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Appart'hotel La Mézelle

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have used this hotel as a stop over on route to the south. Both stays we were greeted by the very friendly staff. Nice hotel, clean and a great view on the lake and surroundings. Good wifi and spacious parking. Very close to the town.

If you can look through the old interior you will have a great stay at this hotel. It is simple, yet clean and a perfect location. Right near Bourbonne les Bains and with the best view. Service level is high. Sweet and helpful.

We used this as a stopover on the way to sth france. Initial shocked at the age of the decor 1960, however it was clean and served a purpose, no more! the restaurant next door was very poor and expensive, strongly suggest you grab some food before ariving at Hotel as there is NO choice of an alternative facility . breakfast in hotel was ok. So, Clean but old kooky hotel.

Old hotel located in very posh location next to the lake which brings great value to your stay. We stayed in a family room which was okay. The room was lake facing but a little congested. The view is extremely nice from the hotel lawns. Secured parking is available onsite. The check-in is not available until late which is a negative. Overall, a nice package.

What can I say? We booked this hotel as its in the middle of France (so ideal when driving back to UK from Provence) and the lake & dog policy looked really appealing and the on-site restaurant was an added bonus (or so we thought). Luckily we arrived early (around 1.30 pm) so had chance for a good look around. Reception was closed when we arrived so we rang the bell & a lady from the Spa came up & gave us a key to a ground floor room as booked. We'd asked for a room for 3 people, so we got 2 x rooms with an open adjoining door. This in itself would have been fine but wow what rooms! Last decorated circa 1952, double beds virtually at floor level with "kitchenette" fittings in the room. Tastefully (?) decorated in brown throughout with original 50s linen & towels (or so it felt). Musty and unpleasant is probably the best review I can give. undeterred we decided to look at the restaurant, hmm... Now this was a Friday lunchtime & although open it was anything BUT welcoming. I've travelled widely in France for the past 30 years & can't recall another time I've been into a 'restaurant' and not wanted to stay so much. Canteen decor put me off for a start & to be honest having stood waiting for 10 minute to be noticed (it wasn't busy) I walked out again & we drove into town to find a light lunch not entirely looking forward to dinner later. The town was, well suited to the hotel & vice versa. It was DEAD. Almost no one around & almost no-where to buy lunch. In the end we found a small supermarche on the (very quiet) main street and ate a sandwich & canned drink on a concrete bench (yes that really was the highlight of a Friday in town)... So back to the hotel & it looked even worse 2nd time around. Positive - the wifi was free so we sat in reception & booked a hotel in Reims 2.5 hrs away as none of us could face actually staying in this time-warp hotel. Cancelled room (although they still charged us in full) and when asked if there was a problem with the room I explained that it was dirty, shabby, and run down & not what I expect from a hotel - the (now manned) reception seemed to have heard it all before & simply shrugged. This is the 1st time Ive written a negative review on Trip Advisor and only the second time ever I've walked out of a hotel without staying. Not an experience I would wish to repeat.

My wife and I stayed here on our way down to Italy from the UK. We chose this hotel as it was not far out of the way and was dog-friendly. I must admit, I didn't take the time to look at any reviews, but I wished I had. The rooms downstairs looked, smelled and felt like an old abandoned hospital. The floors were made of rubber, which I guess makes sense if you allow dogs. The bedspread looked clean enough, but the dog seemed worrying fascinated by it and intent on rolling in it, the way dogs roll is the faeces of other animals. You can see where I'm going with this, right? Outside, there is a lake. From the pictures this looked ideal as it meant we could walk the dog in the evening and before setting off in the morning. What the pictures don't convey is the fact that all of the sewage from the hotel and nearby restaurant is flushed into the lake, so you can imagine the smell in mid-June. The other main reason we chose to stay here is that there is a restaurant. We arrived at about ten to eight in the evening, and the restaurant was closed. We were able to find a nice little pizzeria in the nearby town of Bourbonne-les-Bains, and this was by far the highlight of our short stay. Given how brazenly awful this place is, it was nowhere near as cheap as it could have been either. For comparatively little more, we were able to find a much nicer place to stay in Germany on our journey home. On the plus side, the countryside heading south from the hotel back toward the freeway was absolutely stunning, and we would not have seen this had we not endured the night of horror that preceded it. Nonetheless, my advice would be to avoid Hotel du Lac like the bad smell it is.

