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“Oct 2008 review- Highly recommended” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel de France

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Hotel de France
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Evian-les-Bains
Certificate of Excellence
Borders, Scotland
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70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Oct 2008 review- Highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2008

Excellent value. Clean and comfortable. Picturesque location. Excellent facilities. Nice staff.

We booked this hotel for a one night stay during a trip to France and Italy. The hotel is situated near Lake Leman (Lake Geneva) on the French side. Although the hotel is advertised as a 2 star- it is very comfortable, clean and perfect for a short or long stay.

The hotel is perfectly situated- very close to the Lake. (Rooms at the front look over a very pretty square with view to the water. Evian, obviously famous for mineral water is a very clean, picturesque town, with plenty of shops, markets and cafes to visit. The lake is beautiful, and the town is safe and friendly to walk around at night.

Many restaurants are nearby from lo- to high budget. And there are plentiful cafe-bars, shops, gift shops and clothes

The Receptionist spoke excellent English (handy if you have rusty French) and the rooms were clean- comfortable, with good bathroom facilities. No drinks facilities were in the room, but you can easily step outside- and best to do so as the scenery is lovely.

There is easy access from the 3rd floor to the back of the hotel, to the free parking and to the source of the water where you can fill up as many bottles as you like!

** TIP** You cannot access the front of the hotel by car- there is a parking area and nearby public car park at the rear. Leave your car here and check in.**

Breakfast was included and was very good- usual continental breakfast, very well presented with fresh and hot pastries, tea, cerals, meats, yoghurts etc. Again staff were very friendly. Nice (small) garden at the back- and very accessible.

**TIP** Most of the shops close on a Monday!

Highly recommended, very good value for money and would visit again.

  • Liked — location and setting
  • Disliked — 2 stars could be 3 stars!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Roses
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53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2007

We stayed at the "Hotel de France" only one night.
The hotel is located in the middle of the Rue Nacionale, in front of the square that gets directly at the Leman Lake.
Our bedroom was small, but correctly equiped, with a window overlooking at the back garden.
Car park in the back, no extra charge. You need the map provided by the hotel to find it.
We didn't get the breakfast ( 8 euro p/person), we had breakfast at a "boulangerie" on the same street.

  • Liked — Good price, good situation.
  • Disliked — Small room, expensive breakfast.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank lidi
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2007

Booke over Expedia. Parking not on site as advertised and took me 30 mintues to find. Staff do speak English but not friendly. Internet is Free but limited access; they will ask you how many hours do you want? You could get better price in the Contenetial Hotel near by; but, no parking.

Stayed October 2007
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2007

My husband and I stayed here for 3 days in February, just before the Hotel closed for a week. The hotel is basic, but spotless, with super service and friendly staff. We had a large double room overlooking the garden at the back of the hotel with a huge bathroom - well equipped with hairdrier and goodies. We had a TV in the room. The bonus with this hotel is that it has its own private car park at the back (no charge), and the front entrance is right on Rue Nationale. We did not have the buffet breakfast as we prefer to go and have breakfast out at one of the local tearooms. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Liked — Its position, the car park, it had a lift
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2005

i was last there in 2002.first time in a two star so was unsure what to expect.was pleasantly surprised. the room was very clean and a nice size.the bath had a towel heater,no shower,hair dryer.the room had a tv but no fridge.the hotel doesnt serve dinner but did have a breakfast room.the road in which the hotel is is very touristy(souvenirs/photo/snack bars) so there are many resturants and a supermarket is close by (a bit hidden). breakfast was tiny: two french style baguettes jam and butter, juice, coffe,tea or hot chocolate,but served in a friendly way. they had a computer in the lobby with internet access (not free). i liked it and would stay again..

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Additional Information about Hotel de France

Property: Hotel de France
Address: 59 rue Nationale, 74500, Evian-les-Bains, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Evian-les-Bains
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Evian-les-Bains
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,123 - ₹ 5,955
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de France 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Evian les Bains, a charming residence built in 1859 on the ancient site of the Ducs of Savoy castle... The Hotel de France in Evian, 2 stars hotel in the city center, welcomes you in its large house. Admire the panoramic view on the lake Geneva, and taste the calm of the blooming garden next to a medieval tower, a remnant of the ancients city walls. Next to the casino and the Palais Lumière, the Hotel de France is the ideal starting point for a holiday to discover renowned spa of Evian and the surrounding area. ... more   less 
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