Kyriad Avignon Courtine Gare3.0 out of 5.0
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having an hour and a half spare before the TGV we went here to enjoy a simple lunch before catching the train, rather than the sandwich offering on the station. the food was so bad we almost did not eat anything off our plates and we are not fussy eaters. plus hot rose and a bowl of ice!
The location of this hotel is excellent for those who are using the TGV and intending to have an overnight stop before travelling on. The hotel is within walking distance (taxis are available at the front of the station), some 500m along rue Mere Teresa. The hotel restaurant is open until 2200 and there is a bar serving drinks until 2300. If you are wanting a base to explore Avignon then this hotel is probably not for you although there is a bus to the centre of Avignon every 20 minutes or so. The second floor room was adequate!y spacious for two adults, had WiFi connection and tea / coffee making facilities. The bathroom was clean, soap dispensers full and sufficient number of towels were supplied. Breakfast is self-service in a large pleasant room which has an adjoining conference room. Visitors using this room have to pass through the room where breakfast is served. There was plenty of choice - fresh fruit ( apples, oranges), a fruit salad made from various tinned fruits and some fresh fruits, yoghurts (natural and flavoured), ham, cheese, scrambled eggs (just warm ), bacon (a bit warmer), a variety of bread, some for toasting, croissants, sweet cakes, baguettes, fruit juices, tea and coffee ( very good) from a machine. The food was adequate without being exceptional. We found the hotel quiet and adequately heated. Staff were helpful. English is spoken by most of the staff on reception. Registration was very swiftly accomplished. If you are arriving late at night this would be a very good hotel in which to stay.
The room was nice and had all of the facilities. Some staff were helpful, however one member of staff had pronted a bus timetable off for us to visit Aix-en-Provence and after being there the full day then waiting on the bus home- it did not show up. We then realised she had printed off a timetable from 2012!! Causing us to have to wait 3 hours in the heat on the next bus. The hotel is not in the town centre of avignon it is further away which can be an inconvenience when going in and out the centre, however there is a bus right outside the hotel that takes you to the city and right back to the hotel again even at later times in the night. Overall a nice hotel but next time would stay nearer to the city centre.
This hotel is coveniently located close to the TGV station and has good conection (20 min by bus) with Avignon center. It is clean and comfortable, the area is quiet and there is free parking. Wi-fi is fast and the staff helpful. The bathroom is small and there is no fridge in the room. Breakfast was not included, although the room was pretty expensive.
Room for a 1 night too pricey (170€). Far from a town, near TGV Gare. Bath room: soap dispenser dirty and handle of a shower. Also found a previous customers hair accessory from a writing room's chair. Room's WIFI wasn't on the list. Bed felt like springs were broken after a use of someone heavier. Location good for a TGV passenger.
A good sized room, clean, well serviced. Wi-Fi is free and worked well. Evening meals are limited in choice. Breakfast is very expensive for a mediocre meal. Items are frequently missing from the limited buffet. 25% of the clean plates are dirty! We were refused replacement tea bags in the room on the third day - that was only as a welcome on the first day. How petty!
Made our way along the Motorway by coach & into Avignon old town with its beautiful ancient walls, stunning iconic bridge and great buildings/squares full of reasonably priced restaurants. Short train journey out to the TGV station and approx. 10 minutes walk to Hotel Kyriad. Pleasant enough twin room on the 3rd floor with good effective/cold air conditioning….However beware the door configuration into the bathroom – trapped my fingers more than once, the wifi which has only intermittently worked throughout the stay, the “Happy Hour” with its small print on the Desperados (€13 for 2 bottles!) and the lack of coverage on the big screen in reception of some of the football matches – there’s nothing else locally either having walked around the various other dodgy hotels and retail estate nearby! The last bus & train appears to run out to the locale at approx. 8pm – fortunately the taxi wasn’t too dear at just under €15. If you don’t have an early start from the TGV suggest you try & stay more centrally!
The Kyriad is easy to find, left turn after exiting the TGV and about half a mile down the road. I was concerned because although my Spanish is reasonable, my French is schoolgirl (and I am over 65 !). There was no need to worry. The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating, the majority speaking English. The room was typical of a budget hotel (think Travel Inn) which we expected. The linen and towels were snowy white and good quality, the beds very comfortable, bathroom nice and clean in the areas which mattered. Our only downside really was the cost of the restaurant food - but it is the same wherever in France, and the food was well cooked and nicely presented. We took our own Mugs for morning tea, having read other reviews, as those provided were cardboard "takeaway" type cups. We would definitely stay again should we be in this area.
This is a budget hotel generally popular with business people. It is within walking distance from the Avignon TGV station. When we checked in late at night we were allocated that hadn't been serviced. We returned to the front desk and were quickly allocated another room, this time cleaned and ready. The room was a reasonable size both in the bedroom and the bathroom. Typical of European hotels, the beds have no top sheets, just a duvet. I trust that the duvet covers are washed after each guest. Breakfast is available in the hotel restaurant, but a little pricey for a continental buffet. The wifi service was free but didn't connect to the internet, so not much use.
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. First room stank of cigarette smoke even though it was a non smoking floor also blood stained mattress. Got moved to another room not a problem but extremely noisy, overlooked the round about out the front. Smoke detector was covered in plastic, which wasn't a good look. Didn't look at the mattress, too scared it would be similar to the first one. Not near anything, good for business conferences but that's about it. Could not recommend this hotel.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 282 reviews