After arriving and seeing the bedrooms we chose not to stay here and booked into a hotel. On first impressions the apartment itself had been cleaned but on seeing the bedrooms we changed our mind. The mattress covers were stained (pictures were sent to tripadvisor) and although this would be covered with bed linen clean and laundered mattress covers isn't too much to ask, they had not been laundered. One thing I always need is somewhere clean and comfortable to sleep, the rest is manageable. In addition a standard bedroom pillow was not available, instead sofa cushions were present. This was a birthday present for my father and I did not want him using a small cushion, it was disappointing. I am not expecting too much in that an apartment should be a home from home and I don't know who sleeps on small square pillow at home.
For a balanced review, the location is central and within walking distance to everywhere. There are a number of good restaurants nearby. Although it wouldn't have been an issue for us I think due to the steep and narrow steps up to the apartment that families with small children or people with reduced mobility would struggle.
There are a number of hotels in the same price range so I would recommend you look at those. Tripadvisor can only assist in a dispute on the agreement of the owner and although helpful could not assist in a refund. Hopefully the money kept from our booking of 3nights (after moving on first day) may be used productively to buy pillows and new mattress covers plus laundering for anyone that may be considering it.
Beautiful flat in a great location. We had a fantastic hoilday here. There is lots to do in La Rochelle for families. The flat has everything you need. I'd recommend staying here!
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