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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..

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 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... More 

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Sussex, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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!

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Reviewed 8 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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Guirec M, Gérant at Hotel Francois 1er, 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... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We have stayed at this hotel previously, but it has been upgraded recently. It was a delightful shabby chic hotel, but has been given a pop art make over. Its good value for money, very clean and welcoming and wonderfully central.

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Thank Lesley291
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Each room was dedicated to some-or-other musical near-legend. A large picture of them towers over your bed setting the required standard of behavior. Musicians are mostly wild men and women remember! I got into the spirit of it and looked Charlie up on the internet. I suppose we were lucky to get the Charlie Winston rather than the Keith Moon.... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very close to the sea in La Rochelle, this hotel is in a lovely neighbourhood. The room I stayed in was pleasant, if a bit small. Breakfast was quite nice, but not outstanding. A graffiti of Jim Morrison on the wall just outside my room did freak me out to begin with, but then maybe it has something to do... More 

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Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Hotel has a good location but.... On arrival we were not told the hotel had no hot water, therefore we were left for over 2 hours unable to shower. Not the best situation when you have just cycled 70 km!! Staff were not helpful or sympathetic.

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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

Address: 15 Bazoges Street, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Price Range: $111 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Francois 1er 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Rooms on the second floor have lovely views”
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