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Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes
Ranked #9 of 68 Hotels in Avignon
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on business due to it's proximity to the Palais du Papes. Hotel is aged and could do with refurb, but location was excellent and the staff were superb. Nothing was a problem. Breakfast good, didnt eat in the restaurant for dinner so can't comment on that. All in all a good stay in an average hotel. Perfectly suited if you intend to use it as a base for exploring the city.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We stayed at the Mercure Cite des Papes for 3 nights in November. The room was very comfortable and clean (and large compared to most hotels we've found in France) and the location is excellent. Staff are very friendly and the hotel has a nice lobby and restaurant. The breakfast buffet is a bit pricey (13 euros), but offers a wide selection of food (bread, pastry, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, granola, yogurt, cheese, cold meat etc) that is sure to please everyone in your group.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

My wife and I stayed here during our whirl-wind train tour in May 2012. The hotel is right next to the ancient Palais des Papes and we had a nice view of it through our window. The hotel is modern, well laid out and the room was very clean from beginning to end (despite our best efforts). The staff was great and very helpful with advice, suggestions and directions. The shuttle bus from the train station was easy and cheap, although there is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop – just inside the City wall - to the hotel itself. The location is what made it though. The town square is just outside the door, the old section with cobble streets and shops is a few minutes away; and the walk down to the river (and across it by the bridge) or up the hill to the park and the view can be made by any one of 5 or 6 different routes from the hotel. A great place that we will go back to.

Room Tip: Look to the rooms that overlook the square.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Barry W
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I stayed here with a Gate1 tour and had requested a quiet room. My 2nd floor room in the back was small but adequate, clean, with a comfortable bed, and WAS QUIET. There was a pretty good breakfast with many choices available. The room had not yet been remodeled, but was perfectly okay. The free Wifi was appreciated.

I would definitely stay at this hotel again if I am Avignon.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Very nice rooms, comfortable and modern.
We especially enjoyed the positive, friendly attitude of the staff - first, they decided to upgrade us with no extra costs due to our Honeymoon, and were so cute about it, keeping it a surprised.
Second and more importantly - an extremely nice guy name Yoan in the front desk really helped us with his personal suggestions for restaurants and when to visit the Papes Palace. He actually "upgraded" our Avignon experience :)
Recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank AstroNaomi
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

This hotel is in a great locaction for visiting Avignon and the Pope's Palace. My room was very comfortable and clean, and had a view of the clock tower across the square. Also there was a good choice of food at the buffet breakfast. The staff were polite and helpful. I would be very happy to stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and it's a good hotel, perfect location next to the beautiful palais des papes and near by the bridge. friendly staff, good clean rooms. my advice when you travel to avignon don't go by car because it's inpossible to reach the hotel. they have a parking near the wall but my advice is not to use it because it's hell, so if you travel by car leave your car outside the stonewalls of the town.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Address: 1 rue Jean Vilar | GPS: Hotel:Rue Molière / Parking:Parking Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Avignon
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Avignon
Price Range: £69 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A privileged location in the heart of the city. The Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes is situated on the Place de l'Horloge square, the vibrant centre of the old city with its theatre and numerous cafes. Close by is the Palais des Papes, or Palace of the Popes, incorporating the International Convention Centre. All in all, this hotel is the ideal place to discover the charms of the city and make the most of your visit to Avignon. ... more   less 
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