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“A clean and comfortable home base.”
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Hotel Garlande
Ranked #1 of 69 Hotels in Avignon
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New Yorkers in Houston
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53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A clean and comfortable home base.”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

We stayed at Hotel Garlande for 5 nights in Sept., using it as a home base for day trips to Provence and neighboring villages. It was a little difficult to locate by car until we saw the phone near the entrance to the street, which allows you to speak with the hotel and they will lower the barrier for you to drive right up to the entrance. Aside from that, it is in a great location. Olivier was very helpful with luggage, dining suggestions, and tourist info and spoke English when our French failed us. I can't say enough good things about him! We had the room at the top of the spiral staircase, which was huge and clean, and faced the street. There is some street noise from nearby cafes in the evening, and street cleaners in the morning if you leave the windows open. The a/c worked great and was so quiet! Bathroom was also large, modern, and clean. Discounted parking is about a 5 mn. walk away in a multilevel garage, which could be intimidating to those not used to small spaces, but is typical in European cities. We ate breakfast at various cafes around town instead of the hotel, so can't comment on that. If we return to Avignon, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The room we booked could accomodate 4 people and the rate we booked at reflected this. However, since we were only a couple, they lowered the rate upon check out. I really appreciated this because in the US, you book a room and pay that price regardless of the number of people. We have never encountered this in our travels in Europe.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

The Garlande is well-located, within walking distance to the Palais des Papes, the Pont d'Avignon, and several museums. Olivier, the owner and manager, was extremely welcoming, and as we arrived during the low season, upgraded our standard double to a superior room with a bathtub. The room was spacious and comfortable, breakfast was simple but delicious, and while a bit of street noise in the morning woke us up on our third day, even our ground-level room was generally quiet. This was one of the best hotel stays we've had, and we travel quite frequently.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

We loved our 2 night stay at Hotel Garlande while traveling from Paris to Barcelona by train!

Olivier greeted us warmly upon our arrival, after a short walk from the Avignon Train Station. He checked us in quickly and helped us with our bags, to the top of a winding staircase and into a huge room on the top floor. The room and bath were spotlessly clean and were kept that way during our visit. The A/C worked great and the comfortable couch and bed were nice to come home to after long days of sightseeing.

We were able to walk everywhere from the hotel, including the Pope's Palace, The Bridge of Avignon, Avignon Universtity, and many shops and cafes.

Avignon is an absolutely amazing Medieval walled city, and the entire time we were there we felt like we were on a beautiful movie set. The quaint streets and beautiful old buildings were fun to walk around, and the many churches and public squares really made us feel like locals!

We highly recommend Hotel Garlande to everyone, and cannot wait for our return visit!
Many thanks to Olivier and the staff for making our short visit to Avignon one of the highlights of our first trip to Europe!

Room Tip: We booked the "Superior" room on the top floor and were not disappointed! There is no ele...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We spent two great nights at the Hotel Garlande. It is not a fancy place -- it deserves both of its two stars. But the staff and location make up for what it lacks in fancy edges. Our room was very large and comfortable (which a heck of a drop down step into the bathroom). The setting is ideal -- within steps of great restaurants and wonderful sights. The front desk staff provided tremendous assistance and provided a warm and friendly welcome. The streets of Avignon are complicated and confusing -- and the hotel's website provides very little guidance. It is very hard to drive to the hotel to drop off your bag. If you call ahead, the hotel can remove the barriers on the tight and winding roads and allow you to drive in. A nice place to visit a remarkable city.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the top of the winding stairs -- very quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Lyme, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

What a great hotel. As a single woman traveling alone in Europe for the first time, I knew many things could go wrong. When I got off the train in Avignon, and my luggage headed on to Marseilles, I almost panicked -- but Olivier at the Hotel de Garlande saved the day, and with it my trip.

After arriving on the TGV, I went straight to the Hotel, and explained that my luggage was still on the train headed for Marseilles. Olivier told me not to worry, and sent me to a great nearby restaurant while he set to calling. By the time I was back, he had learned that my luggage was safe in at the Marseilles train station and could tell me exactly where to find it. After a short round-trip train ride the next morning, I'd recovered my bag and was settled in the hotel.

And a wonderful hotel it was. The location is wonderful, centrally placed in Avignon, and the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The room was great, the bathroom modern and well-equipped. Even if they hadn't saved my trip, I'd recommend them to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Margate City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Ideally situated near sites and restaurants. This charming hotel offers a large comfortable room and spacious bathroom. The hotel manager was extremely pleasant and helpful with all our inquiries. I recommend this hotel for its charm, location, comfort, and value. Don't be worried by the lack of a lift as the manager is most gracious in providing any help you would need.

Room Tip: We opted for a room upgrade.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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676 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Overall I would recommend this hotel if you want to stay close to the tourist sights and don't want to spend a fortune. The good points were an extremely friendly and pleasant manager, a very spacious room-by French standards, a plentiful breakfast (even if not particularly imaginative) , air conditioning which worked simply, quietly, and well (which is not always the case in Europe). The room was clean and decorated in very strong colours-in the bathroom as well. We had an over the bath shower which was efficient and an empty fridge.
The downside was that the walls were thin so you were aware of other people and although the hotel is on a very narrow street without any cars you can hear noise from outside, but I imagine this is often the case in an old building which has been converted into a hotel. The other point to consider is that the stairs are narrow and steep-perfectly ok if you are of normal fitness, but could be a problem for the elderly as there is no lift .

Room Tip: go for one with air conditioning
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Garlande
Address: 20 rue Galante, 84000, Avignon, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Avignon
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Avignon
#3 Family Hotel in Avignon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avignon
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garlande 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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