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Hôtel De France - Aix-en-Provence

3 star Hotel Aix-en-Provence

63 Rue Espariat - Aix-en-Provence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 120 .00
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Welcome to Hôtel De France!

This 3-star Aix-en-Provence hotel offers a computer station.

Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi. Free newspapers are laid out in the lobby area each morning so you can keep up-to-date on all the news.

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Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 81 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Cozy and charming hotel, perfectly located on one of the village's numerous square...

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Breakfast at Hôtel De France

A buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel De France

  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 12.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.
7.6

Clean

8.8

Location

7.3

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

7.0

Service

Hôtel De France reviews

7.4 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I went to Aix en Provence for the Atelier du Midi exhibition. The Hotel de France provided an excellent city centre accommodation. We were concerned by some of the reviews which referred to the noise from the street out side throughout the night. We were lucky and found room 404 very peaceful each night. We would recommend this hotel providing you can get room 404!!

2.9
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Front desk staff excellent. Parking not specified - 4 blocks away. Had to leave a day early due to road closures for Ironman Triathalon which included where our vehicle was parked! Cleaning staff left buckets and cleaning fluids in the hallway and helped themselves to buffet breakfast while guests were still eating. We arrived one afternoon at 4pm to find our room not yet made up. We were resting when the maid knocked at the door. We explained we were resting but it was not until she discussed with a colleague that she agreed to give us 30 minutes! Very noisey at night with drunk and boisterous students and others in the street. Potential guests should be warned of this.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

The room was a great size. The shower made a bit of a mess but overall it was good.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Slovenia

I comment on some of the comments of the other travellers: I had a twin room and that was spacious. The building is old and basic, and so is the style of the furniture, but it is not cheap, as it represents a certain style of before WW II, like some of us remembers France from movies :-) . Even the bathroom was large, although the bath was small, but again, this is part of the style of the times, when water was a more respected resource and not so wasted. The bohemian style is empahsized with a large collection of paintings in the breakfast room on the first floor. As for noise: yes, the hotel is at a busy street in the old part of town and that's a matter of personal choice what is more important for you. We were lucky to have had the window to the interior, but then there was no view and some little noise from other air conditioners. But you can't have it all, can you?

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent place to stay in Aix. You cannot beat the location. The rooms was much bigger than expected. We were in #1. If you are a real light sleeper this would not be ideal (noise from street). That was not a problem for us. I'd stay again.

7.2 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Finland

The hotel, which is very conveniently located in the very heart of the city, was sympathetic. My first impression of my room was shabby, but after a better look, it turned out to be very clean and even spacious for one person. I also had a fairly new bathroom where everything worked exactly the way I like, a big plus. But apparently the rooms are very different, also in this respect. The breakfast room is very charming and the continental breakfast better than I expected from a two star hotel. All in all, a pleasant experience, but maybe the breakfast could have been included in the price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The best location, big room, big bathroom, comfortable big bed, lots of character could not have provided more. Great value a highlight of our trip. A magic city! Thank you we will be back

7.9 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Great location, very pretty dining room and I loved the artwork throughout the hotel. Exits into a nice, small square with a fountain, right behind les cours Mirabeau. Definitely would stay again!

4.2 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

The place is well located. That is about all one could say to recommend it.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

So it needs a little sprucing up... and maybe some new pillows. However, the location can't be beat. If you want to be in the thick of things in Aix at a decent price, this is the place. We stayed here for one night, would come back again.

2.0
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Though this hotel is in an excellent location - right in the hub of old Aix-en-Provence, that is about its only redeeming quality. The room I was allocated was so small I had to put my case on my bed if I wanted to get anything out - if I put it on the only possible place on the floor, I couldn't open the wardrobe door. On arrival, I had problems getting into my room, when I later went to go out, was unable to lock my door as the lock was broken and had to leave it open. I reported this to the reception, who didn't seem too concerned. I ended up having to sleep with a chair jammed against the door. This saga went on until the next day when a handyman came and "fixed" the lock by applying rubber bands to it! My miniscule room was shabby and dark - this could be because the window opened onto a brick wall with only about 30cm of sky showing at the top. The general cleanliness of the hotel, and in partcular the modern bathroom, was good except I found long dark hairs on one of my pillow cases. The breakfast room was lovely but the man running it was most unhelpful and rather strange, to say the least. The barely there breakfast was laughable and cost €8 - better to go to one of the cafes directly outside the hotel and get a better breakfast for half the price. All in all, even though this hotel is in the heart of the old town and near all the restaurants, I would not stay here again. I have stayed in other hotels only a 3 minute walk from the old town and they were far superior and no more expensive.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Excellent location - right off the main boulevard and surrounded by great nightlife. Rooms were spacious and quiet.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We loved the very central location of this hotel, especially as it rained wile we were there. Our simple yet delightful room looked over a busy street but thanks to the double-glazing,was not noisy.

