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Reviews of Hôtel Henri IV 2 stars

31 Rue Des Gentilshommes, 17000 La Rochelle, France

#31 of 42 hotels in La Rochelle

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Review score

Based on 526 hotel reviews

7.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.8

  • Comfort

    7.1

  • Location

    8.9

  • Facilities

    6.8

  • Staff

    8.4

  • Value for money

    7.1

  • Free WiFi

    7.2

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  • Reviewed: 13 September 2018

    10
    Very central and friendlly hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Because it is right in the centre of the city, it can be a bit noisy at night if your room is out on the street and if there are drunk people. But put earplugs on and it'll do !

    The hotel was really well located, right in the centre of the city. The room was comfy and the owner is a very smiley, friendly and nice man. He knows everything about La Rochelle, all the good places and where to eat out. Very good experience, I recommend this hotel.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2018

    6.3
    Disappointed
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is no guest parking like advertised. The parking advertised is quite far away. Breakfast was extremely disappointing. A croissant and piece of bread only. Not worth it at all. The mattress was stained and shower room was far away from out room.

    Receptionist and hotel worker very helpful with excellent English.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2018

    7.1
    Amazing location!
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Low wifi quality, constantly need to re-enter the password (old system). Economic rooms don't have a shower and the shared shower is too far from the room and really small! :/

    Amazing location! Clean room!

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    9.6
    Great place in a vibrant noisy city
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The city is very noisy at night, not the hotel's fault, I'd suggest taking earplugs for an undisturbed sleep

    The hotel is situated right in the centre of the city, so a perfect place to explore La Rochelle from

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2017

    6.7
    For a future visit we would stay out of town and drive in for a visit.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Because of location car access and parking is difficult. The recommended car park was 1km away. Although there were many restaurants nearby there were no food or liquor stores. Because of vintage building there were limited number of power outlets (we had to use the outlet in the bathroom).

    A great location. Proximity to the Old Port and shopping centers were good. The hostess was very helpful under the circumstances.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2017

    7.9
    The hotel is great , the location as well and the breakfast...
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I couldn't close the window of the room (broken) and my baby and me got sick :( They were no one to fix it

    The hotel is great , the location as well and the breakfast was tasty

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    8.5
    I really enjoyed my trip!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Air conditioning would have been good but the fan was pretty good.

    The Room was really nice, well designed and clean, and the manager was really helpful.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    8.8
    Great value for money, great location!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    The site says there is parking for 7euros, when we arrived there was no parking close by and the parking we found was 20euros the day and night. This should be changed on the site.

    Great value for money, great location!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2017

    6.7
    3 night summer break in La Rochelle
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No air conditioning - having window open was not an option at night because of outside noise, including revellers at all hours! 61 steps to our room and no lift- and there was another floor above us! Shower too small. Double bed against the wall.

    In central location in La Rochelle. Close to harbour, shops and restaurants. Breakfast was good value, but was not buffet style so there was little choice. Get your car park ticket validated at the hotel (and pay there) - it works out much cheaper. We were pleased the hotel explained that to us. Booking the hotel through Booking.Com saved us 35€ per night.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    10
    The staff were extremely friendly, the facilities were clean...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were extremely friendly, the facilities were clean and tidy. Location was right in the heart of where you want to be but was still very quiet. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2017

    5.4
    Great location but poor attitude
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple/Family Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Manager dismissive and defensive when we were declining ed breakfast at 10.30 despite clear notice saying it was served till 11am. Also wi-fi was not available for hours . Attitude of manager was more problematic than original shortcomings in service. Avoid.

    Location great, middle old town

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2017

    9.6
    Next time in La Rochelle, it will be the Henry IV....a little gem!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room and dining room were clean and modern. The social centre of La Rochelle is around the old harbour and from the Henry IV, this is seconds rather than minutes away, bonus....the staff were helpful and obliging.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2017

    7.1
    Great location, OK hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Bedding didn't smell clean. Parking is a bit of a bother - Place du Verdun is the best. Front desk often not staffed - I had to ring.

    Great location, can be noisy but from people not road noise. Lovely cafes/boulangeries around. Great view out the window.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 October 2016

    8.3
    Good value and facilities in the heart of the town
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Availability of tourist maps of the town upon arrival.

    Convenient & largely traffic free location. Appointments, fixtures & fittings better than advertised.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2016

    7.5
    Good location and value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Noisy - the walls are very thin and it is next to a busy street.

    Very good location, right in the centre of the old town and accessible to everything. 10 minute walk from the station. Friendly staff. Only there for one night so it was perfect.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2016

    8.3
    Great value with a perfect location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing really.

    Great location. Did not have the breakfast as we preferred to use one of the harbourside cafes. Helpful and courtious manager. The right price and value for money

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2018

    9.2
    La Rochelle. In summer.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bit noisy. No lift.

    Location. And the host.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2018

    4.2
    The member of staff who checked us in and out was very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    They room was extremely hot with no fan and the carpet was dirty.

