Citotel Francois 1Er  2 stars

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

The excellent Citotel Francois 1Er is a great place in a historic area of La Rochelle .

This hotel is situated 2.5km away from Ancienne base sous-marine Allemande La Pallice, Bâteau Ecole Rochelais and The Minimes Marina. 10 minutes away from La Rochelle city center.

The hotel is surrounded by an aquarium and markets.

5 minutes' drive from Laleu airport and 15 minutes' walk to La Rochelle train station.

Rooms

The property comprises 35 large rooms appointed with a kitchenette, a writing desk, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a telephone. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.

Eat

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

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   36.

City Center La Rochelle - 1400 ft
Airports Laleu (LRH) - 2.4 mi
Train Stations La Rochelle Train Station - 3700 ft
Restaurants Artisan-Chocolatier (cuisine: French) - 300 ft, Cafe des Arts (cuisine: French) - 400 ft
Parks Parc Charruyer - 1800 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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    Citotel Francois 1Er LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Galerie G22
      400 ft
    • Alcina
      700 ft
    • Alain Encadreur
      700 ft
    • Galerie d'Art-Wish
      3300 ft
    • Comité des Fêtes de La Rochelle
      3700 ft
    • Compagnie des Volte Face
      1.1 mi
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      1000 ft
    Places of interest
    • place de verdun
      700 ft
    • Eglise Réformée
      1000 ft
    • Maison Communautaire Israélite
      1400 ft
    • Religieuses de Saint François
      2700 ft
    • Eglise Protestante Evangélique Elim
      4000 ft
    Train stations
    • La Rochelle Train Station
      3300 ft
    Convention centers
    • L'Espace Encan
      3300 ft
    • Parc Expo de La Rochelle
      3700 ft
    Sport related
    • Croisières Inter Iles
      2300 ft
    • Grassi Bateaux
      3300 ft
    Amusement
    • sp musique
      700 ft
    • Bruce Krebs
      700 ft
    • l'harmattan
      700 ft
    • Cinémas Dragon
      1000 ft
    • Le Pool du Bastion
      2300 ft
    Museums
    • Musée d'Orbigny-Bernon
      700 ft
    • Musée des Automates
      3300 ft
    • Aquarium de La Rochelle
      3300 ft
    • Musée Maritime
      3300 ft
    Parks
    • le jardin des plantes
      1400 ft
    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
    • L'aquarium
      3300 ft
    Theaters
    • Compagnie Avis de Tempête
      1000 ft
    • Compagnie de La Tasse de Thé La
      4600 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Plage de Chatelaillon
      6.6 mi
      Boulevard de la Mer, La Rochelle
    • Les 2 Canons
      8.7 mi
      33 Cours Eugene Chauffour, La Flotte
    • Musee Ernest Cognacq
      10.7 mi
      13 avenue Victor Bouthillier, Saint Martin de Re
    • Vue panoramique depuis le clocher de l'eglise
      10.7 mi
      Place de L'eglise, Saint Martin de Re
    • Dream'On Private Tours
      10.8 mi
      Port de Saint-Martin, Saint Martin de Re

    Near the hotel

    • New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde)
      300 ft
      10 rue Fleuriau, La Rochelle
    • Musee des Beaux-Arts
      400 ft
      28 rue Gargoulleau, La Rochelle
    • Cathedrale St-Louis (La)
      600 ft
      Place de Verdun, La Rochelle
    • Musee d'Orbigny Bernon
      800 ft
      2 rue Saint-Come, La Rochelle
    • Vieux Port
      1400 ft
      La RochelleFrance
    • Musee Grevin
      1400 ft
      Cours des Dames, La Rochelle
    • Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle
      1400 ft
      28 Rue Albert 1er, La Rochelle

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Artisan-Chocolatier

      71% likes this, based on 38 reviews
      Cuisine: French

      300 ft
      16 Rue Chaudrier

      Phone: 0546412695

    • Cafe des Arts

      Cuisine: French

      400 ft
      31 Rue Gargoulleau

      Phone: 17000

    • Le Jardin

      58% likes this, based on 19 reviews
      Cuisine: French

      400 ft
      5 Bis Rue Gargoulleau
    • L'Amaranthe

      81% likes this, based on 197 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: USD 15 - USD 35

      800 ft
      Bletterie 14

      Phone: 0517830721

    • Cafe de la paix

      66% likes this, based on 64 reviews
      Cuisine: French

      600 ft
      54 rue Chaudrier

    Citotel Francois 1Er Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Citotel Francois 1Er

    Average guest rating

    8.2
    out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 1200 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    8.4
    Rooms
    7.6
    Service
    7.0
    Value
    7.4
    Dining
    8.6

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      parking and central for city. Staff very helpful

      Mattress dips in middle - TV minute (supposed to be for 3 people to watch) Shower head too high and not moveable

      • Average rating
        7.0
    • Group of friends

      Excellent position for visitors to La Rochelle.Staff very helpful Car Park on site.

