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Hôtel de Blauvac - Avignon

2 star Hotel Avignon

11 Rue De La Bancasse - Avignon

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Hôtel de Blauvac is housed in a beautiful 17th-century building in the historical district of Avignon, just steps from the famous Palais de Papes and Place de l'Horloge. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and cafés within walking distance of the hotel.

Nestled inside the old town and surrounded by Avignon's famous fortified walls, Hôtel de Blauvac offers a unique atmosphere, filled with history in a warm and inviting yet refined environment.

The hotel features a library, free wireless Internet access in public areas, express check-in and check-out, and a safety deposit box at the front desk. Parking, buses, and taxis are available nearby.

Pets (dogs and cats only) and service animals are welcome (restrictions apply).
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 151 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Good location. Nice staff. Comfortable bed. Great bathroom. Nice place to stay...

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Breakfast at Hôtel de Blauvac

A buffet breakfast is served between 8 AM and 11 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel de Blauvac

  • Pets accepted
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Know before you go

Check-in: between 2 PM and 9 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


The front desk will be closed daily after 9 PM.
Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 9 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 8 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 5 per pet, per day

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


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.94 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.
8.1

Clean

8.0

Location

6.6

Quiet

7.1

Spacious

7.9

Service

Hôtel de Blauvac reviews

4.4 Ordinary
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

We had bed bugs bites all over The bed was uncomfortable, causing back pain Heard the neighbors' TV until late at night Location was good for sightseeing but we would not go back to this hotel

7.6 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is extremely well located, but right off the main plaza it was noisy on Saturday & street cleaning nights - if you sleep with windows closed it's not as bad. The staff is very pleasant and helpful.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Very wonderful experience at a very busy time.

4.9 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The street or rather alley where hotel is located is poorly light at night and unpleasant. Noise during the night disturbed our sleep a few times. At the same time it is right in the center of town and very convenient. The lack of 2 stars hotels in this location makes the hotel good value for the money. We stayed in France for 3 weeks, all of them in 2 stars hotels, and our stay in the hotel was not as good as expected or portrayed on the internet site.

5.3 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

First the positives: it is located just a couple of minutes from Place de L'Horlage, very clean, bed comfortable, modernized bathroom, small refrigerator. Negatives: we had room #5 which had a loft portion. Under this loft there were no light fixtures & only 2 small bedside lights plus a up lighting sconce in the rest of the room. It was dark & dreary. The bathroom may have been modernized but it was badly designed. The sink & tub were abnormally high off the floor. The tub was very small & would not accommodate anyone of much girth. There was no electrical outlet in the bathroom so hair drying had to be done under the loft with no light & with the plug on the wall opposite the mirror - not very convenient! We were provided with only 2 thin towels & a bathmat. The street noise with the windows closed was sufficient to awaken us several times in the night. The price was not worth it for this so called twin grand room.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is an excellent value. It is located right off the main square in the middle of restaurants and shopping but on a quiet side street. It is an old building with about 15 foot ceilings in the rooms; they have quarried stone walls. It looks like a room in a castle might. Bathroom is very modern; bed is comfortable.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

Excellent location in the heart of fascinating Avignon. Bathrooms relatively spacious and roooms airconditioned, fresh and comfortable. An extremely efficient hostess.

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location for the restaurants and sites of interest; the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel itself has a lot of character (slightly faded) but is down a run-down alley. Room #17 was a little cramped for two (would have been better if stairs in room led to armchairs for sitting rather than another bed) but managed ok for one night. Bathroom was updated and nice and clean - Did not find any bed-bugs but they do seem to occur in lots of Avignon hotels. Would be nice to have tea/coffee making facilities. There was lots of noise on a Saturday from rowdies leaving main square.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Very near to the Palace du Pape. Clean, nice small rooms, good bathroom, the staff speaks English.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • FR

Nice hotel, very well-located in the Center of Avignon in a calm street. Spacious room for 3 people, with a mezzanine where you can stand, not a little one, for the third personn. Employees are very nice, the have good advices for restaurants and places to see.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Staff was very welcoming, friendly and helpfull. Location in the centre at a narrow quiet street is very nice. The only negative point is that the breakfast room was insufficiently heated so we had kinda chilly start of the day.

