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Hotel de l'Ocean
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Would stay again!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Pro.
Location
Price
Size of room large (9)
Clean
Nice staff- helpful 
Free wifi in room
Con.
Noise ( older building to be expected)
No lift ( ok for a young person) 
shower a bit funny kept going hot on me cold on my partner?  

Overall I would stay again, would like a room over the water next time. 

  • Stayed May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The hotel has an excellent location right in the middle of the old harbour. Parking was a bit of a challenge, as the hotel doesn't have any parking and most of the places around the hotel were full or quite expensive. The rooms are quite basic, as is the breakfast, but the hotel offers ok value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the harbour can be noisy due to the crowd.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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222 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This was the only place we could find with a family room for under 100 Euros (not inc. minor taxes pppnight) over the May long weekend. Our room was tight with 2 young children. It's old, but it's functional, clean, and well-maintained. Staff was nice and spoke a little English. WiFi was excellent and FREE. Beds a bit hard but crisp linens and soft towels! Good shower too. View of harbour was obscured by trees so go higher than room 4 if you can. Location is unbeatable: we were surrounded by restaurants and is a lively neighbourhood (whose noise can be blocked by 2 sets of windows in the room). The room even had a/c (not needed because of harbour breeze). Con: there is no elevator (no rooms on ground floor).

Would recommend for budget-travelling families. Excellent 2-star hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms with harbour view, higher than room #4 to avoid trees. (Likely less street noise and m...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Poole
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed for four nights. All the staff were really helpful and the breakfast good. We had a room overlooking the harbour with double double glazing & air con so no need to hear the outside noise. Perfect location & we found free parking just across the harbour.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room with a view
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2008

Room rate: 65 euros. Breakfast 7 euros. Centrally located hotel – our room looked out onto the harbour. Small but clean room with an air conditioner and double glazing, so no noise from restaurants below. Would advise to book a room, we arrived 20 May and it was hard to find a room in many of the hotels. No car park, but a 10 min drop off point available opposite the hotel. Very busy area. Free car parking for 24 hours about 10 minutes walk away towards the beach area. Beautiful place to visit with a great atmosphere both day and night. Aquarium 13 euros good value and interesting. Ate at La Winch and a few other cafes – most were good value and excellent selection of fresh seafood. Don’t forget to have an icecream at Ernest the Glacier!

  • Liked — Fantastic harbour side accommodation
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel de l'Ocean
Address: 36 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
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Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de l'Ocean 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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