of fruit, gowns and slippers but that's where it ends. They might like to call the decor chic, but I would describe it as bare and functional, the furnishings were basic. Bathroom was really shoddy, poorly planned and the toiletries less than minimal.... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Tony, we feel very upset about your comment. When the hotel is very full, it can happen that you get a room that has not yet been refurbished. This is probably what happened to you. I know you get in touch with the manager to solve this issue. Very best regards More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The hotel is very pleasant but no way 5 star, location is away from the port but still close enough for accessibility. The rooms try to be chic but the quality is hit and miss, our third room was a suite and much better than the other rooms but for the cost I would stay a three star hotels and... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for you comment. We are not a harbour hotel, but still very close (less than 10 minutes walk), and right in the middle of the old town center. We apologize for the size of the pool. But as we are in the historical center of the town our garden is quite little, and the pool had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lounge areas and very lovely helpful staff. Rooms more 4 star than 5. The outside and pool areas could do with a lick of paint and sone TLC. Very French and very relaxing. The location couldn't be more central in La Rochelle but still very quiet and still.

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Mark, thank you very much for your comment about Residence de France. We work hard to make this hotel a fantastic place. Lot of work, but it's worth it ! We look forward to welcoming you again. Very kind regards. More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The pool area was dirty, the trees and shrubs shed leaves into the pool every day. the garden needs clearing of weeds and old leaves. pool room smelt damp. On arrival we were taken to our room, it was in the older part of the hotel, the room was dark, tired and smelt of damp. It also only had a... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thank you very much for your kind comment. We apologize for the issues you encountered with the pool. Trees above it make our job more difficult. We are happy you asked to move room and got one convenient. Some people prefer the newer block, others the historical building. Please be very welcome if you get back to La... More 

Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Stayed here for a weekend visit and it was great for what we needed. It's very central, unlike other reviews our room was very quiet (3rd floor facing the inner courtyard), extremely comfortable and perfectly clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was travelling with a friend and we let them know in advance that we wanted a twin... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your comment. We appreciate really when we tend to meet our guests expectations. Please be very welcome, we hope welcoming you again. Very best regards. More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We have been coming to La Rochelle for many years now. We have tried several 4 and 5* hotels and never were happy.... this is the 5th year we are staying at La Residence de France. Best location (city center, peaceful and clean quarter), hotel with a lot of charm built around a superb "green" courtyard and a private parking.... More 

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Eric_Pujos, Propriétaire at Residence de France, responded to this review

Dear Francois, Thank you so much for your very kind and well informed comment. It is so precious to us to have clients like you, who are aware of the accomodation business in La Rochelle and who appreciate investments and changes we make each year. We are very glad and very proud to welcome you. Very kind regards More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming hotel in the historical town center of La Rochelle. RESIDENCE DE FRANCE offers 54 rooms and suites classified 5-stars. On site, you will get : full hotel service both for hotel, 24/24 welcome desk, parking, bar with meal offers, garden, heated swimming-pool, lounge with piano and library, free Wi-Fi in both rooms and lounge, buffet breakfast, meeting rooms etc ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residence de France

Address: Residence de France 43 rue du Minage, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Price Range: $119 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Residence de France 5*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Residence De France Hotel La Rochelle
Residence De France La Rochelle
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#7 Luxury Hotel in La Rochelle
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