Aquabella Hotel

2, rue des Etuves, Aix-en-Provence, Provence, 13100, France | 3 star hotel
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Nice fountains but could take it or leave it.

A travel blog entry by moore_mattj

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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 …

Aix en Provence

A travel blog entry by d.emily.smith

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... around the corner from where we are staying called Church of Saint-Jean De Malte this was built in the 12 Century. Such amazing architecture, I love walking through them thinking back to the book 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett. Today was a stinker! It got up to 30 degrees. Needless to say we have spent most of the afternoon inside. After spending the morning walking around the town by 2pm it is just too hot to be outside. It ...

Travel Day

A travel blog entry by d.emily.smith

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... to eat etc. Of course in a country where we don't speak the language google translator is a god send. Anyway we both got local sims - me for my phone and Mr S for his iPad ... But it isn't all that easy to top up. Oh easy enough to purchase top ups - just walk into a Tabac and ask for credit. But then what? The receipt is in French ... So back to the hotel for wifi so we can translate ... Then you can't do these things on the internet - you have ...

Bonne journee

A travel blog entry by d.emily.smith

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Today started much like yesterday - beautiful blue sky and a perfect 27 degrees. Mr S popped out to get us petit dejeuner (breakfast) - some fruit from across the road and a croissant for himself. I decided to stay away from the coffee today but I think he clocked 4 !! Nice and simple to start the day.

We decided to visit the tourist office before going too far just to make sure we ...

Aix en Provence

A travel blog entry by 5plimmers

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... each day by providing extra information on each trade and discussing with me various reasons for them failing to settle. Anyway, it meant we chatted at length every day and once we'd finished with the business at hand we'd often chat about Paris, life in France or life in NZ. Even after we left London we exchanged the odd email and once we had booked our trip I tracked him down (you simply can't hide with the power of the internet these days) and made contact again. Greg and ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 2, rue des Etuves, Aix-en-Provence, is near Vieil Aix, Cathedrale St. Sauveur, Hotel de Ville, and Musee du Vieil Aix.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Aquabella Hotel Aix-en-Provence

    Pleasantly surprised

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    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.

    Good Spot

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    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

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    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.

    Excellent Hotel

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Nice hotel

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    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.

    Great Group Hotel

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    While researching Provence to write a group tour itinerary we found the Aquabella Hotel. It was November 10th, a Sunday night, getting dark, and we were lucky to get a room. Went out to the parking lot to get luggage and

    TripAdvisor Reviews Aquabella Hotel Aix-en-Provence

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent