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Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location on the habour with an easy walk to to the town centre. Rooms are clean and comfortable but just like most French rooms, not the biggest. Breakfast is good with plenty of choice and availability.

I stayed here after a 2 week trip in France & Spain on our last night before heading back to the UK (please let point out here I stayed in a few different hotels during our trip including another Mercure in Bordeaux which was great & I have left positive feedback for that stay) We had a lovely evening in La Rochelle & the hotel is in a fantastic location - the receptionist was very polite (he was the only member of staff we encountered during our stay as we checked out early morning to get back on the road). We went to bed with no Bites on us (except for a couple of mosquito bites on my right foot from Spain) at all & woke up with my Back, Shoulders, Backs of Legs & Arms covered in tiny bites (very itchy). I contacted Mercure (accor hotels group) to inform them of this happening with the room number etc to prevent this happening to anyone else. I have not heard anything back from them to date since 18th June (3 weeks today) which I find personally shocking, not even an acknowledgement of the issue or that they have inspected the room to make sure other guests are not effected by this issue. I refrained from writing this as I wanted to give the company a chance to act as I have stayed in quite a few Mercure Hotels & like them but after this experience I will not be returning.

Great location and views over the old port, we had a stopover in La Rochelle and this hotel was a great choice. Easy to find and free parking, excellent air conditioning and a pleasant breakfast on the balcony overlooking the port.

It is a modern attractive building in a very good location. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We didn't use the restaurant but it looked smart and probably had the best view from the building. Unfortunately our room (438) was very small and we had to take turns to move around the room and the wardrobe door wouldn't open completely as it couldn't clear the bed. The view from our room through a smallish window was miserable. it provided a view of some industrial buildings, the railway line, a car park and some apartment buildings. in my opinion it is over priced for this accommodation and although it has the amenities it doesn't feel like a 4 star hotel.

Everything was fine at this hotel, which is near the centre of La Rochelle, until we got to breakfast, where they seemed to be disorganised and unable to keep the various supplies of food adequately replenished. There appeared to be little or no management of the breakfast process. Which is strange, because, when the food was there, it was fine. Also, we had dinner there on two evenings during our stay, and that was really good, and the service was excellent

I stayed here with my brother for 4 days. The hotel is fantastically positioned overlooking one of the marinas The staff are very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. I stayed in one of the standard rooms which some would say were on the small side but they were clean and tidy with comfortable beds. I chose this room as you had the option of a walk in shower and as I have mobility problems it suited me more than perhaps one of the larger rooms. The hotel has it's own car park at the back of the hotel which was very useful. There is a nice restaurant in the hotel ( we didn't eat here other than breakfast) but is also within walking of many restaurants overlooking the marinas. Breakfast was a good buffet with an excellent choice. I would certainly recommend this hotel and if we returned to La Rochelle would certainly stay again.

Modern hotel with fantastic access to the old city. Refreshingly light meals available in the restaurant, which has a wonderful view to the marina. Air conditioning works! Excellent bed and facilities - 'privilege' rooms are worth the extra.

Well equipped room - you get what you expect with Mercure. Good dinners, but there is no separation between groups (can be very noisy) and 'ordinary' hotel guests. Helpful staff. Excellent breakfasts. A pleasant place to stay. A lot of noise from returning revellers who chose to dine elsewhere.

Location is 5 minute walk from train station, Masq or San Nicolas Hotels, or from old harbor. Awesome local Rochelais menu. $$$$ but definitely worth the menu, service and top notch view of La Rochelle harbor. Quiet and perfect as business or romantic setting. Sea food dish particularly authentic. Suggest dinner for sunset and dusk view and ambience.

The Mercure is modern, clean and has what you want for a few days in La Rochelle. The rooms are small - they reminded us of cruise ship cabins, with efficient use of the very limited space - but adequate. The ventilation is fierce and can't be turned down. Breakfast has a typically French limited choice and many Brits/Americans will not find what they're used to. I would rate it as three star. There are lovely views over the harbour from some rooms.

Quai Louis Prunier La Rochelle Charente-Maritime

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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served 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 887 reviews