Fabulous location on the beach. Very spacious and comfortable rooms. The pool is open till midnight except Tuesdays.Stayed there twice and will come again.
The location of the hotel was fabulous; when the sea came in in the evening you were dining over looking the sea and the sun setting across the bay. Fabulous.
An excellent, good value breakfast, free parking, a swimming pool and access direct to the beach.
Location is good. Shower head blew off and couldn't be fixed. Obvious this was not a new proibelm. And the toilet filter was grim.
Friendly helpful staff. Arriving late you were unable to provide a meal and recommmended a restaurant in the village. After many hours travel it would have been especially welcoming to have some food available.
the position of the hotel is lovely and there is an excellent restaurant, frequented by many more than the hotel guests
Location. We did not feel very welcome by the staff that was on dutyat the time.
Excellent location "on the beach", and great restaurant. Mix-up with booking, giving a less satisfactory room. However well handled and compensated by hotel mgm.
Loctation We were not impressed, took ages to book in, room shabby, restaurant not open to overnight guests. Not really a very good experience
the hotel was clean and has a very good location the staff were friendly and helpful we enjoyed our stay there. the room was smaller than last year otherwise no complaints
Excellent position. Near town with lovely walks nearby. Apartment ideal for mature couple . Very claen with good facilities. Beds comfortable. Small garden with patio much appreciated as it was safe for the dog to roam. Car parking also private to apartment. Propieter very helpful.
Very clean, warm and cosy. Quiet. Would have liked a kettle, more towels only one small bath towel each. No hand towels.
We loved having a comfortable one-bedroom apartment, with a well equipped kitchen, two large balconies for sitting, eating out, and for drying laundry on the provided clothes drying rack. Management is friendly and efficient, and parking is off-street and free. It is convenient to the beaches. The bed, a standard double, was fairly comfortable, but was a bit small for someone over 6 feet tall.
Close to the beach, indoor pool (great for kids), even a little garden where kids could run around outside. Thought it was a bit expensive for the season and the simplicity of the accommodation.
We were unexpectedly allocated an apartment. Although we had not intended to cater for ourselves, we found the apartment to be very well equipped, right down to small supplies of filter papers for the coffee machine and washing-up liquid.The room was very comfortable and clean, the location is superb (very close to the sea), individual parking spaces are allocated, and the staff very welcoming and helpful. There is even a small covered swimming pool available. This hotel provided wonderful value for money. We were rather worried on arrival (ca. 19:00) to find the reception office unstaffed, and that there was no response to the bell provided. It turned out that the proprietress was in a house on the other side of the road. Luckily, a third party told us this, and went to fetch her. Maybe the hotel could arrange for the bell to sound remotely in that house as well as in the adjoining building. It also turned out that the hours announced when the reception office would be open were substantially shorter than the ones given in your own documentation. Please check with the hotel.
Very helpful owner - let us in even though reception said closed until 16:30, good location - clean - good location All minor points but - room quite small for price - suggest better to provide kettle rather than coffee percolator - toilet claustrophobic
Very clean and tidy Very friendly welcome and assistance Private parking & good breakfast Limited outside sitting area
Lovely people. Lovely Place. Very, very clean and well cared for. Pool is great. None
An excellent location within walking distance of the centre of St Palais
Great location for visiting the coast with good walks nearby.Safe off road parking. Swimming pool if you want to use it. Lovely compact room with all facilities for an extended stay, separate WC and shower which was hot and powerful. Very friendly helpful staff and a nice breakfast delivered to our room at a time to suit us!
Didn't stay long enough to judge, we chose it because there were rooms available for the date we had chosen
Short stay in saintes, lovely city. More basic than expected, stayed previously at Formula 1 next door and expected more for extra money.
Easy to get to from motorway Had asked for a cot not supplied. The advert for the hotel said there was a children's playground this did not exist. Room was tiny.
Convenient to motorway and easy to find, clean and functional, a good hotel for an overnight. Did not get the room type booked
Food in restaurant was good. Location.
