Very happy at the Bristol. We looked initially into the Horolge but it felt very cramped and the uniformly woodchip bedroom walls of standard and very similar superior rooms made it a no-no. So glad we ended in the Bristol which is at the other end of the main street.
Bristol standard room at 92 euros off-season very spacious, equivalent of a large Superior room elswhere. Minimalist decor but fresh and attractive. In the platane tree tops high above the main street, quiet behind double glazing.
Reception and staff characterful, real-world, proud of their hotel, friendly though professional.
Fridge but no tea-making. Dangerously well-stocked mini bar. Good location just inside city wall, near station and on the main street and therefore easy to get to on sat-nav without getting tangled up in the narrow streets of the old town which are much better walked.
A member of staff can take your car to private parking (12 euros) - though it gave everyone a good laugh when he got into the passenger seat of our right-hand drive car.
Half a mile walk up wide tree-lined main street to Place Horolge with reasonable choice of restaurants. Recommend Couscouserie up steep uninviting steps to a pleasant informal atmosphere - best two tables at window overlooking square if you're early enough to bag them. Have a huge and delicious couscous. Also choice of less huge and delicious tagines. Reasonably priced about 14 euros each.
Just past the Place is the Ducal Palace and beyond that the gardens with views over the Rhone and Pont d'Avignon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within the city walls, in the very heart of historic Avignon, the Hotel Bristol is an establishment with a tradition. Less than 10 minutes on foot from the Papal Palace, we do our very best to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. You can park in front of the hotel when you are checking in. If you have reserved a place in our garage, our valet service will look after your vehicle. Otherwise, we can also show you where the nearby public car parks are located. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol Hotel Avignon