Having booked the hotel for a 7 night stay only the week before arriving I was worried that we'd left it to the last minute to find somewhere decent however this place really made the trip very comfortable and memorable.
It's located a very simple walk up to the Cours Mirabeau and the rest of the wonderful town, so it's quiet at night which is handy. The hotel feels like a 4 star hotel rather than a 3 star trying to be something it isn't, everywhere was nicely clean and decorated tastefully. Our double room was modest in size without being too small to feel cramped. Only negative of the room was the extra mattress layer and pillows, the mattress cover makes the bed too soft and the pillows were very thick for my liking, others may enjoy that. The room was cleaned everyday to a fairly decent standard. Wifi worked well all around the hotel which was useful.
We stayed on a non breakfast basis so cannot comment on it however it did look good albeit limited and perhaps pricey at €25 a head. We had one lunch (poolside menu) at the hotel which was fairly good though again pricey for what was 2 club sandwiches and crisps with 2 soft drinks (€45 together). We found pretty decent places in town that would serve good food at the same price or less, and that was for more than a sandwich.
The pool area is very nice indeed with proper beds rather than plastic sun loungers. Unfortunately due to the size of the hotel the place can seem a bit busy as there's just not enough spaces for bathers however this is just due to lack of space rather than a criticism of the hotel. A ready supply of towels was welcome as was the decent service by the staff.
The staff all around the hotel were professional and warm and ready to help. Receptionists were attentive and were always on hand to answer questions or to make reservations at restaurants for us.
Would we stay here again? Yes indeed, its location and comfort are superb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Grand Hôtel Roi René is ideally located at the heart of Cézanne's home town, near to the Cours Mirabeau and the business district. Discover its inviting, contemporary rooms, elegant restaurant serving typical southern cuisine... The patio at the Grand Hôtel Roi René is full of flowers and provides an oasis of calm in this city of 100 fountains, whether you sit on the terrace or by the pool. (MGallery collection) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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