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La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel
Ranked #9 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Is now end September is very calm. Value for price is the best I have ever seen.
Breakfast is amazing. I am just coming from Rome there the hotel was 5x more expensive and service and food not even close. Very charming.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This was our third visit to this hotel. They have recently carried out major redecoration and refurbishment. I liked it the way it was, but the refurb is good. However, they were let down by the attitude of their staff. It is a shame for them to spend all that money on the decor and then let the Reception be run by staff who are clearly unmotivated and hate their job. When we arrived to check in, we got an inexplicably frosty and rude attitude from the receptionist, despite our politeness and the fact that I speak fluent French. I always liked this hotel in the past, but this has made me think twice about staying there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The rooms were very comfortable and the bathroom very stylish and modern although not sure about blue lighting in the bathroom as apparently wasn't good for ladies applying make up.

There was a comfortable lounge and outside seating on the ground floor.

There is free wifi available in the public areas but I was able to connect in room 224 possibly as it is situated over the reception area.

I have knocked marking down as I think the continental breakfast at 17 euros is very over the top.
We walked the short walk daily to a quayside restaurant and had breakfast at half the price and with great. views of the harbour sat in the sun.

The location of the hotel is just a short stroll from the the lovely harbour and restaurants of La Rochelle and would use it again if and when we return.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank LurkerDave
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Wonderful setting and decoration, but... Designer lighting in bathroom doesn't let you use the mirror. Fibre floor covering in bathroom and toilet is germ catcher. Stainless grid on shower floor hurts feet.
This is a very good hotel with a few "decorator" glitches that are irritating.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Lilidebruxelles
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We had read a couple of miserable reviews but thought despite that it sounded like our sort of place.
It was stunning! Very friendly staff and beautifully laid out and decorated.
Right near the centre of everything in La Rochelle. We couldn't have been better positioned. If you're looking for a 'boutique' experience look no further.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Dee B
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed for four nights Aug 8 to 12. The welcome was fantastic, the staff throughout our stay were lovely, any more would be too much.......in response to negative remarks I read on Tripadvisor before going. The location is great, right by the port for trips to Aix, Il de Re and the beach. To the right when you step out the door is a lovely street of cafes and restaurants. To the left is a beach. The rooms were really comfortable, good bathroom, robes, slippers, great breakfast, really good coffee. There's a lovely courtyard for a quiet drink after a day out or an apertivo, served with lovely little snacks. wifi is only available in the courtyard or reception but was so relaxed this was not an issue as felt no need to be constantly connected. The weather was amazing during our stay and we made the most of it by going to various beaches but could see that there would be things to do had it not been. And it being France we had some great food and wine. Overall a very enjoyable trip, would highly recommend the hotel and La Rochelle

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We loved the location and the staff at La Monnaie. The breakfast buffet is brilliant and well above average.

The bedroom had a very comfortable bed.

Now on to the downside. What is the lighting about? The lift is shrouded in almost complete darkness, not a bad thing because the faux cow hide is not a great idea. We used the stairs.

The lighting in our bathroom was hopeless for applying makeup. Blue is not a good colour for most women, and the other light is behind you.

In the bedroom there is somewhat better lighting but no mirror anywhere of use.

The courtyard should be an inviting spot for a drink, but the chairs are so uncomfortable that we didn't go back after our first glass of wine, although we were there for 3 days.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel

Address: 3 rue de la Monnaie, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in La Rochelle
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Rochelle
#5 Business Hotel in La Rochelle
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Rochelle
Price Range: $73 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic 17th century building has been given a current makeover with decor that is audacious and livelyThe hallways, lounges and 36 rooms and suites offer a warm and modern luxury atmosphere. Very high quality bedding in the rooms with Garden or patio view, a hearty buffet breakfast mostly with local products.The private spa offers an infinity jacuzzi, sauna, and water jets massage tables.La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel is located in the historic town center of La Rochelle. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Monnaie Art And Spa Hotel
La Monnaie Art Hotel La Rochelle
De La Monnaie Hotel
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