Hotel Francois 1Er - La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime)

ex. Citotel Francois 1Er

13-15 Rue Bazoges, La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), France, 17000show map
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Overview

Comfort Hotel Francois 1Er is a grand venue in La Rochelle close to a museum, a temple and a cathedral.

The hotel lies within 15 minutes' walk of L'Espace Encan. Guests will find La Rochelle city center within a 10-minute walk from the property.

Set next to restaurants and an oceanarium, this hotel also offers a relaxation area and a library on site.

A 10-minute drive will take guests to Laleu airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 36 cozy rooms appointed with a minibar, heating, a laptop safe, multi-channel television and a work desk. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Artisan-Chocolatier and Sucre sale located within 5 minutes' walk away.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 7.50 per person per night. 

Services

There are a baggage storage, a safety deposit box and a car park provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 15 per day.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Meeting facilities

Business centre

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of cots in a room is 1.  Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Aquarium de La RochelleAquarium de La Rochelle2700 ft
La Rochelle Town HallLa Rochelle Town Hall400 ft
Geneviève LethuGeneviève Lethu400 ft
La Rochelle Train StationLa Rochelle Train Station3000 ft
La Rochelle Train StationLa Rochelle Train Station3000 ft
Parc Expo de La RochelleParc Expo de La Rochelle3300 ft
L'Espace EncanL'Espace Encan3300 ft
New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde)New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde)300 ft10 rue Fleuriau Hotel Fleuriau
Cathedrale St-Louis (La)Cathedrale St-Louis (La)500 ftPlace de Verdun
Musee des Beaux-ArtsMusee des Beaux-Arts500 ft28 rue Gargoulleau
Rue du PalaisRue du Palais600 ft La RochelleFrance
Le Bunker de La RochelleLe Bunker de La Rochelle800 ft8 rue des Dames
Musee d'Orbigny BernonMusee d'Orbigny Bernon900 ft2 rue Saint Come
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Artisan-ChocolatierArtisan-Chocolatier400 ft16 Rue Chaudrier
L'AmarantheL'Amaranthe700 ftBletterie 14
Cafe des ArtsCafe des Arts500 ft31 Rue Gargoulleau
Le JardinLe Jardin500 ft5 Bis Rue Gargoulleau
Palais de ChinePalais de Chine500 ft45 rue des Merciers
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La Rochelle UniversityLa Rochelle University1.3 mi
Fountaine PajotFountaine Pajot1.6 mi
RhodiaRhodia2.0 mi
Coutant AquariumsCoutant Aquariums2.2 mi
La SireneLa Sirene3.0 mi
Vieux PortVieux Port1800 ft La RochelleFrance
Musee GrevinMusee Grevin1300 ftCours des Dames, La Rochelle
Musee d\'histoire naturelle de La RochelleMusee d\'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle1600 ft28 rue Albert 1er
La CoursiveLa Coursive1700 ft4 rue Saint Jean du Perot, La Rochelle
Towers of La RochelleTowers of La Rochelle1900 ftVieux Port
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Getting around
Airports
Laleu (LRH)2.5 mi
Saint Agnant (RCO)20.4 mi
Train
La Rochelle Train Station3300 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  1416  reviews

Rating by category:

9.5
Location
9.0
Rooms
9.5
Service
8.5
Dining
  • 6.2
    Good

    Casual, clean and basic in a good central location for shops.

    Breakfast room was a bit dark and grim - like an old train station waiting room. But it was fine and coffee and croissants were good.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The Comfort Hotel François 1er is a 2-star hotel, so you get the usual 2-star trappings - rattling door handles, slightly grimy walls, small bedrooms (but the basic amenities were there and once we fixed the shower fittings it was all good). Fair enough! But, the staff were excellent and very attentive from the moment we arrived until we left. The François is in an excellent location in the old city, close to the port and its restaurants, bars and shops (and these days a good sat-nav will guide you easily through the one way system to the hotel's address), and the secure courtyard parking meant we didn't have to unpack the car. We enjoyed a good continental buffet breakfast and were back on the road sans fuss!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location, on site secure parking very useful, especially during Francofolies when parking is at a premium.

    Our room was a bit small but after all its only for sleeping in. No tea / coffee making

  • 7.0
    Very good

    This hotel is situated in the city centre, and has limited parking, it is therefore very convenient to all the facilities that La Rochelle offer. The parking facility is the main attraction of the hotel, which is situated in a quiet street, in a old building.As such repairs & maintainence always needs attention, and this hotel certainly does.We had a ground floor room, number 19, which was smallish, but adequate, the staff were first class, but the breakfast was very poor, little choice, and when compared with other hotels on this trip, and there were five, this was the least satisfying, but all charged 8 euro's per night, per person. If this hotel received the reguired attention, because of its location, it could increase its rating to 3 star, but it has some way to go.We have used this hotel group on other occasions, and our views on breakfast etc, has not fundementally changed.They appear fixed to a routine/price structure

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Comfortable clean room, secure parking, city centre position next door to old port.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Cental location with secure courtyard parking. Very spacious room in a classic building with character, Staff very pleasant, would recommend La Rochelle for short trip.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location was great, right around the corner from Place de Verdun (which is the main bus hub for the area - you can go to the Ile de Re and the airport from there),also reasonably close to train station and right in the centre of town. Just a few minutes to walk down to the Old Port and all it's restaurants, too!! Our room (221) had a fantastic view and was nice and airy, which was great as the hotel doesn't have air conditioning and I assume could get hot in the summer!! The room had a really, really nice bathroom for a two-star hotel!!!

    The bed was quite uncomfortable - thin, worn out mattress which hung down in the middle, so both of us always ended up rolling in! I think they should really get new mattresses. Room was quite small, but that didn't bother us too much (but we did have to put our suitcase up on the little dressing table thingy, so if you have lots of luggage, that could be a problem. We didn't have breakfast, but the breakfast room looked extremely dark so wsn't very inviting!!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location was good - near to shops and the old port

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is excellent and is a short walk to the port along a shopping street. The staff were also nice and helpful.

    The room was quite small but served us for our 2 night stay.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    A brilliant location with very friendly staff.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    very nice reception and great location.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Charming service and spacious room

    Noise from external heating unit

  • 6.2
    Good

    Front desk staff was very helpful and I appreciated her hospitality.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location was great,the staff extremely helpful(good English spoken too), room well furnished and clean and newly decorated plus good quality breakfast for only 7 euros extra

    The only negatives were we only had one curtain for a double window?! And there was no shower curtain or bracket for the shower so showertime was an amusing kneel down try not to flood the bathroom type of affair!!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Shopping, eating and seeing local sites.

    Lady receptionist was a little unstable in her attitude.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  1416 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in France

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of cots in a room is 1.  Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Laleu (LRH)2.5 mi
Saint Agnant (RCO)20.4 mi
Train
La Rochelle Train Station3300 ft
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