40, Avenue Victor Hugo, (formerly Mercure Paul Cezanne), Aix-en-Provence, Provence, 13100, France
Great Hotel in Aix
Excellent service from a great, English-speaking staff. Interiors are stylish and look new. Good rates, which included a very good buffet-style breakfast as well as free wireless. We had a great stay at a great price.
Unique Quality: Free wireless internet
Directions: Very near the SNCF (train station) and the center of town.
A MERCURE HOTEL
Ideally located between sea and mountains, Aix seduces by its beauty.
It has 300 SUNNY days per year; it is a neighbour to the bustling city of Marseille and surrounded by international business parks.
The PAUL CéZANNE HOTEL fits perfectly into this setting.....
Let yourself be charmed by this UNIQUE ADDRESS.
In the unique PROVENCE style, like an authentic manor house, each room is decorated differently!
Very colourful and atmospheric place.....
Cheap, simple, no TV, but great location just to the north of the Cathedral. We tried calling in advance several times but they never picked up, so we had to go there when we arrived - we luckily got a room. We were staying at a friend's for a couple of nights before going there. It was wierd staying in a hotel in a place where i'd lived, but it was more central than my old flat. For a double it was about 32€. There was no TV, but we had a shower and WC.
Directions: Go north from Cathedral, croos over peripherique and there it is. It's on the way to the Atelier Cezanne.
More about Hotel Cezanne
The Hotel Cezanne was a great hotel in a great location - within walking distance to much of lovely Aix en Provence. The hotel had an interesting "hip" looking lobby with fruit and nuts always available at small tables for guests to enjoy. We were given an upgrade to a jr. suite upon arrival which was very nice, spotless, and extremely quiet on all sides. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful...each and everyone of the young gentlemen. It is a very good value and I recommend this hotel highly.
Great Boutique Hotel
The Hotel Cezanne is a short walk from the Cors Mirabeau and the old town of AIx. Great location. The room was small (as expected in Europe) but quiet, very clean (new bedding, pillows, etc.), had a free minibar /non-alocholic drinks that were replenished every day, and a room safe. The hotel also had free internet access with three computers in the lobby. The hotel staff was able to speak English and was helpful.
The only downside of our stay was we were told breakfast was complimentary and we therefore took advantage of the "free" breakfast. When we checked out, we were charged 12 euro ($15) per person for each day. This was disappointing since we definitely would not have eaten breakfast at the hotel had we known.
So overall nice hotel, just be careful about breakfast. Also, if you want a base to explore Provence from (which we did), you would be better off staying near Avignon since most of the renowned towns are by Avignon ... a 45 minute drive from Aix.
Beautiful hotel but probably over-priced
We stayed here for 2 nights in late August and had a thoroughly great time in this town.
Having stayed in 11 hotels over the past 6 weeks we were getting the hang of working out the highs and lows of each place.
Overall we felt Hotel Cezanne was a nice hotel, it had a nice atmosphere, our room was very nice, large comfortable bed, enough space for two suitcases, a safe, minibar with free water, softdrinks, decent sized bathroom with a shower over bath and also a second stand in shower and air conditioning. Our room seemed clean, fairly new and overall pretty impressive.
The staff were also very helpful and gave us maps, restaurant recommendations, etc.
My only concern was probably the price.
Whilst most things about this hotel were to standard, they were not above standard so it was difficult at the end of the day to pay what we did when we have stayed at similar looking places, in busier cities for not as much money.
One of the main concerns was breakfast, I was fairly sure it wasn't included in the price of the room from previous investigations but when you check in they tell you breakfast is between certain times, now they don't say whether or not it is included in your room charge so you then think maybe it is and before you know it, you are paying 13Euro per person for breakfast. That's 26Euro extra for the room compared to other hotels were breakfast is part of the room rate which is already lower than this.
Probably the main concern I had with this additional charge was that it didn't matter if you had eggs and bacon or a piece of toast, the price was the same. Another concern with breakfast was that on our two days we had breakfast later one day and earlier the next and both days items had not been re-stocked, they were out of eggs, no toast left on one day, etc. so you felt a bit ripped off.
Look around, there has to be something of this standard for a better price.
Even better the second time!
We arrived in Aix 4 hours before our ride was to pick us up fo a week of trail riding in Provence. Since there are no longer lockers in the train station, we decided to walk to extra block to the Cezanne. We explained that we had reservations for the folowing week, but would like to store our luggage for a few hours. The desk clerk was most gracious, stored our bags & suggested places to go for lunch. I offerdc to show him our reservation confermation, bu he said it was not necessary. Made us delicious Kir's, too!
When we returned the next week, our room was not yet made. The clerk told us we had a room with full bed. We told him we had asked our travel agent to book twin beds. He said "Oh- then I have a special room for you!". It was spectacular! 2 canopy beds, 2 easy chairs, FABULOUS bath with delightful Provence tiles, 2 sinks, bidet, tub and shower, overlooking a quiet court yard! The staff pampered us beyond belief! We felt like such princesses! We'd stayed here 18 months ago & loved it, but this visit was even better than the 1st! One block from train and 3 blocks from downtown- could not be better location.
Thank you Tripadvisor reviewers !
Just back from travelling through France using reviews from this site to choose a route - worked out really well. This is a really nice little hotel. The room was well decorated with a sofa, TV, large comfy bed and aircon that worked. The staff were welcoming (rare !), the minibar contains free soft drinks (only 4 cans when we arrived, but they delivered more when prodded gently). Breakfast is Eu13 but was a pleasant buffet of meats, cheese, breads, eggs and so on. The street outside could I guess be noisy but we got an inside room and got a great nights sleep. Other reviews also good so I guess noise not a problem for anyone. Location is superb - 3 mins walk from the start of the old town and loads of nice sights and places to eat and drink. Also, free internet PCs (3 of them) for you to use ! All in all, a lovely night - well worth a visit.
Excellent location & value, new owners!
Prime location, good sized rooms and bathrooms, much nicer than we expected just based on "rating", the new administration should be close to another star. Very helpful staff. Would recommend and stay here again. A little tricky when arriving by car to drop off, and public parking a few blocks away so plan aheadn on arrival.
We enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The rooms are lovely, the beds very comfortable though the shower was rather poor. It is well situated and close to the train station. (However, please be aware that the Aix TGV train station, for fast trains, is a 10 minute bus ride from 'ordinary' station.)
Aix at Christmas
I have three basic questions. My daughter and I are planning a trip to Aix 12/22 - 12/30/06. Better to fly into Nice or Marseilles (Nice seems less expensive). Hotell suggestions (Hotel Cezanne and Aquebelle seem most promising so far). Dinner options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
RE: Aix at Christmas
It's better to fly into Marseille. If you fly into Nice you will have to take the bus or the train which will add to the cost of your trip in both time and money. You can take a shuttle bus to Aix from the airport. Please check forums for Aix-en-Provence to see my reply to someone else who was asking about transportation from the airport. Also if you do a destination search of Aix, you will find a whole list of hotels that have been reviewed or recommended by other VTers. If you look to the right of that page you will see the top five reviewers listed and you can check out their pages. I loved Aix and I hope you will too. It may be a bit quiet during Christmas break as it is a university town and all the students will have gone home. When school is in session it is very lively.
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Address: 40, Avenue Victor Hugo, (formerly Mercure Paul Cezanne), Aix-en-Provence, Provence, 13100, France