We booked this hotel as a treat for the final two nights of our backpacking trip around France as it was a little more expensive than the other places we had stayed so far. The location is about a 10min walk from the harbour area, 3mins from the bus stops where you can get a bus to the airport, and about a 20min walk from the train station. We had a 1 bed roomed suite for 3 of us (a queen size double and a single sofabed) which was reasonably sized for European standards. Although the rooms are lovely, we all commented on the lack of a shower as there was only a bathtub with a hand held shower - not ideal for speed. The reception staff were lovely; upon arrival we were informed our room was not ready but if we would like to have a drink in the lounge whilst they made it ready for us. They were very helpful in providing a map of the area and advice on where to find good cafes/restaurants/shops. The pool area is absolutely tiny with only a few sun loungers so if this is an important part of your holiday I'd stay elsewhere. If like us you prefer the beach then it shouldnt be a problem. It is quite an expensive hotel however if you are happy to spend a little more I feel it is worth it. My only complaint would be the lack of air conditioning - we stayed in hotels that cost 1/5th of the price of staying here that had air con so I think they should invest!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming hotel in the historical town center of La Rochelle. RESIDENCE DE FRANCE offers 54 rooms and suites classified 5-stars. On site, you will get : full hotel service both for hotel, 24/24 welcome desk, parking, bar with meal offers, garden, heated swimming-pool, lounge with piano and library, free Wi-Fi in both rooms and lounge, buffet breakfast, meeting rooms etc ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence De France Hotel La Rochelle
- Residence De France La Rochelle