This is a small family-run operation which should seriously think about entering the 21st century a bit. The whole place shuts down in the evening (no late arrivals will be booked in) and on Sundays and public holidays. The abiding feeling is that they are doing you a favour letting you stay there (as is so often the case in France). Half an hour before I was due to check out, I had Madame on the phone shrilly demanding that I leave NOW!! And when I did check out, she had the nerve to say she'd see me next time!
No restaurant, no bar, no other facilities; no pillows on the bed, only a bolster (very old school). For 5 euros you can have a breakfast of execrable French coffee, a croissant and a piece of baguette with, not so much jam, as apricot liquid. On the second morning, I went to the nearest coffee shop where I had an excellent continental breakfast for 4.50 euros. So there.
Central location, a block from Aix old town. The place was not empty but my room was very quiet, despite the holiday season and a music festival. The tariff I was charged was very reasonable, so I was not expecting any frills with this hotel - and I did not get any. However, the bed was comfortable enough, despite the bolster, and keeping the fan on all night more or less made up for the lack of air-conditioning.
The proprietor was more co-operative than I might have expected in the matter of the trousers I left behind in my room.
It's a budget hotel; it's fairly clean; it'll do if you intend to use it only as a place to sleep.