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Hotel le Medieval
Ranked #25 of 69 Hotels in Avignon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Find And A Great Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2009

This was a great little spot with an enthusiastic staff, especially Mike (who spoke great English). The room was clean and overlooked a cool little courtyard. Quiet area but close to everything. I definitely had a great experience here. The in-room , free WiFi was a big plus.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2009

We spent a week at the Hotel le Medieval in April, and we truly enjoyed our stay. In fact, we are planning to return. The staff, especially Mike, are very friendly and were very helpful with sightseeing, restaurant reservations, taxis, and the like. The hotel is well located, only a short walk to the Palace of the Popes and other historic sights. The hotel is close to several nice restaurants which are cheaper and higher quality than the ones at Place de l'Horloge. The hotel is also near Les Halles, the city market, which is a must see for American tourists. Check out the variety of both fresh seafood and cheese in the market. We often made a meal of items purchased there.

As far as the hotel itself is concerned, prospective guests should keep in mind that this hotel is a two-star establishment by the French rating system. The rooms are clean, and our was quiet, but the rooms are spartan. For example, there was not nearly enough storage space to allow us to unpack. Also, if you choose a room with a shower (as opposed to a bathtub), the shower and the rest of the bathroom may be very small. At least ours was. On the other hand, our room had a stove and refrigerator at no extra charge. The lobby was smail, but there is a separate reading room with library. The continental breakfast was good and the breakfast room was cheery enough. However, I would recommend taking breakfast at one of the cafes nearby. However, the hotel serves breakfast on Sunday, when the cafes are closed.

If you are driving, I agree with some of the other reviewers that the Hotel le Medieval can be hard to find. You are not likely to stumble across it by driving around the neighborhood. Study the map or take a taxi.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank bluecato
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2008

We stayed at hotel medieval for one night. I would recommend the hotel if you are just passing through avignon for a night but I wouldn’t want to stay longer then that. The location is very good. And the price is right. Easy walking distance from the train station and close to shopping, restaurants and sights. Also the staff are quite friendly. The hotel common areas are nice but the room is not that welcoming. The décor is outdated and because of the dark flooring and dim lighting the room just didn’t feel that comfortable. Also the bathroom, though it was clean and had a bathtub, had a funny mildew smell. I think just from dampness. I had to keep the door open while I was in there because of the smell. In terms of food we ate at o sole mio which is a pizza place down the street. The two of us shared a huge pizza and salad, both were very good and affordable. To visit the palais des papes we went on a Sunday and it was free which saved us close to 20€. I don’t know at what dates they allow free entry but worth checking out.

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  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2008

OK I'll be honest, tried to stay at the Hotel D' Europe but the only affordable rooms had gone, ran around panicking that I'd left it too late and all rooms were gone (French Bank Hols) found Medieval by chance in this Maze of a town.

Met by delightful front of house manager with the most English of accents on his perfect French.

Very amenable and helpful as was his opposite number the next day.

Room was fine, breakfast was a little disappointing, I should have gone to a local bar as I usually do.

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  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2008

Extremely pleasant staff with excellent English and manner, fantastic location right in the centre of the beautiful city of Avignon. The hotel itself it in a really lovely building that was once a cardinal's palace. The courtyard and entrance are really 3 star, or perhaps even more. The room itself was a real disappointment. Very 70's decor. The air con was extremely noisy, and we couldn't really keep the window open because of the noise from the apartments opposite - loud TV and throwing up. Not ideal. If the owners could just update the rooms they'd have a really splendid hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

A friend and I needed a room for only one night as we were returning from the South of France on our way to Geneve. Michael was extremely helpful and friendly on check in and asked if we'd like to see the room first. It was small as is usually the case for 2 star European hotels, but clean and had ample closets and the bathroom was large by European standards. There is no lift and we were on the 2nd (European) floor. We decided to have the breakfast and it was much larger, a bagette, croissant, cereal, yogurt, coffee etc and the attendant was pleasant. If you know Avignon, Hotel le Medieval is located on a narrow street only a few short blocks from the main square Place de l'Horloge (with lots of overpriced tourist restaurants, near the carousel) . You should eat at a really wonderful restaurant L'epicerie on Place Saint Pierre. Ask for directions. We felt Hotel de Medieval was a very good value.

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  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Lucia48
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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2008

We stayed in Hotel Medieval for two nights after booking a room the night before (we got real lucky to get a room as the theater festivel was in full swing) We got a double with shower for 76 euros per night.

Rooms were nice except for dim lighting and a briefly noisy neighbor across the alley. (It was only a daytime issue but get a courtyard room if you can't stand any noise.) Above-average room size and big closets.

Hotel has nice character as it was an old cardinals Mansion once. Breakfast service was average.

Front Desk service was above average for Europe as they were helpful and friendly.

No Elevator available but this only is an issue for disabled people as hotel only had 4 floors. Adds character in a way I think.

Parking is available in a nearby lot but driving in Avignon is a nightmare beyond anything I ever experienced. It is a pedestrian city that is very car-unfriendly (a good thing for tourists) so take the train or bus here.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel le Medieval
Address: 15 rue de la Petite Saunerie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Avignon
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 69 Hotels in Avignon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel le Medieval 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Love old buildings and history? Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned room in our house of the sixteenth century, in the heart of the old city of Avignon, near the Pope's Palace. Serviced by a monumental and 3 floors (there is no elevator) staircase, all rooms are equipped with full bathrooms, WC, flat screen TV, air conditioning and free WiFi. For an extended stay, booking the room with kitchenette (minimum 3 nights). Municipal pay parking 200 meters from the hotel with discount. Motorcycle parking and free on-site bicycle (subject to availability). ... more   less 
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