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Reviews of La Joie Des Sables 3 stars

Plage De La Corniche, Chemin Des Quilles,, 34200 Sète, France

#11 of 14 hotels in Sète

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Review score

Based on 366 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.4

  • Comfort

    7.2

  • Location

    8.5

  • Facilities

    7.2

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    7.1

  • Free WiFi

    7.7

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  • Reviewed: 18 May 2018

    7.1
    good location, but needs a renovation
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the hotel is badly in need of a renovation. the room was pretty worn out, especially the toilet/shower & furniture.

    great location (right near the beach) & friendly staff (son of the owner)

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2017

    7.5
    Comfortable room near the beach not too far from Sete
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Constant alarm type noise which seemed to come from next door room. Spoke to manager who assured us there was no alarm but magically stopped soon after though started again early next morning. Apparently it was a machine which he admitted he switched off when we complained but obviously switched it back on early in the morning! Thankfully we managed to get sleep!

    Spacious room with balcony close to beach. Staff friendly and helpful

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2017

    7.1
    Dated but friendly
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Sure, the rooms are dated, with worn furniture. But we’ve got the impression that they’re doing the best they can with the means they have. But new white linens, with no bedspread together with soft white towels could do wonders. Add to this a deep cleaning and all this will be a good start.

    The serviceminded and friendly owner and staff. The breakfast. The free parking. The free and good WIFI. The good and also silent A/C. And of course the fridge with soft drinks (which are refilled at not charge). And on top of this, it’s close to the beach, close to several restaurants and also close to a convenience store.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2017

    7.9
    A throwback to the 80's
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    We checked in 15 mins late and at first the concierge was a bit weird.

    The look of this hotel is very unique, photogenic so to speak

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2017

    7.1
    Quirky hotel. Good value, nice location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was a drive not a walk from the main town centre but that isn't really a fault of the hotel

    Lovely breakfast, easy parking, good beaches nearby

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2017

    9.2
    Great stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The price.

    The morning coffee. The service .

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2017

    4.6
    For french only.
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    very poor service and breakfast

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2016

    8.3
    Very helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast somewhat limited.

    Very helpful staff. Location on the shore near beaches. Pleasant restaurant next door. Parking provided for free.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2016

    7.5
    180 steps to beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    180 steps to beach.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2016

    6.3
    short stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Air conditioning wasn't working. The receptionist did try to fix it.

    Location was ok. Room had a nice balcony. Bed comfortable. Nice shower.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • 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: 20 October 2015

    8.3
    Quiet location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    A long way out of town and from public transport outside the high season. Adjacent restaurant not open, but two reasonable ones a short distance away

    Quiet location. Sea View

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2015

    2.9
    Parking was free, beach was near.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel was dirty, falling apart, and smelt of smoke, no eating places nearby, not a very nice part of sete to stay in. Very expensive too!

    Parking was free, beach was near.

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    3.3
    Nothing.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    When you enter the main entrance you are greeted with a strong odour of cigarettes. The room was filthy with sticky/greasy light switches. 20-30 year old stained and rusted furniture. Stained and dirty floors. Hole in the bath. Wall paper peeling off. Some lights not working. It appears to have been built in the 60s or 70s and has had minimal upkeep since then. Even the old furniture seems to be from this period. When we politely mentioned this we received a very apathetic attitude in return.

    Nothing.

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2015

    8.8
    Perfect location across from beach, restaurants and shops.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Locks on balcony sliding window/doors not working - need to bring down the electronic shutter to ensure security as rooms on ground floor. Shutter on one room broke and was unable to raise it. Room next to back entrance very noisy throughout the night. Had asked on Booking .com for a quiet room.

    Perfect location across from beach, restaurants and shops. Clean and comfortable rooms with balcony and outside seating. Friendly staff. Ample parking in a parking lot which is locked at nigh time.

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2015

    9.5
    The location is very near the beach and the view from the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Just a small problem with the parasol - it did not fit into the floor stand and could'nt be used during our stay. Room nr 34.

    The location is very near the beach and the view from the balcony was perfect

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    8.3
    Great location for the beach, easy bus ride or walk into the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No safe in the room.

    Great location for the beach, easy bus ride or walk into the old town, and close to some nice cafés and restaurants. An ocean view from our room.

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2015

    7.1
    Location, excellent restaurant next door, parking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Low hard bed, breakfast area was not welcoming and stuffy.

    Location, excellent restaurant next door, parking. Easy walking distance to a selection of bars, restaurants and just metres away from a long sandy beach.

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2015

    7.1
    Roomy and clean bathrooms, very friendly breakfast staff and...
    • Business trip
    • Group

    The hotel is a little bit away from everything and the area smelled strongly of fish. We had a bit of difficulties finding a place to eat, as we arrived at 10 p.m. and almost all places were closing.

    Roomy and clean bathrooms, very friendly breakfast staff and free (although a bit cramped) parking lot.

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2015

    7.9
    A nice hotel on the coast, but out of the hurly-burly of the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No bad experiences

    A nice hotel on the coast, but out of the hurly-burly of the town centre. Helpful, friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    4.2
    No lift
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No lift Staff spoke little English No tea/coffee facilities in hotel was advised to cross road to a café.

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    7.0
    La situation de l'Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    La situation de l'Hotel

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2015

    7.5
    Closeness to the beach, ideal for our dogs, who were allowed...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Closeness to the beach, ideal for our dogs, who were allowed on the beach after 1st October.

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2015

    7.1
    Nice people, position on seafront.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Decoration and furniture rather tired.

    Nice people, position on seafront.

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2015

    8.3
    Free parking
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Free parking

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2015

    7.5
    Toilet.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Blood stains on the bedding

    Toilet. Location

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2015

    7.1
    Close to the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The room was cramped this year. Our expectations were a bit higher.

    Close to the beach. Not too far away from the motorway. Dogs are accepted

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2015

    8.8
    Slightly quirky hotel in a great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Some room furniture was the worse for wear

    Slightly quirky hotel in a great location.The manager, Nicholas is friendly and accommodating.

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2015

    5.8
    Close to the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A lot of trafic-noise. Very easy to hear other guests (room and hallway).

    Close to the beach. Free Wifi.

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    6.7
    Comfortable quiet good access to beaches, restaurants etc
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Disappointed no beaches which allowed dogs but to be fair think this is same all over France

    Comfortable quiet good access to beaches, restaurants etc

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2015

    4.2
    Not much
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything except the bed

    Not much

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2015

    6.3
    Price was good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Hard to find. Just fair accommodations.

    Price was good. Good view of the sea.

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2015

    5.8
    out of the less savoury parts of the old town
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    out of the picturesque old town

    out of the less savoury parts of the old town

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