Positives: Good location, clean room, strong wifi
Negatives: It was strange that there was no receptionist to greet us and acquaint us with the facilities (we didn't know there was a laundry room until I read other reviews, so I was not able to use it during my stay). We checked in through an automated system, which we weren''t aware we had to do until we got an email from the property 2 or 3 days before our check-in. We didn't know what to expect. When we got to the property, directions on how to get our key were straightforward, so we were able to access our room. The room is clean overall; however, when you walk into the room, you can tell that the smell of smoke has been masked with some sort of deodorizer. And the bed was extremely uncomfortable and squeaky. My husband and I both woke up very sore.
It was also very inconvenient that we could not store our bags with the accommodation after we checked out (at 10am), because there wasn't anyone on site. We had to lug our bags around for 10 hours in rainy Avignon. I also realized that I had left something in the room, but could not get in touch with anyone to retrieve my items. In attempts to retrieve my items, I called the number provided in the email, the number on the front door with instructions on who to call, and I emailed several times to see if anyone would respond as I got a response earlier that very same day for another question I had about our stay. No response. I called back the next day (today), and still no answer (phone + email). I understand that it is Easter weekend, but there should be some sort of emergency number that guests should be able to contact to reach a manager/staff. I spoke with another long-term resident in the building, who has horror stories about the bldg managment and mentioned that she has never been able to get in touch with the staff with issues she has had. Given that Avignon is beautiful and the building is centrally located, the experience could be improved by making sure that guests have access to a person that can provide assistance when needed.
Difficult one this. It's a great location, it's not expensive, it's clean. But all the advantages are negated by having no air-conditioning, which means in July, you wake up sweating, go to bed sweating and the hours in between the room is too hot to spend more than ten minutes in. There is a fan which moves the hot air around and cooking facilities which you can't use as you are too hot to cook and the room's too hot to sit in.
So maybe a good choice at other times of the year but when the temparature hits 30 degrees, it's definitely not somewhere we will book again.
It is in fact (as some other reviewer stated already) a student accomodation. It therefore offers fully furnished apartments incl. free Wi-Fi. My room was clean on arrival with no sign of room service anyway (it's a bit unclear from their description, whether this was to be expected). The bed is - typical for France - rather soft and maybe not suited for two. During summertime sleep may be harder to find than expected (noisy AND warm).
When you are on a budget, but still want to find a place in the city center: Here you go. Otherwise go and look elsewhere.
These are essentially student flats so incredibly noisy. Lots of noise from inside the building when people came home in the early hours and constant banging of a gate outside plus traffic/shop noise etc due to its central location.. Shower was broken - reported it but they already knew it was broken and it wasn't fixed in the 7 days we were there. We rented this so we could get food from the market and eat it but the flat was far too depressing to stay in and eat. One of the other flats in our corridor looked as though it had been broken in to with the door kicked in. The flat was dirty when we arrived, cleaned it twice during the stay and when left and still got charged a £40 cleaning charge.
They are however in a great location, - 5 mins from Pope's Palace. It was advertised as studio but had a separate bedroom so plenty of space. Cheap for Avignon.
In a fantastic location. Our room was comfortable but lacked atmosphere. Although there was sufficient wardrobe space there were no coat hangers. The rooms were hot even in October although there were two fans. Because our window overlooked a roofed in area we had a disappointing outlook and it meant it was not safe to leave the window open at night. The building has a lift but this does not start until the first floor so it can be difficult to get your bags up the staircase. There was no toaster or chopping board in the room although it was self contained. Also it advertises a tv and this is fine if you speak French as there were only French channels. When we arrived we read a note that we were expected to wash the floors, clean the kitchen and bathroom before leaving or we would be charged €40. We don't mind keeping our rooms tidy but we are on holidays and don't expect to be treated as house maids. The floor was sticky underfoot and our feet were filthy within 5 minutes so I had to wash floors as soon as we arrived with a somewhat insufficient mop. There was a coffee machine as advertised but no new filters and the used filter from some previous guest still in the machine. There was only a small amount of toilet paper on the roll and as we arrived on a friday, by the time we realised the office was closed until Monday so we had to waste time finding a supermarket to buy some. Having said this the room was spacious and the bed very comfy. One thing to bare in mind is if you are hiring a car you can pay up to 20€ per day to park. There is a free park outside the city wall which is only a 15 minute walk but it gets full quickly for obvious reasons. We managed to get a space on the two nights we needed getting there about 6pm. Tourist information can advise where to find this.