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Ibis budget La Rochelle Centre
Ranked #31 of 48 Hotels in La Rochelle
S.E. England
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“Reasonable hotel, cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed 23 September 2011

cheap hotel, close to la rochelle town centre, not bad value for money. Car parking is free but pretty limited although there are alternative free parking spaces down the street or you can pay 4 euros to park your car in the 'secure' car park behind the hotel which we didnt bother with, down the street was fine as it was pretty well-lit.

Breakfast was ok, the usual tea & coffee plus baguette and butter/jam. No croissants or anything like that but you could get cereal. There are 3 restaurants nearby but one we went into was shut for lunch, as you do. better restaurants in la rochelle itself.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

I've stayed in some cheap hotels before but this really shocked me. For starters service was non-existent and when we did come across the receptionist she was not very helpful to say the least and the manager just plain arrogant and rude a lesson in customer service wouldn't have gone a miss. The rooms were small dingy and dirty. Bathroom was an extended Pota Loo on the plus you could have a shower while sitting on the toilet lol. Breakfast consisted of Bread, Bread and you've guessed it more bread

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 October 2009

We have to wait an hour and a half for the automatic machine to tick over and let us check in when we arrived. there are no reception staff during the day. It is located approx 20 minute walk from the town itself which isnt too bad and its close to the train station. The room was a let down (although it was cheap), we werent expecting luxury but this was dirty, the bathroom was a plastic molded pod and when you had a shower it flooded the toilet aswell. The remote was screwed to the top bunk and pointed at the TV. enough said. if ur on a budget then its the cheapest thing out but dont expect much.

Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2008

Ok lets be honest, this place is cheap and pound for pound its value for money. Yes its a bit of a walk into town and it isn't the most flash hotel around. But who can expect it to be considering the low price.

We've previously stayed at a hotel just across from the Etap, so we knew what we were getting ourselves into when we booked this. We choose the Etap for the price, we didn't expect some hiddem gem which was out of the ordinary. This place is simple, cheap and somewhat basic.

The room had two twin beds pushed together to make a double (as in common) with a third (bunk) horizontally across the top of it. It sounds bad I know but its fine. The rooms are small and maybe a little cramped but we used it as a base and only slept and changed their, so it was fine. The bathrooms are like those most Ibis hotels. A purpose built unit with the shower and toilet contained within it. Again its perfectly fine, not great but more than adequate.

If price is your main concern and you don't mind a walk to town this place is a good choice. It bugs me that people will moan about a place when they are paying peanuts. What do they expect?? The Etap is a safe choice for the budget traveller.

  • Stayed July 2008
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Property: Ibis budget La Rochelle Centre
Address: Rue de Perigny, 17000, La Rochelle, France (Formerly ETAP)
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 48 Hotels in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis budget La Rochelle Centre 1*
Number of rooms: 85
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