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“Cheap and Fairly Cheerful”
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La Cloche
Ranked #7 of 11 Gap B&B and Inns
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“Cheap and Fairly Cheerful”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We wanted to stay in or near Gap on the second overnight of our journey from the West of England to Northern Italy. Decision made en route, so no booking ahead or TripAdvisor. Couldn't find the only hotel that interested us in the Michelin, so parked the car and eventually found our way down an alley to old-town Gap. Owner of a bar we had a drink in pointed us to La Cloche, which we finally found over a small bar/restaurant on one of the small squares. It was extremely basic, with rooms up a tortuous circular staircase on the second floor.

All was pretty clean and the double bed (plus a single one) was reasonably comfortable, although bolsters rather than pillows are not our first choice. En suite shower room, with lots of hot water, fairly thin towels, and small soaps and shampoo sachets. Think there was a phone and I did try the TV, following the hand written instructions. The channels I found were all French (no CNN or BBC here!) and then it suddenly froze and I wasn't able to unfreeze it even the next morning.

Lots of pretty interesting restaurants in the old part of town. Mostly geared to tourists, both French and foreign, but service was good wherever we went, and of course our feeble attempts at French were generally appreciated.

Not sure how comfortable or quiet it would be over a busy night, or in hot weather, but it served its purpose very well. Madame was very pleasant and I'm sure we could have had a decent basic breakfast in the bar, but we had to retrieve our car before parking charges kicked in.

Would definitely try to find an alternative if in Gap for an overnight again, but I wouldn't turn it down if necessary.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chambery, France
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

The hotel is a bar-restaurant in the centre of town. It has no parking of its own but is close to a pay car park, maximum stay 24hrs, max cost 8.20 euros. Free street parking may also be available nearby.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. Some English spoken.

The rooms are on the 2nd floor and there is no lift, so it is not suitable for anyone with poor mobility. They are clean but very basic. They have a phone and a TV but no hairdryer and the staff were not able to supply one. They have a small en-suite with shower, basin and WC. The room temperature was comfortable.

In spite of its convenient central location it was quiet at night (though this might not be the case in summer).

Rooms cost 46 euros, with continental breakfast extra, at 5.50 per person.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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Property: La Cloche
Address: 2 Place Alsace Lorraine, 05000 Gap, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Hautes-Alpes > Gap
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Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Gap
Number of rooms: 68

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