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Best Western Hotel le Galice
Ranked #19 of 68 Hotels in Aix-en-Provence
Essex, England
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“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

We have just come back from a week at this hotel. We were on a Page & Moy holiday. There were four of us, all in our fifties. The hotel was immaculately clean, the buffet breakfast plentiful with more than enough choice. The staff were friendly. It was lovely to have a pool as on the days when we had no trips organised, we lounged around the pool. There is a pool bar/restaurant and the food is very good, although the menu didn't change whilst we were there. It was only a 10 minute walk into the Centre and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from there. I would recommend a holiday in Aix and a stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Room 402 is great. It has a massive SuperKing size bed.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

I thought the hotel was outside of the town, but it was actually in walking distance to the heart of town. It was on a busy street with no ambiance inside the room or outside. The picture of the pool looked charming, but it closed at 8 pm. It was a good price and met our needs. The staff was not very helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the pool area.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Warren, Massachusetts
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1,092 reviews
108 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

Before departure, I checked out reviews of all the hotels I'd be using on my trip to France, and got the general impression that the weakest of these would be the Best Western Hotel Le Galice. Many said that the location was terrible and that the hotel was located next to a car dealership.

Well, we got there and found a smartly decorated modern hotel next to a car dealership on a busy thoroughfare leading into Aix-en-Provence. The place looks pretty mundane from outside, but the rooms are large and well-decorated. The hotel restaurant is lovely with very good food; and the bar was quite comfortable. The staff was very friendly and pleasant. Our waiter at dinner spoke impeccable English with an American accent...charming fellow. At dinner we had veal ragout with olives and ratatouille, a chevre leek tart to start, and a molten chocolate tart to finish. Price, service, and quality were fine. Breakfast is in the same room and is very good with standard buffet breakfast fare.

My room was quite comfortable with an over rooftop view of Mont Sainte-Victoire. I was in #407, a fine large room with a real king bed, usable desk, pair of chairs and table, good lighting, flat screen TV, mirrors, and mini bar. The interiors of the closet were fitted with appropriate shelving, safe, equipment for making a cup of tea, and even an ice bucket. The decor of burnt orange/orange red with good prints of Provence was in charming contrast to the cooler colors we experienced in the north of France. The bath was roomy with toilet and bidet separate from the bath. No soap in this hotel; liquid soap attached to the wall like in Germany. Towels fluffy, water pressure and hot water very good. Elevators prompt and efficient.

The trip to town by foot follows an ell-shaped path. You walk at a brisk pace for about 7 minutes or so, take a right and then about another 7 minutes to the large lion fountain at the foot of cours Mirabeau. Here a row of outdoor cafes and bistros await your pleasure. We dined at Cafe Romain at #13 cours Mirabeau and loved it. The main shopping streets are about ten minutes further, though the way is lined with small shops and patisseries, so the distance is painless. The alternative is the #6 bus which follows the same route.

Would I like to have stayed in town with a little more Aix-en-Provence atmosphere...sure, but I liked this hotel and its charming staff. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Dublin
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45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

The staff were very helpful and it was great to have use of the pool on the hot days. The location is good if you don't mind a brisk walk... 10 minutes to the Cours Mirabeau and the old town. There is also a car rental office across the road which had good deals (rentacar.fr I think) All in all I would recommend le Galice as a base to explore Provence. Great to have free WiFi as well.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Norway
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58 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

This is a chain hotel without particular charme or local feeling. It is also a bit “out of action”, though within walking distance (circa 15 minutes) from the main square. This said, the hotel is OK, a very good 3 stars. Rooms are big and clean. Free wireless in the room working very well.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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Paris, France
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2010

I stayed there once in December as once month I got o Aix. the hotel is a bit far from the center of town about 20 minutes walk. Difficult to do after if you had a big dinner and lots of wine which I idn't but it was still a long walk at night..

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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509 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2010

This is a generic chain hotel as seen in countless cities around the world. Large clean rooms, impersonal service and very standard amenities. I would not recommend this as an option if you want to stay in Aix-en-Provence to experience the culture of the city. The hotel is situated near a main road into town among rows of car dealers and panelbeaters. This makes it very easy to find if you are arriving by car and if you arrive in the late afternoon when the workers have all left it is very easy to get parking near the front door. The walk into town takes about 25 minutes at a brisk pace, the first 15 of which are along the main road past strip malls. The walk is extra long when returning after enjoying the atmosphere of the old town at night! I regret not searching a bit harder for somewhere closer to the center or in a more residential area.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Hotel le Galice
Address: 5 Route de Galice, 13090, Aix-en-Provence, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Aix-en-Provence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 68 Hotels in Aix-en-Provence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel le Galice 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary 4-story Hotel located near the historical center of city, 1 km to railway station & 25 km to Marseille Airport. ... more   less 
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