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“Scenic location, barely acceptable accomadations” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Talloires
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Scenic location, barely acceptable accomadations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. I had a double room with a view of the alps to the rear of the hotel. I was not thrilled with this room. This place really needs remodeled, the furniture was cheap and the wall paper/decorations weren't looking so good. Worst, the main room light was a bare fluorescent tube light over the window that made the place look and feel like a hot sheet hotel. Breakfast (5euro) was OK but not fantastic. Hotel staff was sufficiently helpful. Overall I felt that this place was a poor value (160 euro/night) but I'm not sure you are going to find anything cheaper in over priced Talloires. A room with a balcony may be better but I hate to think what the rate will be. Talloires is a stunning location but be ready to pay top dollar for food/lodging with very limited choices. The area is really setup for people to drive in, public transportation is present but limited.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bionano
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Stayed at the Hotel le Lac for 4 nights to explore the lake Anneccy area. The hotel is nicely positioned for everything. It has a lovely pool (very cold) and plenty of sun loungers. I was dissapointed with our room as l had paid for a lake view but l could just about see the lake through the trees ( a mere glimpse). The room was very dated and the bed was very uncomfortable (very thin matress with no support) and the pillow was awful, foam filled and very thin. Also the shower had no screen or curtain, hence the bathroom got flooded everytime we took a shower. Breakfast was a fairly good buffet and it could be taken in the attractive garden. We enjoyed our trip but l did notsleep well due to the bed, would not stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Angie058
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Hampshire
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51 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

The Hotel Le Lac is tired and smells musty! We booked three nights in June 2012 but when we arrived, we noticed certain shabbiness about the exterior – all shutters closed and it wasn’t a hot day! First impressions and all that! When we entered the reception we noticed a strange musty smell which may have been the drains, dampness or just a lack of cleanliness. It was very unpleasant!
The route to the room through dark corridors was like walking through an unwelcoming space – maybe like a lunatic asylum or care home for older people that is not run professionally. Anyway, it was horrible! The room had a good balcony view but the furnishings, bathroom; bed etc. all needed urgent replacement. The carpet was like a rough rope type material that would have been very uncomfortable in your bare feet.
We complained to reception and said we could not stay in such conditions, particularly the seeming lack of cleanliness indicated by the musty smell. Also, the restaurant was closed which was not obvious from the hotel’s website.
We had stayed at Le Lac in 1994 and it was a good hotel with an excellent restaurant – now it was tired, shabby, uncomfortable and unwelcoming! I don’t think the hotel has been refurbished in all the time since we first stayed there as colour schemes were the same, except now much faded and deteriorated plus those horrible bedroom carpets!
Despite our complaints the hotel refused to refund our one night’s deposit (Euros 124) which did not go down well but we certainly could not stay in such an environment so we left.
Our advice is “Don’t even consider staying at Le Lac and certainly don’t leave a deposit until you’ve seen the place!”

Room Tip: Try Hotel Les Grillons at Angon, just down the road - very clean, completely refurbished and an exce...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank swindphi
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

I stayed here for two nights on my travels around France. As a lone female I felt incredibly safe and welcome.

The hotel was much nicer than I had anticipated and very close to the beautiful lake. Annecy is just a bus ride, or boat trip on the boat-bus) although both are infrequent and finish relatively early.

The room was small but fine for one person with a very comfortable double bed and lots of storage. The bathroom was clean and had a great shower. The staff were very polite and helpful. I didn't eat at the hotel, choosing to try a lakeside restaurant which was fantastic, and recommended by the hotel and otherwise I bought from the supermarket less than 5 mins away. All in all, a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hannah1718
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Blackpool
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Spacious tastefully furnished hotel in a lovely lake side position
Satisfactory breakfast but very limited dinner menu(only two choices) with small portions, expensive and not particularly appetising. We found it necessary to purchase food outside the hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank WilcockBlackpool
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Essex, England
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143 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Stayed for 3 nights in a 4th floor room with a balcony and a good view of the lake. The hotel itself is a bit dated, but has clearly been renovated and redecorated quite recently. The rooms are of a good size, well furnished and plenty of storage space. Separate bathroom (with bath) and toilet. The bed was large and comfortable. Decoration good. Small balcony, but large enough for a table and three chairs and with good views across the lake. No tea or coffee making facilities in room. Slimline TV in room.
The Hotel lift is a bit small and could really only take 2 people - however have to say that this was not a problem during our stay.
Staff were pleasant and helpful and all spoke English.
Hotel not actually on lake, but within appx 100mtrs. of nice grassed area next to Lake where you can swim - suprisingly warm ! There is also a nice pool at the Hotel.
Plenty of car parking available at the Hotel during our stay.
We ate in the restaurant for 2 evening meals and were quite impressed with the quality and service.
Talloires is probably one of the nicest places to stay around the Lake and the small town is off the main lakeside road and thus quite quiet.
We paid 130 Euros per night which would appear a bit expensive, but this is a premium price area and seemed to be in line with prices at other hotels in the area.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Niel01
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London
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

Talloires is incredibly beautiful but very expensive so although E150 for a basic room seems expensive, you have to put this in context of the exhorbitant prices being charged by LAuberge du Pere Bise, L'Abbaye etc..
The welcome was fine, the staff are very friendly and helpful.
We had a twin with a balcony and a view of the lake and were able to have breakfast on the balcony which was great. The room had been refurbished not too long ago, but the decor was not very inspiring. The bathroom had the cheapest looking tiles, baths, sinks and showers I have ever seen (except in hospitals), there was no shower screen or curtain so masses of room for improvement there. Plenty of cupboard space and the room was blissfully quiet at night.
We had lunch at the hotel. The setting is nice with a shady courtyard by the pool, the food was however quite disappointing: it was my mother's birthday and I had not realised or rather not been told that there was only a fixed menu and no a la carte offerings. I guess this is because most of the guests take on the demi pension option but it would have been nice to have known so we could have gone somewhere else. At 29E it wasnt exhorbitant but not cheap given the simplicity of the offering. The food was OK, wine not cheap but good, and the waitress delightful.
Anone thinking of going to Talloires: you need a car. There are only infrequent buses and boats into Annecy, the countryside is stunning, there are plenty of restaurants around the lake.
So overall not a bad option but wouldnt go out of my way to stay or eat there.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony and a view of the lake which has been recently refurbished
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AnneDAntigny
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Property: Hotel du Lac
Address: 40 rue Andre Theuriet, 74290 Talloires, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Talloires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Talloires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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