    The member of staff who checked us in and out was very friendly.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2018

    9.2
    Perfect location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    5 flights of stairs could be a problem for some No parking

    George was amazing and very helpful. Great English.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2018

    7.9
    GOOD value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bit noisy outside.

    GOOD value for money. Clean. Location good.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 June 2018

    10
    Overall very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Submitted via mobile

    The guy at the desk was really nice and friendly

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2018

    8.3
    correct
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    le bruit

    ça situation

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2018

    10
    The bed was very comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bed was very comfortable. The hotel is in a good location in the city center.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    7.9
    Staf and location is great!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Shared shower was too far away from the room

    Staf and location is great!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    9.2
    Comfortable , stress free in. Good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/a

    When my plans changed, staff responded helpfully. Location at centre of old town was great.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    7.9
    Extremely noisy area.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room with Shared Toilet and Bathroom
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Extremely noisy area.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2017

    5.0
    Lack of parking nearby.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lack of parking nearby. Smell in room and a humming noise all night.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2017

    6.3
    Basic and comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Really noisy and room was hot but couldn't open the window as there was so much noise from the street.

    Excellent location

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2017

    8.8
    Very convenient and perfect for getting a great feel of the city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No sound insulation. Luckily my neighbours were quiet.

    Fantastic location with a nice window over looking the city and streets of France.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2017

    9.2
    Comfortable, value for money hotel in tbe heart of La Rochelle.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was a little small.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    6.3
    Tiny room on a very noisy road front with steep stairs and no lifts. Did not get much sleep
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No decent parking close also very noisy in the night and no lifts and steep stairs

    Seafront was so close by

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2017

    7.1
    Right in the heart of the action
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Car parking shown as available. It is a 15 minute drive away and an 8 minute walk back. Cost 12 euros for an overnight

    So central

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2017

    8.3
    Excellent location, could hardly be better
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Absence of reception staff throughout the stay

    Excellent location, could hardly be better

    Stayed in May 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2016

    9.2
    Friendly English speaking staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The car parking was a fair walk but not a real problem.

    Friendly English speaking staff. Happy to advise about local attractions. Great central location.

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2016

    6.7
    The location was fantastic.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The room could have been cleaner, big cobwebs in the corners. A lightbulb needed changing and the toilet had not been cleaned properly.

    The location was fantastic. I asked for a quiet room and the man at the front desk was happy to do this for me.

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2015

    5.4
    Ideally situated, right at the heart, great for the harbour,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The price of the Hotel, basic facilities, paying price for location rather than room

    Ideally situated, right at the heart, great for the harbour, ferries to Islands and Fort Boyard.

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2015

    6.3
    Nice owner.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Creaky old floors and narrow cramped rooms and well overpriced for what u get but thats La Rochelle in summer. Worst wi-fi EVER!! It times out constantly.

    Nice owner...not that u see much of him.10min walk to SNCF. Right beside the harbour in the old town.

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2015

    5.4
    Location was excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Soooo hot and it's a lively area at night so opening the windows is a no no. Bit spartan.

    Location was excellent. Although totally inaccessible by car, park up in one of the big car parks and walk there. Lovely manager, really helpful.

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2015

    9.6
    Good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It would be nice to see notices in the corridors asking guests to be quiet when returning at night to respect other guests who may be sleeping.

    Good location.Clean comfortable bed.Friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    7.5
    Room was clean and absolutely fine.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    The noise in the street was dreadful. If you closed the window it was so hot, the fan was noisy. If you opened the window the noise was disturbing and the bin lorries start at 4am!

    Room was clean and absolutely fine.

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2015

    6.7
    Very good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Extremely noisy - we were up very early for a train but literally didn't get a wink of sleep - we were in a room on the street so perhaps better in other rooms.

    Very good location

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2016

    7.5
    no ok
    • Group

    it was too hot in the room.

    no ok

  • Reviewed: 10 December 2015

    10
    The staff were extremely helpful, when we arrived after the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The staff were extremely helpful, when we arrived after the check-in deadline.

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    7.9
    serenity of the environment
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    nothing at the moment

    serenity of the environment

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2015

    9.6
    tasteful decor, pretty building, Nice owner, gréât location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    tasteful decor, pretty building, Nice owner, gréât location.

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    9.2
    Location and cleanliness
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Location and cleanliness

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    10
    Very central.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It can be a little noisy due to central location

    Very central. Excellent

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2015

    10
    Good value for money clean helpful staff and very good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Good value for money clean helpful staff and very good location

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2015

    10
    Great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Great location. Hidden away but nice inside. Small and humble rooms but good value for the money

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    8.3
    Friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not one

    Friendly staff. Moved from a room with a view to smaller back room due to noisy festival

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2015

    10
    Convenience.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    There was a singer who went by at 1:30 in the morning. He had a lovely voice, but it was late.

    Convenience. Fine rooms.

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    8.8
    Only stayed one night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Only stayed one night. Bed was very comfortable. We had an ensuite bathroom.

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