4.7 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

je ne recommande pas cet hotel malgré sa situation:pas de wifi, ni dans la chambre, ni dans le salon:saleté le long de toutes les cloisons, vieilleries (meubles années 40,restés là),croissants de la veille.

0.0
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I've visited this hotel but I've not stay for the night. very small room,( just the bed and no place around ) no lift,. I choose another one in Toulon the Celenya, very pleasant.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Terrific location, comfortable accommodations, friendly staff.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Very conveniently located a short walk from bus and train stations, and central to the city. My room looked on to the courtyard, and was quiet. For the price, spacious with a good bathroom

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

largest room in a French 2 star hotel, I've ever seen. mini-fridge, CNN & BBC in english, in the center of Aix.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

Room was extremely large, in comparison to other hotels in Europe. Location of the hotel is the best thing...perfectly situated...you couldn't ask for a more central and perfect location. At first arrival and realizing the location, I feared that the rooms would be extremely noisy given the number of people that congregate in front of the hotel, but the double-glazing, shutters, etc prevent any noise from coming through. The outside of the hotel could certainly due with some sprucing-up, however the rooms were large and clean. Breakfast was typical European. Would definately stay here again.

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Very decent and clean. The situation is more than excellent, right in the very center of Aix. Price-quality relation is also very good. A wonderful option if you want to stay some days in the center of this small beautiful city.

7.6 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

The hotel has an excellent location, at the centre of the city, ideal for pedestrian tourism, but it is difficult to park your vehicle. The hotel is cheap and you have for your money, hence not much. The service was medium. A good choice for one night or two.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

hmmm...would i stay here again? Not sure...not in the summer at least. This hotel has a decent location...about a 10 minute walk from where the bus from the TGV station drops you off, near a pedestrian area with loads of restaurants, and central to many of the tourist sights in the city. The decor is rather eccentric...our room was purple and lavender...I actually like the colors, but the lighting was inadequate given the darkness of the walls. Either lighten the walls, or add more lighting. Huge room, huge bathroom with a tub!!, mini-refrigerator in the sleeping area...mostly nice. Not so nice is that the air-conditioner is very weak, and opening the window to compensate leads to a bunch of street noise (because of all the restaurants/bars on the pedestrian street just in front of the hotel). Spring/Fall/Winter...probably a great deal. Hot days in the summer? I wouldn't stay here.

7.8 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Room was good size with outlook over local square. Hotel location was fantastic for the price Did not have hotel breakfast as it seemed expensive and there was a good choice or small cafe's immediately adjacent to Hotel.

7.1 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

better pillows

6.7 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

This hotel is good located, the room is extremely big but with old furniture and facilities. Some problems with the bathroom and A/C facilities. The staff is not great, and not helpfull at all. I need of some serious improvement. However, the location, room size makes up for the lack of service and care. This is an OK stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

A very nice hotel for the price. Big room, very spacious, very clean, comfortable bed. Bathroom was high quality and also clean and stocked with towels and shampoos, etc. Staff very friendly, and spoke English, well the front desk did at least. You leave your key at the front desk when you leave, so you never get bothered in your room by someone trying to clean it, it's just clean when you get back.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Good hotel, nothing exceptional. The one great advantage: Outstanding location in Aix-en-Provence, heart of that great little city. I'd go back but I'd also look into other places first.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel de France is very centrally located and is right in the city center, one block away from the Cours Mirabeau. The bathroom was downright spacious compared to other bathrooms in European hotels.

