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Novotel La Rochelle Centre
Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in La Rochelle
London, United Kingdom
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“Location and breakfast was excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The location is great- in the middle of a park and close to the centre ville. The car parking is great and hotel can be found easily. Staff are friendly and helpful.

The breakfast was excellent - lots of variety, sausages, bacon, eggs, and lots of different breads, fruits, etc.

We were a family of four- 2 adults and 2 kids, we had a sofa bed to pull out for the kids. This was easy to pull out and the beds were already made, however the beds had a big gap between them with metal bits and the kids could have rolled into it during the night and hurt themselves (solved by stuffing cushions in between). Saying this we liked the fact that the sofa bed meant we could have more space with the kids.

Great hotel!

Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed for one night at the Novotel La Rochelle. It is a modern, clean hotel. Staff are very friendly and all speak numerous languages. There is ample, safe, parking off the road. The rooms are a good size, with large comfy beds and quality bedding. We booked a deal that included breakfast, otherwise I think breakfast could work out quite pricey. However, saying that, the quality and selection at breakfast was really good. You can even eat it on the outside terrace overlooking the pool. The Novotel is set back from the harbour and town area in parkland, which we really liked. About a 10 minute walk to the harbour. We had a lovely weekend spent here!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was as it should be and really clean, with tea and coffee making facilities and a little fridge. It was a relatively short walk into town which can be made through the streets or parkland. The breakfast was great and could be taken inside or out. Fabulous Nespresso coffee machine including decaf. There is a table tennis table, always a hit with me. The pool is small and there are sunbeds but you are overlooked by everyone sitting out to eat so you would feel a little exposed. We'd definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Having cancelled our original hotel booking in La Rochelle at very late notice, for reasons I shall not go into here suffice to say we were somewhat desperate at 1730 hours on Saturday evening! We needn't have worried, a quick call and we were safely booked into this fine hotel overlooking a park and within walking distance of the main tourist areas. Staff here are welcoming, friendly, informative and reassuring, everything you need for a relaxing stay. Rooms are of a reasonable size and although the ensuite bathroom was a little on the cosy side, the entire hotel ambience is one to be attained by other hotels I've stayed in, in this particular country.

Food in the restaurant is very good with an interesting menu. There's a nice welcoming bar, although drinks are a bit on the pricey side.

This is a fine hotel and one I would recommend to anyone visiting this fine city and area. Special mention to the two reception staff, Charlotte and Marion and new guy on the block (in the bar) Pierre. These three are a particular credit to their Company!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Novotel La Rochelle Centre
Address: Av de la Porte Neuve, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Rochelle
#11 Family Hotel in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel La Rochelle Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel La Rochelle Centre enjoys a peaceful setting next to one of the major parks in La Rochelle. 10 Min walk from the centre of town, the Vieux Port (Old Harbour) and the beach, the hotel offers 94 rooms including 50 family rooms. Enjoy cuisine rich in regional flavours in our restaurant. Our outdoor swimming pool in a calm setting along with plenty of things to do in the local area make this 3 star hotel perfect for a holiday in La Rochelle with your partner or family. Free private parking. ... more   less 
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