Having read some of the reviews before we booked, and considering we'd left it until the last minute before booking an overnight stay on the way to Switzerland, we thought it couldn't be that bad - how wrong we were!! I agree, this is NOT a hotel, it's more like a hostel - dark, dingy, very very basic, noisy (the walls & ceilings are obviously paper thin - we were disturbed constantly during the night) It's supposed to be non smoking but the corridors stunk of smoke. Ok the views are beautiful, however, once evening fell the mosquitoes arrived in their thousands and to top it off the only available restaurant was fully booked! It was a hellish night! We left at 6.30 am. Do not stay at this 'hotel'!! The person who wrote "you'd be better off sleeping in your car" is right!

First of all- this is listed as a 2 star hotel. If you are expecting a picturesque country hotel break - this is not it. I would call this a hostel, rather than Hotel. The photos of the property are a little misleading- the restaurant is not connected, and the (many winding, dark) rooms, are basic rooms with kitchen facilities, some with basic balcony or garden access. *ROOM* Plastic furniture, clean but slightly shabby bedding/curtains Metal/aluminium sink and kitchen cupboards. The small bathroom was OK. There was a very new, LCD tv attached to the wall- the most modern thing in the hotel/room. *STAFF* The hotel staff themselves were very friendly, spoke very good English and send you a nice welcome/confirmation email with location details etc *SUMMARY* Basically- if you were to stop by, on an overnight hiking/camping trip it is fine. For a stop over after a long drive through want something a little more. We booked this one night stay during a driving trip to France and Italy. We stayed in Evian the night after (another 2 star hotel) which was VASTLY different (see review for Hotel de France, Evian) So- the hotel was clean but basic, friendly staff and the usual continental breakfast was good, and again plenty to eat. Although a little out of season- the town seemed VERY closed. The hotel is 5-10 mins walk from town centre, along a main road. I counted at least 3 funeral directors and a large cemetery, which unfortunately led us to refer to the place as the City of the Dead...Very few places were open- and the street was mainly full of the usual chemists, shoe shops and florists. We walked back to the hotel to the restaurant next door (not connected) and had a meal there. The (friendly) staff did not speak much English- so be prepared to use your French. The meal was very nice, though not inexpensive- but a choice of places would have been nice. Maybe in season this is a brighter, busier place- but in October it was very much the opposite.

We booked this hotel for 4 nights after finding what appeared to be a pretty little hotel in an ideallic setting. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 children so we booked an apartmet. When we arrived at the hotel we were advised that the restuarant would be closed for the week. As the hotel was not near local restaurants/shops this was a major issue and one I felt we should have been advised of in advance. We then went to the room on the second floor, the lift was so small you could hardly move and that was with only two people in it. When we got to the apartment we couldn't believe how small it was with three beds crammed into each of the two rooms with inches to spare. The fridge was about the size of a matchbox and the windows were very small leaving the room very dark. The decor was dated and made the rooms seem even smaller. We registered our unhappiness with the checkin staff who seemed not too worried and said that no one else had an issue with their hotel. We left them and our deposit behind and will not be returning to the area in the near or distant future.

Accueil très convivial , grande chambre avec grand réfrigérateur (et possibilité de kitchenette) ; vue extraordinaire sur le lac depuis le balcon ; pour les amoureux de la nature ; promenades à pied très agréables. Le directeur de l’hôtel réserve un accueil incomparable. Salle de gym en Rez de lac... Dépaysement garanti dans un cadre splendide.

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33% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 37 reviews