6.0 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was in a great location. While we expected a small room and bathroom, we were provided only one very small bar of soap for 3 nights, and had to ask the desk for another small bar of soap after 2 nights.

7.3 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

Flush of the toilet is not strong enough. Sound from the street can be loud. Helpful staff and good atmosphere. Very convenient to visit the touristic spots.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in an old building in a side-street which at the weekend seems to be a favourite route for homegoing party animals! The availabilty of hot water on the top floor may also be an issue. However, the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners more than made up for these shortcomings.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

+ Great location, price: 43€ pppn was very reasonable, helpful staff, clean rooms, internet access & WIFI, discount on parking cost, quiet surroundings in late Sep, light filled atrium. - No lift (but only 2 floors), old bathrooms (shower hose was attached to bath - hose not long enough to stand), additional cost if you take breakfast, parking 5 minutes walk away. NB. we came by car so stop outside hotel - drop off bags & then get directions to public car park.

3.8
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

scomodo, mancano i servizi essenziali, niente doccia, niente aria condizionata, nulla per appoggiare il bagaglio, difficile da raggiungere, nessuna speranza di parcheggiare nei pressi.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

The hotel is right in the middle of where you want to be, so that's great. However, the street is a back alley that's a bit on the dirty side of things. No air conditioning, but a fan was provided. The room was very spacious, with a high ceiling. I general, I found the hotel to be confortable. I'd go back.

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Hotel is located in the centre of town but is basic and not comparable with other two star properties, no air conditioning (circulation fan provided free of charge, on request), no lift. Necessary to book a basic breakfast on the previous evening.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I have seen some comments saying that this hotel is difficult to find, yet is a rather simple way to get to this hotel. We came from the airport and took the bus to the stop just outside the centre-ville. Once at this stop, walk up the Rue de la Republique (or take a bus) until you arrive at the other end and then to your right will be a few small streets which lead you directly to the the street at which the Hotel de Blauvac is located. Simple and easy. In other words, the Hotel de Blauvac is located one street to the east from the Rue de la Republique. The woman that runs the hotel is wonderful and very helpful. Though we speak French and had no trouble communicating with her, she also speaks fluent English. This hotel had lots of charm and there were nice little lobbies on each floor. The rooms were nice and clean, but small. One small complaint is that the TV reception was not the best as I tried to watch the 2008 EUFA matches that were taking place at the time. There was no air conditioning, and it was very hot while we were staying there. Additional noise/celebration from outside the hotel made it difficult to sleep as well. The location, however, is perfect. It is right in the center of Avignon (which is small to begin with), and shopping, tourist sites, and restaurants are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

2.2
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very noisy and hot all night. As well as street noise you could hear the conversations of the room next door. The staff were very unhelpful on parking and tourist information. I would not stay there again or recommend it.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Very nice Staff. The hotel has a very good position but the room was very small and poor and there was no lift.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is in a historical building. In our room there were two floors, ancient stone walls and a fireplace. For people who like typical and a little bit "decadent" ancient solution is great! If I come back to Avignone I will return there!

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great room, friendly service and excellent location. It gets a little loud at night because there are a couple of bars very close by, but I was aware of the problem before I arrived and was prepared to deal with the noise.

0.6
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Room was full of mosquitos. Very dimly lit and street noise was terrible. Staff was unpleasant and not interested in helping with bug problem or lamp cord problems. Would not recommend sending anybody to this place.

7.7 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful room in an old building, if only a bit dark. The heating worked perfectly - the room was comfortably warm. The bath was not the best (drain was blocked, so it took some time for the water to go down, and there was no curtain), but could be used all the same.

