This hotel is an ideal location, within walking distance to all attractions in Avignon, the Centre Gare, and the Viking River cruise dock. Special kudos to Tony, working the front desk. Super helpful with the map and recommendations.
A few comments:
- There's construction going on the main road facing the hotel. There's no noise, but traffic may be disrupted.
- If you have a car, you are better off choosing this hotel instead of a hotel within the city walls, as it would be extremely difficult to drive a car there.
- Frequently Accor Hotels have lousy (or turned off) A/C, but this hotel's worked great, even during the unexpected warm weather in September.
- As others have mentioned, the shower set-up is weird. I found it difficult to figure out how to turn it on correctly.
- The pool looked clean and inviting. The bar, on the other hand, looked cold and sterile, not appealing.
- Apparently, this hotel is a popular overnight stop for bus tours. Since the tour groups depart early in the morning, be aware that the breakfast buffet area will be a madhouse before their departure. No matter how hard the breakfast room staff worked, they found it hard to keep up with the hungry hoards. My tip is to check the tour group's schedule (usually posted by the elevator) and eat breakfast right after they leave.
- If you are boarding a Viking River cruise, this hotel is located close to where your ship will be docked. After our check out, we walked with our luggage from the hotel to the ship. It wasn't a super easy walk, but it could be done if you had to. Frankly, if I had to do it again, I'd take a taxi.
If we ever return to Avignon, I would definitely consider staying here again.
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