      • Average rating
        7.8
    • Single

      it was small. The receptionist (or owner) was really nice. My train was delayed by 2 1/2 hours, so I ended up in La Rochelle at about 11:30. Booked.net said that check in ended at 11pm. They were extremely nice and let me check in even though I was late. They spoke English, so that helped too. The receptionist called me a taxi so I could get to the airport.

      you had to pay about 7 euros for breakfast. To me, that's extremely expensive for a basic continental breakfast.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Single

      Very pleasant staff, great location, and decent room make it good value. Courtyard entrance taking it off the street is also a nice feature to the hotel. Some fresh fruit for breakfast would be nice; tinned fruit on offer a very old-fashioned option! The worn carpet on the stairs spoils the overall effect a little bit also.

      no, but see above re possible improvements

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Older travelers

      The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a quiet location in the old town and is a very short stroll to the harbour, shops and restaurant area.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Single

      staff serviceminded, good location

      There was not any door to the toilett/bathroom.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Family with children

      The owner is absolutely charming and very helpful, there is somewhere safe to keep a bicycle if you happen to hire one as we did. The rooms are clean and ours had big windows onto a private courtyard. It is nice and quiet at night. A good place to stay if you wish to have a weekend trip to La Rochelle or use it as a base to cycle to Isle de Re for the day.

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Older travelers

      Centreally located

      Access to room limited(third floor)

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Group of friends

      The location was excellent and the car parking was a real bonus. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the room perfectly satisfactory.

      No shower curtains!

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Older travelers

      Excellent location, friendly staff, attractive historical building. Ideally situated for exploring the town and local amenities. A good buffet breakfast and secure car parking are available at the hotel for an extra charge.

      No lift for those with walking difficulties. Rather small area for the serving of the buffet breakfast. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room (is this common in French hotels?) and a bottle of water is very expensive if purchased from reception. A possibly dangerous electrical fault with one of the lights in the bathroom was reported but not dealt with during our stay.

      • Average rating
        7.8
    • Older travelers

      the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and efficient and we very much enjoyed our stay and would stay again and recommend to others.

      It would be nice to have somewhere to hang clothes (there were drawers but no hanging space for shirts, dresses etc).

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      we enjoyed our stay..we were in room 119. I think we should have been warned that we did not have a bath hroom door.. not very romantic and my partner is very shy.

      • Average rating
        7.8
    • Single

      When I first entered the room it was a little small, though the double bed made up for this. I was a little surprised by this. The bathroom was small compact but very modern and complemented the room well. I soon realised that the room was excellent overall. The hotel was in the middle of the city and as such it fitted perfectly in with the charm of centre de ville La Rochelle. One would not want huge modern hotels in the middle of the city that destroy the skyline (as is the case in my native Ireland). The location was perfect. It blended in with the city and was very close to the bus station. A very good hotel to base oneself in to explore la Rochelle and its environs.

      I asked for a wake up call on two occasions but did not get it. My mobile broke and I had no alarm to wake me up. I was a little disappointed with this because if I had slept in and missed my flight it would have spolied my visit. (If they could tell that I was awake because the tv was on for example then I take this back)

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Couple

      The hotel staff where very nice and helpful with good English. The room was clean. Best of all was the location we where only 5mins walk from the center of the town and harbor.

      The hotel room walls are paper thin you will hear everything in the rooms around you and our bed was poor. So sleep will be hard if you are a light sleeper. But if you are there only for a long weekend you will put up with it as the location is great. It is a two star French hotel.

      • Average rating
        6.2
    • Older travelers

      Staff were friendly and helpful.

      Should be more emphasis on the difficulty of parking. The booking did say that it was recommended that parking be reserved with the hotel in advance, but I didn't see it until too late. The cumbersome one way system and locality of the nearest public car park could have tarnished the stay if we were less mobile.

      • Average rating
        7.4
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