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“Not my first choice in Cognac” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel La Residence
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Cognac
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not my first choice in Cognac”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

During the hectic time of Vinexpo (in Bordeaux) and The Blues Passion festival (in Cognac), there is almost impossible to find any accommodation in this part of France. This hotel has a very good location only a two minutes walk from the heart of Cognac; Place de Francois 1er. This hotel is old, and not in very healthy shape; The shower must be hold by yourself, the characteristic black mushroom that appreciate old hotel bathroom was very happy with the lack of ventilation, the venetian blind outside of the windows has taken their last sleep (permanently down, and not possible to open). The room was not especially clean (very dusty on all surfaces, the bed and the toilets looks clean). No working TV, no minibar, extremely poor internet connection (switched between slow and non-working), and no secure fire escape route from the room on the top on the top of the roof. Refill of toilet paper only by request. Very simple breakfast (dry bread, one slice of ham per person, but on the other side; fresh baked croissants with a selections of confiture). The reception is closed from 9 PM. Why don't I give this hotel a lower score than 2 out of 5? I didn't expect much more at this price, and I was so happy to find an hotel during this awful hectic week.

Room Tip: Try to avoid 2nd floor, due to few possibility to get out in case of fire.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

The hotel is a bit older, rooms are quite small, but ok for a low budget accomodation. Bathroom has not been cleaned properly. Staff was quite helpful and the location is good. Parking can be tricky as the hotel doesn't have any garage and you need to pay when parking on the street.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The hotel lobby looks nice and welcoming and the hosts helpful and courteous giving me the key for the indoor parking 100 metres away ( not really needed as in summer on road is easy.
Room was downstairs (3) and coloured in the most vivid colours. It was clean but pokey. No air-con but opening windows was dangerous as the opening is at waist height for passersby. Bathroom small but clean with glass bricks into bedroom for the voyeurs both inside and outside the room. Had only paid very low price so probably shouldn't moan but room only restful when lights out. Go for slightly more expensive rooms or get onto upper floors.
Central for most cognac sights and very good restaurants and cafes nearby. Staff helpful.

Room Tip: Upper floors only
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Hotel La Residence

Property: Hotel La Residence
Address: 25, Avenue Victor Hugo, 16100 Cognac, France (Formerly P'tit Dej-HOTEL La Residence)
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente > Cognac
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Cognac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Residence 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome at hôtel La Résidence Near to the historical centre, close to Place François 1er and the famous Cognac houses, P'titDèj HOTEL** La Résidence is ideally located. Built in traditional local stone, it can accomodate you for both business or a tourist trip. The hotel has 17 rooms individually decorated and able to accomodate up to a family of 5. ... more   less 
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