7.4 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

There was a great deal of noise on the street Saturday night, though hardly any on Sunday night. Unless you're a deep sleeper, I'd recommend earplugs if you're there on any night other than Sunday.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A very old hotel in a very good location, room was clean but small. Hotel is one street away from the main street and 5 minutes walk to the palace, staff very helpful and friendly, good value for the price

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

Wonderful people, wonderful service and recommendations, but EXTREMELY noisy at night. It's basically in a heavily and noisily travelled alley-way. Also, unfortunately, all rooms face said alley-way.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is really fascinating and pretty close to the central Place de L'horologe.The only complainings are about the bathroom, which was not that good and the fact that there is no elevator, so we had to carry all our luggages to the 2nd floor.The hotel has an agreement with a Parking so we paid really few money.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The best thing about Hotel De Blauvac is the manager, David! He knows a lot of things about the history of the area, history of the hotel, places to eat, nightlife... everything you need to know, he knows it. He also gives tours of the area which are very entertaining and very informative.

7.2 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

need an elevator, or someone who can help customers with luggage...

3.2
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hong Kong

The hotel is very noisy, even in the mid-night still have many cars passed by. No lifts included which created inconvenience to us.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A little dissapointing but this was compensated for by its central location to all the major sights. An older style hotel which means the rooms are a bit small. I would still recommend though.

7.8 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good location, quieter than many others in Avignon, rooms comfortable if a little basic, and in some need of an update. Overall for a city like Avignon good value, and recommended for English speakers as staff spoke excellent English.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

EXCELLENT VALUE-VERY CLEAN, STAFF FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. LITERALLY 60 SECOND WALK FROM TOWN SQUAURE CENTER WITH ITS OPEN SIDEWALK CAFES AND ELAN-WONDERFUL SHOPPING. WE HAD A LOFT THREE PERSON ROOM WHICH WAS ON THE SECOND FLOOR (BUT THE SECOND FLOOR ACTUALLY REQUIRES FIVE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS) oUR ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THE LOUD, LOUD STREET NOISE.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

A charming hotel with some rooms equipped with lofts, carved out of one of the old buildings within the walled medieval city of Avignon. Steps away from Avignon's pedestrian zone, a short walk from the Palais des Papes, and generally excellent accommodation.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

A wonderfull place well combined with a confortable accomodation at the right price, don't loose this good opportunity.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

For three days in Avignon, this was a good choice. Breakfast was very good, and recommendations for dinner wonderful. Staff spoke perfect English, if that matters in France!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a really great place to stay. The location is excellent--near everything. The proprietor is wonderful. My only complaint would be about street noise, but this is hard to escape in a densly packed city like Avignon. A great value.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

This is a great, if basic, hotel. you couldn't be more central than this as it's just off the main square. staff are extremely friendly and helpful. There was a tiny civic tax to pay on top of the bill, something like 1.5 euro per person, but nothing to sweat about. though this isn't mentioned in the venere prices. rooms clean, tidy, relatively quiet, and spacious. the toilet cistern was a touch unpredictable and needed a bit of attention but again, it's a minor thing. i'd definitely stay here again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is perfectly positioned for a stay in Avignon, a minute walk from the main square. It is, however, in an unpromising back street but once we were inside we liked more or less everything about the hotel. In particular the two people operating reception/breakfast were friendly and welcoming. We had breakfast both days in the hotel. The food we had was very good but there was little choice. We noticed some other guests had brought other food, youghurt, to add to it. Our children (9 and 7) loved the spilt level bedroom. The small road outside was cleaned in the middle of both nights so was a bit noisy. We recently stayed in a 4 star hotel in Venice and in many ways we thought this better, but this is because we value the mood of the hotel more than extra facilities. In short, we liked it.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My main difficulty is that there is no elevator, so it was somewhat difficult to get my suitcase upstairs. There was no bell staff that I was aware of.

3.4
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Japan

The room is very small, so it was difficult to open even our luggage. No lift, so very tough to bring our baggage to the third floor too. No face towel is also incovenient.

