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“A bad choice”
Review of Bastide du Cours

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Bastide du Cours
Ranked #49 of 74 Aix-en-Provence B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This hotel was a great disappointment. The hotel confirmed via email before our trip that we had booked a Superior Double Room which was a room with a balcony and lounge, however they did not give us this room when we arrived we were put in a classic double (basic) room. When we asked for the room we booked they told us that they had given it to someone else and that there was no difference in the room types at all, even though we paid for what was called a Superior Double Room which was more expensive than a Classic Room. Their justification was that the rate was very good and that the room they gave us was fine. The owner was also very rude and unapologetic.
The hotel rooms overlook a garden and a noisy kitchen which stay open until quite late and opens early again as the restaurant is at the front of the hotel on the busy main street.
There was no food or drink in the mini bar at all. The light fittings were falling apart, the toilet flusher was broken and there is no stand up shower, only a bath with a hand held shower which you have to hold while you try to bathe.
The rooms looked far batter on the website than they did in reality. Generally the place is run down and messy with broken furniture dumped on the balcony which overhands the courtyard.
We were told the hotel parking was full and so had to park 3 blocks away and pay 30 euros (even though the hotel quoted a different price to this).
We could not wait to leave and forfeited our second night's stay to go early to our next destination. This is not worth it and was a stark contrast to the rest of the lovely and friendly places we stayed in France.

Room Tip: Don't choose any room they are all horrible
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

No stars but a great find. Really quiet even if you are street side. A bizarre place really but nicely furnished, big rooms and it has a small safe courtyard if you have bikes to keep overnight. All the rooms are different and you must be prepared for stairs. I would stay here again no problem.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

The location is perfect and the hotel itself a very pretty French boutique hotel. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with lovely bathrooms including a fabulous deep bath. The only disappointment was that the Deluxe Double Room is advertised as having a patio which it does not. However would definately stay here again as it has such a lovely feel and the staff, especially Alex, were very helpful.

Stayed: October 2015
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

What can I say. Lovely, enormous room. There seemed to be 2 blocks for the rooms. One block behind the restaurant and another just above the restaurant. The rooms were very elegant and beautiful and the slight shabbiness just added to their charm. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Aircon was great in the heatwave! Lovely breakfast in the restaurant which set us up for the day. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

A bit odd to go through the restaurant to the hotel. Although a little faded, it was an excellent place to stay and good value for money. Very pleasant, helpful and friendly service. I was upgraded to a suite which had a view of the Cours. Bathroom had a jacuzzi and a hamman shower. Very clean room. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Bastide du Cours

Address: 43/45/47 Cours Mirabeau, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Aix-en-Provence
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Ranked #49 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Aix-en-Provence
Price Range: €81 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bastide du Cours 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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