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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Surrey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Devizes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Francois T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very French hotel - looks very slick on the surface - but the rooms are not 5* - not even close. We had a room overlooking Rue de Minages - and the noise (and its all night) prevents sleep unless the windows are firmly shut. With 75 degrees outside and no air conditioning - this was NOT comfortable. Go for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a pleasant 2-night stay. The hotel I s right in the centre of the city, but is not at all noisy. It is about 3 minutes from the market, with a great selection of bars and restaurants. It's also 3 minutes from the cathedral and the Musée des Beaux Arts. And the staff are friendly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Great car park, lovely staff and fantastic location other than that not worth the money, keep on looking. Tired and in need of investment to deserve 4 stars then they can work on the 5th, no air con, tired smelly room, paint work resembles my crows feet of 48 years. Disappointed and very glad it was a one night stop... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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: $140 - $593 (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
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in La Rochelle
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