5.3 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

Neither the lady nor the employee are available at night (even 21:00) so some inconvinience caused. We appreciate if they can arrange kettle for each room.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

We enjoyed our stay very much, great location in the old town of Avignon. The room was very clean with good beds but the bathroom was quite dark, but clean. We would like to come back and stay at this hotel later.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Veronique was the model of efficency and happily made all things work .She made all of our dinner reservations and the meals were excellent. Thanks Veronique. David is an impressive tour guide.He graciously made travel plans for us each day and everything was just as wewere told it would be. Thanks David. The hotel is less than one block from the main square (a great location). The rooms are small but we've gotten used to that when travelling in Europe. The rooms are very clean. All In all our best stay in europe.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Worked really well for my family of 4. It is very difficult to find but heres the trick when you get to the end of the Rue de la Republique you need to make a U- Turn around the shops (across the footpath - Really !) and it is 100 meters down the lane. Staff spoke excellent english and very helpfull.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A wonderful hotel in an old building full of character. The room was very spacious and well laid out and the bathroom was of a high standard. Location is extremely central and convenient. I know some previous reviewers have commented on noise levels, but personally I did not find this to be a problem. The narrow street does not have a lot of traffic and the odd noise from street sweepers or refuse collectors, albeit early in the morning, is brief and hardly excessive for such a central location. Staff were friendly. Very good value indeed.

7.9 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

We stayed 4 nights & found the staff pleasant & helpful. We would have preferred that there was a lounge area to relax and also one non-french t.v. channel. The breakfast was disappointing.Great location.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The interior decor of this hotel is lovely. The staff is very welcoming and fluent in English. The only drawback is that the walls between rooms are thin and not sound-proof, where you can hear people talking next to your rooms. However, in overall the hotel is great and value for money.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very good hotel for a 2-star. We recommend it highly. Per other reviews, we did not take the breakfast and easily found breakfast in area.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Taiwan

I couldn't find it at first, but easy to see when asked local store. it's a lovely half-castle style hotel. The shower room is too small when I need to shower my little boy. there were other families with children screaming, the soundproof was bad. But I enjoyed staying in the lovely booth with many magazines at 2nt floor.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We all loved this hotel especially my four year old. She had her own sleeping space in a loft with a spiral staircase. The staff especially Nathalie (the owner) were wonderful and very friendly. You can't beat the location either, it's right in the center of town a short walk from restaurants, shopping and the Pope's palace. We would stay here again.

3.6
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

This was NOT what we were expecting. We got the worst room possible and it gave me the creeps. I wanted to leave as soon as we got there. But we were tired and would lose our money if we had of left and we didn't want to insult the owners as they were so lovely. It was so old and run down that you couldn't tell if it was dirty or not which wasn't a good thing. The carpet, bedding etc was all old. The bathroom was not nice (gross actually with old carpet on the floor). I wore shoes in the room! We were expecting something a bit more as we booked the bourgoise suite for an extra 10 euros and the room wasn't very big so I wonder what the cheaper rooms were like. The breakfast was ok though and the hosts were kind to us. We wouldn't stay again.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

As a family of 4 (including a 6yr old and 1yr old)we were very well received. Occasional noisy moments from the children were politely ignored.Good clean rooms - basic but functional. Although I speak french, the staff were fully able to help with words that I had forgotten, and I often heard examples of their excellent English. A difficult location to find if you are not familiar with Avignon. The nearest car park for leaving the car overnight is called 'Les Halles', a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Excellent location for many restaurants and within 5 mins walk from Le Palais de Papes. Would definately stay there again. Only noise was from binmen at 7am..unavoidable!

7.6 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

I had stayed the hotel before.It was nice. C'etait tres agreable!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Terrific location in Avignon. A little tricky to get to but the rooms are large and the help is very nice. Skip their breakfast and eat on the campo. Don't bring a car. The Vietnamese restaurants nearby are very good if you want a change from French cuisine. See the palace at night, stunning. The hotel is noisy at night because they clean the streets and pick up the garbage and the streets are very narrow but this will be a problem most places.

