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Hotel Francois 1er Urban Style

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stylish, clean and friendly. Reasonable rates and convenient location, ticked all the boxes I required. Very good shower, comfortable bed in a contemporary room. One tip if traveling by car, book a parking spot. I didn't and the smallish car park was full, luckily we managed to grab a spot just outside.

Thank Jon W
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd confirmed prior to arrival that the hotel could provide a safe and secure place for our bicycles - this was located in the hotel car park in front of a store room with a clear 'no parking' sign in front of it ie the parking bay was unsuitable for cars. On checking out I was requested to pay €12.00/day...

Thank FreoOz
Eze, France
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very friendly at the desk. The room was recently refurbished and very pleasant. It was rather surprising to find the bathroom as part of (and visible from) the bedroom with a hanging chain screen between them but this all works well and looks good. The bed was very comfortable. Plenty of choice for breakfast. The hotel has its own parking...

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Thank denisrpenman
St Jean D'angely
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We used to visit the hotel a lot under it's previous owners,now fresh blood has brought with it a complete refurbishment and a new modern theme. A love of rock music is evident along with modern photographs of an era some will remember well. Rooms are simple but sufficient ,service is attentive and as always this has to be one...

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Thank Peter P
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent a great weekend in La Rochelle. Lovely old port with lovely restaurants and bars. Stayed in Hotel Francois 1er. A charming hotel situated in the Center of the town with all the attractions within walking distance. Very comfortable and clean with friendly and helpful staff. Will be back..

Thank Dave M
Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed for a week in October. Hotel was in a great location, close to all amenities. The staff were great and very helpful. The room was spacious and artistically designed. The bed was very comfortable. We loved the art and musical theme of the hotel with lots of fascinating objects of interest. The breakfast was good. The experience overall...

Thank _doolanmj
Sussex, England
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Really friendly and efficient hotel in the old part of La Rochelle with it's own secure parking, The rooms were a reasonable size and the view over the old roof tops was lovely. Would stay here again - definitely!

Thank AndreaSussex_England
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After a horrendous journey we arrived in the early hours of the morning, a lot later than expected. There was a lovely young guy on reception who made us very welcome. Our room was very modern with great art work , and I think the bed was probably the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Breakfast was a continental buffet...

1Thank Louise H
Loire Valley
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed for 3 nights in August with two rooms on second floor. Clean and tidy, welcoming staff who were very helpful - with all our questions and requests being answered quickly and efficiently. Location was great, quiet and away from the crowds but a couple of minutes from bustling markets, shops and the old port - with restaurants closeby, parking...

2Thank loireexpat
Guirec M, Gérant at Hotel Francois 1er Urban Style, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this comment about our hotel. Indeed, the staff is available to customers for referrals at best in its choice of restaurants, attractions and entertainment to make the stay as pleasant as possible. The Hotel is located in the old city center which enables this proximity sought by our clients. Hope to see you soon in...

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Located in the center of La Rochelle, at walking distance from the points of interest, this hotel is the wonderful blend of a XVth century building and Pop Art. We have spent a great week end in a friendly place. Highly recommended.

1Thank alinerockxxxx

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a building of the XVI century, the Urban Style Francois Ier Hotel is situated in the heart of the historic quarter of La Rochelle, 5 minutes walk from the Old Port and local market. This charm hotel is unique on its sector. Here blow the spirit of the stone and the music. Its 36 rooms open on the universe of a known or emergent artist. In a quiet and serene atmosphere, join the expression of the music, the cinema, the painting, the street art and the photography. Urban Style Francois Ier Hotel offers comfortable rooms, for 1 to 5 people, all equipped with satellite television and Canal +; Two of them are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, a public Internet connection in the lobby, a breakfast buffet, a 24-hour front desk and a private parking available by reservation. The hotel is in the center of the town and is within walking distance of the beach, parks, several shops, restaurants and lively bars. The Francois Ier Hotel is also close to attractions such as the Aquarium, which is a 15 minutes walk or accessible by bus. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Francois 1er Urban Style

Address: 15 rue Bazoges, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Price Range: ₹ 5,425 - ₹ 13,240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Francois 1er Urban Style 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Check bicycle storage costs, room 14 tiny”
FreoOz, 14 May 2017 | Read review
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AndreaSussex_England, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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