A typical motel, great for a stopover, right by motorway. Clean, very helpful staff and tea/coffee making facilities. Excellent buffet for evening meal and good breakfast.
Nothing. The room was supposed to sleep three plus a baby, but was tiny. The third bed pulled out from under one of the single beds and already contained an earwig! Once pulled out there was no room to pass to get to the bathroom and once the baby cot was up there was no free floor space at all. The light was hanging off the wall and the room was noisy. This was the most expensive of three hotels we stayed in and by far the worst.
The staff was polite and came right away when we lost our electricity. The restaurant was good for a hotel of this class.
Visited La Rochelle, and Cognac Price of room was dearer than booking price.
Reasonable value and cater for pets No non-smoking option
Everything, especially the hotel staff who were very helpful
Locality, easy to find. Basic room, poor television.
The rooms very comfortable, beds new and very good to sleep in and staff very friendly. The hot breakfast options were rather un-appetising.
The reception staff were friendly, the hotel is accross the road from a lovely beach. Parking can be a problem if the hotel dosn't have enough space, there are car parks nearby but if the weather is good, it can be a problem parking. Room was very hot although the hotel does supply a fan.
Staff very helpfull and hotel sited in a good place underground garage only made for small cars
Our room was upgraded free of charge Our room leaked by the window and the carpet was wet. despite telling staff no one took any action.
location no evening meal
It was a same that the shower did not work and as we were there foronly one night it was not to important.
we had a big room at the front overlooking the beach
Everything was just OK The furnishings in the bedroom were poor e.g. there were insufficient pillows and the curtains could not be opened/closed without standing on a chair - it was quite disappointing walking into the bedroom considering the cost of our stay
during the day i wnt to the sea no
the hotel owner was very friendly and the room was very clean only thing about the hotel it is on a busy road so you get a lot of noise from the road during the night
It was close too the beach and had WI FI At 2 in the morning we had people screaming and shouting in the hotel in fact at one point we actually thought that they were going to come through the door as someoe was either shoved or thrown into it and then sat sobbing outside this went on until about 5 and then started agian at 7 so we got very little sleep. Breakfast was of site and expensive for what it was
Location was great. Breakfast adequate but good. Cleanliness very good and overall value for money great! I suppose the only complaint would be that the colour scheme in the hotel could be brighter to reflect the sunny climate!!!
next to the beach, air conditioning, No tea coffee in the room, small room; very old bedding,
Excellent sea front location; friendly, helpful staff. The close proximity of smoking and non-smoking rooms meant communal areas and stairs etc smelt strongly of smoke.
Clean stylish foyer, comfortable beds, clean rooms The en suite bathroom was small, which was fine for us but could be an issue for larger people
great location, friendly staff
Was on family business:perfect middle class hotel w/ a very attentive & casual welcome, super well manage, total independence (night key). Very good & abundant bkfst. Relax but very professional service. Strong reco.; Nice decor, garden;
The receptionist was most pleasant and courteous - breakfast was excellent. Booking.com's system to change the date was not good so i had to telephone.
Clean.Breakfast very good-value for money.Very nice reception-people.I Really liked the helpfullness of the reception people.Nice room non- fumeur.Parking facilities.I�d like to come again. The smoke from cigarets,from people staying in the lower floors,while opening my window to get some cooler air. Very unpleasant.Make your hotel a NON-fumeur!!= WonderfulPeople can smoke outside. Thank you.
The mezzanine family room very airy and spacious and very clean. Setting truly delightful and proximity to beaches excellent. Reception staff very helpful and attentive. Breakfasts were good but expensive, especially at Euro 5.50 each for 2 children who don't each much, when paying Euro 11 per adult.
the staff were very helpful and friendly directions to hotel could have been clearer
The staff were very freindly and gave very good service. the hotel is very clean and well maintained. It is in an excelent posotion just right to take advantage of the local amenities. The buffet breakfast was well presented with a good selection of hot and cold food.