0.4
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Hotel de France is rated as a two star hotel. When we checked in on 10-14-2007 we found room #10 to be in horible condition; there was a heavy odor of cigarette smoke (we asked for a non-smoking room) the paint was peeling off the walls, the bed was nothing but a matress on the floor, the bed clothes were smelly and musty, and there was a dark, mouldy looking substance in the bathroom around the sink, toilet and bath tub. We went to the night clerk and explained our dissatisfaction and were told he would not charge us for our stay. He also asked us to contact the manager the next morning to confirm. We returned around 10am on the morning of October 15 and spoke with the manager (Mr. George) who decided he did not speak enough English to understand what I was saying. On the afternoon of Oct 14, I telephoned Mr. George from Nice to tell him that we would be arriving late in the evening and he understood me just fine. We have discovered that the Hotel has charged us for one nights stay and we are disputing this charge to our credit card company. It should me noted that after we left the Hotel de France we walked around Aix in the middle of the night looking for a clean hotel.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff though french was helpful and willing to be of service. The location is 1000' from the Rotond and there was always lots of action right outside the door. The hotels location lends itself easy access to the old central part of Aix. I certainly would stay here on my next trip.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very good bars and restaurants nearby. Centrally placed. Clientele: Young travellers.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

excellent location.spacious room.the hotel was better than i expected.the only problem was the smell in the bathroom.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

The location is wonderful: one steps straight out into the bustle of the shops and bars.The rooms are pleasant: decidedly French with shuttered windows, so that somehow, although the furniture is dark, the rooms are not overly dark. The baths (our family took two room) are small and not exactly modern.We had breakfast once, and it was of questionable value - bread, croissant, jam, with orange from concentrate and no refills for coffee; Breakfast Staff friendly but we didn't see them after the food arrived. The hotel taff/concierge all friendly enough. Yes, we'd choose it again: it was cosy, clean, quiet (much less noise at night than we had feared) and had character. Not far from bus station and best location for exploring the centre of Aix

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Room size good. Noise level: loud in room without double glazing, quiet in room with double glazing. On the second night water leaked through the bedroom ceiling and walls. Sleep was difficult on both nights, the first because of excessive noise from the street and the second because of water dripping. Double glazing in all rooms would improve the property.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

A fantastic low budget hotel in the very heart of Aix. (Just off the Cours Mirabeau).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Right in the heart of active square, next to restaurants, Irish bar. Windows opened to courtyard. Very Provence! No parking. We were lucky and parked at a friend's place. Liked it enough to stay there on return to Aix as well.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Brilliant location, great value for money. We'll be back!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great hotel in the center of the city, yet surprisingly quiet. I was very impressed and would stay there again.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

An excellent location for travellers without a car. For the money,we thought this was good value, the room was basic but functional and the bathroom was very good. We would be happy to return to Hotel De France if we visit beautiful Aix-en-Provence again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Holiday. Twin bed, quite basic and would have liked more storage but still very good. Excellent shower and comfortable bed.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Thailand

Aside from a couple of surly old guys manning the reception desk, this place is ideal for Aix. The location could not be better at the edge of the pedestrian area with ready access to the car park. There is tremendous choice for restaurants and entertainment within steps of the property - rooms are good value and the ambiance excellent.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location. Nice hotel. Would recommend it for anyone. 1 block from main street of Aix.

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Fantastic location. Bathroom's large but outdated. There was no shower curtain in the bathtub resulting in water spraying all over the floor. Also poor lighting in the bathroom. Pillows were thin and hard.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The location is fantastic, in the middle of the old town. Parking is scarce and expensive. The rooms are serviceable and clean but a little on the shabby side. Still a good value for the price.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Good location,nice relationship between quality-price!

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

7.8 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

7.1 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

6.2 Fair
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

6.2 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

0.7
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

7.2 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

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8.5 Excellent
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.8 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

3.9
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

7.9 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

3.0
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

6.2 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

7.6 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Japan

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hôtel De France, offering 27 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with digital channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Aix-en-Provence area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hôtel De France

By train
A daily shuttle service connects Aix TGV railway station to Aix-en-Provence city centre. The trip is about 15 minutes.

By airplane
A daily shuttle service, with departure every 30 minutes from 5.25 a.m. to 11.35 p.m., connects Marseille Provence International Airport to Aix-en-Provence bus terminal. The trips is about 30 minutes.

Distances from Hôtel De France

La Rotonde - Place General Charles De Gaulle - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Cours Mirabeau - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Aix-en-Provence Tourism Office - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Les Allees Provencales - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Place d'Hotel de Ville - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Place des Quatre-Dauphins - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Place des Precheurs - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Grand Theater of Provence - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Eglise de la Madeleine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pavillon Noir - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint-Sauveur Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Granet Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Paul Cezanne University - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Paul Cezanne's Studio - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Vasarely Foundation - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
The closest major airports to Hôtel De France are:
Aix-en-Provence (QXB-Aix en Provence TGV Train Station) - 13.1 km / 8.2 mi
Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence) - 20.2 km / 12.6 mi

The preferred airport for Hôtel De France is Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.