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Hotel balladins La Rochelle / Aytre

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I think maybe the hotel is undergoing a French refit ie...its going to take a while. We found it in the usual industrial estate location of these roadside hotels. You could smell the paint in the corridors.....The family room was brand new with one room with smart grey bunks and clean sheets, our room nice large modern double bed. Brand... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Pool is not in use - basically like a building sight with no water in there. Nothing like the pictures. Door of our room was locked shut couldn't open it from the inside or outside because it looked like the lock was put on backwards. Had to climb in and out of the window to access the room. Manager came... More 

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Travellers are raving about these Aytre hotels

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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Overall the pictures on their web-sight are nice, but their actual hotel is below standard. The on suite on the web was clean and nice, but the actual-on suite was a plastic cubical placed in the room with out any vents. The shower was leaking. When you shower the toilet seat would be soaked.The distance between the toilet and open... More 

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Terrible, open corridors directly into car park, no security. Dirty bedding, uncomfortable beds. Rooms need completely refurbishing. Window would not lock, curtains hanging off rail. Corridors being open to the outside were full of debris blown in by the wind. Pool looked dirty.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

.........and I admit my heart sank a little as we checked in. We'd travelled by car to La Rochelle for a couple of days look-around of the area and just wanted a basic, reasonable-cost hotel for two nights. Hotels in La Rochelle itself tend to the pricey as it's a popular tourist destination and a natural stop-off point for places... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

having made the mistake of reading reviews after making my booking, I agree that this hotel is basic, with small rooms, outside the town on an industrial estate next to a motorway. However, our room was spotlessly clean, freshly decorated and with a nice shower room. The pool was well maintained. The free wifi worked very well. Bed a good... More 

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We had to drive to the tourist office in La Rochelle in order get directions to this hotel as I'd forgotten to pack the GPS Navigator. It's located about 10 minutes from La Rochelle in Aytre driving in the direction of Poitiers. In an industrial estate, though quite a spacious one, it wasn't too difficult to find after being given... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Not used to motel type hotels so having a bedroom door opening to the outside world was disconcerting but the friendliness of the staff was reassuring. The room was spacious, (we were upgraded to a family room), clean and comfortable. Breakfast was plentifull and varied, (not English of course). excellent value for money.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Our Sat Nav was on strike and we found this place horrendously difficult to find. We actually were near it once but turned around as we did not expect it to be situated at the far end of an industrial estate hugging the motorway. That said, the staff were very polite and helpful, the bed was comfortable and the room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Good, clean and basic accommodation close to La Rochelle and beaches. Good value for money, as when looking for accommodation in La Rochelle itself, it seemed quite pricey. There is a swimming pool here which we didn't use, but would be good for keeping kids entertained. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was basic and buffet style, although perhaps slightly... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
10 minutes from the centre of La Rochelle and the Aquarium and 15 minutes from the Ile de Re, the balladins hotel is ideal for business trips or holidays. Visit the port of La Rochelle and its three famous towers, which are all that remains of the medieval maritime fortifications. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel balladins La Rochelle / Aytre

Address: 25 rue Blaise Pascal | ZA Belle Aire Nord, 17440 Aytre, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > Aytre
Price Range: €36 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel balladins La Rochelle / Aytre 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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“Go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 309aswind, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms looked the same. We asked for a change of room due to mattress, but the second one we got was just the same.”
 of 5 bubbles DisappointedBigstyle, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Request a pool side room as they face away from the motorway.”
 of 5 bubbles peediewife, 6 Sep 2013 | Read review
“As there are no lifts, try and get a room on the ground or first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Candoguy, 1 Aug 2012 | Read review
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