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Henri IV Hotel
Ranked #42 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Henri IV Hotel”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This hotel is right in the middle of town. For location, it is excellent, close to everything.

The down side is parking as the closest parking area, Parking Verdun, is around 500 metres away. Perhaps not far, however if you are carrying bags, it could be a pain. There is no lift so perhaps that will only appeal to those who are able to carry a suit case up 1-3 storeys. We only took enough for an overnight stay and left the rest in the car.

The reception is not always manned, however someone attend quickly enough upon ringing the bell.

It would give it a solid average if you are not fussy.

Max

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Henri IV for 3 nights while visiting La Rochelle. I was familiar with the area after living there a few years ago, so it was important to me to find a great place in a great area. Henri IV delivered that and more. It was a very basic hotel. Nothing fancy, but it gave us restful sleeps at a great value. No elevator, but that didn't bother us. The front desk was always friendly and I felt safe and secure the whole time. I will definitely stay there again. The room was also very spacious, which was a nice surprise. The only thing is it is right by a bunch of bars, which we loved. But for those looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation might not enjoy the sounds of drunk Rochelais all hours of the night!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights(Wed, Thurs, Fri) having arrived without booking. The manager was very friendly and offered us a big room at the back (no 31) on the second floor.
The room had basic amenities including good wifi and was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We slept well on the first night. However there is a bar below and it became very noisy on Thursday and a little less so on Friday until about 2.00am. It's probably ok if you are a night owl or good sleeper but it was a challenge for us.
The location however is fantastic and if you want to be in a popular town centre the noise is probably an inevitable trade off.
We thought the price was reasonable for what we got.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Auckland
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We loved the location of this little hotel. It was very close to the water and restaurants. We had a good size room and a large bed which was pretty comfy! Our room looked out onto the little square which was also very cute. Overall we would recommend as a cheap stay for a night or 2.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We supposed to stay two nights but we decided to cancel because it was noisy, small (7m2), we could and the breakfast very poor.
Only one thing, the location in the heart of La Rochelle, Don't book on this place, the owner is not honest as he charge us 2 nights (95€x2=190€) + breasfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is a fine, very central hotel at a reasonable price, unfortunately ruined by an incredibly rude and unhelpful member of staff, who I can only presume is the owner / manager.

My girlfriend and I arrived in La Rochelle without a hotel reservation. When we went in to the Hotel Henri IV we were met by the smiling manager (I presume) who said he had a room available. We asked if we could see the room before paying for it, which is standard practice in our experience, and were told abruptly and without explanation that this was not possible. When we asked why, we were told that the hotel was almost full, which did not seem a good reason to us. However, we were tired and hungry, so we took the room, being asked to pay up front which again seemed unusual.

The room was fine - simple, clean and quiet with a view of the small square in front of the hotel. However, when we pulled back the duvet, we discovered dark body hair on the sheet underneath. Though the room seemed clean, clearly the sheet had not been cleaned since the last person had slept in it.

Upon leaving for dinner, I called the "manager" and told him about the hair in the bed. He got quite aggressive, standing at the top of the stairs to talk to me instead of coming down to the foyer to talk to me. He told me that the hair was not a problem and that there had not been a problem with this before. He seemed to refuse point blank to do anything about it, so ultimately we swept the hair off the sheet ourselves and slept in it anyway (we would have left, but he already had our money).

We stayed another night in the hotel with no problems (we'd already slept one night on the sheet so it didn't seem a big deal to spend another), and when we left to go on a cycling trip through the region, we went to ask if we could leave our bag with the hotel for a few days. We were met by a MUCH friendlier member of staff with good English who said that it would cost us 6 Euro. We decided to reserve a room for our return from the cycling trip, as well, and were told we could have an Economy Room for the same price again.

In the end, we stayed on in Angouleme for an extra night, and called to cancel our room. However, when we returned to the hotel, we were met once again by the older, rude "manager", who told us that we had to pay the full price of the Economy Room we had not used, the price of which had now risen to 60 Euro because of the bank holiday weekend. He also wanted to charge us 20 Euro for our left luggage.

We argued this with him at length, and ultimately paid 10 Euro for the bag and did not pay for the unused room. However, he tore up our reservation receipt and told us that we were no longer welcome in the hotel.

Of all the people we met on our trip to Poitou-Charentes, all but this man were incredibly friendly and helpful. It is a shame that this "manager" spoiled our stay at what was otherwise a nice hotel with his aggression and rudeness.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

It was not possible to sleep at night due to the noise coming from the street outside which went on until 4 am when the dustbin lorries came. The window has to be left open as their is no air conditioning.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Henri IV Hotel
Address: 31 rue des Gentilshommes, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #42 of 49 Hotels in La Rochelle
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Hotel Class:2 star — Henri IV Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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