7.6 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great location in center of old town of Avignon but this made getting to the hotel a bit difficult with so many one way streets. There was no elevator and we were on the 5th floor. No air conditioning either but they did have good fans. Breakfast was very plain. English spoken at the desk.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

great location and friendly staff. beautiful room. since they didn't have a room as i had booked, they gave us a bigger one at the same price.

7.8 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Taiwan

When I was going alone the narrow lane and looking for the hotel, honestly, I did worry the quality of the hotel. Surprisingly, the hotel was my favorite place to stay during my Provence trip. The hotel staff was nice and professional to say hello to me and indicate who I was directly without my introduction. Then, their public space on each floor was so lovely with the atmosphere of Provence decoration. Moreover, I was so satisfied by my single bed room. The room was spacious for me and the interior was classic and elegant. However, I do recommend the hotel to budget travellers.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Sweden

We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at Hotel De Blauvac. The location is excellent, our rooms were simple but nice, clean and quiet and the lady who runs the hotel was very pleasant, efficient and service-minded. Considering the price, we could not have hoped for anything more. We will definitely stay there again if/when we return to the beautiful, charming and interesting town of Avignon.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Was nice and had character. Close to the Papal palace. The room was spacious and the neighborhood nice. We had enormous room for a small price. Compared to other places, a great value. I'm surprised they don't charge more.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This hotel was charming and very conveniently located. It was a little noisy as we faced the street but that didn't really detract from the experience. Having the option of a third adult in the room was a plus. We would definitely book again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

A good place in the centre of the city, near a big car parking and with 18 quite cheap rooms.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Good place, two steps away from the very center of the town, on a quiet street. One small problem, the snoring of someone around out of our room. But I have a very sensitive ear.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Lovely hotel but we had a terrible time trying to find it. You have to drive through very narrow roads and then through a pedestrian area. You block the entire road to unload the car. Parking not too far away, but you have to pay. Great staff and beautiful decor.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our three-day stay in the hotel. We had a very small room which had had a mezzanine level put in, with an extra bed. We used this space to store our things, and it made the room both useable and interesting. It is a genuinely old building. The location is superb - right in the centre but on a quiet street.

4.6 Ordinary
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were not pleased with the De Blauvac. We stayed in the room in the photo. It is on the first floor on the street. The noise in the early mornings was tremendous and non-stop. The breadtruck, the streetsweeper, the garbage collector, all between 5 and 6:30 a.m. When we asked for a different room, we were told all rooms face the street and to keep our windows closed. The room itself is incredibly dreary. No dresser, no nightstands, a truly tiny closet. The bathroom is large but hideous. One of the sinks did not work, there was no shower curtain nor was there a post to hang the showerhead on. Breakfast was not included. We bought it once but since it was only coffee and croissants, we opted to eat out the rest of time. The location is good but we would not stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This is a wonderful little hotel in an historic building which has been creatively remodeled, and results are great. The owner and her staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is very central to most things one wants to see in Avignon. The hotel is also walkable from train and bus stations. I highly recommend this hotel.

5.0 Ordinary
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We spent three nights here the first of October, while traveling through France with another couple. While the price was attractive, I had requested their superior rooms which were not available and accepted a standard double--the room was incredibly small with no room to move or stow luggage and quite dark--our saving grace was the patio table area outside our room where we could converse and pour a needed glass of wine. I realize this is only a 2* hotel, but think I would buck up and spend additional money than to spend three nights here

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Owner and staff were very pleasant and helpful. Decorated with lots of charm. A "petite" room is petite. This particular room faced on a very narrow side street where sunlight did not come in but a night time street light did. I think some of the other rooms were more favorably situated.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Nice welcoming hotel, but the walls were very thin and we were kept up all night by noisy guests. Also the shower was almost impossible to use as you needed both hands to operate it!

