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“Visit to La Rochelle” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis budget La Rochelle Centre

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Ibis budget La Rochelle Centre
Ranked #34 of 48 Hotels in La Rochelle
Almeria, Spain
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Visit to La Rochelle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

This is the 2nd Etap that we have stayed in on our trip that we have had to check in via the booking number as no-one on reception. This was mid afternoon. We went out to visit La Rochelle and to eat and when we returned we were unable to park in the car park. 4 motorbikes had been allowed to use up 2 to 3 bays instead of parking 2 in a bay (they were chained together so obviously travelling together. 2 car owners had not parked in their bays properly which left only a small space to squeeze a car in and we couldn't get ours in. Nor could anyone else as this bay stayed empty all night. The hotel staff should have contacted the owners to ask them to park properly. We arrived back at 9.15pm so no-one on reception again to enable us to pay 4e for secure parking behind the hotel so we had to leave a fully loaded car outside in the street. Thankfully nothing happened but that's not the point. I got the distinct impression that not all the cars were owned by the hotel guests.

The room we were allocated was alongside the railway so not conducive to a peaceful stay with freight and passenger trains trundling by. This Etap has not been refurbished yet, well not the room we were allocated anyway.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Teste-de-Buch, France
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

There were no lifts, and service by any staff was only available during certain hours of the day - I think it was between 5 - 9pm (for one to purchase a private parking slot). So if you have many pieces of luggage, good luck with the stairs.

Not too useful, as that was the golden hours we would be out (especially in summer) having a stroll, dinner, and everything else except going back to the hotel to purchase a private parking slot.

Bathroom are almost similar to that of aircraft cabin looks, of course this is slightly bigger.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Newark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

At first sight, the location of this hotel is strange, surrounded by a mixture of residential and business, outside of town. When you settle in, however, you find it is a nice quiet leafy spot(occasional train noise, but not a major problem). The hotel public areas and the rooms are clean and tidy and all you need. When you find the route to the town centre, it's only an easy 10 min walk. Ask for directions. I found the automatic entry system instructions difficult to follow but it worked in the end. Avoid arriving late at night after reception is manned, because you may not get in. I would definitely recommend this hotel as good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ibis budget La Rochelle Centre

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 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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