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“Poor location for those with a car”
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Hotel Garlande
Ranked #1 of 69 Hotels in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Poor location for those with a car”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I had made reservations at Hotel Garlande because of the excellent reviews. My companion and I had rented a car and were planning to use Avignon as a base to tour Provence. While we knew that the hotel was a couple of blocks from the parking lot, we were not prepared for how far we would have to take our luggage and also the fact that our first floor room was up a steep flight of steps. We were dismayed by the strategic difficulties and transferred to a wonderful hotel just outside the walls with a modern bathroom, seating area, balcony and underground parking. So this review is not so much a negative commentary on the hotel itself (the room would have been adequate if nothing special) as a recommendation that anyone with a car stay somewhere else. .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Chemille-sur-Indrois, France
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed here in June 2014 and found the room very clean, well stocked with everything needed, the fold out bed has perhaps seen better days but oK for a child. Our hosts were so helpful with recommendations for walking tours, restaurants and everything, couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating. Our kids rated the breakfasts the best of our whole trip!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Wayland, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I thought we had made a terrible error. The hotel was on a tiny street that taxis at busy hours couldn't reach. The desk was closed from noon till 2 and a secret code necessary to enter. What on earth had we gotten ourselves into. But then we arrived at the normally closed hours. The delightful owner of this family run hotel greeted us and suggested a detailed touring schedule. Assembling and storing our bikes was no problem. The rooms in this seventeenth centuy building were much larger than I expected, quiet and cool. Breakfast was rounded out with home made yogurt and jams and fussed over by the owners. Their attentivness made this stay a delight.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I stayed in the triple room on the second floor. The room was a bit disappointing for the price. The bathroom was tiny and the (not much bigger) room slightly "worn", although the beds were comfortable. We could hear the occupants of the next room, though there was little noise from the street. The breakfast was adequate but nothing special for the price. The owners sent us to several local restaurants which were OK, but again nothing special. As other reviewers have stated, the location is excellent - very central but just outside of the noisy, central square. The location bumps the experience from 3 to 4 stars because the convenience of being able to walk everywhere - we walked to and from the TGV station as well - was terrific.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed here for 2 quick nights in a non-descript room and felt I should write a quick review. Pre-checkin with the owners was excellent, and they are very helpful with any questions you may have. Yes, it's located on a small walking only street, but had no problem finding it via both Google and via the taxi driver who saved us from the TGV station because the local train to the central station is so infrequent we found it to be a giant municipal expense joke, but that's another matter! At any rate, the location overall worked very well for sighseeing. with the only annoyance having to go to another hotel for a car pickup for a local tour.

Our room was at the back up a tight sprial stairwell. Fortunately the owner helped us, going up anyways. The room was mostly clean, and looked straight into another building. It was nice to have a small fridge in the closet, but we didnt like the noise that came straight thru the wall from perhaps another stairwell? Fortunately it's a small hotel so we werent bothered too many times by that noise. At least no traffic noise! The wifi worked not bad, and the breakfast was fairly good, but likely not worth the amount, which is kind of what we felt about the cost of the room after the 2 nights as well. No reflection upon the owners as they were friendly throughout.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Most hotels are reviewed on the quality of the room, the location, and the breakfast. On all of these categories, Hotel Garlande excels. It is a the historic center of Avignon, a wonderful walking city. Our room was clean and adequate and the morning breakfasts were great, including the best yogurt we found on our trip to France.

But what is so special about this hotel is the owner, Emanuele. She brings and extra care and attention by connecting with her guests and offering her help with your visit. Some other hotels we had, it was just check in, get the key, here is your room mentality. That is not so for Emanuele. She wants to know how she can help make your stay and visit a good one.

For me that meant a lot because I was very sick when we stayed at Hotel Garlande for two nights. I had a fever and spent the days sleeping in our room. Finally when I asked about seeing a doctor, Emanuele sent me to her own doctor just a few blocks away. The experience was positive, I got antibiotic for an infection and started to recover for the train trip to Paris.

Sorry I didn't get to see the sights in Avignon but I am grateful for a caring, warm hotel owner. That makes a difference!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in this hotel. You pay for the location as opposed to the actual room we found. Emmanuelle looked after us very well, and gave us plenty of help finding the place when we got lost! We checked in late afternoon during a busy time and were given a room next to the street on the ground floor. We spent a good while killing the many flies in the room, and emmanuelle gave us a plug in for the few mozzies.

She gave us a top notch dinner recommendation - lifetime best foie gras (husband still talking about it!).

I wouldn't go against recommending this hotel, but would say its expensive in comparison with other hotels in a much better state. The room was tired and a bit dark and dingy...in need of renovation. The owners are renovating the whole place in the winter, which is fab. I think for us, we had just stayed in an incredible B&B for the same amount the night prior, but as I said....location location!! If you book this hotel, for the price you'll pay, request a room NOT on the ground floor. The owners are lovely.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Garlande
Address: 20 rue Galante, 84000, Avignon, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Avignon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Avignon
#3 Family Hotel in Avignon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avignon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garlande 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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