Staff were really good and were able to attend to our needs as required Very old decor with smell of old wet dogs (this hotel allows pets in all rooms we believe)
Central location,food at the hotel,quietness of the rooms, comfort and cleanliness of the rooms and the hotel, cheerful staff. Bathroom lighting is only average,bathroom handheld shower is not easy to use, power socket in bathroom did not work properly.
Although a basic hotel we were pleasantly surprised, it was clean, excellent location, wonderful staff, good breakfast and restaurant, in all excellent value and somewhere we will return without hesitation.
loved the mezzanine concept. very comfortable and with balcony. thoroughly recommend
Good location for our requirements
Central location. Really noisy. Not from outside, but from corridor noise. Really odd accoustics .Coach parties going to and from rooms early and late. Could also hear people using toilet in other bathrooms!
It was convenient for our golf weekend in royan and La Rochelle and offered good value for money
The receptionist was very helpful even though we muddled through with my very poor french. The room was large and airy and I especially liked having a balcony with a view As we were travelling on a motorcycle parking was a bit of a problem as we had to keep checking it was okay parked away from the hotel.
Close to sea, very good breakfast. Very small room, bathroom & bed. No window, no airconditioning.
Very good value. Duplex family room with sea view; breakfast on balcony. Superb!
Noisy neighbours in room nextdoor. Thin walls, lack of sound deadening etc
Hotel was well positioned. Good value for money.Close to amenities. Clean linen.Good breakfast. Nice public rooms. Shower was not enclosed.Noisy plumbing. No opening windows/air con.
Freindly staff, good fresh breakfast, we were made to feel very welcome. The lift could be a little bigger, room for one small person or 2 cases!
Helpful approach of the lady running the hotel. Location of the room with a balcony overlooking the sea.. The shower was very small.
Easy to find, Parking reasonably good. Clean room, fair breakfast and polite and friendly receptionist. None of any note
The concierges were very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and quiet despite being in the middle of a big city. The continental breakfast was very good. The shower, as in a lot of hotels we have used, was hand held, and as we shower more than bath a bit inconvenient
The location was good and the staff friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast was basic and a bit expensive for what it was No bar
cleanliness and very quiet despite being on a main roundabout
central location, huge balcony/conservatory with a great view
It was very convenient for the town I was visiting with my brother. It was also convenient for travelling around the area due to it's closeness to the motorway. The cleanliness of the hotel was very impressive - everything was spotless and looked new. A car park would have been useful but there was a free town carpark just down the road.
The owner/staff were extremely friendly and helpful, going so far as to personally drive us to the train station on our last day. Language was only a slight problem, and the hotel is situated 1/2 block from the Tourist Information office. I recommend this hotel very highly!
Staff very friendly and welcoming. Ideal central location in Saintes. We were given, at no extra cost, a room with a spacious enclosed balcony with a fine view of the town centre- turning our room into a spacious suite effectively. Overall the hotel was unbelievably good value. Tea/coffee facilities in room would have allowed us to fully enjoy the balcony with a view.
Very friendly and helpful owner. Great Location. Secure parking. Simple but comfortable rooms.Excellent breakfast. There is no restaurant but the owner recommended several nice ones nearby. Great Value.
Friendly receptionist; very central location for sightseeing in Saintes Price is a bit pushy
The only good thing i have to say about this hotel is the location The hotel itself it simply awful, we arrived at 1pm to check in, got to the room and it had not been cleaned yet, even though check in is after 12pm, the toilet was literally in the room, if it wasnt for the shower curtain seperating it from the room, then i would have been peeing in front of my partner! there was no coffee or tea facilities and the shared shower was infact 1 shower for the entire block on the 2nd floor which you had to use tokens for (there was only 2 in the room for us to use, so we ended up sharing a shower morning and night). I am not a fussy person, i have stayed in alot of hostels in europe which were far far better then this '2 star hotel'. In my opinion it was more of a hostel, and it should be much cheaper to stay
Very good location Close to the beach and marina. The room offered initially was without a WC. However, the proper room was offered the same day. The hotel needs renovation.
