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Hotel Vieille Tour
Ranked #39 of 51 Hotels in Rouen
blackwood
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7 reviews
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“do not stay here”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

just spent 1 night (too many) at this hotel, booked superior room, it was anything but, it was dirty blankets were dirty bathroom was seperated by a curtain this has to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, had it not been so late on arrival I would not have stayed it was disgusting

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Easy to find on the right bank of the river, car parking is free on the street after 7pm until 9am but spaces do get full quickly. Large municipal car park opposite but charges apply. We were on a motorbike so the hotel let us park round the back in their own personal car park where they have an apartment - but generally they do not allow cars to do this.
Good, clean basic room, 10minute walk in to centre of town, lots of restaurants and bars, great shopping
Did not have breakfast just used the hotel as a bed for the night but would definitely recommend. Staff helpful and polite, excellent service.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2011

Whatever you do do not be tempted by the price, do not stop here, the rooms are small and dirty, the welcome is everything but welcoming.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2010

This small family run hotel is excellently located in the heart of Rouen, opposite the Vieille Tour (regrettably under scaffolding in April 2010) and only a small distance from the Cathedral. Underground parking is immediately across the road from the hotel. Our double room, which looked on to the Tour, was quiet, adequately furnished, neat and clean. The room had a shower, toilet and hand basin and copious hot water. The bed linen and towels were clean.

NOTE: We found the rates on the Internet much cheaper (E40) than over the counter (E65). Having seen some of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor, we only booked one night, which we very happily extended to a second night. There is also free WIFI access.

The only thing I didn't like was the curtain separating the toilet and shower from the rest of the bedroom (I prefer a door!). The breakfast - at E6.60 - was also a bit basic. Coffee from a vending machine, limited quantities of orange juice, and baguettes and yoghurt.

The owner/manager does not speak very much English, but is friendly and helpful in 'franglaise'!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 6, 2008

We were tired when we pulled into the centre city of Rouen so we stopped in the first hotel that we saw. BIG MISTAKE. Whilst the lobby is compact and clean the rooms are anything but. The carpet is a mishmash of remanants, it is soiled, stained and tattered. The furniture is a collection of things taken from a Salvation Army. The bathroom was missing both a door AND a shower curtain. The bed linens were horrible and cheap. The phones don't work and there is no concierge at night. Anything over 20 EUR a night would be too much. To top it off, the drapes decided to detach themselves from the celing and attack my innocent husband! The only upside is that it is in a great location and there is a parking lot across the street.

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  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed April 30, 2007

Rouen is a lovely city, and you couldn't find a better located hotel than the Vieille Tour. It's right off Notre Dame Cathedral square, but be forewarned. Not all rooms have bathrooms. Check before you book and confirm. The shower is an odd plastic box that sits in the corner of the room, and the toilet is down the hall.

On the first morning, there was NO hot water for a shower or shaving, so that got things off to a very unpleasant start.

The small breakfast included was modest with nasty processed food, so it's better to go to the bakery down the street.

The staff, a kind young French couple with a baby, are very pleasant, but the property needs lots of refurbishing.

Cannot recommend.

Stayed April 2007
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Property: Hotel Vieille Tour
Address: 42 Place de la Haute Vieille Tour, 76000, Rouen, France
Location: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Seine-Maritime > Rouen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 51 Hotels in Rouen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Vieille Tour 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Vieille Tour welcomes you in the city center of Rouen. The privileged location of this hotel allows you to walk to the Cathedral, rue du Gros Horloge, the Old Market Square, the neighborhood of antique shops, restaurants and cinema. The hotel Vieille Tour Rouen Centre offers 21 rooms divided between RENOVATE Junior Suites, Superior and Standard rooms. Parking is just in front of the open 24h/24 hotel. ... more   less 
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