I can only back up some of the previous comments. Philippe, the manager, is a real pleasure to deal with. He was very kind and helpful. The place itself was great. Everything clean and fresh and with all the things one needs.
It was strange though that the Thames apartments share the same building as the Grand Hotel in Avignon. Philippe asked me to meet him at the hotel reception, but since he was not there I when I arrived I asked at the reception and they told me they don't know anything about Thames Apartments or Philippe. Instead they tried to sell me one of their rooms. Luckily I called Philippe and he was there in a minute, since his office is basically just next to the entrance hall. So in the end all worked out.
P.S. I don't recommend taking a room at the Grand Hotel. From the looks of it, it really has seen better days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thames is 4 stars aparthotel open in July 2002 and located in the old historical city center of Avignon, just in front of the millennium walls surrounding the old center, 10 minutes walk from the Popes' Palace and Benezet bridge. Largest air conditioned suites and apartments in the old city center, fully equipped for short or long stay. Thames resort Hotel and Apartments' services is less than 400 meters from 90 restaurants with the 10 most well known ones, less than 700 meters from Popes' palace, less than 500 meters from Opera and most well known theaters, next to the old central train station, next to the inter-cities busses'station ! Thames Resort Hotel and apartments'services is one of the only three hotels in Avignon able to propose underground car parking with private and secure lifts direct to the rooms, suites and apartments'floors ! Thames is also one othe the three hotels in the old city center to propose a pool and sundeck on the top of the building ! ... more less