Staff were helpful and pleasant. Location was very good, close to beach,and shops, cafes. I would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
it was in a perfect location for shopping, the beach and bars and restaurants.
Good location make a shower free for cheap room!
the location I did not like the fact that even though I booked in Feb we had to change rooms after 2 nights. As it was a special celebration for us this was upsetting.
5 mins from Beach-Hotel a little tired but undergoing modernisation programme, pleasant staff and a good breakfast
breakfast was wonderful and the staff were very friendly. we have been before and knew the location was perfect for parking and access to town facilities. our friends room had a carrier bag with some cocks in left in wardrobe and the taps in our room had not been cleaned very well (black round the back).
As uaual, all was very good - location first class for town, beaches and shops - staff very friendly and accomodating. Nothing
We stayed in the Abacus because of it's proximity to the beach. We were staying in Royan to take part in the Violen Sur La Sable which takes place on the last week of July each year. There is a nice terrace where breakfast is served. Breakfast was very good value at six euros a head. We found it rather noisy at night with rather a lot of traffic passing below our window, bin collections every morning at 2.a.m. but this is not the hotel's fault. We found the owner very pleasant. Our bedroom was kept spotless. We would return.
Position overlooking the sea. Reception manager very efficient with a sense of humour who works very long hours and perhaps not appreciated.(I Hope he is) Cleaning staff very cheery and efficient. Breakfast excellent with very fresh produce. Rooms could do with an overhaul if I was to be very critical but still did not spoil our visit and would very happily stay there again
The breakfast is excellent The room is too small.
Attitude of duty manager when we were eventually allowed to book in was, to say the least, attrocious! He was arrogant, bombastic, and thoroughly unfriendly.
Good Price No landing light at end of our corridor
The view from the balcony and situation of hotel, away from noisy centre of resort. Tea making facilities were available but never any milk - had to ask each day for some. There was an unpleasant smell in the lift and the reception area could do with smartening up, otherwise good value hotel.
Semi Veiw of Beach Restuarant closed Sat Evening
location to beach bedroom was tiny - not enough space to walk around the beds. the noise from other rooms and in particular from the bathroom above every time they went to the toilet!.
I would´t recomend it: too much money for what you get. Location on a suburb spot, near warehouses and industries.
Clean, good bathroom and bedroom space. Staff good. Tea/coffee facilities appreciated. Breakfast not good value for money as limited selection - usually wider range in these hotels. We paid Euros 5 for similar breakfast at another hotel on the same trip.
Ok for an overnight stay but not suitable for longer holiday in my opinion
Food was good, staff were helpful. Black mold in corner of bedrooms, rooms damp and very basic. General condition of buildings was poor.
We arrived late and I was tired having driven for the first time in France. Although the restaurant was about to close, we were able to eat and I was so grateful for that.
Efficient check in/out, friendly staff
We stayed in eight Campaniles...This was our first Campanile we were so please with our choice the bedroom/bed was spotless floors were clean and the air conditioner worked without stale air blowing in our face at night the food in the restaurant was excellent this Campanile spoiled us as we did not have the same quality with others throughout our stay in France. We were very disappointed in the bathroom it was not up to the quality of the rest of the Room/Hotel it had huge holes in the wall around the shower and mold around the tub... The sink, and toilet were spotless.
Quality/price ratio Bed was pretty soggy - new mattresses needed?
Excellent for an overnight stay None
Proximity to beach. Shower room though small was new and had a feel of luxury room was very small
friendly staff, situiation and view from room.good breakfast. smell of drains from toilet. cramped shower. lift only takes 3 when we were a party of 4 on 6th floor !
Close to restaurants, shops , beach and swimming pool Rooms were not up to 3 star standard, due to the lack of space.
Good sea front location, easy to find. Lack of secure parking Somewhat impersonal. Breakfast is expensive.
The sea view. The location - plenty of nearby parking and restaurants; close to the ferry across the Gironde.. Nowhere to sit in the room apart from the bed.
