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“Perfect location with pool”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Yachtman

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Le Yachtman
Ranked #34 of 48 Hotels in La Rochelle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect location with pool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel with a great location the family room was very clean and comfortable not much of a view but around the back of hotel very quiet . Breakfast there was a good choice and the staff very helpful

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Nicola B
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear guest,
We have been glad to welcome you, and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay, our family room and of course the heated pool.
The whole staff is gratefull to you for this positive comments.
We whishe a verry happy Christmas and would be pleased to welcome you back at any time.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel in an awesome location. Stayed 3 nights and loved the place. We found the best pizzeria in all of Europe at La Albatross in the old city which is a 3min walk from the hotel. Staff were great receptionist Marie-Claire (I think) was wonderful. Room was modest but comfortable with a huge bath that was welcomed after a few days of cycling. Only disappointment were the street vagrants and there big dogs. The authorities really need to address this problem particularly the dog poop on footpaths. Overall a great stay in a fantastic hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan B
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Alan,
We warmly thank you for your positive comment. We are glad that you enjoyed our place & city.
We agree with you about homeless people in the streets even if they are not agressive it might become a problem for inhabitants and tourist. We already warn the authorities about it and hope they will quiclky deal with this topic.
We whishe you a verry happy Christmas.
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OBAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We walked into this hotel and asked for two rooms for one night [Tuesday 26th.August 2013]. The lady receptionist was so welcoming to my partner and two young daughters. We had a choice of rooms including advice on where the best location in the hotel would suit us. we opted for two ground floor rooms at the rear, overlooking the swimming pool. We were advised that there was no air-conditioning in these particular rooms, but we had a fan and terraced french doors opening out to the swimming pool area. I am very happy to report we had a wonderful stay including breakfast on the first floor, next morning. All the staff at Le Yachtman are delightful, enthusiastic and polite, including suggesting a restaurant which would perhaps suit us for the evening. [It did!!]. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that enjoys old fashioned manners and being made to feel welcome. Well done the Yachtman; we shall return. Bravo!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ARDFENAIG
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear guest,
We have been pleased to welcome you, and we really thank you for such positives and encouraging comments.
We are proud of our old-fashionned manners, indeed good & basics things should remain strongly present in the way of doing our job. We daily try to keep smiling, advising, being polite, actually everything that place the guest relationship into the heart of our profession.
Looking forward welcoming you back, soon.
Very best regard - Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great location.The staff were excellent from top to bottom.
Excellent reception & dining staff..In fact everyone at this hotel were extremely helpful and friendly
Good breakfast selection.Swimming Pool well looked after.Supplied towels.

Room Tip: Balcony room first floor back of hotel, very quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Waow, thank you very much!
Dear guest, we warmly thank you for your positive comments. Indeed it is very encouraging for all the staff to know that our efforts to consider the guest relationship as a key of our job are recognized and appreciated.
We would be very glad to welcome you back at any time.
Best regards - Hotel Management
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Right on the front adjacent to the marina this hotel offers quite a lot behind its frontage.

Most has been said previously so will not bore you with details other than the rooms are small and quite french but the service is great and the desk more than helpful. The beakfast taken in a large and airy room is second to non with full buffet selection and bacon and eggs if required. No evening meals are done it seems.

Within yards there are what seems a thousand restaurants so we could not have chosen better for this trip.

Room Tip: Back overlooking the pool seems quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank WorcestershireJoe
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,
We have been pleased to welcome you, and will welcome you back at any time.
We really thank you for your comments underlining some of our strenghts such as the location and specially our guest treatment.
We would just add: "Merci et à bientôt" - Hotel Management
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Clean comfortable accommodation. Very helpful staff at reception Parking at another hotel 2 blocks away which was fine. Wonderful buffet breakfast overlooking seafront. Short walk to harbour and old town Lots of nearby restaurants and bars. Only downside was the carnival being set up opposite the hotel and blocking the view so maybe avoid early June as would be very noisy and busy there then . Too cold to use swimming pool but looked clean and well kept.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Susan M
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Hello Susan,
Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. If it's true that the Carnival could be noisy, it is also a good show and it doesn't end too late.
Anyway, you would be welcome to The Yachtman*** at any time, so why do not try an after season stay in september for example, next time! From my point of view it is a good moment to visit La Rochelle.
Regards - Hotel Manager
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Caversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

From the front the hotel looks quite small but once inside it is quite spacious. It was difficult to get to the hotel as many of the roads had been shut off on the day we arrived. The hotel has a pool with sun loungers with towels rolled up for use. The bedroom was very nice overlooking the pool. We didnt eat in the hotel as there were many restaurants and bars close by. The hotel is in an ideal location for visiting the winding streets with shops. There is parking available at another hotel very close by.

Room Tip: We chose a room overlooking the pool rather than a seaview and I think that was a good choice as we...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Le Yachtman L, Directeur général at Le Yachtman, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Madam, Sir,
We are glad that you chose "The Yachtman Hotel***" for your stay in La Rochelle, and we warmly thank you for your objective comments.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our patio & swimming pool or our ideal location.
We would be happy to welcome you back at any time.
Best regards - Hotel Management
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Property: Le Yachtman
Address: 23 quai Valin | Vieux Port Centre, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 48 Hotels in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Yachtman 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the city of La Rochelle, The Yachtman Hotel is the ideal departure point to sail away.Only a few steps away, you will find the Aquarium, The Towers of La Rochelle, its fancy "Old Port" and its historical center.With its close proximity to the train Station (500 meters) as well as most points of interest in the city, The Yachtman Hotel is the obvious place to stay for a cruise on land.The Yachtman Hotel and its crew will be glad to have you discovering our treasures such as the heated swimming pool and its patio, or the generous continental breakfast served in-room or in the breakfast room facing the sailing boats in the Old port.Of course we offer free Wi-Fi connection and we do have some parking places available on request. Welcome on board. ... more   less 
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