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Le Novel Hotel

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#19 of 30 hotels in Arcachon
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


Full view
97Great for walkers
Grade: 97 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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I do not recommend staying at this hotel, room 30, for 97 euros per night, was too expensive for the services offered. Small, no air conditioning, no internet, the furniture is old. I would have fine if it costed less, though. It is facing the back, so no traffic noise but there is noise from the other rooms.I don't remember paying so much for such a small room ever.
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Lovely people, all staff very pleasant and friendly. We had a problem with our car and they couldn't have been more helpful. Hotel is in excellent location, very close to the train station and just a short walk from the beach/promenade. There's a lift, which was great, as our room was on 2nd floor. The whole place is very clean and our room was a good size with separate toilet, and bathroom with shower. Hairdryer provided on request. Room was fine but not luxurious but as ever you get what you pay for - a comfortable and clean bed which is good value. Some hotels are really expensive in this area so the price and facilities in Le Novel suited us very well. If you have a car, it costs to park in the immediate vicinity so we took the hotel's advice and left the car about a 5-minute walk away. We just left it on the street for 2 days and it was fine. Arcachon is a lovely place, really relaxing, and it also has some lovely shops and a great market hall. The beaches are gorgeous too, with lovely seafood restaurants. We travelled to Arcachon from Biarritz and on the way there we made a slight detour to visit the Dune du Pilat. This was a great trip and it's worth seeing, but if you want to go from Arcachon you can catch a bus from outside the station for just 2 euros. Everything is very compact, so it's easy to wander through the town, visit the shops, spend a few hours on the beach and call for coffee on the way there and a glass of wine on the way back - a really fabulous lifestyle - we really enjoyed our visit.
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We stayed in a standard room for 95 €. The only plus of the hotel - the location, close to downtown and the sea. That aside the hotel is very bad. The staff didn't speak English (although it was stated that the staff is multilingual). The tiny bathroom with a bad-smelling shower curtain. Number requires repair and replacement of all furniture. We very much regret that stayed at the hotel Le Novel.
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I stayed here with my partner for just one night as we made our way from Bordeaux to Biarritz at the end of July. The hotel is perfectly located just a five minute walk from the train station and really close to Arcachon’s picturesque seafront. We arrived way before the check-in time and were warmly welcomed by the friendly receptionist/owner who kindly agreed to hold our luggage while our room was prepared and we visited the nearby Dune du Pilat, which is about an hour away by bus. Our room was cosy, comfortable and characterful with French windows letting in a cool breeze and shutters blocking out the light at night. We were given a code for free WiFi which worked perfectly and breakfast (bread, pastries, compote, coffee etc) was substantial enough to tide us over for our train journey to Biarritz. I’d definitely recommend Le Novel if you’re looking for a reasonably priced place to stay for a night or two in Arcachon. If you do stay here, be sure to check out the great Moroccan restaurant – Al Mounia – just over the road!
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Very basic hotel that we found handy to most things we were keen to see. Needs a bit of a tidy up though. Wifi is good. Can be difficult to get parking on the street out front. For the money and compared to other hotels in the town a good choice if you only need it for sleeping in.
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$79 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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