Very central location. Quiet curtyard setting, with the exception of Saturday night. Car parking facility. Friendly staff. Carrying luggage to second floor on a steep and narrow staircase.
hotel staff very helpful, room plenty adequate for a short stay, central location.
The Hotel was ideally situated. We liked the decor and appreciated the fact that the hotel was quiet and the staf non obtrusive. The secure parking was a bonus and breakfast was also good No tea or coffe facilities either in the room or in the hotel in the evening.
It's position in the town
The friendliness of the staff and the fact that I had free access to emials. No
Central to Old Town No lift
We stayed in this hotel for one night on our way down to the south of France. It is located in the old city with many resturants close by. Easy access from the motorway. Will stay there again.
Clean and nicely situated. Room was very good and food very acceptable No
Breakfast was very good, with plenty of choice. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Very friendly staff, speaking english very well. You can have a good meal (menu) in the restaurant for a very fair price!
Good breakfast and helpful staff. Good access to nearby restaurants Location not suitable for travellers without car.
The Visit was not a holiday as I was visiting my seriously ill father in hospital
Just a place to sleep one night during travel.
The Manager and staff at this hotel were absolutely fantastic. They could not have been more helpful and even though it was only an overnight stay made us feel really welcome. This is not a luxury hotel and does not pretend to be, but it has all the facilities needed for a short stay. It is not very easy to find as the signs are really small guiding you towards it, but is worth it when you get there. We would absolutely recommend it.
Easy to book, clean and convenient as a stop during our journey from St Malo to Bordeaux. In view of the cost of the hotel, I do not draw attention to any faults.
Walking distance to Main tourist precinct. Free Parking & Free Wi Fi internet
Very impressed by cleanliness and layout of hotel. Reception staff very competent and friendly.
Very good breakfast, clean and bright rooms. The family room we had was huge ( 2 adults 2 boys aged 14 and 11)
This hotel was a good value for the money. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel was surprisingly far from the city center of Saintes. From other reviews we thought it would be walking distance, but it was at least a few km!! We ended up driving in, but would have preffered a hotel closer to the restaurants, etc.
Basic hotel set in a zone with businesses, other similar hotels etc - ideal location and price for overnight stay whilst visiting Saintes, Cognac or various chateaux in the area. Hotel is 10k from Saintes so not practical to walk especially at night. There are a coule of restaurants close by the hotel but good choice if you drive into Saintes - we did not have a problem parking but imagine in July/August parking could be a problem in Saintes. Hotel has large, free car park, basic rooms, only one medium sized towel per person, but clean and with small t.v. Bathroom clean and adequate. Hotel breakfast very good value. Definitely a one or two night maximum stay hotel - area convenient but unattractive. Would have been good to have more than one towel per person in the bathroom.
Internet provision and the TV area in the reception was very useful. Very friendly,helpful staff. The room was refreshed daily to a high standard. Did not expect to find hairdrier or tea/coffee making facilities - this was not stated on the website - nice surprise No
The hotel was near to Saintes, but in a very quiet location, so it was much more peacful than hotels in the centre of the town
We found the staff friendly and helpful and there was a good continental breakfast ready for us early in the morning
The location was very good. The bathroom facilities were below what I expected. Being allocated 1 croissant for breakfast was not acceptable.
Hotel is situated very close to city centre - some traffic noise but essentially a comfortable, reasonably priced hotel with efficient staff.
The friendly,helpful, approach of the manager. the clean room
Good location and friendly staff No particular dislikes
The staff made my stay enjoyable as they were very helpful and always very curtious.
We thought this was too basic for us, it was like living in a garage. Would hate to stay there in winter! Won't choose a Balladins Express again.
Very handy location to break journey if travelling through France down towards the Pyrenees. Hotel just off the motorway. Very friendly and helpful owner. Good breakfast (6.50 E). Free secure parking. Hotel not expensive but rather basic; rooms are in small chalets. Can certainly