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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely little hotel about 4 blocks from the central plaza area of Aix and 1 block from the lovely church. This area is perfect for walking and exploring, and we were there at Christmas market time, found some amazing things. Lots of restaurants in the area as well, very centrally located. The hotel itself is old-world in every sense, although...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stayed here three nights and very enyjobale - excellent location and very quiet. Hotel seems unaltered since 1920s if not earlier - added to its charm - indeed has been used as a film set. Breakfast fine, staff helpful, and reasonable.

1Thank RogeroLiverpool
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We arrived on a late flight and didnt get in til half 12 in the morning. I had informed the hotel of this in advance and they said that it was not a problem but didn't mention any additional charge, so I thought it was free. On arrival though, there was an additional "late check in charge" of 25 euro....

1Thank Eppie32
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small hotel is extremely well-situated in the old center of Aix, but just slightly away from all of the hubbub. It's a bit old-fashioned and grandmotherly, but the room was comfortable and reasonably priced. The manager was extremely helpful in offering places to see, where to walk around, where to get dinner, and he ordered a taxi for our...

1Thank NovaNYC
Blaricum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 October 2016

it was just as we expected, simple but clean in a very good location in the center. after looking at nr 1, hardly any window,we could fortunately change to nr 4 upstairs, beds are good, room clean and ok, considering the price of 79 euros . breakfast is for 9 euros rather minimal.

2Thank Mireille R
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This was the most expensive hotel I stayed in on my France trip and the worst. The receptionists were nice and friendly, but for the price, the rooms are very old fashioned and not very clean. After staying for one night, I tried canceling my second night I had booked for a couple days later for my way back up...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 17 May 2016

the very small group that I was with stayed here for 6 nights. the rooms are lovely, the beds are perfectly comfortable, the water pressure is xlnt and the location is EVERYTHING. Natalie takes a lot of pride in her presentation - fresh flowers, lovely original art work. No Complaints

Thank bogord
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 April 2016

It was a rare treat to stay in this classic historic hotel, with its fine architecture, romantic decor and 'old world' charm. Our room was extremely comfortable in all ways, quite beautiful, really. The Cardinal is perfectly located to explore Aix-en-Provence on foot.

Thank trekdigest
Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The hotel is in a good area, almost across the street from the Granet Museum and very close to many restaurants,bistros, bakeries and shops. For the price, it is fine. The decor is tired looking and things could use spiffing up. Our bathroom was odd with a very low ceiling which made showering difficult. Fast Wifi. The air conditioner wasn't...

1Thank georgiajan2015
Benghazi, Libya
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A perfectly fine place to rest your head as you explore Aix and the rest of Provence. Clean, affordable rooms. Location is fantastic for walking to the main street and wandering around the old city. No need to pay extra for the breakfast, there are tons of places around that serve petit dejeuner.

Thank Nathan T

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Welcome to the heart of Aix, city of water, city of art. Here in the Mazarin Quarter, just a few steps from the Cours Mirabeau, the Church of Saint John of Malta, the Four Dolphins Fountain and the Place de la Rotonde, Provence enchants its visitors with its noble vintage homes !!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cardinal

Address: 24 rue Cardinale, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
Region: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Aix-en-Provence
Price Range: €72 - €118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Cardinal Hotel Aix En Provence
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Aix-en-Provence
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“not nr 1 too dark , we only stayed in nr 4 afterwards , on the streetside, ok”
 of 5 bubbles mireilleroell, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the front - you get a small narrow balcony that overlooks the charming street”
 of 5 bubbles bogord, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Basic hotel - good price - excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles Momentstoremeber, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a modern bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles williambX2584AQ, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Get a suite if you can, but if you can't, don't be scared off by the double room! It's lovely and spacious enough and incredible value.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahcQ4483PY, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
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