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Hotel Royal Mirabeau by HappyCulture
Ranked #49 of 68 Hotels in Aix-en-Provence
London
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, but overpriced and a little out of the way.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2009

We felt fortunate that we had a rental car during our trip (the purpose of which was attending a wedding with several different venues), because the hotel is in the middle of an office park and wouldn't have been easily accessible if we hadn't had our own transportation.

The rooms are nice and the terrace with the pool is lovely ('tho we wished there had been a nonsmoking area!) and everything was clean, but the price for both the room and the (terribly overpriced) food and drink in the hotel restaurant were just too much money for what you got.

Did have wifi, which was good, and the staff were very nice.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2007

Recently spent a week at the Royal Mirabeau in Aix while on business. The hotel is above average for the area, from what I can tell, but it is a 3 star rated hotel best suited for business travellers.

There was free WifI internet access which was a very big plus and and savings.

The rooms were a good size and clean. However, the AC never cooled the room sufficiently and I kept the window open for cooling,

The staff spoke English, though spotty at times.

The Mona Lisa restaurant was adequate, but the food was nothing very exciting or tasteful.

There were lots of tourists (asian tour buses) and business types staying in the hotel, and the hotel was fully booked most of the time.

The location is good if you are working in the industrial / business zone where the hotel is located. This location is not good for tourists, as Aix center is some 20+ minutes away by car.

I stayed 6 days, but was only charged for two - and I couldn't convince the front desk staff to charge me accordingly!

Overall, I will stay here again, as it is the best hotel in this zone. I still recommend it for business travellers to this area.

It is conveniently located 10 minutes from the TGV train station which will whisk you to Paris.

  • Liked — Good business location, Free WiFi
  • Disliked — Poor AC operation
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2006

This hotel servers the industrial estate it is placed on - it is an OK hotel geared up for business and conferences - hotel rooms are clean, resonably sized and well fitted. Standard buffet breakfast, not a place for dinner. Miles from town (20 to 30 minutes drive!) so if you are looking to stay here to go to AIX don't. Choose a hotel near or in town. However, if your office is on the industrial park and you want to get to work quick then this is a great place for just that. The hotel is rated correctly at a 3* and the service was professional enough to boot. Cost is actually very good too.

  • Liked — convenience to the industrial estate
  • Disliked — too many business people!
  • Tips/Secrets — it's in the missle of nowhere and taxis are expensive.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2006

My husband and I stayed here in September 2006. First, it is about 10km's outside of town. (There is a bus that can take you into a city but it stops running at 20:00 hrs. Finding a taxi in Aix can be very challenging.)

Second, there is no internet in the hotel for guests to use.

The hotel itself was nothing special, the staff was just incredibly rude. For the amount of money we paid for this hotel, I was very disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avoid this hotel at ALL costs!

Stayed September 2006
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2006

We stayed in this hotel for the Aix en Provence Festival, with a group organised by a travel company. It had obvioiusly been difficult to get into the usual hotel they book due to the Cezanne Year celebrations. However, most of the group spent all their spare time looking for alternative accommodation.
The staff were very good despite being understaffed, but everything else was 3* at a pinch.
The hotel is situated right outside Aix in the middle of a commercial (i.e. offices) centre and presumably destined for the travelling salesman in a hurry. Luckily there is a pool to wash away one's frustration with the hotel.
We have stayed in about ten other hotels in Aix, any of which is miles superior to this one in every way. Avoid it if you can.

  • Liked — the staff
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  • Tips/Secrets — avoid it
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Royal Mirabeau by HappyCulture
Address: 775, rue Jean Rene Guillibert Gauthier de la Lauziere, 13591, Aix-en-Provence, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Aix-en-Provence
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Aix-en-Provence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Mirabeau by HappyCulture 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal Mirabeau Hotel is located at 15min far from Aix-en-Provence next to a golf and face to the Sainte Victoire Mountain. Our rooms with the Provence colours have A/C, TV with Canal+; free wifi and a roomservice. The hotel offers you a bar-restaurant, l'Amandier ruled by the Chief Bernet, and a swimming-pool outside. ... more   less 
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