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Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We chose this hotel as it was central and had a car park! As others have said it is a perfect location by the Old Harbour and an easy walk to most places. Checkin was quick and friendly. Have to say the staff here were exceedingly pleasant throughout our stay. Room was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed. Bathroom was clean and the shower good. Breakfast was plentiful and kept fresh throughout. Check out was quick and painless. Do not presume you will eat in the evening because it was shut for two evenings of our stay. Despite being close to the harbour and the railway station we found the hotel very quiet. Will not hesitate to stay again if in the area.

We stayed here for four nights over Christmas. The hotel has free parking and is very near to the port and old town. Our room was on the third floor and had a good view of the port and towers. All the main attractions and lovely walks are on the doorstep. Good welcome from staff and cleaning staff were particularly cheerful and helpful. Good range of hot and cold food for breakfast buffet. We did not eat at the hotel as there are so many good bars and restaurants nearby.

It’s a few years since we last stayed here and we chose the Mercure Vieux Port Sud again for its excellent location as everywhere is within walking distance. As the hotel has a car park it is ideal. As with all Mercures the rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped. Our room, a standard (ie not a Privilege), was good value and the package included breakfast which included everything you could think of from continental to cooked items. My only slight criticism is that the atmosphere is quite impersonal and I had not one kind or friendly word from the staff. Perhaps a little customer service training would be helpful? We would stay here again in any case.

The Mercure hotel in La Rochelle is located right in the modern area of the southern “Old Harbour”, next to the Aquarium and overlooking the harbour. If you arrive by car there is a convenient outdoor parking area on the hotel grounds which is free of charge. All major sights are within walking distance. Rooms are a bit small but have a comfortable bed and a small working area. The bathroom is ok. The area is very silent, I had a good sleep.

Very good. Ideal location for the old port,museums and restaurants. Secure parking and the restaurant is fine. The room overlooking the old port had wonderful views but in my opinion was rather smaller than expected.

Couldn't be better placed- so central- everything within easy walking distance. Staff pleasant and helpful. Room clean and comfy. Towels thin and small not what we expect to find in a 4 star,hotel. Safe parking

Good basic hotel but should not be rated 4 star - hotel room facilities are very basic but they really do need to upgrade coffee and toiletries. Now that airlines limit liquids on aircraft I think at least a four star hotel should provide more than liquid soap in it's rooms. Tea and coffee served in plastic cups, not pleasant - sounds petty but it's the little details that count. Rooms were clean and good location. Don't bother with breakfast at 16 euros per person there are plenty of cheaper and delicious options in the town.

We enjoyed our stay here and had a lovely view of the harbour from our room. The hotel is situated next to the aquarium which is well worth a visit. Our room was clean but as mentioned in other reviews it was small. Breakfast was satisfactory. We did not have evening meal in hotel as no vegetarian options on menu. Would definitely stay there again.

We Had a Nice stay at this Hotel. Its Location was good with lots to see. It was close enough to Main town to easily walk. We enjoyed our Bus trip to the Île de Ré We would like to go back when all the work at the Old Port is Complete as it should be even better

My wife and I stayed here last week for one night as a stopover on our way to Zsouthern Spain. The hotel was very good and clean and we had a surprisingly large room overlooking the harbour.. we had booked bed and breakfast and were willing to book in the restaurant for dinner but the menu choice was not great. However the reception staff were great and told us where the good restaurants were and even recommended a couple. The breakfast was very good and we would definitely stay here again.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tour St. Nicolas and Tour de la Chaine
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in La Rochelle City Centre, Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Tour St. Nicolas and Tour de la Chaine. This 4-star hotel has 123 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a marina, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central La Rochelle and also a short walk from La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and Tour de la Lanterne.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 123 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud Hotel offers a marina, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 9 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 971 reviews