7.7 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

I enjoyed my stay. The location was excellent. I knew the room was upstairs and the building of course had no elevator, but I did find the number of steps difficult especially the extremely narrow circular staircase - 14 steps like a corkscrew -leading up to the bedroom after I had reached the bedroom door. This would be a difficult hotel for a guest with mobility problems or a lot of luggage, but if you are prepared for it, no problem. The reception was warm, the manager very helpful and charming, the condition of the room good, and I did enjoy it.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very hard to find we found this repeated in many towns in France I think Venere need to improve there maps of location of hotels and make them more accurate. This hotel was clean and the staff were very welcoming and suggested some things to do in the city.The downside was the room we had was next to a busy alley with people going past all night having come from local bars hence a lot of noise. Recommended but choose the right room.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

great lace to enjoy the weekend!! lovely employess

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

Nicht leicht zu finden. Sauber und gut kühlende Minibar, Sehr schones Historisches Gebäude, Zimmer daher etwas klein, aber schön. Leider versuchen die frühmorgentlichen Aufräumarbeiten draussen viele Störende Geräusche. In der Umgebung gabs noch andere Hotels für den Preis, doch die Ausstattung kann ich nicht vergleichen. Insgesammt Note GUT

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Japan

It was no elevator but, it was clean & nice space. I want to stay again!

7.9 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Do not attempt to find this hotel without a detailed map. We eventually gave up, parked the car, and started walking around until we found it. A very charming hotel -- with a lot of potential -- but the photos of the rooms did not reflect the room we were given. Although it was one of the rooms shown on the internet, in actuality it was quite dark and dreary and I don't think the top cover of the bed had ever seen the inside of a washing machine. Also, no air conditioning, no hair dryers. I wouldn't recommend their breakfast -- overpriced for what is available.

7.2 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • New Zealand

A character hotel in the heart of Avignon. The family room was large and spacious - with the 2 children on a mezzanine level. It was extremely hot and the room had a single fan which the children grabbed, as the upper level was even hotter than down below. We arrived on Saturday when the central part of town is closed to vehicles. After a few attempts of poor french, we were allowed to pass a blockade to reach the hotel, driving through street artists. The hotel is on a narrow one-way street, wide enough for one car. We block the street to unload (we had an Espace full of luggage). We had 14 hours of travelling from early the next morning, with a flight from Nice to Dubai. Getting plenty of sleep was important, so we were all in bed by 10 after much sightseeing. The kids liked the train. The room was so hot, but we could not leave open the huge windows due to the noisy revellers below. It must die down soon we thought - but not a bit... Everyone thinks they can sing after a few glasses of wine. It was 5AM before the last noisy revellers walked below the bedroom window - singing. At last! We were able to leave the window open for some cool air. The bin-men came about 06:30 (on a Sunday!) and we got up to face our long journey.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

The hotel is close to the Pope´s Palace, but difficult to find, if you haven´t a really accurate map. A hint: The "Rue Bancasse" is a parralel street to one of the main streets inside the city walls, the "Rue de la Republique". The "Rue Bancasse" is narrow, so it is not possible, to stop to unload the luggage without blocking the whole traffic, unless there is not much traffic anyway. The next parking garage is about five minutes by foot and easy to reach. We were advised to leave the car there, because of possible thefts; the garage was 9 Euro for 24 hours. The hotel has no elevator. If you ever go to Villeneuve les Avignon on the other side of the Rhone, take the bus number ten or eleven, wich starts outside the city walls close to the main station, but make sure that there is a bus back, because they do not drive that often. The taxi back is about 16 Euro. I recommend the Hotel because everything is close and it is not expensive, we paid about 70 Euro for a double room, breakfast is not included.

