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Not much to say here. This was a nice little university town. There were a bunch of shops and a fantastic fountain. Actually there are more fountains in this town than any other in France. The population is also young and very lively as a good chunk of the inhabitants are students. The only really interesting story from here is that the power was …
... dinner. It's bedtime now, as we're getting up bright and early to take a train along the French Riviera to Genoa, Italy. France was so much better than we even expected; we didn't encounter any rude French people (not sure where that stigma came from - everyone was very nice and helpful to us), and we saw so many things that were unbelievably incredible in many ways: historically, emotionally, spiritually, naturally, architecturally, culturally... you name it, we saw it. GREAT first ...
*the pictures of this post at the bottom don't have much to do with the content of the post. They just make me smile. Click on the pictures to make them larger and read the captions!*
Anyways....it stopped raining! Finally!
Then I went to the store....
So apparently the French don't like to bathe. Or wash their hair. Their bottles of shampoo are tiny! I'll have to buy a new one every other week! Don't get ...
... for about 30 minutes and then another 40 on the bus ride. Turns out they were from Boston, the gentleman had just retired and so they were touring around France for 3 months. The woman had lived near Nice as a child for a couple years so it was kind of like coming home. ALSO, they had two children who were adopted from Korea! I don't know about you all, but I don't meet many people with kids who are adopted, so when that was revealed we had so much more to talk about. ...
... des enfants.>>
bon je vous avis averti!!! hahahaha
Mercredi: journee vraiment tranquille, grasse matine, brettage sur le net, diner avec romain dans un autre quartier! haa, ici il mette les frites directement dans le sandwich, ben pourquoi pas!
retour a lappart! hhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiii jai acheté mon billet davion pour laustralie!!!!!!!! je capote ma vie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Australia!! here i come!!! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aquabella Hotel Aix-en-Provence
Stayed in September. I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel. On arrival, noting the lobby I expected it to be ho-hum, but then the rooms were very nice size, and that bathrooms clean and nice showers also !! I actually enjoyed my stay there. I think for the overall price, it was a deal. Good location on the walled border of Aix. I was able to walk 15 minutes to the bus depot to catch my trains, by walking on the main street, rather than the cobble stones of the old town. Nice pool area. The dinners at the restaurant were actually quite nice. Also, they offer a coupon for free wine the first night at dinner, and given it's house wine, it was actually very very good. I would stay here again if I ever went back to Aix...but I doubt I'd go back to Aix, the city itself is overated.
My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Hotel in early October 2004. We loved the location of the Hotel and thought the price was very reasonable. The Staff was largely unhelpful and occassionally neglectful, so be prepared to fend for yourself. The room was quite nice, actually, and large by Euro standards. There is a fantastic spa facility attached to the Hotel, if you enjoy that. Overall, a great place to stay in Aix (which is a great city, by the way) but dont expect to be pampered by the staff.
Enjoyed our stay
My wife and I stayed at Aquabella for three nights starting September 2nd. It was a great location for walking Aix and seeing the sights. The hotel was modern, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast on the terrace. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Decent restaurant on site. Loved the Thermes Sextius Spa connected to the hotel. Highly recommend.
Stayed at this hotel early September 2004 for 6 nights.
There's nothing bad to say about this hotel it was spotless, the staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities are excellent.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning to stay in Aix.
One tip though...if there's a large group of Americans staying get to breakfast before them!! The devastation after they've left!!!!!
Great hotel, horrible city
This was a great hotel in a depressing city. Aquabella was the only hotel that had signs leading to it off of the highway. Good location close to Cours Mirabeau, which is the main strip with cafes. Too bad the cafes serve disgusting food. Aix-en-Provence and french food is highly overrated.
The room and lobby were very modern and clean. Thank god there was actually the opportunity to take a proper shower compared to our Paris and Nice hotels that only offered the "telephone shower". Breakfast was very dissappointing. Front desk staff were not as friendly as our other experiences.
The only nice thing about Aix en Provence
I left a 4 star hotel to come to the Aquabella which is only a 3 star.
I like this hotel , the rooms are of a good size , the food is good and the staff are(uniquely for the South of France ) friendly , polite and helpful.
My only objection to the Aquabella is that it is in that be cursed by God, awful , mean minded, over priced , rude,bad value , disgrace to the myth of French good food , I will never go there again ,pit of hell called Aix en Provence.
Clean hotel. Hard to find but has available parking.Room size and bathroom size are good. Staff was not particularly helpful. Very close to Cathedral and not too far from Cours Mirabeau.