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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Located between the rail station & Vieux Port this hotel is bang on for a stay in La Rochelle but unfortunately for us, this, & the hotel staff were it's only redeeming features. Our first floor room with a small balcony overlooking Avenue General de Gaulle was badly decorated, the door to the tiny bathroom hit the toilet when opened....

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Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Although this was last year we visited I would definitely stay there again. We were there for a week and couldn't fault the place. They never even laughed, out loud anyway, at my attempts to speak French. The room was spotless with a nice balcony, the staff very friendly and breakfast, which obviously was continental, was always refilled promptly. There...

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Stayed here one night when out flight was cancelled. It has a great central position and most of the central La Rochelle attractions are a short walk away. The decor is a little out of date but everything is clean, the rooms are relatively large and the beds were comfortable. We had a nice balcony to sit out on and...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 April 2016

It's a basic hotel close to city center and railway station, clean rooms, helpful staff. All the places to visit in the city are within walking distance. On the dark side: few parking spots, small shower stall, almost inexisting wifi. On the bright side: breakfast in the morning is a really good value for the price, excellent!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We originally booked just 2 nights but extended to 5 because this is a very nice hotel very well situated in a lovely town. Situated overlooking both a park and the harbour, the comfortable rooms are a good size and have a wardrobe and comfortable bed and the soft towels are welcome. The staff are all very friendly and helpful....

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Skibbereen, Ireland
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was our second time staying at this hotel and booking on line this time made it cheaper. I have rated it very good as it is such a good location as well as having good beds and bathrooms. The location is fantastic within walking distance of everything. Don't bother with paying for breakfast when you can do much better...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Excellent location short walk from train station and town centre. Staff very helpful spoke excellent English. Rooms comfortable with a nautical theme the bed was good and had a balcony overlooking the park. Breakfast was excellent value and could be eaten on the terrace. We would return to this hotel and recommend to friends and family.

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Paris
Reviewed 23 June 2015

You can no longer leave your luggage at the railway station at La Rochelle. A bookstore, La Planete Bleue, initially jumped into the left luggage gap, but this place no longer answers its phone. Currently, Acceuil at the Gare de La Rochelle tells desperate travelers that they can leave luggage at Hotel Les Gens de Mer. It costs 3 euros...

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mumbai
Reviewed 4 February 2015

My experience here is very bad. Only location is the strength (rail SNCF station). Its an old hotel and urgely needs renovation. Its loaded with patchy basic fixtures and accessories, forget of "deco" it can only disappoint, one can go to a simple ibis or kyriad even if they are uniform all over but will give cleaner and neat product,...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We stayed as a trio of middle aged chaps for one night in this two star hotel. I have stayed in three stars that are not as good! The hotel was about 150 metres from the railway station - a great building and worth a look! The lady on reception was most helpful and welcoming and allocated our quickly. We...

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Additional Information about Les Gens de Mer

Address: 20 avenue du General de Gaulle, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Price Range: ₹ 3,209 - ₹ 7,032 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Les Gens de Mer 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Rooms at the rear seem larger”
 of 5 bubbles 197andyn, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a view on to the street but there was hardly any noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Marxistmags, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing to the front have a balcony but more road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MissHoneychurch1908, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“upper floors and in normal passage and not staircase passage.”
  • wardrobe: shower cabin is behind = its ventilation in wardrobe ??
  • Open WC joints
  • open plumbing to shower cabin
  • Torn bed cover
 of 5 bubbles IndianTravelLover, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Overlooking the park is probably quiter”
 of 5 bubbles dermottq, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
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