4.6 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Canada

The hotel was very beautiful and has a very unique cachet. Unfortunately, it stops there. The employees are very cold and very inadequate ata managing guests in an hotel: we have two young children and one night (around midnight) they started crying. Just after 2 minutes, we got a knock on the door from the manager saying to quiet the children. I would have understand if the kids would have been crying for a long time but after only 5 minutes, this is totally unacceptable!!! Anyway, I explained to the manager that we were taking care onf the situation but (unfortunately) kids dont have "mute" button. Her only answer was that it got to stop right away! I mean come on! Please hire people that understand children or mention that this hotel is not suited for children. This event messed our whole stay in Avignon. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone (especially if you have kids)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This hotel adorable and the employees were very welcoming and helpful. The rooms can be a little noisy when the hotel is full, but this isn't surprising in such an old building. The ambience and location more than made up for it.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Japan

We were four of us in a room with loft, fredge, table with four chairs and still enough space in the room for all of us. The bathroom was big. It could be better if the drain were cleaner so that water could flow better but other than that we are very happy with the place. The location is excellent, right in the middle of the town, walking distance from the train station.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

This is a charming hotel. The rooms were great, with a double bed and a single bed in a loft upstairs. Full of character and charm! Very clean, and the public sitting areas were really cute. In a great location, too. I would definitely stay there again; it was great value for money.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A charming hotel which offered good, clean accomodation with friendly and helpful staff in a great location for seeing the sights in Avignon. Our room was enormous with curtains surely 5 metres long ! We will return.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Coffee at breakfast was very bad for a french hotel. Staff was nice on the weekend and all spoke English very well. Staff on Monday, however, did not have the same level of service. Our room in the front of the hotel was very large and pleasant.

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Das Hotel ist in einem schönen alten Haus. Extrem störend war allerdings die Außenbeleuchtung und der Autoverkehr bereits früh am Morgen (Müllabfuhr!). Für die Sommermonate nicht so zu empfehlen, da keine Klimaanlage. Personal war freundlich und sprach zudem gutes Englisch.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We requested a triple room and were given a room which had a loft in it. It was perfect! The staff was pleasant and very helpful when we needed directions and to fax an important letter. Wonderful location. We would definitely stay at the De Blauvac again.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Finland

Nice hotel with an excellent location a few steps away from the main square of the city. The rooms are fun but quite small and our room was a bit cold. The staff was friendly.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Beautiful building and great location. Our room was very nice, but my daughters had a very small room that was quite dark. I really enjoyed the way they had converted this old building to modern use- skylights over what had been an interior courtyard- and found the hotel really lovely.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

This hotel was the best hotel we stayed in the whole time we were in France! Very quaint, plenty of room in the room itself (there was a nice loft upstairs). A little hard to find from the main street, but that is to be expected in older sections of town. I could not believe the superb quality for the price and right downtown too! If I ever have a chance to visit again, I will stay here.

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8.7 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

2.1
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

6.8 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

6.4 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 16-room Hôtel de Blauvac. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Avignon area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hôtel de Blauvac

Location:
The hotel is conveniently located in the historical center of Avignon yet offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The Hotel is located in downtown Avignon near the Place de l'Horloge and the Palais des Papes. The most direct way to reach the hotel is through the Porte de La Republique located across from the bus station (gare SNCF) in Avignon.

Directions:
By car

Follow the old fortified walls that surround downtown Avignon to the bus station and enter through the Porte de la Republique located directly across from the station. Follow the Rue de la Republique until you reach Place de l'Horloge. Make a right turn in the pedestrian area and you will reach Rue de la Bancasse. The hotel is located at N° 11.

By foot
Coming out of the bus station located on the Boulevard Saint Roch, enter the center of town through the Porte Republique. Follow Rue de la Republique until you reach Place de l'Horloge. Make a right turn to reach Rue de la Bancasse.

Distances from Hôtel de Blauvac

Place de l'Horloge - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Musee Calvet - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Collection Lambert - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Avignon Cathedral - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palais des Papes - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Musee du Petit Palais - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Rocher des Doms - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pont d'Avignon - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Tour Philippe le Bel - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Fort St-Andre - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Chartreuse du Val de Benediction - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
Chateau de Fargues - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Eglise du Pontet - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Grand Avignon Golf - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
The preferred airport for Hôtel de Blauvac is Avignon (AVN-Caumont) - 8.8 km / 5.4 mi.

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 kilometre.