Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is set in a very nice old building, with part of the hotel in a renew building. I was in the old building in a very nice room, good breakfast buffet and very helpfull staff. an a big and easy parking. I recommend the place with no doubt.
The building in itself is a very beautiful historic building. In our case, with heavy construction works for the Avignon tramway going on, we arrived with our car after 40 minutes of queing up and traffic jam around the old city (terrible). On top of that the hotel front entrance has no space at all even to ask what to do with the car (with another car coming behind us and wanting us to move ahead immediately). In this situation, fortunately, the male receptionist came to us (5 m. away) and gave us the map + explanation for the parking lot (the young lady at the reception on the other hand couldn't care less and spoke to us indistinctly from afar). No, you can't guess where the parking lot is if you don't know beforehand. So, it could be a good idea to email that map to guests before arrival. Problem solved, no hassle. :)
If you are using Avignon as a base to visit other sites in Provence you are in the right place, 5 mins from the train station with easy access to Eurostar and 5 mins from the coach station which travels to many places including Pont du Gard, Aix,Arles etc. It is also very convenient to walk to the old Avignon. It is worth paying the supplement for the superior rooms which are clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated, with high ceilings for that feeling of space. I was very pleased with the room. Breakfast was good but not great. The hotel in itself is pleasant with an interior courtyard which looks very peaceful and there is overall a feeling of space (some of the largest hallways leading to the rooms) What I thought let the hotel down was the swimming pool, which is on a roof terrace and needs some TLC with new equipment, some tending of the plants and a drinks service would be good. Also, the food at the hotel is quite expensive , which is not a problem given the choice of restaurants outside, but can potentially deter you from eating in.
We stayed here for 3 nights in a superior room which was in the modern part of the hotel. The room was very large with a sofa and small balcony although due to a mini heatwave it was too hot to sit there. There was a fridge in the room and they supplied Loccitane toiletries which were readily replaced. There was air conditioning in the room although it did struggle in the extreme temperatures. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We didn't eat in the hotel as it was close to so many lovely cafes and restaurants. The hotel is in an excellent location being a 5 minute walk from the station and from there it's a 5 minute train ride to the TGV station for Eurostar. It's really easy to walk to all the main sites in Avignon and would definitely return on another trip.
Location is excellent - 5 minutes walk from the main square and close to all the sites, The deluxe room was spacious if somewhat austere. The hotel, oddly, incorporates a functioning Jesuit chapel which you walked through to get to the room! The courtyard was full of rubbish and we were disturbed every morning by men working in the courtyard operating some sort of very noisy machine. The pool area is a real advantage in the centre of Avignon (if a little hard to find) but there is no shade! A few umbrellas would help.
Stayed here in late July. Found the rooms to be clean, well maintained and spacious (with the excpetion of the lavatory, which was a little small). Good breakfast. Cool and shaded, which was very welcome in the heat of July. Wel situuated for exploring Avignon - withon easy walking distance of the main sights. Would happily stay there again
Lovely hotel, however my deluxe room, which was in the annex had the strangest entry system I have seen. It looked like a load of porta cabins stacked on top of each other. The room was good though, with l'occitaine toiletries provided. There was a small balcony and plenty of seating. I would recommend trying to get a room in the old building.
Having paid for a deluxe room disappointing to find that toiletries are not replaced and no water replaced either on a daily basis. One would have expected this to be a minimum standard that would be acceptable for this establishment
We were thrilled when we first entered this magnificent building which is a wonderful oasis of calm in bustling Avignon. But our rather scruffy room which cost nearly 300 euros was a bit like a capsule hotel room with a tiny windowless bathroom and a metal sink! The bed linens were sweaty and the pillows lumpy. The aircon was blowing hot and cold all night so sleep was intermittent. The breakfast involved taking a tray and helping yourself to whatever you could find - there was nobody to greet you and explain how it all worked. Juice was bottled. The fruit - peaches, plums, apricots - was as unripe as you'd find in a UK supermarket, which after two weeks spent enjoying the ripest and most delicious fruit all over Provence, felt cheap and cheerless. On the plus side, the service at reception was very good, the rooftop pool was a bonus and we had the most wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant with great food and service. But I didn't feel that this hotel is trying hard enough in terms of its price-value ratio.
This is my second stay at this hotel. Inadvertently this time I managed to book a room in the new section of the hotel - I think they may be cheaper. And with good reason. The rooms are really small and many have the bedrooms up narrow stairs from the bathroom. We were a party of 6 and 2 of us were staying 3 nights (while the others were just staying overnight). For some inexplicable reason we were booked in what may be the smallest room of the hotel. The others had slightly larger rooms. We requested and paid extra to stay in a room in the old section of the hotel which was spacious and far better. Dinner at the hotel is lovely - in the gardens and service is very good. And the location, across the road from the station is fabulous. It is a great hotel.
- Walking distance to Place de l'Horloge and Palais des Papes
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Avignon City Centre, Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Place de l'Horloge and Palais des Papes. This 80-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Avignon, the hotel is also near Musee du Petit Palais and Pont Saint-Bénézet.
This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis's 80 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 80-cm flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night.
Guests of Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a garden and a porter/bellhop.
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55% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 851 reviews