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Hotel Francois 1er Urban Style
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

A budget hotel right in the centre of La Rochelle with gated parking...absolute bonus! Beds are a bit hard, rooms are basic but for an overnight stop it's perfect. Lovely friendly staff and great breakfast for 8 Euros.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed two nights here in the center of La Rochelle. Car park brilliant and necessary as
parking is hard to find and expensive
Room was basic,clean and tidy.Staff very friendly with reception open day and night. English spoken by all behind the desk.
Breakfast was good. Being in the middle of town there are many eateries to suit all tastes so
not stuck for lunch or dinner. Everywhere within walking distance so car can be abandoned
till you leave.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Myself and three friends stayed here in June, and it is one of the nicest most unusual hotels I've ever stayed in. Great off-road parking in the centre of town through very narrow streets. Each of the rooms is unique, with odd bits of furniture, paintings and all shapes and sizes of room. Like a lot of France, it is a mixture of modern and ancient. The staff were lovely, the rooms comfortable and the location is great. I highly recommend it!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile


Room 227 at Hotel Francois La Rochelle.

I enjoyed my two day stay here. The room in this two star hotel was clean and of a reasonable size and price. No aircon but the window could be opened and there was not much noise. The hotel is located on a quiet one way narrow street in the old part of this port town.

When we arrived without a reservation and were faced with a "complete" sign we thought we were out of luck but two rooms were available. We asked to see the room first before a decision was made and the lady at reception was happy to oblige. They have on site secure parking at 7 euro per night.

The hotel has two floors and no lift. Not sure how many room there are. A basic buffet breakfast is available and there are many other options nearby.

The staff were very helpful. There was this guy who manned the reception one morning. We don't speak French and he did not speak English but he was still able to search on line for a coin laundry and direct us to it on a map.

If there is one negative it was the bath with a hand shower mounted at about head level when seated in the bath. I would have preferred a much easier to use normal height shower outlet.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This was our first visit to La Rochelle and really liked it. The hotel staff were very friendly and spoke great English. The hotel had parking which was really useful as it is a busy place. You do need to pre-book this and I would recommend it. Our room was quite small but we were only there for 1 night so wasn't that important and we only had over night bags. Also it is a great location for getting around La Rochelle.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

*Hotel Review - Hotel Francois 1er - by Top Contributor AngryAngMo*
We were on a road trip through the south of France last year, starting in Paris, and then going down via car through the chateau area, stopping in La Rochelle for 1 night, then Bordeaux and finishing in Saint Jean de Luz. We choose the hotel because of its location, its price and availability. Be aware "La Rochelle" is a high frequented holiday destination, also for locals, so book in advance for the best deals. Here is the review:
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Stay: 1 Night
When: July 2012
Room: Standard Twin Room
Price: 80 Euro (135 SGD)
Breakfast included - NO (7.50 Euro)
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Location:
The hotel is located conveniently within the city center, means you can walk everywhere (mainly the harbour area which La Rochelle is most famous for). Without navigation or map it might be a bit difficult to find as its wihtin a smaller side alley, and traffic directions in La Rochelle are horrible if you are with a car (only one way streets). The car park is tiny and it will require a bit of skill to park your car there. Be aware if you have medium to larg sized cars.
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The hotel itself is small, maybe 10-15 rooms, and a bit outdated. The front desk lady waas very kind, but our room was facing the car park which wasn't to enticing. When we left, we literally moved our stuff through the room window directly into the car trunk, that's HOW close the car park was. There are no facilities (gym / pool etc) but you will spend most of your time in La Rochelle eating and exploring. If you need only a room for 1 night, and you want something below 100 Euro, I think this is a good option.
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

We requested a ground floor room which we were given, unfortunately the room was cold as it only had one radiator to heat the high ceilinged room with single glazing. We asked at reception and were given an extra heater and blankets though. The room was adequate although a little grotty and the bathroom had a very odd combination of small rooms in which the doors all bumped into each other. The one thing this place has going for it is the staff are lovely and very friendly. There is also on site parking although it does cost 5 euros a day. Not a bad hotel but if you want something other than really basic, maybe go for something a bit more expensive.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank SJBelle
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Address: 15 rue Bazoges, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
Price Range: £61 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Francois 1er Urban Style 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a building of the XVI century, the Urban Style Francois Ier Hotel is situated in the heart of the historic quarter of La Rochelle, 5 minutes walk from the Old Port and local market. This charm hotel is unique on its sector. Here blow the spirit of the stone and the music. Its 36 rooms open on the universe of a known or emergent artist. In a quiet and serene atmosphere, join the expression of the music, the cinema, the painting, the street art and the photography. Urban Style Francois Ier Hotel offers comfortable rooms, for 1 to 5 people, all equipped with satellite television and Canal +; Two of them are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, a public Internet connection in the lobby, a breakfast buffet, a 24-hour front desk and a private parking available by reservation. The hotel is in the center of the town and is within walking distance of the beach, parks, several shops, restaurants and lively bars. The Francois Ier Hotel is also close to attractions such as the Aquarium, which is a 15 minutes walk or accessible by bus. ... more   less 
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